Personal rants

Joined Nokia

04 Nov 2010
Posted by stylesen

I joined Nokia, Bangalore on 27th of October 2010, where my work will once again be based on FOSS based things. I ve joined Nokia as a Developer OS & MW in the Research and development organization, to primarily work on the Meego project. I got an N900 on the first day of my joining and it really rocks with the Debian based Maemo stack installed in it!

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Tamil blog home pageI ve started writing tamil (my native language) blog posts few months back. Of late the tamil posts I write has increased in, I thought of segregating things and thus came the idea of having a separate tamil blog. My new tamil blog is available in You can see a screenshot of my tamil blog in the left, which is exactly similar in design and layout to but the content language is different.

In future you can read all my tamil blogs and articles in, I ve already moved my tamil poem collection to the new place. There is a link under "what's in this site" section of to reach my tamil blog.

Hope all of you will like my tamil blog :) Updates on new tamil blog posts will still be available via my twitter account "@stylesen".

Posted by stylesen

பொங்கல் அன்று ஒளிபரப்பான பட்டி மன்றத்தில் "காதலியா, நண்பனா" என்ற தலைப்பில் "நண்பன்" என்ற அணியில் பேசிய திருமதி. பாரதி பாஸ்கரின் பேச்சு என்னை மிகவும் கவர்ந்தது. குறிப்பாக,

"நன்பனின் பெற்றோரையும், தன் பெற்றோராக கருதி, அம்மா, அப்பா என்று அழைக்க செய்வது நட்பு,

ஆனால், காதலியின் தகப்பனை கூட எதிரியாய் பார்க்க செய்வது காதல்"

என்று கூறிய பாரதி பாஸ்கரின் சிந்தனை அருமை! ரசித்து, கைதட்டி மகிழ்ந்தேன்!

பி. குறிப்பு: தமிழில் தலைப்பிட்டாலும் "Drupal"ன் "pathauto" சரியாக லிங்குகளை தமிழில் உருவாக்குகிறது. இனி என் தமிழ் பதிவுகளுக்கு, தமிழ் தலைப்புகள்!

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Last Thursday (31-dec-2009), I went to Chennai Book Fair 2010 along with Kamesh We went in the evening around 5:00pm. When I started, I didn't want to take my car since I thought there wont be any space for parking in such a big Book Fair which hosts 600 stalls. But my thought was wrong, the venue was lot bigger to accomodate the crowd. This is the second time I am visiting such a book fair, after the one in 2006 at Bangalore.

Happy new year 2010

04 Jan 2010
Posted by stylesen

I ve started this new year 2010 with lots of energy, thats what my friends have described so far. I have a lot of plans queued to accomplish this new year. Those may be due to the side effects of the books I ve read in the past few days.

I started the new year in office with a new operating system Debian squeeze in my laptop, Cleared all my email queue in multiple accounts. I admire my desktop (in my laptop) with its new wallpaper, thanks to cmpilato

What next? Working...

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I was thinking about changing the looks of for a long time (nearly 2 years), but today was the auspicious day I was able to accomplish the mission! Yes at last I ve done it and I hope you are already looking at it ;) Back in 2004 I started blogging with, then switched to In september 2006, I rolled out when I had my first self hosting website. I chose drupal to host this site, which today I feel is a wise decision made by me!

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Time line of HDD space I ve used: * Back in college when I got my first computer which is a HCL easy bee, it had 40 GB of HDD space. * When I joined my first job I got an official laptop with 60 GB of space. * I bought a 120 GB of external HDD when I left my first job. * Then I got my personal laptop which is a HP dv2601, it has 160 GB of HDD space. * In my current job (second) I have an official laptop with 30 GB of HDD space. * Current desktop in home has 1.25 TB of HDD space. Recently I got a new desktop ( which currently has 1.25 TB of space. It has 6 slots for plugging in SATA disks, I ve used only 3 right now with a 250, 500, 500 GB disks. But I cant expand it anymore since the space for mounting HDD in the cabinet is exhausted. Anyway this is more than enough for me.