I was screwed royally.

This post is written on a really serious note. If you are here for some fun and lighthearted article than STOP NOW!! Cos this article has got none of them

Yesterday was the day and the reasons were many.

A few days back one of my friend, who was my roomies, was told that he services is no longer required by the company (In short terminated). It was yesterday he left for Bangalore to search for a new job and better opportunities. I was sad!!

One of roomie lost his best friend to cancer. This guy is much older than me and one of few people whom I have never be seen as a sad person. He got the news in the evening and by 10 and he made a few calls (i.e. Mom dad, his friend’s family) than out of blue he comes out of his room and starts to cry. I have never seen some crying when I am not crying (Pun not intended). I was like oh no! Just minutes before every one went to sleep so it was me and him and there he was crying and I was sitting next to him just my arm over his shoulder sitting silently. May be that must have helped. Guys let what I have done was correct or wrong.

I had fight with one of roomies on a very trivial issue. It was just a verbal volley but it was there. May the series of the events happing made me blurt something, which I shouldn’t have. By night it was all fine but it such small things adds up to become a big issue.

The termination of my friend got me thinking, “am I the next one?”

Apple Facts

NOTE:This was the article i wrote for my company’s magazine some months back. Its a just a fact sheet. Hope you guys have something to add to it!!

As you have read this word you must have groaned ahhh.. another article on apple computers. Wait we are not talking about apple computers. We are talking about apple as a fruit, noun or anything else. So first thing first, why Apple! Well ladies and gentleman it was an Apple, which was the cause of the ultimate sin between Adam and Eve. Remember the Story?

So what else it comes to your mind when I say apple. For sure the name of great scientist Sir Isaac Newton will ring a bell. For those who still are searching for an answer he is the same person who discovered gravity.

Here are some of the interesting folklore on Apple.

• Swiss folklore holds that William Tell courageously shot an apple from his son’s head with his crossbow, defying a tyrannical ruler and bringing freedom to his people.

• Irish folklore claims that if an apple is peeled into one continuous ribbon and thrown behind a woman’s shoulder, it will land in the shape of the future husband’s initials.

• Apples are said to remove birthmarks when rubbed on the skin.

• In the fairy tale Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, the princess is killed, or sunk into a kind of coma with the appearance of death, by choking on a poisoned apple given to her by her stepmother. Later, the princess is jostled into coughing up the piece, miraculously returning her to life.

• In the United States, Denmark and Sweden, an apple (polished) is a traditional gift for a teacher. This stemmed from the fact that teachers during the 16th to 18th centuries were poorly paid, so parents would compensate the teacher by providing food. As apples were a very common crop, students would often give teachers baskets of apples. As wages increased, the quantity of apples was toned down to a single fruit.

• In Ancient Greece, a man throwing an apple to a woman was a proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted

And here are some Facts.

• The name of the Russian party Yabloko means “apple”. Its logo represents an apple in the constructivist style.
• Apple Records and Apple Computers both have the apple as their logo. Apple computer had to pay $80,000 to Apple Records for the use of the apple logo in a case filed by the apple records.
• Apple contains 25% air. That makes it float in water.
• Apple Computers first logo was Newton sitting underneath an apple tree.
• I bet if any one of you knew this. McIntosh is a variety of apple from which the name of Macintosh Operating system is taken.
• The founders of Apple Computer had one thing common in personal life they both had their first name as Steve. Steve wozniak and Steve Job.
• New York city is also called as the Big Apple.

Last but not the least always remember “An apple a day keeps the doctor away, if the doctor is lovable keep the Apple away”.

Reference : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple

The Crying Me.

Yesterday I was crying. Out side it was rain and inside it was me. No its not because that I have a bad news to give or anything but. I had to see all those senti movies where the mother or father is dieing and the son is not there or where the hero and heroine meet after a Vanvas (Separation) of 22 years. Its all those heart touching movie that made me cry a lot. May be guys don’t cry in front of ladies but when it to filling up the buckets we are no less than the gals themselves. The other reason of my crying was that I have to leave the flat I am staying in and have to shift to a new location. Its not that I am in love with this place or the inmates of this but shifting to a new place is always a headache.

Crying reminds me of the last time I cried infront of loads of people was on 17th may 2006, my sister’s wedding. The very next day the sensex crashed more than 500 points. Ahem Ahem.

Wedding reminded me of the last post on wedding and how various people think about it!! Before I start let me wish luck to chriz for he is the next one trying to find the meaning of wife and marriage.. Best of Luck Buddy!!

For those who are thinking let him marry than we will write something silly, than wait on guys for my marriage is not in the books for a few years. My dear elder bro has joined a MBA college this year. That will take him 2 years to complete (being bit optimistic). After that it will be 2 more years before he gets married. Than comes my number. So its minimum 4-5 years before I will be married off. (Hoping that I don’t go to do MBA). So guys see ya after 5 years on my marriage. Its an open invitation.

Girls and Me!!

This post is about ladies, who came into my life.

Let me start from the very beginning. When I was no more than a maggot. Yes! the nursery school. I had more GF than today’s bollywood hunks. Who won’t fall for a cute, chubby, innocent smiling kid? The list of ladies included the cute class teacher, the pretty little things and their moms. Man those were the days. I have forgotten the count of kisses I got from those. But with loves comes hate and there were some who hated me for getting so much love from all the four corners. They were non other than the pet dogs that started missing those lovely kisses, those cuddling which were passed on to me.

Soon I grew up and so do my popularity. I was admitted to the best school in town and the popularity reached before the person. I was already a star. The gals were head over heels and the guys wanted my head for their heels. Who would have so much popularity in school? Whenever I passed in the corridor girls would scream “Oh! Santosh is going.” Than one day one of my friend said “Yaar! Its more than a month you last took bath, the stink is unbearable.” Any one can assume that my popularity among girls by the simple fact. On rakhi I was the one with the maximum number of rakhi tied. The last time I was in school I had more rakhi sisters than Girl Friends.

Then came the college and I was hit the fact “99% of the girls in colleges are beautiful the Rest 1% are in my college.” College life saw me loosing my popularity because of two facts.

1. No one saw me in college one week before and after Rakhi (Experience Counts)
2. My notebook was the cleanest. Except the first page where my name was written

And than I joined a software firm. Here I expected some really good-looking gals but luck was not on my side. With a ratio girls to boys of 1:10 I never had a chance.

P.S. 28th is rakhi and I have already taken 5 days leave. (Again experience counts). I hope some of the inexperienced one get eliminated on this day ?

Geek Service!!

It seems people think that my name actually is s4n705h. No guys its just the geek in me which makes all these new names. BTW J.V. Rajan had to tell his reader that the name is not his creation. I met few people who actually wanted to write the specialized names for themselves. So here is the trick. Look at the keyboard and search the equivalent key for the same. Like “s” can be written as 5. If you are too lazy to do the same than I can help you out. I will call this Geek Service (It’s not social). Here I will list out the character and their alternative style of key. Some of you may ask what’s the advantage of the same. Well buddy it’s the simplest way to remember you password. How? Will tell that later. First make up a good alpha-numeric-special character name for your self.

Some characters can be written in multiple ways. I will try to list all of them. Multiple representation are separated by comma(,)

A – 4, @, /-\ ,
B – 13, !},
C – ( , [ ,< D – 1], 1), 1>, !>, this one has got loads of representation
E – {, 3 (Yes number Three is also regarded as E)
F – !=, |=, |: ,
G – 6 (Caps G) or 9 (small g)
H – #, 1-1, |-|
I – !, 1, |,
J – ? (Turn it upside down), _|,
K – |< , 1< L - |_ , !_, M - ^^ , /\/\ , N - /\/ , |\|, ^ O – 0 (Zero ), (), P - !0, Q – (-) R – 12, S = $, 5, & , T – 7 , +, U - |_| , V - \/ , \_/ w- \_|_/ x - * , >< , Y - >– ,
Z – nothing ?

The special characters used here are
! – exclamation mark,
{} – flower brackets,
[ ] – square brackets,
( ) – Round Brackets,
@ – At the rate,
# – Hash,
^ – Upper cap (could be found on top of number 6)
– – Minus
_ – Underscore
\ – Back slash
/ – Divide
| – Pipes ( found on top of \ back slash)
> < - less than and greater than sign ( angle brackets) : - colon Now to usages of this type of terminology. How many times you have to think of the password, which must have numbers characters, and special characters. For me it’s a must. And I am a firm believer of the fact, “you love someone else marry someone, and the one you loved becomes the password of your mail id!” Most of my id’s have names as the password but they are in above form. Thus making it really hard for any one to guess it. Use the above format and make a password, which you cant forget for life!! All you have to look at the keyboard and create a new password.