Category Archives: Gyan

Who screwd me ??

I succumbed to swetha’s wish when i wasn’t supposed to..

I chose to Let her copy while i was busy worrying about the days i would spend in the ground playing along with my other friends.

I chose to kick a gal in her tummy just cause she insisted me to do it .

It was the usual Boy Vs Gals chat and it was a group chat and almost a furious one and i happened to be the dormant guy in the chat when the gal went on insisting that someone kick her if they had the guts and with no one daring to do anything i chose to kick her without even knowing about her in the very first week at the new school, later did i realize that she was yet another kid of a teacher in the same school and ended up sobbing the whole day after she having a conversation with her mom. Continue reading

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Wakeup call For Tuxers !!!

Right from my childhood, i remember there was always a section of people who consider mocking at the nerds as their prerogative and never ever back down from it regardless of the situation. But with time i think the scenario has changed a lot.People have moved on and while most people still meet in the public and have those mocking sessions regularly, its often the online chats, discussion forums, social networking sites like FB,orkut, diggs,del.ic.ious, twitter et all has become their sole medium of communicating with others and since all these places are filled with the nerds these days it often becomes hard for people of the mocking group suppressing their ignorance atleast in the virtual world.

xkcd.com

I’m always in the lookout for news propping up from the nix world ,so when i picked up this peice of news, It went like this ..

“A Wisconsin woman has claimed that Dell computers and Ubuntu have kept her from going back to school via online classes. She says she has called Dell to request Windows instead however was talked out of it. Her current claim is that she was unaware that she couldn’t install her Verizon online disk to access the Internet, nor could she use Microsoft Word to type up her papers.”

i being one of the millions of Linux -advocates, thought that she was a no-brainer and i went ahead and blamed her for all the nuisance that she created and quotes about dumbs went through my head  like those of …

Beauty fades, but dumb is forever.   -Judge Judy

You can’t fix stupid.  – Ron White

Lieutenant Dannnn! Ice Cream!  – Forrest Gump’s line 🙂

I went ahead and even thought the fact that She’s enrolling at the Madison Area “Technical” College, and couldn’t be bothered to read the specs on a laptop she ordered? this made me go ROFLing. I even thought this as yet another act of how dumb the blonds really are.  It’s not as though Dell hides what OS comes with each laptop, and went on with the fact that she did not understand it’s possible to configure Internet access without that Verizon CDrom, and she could easily work with OpenOffice instead of Word. Verizon even offered to send a technician to help with the connection, and the school said it has no problems with people using different software when following their courses.But despite all these she went ahead and blamed Dell and Ubuntu for it. I know its hard for any noob to learn the *nix box inside out in days, but i know its equally hard to shift OS.

When i really went about introspecting about the article only then did i realize the fact that shouldn’t the *nix world be bothered about it despite all the discussion about how low the woman was towards the *nix world. Deep in my heart i felt, somewhere Ubuntu in particular has lost the script, especially when people consider things like Ubuntu going mainstream and here was a woman (a noob) who went ahead and ordered a Dell box with the Ubuntu, was that an ideal chance for the Ubuntu to show how good the OS is ?? Only then did i realize that it was no fault of the woman to have reported the problem , it should have been considered in a positive way rather than replying back to the article as some blot in whole of the nix world. Shouldn’t the nix developers consider its time that people are moving into the nix world and its they who have to make it user friendly to dethrone the M$ from its so called OS dominance ?? Shouldn’t all the service providers like the various ISP et all become *nix friendly ?? Its time , people should get responsible with days, and i’m sure the *nix boxes aren’t gonna be staying as “Nerds only Toys” in future.

I know there is whole lot of communities and forums to help a noob get into the the *nix world in general and ubuntu in particular, but isn’t it mandatory for them to have an Internet connection before they could access those online forums ?? Not all here would have the luxury of Vmware or VirtualBox or Zen. People have changed so have the *nix world from the ages of CUI’s but the middlemen haven’t changed.  Its time that people change their mindset and open up for the new revolution thats taking on in the world  and understand whats needed to reach the source of information rather than go howling in the forums and others of its kind.

I’m glad people have started responding to things on a larger scale but they have started responding in a wrong way, shouldn’t they look at things positively, isn’t life about being positive ? I don’t know what would have gone through her mind when she would have got all those scathing remarks about the article on the FaceBook  page. This only reminds me of a strip from the a web comic called xkcd

Linux is Not about Free in price ,
Its about free As in freedom

Ubuntu !! Jai ho 😛

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What Exactly Does GOD Tests IN a Fresher ?

Regardless of what walks of life one currently is in one would have always thought that god did test him at some point of time, but have you ever pondered about what exactly is his tool of testing ? If its the real test of character then its only the PATIENCE of the person that is tested. Regardless of what walks of life a person is in if you ask him about what truly tested you to the core , all that he would say it was his patience if he really sat down and gave a thought about it. Life hasn’t been kind to all people especially for the past few months ( if you have been really careful noticing things its the past year or so).Firstly it was the sub-prime issue in the US which triggered a chain reaction which unfolded in various forms and affected each and every person in every kind of proportion right from last year be in the inflation to the salary. The period of time when we thought that the issue at hand was getting resolved we saw quiet a lotta banks going into bankruptcy which led to panicking in the various global stock exchanges and which in turn affected each and every guy regardless of whether he was a street hawker or was a CEO of a company. Freshers out of colleges were the worst affected people, and everyone handled them as some emotionally detached being on earth. Right when it was thought that the situation is creeping back to normalcy yet another issue crept in the form of Maytas|satyam merger fiasco which directly affected the job market in general and the Indian IT industry in particular. Although every single guy on any particular crappy news channel suggests that measures are taken so as to bring back the confidence of the clients back to normalcy and despites these measures there is always the backbiting issue of companies picking the others clients.

A freshers, who is unlikely to be called a fresher after having patiently waited for 7 long months for the situations to improve and having a strong faith in the company that recruited him finds himself in trouble again and again.It wasn’t an issue until now cause there was collectively a huge number of people who were waiting to be called in, but right when the crowd seems to disperse with time the real panicking starts to kick in and often the troubled minds start to rekindle their very thought of having a career in IT and think of other options like the I.E.S, Sevices sector et. all, especially when one has an unsupportive family at home and one really has personal problems of his own. Families which totally depended on a guy’s income to feed them really gets desperate and even a guy with a stubborn thought about having a prolific career in IT would rethink of his decision to wait for things to get normal. Now especially when few of the companies have started calling in people, the left few people really get to bogged down that they start doing weird things, it really becomes hard to control such a mind in such a troubled situation to have a peaceful life at home.Its just during this troubled time should one have faith in patience. I’d  like to quote..

“Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.”

-Johann Friedrich von Schiller-

I personally think this situation is much more than a mere test its about faith in ones abilities and his skills and test of his mental strength.

“Its not how good one behaved when there was a herd following him that matters its just how one reacts to a situation in private that determines how good a character one is made of.”

Being part of such a herd which collectively went through the trouble and watching them get dispersed, and few of them coming back add wounds never really helps, but one really has to understand that there would always be people who are sadists and one should look at the positive side of things and make it a point to prove to the world that one can prove the point regardless of the situation one is forced into. Its truly the test of time and patience and one really has to be totally focused on what exactly is his/ her priority and get never bogged down at the situations that people around you throw at you, its how well you handle such situations makes you get stronger mentally. I’d say..

“Patience is the need of the hour and perseverance to your goals would make you happier down the lane”

All that i could remember inspirational right now is a song from Colonial Cousin’s song “Krishna Nee Bega Baro“.

Time is the healer ..
Time moves on..
Time don’t wait for anyone
You tell you’ll be back
But that will take some time
I’m waiting… ahh……
I’m waiting… Waiting…
I’m waiting….

And i’d like to end this post on a quote from a progenitor of the theory of “positive thinking”, cause I know how one feels to have gone through such a crappy situation.

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.                                                                                                       – Norman Vincent Peale –

P.S : I think i’m bit too philosophical at this time, should have really refrained from posting here, which seems to be a good source of entertainment for at least some of the people, I shouldn’t inflict the thought of sorrow into them but i feel that i should share this so that at least select few would be motivated and stick to what they really wanted.

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Festival of Happiness Right ??

Diwali or Deepawali is one eagerly awaited festival among Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains.Many legends are associated with Diwali and there might be plenty more than one could think off. It is celebrated as the “Festival of Lights and happiness,” where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being. Regardless of the religion the motive of the festival remains the same i.e. to bring prosperity and happiness to people.

When the whole world celebrates the festival isn’t it time that we understand the true motive of the festival, which i feel most of the people have lost sight off . Although i know that it has been quiet a ritual for most us to consider it as a occasion for getting new dresses, sweets (1) and crackers and also get in touch with lotta relatives. I personally consider it harsh to ask you guys to follow my ideology but considering the situation the whole world is in, i think its apt to for me tell what i have been doing for the past few years which is an austere way of celebrating a festival but sometimes only the simplest things bring happyness to ones life ?  I have almost stopped buying crackers for the past few years (but with mom’s insitence i buy the minimalistic crackers) with the air and sound pollution in mind and ofcourse its money gone in ashes and eventhough i haven’t reduced the quantity of dresses i take for festivals i made it a point to donate an equal amount of old dresses to the local ashrams. Whatever you consider this act to be , I have started doing this as act of sympathy for the needy people and asthma patients who struggle a lot after the diwali. The amount of pollution and smog created by the crackers often makes most of the infants and the elderly people suffer with breathing problem. I understand enjoyment is part and parcel of the festival but it shouldn’t be cause of someother’s distress.

Considering the amount of job layoffs, huge losses on stock exchanges et all. shouldn’t people be more cautious before doing anything involving money during these troubled times ?? I know its too late to ask you guys to consider this gesture but isn’t diwali about bringing happiness to the needy people. I wont say this has to be done but it can be done as an alternative if one needs to really achieve the motive of the festival. This was my 2Cents never bother about it if you are really desperate to break loose of your hackneyed lifestyle and enjoy the india festivity and if this thought even strikes you somewhere in you mind i would be happy about it.

P.S: Most of my family members disparage all my thoughts when i make it a point to tell them but i think I have finally found a place to rant it out and let others understand why i say it  🙂