Friday, May 25, 2007

M bids adieu !

There are certain personalities, with whom even if you have moved for hardly a week or two you will feel that you have got through with them for years. M, is one of a kind.

The one person, whom i have admired, i have liked, i have wanted to work with, in my company is M. She was in the interactive design team serving for almost every application thats being built, so there won't be a person in our firm without knowing her. And everybody here does like her for the way she interact and work, but she had her own life for paintings, and so she got to start off from here. And today is her last working day in office. :(

I might have worked with her for hardly a month, during the UI revamp phase of our application, and i completely enjoyed the way we worked out things. I learned a lot from her, she inspired me a lot, such that i myself started thinking hard in new user interactive designs and stuffs, and i just loved implementing them too. I liked the way she interacts with us.. Some of her typical phrases, which i like to hear again and again..
  • `You monkey !!, What did you do to my files ??' [Even chimpanzee at times]
  • `Who did this ??!! :)' [ typical phrase when she used to have a look at her interface, she loved our interface more than anything ]
  • And the typical sentences that she tries in tamil, `Po laam va.., enna panra nee..'
"You should love and enjoy the work you do to the maximum extent". I felt this only while working with her.. I can't forget the day, when we both were trying to solve a CSS issue in Firefox, spending almost 3 hours.. and hoping it will work, every time we try something different. And at last my team mate came to her cabin, and told casually that she fixed that already.. :)

I will miss those days.. :'(

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I love... Firebug

Just wow ! when i looked at this particular extension for Firefox, Firebug for making the web development easier & faster.

I just came to know about this extension from my team mate, and its just amazing to look at the various things that this particular extension provides with respect to
  • Fine tuning the CSS
  • Correcting the HTML
  • Debugging the javascript code (the one big remedy for my development work..)
  • Monitoring the time elapsed while rendering
During our development times, we do come across fixing or changing the html/css alignment/rendering issues.. At all those times, we change the css or html and do an ./ant prepare for copying the html/css files to the server, for a helluva times, and my terminal does hang at loads of times even for just an ./ant prepare, which is such an irritating thing for me..
But thanks to Firebug, it does make most of our development work simpler and faster.. Ooooh.. :)

Here is a screen shot for the Net tab (network monitoring) of Firebug, for the Reddit site.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

The Movie 5 ( OotP ) [ Character posters ]

I loved these 4 character posters released for the Order of the Phoenix movie. They are really cool. Just wanted to share them here.

Enjoy !! :D

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Redditors digging a lot ??

The is the screenshot of Reddit's new submissions as of 11 30 am today morning.
Digg faced problem, because of many story submissions about an encryption key for HD-DVD.
[ Check out: HD-DVD Stories in Digg and also this post from the founder of Digg]

And now, this has caused all the new story submissions in Reddit to be full of Digg's problems/shut down etc etc.. So what does this mean ??

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Typical phrases from Bosses

Let me try and make out some top 5 phrases/questions asked by most of their Bosses to their workers in a [sarcastic] manner, and which obviously makes them to feel a bit, though they do/answer to those work/questions.

And these assumptions might not hold good for exceptional bosses. :)

Here we go:
5. "Don't forget to do that, before you leave for the day."
4. "Hope we can finish this functionality by EOD."
3. "Can you please follow up and get this done ASAP."
2. "Could you revert the changes you have made, the previous implementation itself looked better."
1. "Did you get any chance to look into that issue?"