Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Facebook! I can see the incredulous look on your face. How can Facebook be the reason for getting back on blog? I don't know if you remember or not - in the earlier days, the wall of your Facebook page used to be pretty neat and clean. You would get information about your family and friends and people who matter. It was fun and the addiction went way way deep.
Then suddenly - as your friends list grew - you saw your wall changing shape. Someone climbed down a tree - it is a Facebook post. Someone ate a chewing gum - it is Facebook post. And suddenly your entire wall was awash with Tom, Dick's or Harry's post except your own. Add to it the growth of smart-phones and you had the perfect recipe for a big load of shit. Suddenly you had no clue who the guy in the picture was - it was just some another post by another anonymous; floating down your wall. People who mattered had disappeared in this flood on anonymous post.
I don't have any grudges with Facebook. (Well, not exactly true - Mark Zuckerberg preaching free-basics is something which I find hard to swallow) But the entire experience on Facebook now a days feels like "that-i-am-not-in-control". And this is why I decided to revert. Yes I will be there on Facebook and Yes I will be there on other social media - but I guess I will start blogging more. For one simple reason - "It gives me that feeling of control"
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The sorting hat says that I belong in Ravenclaw!
Said Ravenclaw, "We'll teach those whose intelligence is surest."
Ravenclaw students tend to be clever, witty, intelligent, and knowledgeable.
Notable residents include Cho Chang and Padma Patil (objects of Harry and Ron's affections), and Luna Lovegood (daughter of The Quibbler magazine's editor).
Take the most scientific Harry Potter
Quiz ever created.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Well, for the desperadoes amongst you, here is something which you will find extremely useful. Check out my Reasons for Celebrations
Go ahead! See when is it your birthday on another Planet or When you have completed 11000 days of living and Just Celebrate.
Extrabit.com has really added fun to our lives. Cheerio!!!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
To help my students I downloaded the following picture from the Internet. It beautifully illustrates the methods for both the approach. I hope that this will help the students of statistics in India.
PS: I downloaded the above file from the Internet. If you come across the original please let me know so that I can acknowledge the original
Monday, February 09, 2009
In 2003, I had purchased a small software "Just the Fax" from a small company RKS Software. I was impressed with the software as it made the process of sending a fax from a computer. In fact, so impressed was I, that I decided to spend $ 19.95 to register the software. The software was made for windows 98 platform but over the years I found it to work flawlessly on Windows Me and Windows XP. And to tell the truth, that small piece of software has saved my bacon innumerable number of times over the years.
Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to visit RKS Software but to my dismay I found that the company has closed down it's shutters in December 2008 and hived of it's products to various other companies. I felt really sad seeing the notice of closure. RKS Software was a good company making a slew of really useful products. As far as I am concerned, I will continue to use the software as long as it works on Windows Vista or any other piece of OS that Redmond comes up with.
May RKS Software find peace in the dotcom heaven. Rest in Peace.