Friday, December 22, 2006

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

Yeah.. For all those HP fans out ther, thats the name of the Book 7 of the HP Series.. And the book is obviously gonna be very very dark.. and the title says soo..

The placeholder put up in the Amazon site, has been filled yesterday with book cover, as JK announced the name of her 7th book in her site on Dec 21st.



Though, the release dates have not been announced, but will be mostly by the summer 2007 and as the fans are expecting it to be on 7-7-07 [ten years after her 1st book release] and also 7 is a strong magical number according to JK.. :P There is a very high possibility for this release date.. Have to wait.. :)

So, here are some official kutti-kutti info about the Book-7 from JK's Site...
  • Atleast 2 important characters will die
  • One person whom she didn't expect to live has been granted a reprief [Whozz that??]
  • The last word of the book is scar
  • Sorting Hat/Harry are not Horcruxes
For more details about book-7, check out the Known plot details in this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deathly_Hallows

Okay, lets leave all these official info on one side.. Lets just try to make out our own guesses.. ;)
  • Out of the 4 horcruxes, that Harry & Co need to destroy to have a final big fight with Voldy.. the 3 other houses' [cup, locket, naagini] goes out with less priority.. But the one which is from Gryffindors has to be a major part in the book..
  • Godric Hollow, the hiding place of James/Lily [and also the home of Harry] has got something in its name related to Godric Gryffindor.. So the plot remains there, how Voldy created his horcrux out of the death of James/Lily.. Has to be the most powerful one.. Also there is a high chance that it might be the Harry's Scar [Though JK has mentioned Harry is not a horcrux, Why cant his scar be ?? ]
  • And those 2 important characters who are going to die, may obviously be Harry & Voldy.. :(

Enough of speculations !!! ;)
Lets wait and see !!!

Till next post,
CIAO.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Google Analytics Rocks !!!

Its obvious that whatever Google releases rocks.. :)
And this particular thing, [Not just a] Site Tracker from Google,
http://google.com/analytics has also stolen my heart.. ;)

It got released well before, and its free of cost too..
I just wanted to share this with u ppl, about how its different from other Trackers..

This one will be of great value for various *Sites* which want to improve their Visitor count and wanna track the Goals they set.. How to improve their Web Design, Marketing, Search Keywords analysis etc etc.. [Al l those are tooo good.. :) ]

I just tried this Tracker for my BlogSpace, and am having fun looking into various, various reports, graphs that are getting generated. There are also different views being given in the Dashboard.. :)
Here are some snapshots.. :D

Executive Overview:



Overall Keyword Conversion:



The other stuffs that attracted me are, the Length and Depth of the Visitors of my Site.. And also every detail in these reports, can be drilled down to the maximum extent.. :)

Am i looking too much into my Reports and wasting time ??
I donno.. But its really really coool.. :) ;)

Till next post,
CIAO.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Telugu Ambigram ???!!!!

Ha ha ha..
This post is just an after-effect of the chumma try i made..
And chumma wanted to publish.. :)

As today is Friday, and i finished most of my work by afternoon..
Felt sooooo bored..!!
Waiting for the Team dinner in Taj Krishna.. :)

But wanted to do something..
And this is what i did..
I tried, Viki in telugu as Ambigram..
As you have to know how Viki in Telugu looks originally.. Here it is..
విక్కి

And the other thing that i tried goes here..


No tomatoes plsss... ;) :P

Till next post,
CIAO.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

@ Runway9 !!!

This Saturday was the first day of the "Super-Six!!!" fun series, being organized by our Company..
On this first event, we were taken to the Runway-9 here in Hyderabad. We enjoyed the day a lot in :
  • Go-Karting [i wasn't feeling like going at first, but enjoyed a lot later ;)]
  • Laser Combat [ which i liked the most out of the stuffs there :)]
  • Archery
  • Shooting
  • Skating
  • Rock Climbing.. etc etc

They day was all fun, ending in Dinner+Drinks+Dance.. Though i stopped enjoying with the Dinner alone.. ;)

Here are some snaps..

I am ready for Go-Karting



D after Laser Combat [His team lost actually :P]



Venkat aiming


More snaps over here:
Runway9 @ Flickr

Till next post,
CIAO

Friday, November 24, 2006

HBO OotP Sneak Preview !!!



Better than the Teaser Trailer.. :)
Dan, Emma and Rupert talking about how dark the film is, the sets etc..
Enjoy !!

Till next post,
CIAO.

PS: Why am i making all video posts ?? I donno myself.. ;)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Spider Man - 3 [ Trailer ]



Enjoy.

Till next post,
CIAO

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ambigrams !!!

You can see symmetry in many ways.. Ambigrams [ambi+gram=>same+letter in latin] have always been an interest for me.. I used to try out my name, and my friends name using ms-paint [as i will be doing a rotate by 180 degree, after making half the part of the word] during all my vetti times..[very old days.. ;)] Though when i ask people are you able to read this, i will always get a very bad response..

Ambigrams are of many types.. and i don't really wanna write an essay about that here.. So just go through these links to get to know more about them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambigrams
http://www.ambigram.net/gallery/

There are also online ambigram generators available.. I found one such site, and got the ambigram for my name, but that wasn't very pleasing.. After i googled along with my name, i got myself landed in this person's BlogSpot link, Amarnath [actually my college mate]. What a creativity he has got, and i was really impressed by his Tamil Ambigrams in particular.. Everything was really really cool.. And in particular, i got the Ambigram for my name too, which was even cooler than anything else [as its my name.. ha ha ha :D]

I just modified it to some extent.. And here you go..


Till next post,
CIAO.

Monday, November 06, 2006

DonBoscoboys GetTogether !!!

Its before the Diwali vacation, with full enthu, i too replied for the *Get Together* thread that was running in my DonBoscoBoys yahoo groups.. Actually we planned to meet the next day to Diwali, on Sunday around 10 O Clock in our School Grounds..

Its was Sunday, but i got up so late and when i had my breakfast it was around 11.30, When i got a call from one of my friends saying that, around 25 guys have turned up in the School for that Get Together, and everybody is asking for me [ As i proposed for some plans in our groups.. but didn't turn up ]

So, immediately i rushed towards my School, its been quite some time i have been there.. Those roads towards the School brought me back my green old memories.. :) :( And the warm smile in that Gate Security guy, made me feel happy.. And the look of our School wasn't the same, it has changed drastically... Some rich look added to it.. Why not, heard that the term fees and other stuffs.. have gone up.. :0

Well... Not many guys from my close friends' circle turned up for various other reasons.. But still we enjoyed chatting in groups, pulling each others legs.. under that Tree in our grounds.. As its not well planned, we just talked for hours.. And around 1 O Clock, thought of leaving.. And marched our way back..

Near the Princi office, there used to be a board holding the Top Scorers in +2 every year.. And till before previous year my score stood there as the top, but that was beaten by some guy last year.. I just looked and smiled.. And left the School on my way to home..

Here are some snaps.. :)
Group Snap I


Group Snap II


Group Snap III


Me, Harish

More Snaps over here..
http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2100197508

Till next post,
CIAO.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Being normal !!!

Have we ever felt extremely happy
  • for able to walk in a normal way !!!
  • for able to speak/listen/see/interact in a normal way !!!
  • for able to eat/sleep in a normal way !!!
Have we ever thanked God so much for being Normal ??

No.. never.. not all, we have got a lot of worries for ourselves, Isn't it.. If we aren't handsome.. Aren't fair.. Aren't gud in studies.. Aren't rich.. Dont have girl friends.. Dont have a great job.. Dont have a good/caring wife.. Dont have good children.. etc etc till the end of our lives ?? Don't we..

Shall we forget all our little little worries.. And thank God, for making us a normal person in this world.. And have made us to do things in a nomal way.. And see happiness in anything/everything thats around us.. Shall we ?? :)

Till next post,
CIAO.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Unforgettable Boarding !!!

I was on the way to the Begumpet airport, Hyd in an auto feeling tensed.. I just got down from the auto for no reason, and started running.. But surprisingly my legs weren't moving.. I was trying a lot.. But, i was not moving from the place i was standing.. And the flight which i have to catch took off..

Suddenly, i woke up from my bed on that fine Thursday morning [19th Oct 2006].. I started freshly and happily towards office, with all the luggages in my hand.. That disturbed dream didn't make me feel anything, as i was in a very happy mood.. Yeah, i am leaving for my Native on that day for the Diwali vacation..

It wasn't a normal day in our office, they had the Diwali Celebrations going on the way.. Ethnic wear going on one side, with the creativity of each team in their dresses unimaginable.. On the other side, a Treasure Hunt being run.. The entire Office was in an enjoyable mood..

I didn't do any work on that day, except checking mails and browsing vetti-ly.. ;) I cross-checked my schedule for that day's travel.. I need to board SpiceJet by 6:40pm and its supposed to reach Chennai by 7:40, And then i need to catch my Rockfort Express to Tanjore by 10:30.. Ample time i have got.. Isn't it ?? :D

But, the day's happenings weren't as i expected.. The first news that awaited for me in the Airport, is that the Flight is delayed by 50 minutes, because of the delay in the incoming Flight from Delhi.. And its supposed to depart by 7:30.. But the flight from Delhi itself arrived by 7:30 only.. :( Then atlast the Flight took-off by 8:00 and landed Chennai by 9:00, It was a very beautiful ariel view of the Night-Chennai with Crackers firing here and there..

I was outside Chennai Airport at 9:30, I wasn't feeling much tensed or something, as i replied my Dad in the phone saying that, i will have dinner and catch the train by 10:30, as i have helluva time.. But my time started, the auto wasn't moving near the Guindy Junction for more than 15 minutes.. I don't know myself, what i did.. But i got down from the Auto, and started running towards Guindy Station.. Got the ticket and was waiting in the platform for the Electric Train.. It was sharp 10:00

I was praying like anything for a Train to come, but it didn't.. It was sharp 10:20 pm.. Atlast a Train came, and i hoped that i will be in Egmore by 10:30.. But i didnt, it was sharp 10:30, when i was in Nungambakkam.. I lost all my hope.. Near the Chetpet station [the prev station to Egmore], i saw an Express Train starting to pick-up its pace.. I wasn't able to read anything at that distance.. But, i started realizing that i missed the Train.. I was feeling numb.. Fear arose from my inside.. It was a 2nd AC Ticket costing 700 Bugs.. But i don't know what to do ?? What to tell in Home ?? How will i reach Tanjore ?? Many such questions..

Atlast i was in Egmore.. It was 10:35, the Platform 4 [Usually Rockfort starts from there] was vacant.. But, there was a Train still stationed there in Platform 3.. As i just wanted to confirm, i asked a guy standing there.. "Rockfort poiducha..??".. The words from that Guy.. "Anga nikradhudhaan sir, rockfort..", made me feel like something.. i don't have words to explain that.. I started running.. running.. Atlast i got my Coach A3.. A guy standing at its entrance, asked.. "Neenga dhaan seat no 24 ah ??", with a small smile, i replied Yes... and reached my birth.. After having a short conversation with the TTR, That Guy, came near me.. And asked, "Unga appa Railways-la vela paakraangala ??", I replied NO.. :D

Though, the coincidence between the Delay in the Train Starting and me boarding after 10 minutes of the scheduled time, has made that Guy to ask such a question.. I felt from inside like.. "Namakaaga dhaan Train wait pannucho??" :D :D

I laid down on my Birth, thinking about that day's morning dream..
  • It wasn't Flight, It was Train...!!
  • I wasn't struggling to run, I was running all the times...!!
  • I didn't miss it, I boarded...!!
Whatever it may be, I can't forget this Train Boarding at all.. :)
Happy Diwali to all.. :D

Till next post,
CIAO.

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Movie 5 ( OotP ) !!! [Pics - Contd]

The Dumbledore Army



Umbridge Vs Trewlaney



Luna Lovegood


Till next post,
CIAO.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Tambola !!!

Oy...
So... I am making yet another post about a Game.. Hmmm !! Does that mean, i am enjoying a lot playing games these days ?? I myself donno.. Anyways, am writing this post as am feeling sooo bored, and its Friday evening that i dont feel like working too, though i have a loads of them.. :D

It was in Verizon, when we rush in to occupy the Break-Out area, or Cafteria.. atleast thrice a day.. [For Tea Time, Snacks Time, Vetti arattai time.. ] But here in DEShaw, thats not the case for me, even when i feel bored and have no work, I cant go and chat in the Cafeteria drinking a coffee as there is no, the so called *Gang* for me here... :(

But still, they have this *Happy Hour*, once in two weeks, when *all of us* used to go to the Cafetria, play some games, munch some snacks and the new joinees will introduce themselves to the crowd.. Today is yet another day for that *Happy Hour* !!!

I usually dont go to the Cafteria immediatly after the alert comes in my Outlook.. I will go upstairs some half-an-hour later, exactly when they start giving away the snacks.. :P But today, i somehow started immediately, accompanied by D.. :) And there awaited this game of *Tambola*.. We all were given a piece of paper, having some 3 rows with 5 numbers in each of the row.. We were thinking, that this is like puzzle and we need to get the sum of the each row to some number.. blah blah.. :(



But, the game isnt that.. They will be reading the numbers, and we need to strike it off.. [So simple na.. ] And they announced prizes too for..
  • First 5 strikes
  • Complete strikes in 1st row
  • Complete strikes in 2nd row
  • Complete strikes in 3rd row
  • Full house [meaning the whole]
Unfortunately, none of us sitting in our table got !! And the worst thing is that, the same girl got three prizes for completing 2 rows and the Full house.. Huh... :x :x.. We all started shouting too.. :D They also announced prize for the lowest strikes, none of us got that even.. 6 was the lowest number of strikes a guy has got.. Mine is 10.. [Adhuvum kedayaadhu, idhuvum kedayaathu.. Huhhhh !! ]

Okayss.. Thats it.. Enjoy the weekend guyssss !!
[ Gonna watch, *Woh Lamhe*, 2nd show in PVR tonight... He he he :D]

CIAO

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

DumbC with the (J)DumbO !!!

Hi all..
Its always tough to come back to work, after enjoying a lot in a looong weekend.. I have felt this right from my school days, so do all.. And these 3 days, went so fast and also we had lots of fun, as its the Gundan who came to Hyd, to enjoy the Holis with us all.. We used to always have loads of fun, when this guy is nearby, right from our precious College Days.. Such a childish, cute character.. And in this post, am gonna write about one of his most childish thing that he did during this Trip of him.. :) [ Gunda enna mannichidu.. :D ]

We five [ me, my roommates (D and Venkat), M and Gundan ] roamed to Birla Mandir, Planetorium, Museum, Oceans Park.. on Saturday and Sunday.. And it was Sunday nite, when we missed our plan to go to Bommarillu 2nd show, And so we all planned to play something in the night.. The head count reduced to 4 at that time, as M was suffering from some side-effects after all our Koothu in Oceans Park, and he wasnt able to give company to our night-out..

It all started around 11 30 in the night.. We planned to play DumbC.. And [Me, D] were in one team and [Venkat, Gundan] is the opponent team.. We took, *Tamil Songs* as our choice.. We were laughing like anything, when i mimed on some typical words and songs.. Our team was finding out the songs fastly, both in my turn of mimic and D's turn; Even Venkat was shocked as i did things very badly during our last train journey.. They even gave us songs which are infamous, which i havent even heard, which sounds funny.. [eg. jinjinaakadi.. jinaakunaakadi.. :D ], But Me an D still managed to find them..

With the opponent team, atleast when Gundan was miming, Venkat used to find the songs fastly, as he knows a helluva Tamil Songs, rite from the aadhi kaalathu songs.. But it was Gundan, who wasnt able to even find out simple, famous new songs.. Ha ha ha :D



It was around 1 O Clock, that was when we thought why cant we make this somewhat interesting with Time Limits and stuffs.. So we decided this, Each team has to be given 5 songs by the opponent team and how much time the team takes to find out all of them.. So both of the teams prepared their list.. And myself and D, also planned something like starting with wat sort of songs, which period.. blah blah [though nothing was used at last..] And Venkat, Gundan closed the doors of their rooms and discussed abt their plans...

Finally, we were about to start, so which Team is gonna do first, We had a Toss... [Venkat, Gundan] Team won, but still Venkat asked us to do first.. I was miming, and D was finding out the Songs, as he knows a helluva songs.. :) As the Stop Clock of Venkat's Cell reached 7 minutes 38 seconds.. We found out all of the 5 songs successfully.. Heyyyy... :D

Now starts the actual Drama.. :) In their team Gundan decided to mime.. And I started the Stop Clock.. Gundan started miming.. Venkat tried with hell lot of suggestions, but still he dint get it.. it was around 2 minutes in the Stop Clock.. into which i was keenly looking into.. Suddenly Gundan throwed the Paper he was having in his hands, face reddish and about to cry.. started shouting.. "Po naanga thothu poitooomm.. Nee kashtamaana paataa kuduthutta.." and started hitting D, with drops started to flow from his eyes.. We three were unable to laugh, unable to do anything.. And he lied down in the Bed like a small child.. Crying.. !!!! Ha ha ha.. Gunda.. Gunda.. :D D, started to kindle him.. And the usual fight/blah blah between both of them continued.. [Gundan, Venkat] started shouting *We only won* !!

Ha ha ha.. Its the Typical character of Gundan, and we always used to enjoy a lot at him.. The next day, Monday, the last day of his Trip... We somehow managed to go to *Snow world* amidst several oscillations and confusions.. [Venkat was having peak cold, i was having head ache.. ] But M, escaped and didnt give company to us.. Huh !!

In front of SnowWorld !!


So.. to finish off, it was a great weekend with the (J)Dumbo.. ;) And also, we finished the weekend with a 2nd show to Bommarillu, for the 2nd time; after packing Gundan for Chennai, as we already tortured him a lot by making him to watch Telugu Channels, movies etc etc.. Also discussing a lot abt Telugu.. Surprisingly D, also joined us this time, usually it will be only Me and Venkat, both of us will be discussing and i will be learing something new in Telugu from him.. ;)

Till next post,
CIAO.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Is it O.T. or O.B. ??

Hi all..

This post is related to the day-to-day routine life of Software Engineers.. :)
Normally O.T. stands for Over Time.. But is there any terminology of that sort in Software Jobs, apart from shift works [Even that will be for 8 hours a day].. Actually there isnt anything like that, There is no *need* for a Software Engineer to bug and sit infront of the computer for hours and hours [meaning, may be >8 hrs appr] per day, apart from exceptional cases like Deadlines, Prod Issue etc.. As long as you do your work *smartly*..

But, that isnt the case with most of us, we see lots of people staying late hours [apart from exceptional cases], Are they doing O.T... Nope they are doing O.B.. ;) May be from a married person's perspective, who comes and leaves office in time [lets say], as there are even exceptions in those cases, because of the problems in their home [thats diff.. {Note:1}]; he/she gets irritated a lot to see these young guys sitting late hours.. and putting lots of scene infront of their managers.. ;)

Okayss.. Lets see what are all *may* be the reasons, for these young bloods to stay late and trying to put scene.. Here you go:
  • They dont have any entertainment in their houses [no TV, gud company..etc] , so anyway they need to kill time
  • They can use the company's cab when they stay late [happens in VZ, even i have did that]
  • They can order for dinner, and eat in company itself and claim the same bill.. :D
  • Some extra-ordinary cases, have this feeling in their *blood* itself, like not to move from their seat, even when not doing any productive work.. ;)
  • Above all, they can show their managers that they are working soooo hard staying very late [that means, he/she is also there at that time.. !! what about him/her ?? think recursively, even {Note:1} applies here ]

So.. the reasons may go on increasing.. But will stop with that..
One more thing is that coming to office during weekends..Though i hate this, i am failing.. This is because, i get bored by sitting vetti in house, and so coming to office and watching movies, chatting, orkutting.. have become a routine.. I will try to avoid the same.. ;)

Okayss...Lets all.. *Try* to Come in Time, Do our work Smartly, And Leave in time.. ;)
Happy Working !!!

CIAO

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Peace ??!!

Hi all..

At times, we end-up in fighting with our own bro/sis...
At times, we join hands with our bro/sis to fight with neighbour gang...
At times, we join hands with our neighbour gang to fight with neighbour town ppl..
At times, we join hands with our neighbour town ppl to fight with the neighbour states..
At times, we join hands as an entire nation to fight with the neighbour nation..

But...
Why havent we gone beyond that limit ???
Why have we forgot that we all are juz humans, apart from having various divisions in ourselves brought by race, religion, color, language etc etc ???
Why cant we all stay together in peace for the very limited/precious period of our life time we are going to have in this wonderful place called Earth ???!!!

Sep 21st



[Snap taken by anandps.. Love it sooo much.. thought of putting it here]

Till next post
CIAO

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Widely spoken Languages in the World !!!

Hi all..

I recently came across this site [KryssTal]. And i just wanted to share certain information given in that site. This site has got many information related the researches made in the Evolution of Languages, their Scripts, their Families and things..

So, just browse through those pages, you will find them interesting. The 30 most widely spoken languages in the world is given in this page [Widely Spoken Languages]

Till next post
CIAO

Saturday, September 02, 2006

బొమ్మరిల్లు !!! [Bommarillu]

Hiii...

Bommarillu.. We were trying to get tickets for this movie for the last two weeks, we failed, atlast we got to get up so early on saturday and watch a morning show around 10 am to watch this movie.. So wats that gr8 in this movie, which s makin it run house-full even after 4 weeks of time... hmm.. Even i heard tat some of my Colleagues, went for the movie thrice... :0

So, wat s that is different in this movie ?? I cant say it tat plainly.. But still i enjoyed to the maximum [even sittin n watchin in the 2nd row from the front.. :( ].. And also later realized tat the movie is a bit lengthy [3 hrs], but dint even feel a bit tat its lengthy !!! :)



Siddharth the son of Prakash Raj & Jeyasudha, was born with a silver spoon.. He has got an elder sister, elder bro n his wife n their children, younger sis.. and the family is big !!! But there is no much FUN in the family, they are even scared to speak loud in front of Prakash Raj [ THE naanagaaru {father}]

Prakash Raj, a typical father [high class and also a manchivaadu{a good person}], who cares for his children and their life.. So he impart each n every desire of his on his children in particular our HERO, Sidhaarth [Siddhu].. He made him as an MD n his company, but Siddhu has got no job except signin papers, while all the other jobs are done by his naanagaaru.. And Prakash Raj also fixes engagement for his son..

On the other side, Siddharth, a typical youth of the time, does feel a lot for losing his INDEPENDENCY.. And his aim in life being Career and Love Marriage.. And both of it were destroyed at a point, when he sees Jenelia [Haasini].. A typical character.. may be i felt tat "s she half-minded..??" [in some initial intro scenes] But a nice character.. {somewat like gajini asin} She s succcch an outspoken character and a naughty gal.. And this s the main thing, the movie s goin like anything..

She comes to his life, falls in love.. and Prakash Raj gets to know all abt this, After discussions.. He asks Siddhu to make Jenelia to stay in their house for 7 days, and after tat if they all feel OK, then "Success to their Love.." And the not-so-spoken, so much crowded house, starts to see all fun.. in tat 7 days 'coz of Jenelia...!!!
After tat, how the father-son cold-war things went on.. Tats the end of the movie !!!

Full of youth, fun, family senti and stuffs.. Nice movie to watch.. :)
I hvnt tried b4 to write a review abt a movie, this s the first one.. :( So ppl hav to adjuzz wid this.. :) :)
LOVE MAKES LIFE BEAUTIFUL !!!
Bommarillu literally meaning Toy House, has been chosen as the title to describe Haasini i believe.. :)

[One rumour around here s tat : Vijay got rights for dubbin this one in Tamil.. ;-) ]

Till next post
CIAO

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Life beyond Earth ??!!

Hi all...

For a few minutes lets get out of our hectic work pressure, polluted environment, corrupted minds and everything... and travel farrrr... farrr in the sense far beyond the Earth, Solar System, the Milky way Galaxy !!!! And make our imagination/thinking a bit wide..

I dont even remember about this so called Big-bang theory and stuffs that we learned during our school days.. Except some small stuffs... We all know the Solar System and at a higher level say Milky Way Galaxy... is a very very very small portion of our entire Universe !!! Tats accepted by all, i hope so..

If thats the case, then according to me.. I feel like the "Life Beyond Earth" has got more than 100% probabilty, apart from that it may not be a 1 place, it can even be millions and millions of places where in Human Life/Or n watever Life "will" be existing.. They can be in the Starting State/Evolution State/Ending State.. or watever it may ( as in 5 billion years, the Sun's energy will be vanishing, and all the planets in orbiting around it will get into the mass black hole which the sun will be turning into !!! )

But, the astronomers, however they have developed so much in technology and other stuffs, cant still find out even a 'single' proof for Life Beyond Earth.. as they are unable to GO much beyond the solar system or watever it may be.. as far as they can reach searching is the outermost planet of the solar system [ watever it may be uranus, or the new set of planets being opted after the demolition of pluto ] Huh !! Huh !! ;)



So, according to me, Life zzz there.. and Lets turn to something that we know now... Abt our Earth... so it will be gone out of the solar system in not more than 5 billion years { not more than - states the relativity in feeling that time period.. By sayin that wat i mean is, the relativity theory } So... Wat happens next, there might have been several such situations happend in the entire Universe, may be several times, that we might not even able to cout !!! Hmmm... I can give some anology to this...

The 2 things [may be the 2 numbers] that make up anything in the entire Universe...
  • 2 [ start-end, yes-no, on-off, +ve--ve.. male-female.. may be anything in the Universe.. and tats the binary system is ruling the world ]
  • Infinity [ by infinite i mean, cycle or repetition ]

So wat s this 2 & infinity..
  • Each day starts, and ends.. But it continues
  • We feel happy.. later sad.. But it continues
  • We have high times in Life.. Bad times in Life.. But it continues
  • Each human come to this earch, and goes away.. But it continues [ Does tat mean, Another Life after Death.. We wont go deep here.. Lets stop ]
  • Its all tat Sine curve and stuffs..

And the same anology.. Holds here.. So, the Life [I mean something like the formation of Earth and its beings] STARTS and ENDS.. But the CYCLE continues !!!!

So, wat have i finally come to conclude... DONNO.. a bit confused rite.. its not a bit more than tat.. Hmmm.. So even the Earth goes out in 5 billion years.. There may be some other similar conditions makin the formation of Earth, and may be ther will b a time, for us to reborn in such a world and keeeeepp enjoyin !!!! :( :) :0

Dont wanna write more blunders.. except that this is my 25th post of my BlogSpace..
I cant believe myself hw i hv written so many..

Until next post
CIAO !!!!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Movie 5 ( OotP ) !!!

Hi all..

Great expectations waiting amongst Harry Potter Lovers abt the release of the film of its series Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It has been officially announced that the film will releasing on July 13, 2007 in US & UK ( Will the 7th book be released before that date, may be on 7-7-7 ?? Have got no idea abt that.. Will have to wait and read, whether J K Rowling has decided to kill Harry or Voldemort or both of them.. Nothing has leaked out except that 2 important characters will be dying )

Okayss... Lets leave about the 7th book and come to the Movie5 topic.. The film is being shooted very fastly now, after 2 months of break [ for the exam preparations of Daniel and Emma ].. So wat am i gonna write in this post.. We all know well that not every thing in the book reaches the big screens, and am gonna write about my own parts of the 5th book, which wont make into the movie.. ;) And which parts will obviously make into.. :)

All are my own expectations and imagintions.. He He he.. Here u go..



  • The movie may immediately start with Harry, Dudley and the Dementors scene; And the immediate scene with the Dursleys making Harry to remain after getting that Letter from Ddore alone will be there (with the Dursleys & Co)..
  • Then, How much of the 12, Grimmauld Place are we gonna see, And there has to be Kreacher (they cant do as they did in the Movie 4 without the other house-elf Winky), as Kreacher has got to do something in the end; Are we gonna see the noises of the Sirius mother's portrait.. I guess NO..
  • So, this place will be coming may be twice, once b4 they get to Hogwartz, the scene in which Molly, Sirius fighting each other and telling to some extent wat the Order is upto to Harry
  • And, the second time will be when Harry trying to find out whether Sirius is still ther or not; By that time Kreacher replying him.. So Kreacher has to be there in the movie.. YES
  • I guess, Harry asking Sirius/Lupin about his father's behaviour to Snape will be cut-out...
  • How much of the DA meetings are we gonna see, Hardy 2 i guess; One with any of the classes, may be wen all of them trying their own Patronus and the other; When Harry was caught Red Hand by Umbridge and the Malfoy & Co group..
  • I can surely say, that most eagerly awaited scene, in which Cho kissing Harry will surely be cut-out..
  • How much of Occlumency, I guess they will be surely showing Snape's worst memory; as i read somewer they r searching for artist for the Young Lily.. Hmm.. So the scene, in which Snape hanging in the mid-air s there for sure.... :)
  • Then About Grawp; I thought it will be cut-out; But later read somewer that the forest scene involving Grawp has already been shooted.. So its there.. Is that really that important.. Huh !! Extra waste of graphics though.. :(
  • Thestrals ?? Are they goin to show them.. I guess NO.. But how these Harry & Co reaches the Ministry ( The final action scenes at Ministry n which Harry & Co fighting the Death Eaters is the greatly expected scene.. How are they gonna show Sirius murder and the Duel bw Ddore and Voldemort.. This wil go for atleast 15 -20 minutes in the movie..).. I dont think they show up the Thestrals, i cant even imagine how Ron n Hermione travel in something that is not visible to them at such a very height flying in air.. So thestrals will be cut-out..
  • How much of Umbridge scenes will be cut.. May be we will be shown 1 detention for Harry with her, then some 1 or 2 of the Ministry Rules imposed by her, and then the final forest scene.. And i think the Trelawney sacking and other Teachers anger with her will be cut-out..


Aug 12, 2006


Hmmm.... This is enough with the post, except that i myself wont be reading this post again.. Juz gave a try, am sure i have been bad at this post..

Anyways,
Till next post
CIAO.. :)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Feed Reader using AJAX, DOM and JavaScript

Hi all..
This is gonna be my first Technical Post..

Lets say, that you want to write a simple RSS Feed Reader for yourself.
And you dont want to create it using any of the Server Side Web Technologies [ PHP, Servlet, ASP or ASP.NET ]

So, Lets say you want your Feed Reader to be written using only HTML and JavaScript
[ And also lets assume, that you have permissions for making XML HTTP Calls from JavaScript (AJAX) ]

If that is the case, then it goes very simple :
  • Make either a synchronous/asynchronous XML HTTP call to ur Feed URL from JavaScript
  • Get the response Text of the URL and load it in a DOM Object from JavaScript
  • Write a JS function; that parses your DOM Object in the desirable way you need and have the data which u got added to your HTML Page

So, its as simple to write a Feed Reader in minutes with just HTML and JavaScript
I thought of these things, and also implemented the same to read the Recent Blogs of BlogSpace and display their Titles in My Site . It all worked well in my System, but then when i uploaded to Geocities it alarmed with a "Permission Denied" Error, after all am using a free web host and how can i expect them to give me permissions for making Ajax calls from my Html pages.. Huh :( Got little disappointed, though..

But still wanted to share that here, so that it might be useful for some dudes around..
If u need, a sample working model of the same which i hosted in my site.
You can juz save the page of my Sites' Blogspace link and then check and try it out.

Until next post.
CIAO

[PS: Am not very sure whether i will be posting any more Technical Posts, as long as there are no Tomotoes/Stones being thrown at me for this particular post.. He he he :) ]

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Waiting for weekend !!!

Hi all..

Hmmm.. Somehow thought of writing this post.. Amidst work pressure and stuffs.., somehow got escaped and finally making it.. :)

Yeah, still only 3 more days to go.. Am goin for my native (Tanjore) after coming to Hyderabad.. Its been more than 2 months.. And i hv roamed to 3 other places in the mean time, but havnt gone for my native.. That thing is pricking me a little bit.., but still okay with things.. ;)

Applied leave for Aug 14.. and for us Aug 16th is also a Holiday.. So totally i hv got 5 days of Holi.. to Enjoy !!!!! :) And also the release of the proj which am working has been moved to the end of August from next weekend.. So feeling okayyyyyy !!!

Nothing else ppl..
CIAO !!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

My Site !!!

Hi all...

It was last friday, wen i got a mail from geocities.com/ stating some blah blah abt my site, which i hv tried creating some long years back wen i was in college, has not been activated and in 3 days if u dint activate, then we wll close the a/c.. and it went somethin like tat..

So, i juz logged in and saw watz in there and the stuffs/tools tat yahoo s providing for building pages on the fly and stuffs.. Hmmm.. but i wasnt very much pleased abt the templates available and stuffs...

So, on saturday on being (not)vetti but still ther was no-one sitting around my cabin, i thought of creating some kutti-kutti useful html pages...and did so, which i was thinkin abt the prev night wen i wasnt gettin sleep, huh!!! and then i uploaded those things.. juz started these things of no interest, but later got some interest into the stuffs.. and hmmmm... continuin my vetti velai of analyzing the site-statistics, visitors-profile and stuffs... Though i wll lose interests in course of time, am thinkin of some useful kutti-kutti things which can be done using HTML n JavaScript.. Huh...!!!

Ok makkalae.. i hv written so much for advertising my site, but havnt yet given the link.. Okayyyy here it is.. Vichi's Space !!!

CIAO..

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

ISPs blocking blogs !!

Hi all..

Oohh.. this s really a very bad thing..
This happend to me only today, till yesterday i was able to access all the *.blogspot.com sites..
and also read the post of Vadivel regarding the same issue of Indian ISPs started blocking the blogs.. Thank god tat i somehow got his URL yesterday..

And also thanks for his work-around.. :) and thanks to http://www.pkblogs.com too
So.. my URL wll be this
And also i hvnt blog rolled other fellow bloggers, as i hv juz edited my template regd tat.. Nw too i juz edited the urls of them..

But still, this is not at all goin to be fine, the back links and stuffs in the comments page and all cant b corrected.. :( :(

And wat happend to Images in the Posts.. why some of them are coming while some others r not.. But anyways the URL they r pointing are still worser, resulting in some http://localhost..blah blah.. Wat to do with these... :( :(

Something has to be done..

PS: In VZ, even Citrix wont block blogspot, and tats the only thing which was entertaining us from our Desktops at tat time.. :)

CIAO

Thursday, July 13, 2006

My First Company Party !!!

Hi all..

Yesterday [ 12th Aug '06 ], We had a company party as the directors hav come from US for a week.. And its the first time for me to attend such parties in a pub !!

It happend in Bottles n Chimney here in Hyd.. and we went ther around 8 30 at night.. For ppl who dont drink/smoke, am damn sure its not the right place to enjoy.. But still we managed to have Fruit juices and dance amidst the crowds.. !!



The theme is Arabian Nights, and they wer givin away those parthas [or watever its called] which some guys wer wearing.. I too borrowed and weared for a few mins n got a Snap.. [But wont put tat snap here.. ;) ]

I dint join the dancin crowd, at the starting.. and I was standing in a corner watchin the movements of the ppl dancin ther.. and enjoyed watchin some big thalais dancin in full enthu.. ;)

So, finally after food we returned around 12.. Not a gr8 enjoyment, but still a new environment and an occasion to be with...

Till next post
CIAO

Sunday, July 09, 2006

పోకిరి [Pokiri] !!!

Hi all..

Hmmm.. Pokiri, for those who are in Hyderabad wud hv known wat s tat all abt.. For Chennaities, i doubt !!!




Hmmm.. The major entertainment for most of the crowd over here in Hyd is watchin movies, movies and movies.. But still for ppl like me who r from Tamil Nadu [the only state in India, in which the ppl dont know any lang except Tamil/Eng.. huh..], we cant expect Tamil movies screened over here.. [Thou the case is very diff in Blore, which s very near to TN, and most of the population of the city contributes to Tamil ppl.. ]

Sooo, although ther r PVR Cinemas, IMAX and a very large number of decent theatres around here in Hyd, I cant anymore watch a Tamil movie in Theatres..... I wll continue watchin gud English movies, apart from tat...Hindi movies hmmm.. But still i prefer Telugu movies than Hindi... As am learnin Telugu frm my room-mate, and also i lost my hope in Hindi as am tryin it for years but cudnt get a grip on tat lang.. huh.... May b Telugu is a bit more like tamil and am havin confidence tat i cud make it up.....

So wat s the post all abt, and am blabbering something else... Hmm.. Pokiri is the first Telugu movie which i watched in the Theatre [this weekend], Mahesh Babu n Ilena bein the stars.. And i pretty much liked the movie, though i cudnt understand each and every dialogues.. My friends out here are used to watchin Telugu movies and according to them this film of Mahesh Babu is not upto the expectation... and according to them Okkadu and Atthadu being better than this one..

Anyways... Fr me itzzz nice watchin a telugu movie n tat too a complete action movie [ there s no much diff bw the movies comin in Tamil n Telugu industries.. ] Those guys who dont even know a bit of Telugu r comin to watch Ilena and the gals for Mahesh babu.. huh...!!!

Okies.. Till my next post

CIAO

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Farewell to Sriram !!!

Hi all..

This post gonna hv some info abt my College makkal and some happenings around this week.. :)
Sriram is one among the 3 guys from our Batch who joined DeShaw last year along with Thyagu and Venkat..

[Nice Roommates ;)]


We belong to CD Batch, and only guys/gals from AB Batch of our set have gone to US to do their post-grad degree.. And nobody from my class [which s really pathetic] has gone for US to do MS.. huh...

And, Sriram has broken tat statement atlast... And he s gonna do Masters degree in CS at Univ of Virginia.. :) He left DeShaw this week..

[Sunday Treat :)]


Hmmm.. last Sunday he gave us all a treat as his close friend Swetha [;)] was also in town.. And we had a nice time chattin for long hours even after they literally kicked us out of the restaurant.. We wer standing in the roads and talkin abt things which we wudnt even thought during our College days.. I hav heard tat gals used to Gossip.. But was seein for the first time in front of me.. Uma and Swetha started listing gals one by one, they dint stop with CS dept alone, they went beyond dept boundaries.. and wer checklisting the current status of the pairs, hw many pairs broke and hw many new pairs cam up.. and it goes onnnn.. And they wer even plannin to create a Gossip community for our College/Set makkal in Orkut huh......... All these discussions goin at around 11 pm in the night.. Ha ha ha.. :D Seriously we hvnt even spoken this much during our College days abt others... :) It was really a nice time to be with them all.. Talkin all those things.. ;)

And finally, we had a small meetin before Sriram left for Chennai..

[Farewell to him.. :)]


CIAO
Till next post :)

Friday, June 30, 2006

Tree, Leaf, Wind !!!

Hi all...
This is a forward, am posting it here as i juz wanted to share this with all..
The Story goes here, the 3 characters [Tree, Leaf, Wind] telling abt themselves...

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Tree

People call me "Tree".

I had dated 5 girls when I was in Pre-U. There is one girl who I love a lot but never dared to go after. She didn't have a pretty face, good figure or an outstanding charm. She was just a very ordinary girl. I liked her. I really liked her. I liked her innocence, her frankness, her intelligence and her fragility. Reason for not going after her was that I felt somebody so ordinary like her was not a good match for me. I was also afraid that after we were together all the feelings would vanish. I was also afraid other's gossip would hurt her.

I felt that if she were my girl, she'd be mine ultimately & I didn't have to give up everything just for her. The last reason, made her accompanying me for 3 years. She watched me chase other girls, and I have made her heart cry for 3 years. She was a good actor, and me a demanding director. When I kissed my second girlfriend, she bumped into us. She was embarrassed but smiled & said, "Go on!" before running off.
The next day, her eyes were swollen like a walnut. I did not want to know what caused her to cry. Later that day, I returned from soccer training to get something & watched her cry in the classroom for an hour or so. My fourth girlfriend did not like her.

There was once when both of them quarreled. I know that based on her character she is not the type that will start the quarrel. However, I still sided my girlfriend. I shouted at her & ignored her feelings and walked off with my girlfriend. The next day, she was laughing & joking with me like nothing happened. I know she was hurt but she did not know deep down inside I was hurt too.

When I broke up with my fifth girlfriend, I asked her out. Later that day, I told her I had something to tell her. I told her about my break up.
Coincidentally, she has something to tell me too, about her getting together. I knew who the person was. His pursuit for her had been the talk of the School. I did not show her my heartache, just smiles & best wishes.
Once I reached home, I could not breathe. Tears rolled & I broke down.
How many times have I seen her cry for the man who did not acknowledge her presence?

During graduation, I read a SMS in my hp. It said, "Leaf's departure is because of Wind's pursuit. Or because Tree didn't ask her to stay"

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Leaf

People call me Leaf.

During the 3 years of Pre-U, I was on very close terms with a guy as buddy kind. However, when he had his first girlfriend, I learnt a feeling I never should have learnt - Jealousy. Sourness to the extreme limit. They were only together for 2 months. When they broke up, I hid my happiness. But after a month, he got together with another girl.

I liked him & I know he liked me. But why won't he pursue me? Since he loves me why he didn't he make the first move? Whenever he had a new girlfriend, my heart would hurt. After some time, I began to suspect that this was one-sided love. If he didn't like me, why did he treat me so well? It's beyond what you will normally do for a friend. I know his likes, his habits.
But his feelings towards me I can never figure out. You can't expect me a girl, to ask him. Despite that, I still wanted to be by his side. Care for him, accompany him, and love him. Hoping that one day, he will come to love me. Because of this, I waited for him. Sometimes, I wondered if I should continue waiting. The pain, the dilemma accompanied me for 3 years.

At the end of my 3rd year, a junior pursues me. Everyday he pursues me.
He's like the cool & gentle wind, trying to blow off a leaf from a tree.
In the end, I realized that I wanted to give this wind a small footing in my heart.
I know the wind will bring the leaf to a better land. Finally, leaf left the tree, but the tree only smiled & didn't ask me to stay.

Leaf's departure is because of Wind's pursuit. Or cause Tree didn't ask her to stay.

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Wind

Because I like a girl called leaf. Because she's so dependent on tree, so I have to be a gust wind. A wind that will blow her away. When I first met her, it was 1 month after I was transferred to this new school. I saw a petite person look ing at my seniors & me playing soccer. During ECA time, she will always be sitting there. Be it alone or with her friends, looking at him. When he talks with girls, there's jealousy in her eyes. When he looked at her, there's a smile in her eyes. Looking at her became my habit.
Just like, she likes to look at him.

One day, she didn't appear. I felt something missing. I can't explain the feeling except it's a kind of uneasiness. The senior was also not there as well. I went to their classroom, hid outside and saw my senior scolding her.
Tears were in her eyes while he left. The next day, I saw her at her usual place, looking at him. I walked over and smiled to her. Took out a note & gave to her. She was surprised. She looked at me, smiled & accepts the note.
The next day, she appeared & passes me a note and left.

It read, "Leaf's heart is too heavy and wind couldn't blow her away."

"It's not that leaf heart is too heavy. It because leaf never want to leave tree." I replied her note with this statement and slowly she started to talk to me & accept my presents & phone calls. I know that the person she loves is not me. But I have this perseverance that one day I will make her like me. Within 4 months, I have declared my love for her no less than 20 times.
Every time, she will divert away from the topic. But I never give up. If I decide I want her to be mine, I will definitely use all means to win her over. I can't remember how many times I have declared my love to her.
Although I know, she will try to divert but I still bear a small ray of hope.

Hoping that she will agree to be my girlfriend. I didn't hear any reply from her over the phone. I asked, "What are you doing? How come you didn't want to reply?" She said, "I'm nodding my head". "Ah?" I could n't believe my ears. "I'm nodding my head" She replied loudly. I hang up the phone, quickly changed and took a taxi and rush to her place & press her doorbell. During the moment when she opens the door, I hugged her tightly.

Leaf departure is because of Wind pursuit. Or because Tree didn't ask her to stay...

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Moral

In love, we win very rarely, but when love is true, even if you lose, you still win just for having the tingle of loving someone more than you love yourself. There comes a time when we stop loving someone, not because that person has stopped loving us but because we have found out that, they'd be happier if we let go....


Why do we close our eyes when we sleep? When we cry? When we imagine?
When we kiss? This is because THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD ARE UNSEEN.

There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind, but keep in mind that letting go isn't the end of the world.
It's the beginning of a new life. Happiness lies for those who cry those who hurt, those who have searched and those who have tried. For only they can appreciate the importance of the people who have touched our lives.

A great love? It's when you shed tears and still you care for them, it's when they ignore you and still you long for them. It's when they begin to love another and yet you smile and say, "I'm happy for you." If love fails, set yourself free, let your heart spread its wings and fly again.
Remember you may find love and lose it, but when love dies, you never have to die with it.

The strongest people are not those who always win but those who stand back up when they fall. Somehow, along the course of life, you learn about yourself and realize that there should never be regrets, only a lifelong appreciation of the choices you've made. Loving is not how you forget but how you forgive, not how you listen but how you understand, not what you see but how you feel, and not how you let go but how you hold on.

It's more dangerous to weep inwardly rather than outwardly. Outward tears can be wiped away while secret tears scar forever...
It's best to wait for the one you want than settle for one that's available.
It's best to wait for the right one because life is too short to waste on just someone.

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CIAO.. :)

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Goa !!!

Hi all..

Am not gonna scribble much in this post.. Yeah, am gonna put some pix taken during my Trip to Goa..

The plan was started a month back by my colleagues, and they started all the discussions thru mail, and one day wen i opened my yahoo mail i saw around 80 mails with subject Re: Tour Plan !! I juz selected everything and deleted,

I was not much interested in the trip from the beginning, as i thought takin leave for 2 days immediately after joining in a new company is very bad and also for some other reasons...

But finally, i started with them for the trip.. we reached there by Air Deccan, i wont comment much abt the flight journey, but i really enjoyed the sight seeing wen we wer nearing Goa.. May be the pilot thought we wll enjoy those stuffs, and hence was flyin very low.. or is it the nature of Air Deccan ATR buses by themselves tat they cant go further higher.. :) I donno.. :))

It was monsoon time, and the rain started heavily from our second day.. And we got 3 bikes to roam around several beaches in Goa.. We dint even care for gettin completely wet in the rain, and most of the time we wer in bike.. as and wen we reach some Beach, they wll say all the water rides/other things hv been closed 'coz of monsoon and dont get in as the weather is rough.. blah blah.. :))

The things which i really enjoyed in the trip s tat we played in the swimmin pool in our Beach Resort for hours.. and during nights we played cards, and wer fighting/tryin to hit others like anything..

Here are some of the good quality pixxxx....!!!!
In Dona Paulo Beach



Climbin the Chapora Fort



Taking rest after a long Bike ride


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Gone are the days...!!!

Hi all..

This is the snap tat was taken in the midnight of 23rd December 2005.. after gettin a lot of bumps.. yeah that was my Birthday.. and i lov this snap more than anything else...

Tomoro is Bday for one another [stupid] in this snap.. :) ..It has been hardly 6 months.. and so many things have happend in our lives [most of them being gud.. is a gud sign, amidst small small bad things.. :)] tat all of us are not together at this point of time..

Am in Hyderabad.. One guy in Bangalore.. and the other in Chennai [as of date]*.. This much s the change tat life can bring amongst ppl.. :)

So wat am gonna write in the post.. And wats this title abt.. Gone are the days !! Yeah...

Gone are the days, wen we used to roam like anything in chennai

Gone are the days, wen we used to play cards till 3 or 4 O Clock in the night

Gone are the days, wen we used to quarrel after playin cards.. :)

Gone are the days, wen we used to bunk office n go to Satyam n then a back-to-back film in Devi..

Gone are the days, wen we used to shop like anything.. :)

Gone are the days, wen we used to kalasify each other..

and it goes on and on.. tats enough for this post.. see u all again soon..

CIAO.. :)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

New Place.. New Faces.. New Environment..!!

Hi all..
After some break.. am back again.. makin one more vetti post.. :)
Am in a new place nw, in a new environment and amongst too many new faces.. Its natural tat u get to feel a lot, for missing the very gold olden memories tat u hav crossed by.. But still u need to adhere to the new environments u go by.. as life s always dynamic n not static.. and u donno wer u wll b tomoro, u donno with whom will u b tomoro.. and u cud hv never imagined u r with somebody today..

And we hv to always cope up with that juice of dynamism in life.. though it pricks us too much.. for tat we need to be a dynamic personality.. and tats wat am tryin to be..

Am not sure, wether am makin any sense out of this post..
Am juz writing watever am experiencing in the days tat are passing by.. and nothing else more than tat... :)

So, possibly i wll come up with a meaningful post next time.. and not irritate u ppl too much..

CIAO

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Thanks !!

Hi all..

Juz check out the previous post

Today[1st June 2006] is my Last Day in Verizon, and am making this post from my System which i wont be using in few more minutes.. am trying not to make this post too sentimental..

Yeah.. am leaving Verizon, as i got another offer.. and ther are times when u think u got a happy news, u wll also end up gettin another sad one.. Both of them come together tats Life, and we cant do anything abt tat..

I would like to share only one thing..
Yesterday[31st May 2006] is one of the most memorable day in my Life..

Its around 4 45, wen i was asked to come to the cafteria in the 2nd floor.. i saw a bunch of around 50 ppl standing, around a big cake in the middle with 2 gift packs.. all the leads from the modules in my Proj.. and the director himself was waiting ther... I was wordless.. and stood stunnd.. lookin at them..

Those ppl have put their efforts for around a weeks time, and made tat moment rememberable.. those 2 framed slam sheets with several cute stars/pics ornamenting tat frame.. and above the gr8 words of all my friends and leads... no words wer coming out of my mouth... i stood amidst them..

I would like to thank all of them for their love/carin..
This blog space s ther for us in Keep in touch..


:(
CIAO

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

@ Verizon !! [Part III]

Hi all..
Juz check out the previous post

It was in the Viceroy Building i spent most of my time in VZ..
Initially we dint like our new places in the new building, as we thought there s no much freedom, compared to our prev work place where only freshers crowded the environment and no tortures frm higher officials.. :) But as the days started rolling.. we got used to tat environment.. we started loving tat place.. :)

A gang of 7 ppl.. Sam, Prathiba, Marina, Asheed, Arjun, Ramu.. We spent our times together during break times, lunch time [we used to chat like anything n laughin.. teasin each other.. makin fun..].. and the evening tea time [ wen Sam or Prat, atleast one of them wll show their geth before joinin us.. tellin they hv wrk.. ha ha ha..].. Watching Cricket matches in the Cafeteria TV.. :) It was all fun time..

I remember a day, wen we all teased Prathiba.. and she started crying.. I realized tat she s a very sensitive girl.. but we never stopped teasing her frm then on.. Bullying her increased wen the days moved on.. and we [Me and Motta] juz enjoyed making fun out of her.. Apart from being sensitive, she is very emotional and kind towards her friends circle.. It was she, who made me to start writing blogs.. And most of our team-mates started the same, apart frm doing vetti-chats in SameTime, Bloggin is another good time-passing rite..

It was on 23rd December, my birthday, and these ppl gave me an excellent shirt as a gift.. and it was selected by Prathiba.. She herself, asked everybody to comment on the shirt and felt happy inside at everyones comment.. The childishness inside her was the main reason, tat she got a seperate place in everybody's mind in our gang.. :)

Teasing dint stop with Prathiba alone.. it continued to Arjun being teased with a diff Proj girl's', Sam being teased with an unimaginable figure, Marina havin her own Vector List [ I shudnt write it though, she got married now.. But she s such a cool person, who takes things so easy..]

But with Sam, the things are diff.. We wont escape very easily from her, if we caught hold in her hands.. Watever in her hands [ rasam, juice, milk.. anything] will juz fly to the other side... n Arjun is the person, who adds fuel.. by makin Sam more vulnerable.. ha ha ha.. But she s not tat alone.. She can read minds.. She can easily get into the inner of other ppl.. She has a pretty clear mind set, she s so cool, confident.. Her words n speech can easily make u forgot abt ur worries.. in a second flash.. :)

Later 3 ppl joined our Viceroy Gang.. Ramkumar, Raja and Mercy.. We enjoyed the treat times, tat we spent with the ppl given by Remo and Ramkumar..

The worst day fr me in Viceroy/VZ.. It was a Saturday, and am not with these ppl.. am with my roommates, Santhosh and Venkates.. they are from different Projects.. and we juz came to company for browsing n other things.. Santhosh was browsing in the kiosk.. It was me and Venkates standing at the entrance of our Floor, before a Poster having the Logo of the Proj tat we wer workin on.. I was carrying my Nokia 6600, and i juz thought of having a Snap infront of tat Poster.. [We dont know abt certain things in advance, tat its wrong.. we shudnt take Snaps inside the company premises and so on.. ]

Am Standing, juz before the Poster, on top of me s the rotatin Camera controlled from the Security room at the ground floor [which i never knew at tat time].. n I havnt seen it rotatin b4 tat day.. I thought tat lightin is not tat gud, so juz tryin out certain switches near the entrance, and Suddenly the Camera in the roof starting rotating.. We dint realize tat its being controlled frm downstairs and the Security person are watching us wat doing.. and wer again floppin the switches so tat its stops rotating.. but it dint.. But I finally asked him to take the Snap.. And he s done with tat.. I saw the Rotatin Camera being stopped at a position and juz zoomin in Venkates.. I was feelin numb, and then only we started realizin something bad is gonna happen..

We called Santhosh, and started to get away from ther, we dint take the lift, and we went to the 2nd floor Cafeteria.. wen a Security Gaurd starting rushing towards us.. He was confirming wether we wer ppl there in the 3rd floor few min back.. We wer unable to say anything except nodding [ afterall they hv zoomed in to such an extent and recorded the entire drama...wat else can be done..] The Security was explaining abt the Rules and Regulations and then asking who took the Snap, Venkates volunteerd... [He dint luk at me for the first quest, as i luk like a pazham n a paavam guy.. he he he] but wen the question changed to whose Cell Phone is tat.. I was literally screwd up by that Guy.. He asked my name and then my EmployeeId.. I answered silently.. he wanted to confirm and juz caught hold of the Id card hangin out of my neck [after tat i used to keep tat in my pocket itself..:)] and asked me to Delete those Snaps immediately.. and he left the place.. I was feelin numb for the whole night... :(

But wen i explained the story to my gang ppl.. they started laughin and enjoyin the scenes.. Arjun in particular... :)

The days in Viceroy started rolling, wen i faced many good/happy moments and occasions.. and the sad ones too.. Several ppl stood besides me, consoling and advicing me at most of the occasions tat followed on.. We wer announced the date for moving to the new Building Olympia..

But the day, which was supposed to be my Last Day.. I wasnt ther, and many ppl dint know the real reason for tat too.. It all made me feel sensitive tat something is gonna happen..

So, wat happend after coming to Olympia.. in the next post..:)
CIAO

Sunday, May 28, 2006

@ Verizon !! [Part II]

Hi all..

Juz check out the previous post

In the previous post, I was writing about my initial days of Life in VZ... and was writing about my Trainin Period.. which is the best period which i had in VZ..

Final days in Trainin Period.. we came to know tat we have to move to the Alpha building [in Tnagar] where our systems have been configured and we have to start working on our Sample App.. And am not that much worried abt tat as its juz a Sample App.. tat we thought is not a big thing [in the beginning...]

The initial days in Alpha.. With ppl configuring their systems, installin reqd softwares... and getting used to the Local Chat..[ We used IBM's Sametime.. (I stil love this, for the reason tat it s only recreation we had at the times we r idle.. as we had internet restrictions, we cant anyway keep spending the time in browsing.. vetti sites..) ] and if ther s any possibility tat i can take the Chat transripts outside, then i wll feel in heaven.. but those Chats wll remain in my mind though.. and abt Mails i hv to say one thing, during my initial days i never opened any forwards, and i deleted them immediately.. Later i came to know, checkin forwards was one of the most important job tat every S/W Engineer will be doing in his career.. and i too changed myself.. :)

As a bunch of around 20 ppl, we went for break time, lunch n snacks times.. n we rocked tat place.. wen we wer given instructions abt the Sample App, i saw the nervousness in those faces grewing up.. they hv cleverly planned and made out the task..

We wer a group of 30 freshers in our project [considering the root node].. and on tat day morning we all assembled in a conference room.. and we all wer asked to pick up a lot, hmm.. it was to group our 30 members gang into 15-15.. Team A and Team B wer the names given by them.. the ppl who wer standin next to each other holdin their hands wer asked to stand facing each other in the appropriate gangs.. and the rivalry started [though not with all of us, atleast with some of us]

I was in Team B, and i volunteered to represent my Team.. If the other team goes to the conference room, we also rushed to some other, whether we r discussing abt proj or juz passin time.. it wll always happen.. And i remember, wen our Team booked a Conference Room from morning to evening, so tat they wont get into.. ha ha ha..

It was the high time, in our learning things n takin up things.. as we started tat proj from the scrap and did everything on our own.. the thing which added fuel to the fire, is the news tat we hv to show Demo to our Exec Director who is visiting India, and he will decide which Team's worker is good and tat one will be moved into Production.. and we hv to finish tat in 2 weeks time..

Hmmm.. its obvious after this news, that the ppl from both the Teams starting working like anything.. I remember that day, when i came to office at morning 6 30 wen no one was there in the entire floor and i only left around 2 30 at night.. It was the same with every others.. The other team members also put up gr8 effort, and we obviously copied each other in certain functionalities, we dont wanna miss out anythin.. and obviously there are spies in both the teams..

We njoyed a lot during Stats Meeting, which happens everyday at around 3 30 in the evening.. Tech Lead will be askin wen the things wll get over, so tat we can start testing.. and ppl start gigglin from both the sides.. both the sides, say some stupid things n we somehow escaped from those Status Meetings.. It was the time for us to get relaxed a bit..

And the final day has arrived, at the end of those hard 15 days.. We all wer nervous and keepin our fingers crossed.. at first Team A showed their Demo to the Exec Director, it was all Ok.. as they hv put their hard work in those 2 weeks time.. Next came our turn, and I started showing the Demo.. The Exec Director was impressed at the first shot and he commented the way this page s organized itself gets more points.. and the ppl in our team started praising Marina [Hw can i forget?] for her UI Design... and she finally got into the Usability Team.. And our Demo was over, they wer all very much excited abt our work and its quality which was completely in juz 15 days.. We wer all very happy tat our Team had done its best..

I was nearing my final days at the Alpha Building, i wanted to shift to the Viceroy Building [which is juz opposit to our house, and which takes me only a 2 min walk to get into my cabin frm my house..:)]

From those 30 ppl gang.. our group got reduced to a 7 member gang..
Rest of the koothu made in Viceroy in the next post..

CIAO

Saturday, May 27, 2006

@ Verizon !! [Part I]

Hi all..

Am in my final days @ Verizon, so juz thought of remembering back the path tat i hv made in VZ and in this blog am gonna write about my experiences, evergreen memories in.. Verizon..

Yeah, it was on 22nd June 2005, wen i entered into tat gr8 hall in GRT Grand days, Chennai.. for the induction programme of my first company, VZ.. Anything which happens first in ur Life, wll always be in ur mind till the end.. Nothing else can override it.. :)

If am correct, i think there were around some 250 ppl in tat hall.. Was initially nervous and surprised abt the crowd.. But its always cool if u r amidst a big bunch of ppl.. u wll always feel better.. So, i thought i can collect more number of pals.. and it happend too..

Those starting 1 week, wer really very very coool.. with tat GRT Lunch, Break time [especially] and I loved tat Communication Courses tat took place in tat Shelter Beach Resort in the ECR Road.. It was so exciting with that new set of ppl, doing some funny-cool team building tasks.. I still remember that way Vascoth build tat Tower, designing smartly n built with those vermicellies, fruits, nuts, gems.. n things..

It was the final day of those General Training courses, wen we wer sorted out for the Projects.. I saw those expectations and other things that sparkled among several faces over there.. I myself got a bit nervous.. wen my name was announced under the Proj IOBI/WEB...

We wil be having some 40 days of training in the respective places.. hr was announcing.. and for our grup which had some 30 ppl.. we r supposed to take training in OOAD, HTML, JavaScript, .NET.. and the training took place in Hotel Shelter Resort, Mylapore..

This period is the most rememberal for me in VZ.. The quality of the Training was at the top.. it was Venkat Krishnan, who inspired me lot... in his spontaneous answers to the questions and the way he explains the things r superb.. Let it be on one side.. I was one amongst those who made use of the "net send" command to a greater extent.. n i enjoyed those days like anything..

We used to change our Host Name daily, and start sending messages thru net send.. the ulitmate thing tat happend was the Cows and Bulls game tat we played in net send.. I myself started for one four letter word.. and i remember arjun confusing others by sending stupid guesses.. and clues.. which conflict my clues..

The travel in 5B bus, the evening time spent in the Library kiosk in Viceroy Building [as we stayed juz opposit to the Company Building].. during the Training Period wer memorable..

It was during our Trainin Period, we had our Family Day function n we wer very excited abt tat.. It was in Chennai Trade Centre, a crowd of around 3000 ppl.. the employees and their family members.. And the Host was none other than the Mirchi Suchi.. I was like enjoyin the day with the drums by Shiva mani.. except tat the food was not tat gud.. And finally the function ended with ppl dancin around like anything to the most favourite songs tat wer played.. i still enjoy the way Seshadri danced in the crowd.. ha ha ha..

Continue in my next post
CIAO

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Software Engineers Vs Politicians

Hi all..

I hav come out of writing something personal.. And In this blog am gonna discuss abt some general topic, which still is much more related to ppl amongst our community..

In wat all disciplines, Software Engineers and Politicians hv certain things in common..

Income
  • Both the profession have the gr8 gift of making up a large income, that one cant make it tat easily in any other profession..
  • The Only diff is tat most/some of them give their blood to hold the $bones$ being thrown frm foreign countries.. But the politcians suck the blood frm the local ppl and make out their money..
  • Though, the income they get in their hands does matter rite..

Shift
  • People in both of these professions barely need shift, as the time goes on..
  • Yeah, we cant see a person stayin in a single company for a long time, or a person sticking to a single Party for a long time..
  • But once they join a new company/party 'coz of the gr8 offers that the destination provides.. they used to talk bad of their sources and start talking gr88 abt their destinations...
  • I wll give my blood/soul for the party.. This party is my Life.. I wll work for it till the end of my Life.. [On the other side] This is a gr88, cooool company man.. I get this much in hand.. They are working in the topmost technologies.. I have got the most challenging work.. Wat else do I need.. blah blah..
  • [.. So not much differences in the dialogues too.. :)]
  • Only the ppl at the higher levels [Exec Directors and Party Presidents] in both the professions stick themselves to their places.. as they hav no other go.. and also they think they hav attained their peak position and the topmost level in making out money

No Self Satisfaction
  • The dialogues made by those ppl in both the domains, vanishes when the time moves on..
  • They wll come to know, tat this party/company is not much gr8 or watever so.. than the previous one... and start thinkin abt jumping again...

Finally Start You Own
  • So.. When wll this hoppin stops..
  • Finally, The ppl in Politics end up in Starting their Own New Party.. Ha ha ha.. n Earn to the max
  • The ppl in S/W industry end up in starting their Own New Company..

Failures and Success depends on the person alone and not on anything else..

CIAO

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Trip to the God's own Country...

Hi all...
Meeting u all again after a long time.. but in a really happy and somewhat tensed mood.. Life seems to b somewat better from the last few months.. In this post am gonna write about the joyous moment that i had during the last weekend, when i went to Kerala.. :)

It was friday evening, and only 3 of us ( from my company) wer in a mood to have a great weekend ahead, as we r on the way to Kerala for some dual purpose.... yeah, we have to attend one of our colleague's marriage there, but apart from that its the time, when the people all over Kerala gather to this place [Thrissur], to see n enjoy the Pooram festival which wll be takin place in a traditional and auspicious manner and once in a year...

As my colleague is from Thrissur, we dint worry abt the stay and food... as we can nalla motta adichfy that already motta..

It was almost time for the train, and i was little bit tensed whether i wll catch it or not, at tat time i recieved a call and some good/gr8 news, of some sort which i havent heard from the Final Days of my 3rd year College Life.. that made me feel good.. and started briskly for the trip... [Will blog abt this seperately... ;)]

Guruvayur
We reached Thrissur and had a warm welcome from the motta's family members, his amme and chechi [mom and sister] and i hv to write a lot about his sister's cute,kutti, vaal payyan.. Keshu..

Then we planned to go to Guruvayur, which is very near to their place.. went there in train.. some half an hour journey.. loved to watch those coconut trees along the sides... and after reachin there.. we wer supposed to be wearing a moond[dhoti] alone, and nothing in the top.. wat to do, i dont like these sort of restrictions but heard ppl saying.. We are nothin in front of God.. So we hv to... Then we had a nice dharsanam..

Thrissur Pooram
Ok lemme start describing abt this traditional festival, which happens in a year..
There are two Amman's in the Thrissur town and a Sivan temple in the center.. all these together form a circular area exactly at the centre of the Town..

The two amman temples are Thiruvambaadi and Paramekkavu.. and the Sivan is Vadakkunaathar... The traditional story goes like, these two ammans wanted to marry Sivan, so they started fighting infront of the Sivan temple, and they finally returned after samadhaanam...

So, hw is this story being depicted every year... Tats the gr8 thing that happens.. there are 16 elephants from each of the amman's side.. [ total of 32] each of them decorated with the traditional ornaments in their head and neck.. and the middle one of each 16 has the amman representing in its head..

And ther are 3 ppl standing on the top of each elephants having the traditional umbrella and visiri.. [ and they used to change these traditional umbrella, a minimum of some 45 sets from each side.. and this is called Kodamaatam ], and they other two standing on top of the elephants, have to rise up and down in some unique style the visiri's they r having all thru the day, i can imagine hw stressed they might be, but in their face i can see only happiness and they might hv felt they r doing for God.. :)

And I loved the music that was played.. it was coool.. and i keep on humming the same for hours.. on the final day the two elephants representing the goddess alone meet right in front of the sivan temple.. bow to each other and leave... :) was really nice to see those things.. :)

And the main part of this festival is the Vedikkat [fireworks] more than 40 lakhs will be spent for this thing, but this ther was a tragedy in one of the places where some half of the fireworks are placed got blasted and some ppl died.. so it was cancelld...

But we felt ok, as the other traditional things went on smoothly..

Keshu - the vaal payyan
Keshu, is goin to his 2nd standard, but his cute english tat he used to talk with us [as he doesnt know tamil, and we dont know malayalam] and the wordings he used to yell at us.. "You are a mandhaboodhi, You are a chaanagam" [ meaning dumbhead and cow dung resp.. ;-) ] I donno he found abt me.. But i juzzzz enjoyed...

As we planned not to take him to Pooram, coz of the crowd and things.. he took our camera and mobiles and kept them hidden.. though had tensions at the last moments.. i juzzz enjoyed tat too.. but felt bad, wen his mom scolded for tat.. and he started crying.. so bad..

But, we wanted to hav a good time with him in a good place.. as he s all alon durin his summer holidays, so we took him to a dam [Peechi dam] on the final day.. we walked deep into the forests and we njoyed like anything...

The Food
We really enjoyed all the food, that we prepared for us.. motta's mom and sister took so much effort and they kept on preparin items and served us.. really cool things, most of them cooked in coconut oil.. and kuzha puttu, aapam, prawn fry [ juz made me to remember the prawn fryof kumarakom restaurant], chicken curry, chicken stew,full fish fry [ tat we really coool], boiled bananas [i hvnt heard b4], that typical gundu gundu rice[ only had it on first day, later they had the ponni rice for us]... and the typical jeeraga boiled water..

Colleagues's marriage

It was at somewhat faraway distance from Thrissur, in a place called Kothamangalam, and we had to travel in two buses for abt 2 and half hours.. but i was lookin along the sides while travelling, but i cudnt see any unoccupied places like the ones tat i used to see during my journey in tamil nadu [ yeah, Kerala is supposed to hv highes population density.. so it has to be like tat.. ;)].. We reached a Church, it was a Christian marriage, i hvnt seen any before, so it was a little different to watch.. I can understand wat was goin is the Mass.. but along with the mass the father used to say the names of the bride and groom and some sentences following in malayalam but with the same accent that even ourside fathers used to utter.... so can understand to some extent wat is going on.. they exchanged rings.. and finally for the awaited pandhi, but tat was little different too.. enjoyed tat.. returned back.. :)


Ok makkalae.. I think am writing toooo much.. but still i feel i missed out lot of things.. but enough for this.. tata..

See u all in next post..
Bye..

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Can thought process change our Fate ???

Hi all...
Though am not in a mood to blog, am gonna write.. i juz wanted to..
In this blog, am juz gonna share something n not any strange polambals of mine wll b there..

Hmmm... Ok lemme start..
We will often hear the saying think positive, everything will happen positively
Though this statement has been made in many places, and we have heard the same from many people n tat we are bored abt tat, we wont hear to tat anymore...

But lemme give some scientific proofs tat has been made on this topic, which s the main thing tat i wanted to share here..

This test has been conducted on two patients having the same/similar disease...
and that the patient1's thought process was being made in a +ve manner..
but the patient2's mental thinkin wer very down...
and the results showed tat, the number of WBCs tat gets generated (which is important for the resistivity of our body) is much higher for the patient1 than patient2...

Lets come back out of those research, blah blah n things... and think about ourselves abt the problems that we face/ n problems tat come b4 us..
In those cases, thinkin +ve will make us to/motivate us to take steps tat leads us to solve those problems..

But, i think i hv written tooooo much in this blog..
Lemme juz stop with this nonsense...
will write soooon :)
until then tata....