Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mumbai Blasts

This is in remembrance of all those 170 odd people who died in the serial train bomb blasts that rocked Mumbai exactly one year before on 11th July 2006. And nearly 900 people were injured in the incident, many severely. According to the Hindu newspaper dated 10th July 2007, many families are still to recover as the earning member of their family was dead or severely injured in the incident. And some victims are yet to recover from coma. Lets all pray that things will be fine for those affected families.

PS: Thanks to Dilip D'Souza for the compilation

Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Matrix

Just like every other year campus recruitments happened and the freshers are almost done with the induction programme. And this year the freshers are all asked to send their academic details like courses, electives & projects done and the tools & technologies they are familiar with.
There is this one team in the company with only one requirement for the freshers in their team. And the project manager has given the HR a skill set requirement that should match for a fresher to be part of their team. The HR while analyzing the profiles of the freshers, come across a profile which matches to a very great extent. The HR personnel send the profile to the project manager, and they get an affirmative response but the final decision is left to the HR. The HR people then discuss among themselves.

CYPHER: We're not going to confirm him. Do you understand that?

TRINITY: Morpheus believes he is the One.

CYPHER: Do you?

TRINITY: I... it doesn't matter what I believe.

CYPHER: You don't, do you?

TRINITY: If you have something to say, I suggest you say it to Morpheus.

And the HR finally arranges a meeting between Morpheus, the Project Manager and the fresher.


MORPHEUS: At last.

MORPHEUS: Let me tell you why you are here. You have come because you know something. What you know you can't explain but you feel it. It's there like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.Do you know what I'm talking about?

NEO: The Matrix? I have heard its an important project.

MORPHEUS: Do you want to know what it is?

Neo swallows hard and nods.

MORPHEUS: Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. I can give u, just a basic intro.

Its to do with the NDA agreement. Access to the project info will be given only after signing the NDA.

Morpheus opens his hands. In the right is a red candy. In the left, a blue one.

MORPHEUS: This is your last chance. After this, there is no going back. You take the blue candy and the story ends. You will have to look after someother team.

The candies in his open hands are reflected in the glasses Neo uses to help him with his Myopia.

MORPHEUS: You take the red candy and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how great cutting edge technologies we use.

Neo feels the smooth surface of the candies, the moisture growing in his palms. After a split second decision he takes the red one.

Morpheus starts explaining him what the Matrix is all about. Listening to the entire OHT stuff Neo couldnt resist sleeping.

And the half-conscious Neo falls onto the floor. Human hands and arms help him up as he finds himself looking straight at Morpheus.

He smiles.

MORPHEUS: Welcome to the corporate world, Neo.

PS: Special mention goes to the site for the Matrix movie script.