New year?? What for??

December 31, 2007

me: I dont know why people wish each other on this unauspicious day..nobody was born today. Anyways, for the sake of wishing, I wish u a happy new year!

 Vidya: same to you
6:00 PM but as you said, there’s no point..
 me: yeah..
  i know..
  who died or lived this day?
  nobody i know of..
 Vidya: what if our ancestors had thought of the calendar a day later?
 me: yeah..
  made no difference
 Vidya: everything is relative
 me: how does tomorrow change the world?
6:01 PM Vidya: er…it does
  more money is wasted
 me: why do u celebrate today for something that will make no difference 24 hours later?
  yeah..
  and more accidents.
  new year is a farce
 Vidya: i’d rather say, sad old year
 me: so, for nothing, at midnight, people celebrate
  for something just a minute ahead?
  with no significane..
  and employers lose 1 day..
 Vidya: and that too there are lot of assumptions
 me: what a waste
6:02 PM yeah..
 Vidya: the time diff b/w gujarat and assam is 2 hrs
 me: ok..
 Vidya: besides how precise are our clocks?
 me: yeah..
6:03 PM any news of the photon job da?
 Vidya: nope man
  will let you know
 me: 😦
 Vidya: lets see if the new year brings you any luck 😛
6:04 PM me: why would jan 1st bring any luck?
 Vidya: it doesn’t
  it would if it was supposed to
 me: is it some kind of finish-off-the-old-tasks day?
6:05 PM i am surprised what difference being happy about tomoro makes da..
 Vidya: it tells you you’re back to square one
 me: yeah!

Orkut profile deleted????

December 29, 2007

Orkut just popped this message when I was accessing my scrapbook!

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My profile seems to be working, though. Some joke or what?


India and IT – A few misconceptions

December 19, 2007

Well.. The average Indian is proud of his “software skills”. He is proud that India is the “Software hub” of the world.

Who called India a Software hub? Its an IT/ITES hub – agreed. There’s a lot of difference between software and IT. IT is the lower end of the spectrum, consisting of computerising business processes, providing computer infrastructure and developing systems to give businesses better communication, better support options and so on. Basically, its stuff like making a complaint log system for a company that logged complaints on paper, and communicated thru’ email/phone, or making a communication-centered system for a business who have suppliers from parts of the country, or a spread out office. This sort of work just needs an average B.E. undergraduate, and some good training. Thats all! It doesn’t even need CS skills.

Software engineering, on the other hand is developing innovative products, something people would buy and use, something really cool! Some examples are Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word. Now, tell me – how many Indian companies even develop software? How many software products are associated with the word “India”? Near nil.

The average Indian is no way capable of developing software. That needs 4 years of hard work, something the average Indian never does. Besides, who wants to work hard when there are people who recruit you without barely knowing anything. As a matter of fact, India’s neighbour Bangladesh has some of the best programmers in the world.

Personally, I feel India is headed for doom. We are constantly lowering our own standards. Before, getting a job was pretty difficult, and everyone was aware of this fact. They worked hard, actually studied and cared about having an arrear. Nowadays, people just care about 68%, N arrears history and 1 arrear standing. And nobody cares about understanding any concepts, since the average Industry doesn’t care about it anyways. They will train us and thats all matters. Who studies when the industry will train? Hell! I don’t even need to be able to program to get an IT job! We are pandering to the low requirements of Industry around us.

China, with their hard work and far better CS skills will just mercilessly overtake us in 10 years. I presume their lack of English skills is a major setback for them.

I wonder how India will be 10 years in the future…

George has an excellent post here


Why not to learn programming at Anna University

December 18, 2007

Kinda repost.. stolen from my old blog. Of course I don’t mean to offend anybody or critic their programming skills, but this is the way things go on around here.

Top 10 reasons not to learn programming at Anna University

    • Girl: Whats “ptr” and “a”.
      Boy: “ptr” a pointer, and “a” is an array
      Girl: Huh ? You didn’t even look at the datatypes.
    • Class genius knows nothing better than “Find the output of i+++i++i+i++i++i”, and always claims right-to-left evaluation.
    • This:

      Girl: show me your program
      Boy: Its very simple.

      void main() {
      int *p;
      int a=4;
      p = &a;
      printf(“%d”,*p);
      }

      Girl: My goodness! It has pointer. Its a tough program. Lets tell sir not to ask it in the exam.

        • Linux over a console is UNIX.
        • You will never learn what to do with a pointer other than declaring it.
        • You will head to “NIIT” and be certified a master Java professional, and end up learning nothing anyway. Chances are a 2nd year student who completed OOPs knows more than you.
        • You will wonder which book the programming geniuses learn programming from (to program so well, of course).
        • Even at the end of the course, you’re gonna think Pass 1 and Pass 2 are two types of assemblers
        • No matter whatever state-of-the-art or cutting-edge-technology lab you have, there’s invarably gonna be a student details program, not to mention “Swap 2 numbers using Nanotechnological assembly language”.

          These 2 programs are so notorious that they found their way even into the compiler and OS lab. In fact, the start of a new laboratory is marked auspiciously by these 2 programs.

        • You are never going to know when to use semicolons after a “for” loop.
        • After all this tedious programming and days of fainting, swearing and hardwork, you find that Infy doesn’t give a damn about whatever programming you know and only wants you to solve “Find the odd one out !!” and “What is the next in sequence?”

          The best forwards of 2007

          December 17, 2007

          #1: Cell-o-mania

          Source: P.S. Praveen Kumar

          Hi friend..
          Donot Pick Calls from the following numbers988830801,9316048121,9876266211,9

          888854137,9876715587,

          These numbers come in RED colour.They cause Brain Hamoroge due to high frequency. 27 persons died just on recieving the sound waves by recieving these calls. Please watch Aaj Thak,DD News or IBN 7 for more details.Pass this info to all your friends and relatives..
          Cheers..
          RK

          Trivia

          1. My cell is black-and-white display.. i wont be able to see red.

          2. I called all the numbers the day i got the forward, and only one of them actually belongs to someone.. the rest aren’t in use. And LOL ! was that guy pissed off ! Seems I am not the first person to call that number and ask him the magic question !

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          #2 The classic one – we probably would recognise this forward looking at the size and shape of the paragraphs

          Source Virtually every jackass on orkut

          FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ORKUT,EVERYBODY SORRY FOR THEINTERRUPTION BUT ORKUT IS CLOSING THE SYSTEM DOWN BECAUSE TOO MANY BOTTERS ARE TAKING UP ALL THE NAMES, WE ONLY HAVE 57 NAMES LEFT,
          IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT, DONT SEND THIS MESSAGE, IF YOU WANT
          TOKEEP YOUR ACCOUNT ,SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST.
          THIS IS NOT A JOKE, YOU’LL BE SORRY IF YOU DONT SEND IT. THANKS DIRECTOR OFORKUT, TIM BUISKI. WHOEVER DOESNT SEND THIS MESSAGE, YOUR ACCOUNT WILLBEDEACTIVATED AND IT WILL COST YOU $ 10.00 A MONTH TO USE IT..

          #2a The follow-on reply to those arses who replied to that

          if you are still able to access your account it means that your account is made permanent. Your response has been great. Thank you for your support. If you wish to keep your account free forward this to all your friends. If u dont send you will be asked to pay to use your account. The amount details are as follows
          1 month – 10$
          3 months – 25$
          8 months – 50$
          – Orkut Officials.

          Trivia

          1. There was a panic on orkut. People actually believed this to be true, and everyone started mass-scrapping everyone, leading to something like this

          Orkut !!

          2. PS Praveen kumar is notorious for color scraps. Take a look a scrapbook (zoomed out max to accommodate everything)

          psp.jpg

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