Saturday, October 08, 2011

Steve Jobs

I've never been part of fanboy crowd, but Jobs impressed me exactly twice, when i got hold of iPod classic and next time when i saw his keynote of introducing first iPhone. I did learn one thing on UI dev from Apple, user should never need an manual.

During my early days of development, i named a small utility app as I never heard of Apple or iPod or Jobs by then, luxury of coming from a non computer science background. Happenstance???

Revolutionary - hmm? may be...
Genius marketer- ohh yeah!!!

“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” – Steve Jobs, Inc. Magazine

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Shoot-out in Tucson

I watched all those tireless tv ads from Giffords and Kelly in last year election, and Giffords win which could have been so close to trigger re-counting. By look of it, i liked her more centrist approach unlike Grijalva from down-below, who i saw more of left-wing.

Interestingly, first thing i wanted to see what Sarah Palin tweeted, i don't think she had any influence in this, but it was fun to hear that her "cross-hair" map disappeared moments after shooting. For past one year, it was too much from right-wing and tea-party extreme nuts, with all those hatred on-air, i almost immediately scan away from 104.1 truth fm or else i'll end up hearing some right-wing nut screaming that Obama had to do something with rising onion prices in India.

On the same topic, Tucson was in every channel for last few hours, and i got calls from many, just checking if everyone is safe. I missed getting a single call from my company, checking if all employees are safe. I don't know, may be i'm being too left and socialistic, expecting that middle mgmt to give a call and check if their employees are safe, given our office/apts located just one intersection from Giffords office and almost someone drives on oracle rd (close to shooting spot) to get indian groceries on weekends. May be they expect to get the news on Monday morning if someone didn't turn up in office; how are we going to make-up one less in billing sheet, that might be big project concern :(


Friday, January 07, 2011

ASP.NET "Base Pages" vs. PageAdapter

Interesting option to avoid deriving from base page, which many times i forget

Replacing ASP.NET "Base Pages" with a PageAdapter


Learned a lot on best practices from Robert by virtue of working in RSG and with his coding standards/guidelines. Good to see him as MVP and spreading his knowledge.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

God and Science

Pope Says God Behind Theories Like Big Bang

So where do we go from here, now Christianity is not anti-science anymore, vatican almost agrees with evolution. Pope is real clever to take it a level above todays science, which can not counter this for another couple of centuries (atleast he hopes so).

I do pray, but i'm still stuck with apatheism, thanks to god by keeping me fortunate enuf to be that way, i do not despise religion, only when it becomes nuisance to progress. Many times i question god, all times i try to refute ridiculous religious conventions & beliefs. Believe in god or not, but never the man in middle!

I kind of agree that Religion is a cult, it kills people from known history, science created computers, internet, and everything else that progresses human civilization, I don't ask people to question god, do whatever you want to make yourself happy, but god sake, don't kill people in his name or make money out of his name.

Click for Religulous and a interesting read “13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time”

About God, I cannot accept any concept based on the authority of the Church. As long as I can remember, I have resented mass indoctrination. I do not believe in the fear of life, in the fear of death, in blind faith. I cannot prove to you that there is no personal God, but if I were to speak of him, I would be a liar. I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil. My God created laws that take care of that. His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking, but by immutable laws.
- Albert Einstein from an interview with William Hermanns in the summer of 1954

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

2011 is going to be big year with r2i and all the challenges ahead us.

“We choose to go...not because [it is] easy, but because [it is] hard, because that goal will serve to measure and organize the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.” - JFK

Thursday, December 23, 2010

wallstreet is ready to bet if you will die next year!

I happen to read article in WSJ about the concept of business of betting on a stranger's life. Mere concept makes me sick to my stomach.

Bets on Strangers' Lives

We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough? -Niels Bohr

Friday, November 26, 2010

Back from (almost) dead

Loooooong time no post.

Finally decided to get myself a android phone, hopefully i should be able to post with the always connected device in hand :)

Advice is what others can give.... Answers only come from within! - Unknown

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Free Market Economy 101

A.I.G. Balks at Claims From Jet Ditching in Hudson

... “Insurance companies try to protect their assets, obviously,” ...

Welcome to world of free market economy, call me stupid socialist or evil communist, if i come out from a near death experience, i don't want to start making calls on my hospital bills, that start flooding my mailbox, with all due respect the bird hitting the engine is no fault of mine.

PS: Click here for Sicko. Though i don't agree with heavy socialist propaganda; Moore nails the issues in health sick care in america.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Common powerpoint mistakes :)

Really funny presentation by Don McMillan