Game Of Thrones

For the uninitiated, Game Of Thrones is a high budget fantasy TV series currently being screened on HBO. It is based on George R.R Martin’s epic fantasy, A Song Of Fire & Ice, book one of the Game Of Thrones series. I had started reading the book a few weeks ago (not knowing then about the TV series), but never quite got the time. However after the highly promoted Trailer, and the absolutely brilliant episode 1, I’ve picked up the book once again.

I’ve decided to keep myself aloof from all the spoilers, and read the book along with the series. This means that I will be finishing the book in a very long time, but also that I will be able to get a much better insight into what is going on the series. For eg there are very many characters in the TV series, which are not yet introduced, and it was interesting to see them come upfront in the book.

Is anyone else reading the book for the first time along with the TV series ?

Below is the ground from the book that each episode contains. I will continue to update this as the series goes ahead :

Episode :

  1. Chapters 1-8
  2. Chapters 9-17
  3. Chapters 18-24*
  4. Chapters 25-29
  5. Chapters 30-35

* Only half of the chapter is present in the respective episode.

Let me know what you think of Game Of Thrones in the comments…


Welcome to my github pages. This will be my personal code blog site, or something of that sort. I will soon be transitioning this site to Jekyll for easier publishing and maybe move away from wordpress. (Done)

I am a proficient coder in PHP, working on various internal projects at SDSLabs.

Here is my current setup :

  • Dell Inspiron 1545
  • T-6400 Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Ubuntu Oneric Ocelot 11.10 (Default Primary OS)
  • Elementary OS (Under Testing) Will be moving to Gnome Shell soon
  • Samurai WTF, Backtrack 5 for pen-tests
  • Moved from Windows after remaining a staunch supporter for 5 years

How to run apt-add-repository behind firewalls (#iitr)

Copied from OMGUbuntu

  1. Press Alt-F2 and type “gksu gedit /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/”
  2. Find line 88, change “” to “hkp://”
  3. Save and close

Note that this is the default setting in Ubuntu Natty Narwhal (11.04), and was only applicable for Maverick or older versions.