I was reading this article on Ten Reasons you’re a software developer (via Vikram) and saw this sentence in point number 4: Software developers are artists, using crude tools to render images, text, and logic on electronic palettes that transcend aesthetic appeal. It reminded me of an old messenger conversation with Avinash: Me: We’re artists. […]


A close friend of mine had been to the US for work in his company’s headquarters. I had asked him to get me a laptop and I’ve been playing with it since the night before yesterday. What kind of laptop? It is a 12-inch Apple Powerbook with Mac OS X 10.3.9. It has a 1.5 […]

Prince of Reviews

I had written about the book ‘Prince of Ayodhya’ a few months ago.. it turns out that it is the featured review for the official EpicIndia website :-) Ashok Banker has already started to write the 9 books in the Mahabharata series and has an exclusive excerpt on his blog. That’s right, he has a […]

Mysore Moments

Two weeks ago (Apr 9-10), I had been to Mysore with family.. I was going through the pictures and many of them have come out really well. I just had to note some of the memorable moments: ![9387789][Small][photo] ![9387930][Small][photo] ![9388108][Small][photo] ![9388370][Small][photo] ![9388476][Small][photo] ![9388742][Small][photo] ![9401685][Small][photo] ![9402985][Small][photo] ![9402134][Small][photo] ![9402595][Small][photo] ![9403512][Small][photo] ![9403709][Small][photo] ![9387363][Small][photo] ![9404130][Small][photo] There are a total […]

The beat goes on

Yahoo’s First-Quarter Profit doubles! In the same announcement, you’ll notice this: In a bid for even more traffic, Yahoo plans to introduce a new digital music store later this year. In an interview Tuesday, Semel declined to provide details, but indicated it would include features that will compete with Apple Computer Inc.’s popular store, which […]

Zero Minus Ten

“Zero Minus Ten” is a James Bond novel written by Raymond Benson. The novel is a typical James-Bond story and I expected it to be one. Fancy gadgets from Q? Check. Talk to M? Check. Gorgeous women? Check. Trip round the world? Check. And so on, but the novel is interesting. A good book when […]

Do you really need the MBA?

This one’s for all the I’ll-do-CompSci-then-MBA-and-become-a-manager-in-a-software-company types. From Eric Sink on “Geeks Rule and MBAs Drool”: The following is an example of one of the most common questions I get from developers who are creating a brand new software company: Where can I find a partner to be a co-founder and handle the business side […]