Back to work…

Taking 8 days off from work and then coming back to see over 2400 mails filtered across 44 folders is a scary sight indeed. Aaargh!!!

Seshu's wedding went of really well and he liked the plasma lamp which and myself gifted him. Its a big problem communicating with his wife – she can speak only Kannada and which is not something I am particularly good at.

What worries me now is that now /me is oldest eligible bachelor in the family! 😀

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Vacation!

Am off to Cochin later tonite. Have a reception to attend tomorrow at the Taj and a wedding on Wednesday in Udupi and then back again to Cochin on Sunday for yet another reception. Even my vacations are going to be as busy as my regular days!

Got stuff to buy before I go – vegetables for mom and a wedding gift. I am yet to find anything cool for a wedding gift. What can I get for a guy who has everything??? Who will soon also have a wife!!!

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PHP Insists – "File Does Not Exist"

Talk about having a horrible start to productivity right on the new year. I just spent the entire afternoon upping my FreeBSD box to Apache2+PHP 4.2.3. The first thing that broke was my scripts which did a “file_exists” call. The stupid thing refused to see the file which is right under its nose. Full paths would work, but relative paths broke. It would also work from the command line and also on RedHat 8.0

Finally asked about this and he politely pointed me to bugs.php.net. A search for “Apache2” lists sooo many bugs. Its scary! /me still wonders why RedHat chose to go with Apache2.

The day isn't over yet, perhaps some good will still come off it.

Happy new year folks!

Shanker Balan

Shanker Balan is a devops and infrastructure freelancer with over 14 years of industry experience in large scale Internet systems. He is available for both short term and long term projects on contract. Please use the Contact Form for any enquiry.

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