Praveen's Blog

An Eternal Quest for Incremental Improvement

One of the major headaches that I had after moving to the US was due to the way my name was handled in various places. I am from Tamil Nadu in India. In Tamil Nadu, we don't have an official concept of last name. Instead, we have a concept ...


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The July visa bulletin is obsoleted by an unprecedented update in the middle of the month. USCIS has `announced `__ that all the employment visa applications won't be received till October 2007. Some claim that backlog clearance effort has used up almost 60,000 visas unexpectedly. The application ...

This is my second international trip. Everything remained the same as the first trip. A Saturday early morning British Airways flight to San Francisco departing from Bangalore (international?) airport. But this time, the trip was not as smooth as the last one. Three of us (me, Manoj and Partha) were ...


I have got the B1 visa for visiting US yesterday. This is my first international visa on the passport. I am very happy about it. I think that mostly it would be a 10 year, multiple entry visa. Have to wait and see. If all goes well, I should leave ...


One month back, I have bought a Linksys WRT54GP2-NA (Wireless-G Broadband Router with 2 Phone Ports) from VeriLAN store. I have decided to buy this from US because, there was no equivalent model available for India. The product itself costs just $159 and the shipping charge was $32 which made ...


Atlast the European Parliment rejected a law for patents on software with a huge majority of 648 - 14! (18 didn't turn up for voting or didn't vote; absentees here too?!) A wonderful victory for all the people who where fighting against the software patents. The very first news ...


Eric Raymonds' view that we don't need GPL anymore kindled a flame war again in ILUGC. I hope not only in ILUGC!

What the heck does it mean? I don't go with Eric Raymond!


Tamil Nadu government executes a plan by which water from Veeraanam lake is supplied as drinking water to Chennai through gaint pipeline. It is serving a a great relief for the water scarcity problem in Chennai. But, farmers from Veeraanam are going to protest today against supplying water to Chennai ...


If you are in India, no matter where you are, you can see some works going on in your area (like laying roads, etc.) at rocket speed. I really wonder what an intelluctual idiots these politicians are! Do they believe that only because they lay road in my area, I ...


In-spite of the fact that Water Supply Board quenching the thirst of people, it also threaten the life of people who are passing by with two wheelers. Today, my friend Vijay Prasad got skit from his two wheeler near the Fore Shore Estate tank of WSB. The lorries that carry ...