Happy Moments

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A couple of months back Joe Steeve asked me to upgrade the GLUG-Madurai website from an older Drupal version (4.6.x) to something new. I tried for a couple of days when he told, and thought it will consume more time due to some incompatibilities I found with the modules like 'frontpage' used in that website, hence I stopped there. Last week when the FStival work started in full swing we wanted to make the announcements for the event and thought that the website is too outdated, which ultimately pushed me to do this work. Hence I started upgrading the site from Drupal 4.6.x to the latest 6.3 version. I took the following path in order to make the upgradation smooth (Those are drupal versions):

PCO call with Pooja

25 Jan 2008
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Joined CollabNet!

24 Jul 2007
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I joined CollabNet Software Pvt Ltd at Chennai on 2nd of July 2007, which is again FOSS based company. It is cool place to work with! I ve joined the Subversion development team in collab.net and started exploring subversion in greater detail. This time I ve got an IBM Thinkpad R60 to work with and I run my favorite OS distribution Debian 4.0 Etch in this laptop.

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I got a call from Shalinie mam from Thiagarajar College of Engineering on June 6th, 2007 in which she intimated me about "The Best Innovative Project award for the year 2007" which was given to TCENet (which was my final year project in college) by PCQuest a leading IT magazine. I just floated in air for sometime as soon as I heard it. Some four months back mam was telling me that TCENet was nominated for PCQuest's Best IT implementation award for the year 2007 along with some 250 great industry standard projects.

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After a long time I saw a very good movie "Mozhi". I am not good at writing movie reviews, but I felt I should write about this movie since it has created a wave deep inside my heart. I have come across a lot of characters in my life, this movie made me to look back and take a review of these characters.

Long back when I was doing my seventh standard, myself along with three of my school mates did a project called "Care For the Uncared". I don't even have traces of the project report or the findings with me, but those memories still remain pleasant in my heart. We used to go to a lot of orphanges, spastic schools, old age homes, schools for the disabled, etc and even went to the roads interviewing the difficulties of the poor people. I did not know what is the cause for all these things but, I think at a later part of my life these experiences which I had with such people are going to help me. These things flashed my mind when I was watching that movie. Myself and Arun Ponniah (my room-mate and senior) watched this movie together. When they introduced Jothika, Arun was telling that she may be deaf and dumb, suddenly I remembered that the description deaf and dumb was inappropriate. When we were collecting information about such kind of people in one of the schools for disabled in a village near Trichy way back in 1996, we happen to meet the headmaster or the principal of that school. We had a chat with her regarding the difficulties these students face and things like that, during our conversation, we used "deaf and dumb" to describe these students. The headmaster of that school corrected us by saying not to call them "dumb", because usually a dumb person is the one who is foolish or stupid, but she told us these students are not fools, they have a sound knowledge and they have some disabilities. She asked us to call a person who has difficulty in speaking as "mute" and not as "dumb". So the correct term is "Deaf and Mute". These things rolled at the back of my mind when I saw the movie.

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This is one of the happiest moments of my life. It was a long time dream of mine which came true today. I ve become the offcial Debian package maintainer for gnome-subtitles . Gnome Subtitles is a subtitle editor for the GNOME Desktop. It supports the most common text-based subtitle formats and allows for subtitle editing, conversion and synchronization. Gnome subtitles is developed by Pedro Castro.