After a long time I decided to get on the web and check out things just for the fun of it. However that sucked me in to check out status of some emulators which I keep dabling with once in a while. Which inturn led to me going to Mips site and downloading their documents on Mip32/64 architectures (by the way I had done a port of linux (and development of a linux based internet ready settopbox) to a Mpeg2 decoder chip from LSI which used Mips core around 6 years back, my first attempt at Linux porting then). Which inturn led to linux-mips.org site and a indirect link to a old article by me from that site. Also I noticed the Mips emulator I had used to experiment long back MipsSim Java in a almost orphanned stage. As I had done some modifications and enhancements to it back then (as usual hadn't found time to post it back to net), thought I should recheck its still ok and put it back on the net.
This reminded me of my homepage at tripod. On checking out found that the good guys at tripod/lycos had still kept it active. Thanks guys. Cann't say same about my domain name from Namezero, I know partly I am to be blamed for having not read their email about moving domain manager/??? authority around to them (as usual I hadn't read the emails for a long long time, and why should have I, I had paid them for was it 5years, and as worse as it can get I realized that my domain was in limbo just a month after the was it 5 or was it 3years term). And off I was searching for my homepages saved in their pristine form (no ads etc added by tripod) somewhere in my hdd, and dug them up using locate (those kiss programs from unix/linux ;-) and my structured storing habit on disk (which I again do in those once in a bluemoon bouts).
And realized that I hadn't updated my webpages for almost 3 years. So updated the frontpage with some of the new things that happened at work front. And thats when I noticed this blog support from tripod, didn't think much about it yesterday, but today while killing some time in the evening decided let me give it a try and here I am with my first blog post.