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End of life

When I stand before God at the end of my life , I would hope that I would not have a single talent left, and could say, ‘ I used everything you gave me.’

~ Erma Bombeck


Things that feel good

  1. Falling in love.
  2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
  3. A hot shower.
  4. No lines at the supermarket
  5. Getting mail
  6. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
  7. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
  8. A long distance phone call.
  9. A good conversation.
  10. The beach
  11. Finding a Rs. 500 note in your coat from last winter.
  12. Laughing at yourself.
  13. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
  14. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
  15. Having someone tell you that you’re beautiful.
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Things I intend to do

1. Stop watching television.
2. Stop eating fast food.
3. Stop eating pizza and fried foods.
4. Stop driving places that you could easily walk to.
5. Read at least 1 book a month.
6. Take classes in what interests you or your vocation.
7. Work enough to support yourself, and if needed get a new job or second job to make enough to support yourself. Never stick with a job that doesn’t pay enough to support yourself no matter how much you work.
8. Pay off your debts and don’t go in debt (My MD also says so). You can pay off your debts if you avoid needless expenses, such as cable, overpriced clothes, impractical decorations, unhealthy snacks, jewelry, etcetera.
9. Don’t buy a car on finance, and don’t buy an expensive car if a cheaper one that works is available.
10. Wake up early, and get all your work done as quickly as possible. That includes household chores, as well as your employment. Continue reading

Open Source DMS/ECM review

Web based Document management system have come a long way. Filenet and Documentum were a few pioneer technologies that made life easy for organizations that need to maintain loads of electronic documents. The second generation of DMS appeared in shape of client server based system which used java webstart like techniques for document hosting. Xinco is a good example. The third generations of web based DMS have appeared more like a enterprise content management solution rather than a simple DMS. Here in this post , I would discuss third generation web based DMS and the features they offer.

In open source arena, There are multiple such solution available. This multiplicity of projects have either matured as a complete enterprise DMS solution or died off after setting future roadmap for other DMS projects. I have able to sort out a few DMS solution that can serve document management requirements based on either volume or number of features they provide.

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Joe Stump’s Interview

This is an excerpt from Joe Stump’s interview. Joe is lead architect at Digg.

Break stuff. Break everything. Poke, prod and explore. Don’t listen to people who tell you that you can’t do something or that you’re wasting your time. More practical advice is that you should learn to know and love design patterns and avoid GUI’s. I have a real problem with people who say they know SQL because they’re well versed with an ORM or a DB’s GUI. Go back and read up on relational algebra and SQL92 before you say you know SQL okay?I’ll probably get flamed for this, but I think people should learn a single environment in and out and stick with it. This might mean you learn Microsoft’s technologies in and out or Cocoa or LAMP. You simply can’t be an expert in an area of computers without picking a single environment and sticking with it. Dabble, sure, but pick a horse and learn everything you can about it.If you choose UNIX read one man page a day until you’ve read all of the GNU utilities’ man pages. You’re not a true UNIX geek unless you’ve typed man man at once point in your life.

This is one of the best which I have read in recent times. One can’t be an expert in all the area. You need to choose one and know as much as possible about it. The illusion of having opinion about every techie stuff going around you will lead nowhere except confusion for yourself.

Open Source SNMP

The list of open source SNMP tools

and the one which skipped this list

and the mecca list of all

My Ubuntu Desktop

Dynamic design

This Is A Cool Computer ProgramCelebrity bloopers here

This Indian village boy is from a rural village of India. His father [seen in the video] is a paranoid. This boy was beaten by his father one night and he locked himself in a room. He stayed in that room for three months and when he came out, He was talking fluent British-American English. Since then he has been writing several papers in Physics and has been constantly looking forward to meet the former President APJ Abdul Kalam , who happened to be a missile technology scientist. In the video one can see how the Stupid Indian television media is trying to make money out of it. They have been asking most foolish questions and a lot of astrology tantrums. The boy is seen possessed by some thing supernatural..bullshit

Information technology has come a long way in India. The great slowdown of 2000 was a meteorite hit for Indian IT sending ripples to entire economy. IT has stablised a lot since then. A Boom in the BPO sector pushed it to a higher level but with a shaky factor of dependency on western outsourcing laws and thinking. According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, the offshore IT and BPO industries accounted for nearly 95 per cent of the absolute growth in foreign exchange inflows associated with services industries between 2000 and 2004. While total services exports grew by 60 per cent from US$16 billion in 2000 to US$25 billion in 2004, offshore IT and BPO exports tripled in the same period. This indicates somehow an exponential growth after 2005. In 2007 we are in a good position and can sense a stability.

The million dollar question is ” Are we stable enough to sustain this growth for another 5 years?”. I tried to put some facts in front and then answer the question above. Continue reading