Archive for category Ranting, Raving and Whining
Really interesting talk and a wonderful illustratiion by cognitivemedia.
I have always wondered what’s so exciting about the Farmville and MafiaWars games. These videos explains .
I am wondering why the Zynga folks haven’t sued them yet!
I have been debating with myself on whether to blog about this or not for the last *few* months! It’s about Guys spitting into the urinal before doing their business. I have seen many people do this and it’s the slop noise of the falling spit is GROSS that I have walked out of the restroom without attending to my business and waited outside till the whole freaking place is empty!
Mind you… I am not talking about some 3rd world slaughterhouse or pub. I am talking about a MNC with guys holding masters and doctorates from all over the world. Not just at my workplace, I have seen this happening in many hotels as well. This post is a aimed at saying a few words at those who have this disgusting habit!
I used to think that its an ‘Asian thing’ and then I just googled it before writing this post and I find that it’s a global phenomenon. There are questions on this even in Yahoo! answers! If you read this post and you are in the habit of doing this. Please try and stop it. It’s very very disgusting for some people when they ‘hear’ you do that.
Realling funny and inspiring in many ways…
This guy should be fired from Infy and blacklisted from flying (any arlines) for the next 2 years. This is the primary problem with Indian youth. They don’t think of anybody else other than themselves. One can clearly see this attitude on the roads when two-wheeler drivers try to squeeze through a traffic jam making it worse while the four wheeler drivers sit in their vehicles like idiots waiting for the traffic to clear up.
Such attitudes need to be fixed at primary education level. Unless we change our education to teach our children to become better people instead of self-centered intellectual bastards/bitches, we will have more such incidents in future. There is not going to be an end to this.
What’s the point of being educated if you are so selfish that you would create a bomb-scare for the sake to delaying a flight to your convenience? What about the tension that all the other passengers and crew went through within that short period of time?
New Delhi: A 25-year old engineer from Infosys, who thought that he would miss his Bangalore-bound GoAir flight because his train was running late, landed behind bars on Sunday for causing a bomb scare at the Delhi airport.
Abhishek Gupta was coming from Lucknow in Gorakhnath Express and was expected to reach Delhi railway station by 6 a.m. and catch a Bangalore-bound GoAir flight from the capital’s domestic airport around 8.45 a.m. Gupta’s train got delayed and he reached airport around 9.30 a.m. “He called up the call centre of GoAir informing them that he was late because of train delays and asked the staff to reschedule his journey and put him on the second flight to Bangalore. But his request was refused by the GoAir staff,” said a police officer.
“Gupta who desperately wanted to reach Bangalore, again called up at their call centre telling the staff that there was some suspicious object on the plane. He thought that by doing this, the flight would get delayed for some time, and in the mean time, he would reach the airport and board the same flight,” added the police officer.
After the call, the GoAir flight G8201 carrying 164 passengers was grounded and passengers asked to disembark. The bomb and dog disposal squads were pressed into service but nothing was found on the aircraft.
At 9:30 am, Gupta reached the airport and asked for the boarding pass. “It aroused some suspicion. Gupta was then cornered and questioned. He then confessed to causing the panic,” said the police officer.
A case has been registered against him under appropriate sections of the Indian penal code and he has been arrested.
Inevitably my Goodbye post had to be followed up with another one on what I am doing presently. If you have me as your contact in any of the popular social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc., you would have already known about this. Anyway, here goes. I have joined Yahoo!.
My primary focus of work at Yahoo! would be on HiFi Prototyping. I expect it to be challenging and interesting. Let’s see what’s in store…! hmmmm…..
Btw… here’s a snap that my Wife fished out of this blog… From a very old post.
This was taken when I was in Sunnyvale. It does bring back memories from those days… I had completely forgotten about this photo. But my wife remembered!
A lot has happened in the last one year. Both on professional and personal front. Some nice things. Some really bad things. Last year when I moved out of Extreme Networks, I had a few options in my hand and I picked Nokia out of those for the following reasons -
- It is Nokia.
- It’s one of the largest organizations that had stood hard and fast against many odds in the last century.
- I liked Nokia mobiles while I hated some stuff in them.
- I believed that I could actually make a difference.
- I have worked in the financial domain, enterprise domain and networking domain. Telecommunication and hand-held devices were new challenges.
So… Then, why did I leave? Many ways to answer that question. Some of the reasons are personal and some are professional.
Well, the sugar coated reason is -
The company has millions of users around the world to please. That’s no easy task. ……. When I joined, I thought there was potential to help the company change course in its design direction. But I learned that Google had set its course long before I arrived. Google was a massive aircraft carrier, and I was just a small dinghy trying to push it a few degrees North.
Thats from Douglas Bowman, StopDesign in his post ‘Goodbye, Google‘. Just replace the word Google in the paragraph above with Nokia and you would have what I am trying to say. Now, that’s the sugar coated version. Just that.
Did you really think that I am going to write the ‘real’ bitter version out here on a public blog ….
Anyway, that’s past. I am focusing on the next steps in my life.