2010 – Tweet-by-Tweet!

January 21, 2011

Taking inspiration from Ramesh Srivats’ post , here’s a snapshot what my mind coughed up on twitter in 2010 –

JANUARY  –

How about a “Keep as unread” option for missed calls on the phone. Also a “Last called time” for each contact

It is irrational to believe that being rational is right

FEBRUARY  –

your solution is as weak as your weakest assumption..

My name is (guldu) Khan!

Smart and hard working is a deadly combination of personal qualities, but rarely seen together. Plain hard work beats plain smartness anyday

MARCH –

Maybe Murphy _is_ God.

speak your mind. and stay in a place where it doesn’t hurt to do it.

Resilience is the secret of the victorious.

Information overflow is better than information underflow

God lives in the stomach. look no further!

APRIL –

There’s always space for one more quality player. Gmail, Facebook, Iphone,. None were the first to do what they do..

eat to celebrate. celebrate to eat.

It’s fine to make an irrational decision, as long as there is no illusion that it is rational

MAY –

Once people think they know you, they don’t look beyond.

Quality is a culture.

you can’t really argue much with the compiler, can you?

JUNE –

Productivity kills creativity

‘Self-motivated’ is a myth.

JULY –

clear. concise. complete. #meetings_should_be

Amber is not green!! #traffic_rules_for_dummies

AUGUST –

This is what I want. This is the requirement. You can’t change the requirement.. You have to change the product!

short term scheduling. medium term scheduling. long term scheduling. Where should I spend more time?

What you sow so shall you reap; so also what you reap so shall you sow

SEPTEMBER –

Home is where sweet saaru-anna is!

NOVEMBER –

Psychology is harder than Technology.

can I claim life insurance that I don’t “have a life”! 😛

What does time come from?


TED videos on phone with subtitles

May 20, 2010

There’s subtitles available on the TED website, can i have it offline?

Yes, you can! Superb conceptualization and implementation at – http://tedtalksubtitledownload.appspot.com/

You can get the .srt files from the above url, and merge them into the video file using a free application like Any Video Convertor (which itself is a GUI for ffmpeg)

Super! Now you have it! Really good thing to try, if you also spend 3-4 hrs in commute to work like i do.

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If you haven’t ever watched a Ted video yet, check this out – http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_at_state.html. It’s one of the best talks I’ve heard on TED. I use miro to download videos from rss feeds. You can directly download from their webpage as well. They give you a direct download button for every talk in its webpage.


Value of lost things

January 24, 2010

The value of anything is said to be perceived better on its loss.

True, as most of us would have experienced with one thing or the other.

Logically, is there a solution to this?

How enjoyable the world would be, if only!


rhythm of life

January 20, 2010

Think are so much easier to make happen when its a habit.

Have you noticed that often when you break a habbit, it suddenly seems so much more difficult to carry out, though you had easily and routinely performed the activity earlier.

To do things on time is a habbit. Not doing it on time is also a habbit.

Check your twitter timeline, you blog post frequency. Things done regularly get done, and the rest simply get ignored though there might have been bandwidth to do it.

So. what?

Are you late for the daily morning office cab everyday?

Do you read the newspaper everyday?

Are you late for lunch with your colleagues everyday?

Are you late in your project deliverables every time?

Are you late in coming back home from office regularly?

Do you miss brushing you teeth in the night often?

Do your clear your google reader backlog everyday?

After all, what an inspirational book (or a how-to-lose-weight or a how-to-make-money ) do is to provide guidelines.

If it doesn’t get done, it doesn’t get done.


Achievers of Excellence – Talk by Harsha Bhogle

January 20, 2010

A couple of days back, I was forwarded this link, most likely by pachi.

Its a talk by Harsha Bhogle at IIM-A, about life, his college, professional career, personal ideals beautifully analysed and presented. Highly inspirational. Lot to learn about life, career and excellence from this man.

A must-watch, though agreeably, its a bit long. Trust me, take time out and watch it within this week, you’ll love it.

Original resource credit – brijux

Part 1

Part 2


reblog

January 10, 2010

Giving life to an old and abandoned blog is called reblogging.

I thought about independently and wished to coin this new term today, but alas, found that Raiedzall had already done it 6 months ago here.

Good! If not for the free and wide internet, wouldn’t many invention efforts be duplicated?

How many man years would have been spent on re-inventing the wheel?

and how much more power given to the centralized repositories of knowledge ?

The internet is the greatest accelerator of mankind’s progress.

I hope I am at least the first one to make this quote 😉

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More thoughts –

Blog posts get written easily when you sit down to write them and start

Maybe i’ll try to write every wednesday and sunday.


What might religion look like, if it were invented today?

June 17, 2009

“If Email were to be invented today, what could it look like?”, this was the vision that started Google Wave. I hope you have all watched the Google Wave demo (if not, you certainly should). remarkable vision, true innovation, deservingly acclaimed by many.

Now, isn’t this a question we must ask ourselves more often? Get a new perspectives that we fail to, many a time..

I was wondering just how would religion be if it were invented today. Now, religion is a large part of our lives, I say this because a majority of the world’s population follow some known religion. There is speak of diversity being essential, and many religions also contain in their preachings that it is the only true true religion.

I do not have answer to this. I must think about it myself, too. You too think about it, and maybe pen it down.

so here’s what I though of, my 3 commandments –

  1. do and let do
  2. everyone is equal
  3. have patience o wise one


wow! the requirements have consequences that are far reaching. this can perhaps be a very good test of the ultimate knowledge and learnings of a person.
while doing your list, remember – your system has to work even if _everyone_ follows it. Religion is devised for the masses, estimate their capacities. (precisely for this reason, religion has to change with the changing masses)

I do urge you this time, to take a minute off and answer the question seriously. looking forward to knowing your thoughts.