Journey to bombay for a friend's wedding

Sunday's itinerary

Runa, Ritesh and Saurabh
Originally uploaded by sankarshan
Woke up at 6:00hrs.
Cooking up vegetable soup ( cabbages, carrots, spring onions, baby corns, peas, pepper and salt )
Hit shower by 6:15hrs
Runa texts me, will be starting for bombay late
Sleep off by 7:00hrs
Wake up call at 7:30hrs
On road, and having (second) breakfast by 10:00hrs
Reached venue by 10:30hrs
Rituals and more followed.
Food at 13:30hrs ( 8 rasmali, 15 odd puris )
Hit Kandavali to meet up with Jatin ( who will be married today )
Had second round of food by 15:00hrs ( 15 odd chapatis )
Heading back to Pune by 17:00hrs
Sleep, wakeup, sleep, food, sleep, sleep
At home by 22:00hrs, Sleep.

Me here, with Mr. Bathe (right) and Runa (left). A


rhythmbox refuses to exit

Die, die, die does nothing
magic words i spoke do your thing
killall is my last try
but then i ask why ?

and rb refuses to die. Seem to do with dbus-activation code, which is a part of fedora. The problem lies with unannounced death of rb at hands of SEGV the dreaded.

Update: Traced this to gstreamer-plugin-ugly

Thats me

Thats me
Originally uploaded by khadgaray
One month of running around, followed by a month working out i see myself with a stressed out wrist.

blame the mouse ! and i am sticking to my natural keyboard ( yes, MS )

foss.in seen on horizon

foss.in is up again, and is focusing this year on developers and contributors minus the advocacy. I have submitted a talk on hunting bugs down in gnome and hoping that the same be accepted.

me says "fingers crossed"

an affair with gyachi

For fun, i was poking around code of gyachi, and trying to move the same to a saner gtk code rewrite ( probably with glade/gtkuibuilder ), and hopefully gstreamer framework.

GStreamer is the de facto multimedia framework used on gnome platform, and has an almost excellent documentation.

As the saying goes, we cannot show the absence of a bug but only the presence and i hit one. One bug killed for one, and still wading through the tutorial.

spell check on gedit

Using linux with gedit ? Using spell check ? Enabling spell check for every document ?

Salvation should be found for thy at : gnome bug #305055


Take a break

Take a break
Originally uploaded by khadgaray
A trek to Visapur was fun, and of breath taking beauty.

Maternal Instinct

Sarah Hrdy argues that women possess a reproductive behavioral strategy including infanticide, that this strategy is an adaptation and arose as a response to stresses mothers faced with the agrarian revolution. I argue that while psychopathological and cultural evolutionary accounts for Hrdy's data fail, her suggested psychological architecture for the strategy suggests that the behavior she describes is really only the consequence of the operation of practical reasoning mechanism(s) – and consequently there is no reproductive strategy including infanticide as such, nor could the alleged strategy be sufficiently mosaic to count as an adaptation. What might count as an adaptation is a ‘window’ before bonding that permits practical reasoning about the reproductive value of infants and hence variable maternal investment, and which, contra arose early in hominid history due to a combination of increases in infant dependency and increased human abilities for conditional practical reasoning.

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