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December 31 2012

2012 in a nutshell

This year has been relaxed (lack of a better word) to say the least. Did nothing much besides work. For once in many years I did not work or passionately work on any personal project. The list of personal projects is still there but have not been able to find the right structure to get it done. And for once I really enjoyed being lazy at home. Hopefully I have had enough rest and get something going in 2013 as far as personal projects are concerned.

There is the next version of pics.fefoo, fefoo.com and the windows based twitter client which has been languishing in the dark for the last 3 years now. Not sure if it will ever be used by anyone else but me. I like using it but still need to get the kinks out and reduce the number of features and make a public version that someone else besides me can use and test.

Here is hoping I release something in 2013 and also streamline my webhosting accounts.
Tags: personal

March 12 2011

New theme for the blog

The previous theme was supposed to be there for a few months but it ended up being there for years. In this new theme I got rid of all the junk that had ended up in the sidebars. There are no advertisements as those were just distractions and since its a personal blog there was no real need to put them in. Also removed the twitter, soup and the other blog feeds. They were adding too much distractions to the content. Have got rid of search, rss feeds and a dozen other distractions that were coming the way of the content.

This new theme is supposed to be a little better as it puts focus on the content. And hopefully with twitter going towards the dark side I end up blogging again. There are so many topics that are in the drafts mode. Whenever I get sometime to polish them a little I will do that. Overtime this blog has turned from being about technology to being about me. All the unpublished posts are about technology so lets see when they finally go public.

Had planned to work a bit this weekend and so far with a new theme last night I think am still on track. Still there are elements on this blog that can be removed or edited but for now it seems fine. Hopefully this weekend will be a little more fruitful than the last few weekends and months.

Not sure if anyone still reads the blog. But if you do, don't forget to leave a comment about the new theme.

Tags: personal tech

February 22 2011

Birthday blues and the year gone by..

Another year just went by and I never even realized it. This year was exciting and quite a bit happened. Moved to a new company and city. With each passing year I did have my share of birthday blues but this time I feel a lot more calmer. The title is there just to make it sound a little melodramatic and also keeping with the tradition of the birthday blogpost titles. In that sense this year I feel a lot more stable. I know where I am heading, though not sure when I will get there, but there is a plan.

This year saw a lot of ups and downs in terms of where I was heading. Finally moved to Bangalore which is the last thing I would have ever imagined. So far not really regretting the decision. In terms of blogging and tweeting did nothing amazing. None of my blogpost were on reddit, digg or slashdot (Since I did not write anything). I made nothing amazing in terms of s/w or released anything that would be noteworthy.

Actually there was one thing that I did release pics.fefoo.com. It was a weekend project and like one of my previous project comics.vivekjishtu.com was just something that I wanted. Nothing big or amazing. But just something that I was missing from reddit. It was not really a hit but neither was it a complete flop. I still use it and find it useful.

In terms of what all I missed in terms of deadlines. The next version of fefoo.com has been hanging on for a while now. So are the videos that will go with the release. All the other projects have also been delayed lately. It had a bit to do with my health and a lot to do with me being lazy.

There are a whole lot of things that I want to do this year. From making new theme for the blog and my websites to releasing the half finished projects. Lets see how far I get on those.

Tags: personal bday

March 03 2010

New beginnings

Over the last 3 years I've very rarely written about my work but I guess since its all behind me now I can talk about it. For the last 3 and half years I was working with Opera Software and in the coming days I will be leaving the job.

I have met some amazing people at Opera and have had a great time working with the people there. The people who worked in the India office have been really friendly and I have had a great time working with you guys.

Am still not sure what I will be doing next. I want to take a few months off and try to finish of my personal projects. I also want to learn something new and probably prepare for a new beginning.

I was going to write a post on my birthday but there was so much going on that I got little time to write anything. Over the last one year so many things have changed. Even though I loved working at Opera over the last few months I felt that my work had stagnated and I had reached a point where I had to move on.

Hopefully if I take the next few months off I will get more time to write posts. This time around I will be writing about all the new things that I come across and hopefully bring back this blog alive :P (Seems more like a dream but lets see....)

Tags: personal

February 22 2010

Been a while since I wrote something

Its been 3 months since I wrote anything here. A lot has happened since then and hopefully continuing with the birthday tradition will be posting something tonight or maybe tomorrow. Also want to write about a few technology posts that have been going on in my mind and been in the drafts mode for a really long time now.

The birthday post normally set my goals for the year and somehow they also seem to work and get me to my goals. More when I write that post.

Tags: personal bday
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