Monday, January 31, 2005

E-mail posting works :-)

Updating the blog through e-mail looked like a cool idea, but I couldn't get it working yesterday. Guess what? I was sending the mail to instead of! I tried again today and it didn't work either. Finally, I got it figured. You need to send the post from your registered e-mail address.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

What I am reading Now

I've started this crazy habit of reading two or three books at a time. Right now I am reading The Pragmatic Programmer. I am also reading The C++ Standard Library - A Tutorial and Reference through Safari Online. Finally I am reading a Tamil book, Akilan's "Vengaiyin Mainthan" (Son of a Tiger). I just finished reading The Broker by John Grisham. I'll comment on the other books later. "The Broker" was good reading. Not as good as his original series of lawyer books but much better than his offbeat "Painted House" or his other recent books.

Updated web pages

I setup my personal web page at Employees.Org. My debian page is at I remember setting up my first (internal) web page over ten years back when I joined as a post graduate at IIT Kanpur; man I feel really old :-(. Since then I used to keep simple, stark, mostly unmaintained internal web pages with some useful links. I never really published my web pages for public access through sites like geocities etc. Now that I am thinking of blogging, I thought a web site to go with it is nice.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

First Post

This is my first post. I've been on the "net" for over 10 years now - starting with email and usenet in 1993, but this is my first attempt at blogging. Let's see how it goes.