Life is not fair. I knew that long ago. But should it really tell me that I can put on weight even when I eat an extra chapati, while this guy goes on to become the Champion Eater of the world, looking like this?
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Vishnu -- Systems Administration & Support
Lakshmi -- Finance and Accounts consultant
Saraswati -- Training and Knowledge Management
Shiva -- DBA (Crash Specialist)
Ganesh --Quality Assuarance & Documentation
Narada -- Data transfer
Yama -- Reorganization & Downsizing Consultant
Chitragupta -- IDP & Personal Records
Apsaras -- Downloadable Viruses
Devas -- Mainframe Programmers
Surya -- Solaris Administrator
Rakshasas -- In house Hackers
Ravan -- ! ;Internet Explorer WWWF
Lakshman -- Support Software and Backup
Hanuman -- Linux/s390
Jatayu -- Firewall
Dronacharya -- System Programmer
Vishwamitra -- Sr. Manager Projects
Valmiki -- Technical Writer (Ramayana Sign off document)
Krishna -- SDLC ( Sudarshan Wheel Development Life Cycle )
Arjun -- Lead Programmer (all companies are vying for him)
Abhimanyu -- Trainee Programmer
Draupadi -- Motivation & Team building
Bhima -- MAINFRAME LEGACY SYSTEM
Duryodhana -- Microsoft product Written in VB
Karna -- Contract programmer
Dhrutarashtra -- Visual C++
Gandhari -- Dreamweaver
100 Kauravas -- Microsoft Service Packs and patches
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
A joke which only nerds would understand
Once all the scientists die and go to heaven. They decide to play hide-n-seek. Einstein is the one who has the den...........He is supposed to count up to 100...and then start searching.....
Everyone starts hiding except Newton.........
Newton just draws a square of 1 meter and stands in it right in front of Einstein.
Einstein's counting 1,2,3......97,98,99.....100........ He opens his eyes and finds Newton standing in front........
Einstein says “Newton’s out. Newton’s out....."
Newton denies and says "I am not out........I am not Newton......"
All the scientists come out to see how he proves that he is not Newton.
Newton says "I am standing in a square of area 1m squared..... That makes me Newton per meter squared...... Since one Newton per meter squared is one Pascal, I'm Pascal, Therefore Pascal is OUT.......!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
A few months ago, I had asked a generic question about what one would do with Rs. 2 Crore if one were to win while playing with Shahrukh Khan (or a lottery). Not too many people replied (only my dear friend Murugeshbabu, who is also the only person who reads this blog), which basically shows the quality of the blog. Regardless, I had also mentioned that I would announce what I would do with the money should I play the contest and win. However, time went by and I never got to writing what it is what I would do with the money. So here it is:
I would start a political party. A party with a difference.
Yeah, yeah, sure.. You say.. every party says it is a party with a difference. What is so different about your party. Well, there is. I shall float the party on the stock exchange.
Yes, and I do think it is a very smart thing, and really surprised that no one has thought of it yet. Governance is the product we sell. People who believe in our style of governance, buy our shares. When more people buy shares, the stock price goes up. When the stock goes up, people make money. What else would cause the stock price to go up? Votes, of course. More people vote for us, more the stock rises, greater the profit people make. You can call it bribing for votes, but hey at least it's legal. Also, if it is run like a company, the political party has greater accountability and less corruption, since people have a direct stake in the benefit of the party.
There are other advantages too:
- You can easily find out the shareholder demographic. So, you can field candidates only where you are doing well, in the initial period. Similarly if all political parties were on the stock exchange, you wouldn't need opinion polls. Just the stock price could tell you who the winner would be.
- Since the common man has his money at stake, he is a bit better behaved since a problem would cause his own money value to drop.
- The common voter has a stake in the party, so there's a direct voice for him/her in the running of the party. I know the elections also guarantee that, but here inaction will hit your pocket.
I know it is a radical idea. But I am told there is a website setup in Ireland, where you can run just about anything on an e-stock exchange. The website predicted election results with a 90%+ accuracy rates in the November 2006 US elections by listing the Republicans and Democrats as independent organizations. It's based on the theory that the in a multiple choice, the correct answer is chosen by the most number of people. Heck, even Wikipedia works the same way. And if Manchester United and Century 21 can be on the stock exchange, my political party has every right to be so as well.
It sure beats taking Mallika Sherawat to the Seychelles. (normal KBC answer to what you would do with 2 Crore)
I h8 SMS lnge. Mst of t times I dnt undrstnd wht is sd. It is so cnfsing. Y is it so dfclt to rite a cmplt wrd? Y cnt u rite you instd of u? it is jst insltng 2 t readr.
I ran a spell check on this above statement. This is what came out.
I h8 SMS lunge. Must of t times I dent understand what is sad? It is so confusing. Y is it so ducts to rite a complot word? Y cant u rite you inset of u? It is jest insulting 2 t readers.
On the telephone it is fine. But when you write letters, I do feel you should still write complete English. I find spelling mistakes pathologically revolting. And writing "u" instead of "you" is to my mind a spelling mistake.
Makes me feel like all those years of studying English under Ms. Doctor and Mrs. Lobo were for nthng!!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
So screamed today’s headline in the Asian Age. Having no clue as to who this dude is, I decided to check out the article. Mr. Venkatswamy, is apparently a senior Dalit MP, whose goal is to become the President of India. Quite a noble goal, but then if no one has heard of your name, it might be a bit difficult. I doubt anyone has heard of Pratibha Patil either, but knowing what I know now, I’d say at least Sonia Gandhi has heard of her.
But it another thing that got me thinking. Mr. Venkatswamy said Indira Gandhi would have made him the nominee. He didn’t say Rajiv Gandhi or Narasimha Rao, or any other PM, but Indira Gandhi. Someone who died 23 years ago. There’ve been grown adults in India who have no clue about life in India during the rule of Indira Gandhi. But, Indira Gandhi lives on in the hearts and minds of Congressmen (and women). Why, I have no idea. But then, it’s the same every where. George Bush invokes Ronald Reagan whenever he’s in trouble, no matter that RR left the presidency almost 20 years ago.
All our pols (those that count anyway) are over 65 (Sonia is soon catching up). They’re past retirement age. Now wonder they think life was better in the good old days!!!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
I don’t know if this is a good thing. The inner geek in me, says that my favourite site in the world has sold out to the moneyed suits. The practical side says that on the evidence of www.soccernet.com the deliverable will be much sleeker and better. Can't say which is better.
However, it would be interesting to note the changes in Cricinfo and how much espn.com accommodates it in the US version. Somehow I don't see Ponting displacing Manning from the front page, if the Super Bowl were on the same day as the World Cup final.
As you may or may not be knowing, the last few months have been terribly busy with getting our new house set up. We finally have managed to get some semblace of normalcy, (and an internet connection) to be able to stitch up a few photographs on the internet. Seen above are a few pictures