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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

How dare you?

I have always been proud of my typing skills. Today I got mocked at for typing slow by a FTP client. :) Well in reality, it was just that I was done with the FTP and had switched windows and totally forgotten about it.

Try typing a little faster next time. Hmm how dare you offend me? I'm not going to use you ever again!!!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The lost world!!!

These days have noticed something about myself. This has happened so often these past few weeks that I'm noticing a pattern here.

A friend of mine walks into my room on a sunday afternoon and finds me engrossed in a book. Since he hadn't made a very grand entry, I don't notice him coming in to the room. He sees that I'm smiling at something. Maybe it's the book that I'm reading. He decides to wait and watch. He sees that the smile gets wider by the minute. But I don't seem to have turned the page in the last few minutes. He definitely knows that I'm not such a slow reader. He decides that he's had enough and wakes me out of my thoughts and asks me what I've been dreaming and smiling about. Is it a girl- the obvious question?

I said, no it's nothing. Just something in the book which took me on some chain of thoughts which he broke. And despite my best efforts, I could neither convince my friend that I was not bluffing him nor could I trace back my chain of thoughts to find out what I was really smiling about.

These last few days, I haven't had many moments to smile about. I really am glad that atleast I can do so without my conscious mind coming in the way. That must be the reason why I'm so keen to spend more time lazing in bed forever and ever. I am having a lot of fun in the other world - the lost world that I'm seeking desperately to know more about.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Honda Defects

The paint of the top of my car has started peeling off. It's peeled off to such an extent that I really hate to drive because I hate to see my baldie getting balder by the day. I got an estimate for the repair work, (essentially repainting the whole car) and it came out to be a grand 3K.

It turns out that with some government agencies putting pressure on the auto manufacturers to reduce the usage of certain compounds in the paint, around the time my car was manufactured, Honda gave in to the pressure and the result is here for all to see (at least for me to see). Will update the post with a pic of my baldie. :(

Monday, March 06, 2006

Politics at work!!!

The last time my DM came over to Columbus, I had an hour long discussion about all the politics and manipulation going around in our project. He sounded surprised and genuinely concerned. Don't get me wrong. I am not in anyway doubting his sincerity. It's just that there is only so much he can do. I'm sure he's done that.

But three months down the line, haven't noticed a single change. The people in power are still enjoying it to the core. Some others who got manipulated ( after trying to manipulate ) quit the company and moved on. Quitting the company has become a big trend here at the Gap. In the last two years that I've been here, I've already seen 5-6 employees of my co. quit, which is pretty huge for a 15-20 member team. The rest who are still continuing are among the contented lot (people in power) or the scared lot (oppressed junta) or the who cares a damn lot (of whom I'm one).

PS: I hope these asses I'm talking about above see this post b'cos I want them to know what I think of them if they don't already know. Maybe one of these days when I'm jobless I'll create an anonymous mail id and fwd the URL of the blog to them. :-)

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Watching cricket

Over the last couple of months, have probably watched more cricket (sometimes staying up all night and being all dreamy eyed at work all day) than I ever could if I were in India. I get to watch a whole One dayer when its a day game on a week day. Could I watch it if I were back home? Not a chance.

Going by the rate at which willow tv is hiking the prices, it looks like this fever is catching on. After selling the india pak series at 90 bucks for the one day series, they have the audacity to sell ind eng series at 170.

Maybe they'll next sell a SL-BAN series for 200 bucks.