November 2005 Archives



Any idea what was the procession about on MG Road this morning. I heard some band playing along and saw a whole lot of students(Scout?). It took me about 25 minutes to cross less than a km stretch.

Isn't there a SC order prohibiting such processions disrupting public life? And why cant these guys do it at 2AM or some remote place outside the city. Arent the craters on the roads enough to give us jitters during the morning travel?

Ubuntu upgrade with an ISO image

If you want to save on a CD and use the iso image for an ubuntu upgrade, mount it as a loopback device (say /mnt/ubuntu) and add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

deb file:/mnt/ubuntu/ubuntu breezy main restricted

And then do a apt-get update followed by apt-get dist-upgrade.

Have you been potholed?


A stretch of Double Road has been badly damaged (not as badly as Bannerghatta Road) due to the recent rains. They decided to start fixing this on a Monday. On Tuesday when i crossed that stretch, it was half filled but made worse with protruding gravel. Still that stretch is a pain to cross and two wheelers use the foot path :-)

When I was cribbing about this, saw this link on an internal mailing list.

Warning Potholes Ahead

Apart from listing roads with potholes and user experiences in Bangalore, this site also provided some information about potholes, way to fill them and a couple of links to how this is handled in other countries.

Update: On Nov 18, Friday, they had shutdown this stretch on Double Road for some digging and filling. As of Nov 25, this stretch was still unusable, made even further worse by the rain. :-)


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Chennai is in one hell of a mess. And chennaites will not pray for rain atleast for a couple of years.

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