Waves. A wave. A gesture. Hi! Hello. Of new beginnings, fresh starts, new relationships, old friendships. Time spent with loved ones. Memories. Moments cherished. Of joy, and sorrow. Deep within.
Poke yourself. See what’s inside you. Your true form. The person who you really are. Know your inner self. What makes you? Are you different? common? What are you doing? Exploring? Pushing? Or too afraid?
Look out. Can you see the horizon? Can you see what lies beyond? Wanna know? Rise up. See the baton? Grab it. And don’t let go. Not till you’re content. Till you’re ready to move on. And then. A new beginning. Then Repeat. Again. And again.
Waves. Of thoughts. Ideas. Expressions. Innovations. And Inventions. Discoveries. Have you discovered yourself? Who is the real you? Are you thinking? Clear head? Or distracted? Divine? or Devil? What are you thinking? Are you only thinking? Or doing something?
Have been reading a lot lately. Books, for now, seem to be a good distraction from the outside world and coupled with a cup of tea ( with infinite refills ), you wouldn’t know where the hours went!
This one didn’t prove to be as good a read as the first one. The book leaves you with mixed emotions. Besides, unfortunately, I did read Almost Single. This one was in the pipeline for months before I got my hands onto it. It was an ordeal going through this book. If only I could remember the person who’d recommended it to me!
But the real delight was A Prisoner of Birth. Thoroughly enjoyed it, cover to cover! :) One of my best reads ever! In the near future I’ll be reading a lot more of Jeffrey Archer.
A bunch of Fedora volunteers and contributors have decided to meetup this Saturday, i.e. the 14th Jan’12 at the Forum Food Court in Koramangala at 11 a.m. IST .
It is open to one and all and people would be more than happy to see you turn up! Also, if you need Fedora ISOs or any other help, do come ( with a USB stick perhaps ). Hopefully, people would be able to help you out!
Testing out my ‘tagged-posts’ RSS settings. If this post lands up on any of the Planets, they don’t work. :/
Day 2 began with Harish Pillay delivering the keynote. A number of sessions began thereafter, very much like the previous day. I went to the session ‘Creating Web Apps using Django' which was taken by Arun SAG. Using a simple blogging web-app, Arun demonstrated how a web application is written using Django. He also shared some useful self-helps and other resources with the participants. The Django Book was one on which both him and rtnpro, who was assisting Arun at times, emphasized on.
Continuing from where Arun left off, it was time for rtnpro to show the participants how to test your django app, the one which they had just created. Speaking about the importance of testing and writing test cases during the development of a software, Ratnadeep ( rtnpro) explained how he had himself benefited by doing so and how he implements testing as a part of his current work at Indifex.
Then, I moved into the auditorium, primarily in search of a stable internet connection as the one in the Seminar Hall during the Django sessions was unreliable. Paresh Mutha gave an ‘Introduction to Spacewalk’. Spacewalk is an open source Linux and Solaris systems management solution. Quoting,
"It allows you to :
- Install and update software on your systems
- Collect and distribute your custom software packages into manageable groups
- Provision (Kickstart) your systems
- Manage and deploy configuration files to your systems
- Monitor your systems “
Later, Amit Shah spoke about the latest developments in Linux Virtualization, which was followed by Kashyap Chamarthy digging into Virtualization with Libvirt. Then, Jared Smith gave his talk on Writing Technical Documentation with DocBook and Publican. Jared explained that writing code was not the only way people could contribute, there exist a number of other ways, one being writing technical documentation. Taking Kushal's book Python For You & Me as an example he demonstrated the usage of Publican and DocBook.
Rahul Sundaram then discussed Ask Fedora, its use, the efforts put in by the community, present status and future plans. Ask Fedora is a community knowledge base and support forum for the Fedora community where people can ask any questions related to Fedora. Ask Fedora is now active and can be accessed here. Read the release announcement and click here if you wish to know more get involved.
Later that night, the whole community and the volunteers for the event got together at FUDPub and had a gala time with drinks and good food.
My post on FUCon, Pune ‘11 : Day 1