Friday, December 29, 2006

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Audacity of Hope

In democracy we usually buy in to the picture of hope presented to us but is fairly rare to give in your trust. This is the second time for me when my trust has been reaching out to a political leader. The first was the Ex-prime minister of India - Atal B. Vajpayee and this time is for Sen Obama. He is the most assertive speaker I have seen in the recent times. The thing I like about him is how he does not present any hope but still profoundly engages you as if you are the one who can make the difference. I wish I had a voting right in this country and no question who it would have gone to.

Every thing wrong about Dhoom-II

What a stupid movie and have no clue how come it did $14mil. Simple waste of time. Negatives? Flow, Abhishek and Aishwarya and even the opening scene is too weak. For Abhishek? Being the son of the greatest ever does not make you nothing. You did not learn a single thing from your Dad. Quit Bollywood.. now! And you Aishwarya.. Don't try hard Just get married and leave, please.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Could someone save Saddam please!

The worst sentence for any political prisoner is to humiliate him. Forgiveness is the best humiliation to Saddam. Iraqis today are killing their fellow Iraqis then should they hang them all? Even Jesus forgave Judas then who are we? I am in no way supporting Saddam, he is an evil character but is he the only one? Strip him of all his communications, his contacts, his luxury and give him an exile. If not any Arab country then India should come forward and send him to an Ashram or something and let him serve the HIV+ patients. He should understand how precious the life is before he dies. He is evil enough to deserve his life.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Now shouldn't we?

Send this To Curb this ?

Sunday, December 24, 2006

My top 5 judge's shows

1. Trump's The Apprentice
2. Beauty and the geek
3. ICE-T's Rap Skool
4. Deal or No Deal
5. Who wants to be a millionaire

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Now don't curse Coloradons

For buying SUVs... Now you see why?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Did I accidently bpelized myself?

About two years ago when even the word was not out I now think I had bpelized my the then project. I was reading some documents today on BPEL - the big word and find it close to 80% similar to what I did for my "A company" about two years ago. Same exact invocation policy, same process for multienvironment deployment, similar orchestration business policies (my own proprietory though). May be the problem was similar and I took the right track. But Alas! by the time I had submitted it for an internal patent review I was thrown out on streets and never heard anything back since. BTW, I guess the partial codebase is still in production and I feel annoyingly painfully happy.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Justin is no kid no more

As Justin Timberlake now also known as JT ...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

10 actors who pause my remote

I am quite annoying TV watcher for folks who watch with me. My habit? Keep changing the channel. But there are a few, actually 10 of them who often pauses my remote. And they are:

1. Clint Eastwood
2. Michael J. Fox
3. Al Pacino
4. Brad Pitt
5. Bruce Li
6. Sylvester Stallone
7. Sean Connery
8. Robert Di Nero
9. Bill Murray
10. Vin Diesel

Saturday, December 09, 2006

How to make inners (Thermals) at home?

Take a 100% pure wool sweater. Wear it for a few days. When you think its ready for a wash, take it to your washing machine. Let the wash cycle complete. Then forget what you are doing and put your well washed sweater in the dryer at "more dry" settings. Come back after an hour and you have a ready made inner (thermal) to wear. Enjoy! Cuz, I am too!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The final bout

I am an alien. I don't have a favorite team but I watch finals. NBA, NFL, NHL and what not. What I want to see is the battle of two best (two best?). Same is with the next US presidential elections. I would love to see the final bout between Obama and McCain. After that I would not care who won. And why does English not allow two best(s)?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

When to know the team has no work?

1. When there is an effort to standardize logger or building one.
2. When there is an effort to standardize code formatting.
3. When attending brown bag sessions becomes a must.
4. When all the team talks about is the latest technology.
5. When your manager is more inaccessible than usual.

Monday, December 04, 2006

The hostage taker is ready to negotiate now...

It fealt sad, Read More. Mr. Musharraf has recently said that he will give up the claim on Kashmir, as if he had any at the first place. Anyway, its not important anymore. Whats worth the notice now is how the so called moral support has been used for negotiations. If they accept "that" we will relinquish our claim... Actually it should be an eye opener for those folks who thought Pakistan was behind them, Morally. So the drama played by Pakistan over Kashmir for over 20 years was not the support but was the political hostage plan. Do hostage takers have any morality?

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

He is out, He is in...

Who else? Its Saurav. He has been re-called for the Test series against South Africans. The official theory is that the team needs experienced players after recent dismal shows. I hope he is not being used by the "other" lobby to show Greg Chappel's place may not be that secured. Its also a chance (last?) for Saurav to take the high road and his revenge. The selectors and the coach have created enough ill-wills in the team that re-entry of Saurav may affect Dravid's performance. Some interesting things to come out though. The question is could Saurav prove his mettle or not?