The Advisory Boar

By Abhijit Menon-Sen <>

Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 3

Our first tent, bought after much research, turned out to be sturdy, roomy, lightweight, and inexpensive. It has served us well for many years now.

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Net4India took my money, but did nothing

Net4India accepted a .IN domain pre-registration in 2005, but did nothing to register the domain. It took four years and a big coincidence to get back (not quite all of) my money.

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Eeebuntu on the Asus EeePC 4G

Installing Eeebuntu 2.0 on an EeePC 4G (701) worked fine.

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Books about Indian birds

I am often asked to recommend a field guide, usually by beginners, or people who have just started to get interested in serious bird-watching. There aren't many available; and since I've used all of them at one time or another, here are some notes about the ones I like best.

A Field Guide to the Birds of India

By Krys Kazmierczak, illustrated by Ber van Perlo.

Published in 2000 by Pica Press (UK).
Reprinted in 2006 by Om Book Service (India).

If you have to pick just one book, this is the one I recommend.

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Hosting at Hetzner.DE

I have been using dedicated servers at Hetzner for more than fifteen years for myself and for work, and it's been a good experience overall.

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