Tuesday, September 26, 2006

FOSS School in A'Pura & Pollonnaruwa

Last month I was too busy. I had few CATs and Practical sessions. I had an overload of studies & office work. Thaz why I couldn't update my blog.
The first week of the month was very funful & I had a nice trip with Suchetha & Bikku Mettavihari. I had to work with those guyz for FOSS school program at Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

First Day
July 31st night I started ma journey. First I caught a bus to colombo, early in the morning at abt 0400 I reached colombo & drop a line to Suche and told him, "get yo ass up". I reached TLC at about 0445 and got a quick wash and got ready to journey. First Suchetha & I went to Narada Center to take Bikku Mettavihari and we woke him up. Then we started our journey to Polonnaruwa. Our destination was Girithalegama Maha Vidyalaya. During our journey we distributed some books on Buddhism to tourist hotels. BMV had brought lots of books to distribute. At about 1300 we reached our destination. There was a computer lab with about 20 computers & there was an unknown OS called ?????. we installed all machines with Red Hat Entreprise Linux 04. A guy, Mr. Amilaka who is a teacher helps us to finish our work & there were few school geeks who also help us. Having finished our business there we reserved a room in Wood side restuarent & got back to book distribution work on our way to Anuradhapura. At about 2000 we reached Anuradhapura. found a place to crash and dumped BMV into a temple and we went to dinner. It was a big dinner with a few bottles of beer.

Second Day
we got up early in the morning. got ready to go to Provincial IT center @ Anuradhapura. unfortunately we had a prob with battery of our van. however we started it an drove to A'pura city. Took something to eat and found a place to charge the battery. Took sometime and when we arrived at the place BMV had already started the work. The IT center guyz were absolutely Microsoft guyz. we wanted them to wsitch to Linux. BMV said it was verry dificult. but finally we did it. hope still they have been using linux. Installed about 40 computers with RHEL 04. Worked untill late afternoon & finished our work then again did our distribution work. late evening drop BMV to the nearest temple & we had our dinner at the usual place. spent the night at the ususal place.

Third Day
We had ample time for our program then we had a quick visit to the ruins. we took 15 min for the visit. then we reached the PITC. Start our program. There was about 40 teachers. it was a very successfull program. Suchetha was the teacher. My role was the demonstrator. hey guyz you know....? BMV had his lunch & had a good sleep on the chair. LOL.... we finish our programm about 1730. We went straight to Polonnaruwa. we'd already booked a room in Wood side restaurant. Dropped BMV to a temple and we went to the restaurant.There was no beer shop near the rest. we took pains to find one and got some beer & had a nice meal.

Fourth Day
It was a friday. we got up early again. went to Girithalegama MV. when we were going by van we saw BMV walking toward the school. had good crowd with few cute ladies from Teachers Training School. There was few little geeks there. They took over ma job. I was free. had a nice walk around the school. Finally we finished our School Linux program in A'pura & Pollonnaruwa. We start to go back to colombo. Suche & I had a plan to drop in a Night club. we reached colombo at about 2300. Dropped BMV into the Nadara Center and went to Zanziba. Two more Suche's friends joinned up. Mihi.. a cute girl and a guy I can't remember his name. We had tequilla. mmmm had a good time. I was the cherry.. what a good time. Music, drinks and everything.... was there at about 0230 we took our way to TLC on the way drop Mihi @ her place.

The day was Sunday.. in the morning I went to University & came back at 1400. Suche & I planned to go to the Majestic cinema to watch a nice movie. On our way to cinema we had a nasty experience. We were driving toward Kohuwala junction when a Pajaro without a number plate suddenly appeared from a by road. It belonged to BLOODY VIP security survice and it was full of DAMN thugs. They signaled us to slowdown as we were driving fast but anyway we couldn't do so and we went past the vehicle. Then the angry thugs followed us and overtook our van & blocked the way. So we had to stop. Then the thugs who were armed with guns came toward us and scolded us using the filthy language. Thats the way of the politics of our country. Somehow we went to Movie "Superman Return" ...what a nice movie. A few of Suchetha's friends joined us too. After the movei we went to Hotshot, had a strong coffee and played pool with few friends. After that Suche, I and one of his friend went to Hotel Intercontinental. there was a nice pizza place.. we had big jug of beer and huge two pizza.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Sis"s wedding

Last month was a very important month to me 'coz my sis got married. last 18th was her wedding day. I was busy with the activities & so I missed my Geology final exam.To me that was a highly emotional moment as she is my one and only sister. That day she looked very beutiful on her bridal dress.

On the 17th morning Lushan came here from Colombo. he is my very best friend living in Ratmalana. We had lots of work. Most of our relatives came down here. In the morning we had to finish some work and in the evening we went to the wedding hall for some arrangements.

On the 18th morning we got up early. had to prepare for the wedding. at about 0610 she stepped out of home & set off to the wedding hall. Around 0855 the Poruwa ceremony was performed. We had lots of fun. We enjoyed the festivities. Most of my friends and my relatives participated in the festival.Around 1330 she left the wedding hall & we said good bye to her & her groom.

On the 19th morning Lushan went back home. Dassa & I had Some work to do. We had to get reaady for the home comming on 20th.

On the 20th morning we got up early as well. we stepped out of home aroung 0700. there was a nice home coming ceremony we enjoyed alot.

Monday, May 01, 2006

A Trip with The Team Linux

Time was about 1700 at that rainy day suddenly Hoposaio called me and ask me to participate in the Linux promotion program last 23rd at Ambalantota Theraputta vidyalaya. I was confused. I got only few more hours. Oh what to do?...I thought to go there because Suche told me there is no one to participate in that program. Then I called him at about 2000 hrs and confirmed. there were another three more guyz ready to go with us.. the BSD guy was with a nipple ring (Janaka), Mifan Nana & Late Mahesh.(there is a nice little story behind him).

First Day

I started my journey at about 0500 hrs. I caught a bus to Matara. at about 1400 hrs I reached Matara.. then I visited Chuti Akka... I dropped a line to Suchetha's way & he asked me to come to Galle. Then I started ma Journey to Galle.. I caught a damn slow bus.. at about 2000 hrs. I reached the Galle town.... Im in ma possition Guyz... few minutes left. They came to pick me up & they got another amazing Job... Hoposai had to deliver something to Chooty or one he called Tina..(It could be white chocolate) 'n got a kiss.. what a bloody unfair thing, he got a kiss, we got nothing......!cmon Chooty gimme a kiss too!..... after few minutes we reached the Suche's father's official residence in Galle.. what a cool place.. that is the place where we stay two nights. We got a wash & nice dinner.. start show time... Suche fell to sleep.. we watched a movie which Suche recomended us to watch. He said it is amazing....what an amazement! you would feel that kinda amazing feeling if you happened to watch that movie..it is mmmm.... Serenity.. we went to sleep at about 0100 hrs & had to wake up at 0300 hrs. everyone said the journey to Ambalanthota would take four hours or more .

Second day

we started our journey to Ambalantota at about 0400 hrs. we had to pick up Mahesh at Unawatuna junction.. he was late (alwayz he is bloody late guy) we had spent about 10 minutes passing that place and had to turn back to pick him up. What happened next was we were little bit foul mouthed. We reached our destination at about 0600 hrs. and we found the place & hung our banners... did few more arrangements... opened our stall with a big noise. A big crowd came to see our stall. We did it very nicely..happy & thrilled.. in the evening we packed our everything & went to the Nanasala. two of our guyz were already working there. We put dual booting system for all machines with Kubuntu & Ubuntu GNU/Linux with Microsoft bloody OS. We proceeded at about 1900 hrs... we took our dinner on the way at Matara. Then we drove to Galle but on the way we changed our decision & went to Polhena beach.. had fun.... more fun... time was 2300 hrs.. we left the beach and drove to Galle. that night two of our dudez fell to sleep early.. I & Suche stay few more hours with nice chat & beer. We got a plan to go to Unawatuna beach next day.

Third day

We were to get up early but we got up late. at about 1000 hrs. we went to Unawatuna. LATE was there. we directly got down to the sea & had a bath.. it was one of the best moments I've ever had. we left the beach at about 1200 hrs. & went to LATE's place and had fresh water bath. after good tea we said good bye & left.. we had a drive inside the Galle fort. what a nice place....... then we returned to Colombo. We reached Colombo at about 1630 hrs. I caught my bus to Ampara at 1830hrs.

This trip was a most interesting & fantastic journey, indeed. the secret affairs of our guyz were disclosed on this journey..

Saturday, April 01, 2006

The Real Struggle

During the Last couple of months I was struggling with ma exams and FOSSed works. I'd Plant Breeding Exam last 13th but missed Plant Physiology on 14th. FOSSed made me miss it. FOSSed................. FOSSed...................FOSSed ! The FOSSed was started on 13th Monday. Last Sunday Suchetha, Ven. Mettavihari & I visited the Exel world for a few arrangements. Few of our dudes were down there. Oh ! nothing to arrange. After a small talk & a walk we returned to the TLC. We were overloaded with a hell of work that night. no sleep, no sleep,
no sleep......................... @ about 0500 I went to sleep.............

The time was 0600 Ven. Mettavihari kicked & woke me up....... C'mon guys its high time..... hurriedly we reached the venue by Suche's cart (no clutch).......... no one there. still closed.......... damn! ............. At about 0900 The FOSSed was started.

Oh....... what a big crowd

Second day..... it was started about 0830. but I & Dassa was late. we had to go to his department. ...The Apache
guy came......
( Brian Behlendorf) At the end of the day... we had ...fun ....fun ...fun... fun.... fun... fun..... We played bowling........................ Oh my finger....... had a funny time with ma buddies.

Finally we finished the FOSSed successfully. @ the end of the last day of FOSSed we had fun time & had a splendid dinner.

Last month I started with ma Geology practical. I had a nice time in Kandy after 99. Met a few new friends & had a fun in hostel. After the Practical we had the field visit to Randenigala. We had fun & got knowledge too. We were guided by Dr. Rohan Fernando who is an excellent character. After the field visit I had an overload of work. Had to prepare Practical reco rds.

Friday, January 13, 2006

I want a blog.

Country : Sri Lanka
Province : Eastern
City : Ampara
Unit Location : /root
Time : 0200
Physical status : Sleepy
Mental status : Crazy

Today I see most of my buddies have their own blogs. When I see those I thought it's a nice way to let know all of my friends and relatives around the world, about me. So here I am starting my own gossip site.

Even though I'm in the field of Natural Sciences (Level 5, Bachelor of Science, OUSL) my interest for IT is huge. And I am highly impressed with GNU/Linux, that gave me the extra strength to move in the IT field as well.

So, from where to start or what to include in this blog, is not in my mind yet, but this would be a good kick-start of my blogging.

Life with GNU/Linux.

After I heard and came to know about the philosophy of Open Source, and Linux I sat and thought about it for a while. Then realized that, it is the way how computer systems can be developed in a better way. in a case of all the brains put their effort to achieve a common goal, the open source concept is very useful in many ways. So I started to love it. Millions of minds can't be wrong!

So I became a member of the Lanka Linux User Group and took part in some events organized by them during the past year. The biggest event that I could attend was the FOSS event 2005.

I have a set of crazy friends. And we do lots of crazy things too (Apart from studies and job)

Catch ya later ....