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Database error and recovery

Filed under: Site management by Hari
Posted on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 08:36 IST (last updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 @ 08:48 IST)

A corruption appears to have occurred on the database in this blog. I had to recover the database from an older backup and as a result, a few recent blog posts and comments have gone. :(

I should have backed up the latest version of the blog database before, but somehow I had missed that in the recent months. Don't you hate it when that happens!!

Too bad. In any event, I am glad that it was no worse!

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Finally got the IBM Model M keyboard

Filed under: Software and Technology by Hari
Posted on Fri, May 9, 2014 at 19:58 IST (last updated: Fri, May 9, 2014 @ 19:58 IST)

Well, finally got my hands on the original IBM Model M keyboard (German layout - 1391403) thanks to my brother from Germany.

Here's the mandatory video showing me typing a few keys on this wonderful keyboard. I like the resonant clack sound as compared to the higher pitched click on my TVS-e Bharat Gold (Cherry MX Blue) keyboard.

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Papa Hari School of Politics Entrance Test

Filed under: Humour and Nonsense by Hari
Posted on Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 21:35 IST (last updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 @ 22:16 IST)

Papa Hari News Service

The Papa Hari School of Politics has come out with an Entrance Test for Indian political aspirants wishing to join its course. Following the election season in India, there has been an increasing interest in politics among the youth in the country and the Papa Hari Institute has decided to seize the opportunity to popularize its course. The head of the insitute, Sir Papa Hari himself, announced that the school was in the process of admitting students for the academic year 2014-15.

The press release also included the following Model test paper for students to get familiar with the question paper pattern.

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Jackie Chan

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 12:18 IST (last updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 @ 18:25 IST)

A portrait of action superstar, Jackie Chan. Drawn on my HP Touchsmart tm2 with MyPaint.

Jackie Chan

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Goundamani - Second attempt

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 13:38 IST (last updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 13:38 IST)

A second attempt at drawing Tamil comedy actor Goundamani

Goundamani

Compare with the first attempt:

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Late Actor Raghuvaran

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 22:00 IST (last updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 @ 22:00 IST)

A portrait of late actor Raghuvaran. Drawn on my HP Touchsmart tm2 with MyPaint.

Raghuvaran

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