Another AMD PC

Yes! I've done it again. On my last India trip I took all the components except for the case of my kitchen computer to India. The home PC we had in my parent's place was getting quite old (a Celeron 433) so I just refreshed the hardware.

New Job!

I completed my MBA from OGI last year. After that I was thinking of doing something different (careerwise), so I started looking around for opportunities... I didn't have to look beyond my current company as its a huge multi-national company with several divisions and many kinds of businesses. Finally I decide to take this job where I'll be working as a Technical Marketing Engineer for a communication infrastructure product line.

Tired of compiling

I am getting tired of compiling and recompiling lots of packages over and over to keep my system up-to-date.

Gentoo for server

I have used various Linuxes for my home server. This home server hosts my bapat.net web site, my @bapat.net mail server and our intranet (yes! I have 5 computers at home, 6 if you count the office laptop) file server. I have almost always stuck with RedHat (and now a days Fedora) with the exception of a brief stints with Mandrake in the beginning and Debian some 1.5 years ago. The problem with Mandrake is that it is too desktop oriented and too much on cutting edge for my taste. It does not have stability that is required by a server (even if it is for casual personal use). The problem with Debian is the exact opposite. They are too slow to update to the latest technology. Debian's 'stable' releases are at least 12 to 18 months behind the rest of the distos in terms of technology. Though I don't want to be on the bleeding edge, I don't want to be left out. That's why I'm thinking of moving my home server to Gentoo Linux.

New PC (Athlon XP)

I assembled a new PC last weekend.

Surprise! Surprise!! It's doesn't have Intel processor. I chose AMD Athlon XP 2600+. Because I didn't want to spend a bundle on a Pentium 4.

Gmail

I recently heard about Gmail. A new email service from google.com. But since the news was out on April 1st I was a little skeptical in the beginning. But it looks like the rumours are true. There indeed is a gmail in beta at the gmail.com.

XnView

I found a very cool application for viewing images. It's name is XnView viewer & CLOE raytracing. Try it out!

New Toy (iPAQ)

I bought a new PDA this week. This my first ever PDA. It is HP iPAQ 2215.

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