Thursday, May 31, 2007

Finally ...

Finally I did it !!! After a lot of hectic job I am able to remove Microsoft Vista from my system. Oh pretty pathetic, I almost tried almost all the combination with vista. Vista- Solaris, Solaris-Vista, Vista-XP, Vista-Linux. At last I get rid of that buggy UI and I am able to install my VPN. Don't know what happened to these big companies like HP or Dell. "We recommend vista for this notebook", who the hell you are to recommend me that which OS i will install and which I will not. From last 3 days I was struggling for drivers. But now the laptop is in OK condition at least I can listen music, do some basic work. Still I am struggling for some drivers.

Thanks to all my office-mates who helped me so much.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Tough life - no its not mine !!

Being a "so called" software engineer, most of my time goes with software engineers. Discussion starts with "screwed up personal life" and ends with some technical discussions. But this time its not the same, because the person speaking in front of me was not a Software Engineer. My school friend Anurag is pursuing PG- Child Specialist. A working hour of 9 AM to 8 PM and then 8 PM -9PM for dinner and then 9PM to 8AM. So 22 hours of business with children.

"Vaibhav, you never see a happy Doctor of age more than 30-35 .... till this age of life we will see everything so horrible, so panic that we cant smile even if we want. If something even happen bad with any child, that face will keep coming in mind and you will feel helpless,restless." Anurag said.

Yes that's why we compare Doctor with God. Life always looks easy in other tray, but its not.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Why we are not innovative ?

"If you see the Indian market, there is no innovation in compare to other part of world. World know us a good guy in quality, testing or little of development. But we are lacking badly in innovation" .... I was just hearing the person sitting near to me.

Yes, I am completely agree with the fact that Indian IT market lags in innovation. My mind said why not lets find the reason for it. There can be many but I got the valid reason.

According to me, Innovation demands capability(my personal opinion). Capability not only in terms of thinking power but in terms of doing power as well. The new guys, the fresh guys have a good amount of thinking power but not a good amount of doing power, off course that comes with age and maturity(not mandatory :) ).Indian IT market are basically handled by some big gaint like Infy, TCS, Wipro, Satyman .. so called the IT giants in india. And if you realize the trend after 5-6 years people here willing to get a position of so called Team Leader or Project Leader. They are not willing, they get as well. And in the consecutive 5-6 years, Project Manager. In this time spam of 8-10 years, they are really building there capabilities, which suddenly go to nowhere becasue they get a good seperate room, 10-20 fellows who works under them and off course a charming salary. Not only that, its a high time to manage people, project and seniors as well.

So, an average life of programmer generally comes down to 10-12 years, where as in other country its around 20-25 years. So, the gray part when we become enough capable to innovate something, we are actually out of business.

A fresh person innovation is like a water bubble, which generally burst with little of trouble. Where as a capable person(not a, but some) innovation leads to a revolution. Innovation is not only about thinking big, its about materializing that big thing.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Extreme Expressions

Extreme Expressions mean to say when you are very happy or very sad or very angry or ... . Most of the time we share such situations. Happiness, we enjoy with friends, family. Sadness, we are looking someone who can share it. Angry ... oh this is the most dangerous one, we literally kill the share-holder(s). But I have a different viewpoint on this. Enjoy these situations alone for sometime and then share it with your be lovers. Feel the happiness, its a symbol of success which you are trying to get. Give yourself a minute and think why I am sad ? how to get rid of it ? and you will get the solution in the next minute. Angry ... ah being alone is very important. Cool down the head and then go for the normal work or directly throw your anger on the person who put you into this situation(dhisum-dhisum).

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

No Title...

We all are SUPERMAN in self. Ya, not joking. Thinking of high responsibility and about those people who are dependent on us, ah we think so. Listening walkman and not only listening, singing with it and thinking that we are also singing like the real singer. Playing cricket with tennis ball and comparing the shot with Sachin Shot and many more. There is something inside us which always tell our-self that you are doing the best job. I guess I am bit immature but my thinking says everyone get such a feeling. From positive side, its something which makes us happy and from negative side, its something which is far from truth.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

The wow ends now ...

Ya its all about new OS released by Bill Gates and the party - Vista with the tag " The Wow starts now" and I can't believe that how such a buggy OS comes into the market. I was just looking where in last 5 yrs MS engineers put their mind. GUI seems to be pretty OK, with lot of unusual features. Running any exe file, going into control panel asks user permission(what the hack this is) with two flashy screen change. And lastly it sucks me when I was trying to install VPN so that I can look some of my office work. VPN didnt get installed, no problem, but it even killed the normal internet connection as well. IE7 which display a big message "FRAUD MONITORING IS ON" gives you a feeling that you are on a secret mission.

I am all set for Widnwos XP or Solaris on my system but just thinking that why I have invested(wasted is a proper word) 5-6K for Vista. Hoping that MS will come with some required updates soon(Please don't charge for that).

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Finally Apple decided to go greener !!

Ah so here goes the good news. Apple has declared a phase out of the worst chemicals in its product range, Brominated Fire Retardants (BFRs) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) by 2008.

Greenpeace force Apple to take such an action. I am a great fan of apple product but regret to see the e-waste mountains in Asian countries. I guess Indian Market should be one the target markets for products like IPod and MacBook and Steve has to realise this.

Steve said "Today is the first time we have openly discussed our plans to become a greener Apple. It will not be the last." So cheers.