My scalded fingertips [update: swathed in tape look like those of a tavil player] are a good reminder to never jabber on the phone while absent-mindedly touching a vessel on the stove.

Here is a short report on day1 of foss.in2007.....

Last night i had plotted the route i wanted to traverse to reach IISc but come morning am unsure. So I asked a friend how he went home. Changing my route was better as the roads i had chosen were ones with heavy-duty traffic. Ultimately though, asking for road names didnt quite work so well or i was asking the wrong people but asking for SadashivNagar police station worked like a charm...

Along the way another nice guy let me tag along with him so i was spared the trouble of stopping at each signal and saying "SadashivNagar police station yelli?". Needless to say, i got delayed for Christians talk (sorry Christian :)) so my plan to deposit "the stuff" with Runa before going to attend it went to nought. Since that didnt happen, i met Swati who was sending out press invites so i pinged a friend who works for another media group to drum up some support. During lunch time, Sankarshan, Vaibhav, Kushal, Runa and me were chatting away while Supreet worked magic on my laptop, which now runs Ubuntu. Apparently he has a similar model with same issues. Thanks again Surpreet :-)

Post lunch it was Runa's talk on Gnome translation which started of with hardware trouble on her laptop. The talk went off well and i had a few questions but then so did everybody else. There was someone from unicode.org so it would have been interesting but we had run out of time and before the volunteers dragged her off the dias, Runa ended the session but not before /me losing a new silver inlaid black earring ... i should have just dropped the other one too so whoever finds it can wear both :-/ Atleast on my way home I got the roads right and didnt get lost in the myriad gullies.