Bullet - Money - Life - Spirituality

Being haunted by royal Enfield bullet for few months nearing a year, I decided to buy it. The temptation is beyond resistance.

I was waiting to receive my incentive from my office to buy. My incentive is not sufficient, so planned to avail loan for shortage.

I received my incentive last month. Incentive amount credited into my bank account.

Motorcycle or Bike Tsunami is storming now in India

Two wheeler with higher CC bikes are going to storm us in 2015 - 2016.

Those who can afford for such bikes will buy them irrespective of need or want.

Now, I am caught by royal enfield bullet tsunami, part of motorbike tsunami. I notice lots of new bullets - classic 350 - on road. We can declare our cities as city of Pulsars and bullets.

My affordability is stopping me from becoming a victim to bullet wave. Those who can ride motorcycle, and able to pay for bullets buy bullets. Everybody, by their affordability, has to buy a new motorcycle.

Indian Consumerism - Realty Tsunami - Storming style marketing and sales

I was victim of realty tsunami stormed Chennai, during 2010 and 2012. Atulya, inno Geocity, TVH homes, Nallambakkam realities, Marg Swarnabhoomi, Metrozone, and many and infinite small builders stormed chennai.

It was a sweep.

No idea whether above mentioned projects are completed and functional now.

I did site visit of various realty projects during this period.

After committing a flat I seized site visits, stopped looking at Saturday Hindu realty and all my realty activities.

migrated back to drupal from wordpress

I run this blog served from WordPress for a week. Posting experience from WordPress is awesome. With WordPress app, I could draft content with images offline and publish them later on.

But the major drawback is search, and similar articles. I am not satisfied with WordPress search compared with drupal. Similar article plugin not come closure to drupal module.

I decided to switch back to drupal.

For backup , I decided to use the xml, which I used to migrate to WordPress.

Old Bullet pros and cons

Thumbing is the major pros of old bullets made up of CI engines. New UCE bullets are missing such thumbing.

Engine, gear box, clutch are in three separate boxes. Great scope for those who has mechanical appetite. Street mechanics can handle any problems in old bullets.

Old bullets have a wintage appeal.

Mileage will not be equal to new UCE bullets. Power loss in transmission from crank to rear wheel is reduced 30% in new UCE engines.
More maintenance compared with UCE bullets.

Drupal to Wordpress Migration

I migrated my blog from drupal to WordPress last week.

I am running this site made up of drupal for 8 years. Drupal was my bread and butter for almost 6 years. It gave me job few times in big MNCs. Using this site, I researched drupal, and keep in touch with drupal always. Leaving drupal is a tough decision.

I have to keep moving from hosting companies due to either poor service or cheaper cost.

Data backup was a pain. Since my blog is growing, I want simple and reliable solution for data backup periodically.

I passed RedHat 7 - RHCE7

I passed redhat version 7 recently. Plexus announced an upgrade offer from redhat to sit rhce7 exam. I paid the upgrade fee. The bait was upgrade fee 2500 rupees, and no need to appear for the RHCSA 7. So, I bite the bait.

Two challenges.
I could not take leave or attend the pre exam training session(6 hrs for 5 days) like I did in rhce6. So I attended 3 hrs of training and left for a office.

Exam was 4 hrs. It requires stamina to sit for 4 hrs in a same place. 4hrs was not enough to me when I did the exam.