Saturday, September 8, 2007

Stealing !

Stealing movies: Yes, it is THAT serious !

Monday, September 3, 2007

My Motorcycle Diaries - An introduction

Nothing like Che Guevara here.

Simple reason: I didn't want to end up an equipment measurbator ( You know what word it is - Thanks to Ken Rockwell - - Search for Bottom Level 1 here)

I bought a bullet not because I had a lakh of cash stashed in my bank account; but, because I love it, and because I want to ride it everywhere.

I had modest interest in knowing how these little beasts work; they had always been in my childhood dreams. I have been told that "only if you have cash to maintain a car, you dare buy a bullet and maintain it"; God, it is so true.

ooh... I said "little" beast. No flaming war here; Bullets are 350 cc, nothing like the Harley monsters.

You guys should watch the 'The Motorcycle Diaries' featuring Gael Garcia Bernal; a beautiful movie. Motorcycle is just a tool used by Che to 'see' South America; I thought, okay, let me buy the tool first, let me look at South India next, and 'see' it later. As you all know by now, I am lazy as hell, and would like to do things sequentially.

My motorcycle is a Royal Enfield Thunderbird, 346 cc displacement; cool bike, hot looks. I did a modest 24000 kms (15 K miles, you Liberians, Burmese and North Americans: in the first two years.

I rode my bike on plains mostly, to known towns/cities through unknown towns/cities. Villagers have hitch-hiked on my bike; I have met several interesting people, but nothing I remember or have documented :) I am lazy.

View my bike here, same color but more chrome:

I did not want to start a different blog under my name. I will label the motorcycle related posts appropriately so that you can search if you want to read them all. After all, why are these labels for?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Oh my God, They killed the Internet !

From Gizmodo:

Comments in blog......

After watching this, and reading a couple of articles, I think I have changed my mind about comments on a blog.

So, folks, no more comments on my blog. Send an email if you want to say anything.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


People tend to write stuff, especially emails in a hurry. No problem with that, but please review.

We had offered a particular person, say, Mr. ABC an employment. He was supposed to join on 14th of May, but was not able to. Here is an example of how not to write:

I commited u thati am joining by today. The pressure of the project and commitment of mine is not completed. My replacement of mine joined and escaped by the project within 4 days.The whole project at my head. I will completing within 10 days.

I can able to join only on 28 th of this month.

If ur management can agress for my joining date, it will be perfect and good for me.

Please mail me. i will not be in postion to attend thecalls for this whole week.

This is body of a real email written by a real person. I still have a copy of it in my mailbox. Gosh!

I have not edited anything. The communication is presented to you as-is.

I will surprise you with more such crap in a phased manner.


I got an email asking:
Did the recruit get to keep his job? And y'all missed this when you first interviewed him? If so my friend, the problem looks like is in more places than one.

My response would is:
I did not want to be too obvious, but you nailed.

No, I did not interview the person. He was interviewed by somebody in top-HR for HR-Specialist role; whatever. And, he had kept this candidate on hold (for god-awful reason; this guy should have been a REJECT, right? For whatever reason, this guy did not join.

In the meantime, my immediate supervisor was hell bent to get this guy in for the aforesaid position in my project, and I was stiff as a board not to get him there. We got into unpleasant conversation, and based on a handful of such situations with this employer, I have quit the job now. I am currently serving my notice period and will soon join the 'other' company.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Grand Nigerian scam

All you guys would have gotten emails from some Nigerian minister saying that there is lot of money stashed in some unused account; please give me your account # so that I can transfer money, blah... blah... blah....

Here it goes to an extreme:

A bit long, but, fun to read.

Blogs I read, forums I visit

English is very convenient; 'read' in the title is both past and present tense.

Fake Steve Jobs -
John Gruber -
Joel Sposky -
Motherf**ker -
Prasanna -
Barath -

The last two: not just they are my cousins, I never knew that they are really really good in expressing what they intend to. Prasanna is blogging his poems - I remember him writing such things when he was at school. Barath is writing random stuff - so nice.

Fake Steve Jobs - Really speaking what Real Steve is thinking.

John Gruber - Read it.

Joel Sposky - 'Even if it is a slightly-no while interviewing, it is a NO' - The art of interviewing and software-engineering related stuff.

Mike Lee - I just love him. esp. Read the "How I became a programmer"

Forums: The MacResource forum ( Fun place to get along with fun people who speak random stuff; from 'how-to-fix-my-powerbook-now' to 'how-to-shift-gears-clutchless'.

Read on !

First blog!

Not really the first.

I definitely have another Blog address which I do not remember :)

Anyway, a word of caution: If you are scared of random articles written by people who are totally lazy, stay clear of mine !

This blog is here today because of my amerikki-cousin Prasanna ( and his bro Barath (; not that they WANTed me to write; am just jealous :)

Welcome me and congratulate me, y'all !