Am I the one?

This is to officially announce that I am in search of a new job :). I know its so called recession but Software are still getting built and New Operating System (OS) is getting release. BTW if you don’t know what is an OS? A simple answer will be window Xp and Vista are examples of OS.

I just had a thought am I the one who will actually come to know “How does it feel to be jobless at all the time of recession?” I lost my first job when recession was a newly-coined term for the Indians. The Indian share market were going strong, and rumors of US crisis were a thing we people used to joke about and Bang!! came the termination letter. When my friends and family asked what happened i told them i am the one of the first indian victim of recession.

It was luck that I landed up in my present company just days before of Great Market Crash of January 2008. Within a year the real recession kicked into effect and my company planned to send 10% of its work force of Forced Leave. It was my bad luck that i was one among those 10%.

Now i have got a real serious problem in front of me. Its not Money Money is a problem but not as serious as the one i am facing now. And that is . What will i say to people when they will ask me why i thrown?

Anonymous B’day Post

Yeah it’s an Anonymous Happy Birthday Post. And before you people jump on me and say “Hey we know who you are!” My reply would be you dont know for whom i am writing this post :). Gotcha!!

I started this post with one person in mind but all of sudden there is another on lurking behind the bush (Who the hell know what does that mean?) So first person first. I met this person some 4-5years after i met the second person I thought about. So in truth the first one on thought is the second in real and second in thought is first in real life.  (Go figure the first and second relationship.)  This person celebrated birthday one 1st of feb this year  and incidentily for last every of life.  and it was like this that I was dead drunk by 12 at night so i called and wished B’day to the Answering Machine. So may be this post will help you to know that i never forgot your b’day.

And now the second one. This person had me thinking the first time i knew of her birthday. Its 14th Feb. What would her Boy Friend calling her on 14 will say first about?

  • Love “I Love You”
  • Valentine “Will you be my Valentine”
  • B’day Wish  “Many Happy Returns of the day”
  • Combined   “I love Valentine’s Birth to You”

Dont get me wrong here but cant help thinking. 😉 But its not my thoughts but the wishes which are to be sent before i forget them.  I can always call her and wish but I am not sure that I will be sober on 14th Feb. And its not because I have date or valentine but its Saturday and I have Half Bottel of bacardi Left with me.

BTW if any of you are a Cute,(I still love the cute ones) and Single (by single i mean who dosn’t have a date)  lady want to go out with me you can call me. My contact details are on my about me page.

Co-incidence?

Twice in a year and its not yet over. What I am talking about the is not something I am proud of but something I am sure that india wont be proud to speak of.  Few months back I was blog-hopping and landed on a blog from a lady who was furious at some show talk shown on the TV. She was so angry that after reading her post I said this host is surely a fool. who thinks that internet is place where we indian just go in search of Sex and Nudity. 

Confused? The person in question here is none other than Barkha Dutt and her knowledge and thoughts about free media. Go and read this post at Adi Carzy’s blog. I was thinking has this lady gome out of mind today she is asking ban on blogging and tomorrow ban on the internet. I think we have another type of moral police who are planning to take over our right of free speech. 

I thought that may be she has done this just to get a little more audiance. but when i read this post at honeybee’s blog i got the shock my life. looks like these guys going the moral policing way too seriously and to do so barkha with the backing of channel send a legal notice to one of blogger for telling them being a little more professional. Which made the poor blogger to remove the offending  post (as cited by channel and their) from his blog and issue a apology. The removed post is still cached read that here (just scroll down to last post) and read the apology here

Well Barkha I know you are just trying to keep your ass clean but you forgot that it needs  tissue/water and hand to do so. Get your basics right and we dont need a moral police who doesnt know diffrence between blog and porn site.

Dear Manager

I, on behalf of all my fellow software engineers, want to tell my dear PM the following points to remember. Hope they will understand. Hail Coding. Powered by ctrl+c, Driven By ctrl+v

1.  Never give me work in the morning.   Always wait until 4:00 and then bring it to me.  The challenge of a deadline is refreshing.

2.  If it’s really a rush job, run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to inquire how it’s going.  That helps.  Or even better, hover behind me, advising me at every keystroke.

3.  Always leave without telling anyone where you’re going.  It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks where you are.

4.  If my arms are full of papers, boxes, books, or supplies, don’t open the door for me.  I need to learn how to function as a paraplegic and opening doors with no arms is good training in case I should ever be injured and lose all use of my limbs.

5.  If you give me more than one job to do, don’t tell me which is priority.  I am psychic.

6.  Do your best to keep me late.  I adore this office and really have nowhere to go or anything to do.  I have no life beyond work.

7.  If a job I do pleases you, keep it a secret.  If that gets out, it could mean a promotion.

8.  If you don’t like my work, tell everyone.  I like my name to be popular in conversations.  I was born to be whipped.

9.  If you have special instructions for a job, don’t write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost done.  No use confusing me with useful information.

10.  Never introduce me to the people you’re with.  I have no right to know anything.  In the corporate food chain, I am plankton.  When you refer to them later, my shrewd deductions will identify them.

11.  Be nice to me only when the job I’m doing for you could really change your life and send you straight to managers’ hell.

12.  Tell me all your little problems.   No one else has any and it’s nice to know someone is less fortunate.  I especially like the story about having to pay so much taxes on the bonus check you received for being such a good manager.

13.  Wait until my yearly review and THEN tell me what my goals SHOULD have been. Give me a mediocre performance rating   with a cost of living increase. I’m not here for the money anyway.

Saw this at some website and thought should share with all you guys :)

Movies and More

Last few day saw me watching loads of movies and before you get your ideas running all of the them were family movies. (Albit my sense of family is just husband and wife). Some them including Slumdog Millionaire (Yeah Its Pirated), Cindrella Men, Ghajini, OLLO, Rab Ne and etc… (These are censored ones).

I liked most of the them. Some for few minutes and some during the casting shown at the end. I liked Ghajini for “few minute” and before you people start to shoot flame mails i wish to say that the hype actually killed the interest in the film. Had it been a little less of publicity film than it would have been  liked.  Its the same as the kuchelan of Rajnikanth. Its was a hit but not because of the story but the hype called Rajnikanth.

I liked the Slumdog.  And it not only because its a Rags to Riches story but the way the story unfolds. It has three story of same person running simultaneously and you are never confused between the three. i love this movie becuase its so down to earth. At the time when anil kapoor (anchor of KBC) ask the Dev Patel (The hero and a Office Boy at a Telecom Company) that if he gets lots of 100$ Bills for his services. and pat the boy replies “Its the minimum in my line of Business.” The music is another Rehman’s greatism. Though i liked the music of Lagaan and Taal more than that of the Slumdog. I Recommend that you guys listen to the western version of Ishq Bina(Taal) and and English and hindi Mix of O re Chori (Lagaan).

Coming to music. I have listen loads of songs on my PMP bought few months back. Some of my roomies said its not good as an iPod. My answer to them “Get an iPod and than talk.” but what i wish to say is that i have been playing some really cool songs. Some of the songs which i have liked are . Emosonal Atyachaar (Dev. D), Title Song of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!. No Its not because of abahy doel and his cutes.(i still don’t find him cute)

If hate remixes than i would suggest that you listen to these remixes. and before you say “WTF Remix, again”??  Its not exactly remix but they are type of experimental projects where origianl artist sing the song but with hell more than instruments playing in the background than the original. Listen to them once and you will forget the original songs. They can be found at www.cokestudio.com.pk or coke studio. The best part is that you can actually download the videos and MP3’s from the site. My recommendation is Sar Kiye Ye Pahar By Strings. Thanks to alok from Alok’s Crib Sheet for passing me the link.