The Advisory Boar

By Abhijit Menon-Sen <>

Morni/Sukhna wildlife sanctuary, January 2009

An unofficial report of a two-day checklist review birding event near Chandigarh.

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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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Sat Tal, March 2009

Some highlights of a relaxed weekend trip to the mountains. (Delhi—Ramnagar—Nainital—Kainchi dham—Sat Tal and back.)

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Thoughts on drinking and driving

It's annoying to have to explain not wanting to drink and drive.

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Inspector34: record/replay HTTP requests

Inspector34 is a transparent web proxy that records requests and responses for later playback and comparison. It is meant to help with regression testing.

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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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Using Git to manage a web site

The HTML source for my (i.e., this) web site lives in a Git repository on my local workstation. This page describes how I set things up so that I can make changes live by running just "git push web".

The one-line summary: push into a remote repository that has a detached work tree, and a post-receive hook that runs "git checkout -f".

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Lyrics: Anna Domino: This Time

After transcribing the lyrics to Anna Domino's Mysteries of America album, I turned to the older (1987) album, "This Time".

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Orchha (June 2008)

An incomplete account of a refreshing monsoon getaway to Orchha, which included wading across a flooded river, riding bicycles with no bells, and the worst restaurant food ever.

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pemtrans: Convert OpenSSL RSA private keys to Cryptlib keysets

pemtrans reads an OpenSSL RSA private key and the corresponding signed public key certificate, and writes a PKCS #15 keyset that Cryptlib can use.

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