DimDim work space

July 19, 2007

DimDim work spacethis is company where I work (http://www.dimdim.com)…

today we moved our office, now we have got a office space (on a funny side this reminds me of the movie with the same name :)). the place is amazing though it is small, this is a no non-sense office.

looking back, i have seen office spaces which are plush, costly etc… so i do not want to use the same word for this because this space the one to which i can relate more so i call it “work space”

today we also met our investors which was a pleasure.

I still do not understand why companies spend so much money for office space where software has to be developed? all i think developers care is, good computer, internet and a good chair. not receptionist, sofa sets, fountains, landscaping blah blah…

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HP Pavilion and problems

July 5, 2007

This is a rant…..

This is the mail content i have put in the support request for my hp pavilion on hp site…

First of all why does the other link where i can mail hp prod manager does not work????

I am irritated by the way HP is handling things, I have a bought a pavilion recently and I was in a hurry so i formatted the entire hard disk. Now i found out that the OS and other drivers are put in a hard disk partition instead of giving me a cd/dvd.
The support is pathetic, dont seem to understand my problem I had logged an email support, then i got a response with instructions on how to back-up, the recovery cd that was given will not work with out that partition…:((

I have tried taking a chat support, here also i did not get any better response, one thing useful information conveyed to me was reseller will give me back up media if warranty is still valid…

Now i call up the shop where i bought they say they are just package movers so they do not have any idea…

Now i have a laptop, on which i have installed Linux, i have paid for windows which i do not have. I have downloaded and installed vista ultimate (whose license expires in a month or so) in this i do not get drivers, the web site is like obsolete…
I will publish my experiences with HP as it goes….

States of matter… idea?

July 2, 2007

finally after a long time, i got some time to blog… (busy with work).

finally bought a laptop and an internet connection. I did not have time to even update the book i am reading, these are pretty much like confessions, so forget it.

recently when some of my friends were talking we came across an intresting idea…

we know there are 3 states of matter, well there are more than that (like plasma etc…) for more details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_matter

on these lines we are trying to establish a collection of states (automata) where matter transitions from one another on some input. So far we are trying to do that with tangible/physical world. Our religions/belief systems have already put the similar theory with intangibles too. on those lines if we say idea is also a state of matter, some thing like e= mc^2 suppose idea is measured IQ and IQ = mc^x how would that be? similarly some matter would tranform into an idea and vice-versa…

I am of the opinion that blog should not become a dairy, so stopping it here, that keeps me wondering why do every one blogs, sharing nature/instinct of the human KIND?

those who do not know should ask questions……

0.999…

May 17, 2007

This number read as .9 recurring is an interesting one. .9 recurring

A wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999

It leaves me in awe…

If 0.999… = 1

Then what would 0.888… would be is it 0.9, it should not be coz 0.8999… = 0.9

and can 0.8(888…) can this be 0.89? if it is then what is the difference?

 

So is it 0.888… < 0.8999… < 0.9

 

So if we have a class of numbers lets say recurring terminating

0.888… < 0.888…5 < 0.888…5999… < 0.888…6 < 0.9 < 0.999…

 

This is just a vague idea, but probably we will never contemplate the outcomes of our understanding. This faintly reminds me of Gödel’s incompleteness theorems

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del%27s_incompleteness_theorems

laws of stupidity

April 25, 2007

For some time thought about this and came with these laws… (thinking about stupidity 😉 )

Stupid

1. Stupid by design– a man acts stupid unless forced by external circumstances to act other wise
2. Stupidity quantum of universe is increasing– every re/action increases the amount of stupidity of universe

3. *****

Third one I could not figure out, but if any one who reads can find a third one, please post it as a comment….

lets select best stupidity law….

nice plugin

April 18, 2007

I was trying to create resource bundles( ). I came across a nice plugin called Resource Bundle Editor (http://www.resourcebundleeditor.com/). It was quite nice, set of property files are displayed as resource bundle, best part is copy-paste chinese content from some translator site like bablefish and you are almost done. This plugin takes care of converting the content and saving by escaping the required charecters.

un-knowledge

March 27, 2007
1) Aware, Know 2) Aware, Don’t Know
3) Unaware, Know 4) Unaware, Don’t Know

me and a friend of mine came with this matrix, with four quadrants. Typically all management related stuff deals with some thing of this sort. We also spent some time to come with characters to map these qualities

  1. Lord Krishna
  2. Arjuna
  3. Hanuman
  4. Duryodhan

Now there are so many interesting things that can be done with this matrix, measure where you belong, which one is preferable.

hey wait does the title mean anything?

The words I have associated with each quadrant is

  1. Wisdom
  2. un-knowledge
  3. Knowledge
  4. Ignorance

existence vs living

March 23, 2007

some how everyone understands the difference between these two.
also living is preferred over existence

taking a cue from here,
the progress of life can be taken as jumping in between these two levels, like electrons oscillating from one shell to another 🙂

?

March 12, 2007

An idle soul walking down the street
with sky above and ground below his feet

there are several questions to ask
he found no one suited for this task

he has walked every path
experienced nature’s every wrath
but he could not get even a clue
instead got another question,what to do?

when the idea of god evolved
he found his every question solved

things i dont know about Life

March 12, 2007

i don’t know why it starts
and what is it’s end
i even don’t know what it takes to
make this circle bend

i don’t know the line
which separates your life from mine
i even don’t know why some lives
are scum and some are divine

i don’t know what makes one laugh
and what makes one cry
i even don’t know why some fail before
even giving a try

i don’t know why some facts are open
and some are hidden
i even don’t know why every one want to
taste the fruit forbidden