Sunday, August 28, 2005

Google Talk

Ok, I have installed Google talk and also have bunch of friends online.
The good thing is that it is based on open protocol Jabber/XMPP. So I don't need any special client for Linux, Gaim just works fine.

The drawback - Google has not released Linux client :-(. So no voice chat from Linux. If Google want to compete with Skype with thier P2P voice technology, they better release Linux client. Otherwise it is just "Yet Another Instant Messenger" for folks like me.

Now I have four services configured in Gaim - Yahoo, MSN, AOL and Google Talk.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Free Ubuntu cdroms

I am very impressed with Ubuntu Linux folks. I ordered free (free as in free beer) Ubuntu pressed cdroms from their website. I didn't expect them to get back to me this soon with Ubuntu cdroms. Really impressive !

I remember filling up a form for Free T-shirt from Sun when they launched opensolaris. I am still waiting....
I will try Ubuntu soon on my spare partition right now running PC-BSD. I was really not interested in Ubuntu earlier since it being a GNOME only. I prefer to switch my desktops (KDE,GNOME,XFCE) for a change. But now since I have received these free pressed cdroms, I am eager to know the fuss about Ubuntu ! Its being ranked 1 on distrowatch. (My favorite Mandriva is 2nd).

Ahh !! just remembered... I need to take my car to carwash......see you later !

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Too Technical

Some of my friends suggested that my blog is too technical. To light things up here is a joke.

The difference between HIS and HER diary.


Sunday night - I thought he was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a cafe to have some coffee. I was shopping with my friends all day long,so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment.
Conversation wasn't flowing so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk, he agreed but he kept quiet and absent.
I asked him what was wrong - he said, Nothing."
I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said it had nothing to do with me and not to worry. On the way home I told him that I loved him, he simply smiled and kept driving. I can't explain his behavior; I don't know why he didn't say, "I love you, too." When we got home I felt as if I had lost him, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there and watched TV.; he seemed distant and absent. Finally I decided to go to bed. About 10 minutes later he came to bed. I decided that I could not take it anymore, so I decided to confront him with the situation but he had fallen asleep. I started crying and cried until I too fell asleep. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else.
My life is a disaster.

Today INDIA lost the Cricket Match!!!. DAMN IT.