Thursday, 4 October, 2007

Quotes of the Day

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809 - 1894

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
- George Santayana, 1863 - 1921

Scar tissue

Soft spoken with a broken jaw
Step outside but not to brawl
Autumns sweet we call it fall
Ill make it to the moon if I have to crawl and
With the birds Ill share
This lonely view...



RHCP

That time of the year

I'm 24 today.

Thursday, 19 July, 2007

Busy day

Had a busy day today. Watched History of Violence followed by gym and then watched Equilibrium. Both of them damn good movies in entirely different ways.

Good stuff. Now at work. When I get back home tonight I'll play some Deus Ex (yes I'm having fun playing it again after 6 years. Also I'll catch up with Seinfeld season 5. Sucks to know they cancelled Deadwood and Rome before I had a chance to really get into either of them.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2007

Wild weekend

Had a fun weekend. As part of the new plan to spend as much time partying on the weekends as possible I took initiative as I went along with the fam on a 2 hr drive from Mumbai in rains and then back on Sunday for one hell of a party and my friend Chin's place. Re-united with some school buddies and made some new friends as well.

Was sick yesterday but today back at work and right now have discovered google reader again and boy is it slick. Check out my shared items here:-

Thursday, 12 July, 2007

A new hobby

Yup, I've acquired a new hobby:- viral marketing or something similar to that.

I'm now involved in marketing a political opinion website/magazine called Policy Today. Please do check out some of the articles put up so far.

There will be frequent updates and sign up for an RSS feed if you want to be notified.

Back from the dead

I'm back from a much needed r&r break. I went extreme, going all the way to a little island called Jamaica by some people and then to an obscure little place in western new york called Buffalo.

All in all a good trip. I did take lot of pics and so did lot of my fam. I will be posting links later.

I also saw the iphone first hand and I have to say it was a fantastic experience. I will def be getting one once it launches in India. I also caught up on the movie scene with The Transformers by Michael Bay ( a very well made movie ) and then 1408 ( a truly scary movie with quite a few moments ) and I came so close to making a second trip to Atlantic City in 48 hrs. Phew... a wild 2 weeks they certainly were.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2007

2007 - Year of the Fan

What a horrible year this has been for me as a sports fan. I love sports and follow any and every sport I can think of but this year took the cake.

Observe the teams I follow:-

in Cricket: India, poor year capped by losing in first round of the Cricket world cup

in the NBA: Dallas Mavs, best regular season record. End result, first round elimination

in the NHL: Buffalo Sabres, best regular season record. Out of the playoffs before the finals

in the EPL: Newcastle United, who? Exactly

in the Spanish Primera: Real Madrid, lost in the Champions League but can redeem something for this season in 2 weeks

in the NFL: Buffalo Bills, nuff said

And finally in the MLB: The New York Yankees, horrible start to the season led to a miracle needed to salvage this season. Forget that the yanks haven't won a WS ring since 2000, they have a realistic chance this year of NOT winning the division they play in for the first time since 1996 and even worse miss playoffs entirely for first time since '95.

What can possibly redeem the year?

Real Madrid win the Primera in 2 weeks and Yanks mount an insane comeback to make October. Oh and India winning a few games in England and Australia won't be too bad either.

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Walking a fine line between optimism and losing touch with reality since 2004.

Monday, 14 May, 2007

Voyage into Trance

Had an absolute blast Sat night.

Visited a club over on the Bombay island with some new buddies to see Paul Oakenfold live in action.
Some amazing trance music along with Test Tube vodkas equals whole lotta fun.

Thursday, 10 May, 2007

Discharge

UnTech Yourself


I do this from time to time. Feels weird but at the same time when I do get back to tech, its a great feeling. Almost like discovering RSS & email for the first time all over again.

Wednesday, 9 May, 2007

My story

28 Signs You’re Becoming a Productivity Junkie - lifehack.org

This is me... Really it is.

Well, some points don't apply. Yet.

Tuesday, 8 May, 2007

How to Become a Creative Genius?


How to Become a Creative Genius - lifehack.org.


An interesting read.


Enjoy.

Tumbling down the road

I’ve been trying out a cool new service called Tumblr since yesterday and I’ve been loving it.


I basically use it as a scrapbook of sorts. I post images I think are funny or must-see, some great quotes I find accross the internet on my daily ventures and some great websites.


Check it out here:-


The Scrapbook


 


Let me know if you guys like what you see and if you’ve begun tumbling as well.


 

Monday, 30 April, 2007

Other side of the pond

Nice.

Good to see a Yankee writing something about cricket. And of course once he referenced Stick Cricket I had to blog about it.

See The Hardball Times which I frequent every day.

Keep in coming, man.

Monday, 23 April, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Back home. Feels good to be back but at the same time I feel melancholy about the whirlwind of a trip I had. 8 days or so and traveling across 20 time zones and back.

I now know what it feels like to be a road warrior. Travel in flights, stay in motels, order in, have the airline misplace some luggage, buy some gifts, the works. I think I can handle it.

Cheers for all the good times.

Currently listening to:- Shpongle & Chicane.

Saturday, 21 April, 2007

Quote of the Day

This just in from an Esquire article abt the 60 things worth shortening your life for.

Number 42 is Secondhand Smoking:-

The smoker has the best stories, tells the best jokes, and laughs the hearty, hacking laugh of someone wise beyond his dwindling years. If black lung by proxy is the price we must pay for staying close to this dying breed, so be it.

Awesome.

Thursday, 19 April, 2007

Back in the East

Well that was a whole lotta fun. Cali is awesome. I miss it already.

Played tennis like an addict. I'm gonna try and do this some more in Bombay. Ate, drank & chilled out a lot as well. And that was just last weekend. Monday, T & W was the web 2.o expo which was an amazing thing to behold. So many uber-geeks in 30,000 sq feet was like tech nirvana. I hope to do this next year as well.

Sights see in and around sf included the famous 'Crooked' Lombard street, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz prison, Pier 69, Fisherman's wharf & a whole bunch of Sea Lions. A nice city. Riding the BART was a fun experience as well.

The flight last night to nyc was uneventful (not that I need a constant state of adrenaline on airline flights) where I basically slept the whole flight for prob the first time in my life. Got to a clients office around 30 mins ago. Just catching up on emails and pending to-do's.

I'm booked in Secaucus, NJ till Sat so I'll be heading over there in couple of hrs. I plan to meet up with some old friends tomorrow & hopefully I can even goto the AC on Sat for a few hrs. Lets see how everything goes.

Thursday, 12 April, 2007

San Fran thank you ma'am

A historic day for the blog - obviously with 4 years being completed today.

Today I'm also leaving for the US for a quickie in San Fran. That sounded better in my head.

A pitstop in NYC and then back home in time for drinks and work a couple Mondays away. I hope to post some pics and some actual updates from a tech conf. Woo-hoo.

Wednesday, 11 April, 2007

4 years down

Time flies.

Enough of the cliches but man is it true.

Just last April I was posting on the 3 year bday of the blog and today its 4 years.

I feel good...

Friday, 30 March, 2007

One fine note

Damn... is there something OneNote 2K7 can't do?

Saturday, 24 March, 2007

Quote for the Day

Quote of the Day:-

"We all have grown up seeing Tendulkar thrashing every bowling attack in the world. We have lived on chases and never-say-die attitude of Ganguly. And we are the ones who have witnessed the strength of the great Indian Wall all our life. It's really been a great entertainment from these three. There will be better players but, there are heroes for every generation. My dad's time there was Gavaskar and mine were these three. It's bad that these three will leave the cricket field without having a single world cup on their name. I don't feel angry, I just feel sad. Really really sad."

- Some other Indian fan echoing my sentiments. Post of the year.

WTF?

Hope and faith can only go this far.

The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

Time will tell...


Shameful shattering of a billion hearts, caused by an embarrassment of riches.

Friday, 16 March, 2007

666 twice

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!

Watching wc 2k7 here and in Stick Cricket style Gibbs of South Africa blasted 6 sixes in an over.

Becoming the first to do in in ODI cricket

Tuesday, 13 March, 2007

The World and a few cups

An excellent post to get things going. Makes you think, really...

My religious festival starts today.. it comes once every 4 years and I celebrate it as much as I can.

It's the cricket world cup 2007 and this year its in the West Indies. Cricket has finally come to the Caribbean

Thursday, 22 February, 2007

WoW rules for life

A good read.

Gathering some lessons learned in the popular online game World of Warcraft and then applying them to real life.

Wednesday, 21 February, 2007

College Riot

A laugh riot that is. Awesome pic of a paper a student in some high level mech class got back after grading.

I wish some of my teachers had such a sense of humor

Wednesday, 14 February, 2007

Straight from the Heart

I'm not really a subscriber of the whole Valentine thingie... it's just not a part of who I am.

But I will use this occasion to wax poetic abt some awesome quotes related to today's theme. I'm tired of the day already with tons of people wishing me Happy Valentines... I mean I've been hearing it since I was driving home at 5 in the morning from work.
Some people were starting their days, I was ending mine. It was just not the time.

Thanks qoTd once again.


True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal

Story writers say that love is concerned only with young people, and the excitement and glamour of romance end at the altar. How blind they are. The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before.
- Irving Stone


Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
- Anita Brookner


Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
- Elinor Glyn, 1864 - 1943

Monday, 12 February, 2007

Headstrong

Whoa, crazy weekend. First off, sat morning I answered a call on my cell phone around 8 in the morning - to do this I moved to the far end of my bed and went back to sleep there.

In a couple of mins, there was a loud crash and I looked to my left and lo and behold, my ceiling fan had come crashing down next to me. If not for that phone call, one of the blades would certainly have struck me.

To quote Ross from Friends, "I have a new-found zest for life."

Friday, 2 February, 2007

TGIF

Thank GOD its friday. Another hellish week.

Good way to unwind.. i feel like I'm in nyc again. Its 4:20 in the afternoon on a Friday and I'm abt to.... well upper management is abt to head out for a weekend getaway.

Drinkin, poker, music, food, cricket and debates - not in any particular order.

Out of here....

Thursday, 1 February, 2007

The Time Traveller

Just read an awesome short tale from the master of combining religion + sci-fi elements - Arthur C. Clarke.

It's called The Nine Billion Names of God

I want to read all of his books now. Anyway, in the meantime here are quotes uttered by him:


The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

It may be that the old astrologers had the truth exactly reversed, when they believed that the stars controlled the destinies of men. The time may come when men control the destinies of stars.

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.

Monday, 29 January, 2007

Still alive

I know it's been a while since I updated but I'm still here.

RL has been killing me lately and not leaving much time to post stuff. Work has been good with lots of partying on the weekends.

I don't know how soon until I can start posting all those links again.

Tuesday, 16 January, 2007

Quotes of the Day - Chess

Since I'm once again become obsessed with it, today's them is rightly Chess.

One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.
- Anatol Rapoport

Chess is in its essence a game, in its form an art, and in its execution a science.
— Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa

Chess is mental torture.
- Garry Kasparov

When you see a good move, look for a better one.
- Emanuel Lasker

Thursday, 11 January, 2007

Steve is king

Holy apples Batman.

What an exciting day for a tech geek...

Watching Steve Jobs's keynote address abt the iPhone was awesome. A touch screen phone with pinch technology? Why hasn't anyone thought of that yet?

And today came the ice water... Cisco suing Apple for the iPhone trademark. I mean c'mon people, show some love. I know ther're just doing it so they get some iphones in advance as compensation. Hmmm.....

Tuesday, 9 January, 2007

Stress Buster

52 Proven Stress Reducers - American Lung Association site

A good read to kill some stress. I think I follow some of these already.

Wednesday, 3 January, 2007

Happy new year

Cheers everyone and good wishes for 2K7

I'm just posting this cause I just got over my new year hangover.


In other news, Shooter was in town so we chilled out on the 1st and ohmigod regarding 24 season 5.