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Month: August 2008

Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera Series – Book 5 – Princeps’ Fury

Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera Series – Book 5 – Princeps’ Fury

Princeps’ Fury, book 5 in Jim Butcher‘s Codex Alera series is due to be released in November 2008. My introduction to Jim Butcher was via Harry Dresden, the wizard. In fact the only practicing wizard in Chicago. After reading the first 3 books of the Dresden Files, I turned to the Codex Alera series and was immediately hooked. I snatched up book 4, Captain’s Fury, the day it was released and loved every minute of the book. I really am…

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Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files – Book 11 – Turn Coat

Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files – Book 11 – Turn Coat

Jim Butcher‘s Dresden Files series and it’s hero, Harry Dresden, is my current favorite. I have read the series a number of times. Before Small Favor (Amazon Link) was released on April 1, 2008, I reread the entire series from start to finish to prepare for Small Favor. And I wasn’t disappointed. Buzzy Multimedia is developing the Dresden Files as a audiobook series read by James Marsters. So far they have released the first four books and Small Favor. Book…

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Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf

The latest soldier to hold the post of the President of Pakistan has finally stepped down. Pervez Musharraf is no longer in power. I don’t know what will happen next in this poor country. But this I do know. They will never forgive India for being India.

Linux Command Library – Man Pages

Linux Command Library – Man Pages

I found a nice set of web pages which list the Linux commands with usage documentation. I was trying to setup a series of CRON jobs on my web server and needed help with the Unix commands to use. Unfortunately I am no Unix jockey. I know enough to get by but am by no means a guru. Linux on About.com – Linux Command Library (Man Pages)

My Little Sister on a Caribean Cruise

My Little Sister on a Caribean Cruise

Gayatri, my little sister is leaving on a Caribean Cruise with her family. They are in Florida today and will board the liner sometime during the day. Today is Rakhi and she had telephoned. All of us are loking forward to photos of their adentures etc. I must tell Samar, my brother-in-law to look out for those girls in grass skirts. Not sure if they inhabit that particular part of the world but what the hell! The anticipation is good…

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The Financial Pundits

The Financial Pundits

I read the financial press on a regular basis. Mostly on the web but a couple of print magazines as well as the financial newspapers if I find the time to curl up with one. Needless to say I find myself skimming through the magazines because they don’t seem to have anything new to say. Once in a while a new columnist comes up with a new way of looking at things or a brand new idea. But this is…

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

August 15, 2008 – Happy Independence Day, India. Red Fort, Delhi. The Prime Minister of India hoists the Tricolor on the rampants on August 15. (Click for full size image) I also found this photo in my meanderings in Google land… I also found Ruchii’s blog today. Well I am actually a bit confused about it. The blog is named Ruchii but the about page says the author’s name is Madhu, a lady from Mysore now living in Alaska. I…

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