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Hello World,

I have restarted this blog after a long gap of 3 years. First my lame hosting provider went out of business without even bothering to send a notice. Then a few days after I changed hosting, all of my wordpress sites were hacked in a bulk attack which exploited some critical vulnerability. Both of the incidents caused loss of quite a bit of data and posts. Afterwards I was busy with new work and personal life. A very busy, funny, scary and enjoyable time period during which I felt too lazy to recover all the data and start the website again. All this while, only the homepage which is written in html was online. So the website as a whole wasn’t offline which provides some cold comfort.

During the last three years, I have been to a few places, a lot of stuff has happened and a lot has changed too. Not everything needs to be documented, but a few things about the website are going to change. I used to write a bit about technical stuff, computers and network security in a seprate tech blog. Now my line of work is entirely different and I don’t have much time to try tinkering with stuff. It’s an enjoyable thing to do if you have spare time or while working in the same line and I still miss it. But I don’t think I’d have enough time to write on it anymore. So no more technical posts from now on unless something unusual happens and I will be moving whatever data I can salvage to this blog.

In my spare time, I was writing some crappy horror stories. Apologies and sincere condolences to whoever read them. I don’t know If I’d ever have the courage or stupidity to do that again. There was a military story though which I was writing and stopped in between due to writer’s block. Maybe it’s time to check and see if it’s salvageable. Not high hopes though.

Data from my general and defense blog is merged on this blog too. Both things still interest me a lot and I will be posting here regularly as much as I can. There have been some stuff that I wanted to write down, but without a blog didn’t.  I have been to a few interesting places  and the travelogues are not yet written. Will start it as soon as possible. I just came back from a long pending vacation to Goa and I think it will be a nice starting point while the memories are still fresh.

The blog also needs a better look which will take some more time. I hope it doesn’t turn out to be tacky and complicated like last time though.

Well, that’s all for now.

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