Compiling a FreeBSD Kernel

Ever since my college days, I always loved to have my own compiled kernel. It gave me that special feeling of “my machine is better than yours”. I am sure each time my new kernel boots up the feeling I have is is the same as what Super Man has when he...

Package Management in FreeBSD

When Bankei was preaching at Ryumon temple, a Shinshu priest, who believed in salvation through the repitition of the name of the Buddha of Love, was jealous of his large audience and wanted to debate with him. Bankei was in the midst of a talk when the priest...

Installing FreeBSD for Desktops

Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low. They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative...

Mamma’s Boy

I have always been my Mamma’s boy. And I am proud about it too.. After all not many have a mamma as sweet as what I had. The only complain I have about her is that she left me when I was 26. They say that time heals everything but for me each day without her has...

Travelogue – Road Trip from Cochin to Bombay (Part II)

The reason why we took this trip was because my sister and brother-in-law were coming back from Germany. Their kid, tuckie, had come to our place for a short break and we were to drop him back. Actually, my father was to fly down and drop him there. But then both my...