Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.– Amelia Earhart was born 115 years ago today. (via explore-blog)
Apple release my cat!
Oh Apple! Its been so many weeks that I have been waiting for you to release the next iteration of the Mac OS. When are you releasing it? Hope this is true.
Can Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo? →
newyorker: When I was embedded at Google for a good part of more than two years reporting a book, I sat in quite a few meetings conducted by Marissa Mayer, the prominent executive who’s just announced that she’s leaving to become the C.E.O. of Yahoo. I was struck that she possessed a quality that’s been in short supply at Yahoo in recent years: clarity. Ken Auletta on Marissa Mayer’s move to...
What does one need to concentrate while working? Balance!! WTF? What has balance to do with concentrating while working? Well according to me it does matter a lot. I am one of those eccentric fat programmers who prefer things to be in a certain fashion before I put my delicate fingers on the keyboard. I believe some of you would agree with this… Created by the brilliant comic artists...
I have read and admired Dr. Isis on how she manages to balance her home and work. Here is another of her post explaining how to find Time for exercise. Someday, I will also start the routine like her… You see, I think that people generally know that exercise is good for them. There is a wide body of research of how to train, but if you can’t get people to actually participate in an...
Barkeep - the Friendly Code Review System →
thechangelog: Some of the engineers from Ooyala have released a new project that “makes code reviews fun.” It is a standalone piece of software that you host on your own (they recommend using Vagrant/VirtualBox). With barkeep you get syntax-highlighted colored diffs, the ability to easily add your own features, a simple CLI, a REST API and plaintext (threadable) emails. Out of the box,...
Is wikipedia the source of all truths?
For few years now, I have been using Wikipedia as a source of all knowledge. It started with one of my friends showing be site and I was instantly hooked. Wikipedia has next to Google for me. If something is a fact, milestone, event, personality (you get the drag here), I am more inclined to use Wikipedia than Google. Google has been the bring-me-a-sample or a how-to site for me. But...
CERN experiments observe particle consistent with...
4th of July is truly a momentous day. CERN found the evidence of Higgs Boson particle. CERN Press release: “It’s hard not to get excited by these results,” said CERN Research Director Sergio Bertolucci. “ We stated last year that in 2012 we would either find a new Higgs-like particle or exclude the existence of the Standard Model Higgs. With all the necessary caution, it looks to me that we...
Why we will always be second/third grade...
Very true: Although Martin had been a programmer at the company for several years, he was never was able to escape his second-rate status. And how could he? With two rockstar programmers at the helm, he was lucky that their brilliance didn’t outshine him to a third- or even forth-rate status. Heck, he was just lucky to be in their presence. check this link Do you also have such rock...
Do you think that the CLI is useful? →
Different perspectives on weather the Unix/Linux command line interface is useful, dead, or absolutely required: That’s right — “Is the command line a crusty old relic?” was the name of the Open Ballot posted recently by the excellent team over at TuxRadar, and the conversation hasn’t died down since.
Why is my watch a second late? →
NASA explains why: If the day seems a little longer than usual on Saturday, June 30, 2012, that’s because it will be. An extra second, or “leap” second, will be added at midnight to account for the fact that it is taking Earth longer and longer to complete one full turn—a day—or, technically, a solar day.
1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. Speak...– Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues, and how he went about attaining them. (via explore-blog)
Starting something new
For so long, I have been thinking about my almost lost passion about doing some damn good programming. For the last six years, I have not really felt that I am getting satisfied as a programmer. Even though I have written entire modules, sub modules, systems from scratch, but there is too much supervision in all aspects of design and development. I do not feel attached to those. It all feels very...
Listen to me
For the past few days I have been trying to find an audience for my thoughts. Thoughts so abrasive that I cannot share with my colleagues. So brash that I could not share with my father. So indecent I cannot share with my mother’s soul, even though I have originated in that soul. So uncertain, that I cannot distract my wife to care for. So troubling that I cannot besiege my son with those. ...
One of the best interpretations of the Lennon’s Imagine…