I run another blog with random thoughts that I come across in my daily life. The posts are pretty long and are primarily meant to make my ideas and convictions clearer about the thoughts and ideas I discuss about. The blog is not really meant for the casual reader and would require people with reasonable patience and interest in the topic to be able to read through the blog. The posts are also very often very long.
I must be receiving around 50 emails (not including spam) everyday. Quite a few are from free software mailing lists that I have subscribed. Some are from Zyxware.com in the form of automated notifications about actions on the site. It is not practical to go through all emails and I normally leave those mails that I cannot take action on or those mails that do not have subject lines worth looking at or those emails that do not require any action as unread. Over a course of time this accumulates and I end up spending hours at a stretch to clean up my inbox once in a while. Today was such a day.
I am sure there must be lot of How To's online describing how you should behave and present yourself and your company to prospective employees. Here is my addition to that list but as a short how to on how to not meet prospective employees and/or their families. This how to applies very easily for IT companies but the cases might apply for non-IT companies also.
Firefox 3 is expected to be out soon and Mozilla is trying to create a World record of sorts by making Firefox 3 the software that gets the maximum number of downloads on a single day. This is a good marketing initiative by Mozilla and I think they are going to succeed in doing that given the popularity of Firefox. They have provided an option for people to signup to commit to download Firefox 3 the day it is released. Once you sign up you will get a reminder about the download once the release is announced. You can go ahead and sign up at http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord
In October 2007, Zyxware launched its first major venture - Zyxware Health Monitoring System and released the application under GPL. The application was a web based system which can be used to track occurrences of diseases across any given geographical area. The application had caught the attention of most of the print and television media and was well covered by the media. I had managed to get hold of a copy of one of my interviews and was planning to get it on youtube sometime. I just got around to doing it and here are the videos
Today I had to drive around 30 kilometers to attend a wedding reception of one of my friends. In spite of my schedule I wanted to go because I had given him my word that I would be there for the reception. I was planning to go by bus as it would not have been any less convenient to go by bus than by car. However by the time I got out of my office it was already too late to go by bus. So I decided to go by car half-heartedly. Additionally I had to come back early to pick up and drop off a cousin of mine from her work to her home.
One of my friends need around 2 cents of land in or around Peroorkada/Vazhayila/Ambalamukku/Kowdiar for setting up an engineering workshop. He was running his engineering workshop - Empire Engineering Works, Trivandrum - near Ambalamukku and lost his land during the recent road widening. He is a very sincere fellow and a very hard working person and hence I thought I would lend him a helping hand. If any body knows a piece of land like this please get in touch with Mr. Baiju(9447220397) or send me an email and I will let him know.
It has been quite some time since our request to start a seller account was approved on ebay. However we had not gotten around to setting up items to be sold on ebay. Today I sat down and configured one item on ebay. It is a Ubuntu 8.04 DVD. You can also access the complete listings of products by Zyxware Technologies on Ebay
Zyxware has been carving for itself a niche in the local market as a trusted promoter and supporter of Free Software and related technologies. As the company has been growing we have been trying to figure out methods to capitalize on this brand value and in generating revenues and at the same time give back to the community.
Recently a friend of mine asked me if everything was right with me and my company. I had confirmed in the affirmative. The reason why he asked was that my recent posts have tended towards negative. I felt that an explanation was due regarding this issue. Starting a new company and running it on my own was not and is not and will not be a simple task.