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Sat, Jul 27 2002

Darin Gott, who has a very interesting Blog named The G Spot - you should see some of his comments on user searches for his site ... very funny <g> -, wrote to me a couple of days ago and asked me if there was a web ring for Blog users. I told him that there wasn't but that he should feel free to set one up :-) I heard from Darin yesterday and he told me that the web ring was all ready to go (though he did say that he was still working on the home page for the ring ..) - now that is fast action ... thanks Darrin :-) Anyway, I added the web ring information to the FAQ (along with a few other things that I'd been meaning to add to it ...) but here's the info for all of you who are too lazy to go over there :p
Ring Name: BLOG Users
Ring Home Page:
Join The Ring Link:;action=addform

While I was at it, I decided to update the list of sites that use Blog since I had a long list of sites to be added but hadn't had the time for the past couple of weeks - Darin's site was among those BTW ... I guess I should explain the method I follow to add new sites to the list of sites which use Blog because it probably makes no sense at all to most people because I always insert new sites into the middle of the list :p The reasoning is as follows - the point I insert new sites into the list is always the same - it's just before the non-updated/dead sites begin on the list. When I say dead, I don't mean that the site's not there, just that the site used Blog but hasn't been updated in ages. Towards the top of the list, you should find sites which are more frequently updated. In time, (if I find the time ...) I check on the newly added sites and depending on their frequency of updating, I either move them towards the top end of the list or the bottom end of the list. Of course, there is no scientific method to it but this hopefully explains the method to my madness :p

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Thu, Jul 25 2002

It's been a few hectic days I tell ya :p Had to go into work on Saturday but I left as soon as I could since my parents and my brother were in town because Sunday was my birthday and they wanted to go shopping. Now, I particularly don't care for birthdays nor do I celebrate them but my parents and my brother seem to think it's a big deal :-) Anyway, we went shopping, I got a few new DVD's (most of which I haven't seen yet ..), got back home and I spent the next couple of days watching several Tamil and Hindi movies that we'd rented. I also managed to watch "Changing Lanes", about which I'd heard a lot of good things. Maybe I was tired but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be but it wasn't all bad either - all in all, good solid performances by both Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Affleck but for some reason the movie left me with a feeling that something was missing - some crucial element that would have made it a really great movie ...

Monday morning we got a call that an uncle of mine had passed away in Kurunegala. So we went for the funeral and then stayed in Kurunegala itself since Tuesday was a holiday and my parents had already planned something which included travel :p The "something" was actually a visit to a prospective bride's house since my parents are trying to get me married and are trying to find a bride who fits all the conditions that I stipulated <g> Now I'd told my parents that I didn't want to visit a prospective bride's house immediately since I knew that it would be difficult for them to find somebody who'd meet with my approval and so had told them simply to get a photograph and I'd tell them whether they should proceed further or not. However, this girl's dad insisted that I come along and away we went but it proved to be another useless journey :p

Went back to work yesterday and there was a heck of a lot of stuff to be attended to and in the middle of it all, I had to dash out to attend an interview with a prospective employer. I like my current place of work because I like the people there but I am beginning to hate the take-you-for-granted attitude of management and the fact that there is no real appreciation of my work - I get blamed when something goes wrong but there is no praise for a job well done. Anyway, the call to come for the interview had been on my cellular phone on Monday while we were on our way to Kurunegala and it had been a bad connection. I thought the person at the other end mentioned a company that I'd applied for just the previous day (or maybe that day itself ...) and I was surprised at the quick response. When I went there however, I found that they hadn't called me at all :p They interviewed me however but told me that it was for a new software development firm that was planning to start operations around November and that they'd let me know.

I called back the number on which I'd received the call originally after the interview (I'd actually tried the number earlier as well but it had been engaged ...) and found the real company that had called me <g> I got there about an hour late, fully unprepared and not quite properly dressed since it was for a managerial position but they asked me in for an interview anyway but told me afterwards that they were simply short listing candidates and would let me know later. But I have a feeling that I didn't do too well there :p
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