Friday, July 30, 2004

Last lap

All right, ladies and gentlemen! We move into the final lap where we have the painters leading the pack, followed by the carpenters and the mason.

The painters want to work alone. The mason doesn't want anyone else in the house when he carefully completes his work, which involves arranging three bricks in the backyard. The carpenters don't give a damn about anyone else and keep doing exactly what they please. The supervisor, a distant relative of Scarlett, assures everyone that tomorrow is another day. The neighbours give dire warnings about various problems - water seepage in the walls, drainage issues, erratic power, inadequate security and Mexican grass being replaced by Bangalorean.

No matter. We will move in by Saturday. Sunday. Monday at the latest?

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Good news and bad news

The good news is that I tucked away my Form 16 in a safe place. The bad news is that I can't find it now.

The good news is that we decided not to use the parrot green shade for the house. The bad news is that we are not really sure how the house would look in magnolia.

The good news is that the library is looking good. The bad news is that putting up my mainly second-hand, tattered collection of books is likely to make it look like a library that lends.

The good news is that we are moving house by the 30th. The bad news is that the house is not fully ready yet.

Oh, well.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Prem P's latest

I've always liked Prem Panicker's writing. Check out this review of a documentary on Manoj Night Shyamalan. , this is right up your alley.

Friday, July 16, 2004

From the review on

How about this way? I love that you get cold when it's seventy-one degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're lookin' at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely. And it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

Tuesday, July 6, 2004


I'm looking for a blogging tool - preferably freeware - that can be used within an enterprise. This is to be used mainly for knowledge management, sharing of information, email updates, etc. Should have a good search function and security features.

I'm not sure I can setup LJ to do this. Does anyone know of other tools that are available? Movable Type? WordPress? Any pointers on how to set it up easily?

Thursday, July 1, 2004

Wearing my Suresh Gopi hat

Listen, you effing bastard. If you come over here one more time and peer over my shoulder to see what I'm doing, I swear I'll cut your goonies off and feed them to the barnacles. Just remember that!