Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Why dreams are not coming true

Where is the communicator from star trek. I would think what somebody conjured up 20-30 years ago should have become reality by now. Where are the flying cars and scooters of star wars.

I think the scientific community is failing us, rather then worrying about something like cloning they should effort in creating these things

Monday, November 28, 2005

What has happened to linux promise

Every now and then we hear a promise about Linux being technically able to replace windows on desktop. I have a feeling that all these efforts start but become subdued after a while. For example I have not seen any great movement in KDE development in last 6-9 months that has added significant functionality.

I would like to seem one of the big ones like IBM putting significant money on the table in development in window managers and see that things move ahead.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Autos and dashed white line

This is what I have believed for a very long time and I think now is the time that this should be put in statute. Actually if I ever become premier of my country I am going to pass a law to legalize this.

I think the dashed white line on roads is not for lane dividing but for the middle wheel of Indian Auto rickshaws. I also think that a middle wheel should be provided in four wheelers (actually five wheelers) so that they can properly align themselves with the dashed line.

India not safe, Australia tells folks

Here the biggest joke that I heard after a long time.

Australia has issued a travel advisory to its citizens not to visit India in the wake of reports that terrorist attacks are likely to take place there in â??the next few daysâ??â??.

Does anybody really care about what does australia think.

Oracle and its acquistion spree

I would like somebody to explain the strategy of oracle to acquire companies. It seems they are just acquiring that they can lay their eyes on. I was still trying to understand the fit between oracle and iFlex and I saw this news.

Have they run out of ideas in their original business or there is really a fit. May be somebody would stumble upon this post and explain that to me.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Sun and Google

I don't seem to get the media bytes that are generated by everything that google does. I agree that they are pioneers in internet searches but some of the media interest of late has been bordering irrational exhuberance.

See this Google and Sun Team up , from what I can understand that Sun has agreed to have google toolbar available as download with java virtual machine. Now my point is what is earth shattering about it so that it should make news.

But anyway may be I did not understand it fully.

Saturday, October 1, 2005

My new PHB

As I shared in one of the earlier posts that my PHB has quit and become country manager in some other company. For a while I thought it was a good news. Now I realize that it is not the people who have problem but the position that is a problem.

My new PHB is turning out to be much worse. He acts just as a postman and acts as a store and forward message transfer agent. Only problem being that he stores the message till the one day before deadline.

I suppose this is why they call it Kaliyuga. Must be my karma.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Public Sector Undertakings in India and Strike Culture

Yesterday was an all india strike called by communist supported unions in Airport and other government undertakings. Some thoughts came to my mind at the end of the day.

  • The strike further validated the fact that these places need to privatized. A very small number of people are currently able to take the whole country at ransom and for communists who claim that airport privatization is a security risk, I think this behaviour is a bigger security risk.
  • Other funny thing that I observed that absolutely random group of people supporting this strike, I read some where that auto unions and farmer's unions are supporting this strike, I don't understand what is the point of this. How come privatizing of airport is really hurting farmers and auto drivers.
  • I also read that income tax officers in Delhi and other metro were on strike in support of Airport Unions, again I don't get the point of it.
  • The best case is west bengal where the communist party claimed that the striked was not supported by their party but by the unions supported by their party.
Again It seems that they think that aam aadmi is fool.

Sell the soul or let it die

Of late I am in a dilemma. Should I sell my soul to the dark side or let it die. The decision has become imminent because of the current situation at my work place. If I continue doing what they are asking me to do it is equivalent to killing the soul while the offers that I have outside are more like selling my soul.

Hopefully in a couple of weeks I would be able to make the decision on what is better.

Random thoughts about Indian Cricket Team

I just don't get the BCCI, First they go around proclaiming the fact that they want Indian cricket team to do well and hence do the tamasha of potential coaches being interviewed under the glare of TV channels etc and when they hire the coach and he tells them that the reason that Indian cricket team is not winning is because of their beloved captain, they claim that it is a miscommunication.

Do these guys think that we all are just a bunch of morons. In fact somebody should ask them why did they hire a coach if he can't even communicate properly and if he can communicate properly why don't they fire the captain.

But then that is asking for too much.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Advertising and the uselessness

I am sitting in the advertising management class and wondering that this seems to be a business that exists just for itself. I don;t think anybody buys because he looks at the advertising. It is like you create advertisment, if people buy something inspite of the advertisement you claim that it is successful.

Now the guy is claiming that because of him the low rise jeans are successful in India. I personally think that the jeans are successful because of stupidity of people buying them rather than anything to do with advertising.

Now I am bored enough to not even write it.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Random thoughts about Sun Micro and Linux

I never understood what did Linux Torvalds did to good old powers that be in sun micro. They are trying to do what richard stallman could not do. They are trying to claim that they are anti-linux but not anti-open source. It is really beyond me how can people with all the information could be so lacking in common sense.

Anyway, neither of them pay me anything, so I really don't care.

Curiosity about bangalore

It seems bangalore is being dug up now-a-days. Everywhere you go , a bunch of JCB's digging up bangalore. I am curious, where is the earth that is taken out going. Somebody told me that such earth is sold. Who is buying it and why. Eventually he would go around digging it anyway.

My phb has quit

In January of 2005 when I started my blog, I was extremely pissed at my then boss for generally messing up with my head at that time.

Finally he has quit and going to some startup. MY bosses' boss broke the news and claimed that the boss has done great service to the company.

Now I am waiting for a new boss to show up. Let's see how the life goes on after the man departs.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Some thoughts about indian media

How much moronic can Indian media get, over last week it publicized the news of some fellow from UP topping some examination from NASA and now NASA is claiming that they do not hold any such exam. What is more surprising to me that same story also claimed that President Kalam had also appeared in such exam. I would think President's office should have quashed such story much earlier rather than waiting for somebody from NASA to say that.

Also last week Indian media went gung ho about Pt. Ravi Shanker being in running for Nobel Peace price only to claim today that it may be Sri Sri Ravi Shankar from Bangalore.

These morons should learn their lessons from this.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

A boring evening(before first break)

I am sitting in this extremely boring class which has something to do with commercial contracts. It is supposed to go on from 2:00PM to 7:30PM because the wierd professor missed two classes on his own.

He is trying to explain difference between sale and deemed sale and some other related nonsense.

It is almost 3:05, another 25 minutes to go before first break. Now this guy from infosys is asking some weird question and prof is going on about oyt-nonoyt and some constitution amendement and telephone is in his possession.

Now he is threatning the front bench in the class. Mercifully I am nicely in the back bench. Just now prof has mentioned that his friend is coming and will handle something.

This prof. smokes cigarettes which cost Rs. 69/- but my neighbour has told me that the prof has also mentioned that the cigarettes cost Rs. 95 in Taj hotel because of luxury tax and they are expected to come down after a day before yesterday supreme court order.

Lady from motorola just woke up in the last bench and the moron from spirituality class just walked in.

RFID fellow has just now made some wise-assed remark. Fantastic information, revolver does not require import license but requires license from police to own the revolver.

Professor has just gone to "Leader" and said that he wants to something illegal, somehow I feel he likes him.

Now he is giving some random speech about WTO and uganda.

Just when I was about to close this post, the funniest of sight, professor's cell phone is ringing and the low tech professor was really struggling with high technology.

Now he is sending somebody to department of economic affairs, chief economic advisor. Now is generally lamenting east asian tigers and I thought tigers are found only in India. Now he is talking about some promises that he has made to others.

Now he is explaining how is per capita income calculated. In nutshell take GNP and divide the GNP with janata and you get per capita income. He is saying that to increase GDP you should divorce your wife and make her your maid.

Monday, January 17, 2005

On a side note

Over the weekend I came across this interesting article written by one IIM Bangalore professor regarding ongoing situation where Tamil Nadu state government has arrested a seer on charges of murder.

I failed to understand the basic point that the writer wants to convey. Actually I have issues with the very first statement of the article i.e. "The arrest of the Kanchi Shankaracharya, Jayendra Saraswati, has shocked India."

The writer simply ignores the seriousness of the charges and the fact that one person has been killed.

I don't understand why do we need to give special treatment to this particular case when this is just a case of murder. If he did not commit it, he will be acquited.

This same writer would never write anything when hundreds of innocent individuals are harrassed by the police.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

No point in quitting

I have decided to start an open source project seriously.

Genesis of this blog

Today I had my annual performance appraisal and at the end of it, the idea came to me about starting this blog. I had a three hours meeting where my boss was trying to put me one of those buckets and I was trying to push myself into buckets higher than where he was intending to put me.

Anyway, at the end of it, I learnt a lesson, when you fight with PHB irrespective of whether you win or lose, you get screwed. I would say that is a good lesson to be learnt for this new year.

Now I am thinking whether I should remain in this job or quit it. But more I think about it, it seems that PHBs are there everywhere.

Let's see how this year unfolds.