Customary "Hello World" entry …

Let me first acknowledge the tools that I used to build this site. A little bit of googling revealed such gems that I could not resist trying them out and putting up a blog of my own.

The first thing I needed was a decent design, that I could easily modify to suit my taste. I stumbled upon Open Source Web Design, which has a huge collection. All well categorized by color schemes (light on dark, dark on light etc), html validations (html 4.0 strict, XHTML etc), frames (with or without), site types (business or personal) and use of stylesheets. I downloaded a bunch of designs that I liked and by the end of the day picked up enough skills and inspiration to come up with my own.

Next thing I needed was a blogging software, that used flat files for data storage and was amenable to look and feel modifications. I recalled my friend Nihar mentioning that he really liked Pivot and thought I would give it a shot. It turned out to be beautiful, decent features, flexible yet extensible and simple to set up.

So the easy part’s is done, now comes the real challenge … posting.

About amit

I was born in Kanpur, India in 1977. I did my schooling partly in Kanpur, Surat and Udaipur. I spent most of my schooling years in Udaipur in a boarding school. This was the most enjoyable period of my life predominantly because I made a lot of friends and played a lot of football (my first love). My school years brought in a sinking realization that I was good in academics, average in football [even after my most sincere efforts :( ] and to put it euphemistically 'artistically challenged'. Hence cool careers in photography, sports, art & design or music were all beyond me. I took up what I could do best, and enrolled for engineering at Nagpur University. College brought its own pleasures, I had my share of beers, bunked classes, read the 'Bhagvad Gita', learned yoga and picked up love for traveling. After graduating I was one of the lucky few to get a great job at Infosys Technologies. The best thing I got from my first job - my Yamaha Rx 135. There were not many weekends when I did not explore places in and around Bangalore on it. In two years though my desire to pursue further studies caught up with me and I enrolled for a M.S in Computer Networking at North Carolina State University. Here I picked up basketball, love for stand up comedy, liking for the 'other football' and offcourse a little bit of computer networking. I graduated in Dec 2002 and am currently working for /n Software. I am slowly evolving into a die hard Linux and Open Source enthusiast, trying to pick up skydiving, biking, running and photography. Some might call that progress. :)
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