Category Archive for 'work'

limited by the known

Monday, September 4th, 2006

I’ve come across a lot of fellow software engineers who seem to be really scared to ever admit that they don’t know anything. At different points in time, I’ve been in situations where I’ve failed to understand something that I needed to, or have ended up with colleagues whom I have to rely upon but […]

some productivity tools…

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

We spend so many hours at work everyday – maybe at office or maybe at home, depending on our circumstances. I’d like to make a note here of many useful links that I’ve come across over the years… which I’ve tried to implement with varying degrees of success…

simple XML Editor

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

Relevant only if you work with XML… This is a pretty neat free XML Editor from Microsoft that I’ve used for quite a few years… as lightweight as Notepad. We can just draw XML and drag and drop nodes, and then view source to copy the XML source. XML Notepad offers an intuitive and simple […]

simple tips to save paper in office

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

Some general things based on noticing the indiscriminate carnage of trees (indirectly) whenever I collect a printout from the printer in office. Three very simple things…. * Don’t “print and forget” – dont *forget* to collect your printout! * Set your Default Printer Preferences to print on both sides of the paper. * Please think […]

encounter of the rj kind

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Yesterday evening, being ಯುಗಾದಿ (Ugadi ), there was a question on RadioCity FM 91 on what bevu bella means. For a change I actually keyed in the answer and, very unexpectedly, got a call by Sunayna saying that I’d be on air in a minute, to get away from the radio, and stay on the […]

different possibilities in the software industry

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

I guess these are not really contradictions but just different possibile directions that the industry can take… Software sadness Techies, we have a problem Indian engineers good only at theory: Microsoft But on the other hand… …the Bill Gates of India India grooms next gen high-tech entrepreneurs (also the first comment for this one is […]

laughing buddha

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

One can see this statue called the Laughing Buddha in almost any gift shop in Malleswaram/Bangalore… a statue of a man with a huge hearty smile carrying a bag on his shoulder. Here’s his story…

ninety-nine percent?

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Haven’t watched this movie, but it seems to be a nice one – atleast based on this dialogue I came across today – which by itself alone says a lot: John Hobbes: You take any cop on the force, cream or no, ninety-nine percent of the time they’re doing their job, aren’t they? Jonesy: Ninety-nine […]

I am a software engineer

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

This is how he’d introduced himself to Kichu and everyone else in the room in 1998 – and to anyone and everyone he’d ever met since he’d started working a year ago. And Kichu had remarked “No you are not.

freshers in the software industry

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Sometimes freshers come with ambitions of, as Jigar says, “writing an entire operating system” right from day one, but have to be confronted with ground reality of doing something less ambitous like reading up some documents.