Last Word, Miscellany, Writing

5 Great Passages

Well, 2015 is almost over and it is time to take a look back. I decided to dig through and collect some quotes. The best of the best. From this blog, of course. Didn't you know? I'm modest to a fault. It's probably my greatest virtue, modesty is. uh... one other thing... I may not… Continue reading 5 Great Passages

Last Word, Miscellany

A Week of Achievements

Is it Thursday? Wow, how time flies when you're having fun. So what have I done so far? 1. Completely redesigned and reengineered the layout of the Synology NAS. Made external drives accessible to my Macbook as well as the Windows machine seamlessly. The Buffalo NAS is next to be gutted and redesigned. 2. Completed… Continue reading A Week of Achievements

Last Word, Memoirs, Travel

Punjabi in Paris – Walking Woes

I'd known about the walking bit. In fact, I'd gone out of my way to buy some comfortable walking shoes. But, as the poet Burns said, the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley. It was entirely my fault and the fault of my map-reading skills. Apparently, I'd forgotten a lot in… Continue reading Punjabi in Paris – Walking Woes

Last Word, Memoirs

The Chennai Conflict – 2

My stay in Chennai was not a very happy one. I was already well-short of being gruntled. ( see history in Part 1 ) I found the ultra-conservative nature of the locals disconcerting. Every light switch, every fan, fan regulator, every keyboard, monitor and tape was marked vermilion.... tagged by the little man who came every… Continue reading The Chennai Conflict – 2

Last Word, Travel


You may know that I live in the general vicinity of The Great Lakes. A weekend trip to the shores of Lake Huron gave me the chance to try out different settings on the camera. I get the basic idea on f-numbers and aperture settings but do not have a natural instinct for photography. Some… Continue reading Photographs

Last Word, Memoirs

The Chennai Conflict – 1

I once worked for a very large IT / computer company. This job led to some very strange experiences. A lot of it was due to my inexperience with the world and my lack of communication skills. ( Which continue to plague me to this day...  🙂 ) As a newly wed, I was often away from… Continue reading The Chennai Conflict – 1