Crib Tech

Return of the IT!!

The IT department of our company had been lying low for pretty long now, and I was kind of caught napping when they moved. Last time they did something stupid I wrote about was in February.

Digg was officially blocked by them late yesterday night. Though I agree that it does not contain business related information for us, but it is huge source of up to date IT knowhow and throws up tools every now and then which help work in several ways. One more “Message Boards and Clubs” dies a silent death. There will be only a few people who will mourn this but I am bewildered at the nonsense behind this all.

Someday, which I doubt will come, I hope they realise their mistake and understand that in a time when Web2.0 is the buzzword and collective knowledge sharing by people online (e.g., Wikipedia) is a huge hit banning such websites will only prove negative for them.

PS: This comes at a time when our department is all gripped by a new internal initiative which promises to change the way we work by the use of AJAX etc. Now this is called irony!!


Don’t Dance So Fast

Was reading through Dexterous Doings, when I came across these lines.

When life is zooming by and we’re caught up in it all, the pigeon reminds me to slow down, relax, take it easy. Actually enjoy the moment we are in right now. It’s the only one we’ve got.

Reminded me a lot of two things. First, an email forward claiming to be poem from a terminally sick child. Whatever be the truth behind the mail, the poem, Slow Dance, is one of my favourites.

You better slow down
Don’t dance so fast
Time is short
The music won’t last

Next, it reminded me a great deal of the song “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker” by Sandi Thom.

When music really mattered and when radio was king,
When accountants didn’t have control
And the media couldn’t buy your soul
And computers were still scary and we didn’t know everything

Seems like we focus too much on the destination and forget to enjoy the journey. As they say, the problem with rat race is, that even if you win you are still a rat.


Sleep Over It

Okay. This is one wierd post. Even I don’t know why I am writing this crap.

Don’t you sometimes think that the concept of night is way over rated??

I studied in a school which was affiliated to the ICSE Board of Education. Under its syllabus was a story (don’t remember the name though) about a man stuck in a storm and a beggar woman, who gives him the support needed to spend the night, stuck in a room on a railway station, when everything else gives way. It was during the course of our discussion on this story that our teacher, (one of my all time faves!!) Ms. Gulati, told us how night gives us the time and peace to recuperate from all that we have gone through the day. Similar sentiments were echoed by Mr. Thapa (again a gem of a teacher), and there I was, a believer in the necessity of the night in our lives.

But now when I stop to think, I feel that the theory is flawed some where. During the day, you can keep your thoughts off stuff, not think about things you don’t want to. You seem to, at least temporarily, forget certain things which would otherwise be hard to dismiss. You think you are in control. But then one night, one dream, and everything comes crashing back. You again have to face the situations you did not want to face. You have to answer questions you always tried to evade. And why, because you have no control over how the subconcious brain functions while you are asleep.

I wish I had control over things I dream about. That would have made life so much more easier. Night, definitely, is highly over-rated, much like our Indian cricket team.

Humor WTF

… and World Peace

What is the world coming to?


It is true. If you do not believe me, read this, or visit this. People would do anything to gain publicity nowadays. Immense curiosity arises about the thoughts going through a couples mind!! Was ROFL when I read this:

The couple have studied evolutionary psychology and believe that war is mainly an outgrowth of men trying to impress potential mates, a case of ”my missile is bigger than your missile,” as Reffell put it.

Gives the sentence a whole new meaning, doesn’t it!! I just keep wondering about the range of such missiles 😉


Long Weekend

Tomorrow I would be taking a day off while being in Gurgaon after almost 1 year. Last time I did so was around December last year. Rahul is coming to Gurgaon and tomorrow also happens to be his birthday, so I plan on spending the day with him doing nothing in particular.

Day after we (me, Rahul and Bansal, TK might join) head to Jaipur to attend the marriage of a close friend, Abhijeet “Joy” Choudhury. Though sometimes irritating he is a genuinely nice chap and has been a great friend through and after my BITSian life.

Meanwhile, high on my list of songs now is Def Leppard – Long, Long Way To Go. This is one melodious song. Also playing a lot nowadays is Coldplay – Clocks. A beautiful, though haunting at times, song it is right on the top of my list of songs from Coldplay along with Trouble, Scientist, Yellow and Speed of Sound.