It was around 6 o' clock in the evening. I'm in the office. I went near the printer to collect some printouts. In the nearby library section, I notice a policeman! Gathered around the table was also Raju (the Man Friday of Y! Blr) and three Americans visiting from the Sunnyvale office. The policeman was … Continue reading A policeman in the office
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. … Continue reading Sadists
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 … Continue reading G4Swaroop
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 … Continue reading Prince of Reviews
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: ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] ![Small][photo] There are a total … Continue reading Mysore Moments
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 … Continue reading The beat goes on
"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 … Continue reading Zero Minus Ten
After much thought, I am switching over to TextDrive for my websites. The facilities at TextDrive are simply fabulous - from top-notch hardware to software such as Subversion, Ruby on Rails, and Python CGI; and best of all, an excellent bunch of hard-working guys there along with a vibrant community. Of course all this comes … Continue reading Moved to TextDrive
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 … Continue reading Do you really need the MBA?
I've been bedridden since the past two days due to bad health. I've been struggling and swallowing lots of tablets. Then, I get a call on my mobile and I say Hello. He says "Mr. Swaroop, I'm from City Finance. Do you need a loan?" Now, how the heck did he get hold of my … Continue reading Need a Loan?