Category Archives: Catchall Scribbles

Those jottings which could not be clipped with any other papers…

Why does this song move about in the head ?

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

Umm…work to do

This week the residence was full of people from the Mumbai office. Training was scheduled for the Delhi and Kolkata teams across Saturday and Sunday and thus we had Satish, SandeepK, Palashendu and Sukanta staying over.

BDC has been here in Delhi for sometime now and one of the good things of such a thing has been that we spend some amount of time talking and walking. Have not walked in a long long time now…it is a good thing. Best part is that I get to know a lot of stuff (mostly undocumented) on the issues of the Operating System with databases, shared storage and the like. Good knowledge and a very good store of documentation.

Have a lot of books pending to be read…have to get down to the job. Additionally, the Linux Device Drivers 3rd Edition is waiting to be reviewed.

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