About six months ago, I had stopped reading all RSS feeds because I wasn’t managing my information input well. Over the past few months I was slowly creeping back into the same RSS habit and I didn’t like it. The biggest problem for me was seeing that unread count number*. It was intimidating and IContinue reading “From Google Reader to MyAlltop”
Prof. Sadagopan has an interesting take on how the mobile phone is evolving and how he views its relationship with the PC: In the GSMA World Congress in Barcelona during Feb 16-19, 2009, Acer (the laptop manufacturer) launched four (mobile) handsets under the brand name “Tempo” Last week Nokia talked of linux-based Laptops to beContinue reading “Mobile phone is half the PC”
A big question that keeps coming up for an attention-deficit person like me is “How do you get into the flow?” There are two things that work for me and I find them at loggerheads against each other. The problem is that it has been difficult to stick to either of them. One is calledContinue reading “Get into the Flow”
I read Outliers, The STORY of SUCCESS by Malcolm Gladwell last week and found it fascinating. Here’s an excerpt: Cultural legacies *matter*, and once we’ve seen the surprising effects of such things as power distance and numbers that can be said in a quarter as opposed to a third of a second, it’s hard notContinue reading “Outliers : What leads to Success”
Most of what I learned about programming was during my first year at Yahoo!. I wrote so much Perl code and dove into naive attempts at distributed computing, and the like. I was pretty proud of my code and that I put in hard work, and was vindicated when I went back to meet oldContinue reading “Refocus on the Basics”
A list of blogs I read has been published in the Mint Lounge newspaper on 13-Dec-2008 Saturday.
If you want to make new friends, there is no use in just saying hi to people, something of value should be exchanged or there should be a common activity. That’s when they become friends. Real friends. I’ve added a page on my wiki to list the type of common activities possible in India rightContinue reading “Common activities means better friends”
Ever since college days where I got hooked onto the Internet, I have been an avid reader of self-improvement websites and books. I used to prowl for content, before the advent of lifehacking and productivity websites. I eventually stumbled upon good websites like 43Folders.com, and my friend Pradeep cajoled me to read Steve Pavlina’s blog.Continue reading “A principled life according to Steve Pavlina”
When making a website, there are simply *so* many aspects to consider. I’ve been gathering some useful links and information on the same, right from How to Evaluate a new Product Idea to choosing color schemes.
I’ve put all of these links together into a Website Making Howto on my wiki.
I’ve been pondering about specialization vs. generalization in terms of career skills.
I have this notion that I *should* be a maven, *should* be an expert at something. But yet, I mostly do things that are the very opposite of this idea.