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Ignoring the obvious

First the funny one. 

My phone was messed up and I was trying to fix it. So what is new in it? The new aspect here was I was unable to do anything in the phone because it kept on asking my gmail credentials and was not happy with the ones I provided. 

So I had to take the ultimate course - talking and taking the phone to service center. I asked for the directions. And the helpful customer service rep. told me that it is near one Sai kiruba hospital. I asked again " Sai ...". She reiterated "sai kiruba". I said OK and wrote down the address. Given the state I was in, I could not make any jokes on it.

I assumed it is one of those special deities Kiruba. May be I only know kuruba, kirata.

Once I landed in the location of service center, I realized the hospital is SaiKripa Hospital.

Today when I glanced at the paper in which I had scribbled down the address the realization struck me. The north Indian lady had told me kirupa - their version of kripa. I laughed out loudly enough for my neighbors to add one more adjective to me. I had not thought of obvious.

Now a nerdy one. After successfully completing coursera course of python, I have been obsessed with it. And windows pc is not the right choice for such a powerful software.

Ubuntu is supposed to have python already. But mine said, it has only 2.7. OK does not make much of difference. But when I realized many of library commands are different, i tried updating the software. But no matter how much I try I was unable to update python to 3.6.

And on one occasion, the apt also told me some thing about broken software. I heard it as "some one does not want you to learn python. they are hell bent on not letting you update the sw...blah... blah"

Then I asked the shell "which python". It game me a path of /usr/bin. Not much helpful. Until today. I listed all pythons in usr-bin folder. And there it was. python was a link to python 2.7 and python3 was link to python 3.4.

I still need to unlink 2.7 and relink 3.4.

So may be some times at least, the most difficult problems will have most obvious solutions.

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