Friday, December 24, 2004

Another round of vacation

Its holiday season in US. And since the software services industry in India caters to US, its holiday time for them too. No wonder my company came up with a brilliant idea of giving this whole week off on the expense of my eligible leaves.
This is good in the sense that I wouldn't have taken this vacation otherwise. And I still get 25 eligible leaves besides these which I feel are pretty much sufficient.
However, this does remind me of the Coolie Valley article once published on the indian software industry.

I doubt that india will ever have a silicon valley. So it will always be a second grade place to work for geeky people like me.

Anways, for now I would stop thinking in these lines and wish everyone Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I am off to vacation and will come back in the new year (which someone has said is a rooster year and I am a rooster too. Don't know if that means anything :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Firefox rocks

A lot of people have said this before. Why am I saying this? Because of this setting.
Who is the default handler of URLs? The browser. So who should decide how an URL should be opened, the browser or the application which contains the url?
In my opinion, this right belongs to the browser. Now all the URLs I access open in the same way (New tab window in Firefox) no matter from which application I access them from.

I have been using alternate browsers since more than 2 years now and I have tried Opera v7 to 7.5 and Firefox 0.93. But it took this feature this feature of Firefox to make this browser my "default" browser.
Opera has this feature to save the last open windows on exit and open them again on browser restart. A killer feature, and I would love to have it in Firefox.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Najanay Kyoun

Strings is one of my favourite bands and I was pleasantly suprised when I first noticed this song in Spiderman II OST.
Taking another look at the lyrics of the song, It shows the helplessness of an individual against luck or bhagya. How conditions have suddenly turned against him and there is nothing he can do other than to wonder why.
In this sense, this song goes well with spiderman's life as he is always stuck with things he doesn't have control on.
I perceive similar sentiments in the In the end post by Gullu.

Dekho kaise parbat se badal gaye, barsenge yeh ab kahan
Dekho kaise phoolon se khushbu gayi, mehekenge yeh ab kahan

sukh ban gaye sapne
sab kho gaye apne

dil bujh gaya, ghar jal gaya
najanay kyoun najanay kyoun
yaadon ka phir aachal udha
najanay kyoun najanay kyoun
najanay kyoun najanay kyoun

dekho kaise haaton se jugnu gaye
chamkenge yeh ab kahan

Kyun so gayi shaame
kat na saken raatein

dil bujh gaya, ghar jal gaya
najanay kyoun najanay kyoun
yaadon ka phir aachal udha
najanay kyoun najanay kyoun
najanay kyoun najanay kyoun

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Back to work

I am back to Delhi after spending more than half of November on vacation in Jaipur.
Normally when I am away from work for such a long time, I feel refreshed and enthusiastic when I return and enjoy work for some days atleast. However, this hasn't been the case this time. I guess delhi's winter could be the reason which brings back my ages old problem of cough and cold. In contrast,
I had fewer problems of cold in Bangalore although I did have some cough problems due to allergy because of the humid weather.

Life has been directionless of late. I have been trying to organize my thoughts to find some direction but as of now, I don't know what I want to do.