720 hours

That’s the effort estimate given by the company Pinaki talked to in Mumbai for the mobile VAS idea. Absolutely ridiculous! This when Pinaki has made quite a bit of the technical design. All this is just for the backend application, we haven’t even talked about the front end website part yet. The amount they’re asking

Busy Saturday

Was on the phone, gtalk for close to four hours today. Was talking to Pinaki and another guy about the mobile VAS idea. It was so hard to find a decent, free web conferencing facility where I didn’t have to install anything. And with STD rates (Pinaki is in Mumbai and the other guy in

Website up!

I recently got my Joomla! website up on the internet, meaning bought a domain name and then hosted it online. Thinking of which domain to buy was an exercise in itself, but I had help from some good friends. Finally, I went with a suggestion from Bala (he owns a Telugu movie review, news site).

Sramana’s webinars

Sramana (an entrepreneur and strategy consultant) provides real-time feedback and mentoring via teleconferencing. The next edition is on March 25th. e44Startups can enrol and sign up for presenting their ideas/business. The time allocated to each startup is 3 minutes and the entire session takes about an hour. Not only is the feedback worth listening to,

Tech Trails

I finished testing my website on IE 7 today. Thankfully not too many issues. One tricky issue I had to solve was passing an XML string as a parameter to the onclick Javascript function of a hyperlink I was creating using dynamic HTML. Was working fine in FF3, but IE you know….Urrgh. Anyway, I am

Reading update

Current – Past Through Tomorrow (Robert Heinlein) Finished – Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Robert Heinlein) Although I got irked by the romantic stuff in some of Heinlein’s books, on the whole he’s got so many different kind of stories. I’m impressed.