Blogging from a train, life moves fast

I am currently traveling in sub-urban Chicago on the metro.

I have been outside the country for nearly 6 months now.

Life has changed a lot and things are moving really fast and I hardly blog here. You can find me on twitter varunkrish

I have also been doing a lot of work for FoneArena

I just got my hands on the first Google Android phone the G1

How Twitter killed my blog

I have not been blogging for quite some time now. Blame a hectic work schedule, cooking and too much partying !

Another reason for me to stop blogging is that I have become really too lazy to login to my blog and write a new post and publish it.

I prefer twitter these days.

The past few months have been really exciting for me personally.

A lot of travel, working with new technologies, ROR , PHP .. worked on a Facebook App and an iPhone app.

Right now I am using JQuery working on a site using OOJS and also working on performance tuning for a couple of sites.

How Google broke the treaty and started the War of Browsers again

I am indeed surprised at this move by Google to launch a browser product.

Google Chrome was released a few hours back for download.

Google did it first with Google Talk, reinvented IM. Some people felt it lacked a lot of stuff, but for me Gtalk is my primary IM now .. its just simple and clutter free..

Now Google is doing the same thing with Chrome. The main idea behind the product is to simplify Web Browsing and they have done a great job , the initial version of the product looks impressive.

I am a Web Developer and I was impressed when I saw that development tools came bundled . Also there’s a fancy task manager which I have not seen in any browser so far.

Migrating from Perforce to Subversion

Change is inevitable

I was using Perforce for the past 3 months and now I have to use Subversion at my new project

I have used Subversion in the past but I started liking perforce due to its ease of use and simple commands

Only pain was having to do a p4 edit on each file before editing it

I stumbled upon this nice article about Perforce to Subversion migration

Although the article is mainly about migrating code , it also talks about equivalent commands in perforce and subversion.

I found it really useful

Also theregister had a nice comparison

CVS Subversion TFS and now Perforce

Version Control was not a big thing as long as I was doing freelance development. But once I got into the process of working with a team I realised that a team programming without source control is useless.

I started using CVS with the WinCVS client. Then moved on to use Subversion with the TortoiseSVN client.

I spent most of the last 2 years in Microsoft world, so Team Foundation Server was the system.

Right now I’m on Ruby and we are using Perforce which is actually damn good!

The user interface is damn simple although it might look a bit funny.

It’s one of the systems used by development teams which work on various platforms. I can check in code from my Windows box and get latest on my Linux box / server. This is really cool !!

Chennai Twitter Meet

This event happened on March 23rd at Amethyst Cafe, Off Peters Road

Kiruba named it Tweetup event wiki

I don’t use Twitter a lot but but still Twitter has such a large user base (honestly tempted to use it more) 

It was fun meeting folks using the application

Gosh ! I finally managed to get the pics on Flickr ! check my twitter meet photo set Photos were captured by my Nokia N82, and sadly I’m not even there in a single pic !


WordPress 2.5 looks impressive

Matt at and Automattic are doing a great job with WordPress

WordPress 2.5 release candidate is out.

I’m a huge WordPress fan and user and any development in this area brings me a lot of joy. The latest release looks impressive..

A customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and faster load times sound interesting? Then WordPress 2.5 might be the release for you. It’s been in the oven for a while, and we’re finally ready to open the doors a bit to give you a taste.

Wow. WP users cant ask for more . Are you trying the RC1 ?

Why Aptana looks more better than ever before

I remember writing about Aptana on this blog about 2 years back

But god , they have grown really bigger over the past 2 years and have support and intellisense support for so many JavaScript frameworks like mootools , jQuery, scriptaculous, ext js1.1 (ext js 2.0 plugin unofficial)

The IDE has also improved in terms of speed ..

They also have an iPhone plugin which looks like a iFrame hack.

Must have for any web coder out there.

Download aptana

Jodha Akbar releasing this Friday

Jodha Akbar is releasing this Friday . Its a love story which revolves around the love life of Emperor Akbar with a Rajput Princess

Ash says tat “Jodhaa Akbar is the story of married love” on rediff May be its a way telling her love for Abhishek

It’s her first movie since she got married. And looking at the trailers and stills Ash still looks more beautiful than ever in this magnum opus of Ashutosh Gowarikar