I logged-in to today and the first post I see is – Unexected PITA Progress. That’s an intriguing title. And then the opening line just got me, I couldn’t move ahead without reading the full post. Rarely do you come across a straight confession of ones disappointment in his work and yet the tone has a hint of confidence in it. Half way through the post it reads

After an initial development rush in 2006, I hit the wall and struggled to make progress in the face of problems like having no version of Perl on Windows with a compiler, the difficulty of embedding custom POE applications into regular applications, and the mind-bendingly awful problem of debugging code being run via a shell command from a different version of perl in the child of a fork spawned from a script called from a boot init script in a headless VM called from system command in the hidden fork child from an async loop spawned in a deep object model in the child fork of a daemon.

That’s a long sentence! 🙂 Nonetheless, authors perseverance is awesome!!

FUDCon Pune 2011

YEH! I'm attending FUDCon Pune 2011! :)
FUDCon Pune 2011

The Fedora Users and Developers Conference in India, is happening in the city of Pune. 🙂

It is scheduled from Fri Nov 4’th to 6’th 2011; At College of Engineering Pune.

FUDCon Pune is going to be the largest gathering of the worldwide community of Fedora developers and users. 🙂

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community.

See you there! 🙂

Caching Woes

An year ago, around this time, I started working on – an RSS feeds reader that aims to provide the best reading experience. After 6 months of development and using, was launched in March 2011.

Since then, slowly but steadily, it has been growing good. Recently feedmug hit its first roadblock when the hosting provider stopped its back-end caching server saying, “excessive resource usage on a shared hosting“.

The thing is, feedmug has a list of RSS feeds for which it maintains the local cache. User requests are served from this local cache so that the response time is minimum. The cache needs to be kept updated all the time, which is done by the caching server.

I’m working on replacing the current caching server with a new one, which should consume minimum system resources. Hope it all works out well.

Till then, feedmug won’t be able to display the updates count next to your feeds. But if you click on the feed, it’ll always fetch the latest posts and news for you.

I’m extremely sorry for this inconvenience. 😦