October 10, 2013

Genetic Algorithms, Bacon and an Irish Car bomb

Where do I begin?... I have always had this problem where I cannot figure out how to start a narrative. What makes the story and what parts to leave out? Should I tell you of my adventures at the US Consulate or should I tell you of the time when I was almost robbed in Santa Clara? *shrugs*... I'll just pen whatever comes to mind.

July 3, 2013

Adventure at the RTA

Sometime during the month of May'13, I had moved to a new apartment in Whitefields, Hyderabad. It was a way too spacious 4BHK along with other homely cynics like myself. I had always wanted to get myself a ride, for it seemed inefficient to spend on those accursed autos. Moreover with my own ride, I would no longer have to restrict myself to the office cab timings. I could enjoy the luxury of work for extended hours... workaholic, much?

There are two parts to this story. One about my adventure to obtain the fabled Learner's License, and another quest to own a scooter.

June 10, 2013

A Small Dinner for One, Please

Been cooking these days. Dinner only. For breakfast, the most important meal of the day, I have a disciplinary small serving of bran cereal with milk every morning (With militarist discipline, yes). Lunch, I grab a roti (Indian flat bread) or two with a small cup of dal (lentil soup)... sometimes with a dash of a random Indian side dish (I call this indulging, and I ashamed of it). 

the Breakfast

May 29, 2013

Tame your Samsung Galaxy SIII

As you might know (or not) that I had previously, rooted my S3 as soon as I had gotten it. For a very good reason too. The stock apps (samsung push, etc) were really bad on my battery. So, I had to root and clear out those stock apps via Titanium Backup.

May 7, 2013

Lets Move

Damn... it's been ages since I even looked at this blog. It's become my ignored bastard child. I just don't feel motivated to drive the original goal any more - to rant about pretty much everything. Being doing that a lot of facebook, lately. Maybe I should just port some of those threads here, verbatim. Hmmmm... I'll think about it.

I even stopped OfficeMan for Odin's sake! :(

Anyway! I have switched cubicles at work. Had to move all my stuff too. Re-stick all the posters and paraphernalia  I am also switching flats during the weekends. Moving to an awesome 4bhk in Whitefields, Hyderabad. Yay...

March 28, 2013

Root your Galaxy SIII

Why would I root a brand new Samsung Galaxy S3, within three days of purchase, you ask? Well, in all honesty, sammy apps were killing the battery - Samsung Push, after I jumped to Jellybean 4.1.2 stock. It was unrelentingly annoying. So, I had no choice but to root it and get rid of bloatware. Guess what... It took five minutes to do so.

After Root + bloatware removal

March 5, 2013

I DesireS Jellybean

I have always been afraid of tampering with my HTC Desire S. Not in the fear of voiding warranty, rather following the logic of "Why fix something when it's not broken". It's nearly two years old now and I have been in the mood of getting a new phone since MWC'13. With Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC ONE looming around the corner, causing the prices of galaxy S3 and oneX to plummet,  now was the perfect time to truly enjoy android. I must warn you though... trying to "have fun" with an HTC phone is one pain in the circuit. Obviously, I am not commanding you to do anything... it is you, who must decide to pursue this lolgag or not and risk bricking your device.

JB-4.2.2 on Desire S. Woohoo!

February 13, 2013

OfficeMan #28

Parrot Blade Tonfa?... I need a sanity check or a some fresh creativity.

February 7, 2013

Philately ... LOL!

So... I used to collect stamps as a kid [-_-] . Thee's a good variety. I found my stamp book when I went back home for a vacation.

How to OfficeMan #27

This is OfficeMan #27,

I don't really know what I did... So, to keep track (for once), I took photos during the process. Look at me... describing my work as a master of the brush would when I am just the noob with a white board marker that smells intoxicating. Lol! 

Office Man #25, 26, 27

I have a strong feeling that I am supposed to be writing a post on something very important.... but, I just can't seem to remember what it was. Sigh. Nonetheless! Got some new OfficeMan... I think I have been slacking at these lately (especially, the Simple Spear - OM#26).

Recently, I have had some interesting conversations with people on Facebook... I'll post those up here too.

January 16, 2013

Office Man #18, 19, 23, 24

So... I had taken some time off during the last week of 2012 and the first week of 2013... to be at home for "Christmas and New Years". I was badly sick during most of it. Taken down with a fever. So, I had restricted my movement to the couch and the bed. I did finish off the first two books in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Amazing reads. I am reading the third one now. Ordered for a PaperWhite :)

OfficeMan was off for weeks 20, 21 and 22.
#23 and #24 are probably the best ones so far. I had no idea what I was doing...

January 14, 2013


I took time off during the last week of 2012 and the first week of 2013. Got myself some hardware. YAY! Well, a sandwich maker, an induction cooker... and some plasticware. I do not have a refrigerator. I think it's quite possible to live using just these. Regardless of simple it is to make a sandwich... it still feels better to make it yourself. I like the way it is now.  A cup of good green tea in the morning... and a small dinner at night. I get lunch at work.

tuna salad sandwiches

Tuna Salad with Seafood sauce and bread crumbs


Stash of sauces...  I bought Worchester coz it sounded intriguing

Result below

Black pepper noodles with chilli garlic sauce