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2008: a year in review.

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2008 has been an eventful year for me. There were many changes ,most of which were good. Here is a snapshot on various things that happened the past year.

Entertainment :
Most liked movie: Into the Wild.
Jaw dropping performance : Javier Bardem (NCOM),Heath Ledger (TDK) .
Best actress : Ellen Page  (JUNO)
Favorite Songs -  English: Society(Eddie Wedder), Tamil:Dosthu bada dosth (Saroja), Hindi: Khwaja Meri Khwaja (Jodha Akbar).
Good riddance of the year : Stopped watching ‘Junk news/Junk Media’ and moving to Good Old DoorDarshan.

Others:
Most eagerly expected event – Firefox 3 download day (Yes I am part of that World record download feat)
Favorite pass time              – Blogging.
New addiction of 2008        – Twitter.
Favorite website site           – Ars Technica.
New skill set                       – Sending SMS’s.

Change in affiliations from previous years:
Songbird instead of Rythmbox
OpenOffice 3.0 instead of MS Office .
Perforce instead of Clearcase .
ABG (Anything but Google) instead of ABM.
Pidgin instead of GTalk .
WordPress instead of Blogger.

Favorite quote of the year:
Joker: "If you’re good at something, never do it for free… "

New and noteworthy :
-> Getting married!!
-> Buying a ‘gift’ for a girl.(quite a feat this one)
-> New job.
-> Taking pictures like never before.
-> Tweeting.
-> Visiting Western Europe .Some pictures here and here.
-> Digital surround sound at home . 
-> writing a major exam with (literally) 0% preparation. And passing it (God is great).

Things to try next year:
Making a check in to a FLOSS project.
Build a decent Movie/English series media library.
Use twitter for news updates.

I wish you all a good year . Have a nice time!!

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Written by sujai

January 11, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Posted in life

5 Responses

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  1. well, that is indeed quite an eventful year…
    guess my site narrowly missed to make it to your fav site list πŸ˜‰ it’s ok.
    eventhough i hate getting addicted to something, will try out twitter soon.

    a fan

    January 12, 2009 at 12:30 pm

  2. QT is released in LGPL.

    Wonder whether this is an attempt to suppress GTK out in mobile world…

    a fan

    January 16, 2009 at 8:40 am

  3. Very nice summary.

    -> Buying a β€˜gift’ for a girl.(quite a feat this one)
    LOL πŸ™‚

    Rajorshi

    January 18, 2009 at 9:05 am

  4. πŸ™‚ Ennenge good one.

    Sharmila Sujai

    January 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

  5. oh…whole family is a tech family πŸ˜‰

    a fan

    January 23, 2009 at 2:37 pm


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