First day of Diwali - Indian mix of Christmas (gifts exchanged), New Year (but no-one’s really sure which year) and Guy Fawkes night (loud industrial strength firecrackers being let off in the streets until 4am every day until Sunday).

Attend street party at John’s place with Mike Burghart from SuSe, who has just come to Bangalore to set up shop here. Gently let him down to earth from his high cloud of thinking that starting a business here is cheap and easy

“What kind of leased line were you thinking of getting?”
“I could manage with maybe a 2 Meg line”
“Got a spare 64,000 pounds then have you?”
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Mike’s also going to make do with his stand next to ours at the show next week - hope he’s got stuff to fill it with.