Mast Kalandar

bandar's colander of random jamun aur aam

Sat, 15 Aug 2009

Thanks IMSc (and Chennai too)


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We are moving to IISER, Mohali in Chandigarh for the next two years — perhaps for longer. It was nearly thirteen years ago that we drove the “bhuddi” Premier Padmini from Bangalore to Chennai; the two of us on either side of not-yet-three-year-old Shruti. We landed in the IMSc guest house in the evening. The ever helpful guest house staff (which in those days was Charles, Prasad and Parthiban) helped us move our stuff into one of the flatlets.

Innimerable people have done their bit to help us grow our roots here and it is impossible to thank everyone by name; so let me thank people by listing some notable cases:

For better or worse, life goes on and so we too must move on…


Tue, 20 May 2008

IMSc eprint server

Fri, 16 May 2008

Computers and I

Wed, 30 Apr 2008

People pages on "people"

Sun, 23 Mar 2008

Mailman for bulk mail at IMSc

Wed, 12 Mar 2008

Proposal for IMSc web re-organisation

Sat, 09 Feb 2008

Documenting past mistakes in CC purchases

Mon, 04 Feb 2008

Some significant changes in the IMSc CC since 1997

Fri, 30 Nov 2007

Proposal to convert aliases to lists

Wed, 28 Nov 2007

Publication and Promotion Norms

Tue, 27 Nov 2007

Why IMSc eprints?

Mon, 26 Nov 2007

Open Access

Thu, 25 Oct 2007

Keeping systems "sanely organised"

Fri, 10 Aug 2007

One size does not fit all

Sun, 24 Jun 2007

Buying and configuring systems for IMSc

Thu, 03 May 2007

Setting up IMSc's VPN

Sun, 22 Apr 2007

Saying "No" to Windows Vista

Wed, 18 Apr 2007

Proprietary systems and IMSc computer usage

Wed, 13 Dec 2006

Proposal to reassign storage and purchase duties of CC.

Tue, 18 Jul 2006

Web Servers re-organisation

Tue, 28 Mar 2006

IMSc mirror site of arXiv

Mon, 20 Mar 2006

Some suggestions for the new hostel

Fri, 20 Jan 2006

Changing remote access rules

Fri, 25 Nov 2005

Returning the Toshiba satellite

Mon, 14 Nov 2005

Info for users and To-Do for banyan

Thu, 20 Oct 2005

Increasing everyone's UID/GID

Tue, 30 Aug 2005

DNS and e-mail, and how ERNET went its own way

Mon, 22 Aug 2005

Proposal for new network toplogy

Thu, 18 Aug 2005

Re-organisation of IMSc Network Topology

Fri, 22 Jul 2005

Debian advocacy

Wed, 13 Oct 2004

Open Examination for IMSc entrance

Tue, 08 Apr 2003

On the importance of Academic Freedom

Fri, 22 Nov 2002

What is "The Instutute of Mathematical Sciences"?

Thu, 05 Sep 2002

Who fixes the systems at IMSc?

Tue, 26 Feb 2002

Web server re-organisation

Wed, 29 Aug 2001

Buy only what you can use and manage competently

Fri, 16 Mar 2001

Junk for junkies

Wed, 07 Feb 2001

On Setting up Experimental Facilities at IMSc

Tue, 23 Jan 2001

Questions for IMSc users

Fri, 04 Aug 2000

Changes to DNS at IMSc

Fri, 30 Jun 2000

Securing our machines

Fri, 26 Feb 1999

How are academics to be evaluated?

Wed, 03 Feb 1999

Uses for IMSc Computers

Sat, 22 Nov 1997

A sarcastic response to a user who objected to the removal of telnet

Sun, 22 Oct 1995

Vision for the School of Mathematics, TIFR

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