Thursday, June 28, 2007

Musings & Learnings for the day

Fantastic Four and its sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer, both the movies have taught me lessons. Yesterday night I was watching Fantastic Four, I have watched it before but thought of refreshing myself with this movie as I saw its sequel very recently, till 1.00 AM in the night and never realised when I slept. And today morning I found my glasses, spectacles I use to help me with my myopia, broken. So the lesson is obvious, if you are in a dilemma whether to buy a new pair of glasses or not watch movies till late in the night.

The sequel has taught me something very important. Those who have seen the movie will know how important Sue, The Invisible Woman, is among the Fantastic Four. The Silver Surfer, originally Norrin Radd from the planet Zenn La, who is supposed to destroy the Earth to save his planet from the hands of Galactus ends up helping the Fantanstic Four. The reason is, typical Indian movie sentiment, Sue reminds him of his back home (i mean back planet) love. This proves the importance and the advantage of having a team member of fairer sex. So all you managers and future managers out there, keep this point in mind.

Read the book Intelligent Design, atleast go through their website. It gives a completely different perspective of evolution, but the description of aliens match with my analysis to some extent.

If you happen to work on gcc and use gdb to debug the code, always use option -g for compiling the project. It will make your job easier while debugging.

Most of us aren't aware that Google's GTalk has come up with support for Conference, they call it Group Chat and have introduced only in the web version of their GTalk. Hope they support this feature in the regular version of GTalk very soon.

And this is something serious. Everyday on the way to office from home in the cab, I come across a traffic police who does his job very sincerely. But that perfection with which he signals and controls traffic make me laugh. And this is not the case with only me. May be its because we rarely come across people who do their job perfectly. But is that all we give in response for perfection?

Friday, June 22, 2007

Creativity Scaling New Heights!!

Tomorrow is national ILOVE U DAY if u get this that means u are loved. Send this to 10 people in the next 143 min and tomorrow will be your best day ever. Tonight at midnight your true love will realize that they love u. something good will happen to u at 1-4 pm tomorrow, it could be anywhere. Get ready for the biggest shock of ur life, if u break this chain u will be cursed w/o relationship problems for the next 10 years. If u get it back ur loved if u have a lot of love for someone... copy and send this to your whole list... in five minutes

Jeez, this is highly hilariousmrgreen!! If I send this msg to all my list ( no matter they r guys/girls), then the GOD wid his magical powers makes my true love realize - irrespective whether i hav one or not - and mind u this happens only at the mid night!! Something good is gonna happen tomorrow itseems, yeah my manager is gonna screw me... but this happens to me almost everyday.. And no relationship for next 10 yrs, thats really sad!! And i cudnt really decode the meaning of the last line.. The funniest thing is itz jus NATIONAL LOVERS Day. So all these curses are applicable only to ppl of this nation.

But one more doubt strikes me, wat'll be the impact if I love a gal of different nation?

Monday, June 18, 2007

Our future

There are many reasons why one shud blog, or why I blog.. We, in general, arn't busy wid work all the time, right? So why not use the time & resources judiciously. smile And even if we hav work, working continuously is injurious to health, so relax n blog in between. In my case I, generally, am asked to come on weekends and work though thrz seriously no much to work.cry So why work on weekdays, jus blog! Work on weekends (n thaz impossible). You might get a gud dream while dozing off after having lunch, but tech is not so advanced to capture dreams. So jus blog.
Now lemme blog on our future. Wherez man heading to?

Man is gradually evolving into sum kinda...

PIG eek

Darwin might hav never dared to even dream abt such a change in the human Writing about this ill effect of fast foods n junk food on man will be loadsa fun, but i wanna deal wid a different perspective!

Twenty years before, we wud have considered refering to a box wid flickering images for route maps from anywhere to anywhere a wierdest n wildest dream, but wid the current days technology much more is possible. We, now, go to the rescue of our computers for nothing and everything. We neednt even wonder if the human evolution diagram gets updated in near future showing man wid a computer jus the way the man of stone age was shown wid arms made of stones.

With all this, its not much hard to imagine a virtual world. Further improvement in satellite imagery technology and the internet power, in near future, will takes us to any part of world in a split second and let us make transactions ( anything and everything like buy/sell) the way we do if we go there in person, without actually moving away from ur computer. To get the actual feel of the 3D world, our monitors may get replaced with some spectacles kinda thing.

All this fast improvement in technology, will show a slow n gradual impact on our features - the way we luk - with the concepts of evolution like structural adaptation and natural selection coming into picture. And can u imagine the result? Since there will be literally very less instances requiring us to move physically and very great deal of work for our eyes n brain, we wud end up having a very big head wid the two eyes n forehead occupying the major part of our head, needless to think of hair biggrin, and the body highly disproportional to the head. Summing up, we will be having a lean body wid a disproportionately large head - wid half the face being occupied by the forehead n no hair. If u pictorially represent all these features, occupied by the forehead n no hair. Pictorially representing,
Now u will understand why aliens, which are assumed to be intelligent in most movies, luk like this... They might have gone thru all these phases of evolution. wink So guys, if u want ur (great)^n grand children to luk like hrithik roshans and aishwarya rais, better stop thinking too much n better stop using computers razz

Friday, June 15, 2007

Get a luk at ur funny face..

"Plz Dont move" "Sit Straight" "Chin up" "Dont blink" "Look at me"

When a photographer clicks ur passport size photo or an artist drawing ur portrait will definitely say all these.. But certainly not these caricature artists. In the recent past, therez a pretty good increase in the number of On-the-spot-caricaturists. You can find these guys in fairs, pretty busy and deeply obsessed, drawing quick sketches & making people laugh luking at their faces.razz

These guys r fun, their main aim is to present wid a sketch retaining some features of the original & make it funny by deliberately screwing up the striking features. You gotta be careful if u want ur caricature not to luk like a twisted. I had to wait for my turn as there were a couple of people who wanted to get their caricatures done; and so had an oppurtunity to do a kutti research. mrgreen

Well, the caricaturist starts wid hair and captures it neatly, but not always (he messed up my haircry). Since eyes say it all, he replicates them exactly. And there comes his features of interest - nose, then lips & teeth, followed by ears. Lips & teeth are the only features which u can make his draw the way u wish. You be will be asked to smile and u hav to realize that its a trap. If u end up showing ur teeth, thn u can easily kill ur fellow humans wid ur teeth in the If u smile too much but dont show ur teeth, yeah ur caricature will have the bozo look wid ur lips spreading from North America to Japan in a typical world map. The features of the nose will be exaggerated. Its fun to watch ur caricature, if u have a protruding nose or a wide one. And ears are upto him, he either draws elephant ears or sumthin much more funnier...

But get ur caricature done.. taz definitely fun!!biggrin

Express yourself wid Emoticons

All set to write a funny experience this evening, but then you see, with out these emoticons I couldnt convey myself properly. But mere colons & parenthisis also wont convey the emotions in an effective way. So started hunting, and my hunting aid is nothing else but the one & only Google, the super star of search engines. These smileys are some kinda addiction. At times I end up typing a :) or a :D even in reports.. biggrin

After searching through Google, found this post where in the required scripts and instructions were given.
But there is a fix! With this script, we can add emoticons only at the end of the post. sad That makes it really painful.

When ever I click on the emoticons which appear in my compose box, the smiley appears at the end of the post and I need to re arrange the content (cut and paste in a different location). sad
Need to tweak the script to make it function normally, but I am not good at these things.

But u know this right, necessity is the mother of invention. Just now thought, why not move the emoticon itself instead of organizing the contents... The genius me atlast made the job easier winklol

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Brighter Side of Biting Nails

The content in this post is purely author's opinion, it doesnt compel anyone to follow it. You agree that I shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature incurred as the result of following this post.

Lemme tell you there are six important reasons why you should bite your nails..

  1. You will never feel hungry if u bite ur nails.
  2. An idle brain is the devil's workshop. Biting nails never keeps you idle, you'll always be busy with it.
  3. Biting nails as a habit keeps u relaxed, tension free & stress free.
  4. You will develop resistance to the diseases caused by the whole lot of germs that enter ur mouth when u bite ur nails.
  5. You look cool biting nails.
  6. I wanted to give six reasons but I have only five, hence this.

Why shud you listen to me in this?
This doubt might definitely be hovering in ur mind. If not, assume u have this doubt n listen to me.
With the vast experience of successfully breaking a huge number of resolutions made to stop biting my nails, I become a privileged person to talk about this topic and share my valuable suggestions wid u all. By biting nails you become a nearly perfect person, which is so obvious from the reasons I gave above. I call nearly perfect jus becoz u will not have perfect nails once to resort to this habit. Cant we sacrifice our good luking nails for the sake of becoming nearly perfect??

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Yet another day started. The 76 year old Omar Ahmed al-Obeidi had the habit of continuing with his routine after Fajr, namaz from the break of dawn until beginning of sunrise, by going to Mecca masjid in the old city of Hyderabad which is just 2 kms from the place he lived. After reaching home from the masjid, as a part of his routine went through the newspaper. It was dated 27 October 2050. He was surprised to see Iraq making news in the page one. Iraq is a country with important news almost everyday but never makes into the page one. Not that people dont want to read the news of violence and bombings, but its considered common. Iraq was a society with lots of experience of violence - almost half million soldiers and civilians died in war with Iran in 1980s, hundreds of thousands were slaughtered on the orders of Saddam Hussein in the 90s and lots of people died in the Sunni-Shiite sectarian clashes since the downfall of Saddam where both Sunnis and Shiites were fighting for their power. But this news was completely different from all that happened before. On reading the main heading of the news tears were rolling down Omar's cheeks and he mumbled "At last" and recalled how he landed into India from his motherland Iraq.

It was sometime around July 2006 when six year old son of Omar asked his grandfather in an apprehensive tone "Baba, why do shiites and sunnis kill each other?"

Omar's father answered "Beta, the Islam religion was founded by Prophet Mohammed in the seventh century. He founded the first Islamic state, in Medina, a city in western Saudi Arabia near Mecca. After his death, the muslims formed into two branches.The Sunni branch believes that the first four caliphs are Mohammed's successors and only they can rightfully take his place as the leaders of Muslims. Shiites believe that only the heirs of the fourth caliph, Ali, are the legitimate successors of Mohammed. Some years later, the supporters of Ali killed the third caliph. To this the Sunnis reacted by killing Ali's son Hussein. This is how the war started."

"But beta why do u ask me all this?"

"My friend's father was killed by Sunnis yesterday. I am afraid they will kill us also."

"Dont panic beta, Allah will take care of all of us."

Just four months after that, Omar's father went to meet his old Sunni friend in a small restaurant in a Sunni community in Baghdadh. Suddenly there was a harsh sound of explosion outside the restaurant . There were bloody torn body parts clad in burned pieces of clothing everywhere; nearly 17 people killed and many injured. Omar's father was one among them who went to help the injured. And then the second suicide bomber triggered killing all the previously injured and many more who were trying to save the injured. That was how Omar lost his father in a warning attack done by Shiites on Sunnis. No one attended the funeral procession of Omar's father as mourning might also prove deadly. Those days were famous for Shiite funeral processions being attacked by Sunni suicide bombers and Shiite militia attacking Sunni's wakes.

"26th October, Wednesday, Geneva: The United Nations today released the results of survey for this decade at 10:00 AM in the morning. Usually its countries like Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand, which are tourism based countries, stand first in the survey but for the first time Iraq is in news about .....". Omar's mind was rolling with his past experiences. He remembered how the fake identity card which he got for 35$ then saved his life. One day when Omar was going in a car along with a Shiite friend, they were stopped by a checkpost. They were Sunni insurgents dressed in Iraq Police uniform, as it was not difficult then to get Police uniforms and badges. They were stopped by a gory looking person, who must be the head of the people at that checkpost, and were asked for their identity cards. From the photos of Imam Ali stuck to the checkpost, Omar realized that they were Shiite policemen. So he pulled out his fake identity card reading "al-Hussein" as his tribal name, the common Shiite tribal name and he was safe. But unfortunately, Omar's friend didnt have his fake identity card, and he was dragged to the nearby shiite mosque by them. Three days later, his body was found with 15 holes from an electric drill.

With all this getting worse day by day, Omar Ahmed decided to leave Iraq, though he had the hope that it would all get better some day. Omar, a widower, decided to settle in Jordan along with his son. He started for Jordan in December 2007. Omar was accompanied by many more Iraqis to Jordan, but the Jordanian airport officials didnt allow Iraqis into their country and were all sent back to Iraq. Finally in April 2008 with the help of a influential person in India, he flew to India along with his son. But he never shed his hopes, the hope for a better motherland, hope for an Iraq with no violence and no clashes. Gradually as the time passed by, the war between Sunnis and Shiites subsided.

"At last" he mumbled again, "At last, my hope came true". He could not control his happiness and his heart slipped a beat. The newspaper flew from his hands, and his heart never fluttered thereafter. The newspaper read "UN declare Iraq the safest country for this decade".

In Human, All Too Human , philosopher Friedrich Nietzche had this to say about hope:

Hope. Pandora brought the jar with the evils and opened it. It was the gods' gift to man, on the outside a beautiful, enticing gift, called the "lucky jar." Then all the evils, those lively, winged beings, flew out of it. Since that time, they roam around and do harm to men by day and night. One single evil had not yet slipped out of the jar. As Zeus had wished, Pandora slammed the top down and it remained inside. So now man has the lucky jar in his house forever and thinks the world of the treasure. It is at his service; he reaches for it when he fancies it. For he does not know that that jar which Pandora brought was the jar of evils, and he takes the remaining evil for the greatest worldly good--it is hope, for Zeus did not want man to throw his life away, no matter how much the other evils might torment him, but rather to go on letting himself be tormented anew. To that end, he gives man hope. In truth, it is the most evil of evils because it prolongs man's torment.