மாமல்லபுரம்|Mamallapuram – A day in Pallava

That is one fine day after my vacation to office, they informed me that the coming Friday is Team Outing and the destination is some resort in Mamallapuram. I’m with fine with that idea as I’ve chance to roam around the Shore Temple.

On the day of outing, I leave home with  my Old nikon s3000 coolpix landing Mamallapuram by 01 pm. Immediately after lunch , I leave the resort entering the shore temple by means of back door.

The result is wow! I realy enjoyed the site and the pallava’s architecture and their love towards stone art .

  • Gopuram of the shore temple
  • Rear view
  • Side view including both the temples
  • Side view, One more shot
  • Guarding Nandhi's denote they belong to Pallava's
  • Nandhi & Shrines
  • Front view. Covering the smaller front & Bigger in back
  • Front view, Close-up
  • Lord Shiva & Parvathi.
Brahma in Left , Vishnu in Right
  • Lord Shiva & Parvathi.Brahma in Left , Vishnu in Right
  • Dancing Shiva
  • Linga
  • Siva and Paravathi. Linga facing Bay of Bengal
  • Shiva as warrior
  • Great view
  • I like this
  • Awesome
  • Shore temple
  • Shore temple I
  • Shore temple II
  • Full view
  • Full view
  • Full view
  • I can't believe
  • Man made?
  • Hmmmm!
  • Great pallavas
  • I love this art
  • Great!
  • Standing against time
  • Is there any alternate?Never
  • Shore temple rocks
  • View from Rear
  • Another close-up view
  • Beyond words...
  • Rounding the architecture
  • one more
  • Hmmm!
  • Little closer
  • Pond and Linga
  • Shore temple's pond
  • Did you love this?
  • Another ...
  • Sun is watching
  • Stories narrating their love
  • I love this
  • Birds too
  • Roaming here and there
  • Stands with Sun
  • Lovely shot
  • Hmmmm!
  • Twin towers! Loving couples!
  • Fighting ?
  • Relax
  • View it again!
  • Am I failed?
  • School kids
  • Bright sun
  • It's time to leave.
  • Hmmmm!
  • From the Gate
  • Zoooming
  • This is what everyone loves
  • Classic?
  • Raw and pure
  • I'm leaving,.
  • These lions are waiting for their prey
  • Oddman out?
  • Good eve
  • Feeling lonely?
  • Bye
  • One of my best?

Reading wiki on the site describes as

“The Shore Temple (built in 700-728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. It was built on a promontory sticking out into the Bay of Bengal at Mahabalipuram, a village south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The village was a busy port during the 7th and 8th century reign of the Pallava dynasty during the reign of Narasimhavarman II.”

I don’t know how much pain that Narasimhavarman II faced during his time of building this great structure, and he really won the race against time. These sand stone structure stands against time and salty sea wind and Tsunami for nearly 1300 years. I can’t believe this. Really great.

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Yay! I’ve now activated Flickr Holiday Gift

I always loves Flickr for their unbeatable photo sharing service even though frusted with their limits[see full limits here] such as 300MB upload per month and 200 Photos in photostream. But I failed to notice such limits when I moved from Yahoo! Photos in 2007 and I’m really sad to see these limits in 2011 when my [g]old photos gets locked within Flickr. I thought to pay for Pro that time and I’m not sure why I wait for this looooong time.

As I predict, here is my offer from Yahoo!’s Flickr. Today when I just look into Flickr they prompt me for the Holiday Gift. Wow! Immediately I activated my Pro account.

Flickr Pro Activated

Flickr Pro

And the bonus is the Pro offer is for 3 Months. Great news from Flickr for people like me.

Now I’m able to see all my 609 Items instead of 200 items. I can download in full resolution , I can backup all my old photos.

Here’s what Flickr greets at me :

Yay!

You have now activated your Flickr Holiday Gift.

Here’s what you get for the next 3 months:

  • Unlimited* uploads (up to 50MB per photo)
  • Unlimited viewing of your entire photo library
  • Post photos in up to 60 groups
  • Download your original, high-resolution photos – whenever you need them
  • Upload and play unlimited HD videos

 

Immediately I tweet on the same as:

love you @flickr. thanks @yahoo! for bringing me a perfect #holiday gift . rush! get your free pro account on #flickr.

Rush out quick. Get your Pro soon

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Test cases leaked from IRCTC Quality Control Lab

It’s one another testing morning and my brother ask me to book tatkal ticket for him from Madurai (MDU) to Chennai (MS) in www.irctc.co.in , a site designed to test online user’s patience.

Before I try to attempt, I ask him to book a ticket with a private Bus travel and ensured he got a one.Yes! I know this is as our first pre-step to book ticket at IRCTC. Because the site never allows you to book ticket in Tatkal mood/mode.

Okay! The time is approaching. my clock ticks 09:45 Am

Now I’m ready for the war.Here’s my preparation:

Two laptops: Dell inspiron powered by Intel i7 and Lenovo powered by Intel i3

Net Connection : BSNL Broadband 512 KBps Wired+Wireless WiFi mode

Operating System(s): Windows 7 genuine  and Linux distro of Ubuntu 12.08

Browser(s): Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera

User profile(s): One per / browser. [In my case 2 profile * 2 machine=4 profiles]

By time 09:55 Am all the four profiles are logged in.

By 10:30 Am ,I’m busy with other important work.Yes ! that is guessing and reverse engineering the test cases of IRCTC site’s Quality Assurance control lab by studying the performance and behavioral of the site’s nature at time of booking tatkal ticket.

And at final, here’s the result. Please verify and enjoy the test cases. Here’s my twitter’s status: http://twitter.com/kesavan2000in/status/279887933794840576

#frustrated again with #IRCTC today. @IRCTC_Ltd Here’s IRCTC’s test cases leaked @IRCTC_sucks keep high confidential http://t.co/aGSekywl reply ·retweet · favorite

 

Also I start’s to follow @IRCTC_sucks twitter, where you can find similar cases and your’s will be not so bad.

IRCTC-Test-Cases

IRCTC Test Cases from Quality Lab

No luck at all. Really frustrated with this IRCTC. Blame it. Unable to book with all my experience! Hmmmm… Server Unavailable or Session timeout . These’re only two messages I received on my page navigation through all my browsers.Hate you, IRCTC.

I spend nearly 5 hours preparing this above test suite stuff. Guess, how much I frustrated by IRCTC to make and blog this? IRCTC, please listen.

And at final, I decide to donate/contribute in terms of time/money for IRCTC , if they gonna re-engineer them self.

It’s too late to act, IRCTC. Atleast now…

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GoodBye Godaddy

And It’s time to say Goodbye to GoDaddy. Yes.

I nearly hosted my 20+ domains on GoDaddy Deluxe Linux Host Server Pack continuously about 3+ years and now I realize the limits and boundaries of GoDaddy. And I look into various host service provider and again that idiot @poomalairaj referred the webfaction provider.

I have a quick glance at the features offered.Wondered with what they provided for the cost they charge.

Here is my quick comparison.

Service GoDaddy WebFaction
Cost/Billing $8.89/month $8.50/month
Websites
Number of hosted websites Unlimited Unlimited
SSL (https) support No Yes
Full control of DNS No Yes
Email addresses 1/domain Unlimited
500/parent domain
SMTP, POP and IMAP secure access No IMAP Yes
Webmail secure access Yes Yes
Number of DB 25 Unlimited
MySQL support Yes Yes
PostgreSQL support No Yes
Full shell access with SSH and SFTP Yes
Ability to run long-running processes such as Rails, Django, etc Yes
FTP Users 25 Unlimited
SSH User 1 Unlimited
GIT Yes
SubVersion Yes
PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl or Java with MySql, Postgresql or sqlite Yes
Ability to compile and install any software you need in your HOME directory Yes
Space 150GB 100GB
Bandwidth (per month) 600GB
Application memory** Shared 256MB

And now I’m happy with their service for the cost they afford. Within one hour , they start their service for me.And it takes nearly one week for me to complete the transition.

There’s affiliate program too. You can introduce new customers for them and get benefited added to you.

Try now.

Webfaction

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I bet you never blame me for this.

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Keralaத்தில் Kesavan

Okay! And it’s time to celebrate Preethi’s wedding and One more reason to visit my favourite Keralam. This time I vow to not miss any item particularly not wish add to the LG L3 E400 to missed mobile list. I plan to go Coimbatore first , spend a day, then to via Palaghat reach the Guruvayoor.

Things starts from the Friday eve , and I need to catch the train which I booked up to Coimbatore.The scheduled departure for the Cheran Express is at 20:10 [08:10Pm] and I need to catch it.

26/10 Friday:

  • 6:00 Pm – Left Office early. Sent mail to ‘big’ boss and ask team to take care of rest
  • 6:30 Pm – Reached home. Have a fresh bath.
  • 6:45 Pm – Packed my dress and everything. Ensured everything I need on travel is packed well
  • 7:00 Pm – Call my sister.Confused on how to reach the local Chrompet station.Auto/Two wheeler ?If two wheeler , I need to park it in front of station, keep the key inside vehicle.No guarantee until my sister find it out.Better an auto rickshaw.
  • 7:05 Pm – Locked the doors.Walk into street.Find the auto.Entered
  • 7:10 Pm – Charged र30 and brought a ticket to Park station
  • 7:45 Pm – In Park Station. Only I’ve few minutes to catch.No plan about dinner.
  • 7:50 Pm – Anandha Bhavan – Ordered 4 Idlies. Idly 4रபா .packing 3रபா.. என்ன செய்ய? குடுப்பா முதல.Time ஆச்சு.
  • 8:00 Pm – Cheran Express – S2 Coach. I’m the first person in the coach.Even no lights and power inside.Not sure this is the train I booked.Verified by reading the train name again.
  • 8:05 Pm – Okay. After noticing at the big screen, I realized the train is scheduled at 10:10pm not 8:10pm. I re-check at my received SMS as well as printed ticket. Seems minor mistake in processing.
  • 8:10 Pm – My LG E400 asks for power supply.It had only 18% of battery level.Plan to charge my mobile, so that It alive till morning.Check for travel charger. Goosh. ** No Charger **. Superb. Three days. No charger. No way other than a new charger for temporary use.
  • 8:20 Pm – In front of `Best` Mobiles. He have a look at charge pin and took my mobile , test it with a new charger and show that light glowing.Says working well. Ask me र70 , but I done it with र50.Left the spot
  • 8:30 Pm – Dinner in station bench.Omg! No chutney.நெந்ததுதான் மிச்சம்
  • 9:00 Pm – People starts to entrain the coach and power is on.
  • 9:30 Pm – Roaming in and around station. Make sure my coach comes with a power supply pin , so that I can charge in the night.
  • 9:40 Pm – Entrained into my coach. S2 72 Upper berth. Charged my mobile. That time only I realized no power supply in to mobile. Battery level is now at 14%
  • 9:45 Pm – Left the coach and charge the phone inside the station with my new charger. Wait for 5 minutes. On charging , I notice the phone’s misbehaviour.When I try to SMS, it dials the person.Leave it.Now to check for battery level.Surprise. OMG! Charge is at dangerously low. 4%. The new charger works in superb way. Instead of charging the battery, it reverse it’s duty. Immediatly I left the spot and find a spot inside station , where the Canara bank’s sponsor’d Charger avail.Again charging there.
  • 9:50 Pm – Check for battery level. நல்லவேளை. It’s really charging. 1% for each minute approximately.
  • 10:00 Pm – Now at 20%
  • 10:05 Pm – 33%. That is okay for me to spend the night.Reach for train.Entrained.
  • 10:15 Pm – Train leaves the station.
  • 10:40 Pm – TTR Verifies the ticket and person in lower berth ask me to change my berth as he travel with his wife . 🙂 எந்த coach ? S1-ஆ ? No problem boss. Enjoy.
  • Some Good night SMS’s

27/10 Saturday :

  • 6:00 Am – In Coimbatore station. Battery level 7% . Charging my mobile with the new charger. No change in battery level.
  • 6:20 Am – Left the station.
  • 6:30 Am – 9:00 Pm – This portion is not covered in this blog
  • 9:00 Pm – Getting down at Coimbatore Gandhipuram Bus Stand.City is full of lights as a part of Diwali shopping mania. Suddenly all lights are gone off. No power. Warm welcome for me.
  • 9:05 Pm – Walk towards the Express bus area. Enquired bus for Guruvayoor. No luck.They suggests me to get bus to Palaghat and from there It’s easier to reach the destination.
  • 9:10 Pm – Entered inside the Palaghat Bus. Run by KSRTC.
  • 9:20 Pm – The conductor charged me र37 and informed it’ll reach Palaghat by 11Pm.
  • 9:30 Pm – On tender exchange, I left the ticket fly free inside the bus in front of the conductor. Me – Sir, the ticket is missed out. Please be on side if Checking Inspector rides me. Okay? He – No problem . Sit down.
  • 10:10 Pm – Welcome to Kerala. I’m welcomed by chilled wind storm in the window side.
  • 11:05 Pm – Palaghat Station. Enquired at the office about bus to Guruvayoor. Hahahaa. Next bus is at 4:15 in the morning. Superb. Any better alternative?
  • 11:10 Pm – Go to Thrissur. From there , you may find quick way.
  • 11:15 Pm – What about Thrissur bus? Wait some minute. We’ve bus by 11:30 AM
  • 28/10 Sunday :
  • 11:40 Am – Bus to Thrissur. Already the cup is filled. But no way for me 🙁
  • 11:45 Am – Standing only for one and half hour. Not a big issue.
  • 11:50 Am – Conductor charged me र47 and said by 1:15AM in morning , it’ll reach the Thrissur.

28/10 Sunday :

  • 12:15 Am – I’m unable to stand no more.I felt my stamina goes out.
  • 12:17 Am – I decide & sit down in the step of the bus with 3 more guy.அந்த வகையில Kerala’s KSRTC buses come built-in door. பயம் இன்றி படியில் பயணம்.
  • 01:00 AM – Approaching Thrissur
  • 01:10 AM – Thrissur Bus stand. Inquired about the Guruvayoor bus timing. Promisingly they replied by 10 minutes there is a bus by 01:20Am, அப்பாடா என்று relief
  • 01:20 Am – Still no bus. Enquired again. To my luck , they said that bus got break down. Next bus is at 02.00 Am.Oh! my god… Again I need to stay at Thrissur Bus stand for more than half-an-hour
  • 02:00 Am – A kerala version of ‘Sundara Travels’ approaching the bus stand and everyone rush towards.I got it.That is the bus , I’m waiting for.
  • 02:05 Am – Standing again.No problem Guruvayoorappaa.. Conductor again charged me र26.Standing … 🙁
  • 03:05 Am – Called Preethi’s dad & intimate I’ll be there in 5 minutes.He ask me to be there and he is on the way to receive
  • 03:10 Am – Guruvayoor Bus Stand. More people even in mid-night.But no one there for me.Calling again dad.
  • 03:15 Am – As I know the address earlier, I just walk into the city searching the West Nada… Again calling preethi’s dad. He said he’s unable to trace me & I said him, I’ll be there in few minutes.
  • 03:30 Am – In the West Nada. குருவாயூரப்பனை தரிசிப்பதைவிடவும் குருவாயூரப்பனை தரிசிக்கவரும் பக்த(ர்)களை தரிசிப்பது மிக அவசியம்.. அதிகாலை தரிசனம்.மனதிற்கு சுகம்.எல்லோரும் பாரம்பரிய உடையினில். பெண்கள் – மலையாளத்து சந்தன நிற சேலை or Traditional skirts. ஆண்கள் – துண்டும் முண்டும்(வேட்டி) அப்டியே மறந்தாக்க road end வரக்கும் போய்ட்டேன்.Enquired again in a Nair tea shop. Backwards again.
  • 03:45 Am – Finally found the Mahal. Preethi’s dad in the reception.Take me to 3rd floor.
  • 03:50 Am – Allocate me the Room#38 . Had a fresh bath.Suddenly power down.Not sure I’m in Kerala or Tamilnadu.Not only for my room ,but to everyone’s.Appada.. Happy..
  • 04:00 Am – Admin people did some works on EB Board and power back.
  • 04:05 Am – Fall in bed.
  • 04:15 Am – Had a dream, some one rings my mobile.. Loudly & more loudly. I’m sure my mobile died due to lack of power.And then how? Realized that is not dream.Some one knocks at the door.Preethi’s dad.This is reservered for Groom, not mine.Read the room label again.I thought earlier it stands for VIP but actually it reads as Groom in Malayalam. Language problem. OMG! Immediately I’m allocated to next room , #37.
  • 04:20 Am – Locked the door.Switch on fan. Power down again. But this time , only my room. Go for recepitcion to find admin people. No one there.bad luck. Tried with all Permutation , combination [remember nPr,nCr in our school math] on the EB Board. Still no luck.
  • 04:35 Am – Called preethi’s dad & informed.He allocate his bed & he share with preethi’s bro
  • 04:40 Am – Fall in Bed again.
  • 08:05 Am – Alarm beeps . Went out for morning round.
  • 08:08 Am – Surprisingly a Tea for र6. Left again to Mahal
  • 08:20 Am – Forgot to bring paste, but brush. Other person shares his own. 🙂
  • 08:30 Am – Preethi in her bridal suite. Had a snap. Wishes.Her brother said breakfast will closed by 09:00Am. OMG! Hurry up.
  • 08:35 Am – Happy to see my room companion’s mobile charger looks alike mine.Lock the room.Replace his mobile with mine.Left for bath.Charging camera battery.
  • 08:45 Am – Morning bath.. New dress.
  • 09:00 Am – In dinning hall with her bro.கடைசி பந்தி.
  • 09:05 Am – Kesari,2 Idly. No vada.Some one enquired about Vada. Service person left for vada.
  • 09:15 Am – போனவன் வரவே இல்ல, வட போச்சு. வட யோட இட்லியும் போச்சு.மத்தியானம் முத பந்தியில உட்காரனும்
  • 09:30 – 10:25 Am – Inside mahal. Check for charging level.Make sure both camera/mobile fully charged.
  • 10:30 Am – Starts to temple.
  • 10:35 Am – Harish joined . See photo below. Hero meeets Heroine.
  • 10:40 Am Standing in Queue front of Temple.
  • 10:45 Am – More rush. Full of sweat.
  • 10:50 Am – Preethi’s aunt starts guarding her jewels.I worried about the young girls MakeUp. மெனக்கெட்டு போட்ட MakeUp எல்லாம் கரைய ஆரம்பிச்சுடுச்சு
  • 11:00 Am – Even more rush.இரும்பு பைப் வேலி starts to bend down.
  • 11:15 Am – Preethi get inside mandapa while Harish unable to pass thorugh.
  • 11:20 Am – Myself & others pushed Harish into mandapa
  • 11:30 Am – Another couple in marriage ceremony
  • 11:35 Am – Harish knots mangalasutra on Preethi’s neck
  • 11:40Am – 01:15 Pm – Relaxation , Photo snaps , Return to Mahal
  • 01:20 Pm – சாப்பாடு ரெடி. யாரோ சொன்னாங்க. Lesson from morning break fast.
  • 01:30 Pm – Kerala special menu.
  • 01:45 Pm – Preethi left with Harish leaving the mahal empty
  • 02:00 Pm – Preethi in her Green saree , with Bridal collection. See photo 🙂
  • 02:30 Pm – Send-off preethi with Harish to Calicut
  • 03:00 Pm – Just noticed. My mobile missed out. My family ‘ll kill this time. I ask a person nearby to give me a call , the phone starts riniging. Inside my bag. OMG!
  • 03:15 Pm – Left the Mahal, thanked everyone.
  • 03:45 Pm – TNSTC Bus leaving bus stand. Enquired conductor about Chennai bus.Get inside.This is the quick route. Get down at Pollachi.You’ve more bus from there.If not, you can come to Thiruppur in the same bus, which is the best route, instead of going by Coimbatore route.He convinced me for a ticket. 🙁 . Charged me र80 as fare.
  • 06:35 Pm – Pollachi bus stand. என்னை இறங்கவே விடல.Full rush.Condutor – ‘தம்பி, விடுங்க.நீங்க பேசாம திருப்பூரே வாங்க’. நான்[மனசுக்குள்ள]: தெரியும். இத தான எதிர்பார்த்த? Again charging me र30 . நல்லாவே இரு.Called my mamaa who is in Thriuppur, whom I thought of help him get a Chennai bus.
  • 08:30 Pm – Inside Thiruppur bus stand.Met mamz.He blamed me as well conductor for this Route.Enquired about the Chennai bus at TNSTC office.Full sir.They said after 10Pm they’ve plan for Special bus.
  • 08:40 Pm – Catch a local bus, get down to spot where we find private travels like KPN. I know my luck well.No single seat. Oops. Maamz ask me better put leave tomo. I fear of my Josh, my big boss.No way.
  • 08:45 Pm – Catch another bus to New bus stand. Still no luck. Maamz blamed me on the way full.He got his bike and back to Old bus stand.
  • 09:30 Pm – Luck knocks me. A special bus to Chennai.Ultra Deluxe.Act immediately.
  • 09:45 Pm – Thanked maamz. Bus left the spot. Last back seat . Number 36. No push back
  • 09:55 Pm – Conductor charge me र340 as fare.
  • 10:10 Pm – Back pain starts. Pain rising as sin wave ..
  • 10:20 Pm – Had a berth .Seatஏ இல்ல.. உனக்கெப்டி Berth? நீங்க கேக்குறது புரியுது.The Hindu helps me. Paperaa fullaa விரிச்சு போட்டா Berth.No pain on my back hence forth.
  • 10:45 Pm – ஆஅஆஆ. Some one starts walk over me.Ohhh! a high way MOTEL . Get up.
  • 10:55 Pm – Ordered dosa.Delivered Parota.No sir, Dosa! Hmmm. Wait…
  • 11:05 Pm – Dosa . Conductor – Bus’ll leave soon. Rushing
  • 11:15 Pm – Back to my ‘berth’

29/10 Monday :

  • 05:50 Am – Perangalatur.No to Tambaram,Chrompet
  • 06:10 Am – Catch other bus to Chrompet. Got seated.
  • ~ 09 Am – Filtered photos.Re touched for web standard.Upload the photos
  • ~ 11 Am – Thought of have this blog
  • 11:15 Am – Starts blogging
  • 11:56 Am – Power down.I realized , I’m in Tamilnadu now
  • 01:30 Pm – Noticed I forgot to log Timesheet for past week.Heeee. .Heeee

30/10 Tuesday :

  • 11:15 Am – Continue with blogging
  • 11:56 Am – Power down.I
  • ~ 04 Pm – Colleagues ask for photo snaps.
  • ~ 9 Pm – Commented almost all the photos

31/10 Wednesday :

  • ~09:30 Am – Rainy. Continue with blog.
  • 11:15 Am – End blogging
  • Mangala plates in marriage Stage
  • Marriage Stage
  • Preethi in her bridal collection
  • DSC03621.png
  • Garlands and malayala tradiational
  • Preethi's mom lighting
  • Dad joining
  • On way to temple
  • Hero is waiting
  • Hero meets Heroine
  • Ena mayamooo?
  • போலாம்.,போலாம்.
  • DSC03643.png
  • பெண்கள் புடை சூழ ...
  • மணமகளே ., மணமகளே ., [I don't know malayala version :(]
  • Just a few meters
  • On the mandapam
  • Just married . 57 seconds ago. Another couple .
  • Next.. Next ...
  • I bet better than a software developer .
  • DSC03658.png
  • Count down starts
  • ====27%
  • ========50%
  • =========================100%
  • Married.
  • மாலையும் கழுத்துமாய்
  • Okay., Done!
  • Offering prayer
  • கன்னிகா தானம்
  • கைய புடிங்க
  • என்ட குருவாயூரப்பா
  • DSC03672.png
  • On the way to temple sanathi
  • ஆண்டவா! இனிமே நீ தான் காப்பதனும்
  • DSC03681.png
  • Wedding Ring?
  • Wed lock :*
  • ஜோடி
  • Count me !
  • DSC03690.png
  • Smile please :)
  • Okay! enough
  • DSC03701.png
  • Dad,Harish ,Preethi,Mom, Bro
  • Just married
  • DSC03707.png
  • Back to mahal
  • Just missed out!
  • Focusing the couples only guys
  • Smiling couples
  • Ohh! Missed out ! My camera is not so speed as my eyes.
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  • Malayalam
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  • DSC03716.png
  • எத்தன தடவ தான் முன்னாடியே photo எடுக்குறது?
  • Mahal
  • Rugmini
  • ஆராத்தி எங்கப்பா?
  • இது சென்ட மேள அல்லா...
  • ஆராத்தி என்னப்பா ஆச்சு?
  • ஹூம்ம்ம்
  • இன்னொரு ஜோடி
  • Haahaa. Time to welcome the couple
  • Good luc
  • பிரீத்திக்கு ஆராத்தி
  • வாழ்க வளமுடன்
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  • ஒன்னா , அப்பிடியே
  • சேர்ந்து நில்லுங்க
  • DSC03733.png
  • DSC03734.png
  • DSC03736.png
  • DSC03738.png
  • DSC03739.png
  • Entering the stage
  • எல்லாரும் நல்ல பார்த்துக்குங்க
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  • DSC03747.png
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  • DSC03750.png
  • That's kerala style
  • ஹரி தர்ரார் ஸாரி
  • DSC03755.png
  • Parents
  • Preethi's parent
  • Couple
  • Leaving the mandapam
  • Ready to groom's home
  • Bridal Collection?
  • 1,2,3,4...
  • Bonus news: 60% of indian golds under kerala state
  • Time to say bye
  • Thanks all. Good bye

Extra Bonus :

  • Useful update: Preethi will back to Chennai by 11/2 and back to 11/3 to Calicut, from there the couple left to Bengaluru
  • Useless update : Guruvayoor Rugmini Residencyல மாப்பிள்ள ரூம்ல பாத்ரூம் lock work ஆகல.
  • Total Word Count – 2000
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Online’ல் அரை கிலோ கஞ்சா

Long time I wish to taste the Ganja and feel how it change my mood and to notice it’s impact on myself.

Cannabis_leaf

And my idiot @poomalairaj introduce me the world of `Hidden` services in Internet.Yes! Completely hidden in the open network.This is about how to walk into that forbidden world.

  • All you need is ‘TOR’ network. You can download a Tor client with a Tor Browser which comes as a Bundle pack. Mine is Vidalia. Download the latest from Tor Project.

    Vidalia-Control-Panel.png

    Vidalia Control Panel

  • Open the Vidalia Control Panel by the following command.
you@localhost:~$ /path/to/tor-browser_en-US/start-tor-browser
Launching Tor Browser Bundle for Linux in /path/to/tor-browser_en-US
  • Now ‘Start Tor’. It’ll start Tor Browser and show the status tor browser. And you may notice a new IP on the tor browser’s Home page.

    tor-browser

    tor-browser

  • Now goto the real ‘forbidden network’. They call it as ‘Silk Road’. Read more about Silk Road on Wiki . Okay. Open the Silk Road’s Homepage.
  • Register for your new account. You might be asked for a PIN. That’s very important. Never forget that.Once verified , login to Silk Road.
Silk Road Homepage

Silk Road Homepage

  • On the account page, note down your BitCoin address and Deposit enough amount on it.You can Transfer your country currency into BitCoins using providers like Mr.BitCoins
  • Then search for ‘Cannabis’ .
Cannabis - Search result

Cannabis – Search result

  • To Order you need to have enough BitCoins on your account.
  • Choose your right choice & Get delivered Cannabis to your door step.

Don’t worry . No one trace your identity on internet.Everything transferred over ONION protocol and you’re free from tracking worries.

Tips:

  1. Change your identity every time as you wish so that the destination feel you’re from every corner of the Globe.
  2. To make one particular country as your Source IP, modify ExitNode on the torrc located at tor-browser_en-US/App/../Data/Tor/torrc. Read more about ExitNode here
ExitNodes server1, CountryCode, server3
StrictExitNodes 1

My new benefit of Tor Project:

  • Netflix says “Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country yet.” in my normal browser , while it ask me to ‘Start Your Free Month’ in my Tor Browser.

If you wish to have me one more time of Ganja , donate me to my BitCoin Account: 19U9QmUWMxtCT1LodVn5w59zxVnQzx4bfW

Update:Dec 13,2012 :

As requested, I’m adding the screen shot of torc file modification.

TorC file modification

TorC file modification

 

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Mixture Dosa

Okay! It’s one another fine morning & I’m here to show you how to prepare ‘mixture’ dosa.

Feel different?

My sister ask me to prepare dosa myself for breakfast, as she left early to her office. And I starts dosa the wet rice flour on tawa. The snacks ,malasa mixture,peanuts in the snacks box invite me and I hungrily feed on them. Idea clicked.

Why don’t I try out a masala mixture dosa? Yeah! We’ve varitey of Dosa , [Ghee,Masala, Panner ….]

Time to start.

  1. Bring down the Gas in ‘Sim’ mode
  2. Prepare the Dosa as usual
  3. Take some masala mixture & strew them top of Dosa
  4. Add some peanuts over it
  5. Turn over Dosa
  6. When it turn into golden color, bring it to your plate.

Enjoy your new ‘Mixture masala’ Dosa.

Warning: Don’t blame me, if something goes wrong.

 

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Conky & Weather widget on Ubuntu

I often need to look into the weather reports for Chennai as I miss rainy days & expect it, but it wouldn’t.Moreover I feel more burning fire when I walk into the streets by 11am and my eyes are burning on the way to office by approx. 1pm everyday after I lost my StyleIcon sunglass.

Okay.The above scenario made me to track the weather daily, but Ubuntu doesn’t comes with any such widget and so I need to check for the same.

There comes the ‘Conky’ and I happy to work it.After a few tweaks Conky decorates my desktop.

Look at screen shots first, so that you might wish to install.

Here’s the steps to install the Conky & Weather widget:

  1. Install Conky
  2. Get the HTC style Weather widget from DevianArt
  3. Configure your location in $HOME/.Conky/htc_home/accuweather/accuw_script
      1. Todo this , first note down the URI for your weather location at www.accuweather.com
      2. Replace the URI in address variable in $HOME/.Conky/htc_home/accuweather/accuw_script
  4. Open your console & command the Conky to startup
  5. Extra-Tip: Add this Conky to Start-Up , so that it every time delights you.
sudo apt-get install conky
wget http://www.deviantart.com/download/290958248/conky_htc_home_spill_by_grynays-d4t88tk.zip
$HOME/.Conky/htc_home/conkyrc
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வெள்ளை வேட்டியும்,கொள்ளை Pant’ம்

The people around me asks ‘Why I prefer dhoti over pants?” My answer to them is straight and simple.Because I love it.Once you practised with dhoti and it’s flexibility , you wonder with the advantages it offer comparing a Pant.

I starts to wear Dhoti from my college High school days and still loves to it.

Weather on Travel to remote villages or at Temple or Rock art site or at Home, you can see me in Dhoti.Even in Theatres and Library,I feel more comfortable with that.

The only expectation is my office.Because the business always loves to be with the Client oriented and have ‘tailored’ dress code.

Here is the comparison between Dhoti over Trouser Pant.

  • Cost effective:

Dhoti’s are always and you can find everywhere from a small shop & biggest textile mall.Even at the max the Silk one doesn’t cost you more than ₹ 800

  • Comfort-ability:

I always prefer & enjoy in Dhoti on my Travel to remote sites.Weather it is Train/Bus , I feel more comfort in Dhoti rather than in Trouser.Some times in long travel, being trousers makes you feel more heat, but not in case of Dhoti

  • Appearance:

I feel always my look & appearance is better when I’m in Dhoti than in trousers.You can judge yourself.

  • Traditional

Why I prefer Dhoti is it gives you a traditional look wherever you’re.In temples,in village or in local transport bus , you’ll distinct among others.And you feel the different response you receive from them. Being in India , you feel right with Dhoti wherever you go.

Over all , try yourself so that you feel the difference.

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ASUS X53U

Last week I shop for a decent laptop with that idiot Poomalai and he recommends me to buy ASUS X53U , as it is going to be gift to a Merit student of our High school as a part VOSA alumni activities.

It comes with AMD powered Brazos Processor and satisfies my requirement within the allocated budget.I loves that design and it comes with separate Numeric pad too.

The Perfect Fit for Work and Play

The Perfect Fit for Work and Play

Looks better

Looks better

There’s only FreeDOS as I don’t want to spend the collected money goes to Microsoft for Pre-installed Windows 7 and/or other.

Later few days, I try to install an OS. First I start with Ubuntu 11.04 from CD and got an error relating to Memory/SATA. I thought it might due to CD and tried with Ubuntu 7.04 . Again similar error. Next Kubuntu. No luck.

Then I purchase a new CD/ROM and burns the ISO with Brasero but to my (un)luck the burning process shows 100% success leaving no contents in the CD.One more waste disc.In that moment I vow my self to stop support to Optical Disc and ODD.

Again time to explore my disc box.

Left all debian family and goes to Sun platform. Starts again with openSolaris. Failure. Sun’s Dev Express Solaris.No luck so far. I thought of these issue due to CD R/W and I’m forced to boot from USB. Unfortunately I don’t have any working USB Flash , but my memory stick has some free 4GB in my LG E400.

Then I use Ubuntu’s ‘Start Up Disk Creator’ to burn the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO into my USB Flash and it wiped out all my contents in it.I know this’ll happen and backup my contents earlier in my Lenovo ideapad Z460/Ubuntu 12.04.

Now I hope everything going to be smooth as I starts installation on USB Flash mode and it seems so. Oops.Same issue.

I lost hope of installing OS and packed it, as there’s no more time.

The next day , in my native my friends tried with Windows 7 and Windows XP but no luck.As time doesn’t permit we starts the function and gift this ASUS and informed the person we need to install OS, so that he can use the Laptop.Meantime I enquired the Customer care and they ask me to bring the Laptop.

After 2 Hours, I submit the Pack to the Customer Care at Madurai[154,North Veli St,Simakkal.There’s two 154 in the same road :)]. There’s no electric power, but earlier charged it for some 4Hrs which helps to look at the issue.

Booting into BIOS , they simply goes to the Advanced Settings tab and Change the SATA Configuration to IDE , so that the HDD gets detected during installation of OS.Everyone there faced this issues and they say this is an Known bug , but occurs only 1/6 piece.

And they installed the Windows7 , what we brought to them.

My question here is :

  • Why the ASUS doesn’t mention that change anywhere in the Manual?
  • Why the Customer Care people ask me to change when I enquire on this?

But any how, I’m not disappointed at that moment, because an OS got installed.

Okay and here is the snapshot of How to check the same.

SATA as IDE in BIOS

SATA as IDE in BIOS

“How to Change the SATA Configuration to IDE in ASUS X53U BIOS prior to install any Operating System”

By time of 6PM , we returned the piece to the merit student and thanked us for that extra effort.

Hope this ASUS X53U helps his higher studies.

Image credits: ASUS , SpywareDrGuide

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