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Based on a famous Panchatantra story…… June 28, 2007

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Once upon a time, there was a software engineer who used to develop
programs on his Pentium machine, sitting under a tree on the banks of a
river. He used to earn his bread by selling those programs in the Sunday
market.

One day, while he was working, his machine tumbled off the table and fell
in the river. Encouraged by the Panchatantra story of his childhood (the
woodcutter and the axe), he started praying to the River Goddess.

The River Goddess wanted to test him and so appeared only after one month
of rigorous prayers. The engineer told her that he had lost his computer in
the river. As usual, the Goddess wanted to test his honesty.

She showed him a match box and asked, “Is this your computer ?”

Disappointed by the Goddess’ lack of computer awareness, the engineer
replied, “No.”

She next showed him a pocket-sized calculator and asked if that was his.

Annoyed, the engineer said “No, not at all!!”

Finally, she came up with his own Pentium machine and asked if it was his.

The engineer, left with no option, sighed and said “Yes.”

The River Goddess was happy with his honesty. She was about to give him all

three items, but before she could make the offer, the engineer asked her,
“Don’t you know that you’re supposed to show me some better computers
before bringing up my own ?”

The River Goddess, angered at this, replied, “I know that, you stupid idiot!
The first two things I showed you were the Trillennium and the Billennium,
the latest computers from IBM!” So saying, she disappeared with the
Pentium!!

Moral: If you’re not up-to-date with technology trends, it is better keep
your mouth shut and let people think you’re a genius….!

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Just thinking… June 27, 2007

Posted by Sabs in Life after marriage.
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I added this new category today, simply because nowadays, this topic is of utmost importance to me. Each day is the day of new revelation for me, since i got married. Sometimes the discoveries are related to me, sometimes they are related to my hubby, but usually they are related to the great indian thing called as “marriage”. No doubts marriage has added a new dimension to my life which offers me numerous opportunities to know more about me. I have a habit of thinking hard about a thing or a situation till i reached a conclusion, which now looms large on me. Whenever i am faced with a situation, i just think think and think about when, what and who caused that situation. During my thinking process i usually deduce things, go on playing blame game and ultimately reach a conclusion that “this particular person is responsible for that situation” and that person is usually “ME”. So……………………..Unable to find more words to explain my state of mid. Anyone who has similar characteristics that i mentioned above please please contact me through this blog.

The Best “Out-Of-Office” E-Mail Auto-Replies: June 25, 2007

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1: I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position.

2: I’m not really out of the office. I’m just ignoring you.

3: You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.

4: Sorry to have missed you but I am at the doctors having my brain removed so that I may be promoted to management

5: I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation on 4/18. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

6: Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

7: The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.’

( The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over).

8: Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

9: Hi. I’m thinking about what you’ve just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

10: Hi! I’m busy negotiating the salary for my new job. Don’t bother to leave me any messages.

11: I’ve run away to join a different circus.

AND, FINALLY, THIS ONE TAKES THE CAKE:

12: I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons.
When I return, please refer to me as ‘ Loretta’ instead of ‘Steve ‘

Pensive Thoughts June 25, 2007

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I am in a very bad mood today. It seems I am a complete failure in every aspect of my life. I am supposed to be a perfect wife, daughter, sister, daughter-in-law, professional. I am supposed to be a intelligent person, a great human being, a perfect cook, a loving person and a good looking women too. I wonder, if everyone is able to meet these standards perfectly?? If yes, then I am an useless exception and if No, then I am just normal like others. ha ha. Don’t feel like writing anything else.

Microsoft surface June 22, 2007

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As stated by Wikipedia, Microsoft Surface (Codename: Milan), is a forthcoming product from Microsoft which is developed as a software and hardware combination technology that allows a user, or multiple users, to manipulate digital content by the use of natural motions, hand gestures, or physical objects. It was announced on May 30, 2007 at D5, and is expected to be released by commercial partners in November 2007. Initial customers will be in the hospitality businesses, such as restaurants, hotels, retail, and public entertainment venues.

Surface is essentially a Windows Vista PC tucked inside a black table base, topped with a 30-inch touchscreen in a clear acrylic frame. Five cameras that can sense nearby objects are mounted beneath the screen. Users can interact with the machine by touching or dragging their fingertips and objects such as paintbrushes across the screen, or by setting real-world items tagged with special barcode labels on top of it.

Surface has been optimized to respond to 52 touches at a time. During a demonstration with a reporter, Mark Bolger, the Surface Computing group’s marketing director, “dipped” his finger in an on-screen paint palette, then dragged it across the screen to draw a smiley face. Then he used all 10 fingers at once to give the face a full head of hair.

In addition to recognizing finger movements, Microsoft Surface can also identify physical objects. Microsoft says that when a diner sets down a wine glass, for example, the table can automatically offer additional wine choices tailored to the dinner being eaten.

Rather a great achievement, but it seems soon these things will outclass programming, as coding will become as simpler as making a face on sand by a finger, there where we programmers will go !!

MTNL Sucks June 19, 2007

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I am unable to keep my anger under control, on the name of MTNL. I am just waiting for the day when it will be completely wiped off of the World. (Phew). Wait, you will feel the same when i will narrate you my saga. We booked a phone under MTNL’s waive off scheme, which offers the waive off of registration charges, installation charges and other blah blah charges. Two days were provided to book under that scheme. I really don’t ‘know what and when came into my mind and i booked the phone. I am always of opinion of to deal with organizations who care about their customers or atleats care about their repo. But nah, i was wrong, MTNL can never be one of them. They taught me a lesson to me for going off-track and now i m again on my track. As usual by giving them million reminders telephone connection finally arrived about 2 months later and i was forced to believe that things are now improving at MTNL’s end. But nooooooooooooo, i was wrong. My myth shattered, when the bill arrives inclusive of all the charges. And Now here is today. My phone is cut and i m running from pilar to post to get my bill corrected. Uff…………… My advice to all – STAY AWAY FROM THIS DAMN THING CALLED AS MTNL.