Category Archive for 'work'

better job security – creativity

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

There’s a story about why the tiger can’t climb trees. A cat teaches the tiger to watch, crouch and spring and everything to survive. After a while the tiger starts feeling hungry, and wants to eat the cat! The cat runs up a tree, and the tiger is unable to pursue it now, as the […]

secretiveness versus openness

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

I have occasionally been advised on and off right from childhood: be secretive about what you know. If you tell others, they will learn from you, utilise that knowledge, and become better than you, and you will lose out! There is a proverbial tale of the cat that teaches a tiger to hunt, and one […]

multi-select option for a has-many relationship : check box list

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

[TODO: open a new site for technical posts or revamp this one so that they don’t get mixed up…!!] After a long time, thanks to the lovely spirit, opportunity and encouragement I received from my fellow spiders @ spiderlogic, I actually managed to contribute something however insignificant to the GRAILS open-source community. For a has-many […]

the future of work has arrived

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

A hotel is not just a place where travellers sleep, but a United Nations in miniature. ~ Theodore Zeldin’s muse on The Future Of Work I’ve found the same applies to a software company as well, and I’ve found it more in my own company nowadays – this happens to be one of the key […]

develop debugging skills playing Mastermind

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

This was one of the really cool tips from Steven’s presentation. I used to play this game in my childhood when my cousin sister had gifted us this from the US. Now I am sometimes apalled when I see developer’s struggling to find simple problems in any code, and was wondering how I could help […]

site: quality of service

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Here are some excerpts from this site http://www.giveemthepickle.com/ which I came across from Kalyan’s Doughnut Blog… Your business is not what you sell, it’s who you serve. So… Give ’em the PICKLE! PICKLES are those special or extra things you do to make people happy. It’s a hand written thank you note with every order shipped. It’s […]

take a work break!

Monday, July 30th, 2007

This is a pretty good program – thanks to Conan who sent me a link. It reminds us to take breaks during computer usage. It really helps to avoid the almost invisible physical strain that we are inadvertently causing to ourselves. The animated excercises are pretty cool! I tried this software today and at first […]

drifting along professional currents

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

In 1997 when I was to take engineering, I was pretty sure I wanted to get into information technology. It had started with my interest in video games, but eventually I wanted to really do something about the digital divide, I wanted to empower the remotest people with instant information from around the world relevant […]

software war rooms during peak productivity phases

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Sometimes we need to really ramp up during a critical phase, getting different teams to work together. That’s where a war room comes into picture. Below are excerpts from some web pages. Working Together In “War Rooms” Doubles Teams’ Productivity, University Of Michigan Researchers Find Teams of workers that labored together for several months in […]

another exhibhition of corpses

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Now there are a great deal of buses from different IT companies, that run from Electronics City to the main city. The journey is typically around 1.5 hours one way, and sometimes the road is bumpy (and that’s an understatement 😉 ). When another IT company bus passed me and I looked at the inmates […]