Friday, June 26, 2009

The Legend Lives On

A tribute to Michael Joseph Jackson... The King of Pop... The legend...

His amazing dance moves, mesmerizing voice, wow... I was carried away when I first watched the video of the blockbuster 'Thriller'. His fame hit the entire universe with songs like 'Bad', 'Beat It', 'Heal the World' and 'Billie Jean'. He proved himself to be the King... The mighty one...
Mike, we 'Remember the Time' and 'The way you made us feel' with your fantastic songs...
May your soul rest in peace.


Monday, June 22, 2009


I got this pic when I checked out the results for my name in Bing Images :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Known Unknown

Murphy's law:
Everything that can possibly go wrong, will go wrong.

Few interesting variants of Murphy's law:

Principle of Optimum Damage
If there is a possibility of several things going wrong the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.

Murphy's Love Laws

All the good ones are taken.
If the person isn't taken, there's a reason.

Murphy's employment law:

No matter in which domain you are working, its intersection with the field of your interest is always a NULL set.

Few computer laws:

1. Any given program, when running, is obsolete.
2. If a program is useful, it will have to be changed.
3. If a program is useless, it will have to be documented.

Mother's law:

When you are broke, ask mom for a loan. She will help you remember what you wasted all your money on.

Exam laws:

Eighty percent of the final exam will be based on the one lecture you missed about the one book you didn't read.
If you are given an open-book exam, you will forget your book.
1. If you are given a take home exam, you will forget where you live.
2. If the test is on-line, you will forget your password

Other laws:
1. Any instrument when dropped will roll into the least accessible corner.
2. The more important it is to get to a website, the greater the chance the server is down.
3. No matter what result is anticipated, there will always be someone eager to (a) misinterpret it (b) fake it or (c) believe it
4. Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening.
5. Your best golf shot always occurs when playing alone.

And the recursive Murphy's law is:

If Murphy's Law can go wrong, it will.

Hill's Commentaries on Murphy's Laws:

1. If we lose much by having things go wrong, take all possible care.
2. If we have nothing to lose by change, relax.
3. If we have everything to gain by change, relax.
4. If it doesn't matter, it does not matter.

After all of these,

O'Toole's Commentary:

Murphy was an optimist.

P.S. Update on this:
Today's meeting went well:)

P.P.S. Every episode in our life proves these laws :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jump in :)

Recently, I came across this awesome video and I just wanted to share it here...

Monday, June 8, 2009

This has never ever happened to me before, but now...

I opened the folder named "Demo" on my desktop - Checked if all the required files were present.
"Okay, everything seems to perfect. I can mail them to my mentor and project manager for the demo at 2.30 pm",I thought.
But suddenly, a voice reminded me to re-check if all the files in the folder were the updated ones and so, I did.
Everything was perfect and so I mailed them.

It was 2.30 pm, but no one was in the meeting room.
So I walked to one of my colleague's place and came to the meeting room with him. But again, there was no one inside. So we had to wait. After 5 mins, everyone started coming one by one.

The much awaited meeting commenced.

Everyone showed their own demos and stuff one by one. Mine was scheduled towards the end of the meeting.

tick tock.. tick tock..

"I'll leave it to Sharmi, now", my project manager said.

I took my mentor's laptop and clicked the application. It started loading...
Then, it was loading...
Loading.. Loading..

Everyone started giving sighs of whatever- I didn't know. Then I interrupted, "I'll give you the overall picture of this application before we start with the demo". And I explained them about my work and finally looked at the projection screen. It was colored in blue as screensaver was running in my desktop. So I mildly shook my mouse and was shocked to find that it was still loading!

One team member suggested, "You can send me the files and I'll try opening it here". But when I inquired if he had all the required softwares installed in his system, I came to know that there was a pin-hole in my ship, already.

Just then, my mentor realized that he was not able to open some similar applications in his laptop, quite a few minutes before the meeting. Phew.. Now the blame was on whatever- I didn't know, I was happy as far as it was not on me (apparently).

My mentor continued, "We'll schedule this meeting sometime later", and the crowd dispersed.

I came back to my place. I opened the same application. It got loaded in less than 5 seconds.
Well, now? Nothing. I should wait for the next meeting and next time I should check it for atleast 10 times!

Finagle's corollary to Murphy's Law

"Anything that can go wrong, will— at the worst possible moment"

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Top 10 things I've been doing for the past 3 weeks

1. E-mail/ping the person who works in the next cubicle. [Come on.. I'm too busy(lazy?) to go to his place!]
2. Schedule an appointment in Outlook to meet a person who is 10 feet away. [To ensure that he stays at his place when I want to meet him. Else I'll have to walk all the way again. :P]
3. Give excuse that the reason for not staying in touch with few friends is that they rarely come online.
4. Ask for a fork and a spoon to have idli. [I know what you must be thinking now :)]
5. Drink cola, if free.
6. Drink cola, if busy.
7. Set reminders for everything but dismiss them when they alert, even before reading the alert message.
8. Work(?) late with gtalk signed in.
9. Search for the scanner to open the refrigerator door with ID card.
10.Plan.. plan.. plan.. Oh wait. What was my first plan?