National Do Not Call Registry

So I added my number as instructed at http://ndncregistry.gov.in/ndncregistry/index.jsp and promptly received back a “The DND service is already active for your Vodafone mobile number”. Ohkay, so I dont recall adding it in the first place.

But this does not seem to be so in real life. What gives?

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Star Wars in 3D

Perfect weekend news.

http://bitstream.soundandvisionmag.com/blog/2008/07/star-wars-3d.html

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Moved to FreeBSD7 on the Desktop

Long time pending move from FreeBSD 6 to FreeBSD 7 completed today on my (ageing) office desktop. I want to convert my 2nd harddisk to ZFS pools and to play around with Dtrace whenever (which should hapen very soon) our kernel team ports it from HEAD to our snapshots.

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FreeBSD 7.0-HOOHAA-20080618 #1: Sun Jul 13 02:03:42 IST 2008
shanker@buffy.eglbp.corp.hoohah.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC

Interestingly, this same desktop has been upgraded from FreeBSD 4 to 5, then from FreeBSD 5 to 6 and now to FreeBSD 7 over a 4 year period. Even cooler is the fact that each of these upgrades were done remotely over SSH.

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