Delhi to Munsiyari – Road Trip, December 2013

One of those days when you can see me jumping all over like a kid, Another Road Trip! This time its Munsiyari, Uttaranchal!

Been a long time, I haven’t been on a road trip. You know it’s been a long time when you start craving for something. Right now, I am craving for a road trip – The dirt, the snow, the chill, the black ice, the anticipation, the excitement… I can go on and on with this.

It’s winters here, in India. And you may know how its gets here in Himalayas. One word description? BAD! And I like this word when it’s associated with a road trip!

It’s going to be five days of complete bliss! No office, no work, no worries. Just me and my machine, conquering himalayan giants.

Also, this time, I will be recording my trip. Live!

I have created a small web application – The Bike Packer. All the way along, I will be tweeting live from my cell phone. And my tweets along with the photos will get pinned onto a Google Map. When I say live, it means that updates are going to be real time. I hope you would like this application.

You are welcome to experience what I would be living.

If all goes well, then this would be my itinerary for this road trip.

25th December:
Start from New Delhi at around 3 AM. Reach Kausani by Evening. Stay there overnight.

26th December:
Start early from Kausani, reach Munsiyari same day.

27th December:
Trek to Khuliya Top. Come back same day. Rest.

28th December:
Start early from Munsiyari. Goto Gangohat. Explore caves at Patal Bhuvneshwar. Head towards Nainital. Rest.

29th December: 
Start from Nainital. Reach Delhi.

Route map on Google Maps:

If interested, you can keep a track of me @ The Bike Packer. I will make this app live on 24th December.

Coach – PHP App Deployment Tool

I love writing code and I love creating new software. If you have been following my blog lately, then you may have noticed that I have been exploring a lot of stuff that has happened in PHP world lately. Laravel, Phonegap, Composer etc.

Then I bumped into Capistrano, Scalr and Chef! – awesome tools for deployment. I loved these so much that I wanted to roll out something on my own. So here I present you Coach. My latest experiment :)

Coach – A PHP App Deployment Tool. Its written in PHP, for PHP. With Coach, I want to build a simple deployment tool that can deploy PHP apps to different servers together. Right now, there is not much to explore. You can’t use it for production. If you want to see what I am up to, you can check Coach here.

Oh and if you want to contribute, you are most welcome!

Happy Programming!