Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kiitos Kajaani

Hmm my stay in Kajaani is coming to an end today.
Today I leave to Oulu and from there I am off to Bangalore.
Coming back to Bangalore on Saturday. Yay!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Dev D

I never really wanted to see Sanjay Leela Bansali's Devdas. Neither Dileep Kumar's original version. But the new trailer of "Dev D" is simply superb. This is how Devdas, would become if he lived in our times, I guess...Especially the song is simply original and delightul. Listen to both the versions of Emotional Atyachaar. The Wedding Band verion of the song is just spot on.

You can check out the trailer of Dev D here :-

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Chicken and egg problem

A project where the software is still maturing is a place for a wonderful opportunity of growth OR wonderful opportunity to analyze and take away learnings about the limit of chaos.

Let us start with an analogy.

Try putting 1 cook from each country of the world each with a different specialty, in one room. Give them a task : They have 1 egg to boil. It is easy , the cooks think and go into the kitchen unsuspectingly, each one of them boasting about their background and the dishes they have cooked in the past. Some cooks have not seen eggs in their life and some cooks dont like to make boiled eggs.

They have several meetings before they enter the kitchen.Some have formed a mutual admirable society and some have formed secret societies which discuss plots for assassination of other cooks and some are worried about the egg is rotten, some hope there is a golden egg in the kitchen.

Most of the cooks are concerned about the worldwide production of eggs and some of them are amused that the shape of the economy is looking like an egg! What a bloody situation , they think and put on their aprons and enter the kitchen. Some cooks have taken initiatives about the time required for the egg to be boiled and some cooks also have conducted theoretical trainings on how a boiled egg looks like.

And then'

They discover there is no egg in the kitchen! The egg is inside a chicken which is in the kitchen. They can here the coc-coc-coc-coc. Each fellow is giving a different funda on where to find the chicken. As they start finding the chicken some people have started throwing rotten eggs at the cooks as they dodge the eggs and still try to find the egg. Right now, the cooks are still trying to find the chicken with egg shots all over their body. Some cooks really wonder what in the name of good lord is happening...

Monday, February 02, 2009

A matter of reminders

"Honey, do not forget to drop the cheque in the dropbox!"

Hmmm...One feature which I would love to see in a mobile phone is , reminders should be sent as text messages by the prompt person to the forgetful person. The text message should be saved as a reminder, and then automatically at the specified time, the forgetful person should get reminder.

Okay forget it...I will talk about it in detail later