Thursday, August 31, 2006

1 year since we finished our Masters Degree

Well its been exactly a year when we finished our dissertation and thus our Master's degree. I just cant believe that time has gone by so fast. I still clearly remember we all working like mad to meet the deadline. Jamie was the first one to finish his dissertation in the whole of the uni i reckon. Ben was struggling to finish his dissertation as well. I remember in the start of august, he was already considering toher options. Writing the actual dissertation (the report) was actually the hardest part for me. Champs and BaoYuan had finished their dissertation early and left Hull. ioulieta was as usual so stressed!!!! We have come a long way from that. Ankur and Rob Miles were cool as it goes with their personality. Ankur i reckon spent equal time in lab and in "Fuel" in July. I partied a lot during July to Aug mid and watched loads of wimbledon. But yeah finally we all got there. Congrats people.

And best of luck for years to come.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Earn or Learn

Though its a saturday, but i had to go to work due to the huge amount of work left to be done with the deadline approaching.

I was chatting to a friend of mine and he said what am i doing in office on saturday .When people get a job, most of them as far as i know enjoy their work for a few weeks and then it becomes routine job for them. The main purpose of job then is to earn a living and be satisfied.

However as i just finished work i was thinking of the difference between the words "Earn" and "Learn". If any of you did not notice what i mean,
Learn = L + earn.
I also need money, i also want to be really rich but......and yes there is a but here.
Since finishing my Masters Degree last year i have been working as a software developer.I see my work as a learning experience through which i earn, and i dont see it as an income source, where i might learn a bit. i am learning every second of my job. i am exploring new ideas and this gives me immense satisfaction.

I thoroughly enjoy my experience of work. What can be better than getting paid for something you like to do for most of the time of your day.

Learn = "Earn through what you love to do"
= Loving the work you are doing + earning.

Another thing which i would love to od and get paid for is travelling. Right now iwant to concentrate on my career as a software developer. However in the future it would be nice if somebody paid me to travel all around the world:).

Even better, a job as a professional software developer where i get to travel a lot and meet new people, see new places. That would be a dream come true job.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


This picture above shows that I am Web2.0 enabled too....

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Passed my driving test

I have passed my practical driving test. Today was my test at the DVLA croydon centre.

Today 15th of August is India's Independence Day. I am missing the Parade in delhi, which iused ot watch on TV.

Came across this quote on TFS team blog:

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” - Albert Einstein

Monday, August 14, 2006

IBM PC turns 25. Incredible history on the way

I know, i am a bit late in posting it..but anyway something to be proud of..

It was a match made in computer heaven.
The May-December marriage of a young company called Microsoft and business powerhouse IBM would change the landscape of offices and homes across the globe.
August 12 (today) is the 25th anniversary of the IBM personal computer launch, a pairing of MS and DOS, Microsoft and the disk operating system.
"MS-DOS moved computer access from a community measured in thousands to one measured in millions
"It was a key transition from the hobbyist and 'geek' environment to business applications".

Several popular home computers existed before the 1981 IBM PC launch. But the regimented business world considered Apple, Commodore, and Radio Shack's Tandy products "toys."
The IBM stamp of approval on a personal computer changed that mentality for good.
"Almost overnight, with IBM introducing the PC, it became OK to use it for real business applications," said Tycho Howle, CEO of nuBridges in Atlanta, a provider of business-to-business services.
Howle remembers with fondness his first desktop PC."In 1981 I had an IBM PC, two-floppy system," Howle said."To give young people these days a comparison: It would take 10 of those floppy disks to be able to hold the music that is on one MP3 song," he said.
A floppy disk is a thin, plastic disk that was coated with a magnetic substance used to store data. Earliest disks were 8 inches wide, more efficient disks shrunk to 5 1/4 inches, then 3 1/2 inches. Unlike a CDs or DVDs of today, the disks were floppy, or flexible.
IBM, the 800 pound gorilla of the business world at the time, flooded trade papers and television with promises that this new device would provide "smoother scheduling, better planning, and greater productivity."
Early '80s status symbol, the first available PCs cost between $1,600 and $6,000. Little about this early version was user, but that has changed considerably over time and they are much cheaper now.

Long live the PC........

Windows Live Writer

I just came to know from MSDN blogs that "Windows Live Writer" Beta is available from today 14th August. Windows Live Writer is a desktop application that makes it easier to compose compelling blog posts using Windows Live Spaces or your current blog service.
Teh cool feaure about writer is you can now author your post and know exactly what it will look like before you publish it.Writer makes inserting, customizing, and uploading photos to your blog a snap. You can insert a photo into your post by browsing image thumbnails through the “Insert Picture” dialog or by copying and pasting from a web page.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Croydon Life

Police looking for human remains are preparing to begin a finger-tip search of the former home of a convicted paedophile in south London - croydon.
Detectives began an investigation after receiving an anonymous letter last year which claimed human remains linked to events 35 years ago were buried there.

Now that is scary..

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Blogging from PDA

Police looking for human remains are preparing to begin a finger-tip search of the former home of a convicted paedophile in south London.
Detectives began an investigation after receiving an anonymous letter last year which claimed human remains linked to events 35 years ago were buried there.