Saturday 21 December 2013

Amruth's enyoing in his own world

Amruth's activities at this stage - blabbering, walking, climbing over his car, chair and bench.

Saturday 7 December 2013

Some snaps from Kadalekayi parshe

About Kadalekayi parshe (ಕಡಲೇಕಾಯಿ ಪರ್ಷೆ )

This is an event held at Basavanagudi, in the area near the Bull Temple and Sunkenahalli.  It is held every year, on the last Monday of the Karthika masa (ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ ಮಾಸ).  Ground nuts in different forms are sold at the event.  Popular forms are: raw ground nuts, fried ground nuts and ground nuts boiled in water and salted.  Traditionally, the ground nuts are eaten with a small amount of jaggery.


Some snaps from Kadalekayi parshe (ಕಡಲೇಕಾಯಿ ಪರ್ಷೆ ) after 5 days of the main event:

Saturday 30 November 2013

Got stunned (cheated?) by buying at Pamadi Jewellers

Bought a gold nose pin for Smitha at Pamadi Jewellers at a cost of Rs. 860.  And got stunned (cheated??) after I did my calculations after coming home.  The weight of nosepin was 140mg, and the gold rate today in Bangalore according to the shopkeeper is Rs. 2902 (though some websites show it to be Rs. 2860).  Which means, according to the shopkeeper, going my the weight of gold, the nose pin should have cost 0.140*2902 = Rs. 406.  And he has charged Rs. 860.  Now, when I enquire him on phone, he says nose pins are not rated as per gold weight, they are given a rate per piece. :O

Tuesday 12 November 2013

How to pop a git stash that was not the last stashed


git stash pop

pops the last changes that were stashed.

However, if you want to pop a git stash that was not the last one stashed, you need to use

git stash pop stash@{n}

For example, when following are the stashes (given by git stash list):

stash@{0}: On master: Uncommitted changes before update operation at 04/09/13 9:02 AM
stash@{1}: On refactor: Checkout migration at 09/07/13 1:20 PM
stash@{2}: On refactor: Checkout migration at 09/07/13 8:54 AM
stash@{3}: On master: Checkout refactor at 08/07/13 11:00 PM
stash@{4}: On refactor: Checkout master at 08/07/13 10:59 PM
stash@{5}: On master: Checkout bug-456231 at 05/07/13 9:37 AM

stash@{6}: WIP on master: 154bb0f Merge branch 'refactor4'

the following command pops and applies stash@{3}:

git stash pop stash@{3}

Sunday 3 November 2013

Lal Bagh visit during deepavali

We had been to Lal Bagh yesterday (Sunday, 3 Nov 2013) along with dad, mom, Smitha, and Amruth.  We had an adventurous experience since we got stuck in rain which in the middle of a walk around the lake.  Luckily, Amruth was in his pram during that time, and we had carried a blanket with us, which we used to shelter him from the rain.  Here are some snaps:

A panoramic view of the lake:

Birds in the lake:

The lotus pond:

Snaps with Amruth in his pram:

Sunday 13 October 2013

Calf drinking milk from its mother

Saw this beautiful sight of a calf drinking milk from its mother, in the morning when I had been to temple, along with Smitha, beside the Bedara Kannappa temple, behind the Dodda Ganapathi temple on Bull Temple Road.

Friday 13 September 2013

Changing the author of the last git commit

You can change the author of the last git commit using:

git commit --amend --author="Author Name <author_email>"

For example:

git commit --amend --author="Keshavaprasad B S <[email protected]>"

Wednesday 4 September 2013

Sunday 1 September 2013

Trip to Koushika

We had been to Sri Lakshmi Keshava Temple at Koushika, Hassan on 1 Sep, 2013.  Here are some snaps of the trip.

We had been to Hotel Aadhyaa's Athithi.  We had idly and vada, which was good.  However, the coffee was bad.  The hotel also had stuff for children, including a cycle, bike and a car.

On the way back, we have been to Hotel Mayur and had coffee there.  It was good.

Amruth riding a bike...

Thursday 15 August 2013

BetterTouchTool to enhance gestures of MagicMouse

Just tried out BetterTouchTool for the MagicMouse I use with my mac, since I was never happy with the limited functionality of the MagicMouse as compared with the touchpad.  BetterTouchTool is awesome!  I now get almost all the features of the touchpad, and even more, on the MagicMouse, with the help of BetterTouchTool.  Visit to download the tool.

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Sai baba Mandir, Thyagarajanagar, decorated for Guru Poornima

Had been to Sai baba Mandir, Thyagarajanagar, today, after my wife's recovery from dengue fever, along with my wife, dad, Amrut, Usha atte and Lalitha atte. Here are some snaps of the Mandir taken today. The Mandir was decorated beautifully for the Guru Poornima festival that was celebrated yesterday.

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Watched the Hindi movie Raajhanaa

Watched the Hindi movie Raajhanaa (राझणा) with Smitha today at PVR Cinema, Forum Mall, Koramangala. We would rate it 3 out of 5. Was quite a good movie for time-pass. But, felt many of the events in the movie unrealistic. Not a kind of movie that one would like to watch again and again.

Friday 28 June 2013

Extreme zone, Bangalore

Had been to extreme zone, at Manchenbele village in Ramanagaram, Bangalore with my colleagues today.  It was a place good for adventure.  Needed to walk in between hilly regions for about twenty minutes to reach the spot after parking our vehicle. That was tiring.  We did repelling, paint ball, rope walking and boating. There were a few kayaks and a boat when we went.

There was arrangement for breakfast and lunch there, but very limited variety.  We had idli, vada and sambar for breakfast. For lunch, we had poori, palya, rice, sambar, buttermilk and shavige payasa. We were also served very tasty chilly bajji, tea and coffee in the evening.

Saturday 8 June 2013

Amruth ate at hotel for the first day today

Had been to Vidyarthi Bhavan with dad, Amruth and Smitha today afternoon.  Amruth was trying to jump around while we were eating Masala Dosa.  So, we decided to feed him some Kesari Bath.  I fed him his first spoons of Kesari Bath, while Smitha was holding him.  He had it very happily.

Saturday 27 April 2013

My experience of getting the signature of a gazetted officer

Needed the signature of a gazetted officer for a domicile certificate for a document.  Hence, had been to the Tahsildar's office today.  Writing this post to record my experience.  Went to the Tahsildar's office in the 4th floor at 10:20.  The Tahsildar was not there.  A peon there directed me to the sub registrar's office in the 2nd floor. The sub registrar, being a gazetted officer, refused to sign the document saying that domicile certificates are supposed to be given by the Tahsildar. Again, went back to the Tahsildar's office and by this time, the Tahsildar had arrived.  The Tahsildar asked me to get a caste
certificate from the regional office of our area in order to give the domicile certificate.  Dejected, I went down to the hotel in the ground floor, had a coffee there and came out of the office in order to catch a bus to go back to home. Luckily, I found a High Court advocate sitting outside the office with a board. This guy was also a notary public. He was signing such documents for people and collecting money. An advocate of the High Court is a gazetted officer.  Approached this guy.  He asked a few questions and finally signed the document.

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Problem with my new Airtel connection

I got my new Airtel mobile prepaid connection activated yesterday.  In the application form itself, I had asked for 3G.  After the phone got activated, I assumed 3G must be active and started downloading stuff.  After using about 12MB, I realized the speeds are low and contacted customer care and came to know that 3G is not activated.  I came to know that I had used 2G and would be billed accordingly (10p/10KB).  This is horrible.  Can Airtel ensure that my 2G usage is billed with my 3G plan, since I had actually requested for 3G in the application?

Thursday 11 April 2013