Gone For Good

Hey people its time to say good bye. Don’t worry its not forever! I am leaving for my native(which is a small village in bihar) to celebrate diwali. See you guys after that. Till than Miss me :)

BTW, I am searching for a new job. If your company is willing to adopt a Mac Developer working on Carbon Framework with 1 year work ex. Please download the resume from here

We LAP from the TOP.

This post is my cribbing against the Amity B-School

I am talking about a B school known as Amity Business School (ABS). Before I start of the cribbing part let me tell you the college lost it AICTE recognition way back in 2005 and their fees 7+ Lac. Including Laptop and Hostel fees. 5.5+ Lac for tuition fees. Though the website says 2.05 Lac per year.

Now, to the cribbing part. It’s mostly about their laptops. The college provides laptops made by HP. They even have a HP support centre inside the campus. The configuration and software provided.

Intel Celeron Processor 1.8GHz
512 MB of RAM
32 MB on board Graphics Card
80 GB Hard Disk
In built Ethernet card
Combo Drive CD – RW & DVD – R
Windows XP pro with the latest Service Pack and windows Office comes.

Great Na? But!! There is always a “butt”. The laptop belongs to the institution till the last installment of fees is not paid. The OS (operating system) installed is not a personal version but the registered in the name of ABS.

The processor of the laptop (Intel Celeron) is the oldest version of the processor available in market. They were introduced way back in 1998 as a alternative cheap processor. Where as most of the latest laptops are equipped with Core 2 Duo, the laptops provided at ABS come with a processor, which are to be phased out by Intel in first quarter of 2008.

The company on the other hand doesn’t provide any CD/ DVD with a restore/ backup software. You only get the laptop and nothing else. What could be the height of the matter that there are no Device Driver CD/ DVD provided. On probing the HP Desk the people out offered to write a driver CD if the CD is provided to them. Even the CD writing software comes pre installed and they provide no CD. Are the guys at HP trying to save some bucks in pursuit to cut cost?

My question is to whom the student of ABS will go if there is any problem with their laptops after 2 they get their degree?

Poet in Me

I have been seeing loads of bloggers writings poems in their blog. I am avid fan of stories for the simple reason because they are not abstract. On the other hands poems can be more abstract than a talk on spirituality. Readers please don’t mind I am not here to make any comment on either of them or start a war of words between the followers of both worlds. They both are beautiful.

As told above I like stories but after seeing so many people writing more and more of poem I am getting inclined towards the other form of the writing. So here I present my attempt at poem writing.

I am a developer.

Working on a computer,
From January to December,
Using code debugger,
I am a developer,

Staying late at night,
With time is my fight,
Running a bug fixer,
I am a developer,

Its March and October,
Time to meet my appraiser,
Working harder and faster,
I am a developer,

Eating pizza,
Drinking Cola,
Becoming fatter,
I am a developer,

Learning Unix and java,
With all the flavor,
Forgotten how is mother and father,
I am a developer.

Lost the love for life,
Who is to ascribe,
Work or worker,
I am a developer.

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