Thejesh GN

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Namma Metro

Posted by Thejesh GN On October - 21 - 2011

Pictures from my first ride on Namma Metro which opened yesterday. Most of them are goofy pics of myself and Mathang. We are just happy that metro is here. Pictures were taken on my broken phone so don’t expect good quality.


Posted by Thejesh GN On October - 12 - 2011

I was trying to pre-order After Fall – Insanity game today. First thing it asked me!
Have a great day.

“i” will die too

Posted by Thejesh GN On October - 6 - 2011

The message came through mail. This paragraph from Steve’s commencement address at Stanford flashed my mind.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

I am sad. Nothing else to say. Make best use of your time.


Posted by Thejesh GN On September - 11 - 2011

I don’t remember that day very clearly. I guess I was getting ready to go to college. I saw it on TV. I remember going through different emotions. I felt sad for people who lost their lives and their family. I appreciated the police and fire department. According to me they are the real heroes than who killed Osama. Its been ten years. Minimum I could do is to pay my respect to them. Thanks guys. The work you did and dedication you showed is very inspiring.

Manhattan Burning

This incident also changed the world for ever. It gave right to governments all over the world (including India) to do all kind of stupid things in the name of protecting its citizen. Governments have killed more civilians in the name of hunting terrorists. They have spent more money on arms than food for poor. In a way world is more screwed than before. Sadly governments never learnt and they will never learn. However I wish they learn from what has happened in last ten years and will do better for their citizen.

Photo Credit: Thumbnails on flickr, 9/11 WTC Attack Photojournal

Most of my command line

Posted by Thejesh GN On September - 9 - 2011

Most of my life is spent inside a command line. Until last month, you would see me with multiple command lines or multiple tabs. It used to be very confusing and I couldn’t see important ones without multi-monitor setup. When I shifted 20+ inch monitors both at home and work. I wanted to use something that made use of available real estate. That’s when I read about terminator.

Terminator provides a way to arrange terminals in grids on the same screen. So with in the same window I can arrange a lot of terminals the way I want. The picture above should talk by itself. Now my terminal works like a command-line dashboard. Recently I started using it on small screens too. If not anything, at the least I can make use of right side of my screen.

Very recently i shifted from BASH to ZSH.I run Ubuntu on all my personal computing devices.BASH is the default shell on Ubuntu. I had done certain customization to suit my daily requirement. But once I got to know about the Oh-my-zsh, there was no way I could stick to BASH.

oh-my-zsh is zsh on steroids. Its a set of configuration files that attach rockets to your command line. I have modified a bit to suit my use cases but most of the cases are covered by the original project or community submitted plugins. This was something that I was missing for years. Now no more going back to BASH.

In the above picture it shows how my ZSH shows where I am, which machine, which env (virtual/real) and if the current folder is a git/hg repository. How does that look?

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