Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Just came back from Yapahuwa. Amma (mom) wanted to go there for ages... finally took her there today.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


After weeks of tire and stress, I'm at home letting myself chill down.

Sithira and NC came over on Saturday and we headed to Wasgamuwa on Sunday. It was a welcoming getaway for all three of us. And it turned out that it would be the last trip that all three of us would go as bachelors!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Finally I'm going to be out from my current project, which is like the worst project I've ever worked on, not only because of the technology aspect of it but immensely because of the way the project is managed. People who work, has to work 24X7 without complaining and for the people who doesn't, there's no impact at all. I've already gotten myself in to enough trouble by speaking up against the way the things were managed so I'll refrain from going in to detail here. But the above picture tells the story.

From next month onwards I'd be on a new project, which I've been involved from the side for some time now. It's a banking application developed in .NET 2.0 and has some serious multi threading, remoting and webservices. With the involvement so far, management seems to be fairly good as well. So I'm looking forward for it now.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu

I watched Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu of Kamal Hasan on Wednesday. It wasn't as good as I expected. Was extreamely long and a less natural compared to good movies of Kamal Hasan.
It was good to pass time with :D

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Brought ADSL

I brought SLT ADSL to my home in Kandy.

The connectivity right now is pretty impressive but SLT is one of the worst service providers in the region when it comes to their customer care.

I didn't buy any hardware from them as I wanted to go for a Linksys router so they just wouldn't give me their configurations! Luckily I got them from Prabath and there were quite a few blogs around giving out the settings as well.

On Saturday, I managed to connect but the connection was not stable and it was damn slow as well. So I called to complain and they said the connection is not given yet! I called back on Sunday and received the same response. But I managed to get connected twice. So I went to SLT Teleshop in Kandy on Monday and asked them what the heck is going on... Then they said the connection was given on Sunday and lodge a complain for disturbance in the line.

I went back home and started to pack to come back to Colombo. Then I received a call from SLT maintenance and the person on the line straightaway asked me how many lines I have in parallel. I said none. Then he asked me how could that be possible!!! I told him that I've connected the router straight to the wall outlet and it's not sharing the line with a phone. Then he went on to say that it must be a configuration error and can NOT be a problem in the line. I got pissed off by his arrogance and the rude manner so I gave him a piece of advise on customer care as well as the technical details of ADSL and hang up.

Then at around 7PM suddenly the link got up and every thing started to work out of the blue!! So I stayed back, taught amma (mom) and appachchi (dad) how to play with IM and email. Updated all the virus guards, spam filters, security updates etc. etc. in my home machine and came back around 11PM.

Hmm... checked during the day today and it seems to be working fine for now.