Archive | July 2007

BCB4: Summary of my expr!!!!

Okay, so as I promised in my previous post, I am updating my expr about Barcamp Bangalore Collectives Edition.

On saturday morning, I started bit late, so I reached the venue, IIM-Bangalore around 10:30am. I entered into Auditorium to learn that the intro section is over 🙂

Met Jayanth, Himanshu, Ashwin and other folks from Bloggers community.

Right after that in Bloggers collective I gave a small talk on “How to create a Audio/Video Podcast”. Rest for another 2 hrs I was in Bloggers Collective till lunch.

Now, the real fun begins!!!!

After lunch, I was feeling damn sleepy. So thought Auditorium would be a ideal place to sleep for a hr or so. When I went there, I find “Shourya Sarcar & Jayanth” for Unband Collective.

Shourya took a session about Basics of guitar for begineers which I found very useful. Next few hrs went so fast that I didnt realize that Day-1 of BCB4 was almost over!!!!

Then, was real unconference style. Shourya, Jayanth, Peter started jamming on some rock songs. Loved it.

Day-2 Sunday, usually its a thumb rule for unconferences that only “serious” crowd shows up. so it usually starts a bit late.

I reached by 10:30am. Then after intro session, I headed towards “BangAJAX” collective which I was leading. We were some 30-35 guys in a classroom. though we had only 3 talks but I can say we discussed on various topics some of which included intro to web 2.0/ajax, web IDE aptana, Chunk coding, Comet, Push-technology, SEO on ajax apps, security etc etc. In all it was short and sweet, more of open discussion rather than PPT stuff.

We had only three 3 talks.

1. Introduction to Web 2.0 & Ajax — I took it

2. SEO for AJAX powered sites — Allagapan(a Y!), claims to be newbie, but was not 🙂

3. Yahoo UI Library & Yahoo Maps — Shivku, a Y!, works on Yahoo Maps India.

Thanks a ton to everyone who participated in this collective.

Okay, after this session, I went straight for lunch 🙂

Oooops I forgot to tell you that Shourya dada has shown interest in teaching us guitar on first day, so I carried my guitar too.

Dada started teaching us, soon we joined Jay’s session how to make music without instruments. This guy is one crazy fellow for Rock music 🙂

After this session, the real learning part of BCB started. Shourya dada taught some basics of chords, 1-3-5 rule, and other simple YET must needed ones. I must tell you, he has lot of patience. Imgaine listening to 3 of us me, pradeep {mapunity} & yuvraj playing some really noisy stuff and he with full zest was encouraging us!!!!

Well, we did the practice till evening, before the wrapping up of BCB4. Next BCB is in November.

I did write about my learning during BCB, but I thought why not make a simple tutorial of what Shourya dada taught. So expect it soon. I am writing a complete tutorial for begineers who want to learn playing Guitar.

Here some pics I collected while we were learning.

Below Pic: Me giving intro about BangAJAX collective

Me giving INtro 

Below Pic: Allagappan giving intro abt his talk during BangAJAX


Below pIc: Green Kurta techie is Shivku, He was also speaker@BangAJAX Collective towards right is Pradeep {a great enthu person}, Next Jay {rockstar}, Blue Shirt, Shourya Sarcar {our mentor}, myself in orange tee, next to me is yuvraj.


Below Pic: While the “Music CLinic was in progress”

Session 2

Below Pic: I guess I heard music coming out 🙂

I Me practising

Photos are extracted from Hari, Jace, Jay’s albums.


BCB4 is over….back to work!!!!

BCB4 is history now, but learnt a lot of stuff, NO technology but Music!!!! Yes but I have some work to finish today and will write in detail about my expr with BCB4.

BarCamp Bangalore: Collectives Edition 28th-29th July!!!!


BarCamp days are back!!!!

BarCamp Bangalore 4 , is based on Collectives this time. Collective as in a small core group of people who gather to share/learn/network with people of same interest!!!

BCB4 is on 28th & 29th July @IIM, Bangalore. 

This would be my 2nd BCB unconference in Bangalore.

I am leading the “BangAJAX Collective“. But I would be hopping around other collectives as well 🙂

Some of which include Start-ups, UI Collective, Bloggers and ofcourse Hacknight 🙂

So if you happen to be present in BCB4, drop a comment we shall catch for a coffee.

Btw, that reminds of meeting Himanshu, Yousuf, Vibhash, Ashwin, Anil others for the first time during BCB3, who now are buddies.

See you there!!!!


Tring, Trring, Trrring. XXX Bank Calling!!!!

Tring, Trring, Trrrring

X: Hello Sir, we are calling from XXX Bank. We are offering you “Free Lifetime Gold Premium” credit card, No taxes, no extra covers, no hidden charges.

{All in one breath without a pause}

Myself: Listen….

X: We are also offering some discount and and free redem points for users.

{I start loosing temper} 

Myself: Enough….. listen to me…..Ggggr

X: Where should I send my executive?

Myself: Jail.

X: Why Sir?

{Voice panics}

Myself: I dont want any credit card. U got that?

X: Okay sir. Could you please refer me to some of your friends?

{To disturb them as well. Nice way to kill enemies, I thought}

Myself: Bye.

Huh!!! I get pissed off. You are seriously working and something shit like this happens spoils everything. And these people call like 10 times  a day. OMG, who wants a Credit Card anyway?

Have u been bugged by stuff like this? How many times? Share your experience in comments.


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First Lady President with Crime Records. Applause!!!


India’s first Lady president, OOops Sonia’s Joke to Nation, Ooops a social-pest, Again I forgot Criminal too. Meet Mrs.Prathibha Patil.

I guess we should raise funds to buy Sonia & Co to buy a televisions, so that they atleast hear, see and understand that the candidate they are supporting has a background!!!!

Newspapers, Media, television everything is flooding of Mrs.Patil’s balcklist activities.

Why are they doing such things? Keep some respect for the Man, whom she is replacing.

Bloddy Politics they just want all uneducated people to fill the seats.

Openings in Indian Politics:

Qualifications, all are mandatory:

1. NO education

2. Crime record

3. Media full of black activities

4. Support from fellow illiterates “Sonia”, “Manmohan”

Shit, we Indians should hang our heads in shame for having such a lady as President.

You can read the complete “History-Geography-Biography” of this lady here

I hear that people have self-respect, dignity and morale values in life, Mrs.Patil are you aware of any of these words? If yes, please resign.

Yours loving
Indian Citizen

webNGO & webFIR: 2 new coins to Blogosphere!!!!

I toss 2 new coins to the blogosphere in a vision to make web being a means to reach masses in spreading awareness and solving common mans problem.

webNGO — A social & Political Awareness blog

webFIR — A Problem solving portal for a common man.

I thank all the bangalore bloggers community for supporting this idea!!!

Please feel free to drop your comments/feedback/suggestions/volunteer.