We had switched to a Reliance broadband internet connection recently from our Asianet connection. Reliance connections requires you to authenticate via http to get connected to the Internet. This was a minor inconvenience since we wanted to connect and remain connected without having to login manually. For this we created a script that will login automatically to the Reliance broadband connection and will also reconnect automatically if the connection is dropped. The script that we created has been released via our github account as Free Software under GPL.
Ubuntu 11.10 has been released and the usual buildup of excitement in the Ubuntu community is evident in terms of articles and reviews around the same popping up all over the place. Ubuntu Manual team has taken this opportunity to release an installation guide for Ubuntu 11.10. As Ubuntu installations are becoming more and more easier (as with any other GNU/Linux installations) I hope more people are going to try out and switch to Ubuntu (or one of the many GNU/Linux distros).
I wrote quite a while back about this close friend of mine who was trying to make it in the music industry as a Music Director. It looks like he has already gone a long way in this direction. He had since then started a music company and has already created and released an album - Megha Malhar. Pretty impressive stuff for somebody who had to work his way against the system and get out of the career he has been trained for by the system to follow a career as directed by his passion.
I got this mail from paypal today that said that they are adding new restrictions to their offerings to Indian users of paypal because of RBI regulations. The changes have a pre-1990 feel to it. It looks like somebody somewhere thought that a vibrant and growing SME sector is bad for the Indian economy. Just when you started thinking that India is changing and becoming a good place to start your startup.
I guess this is becoming the most popular topic on this site of late. Yes you are right - we are hiring again. And obviously we are looking for more software engineers. Zyxware is growing exponentially and we are looking to hire as many good candidates as we can find. You can APPLY ONLINE as in the past. More positions are open and you can see details at Zyxware Careers. Like in the past FOSS contributions would give candidates a strong advantage over other applicants.
We are looking for more people to expand our software development team. More positions are open and you can see details at Zyxware Careers. After having used Naukri successfully for our last round of hiring in June we have posted the job ad for PHP Developers - http://bit.ly/9EBeOL - again in Naukri. Like in the past FOSS contributions would give candidates an extreme advantage over other applicants.
Multiple positions are open at Zyxware. Unlike in the past we are looking primarily to hire experienced hands this time. As had been true in the past, demonstrable Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) contributions would give candidates an extreme advantage over other applicants. Please see Zyxware Careers to see more details and apply.
As we (Zyxware) are gearing to enter the next phase in the life of our company i.e. growing from a small business to a medium enterprise we are looking for people to take up key positions in our operations. One position which we are planning to fill as soon as possible is that of a Project Manager. We are looking for a mid level IT professional with good Project Management capabilities for this position
Setting out to make social change is good to hear but it is tough to actually get done. I haven't made any or for that matter actually have started doing anything big towards that but I have had opportunities to be part of or to contribute to multiple ventures/initiatives over the course of the last 4 years. Through these learning experiences I have come to realize the importance of two factors for making sustainable social change - persistence and scalability. A case in point is the TidyCity campaign which started in 2009 and which has been gaining ground and momentum over the past year or so.