Monday, August 30, 2004

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Friday, August 27, 2004

Sathya's Marriage

Witnessed a friend ending his bachelorhood and tying the knots.
Oh boy, and what a significance it has!

Was a jubilious moment, feeling happy for sathya...
though it ended up evoking some strong emotions, within myself.

watching the ceremonies at close hand got me off foot, evoking emotions, and the long since buried memoirs!

Glimpses on my own past, swishing past in the mind, in a fleeting moment.... in turn, leaving an effect ... still lingering as i type this!

call me names, but the basic instinct was to retreat from
the scene...
Fear of facing myself / realities? i don't know!
well, am not interested to dig deeper to analyse myself!
nor does it bother me about the coming tmrw.

Emotions, Emotions, Emotions.
The gift of a twin edged sword - of boon and curse???

reminds me that am still a toddler, learning the ways of life - and to face / wield this
twin edged sword and to experience the process itself, not of the
outcomes but of facing / wielding and of handling this gift.
Sathya's Reception...

Yesterday was sathya's reception!

I Made up my mind to attend this marriage, willingly,
which am doing after quite a few years.

it was a nice feeling, to watch a friend get married.
it was also a reunion of sorts, for us friends - venu, anand, kamal and myself.

was meeting kamal after a few years, (yes, a few years!!! just to think about
the days in college, when our daily routine was to gather at his home)

times have changed a lot, and ppl alongwith, especially it has a certain toll on me,
as a person, if not physically (me looks almost the same, i was years back, give and take a few inches of height).

yesterday was sorts of good and sad put together.
good that we friends met and were together for the night, chatting and
watching movies, exchaning stories - pulling legs - while the sad
part was to watch anand, breakdown into tears, turning senti - in a sudden
moment, as we were talking - not that i've seen him even once in tears all thru
the past 10 years.

I Just could visualize and share his anguish, whilst the only thought that was
running in my mind was, "hey look, come to think about realities of life,
(posed optimisms set apart) it had been and still is my prepetual struggle, to
divulge my pains and fears with anybody at all, even for a moment of solace, leading
me at times, to the brink of breaking down but to pull myself back to a
composed calmness and put up a normal face to others, whilst to watch similar
things taking its toll on anand - that for a moment, made him broke down !!" Call, it
c'est la vie and continue, but, had never expected that with anand!

The most hard working and deserving of all of us friends, still suffering.
sad but true.
a brave soul shouldering the burdens of his family, the "responsible" man - since
he was 18, and always with a smile on his face - sacrificing his time and pleasures of youth along with the small joys of life on the hard grounds of reality = "His Realities".

"There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will"
- so said shakespeare.

well, we did cheer him up and that was a whole different excersie ;o)

a memorable day, in its own ways!

Monday, August 23, 2004

A CEO @ 17!!!

Shocked i was for a moment when i read this...

What an accomplishment! whew!

Friday, August 20, 2004

7:00 pm

On the Balcony and Puffing away smoke rings...

All in a minutes' time....
No. of Motor cyclists passed by - 40
No. of Four wheelers - 20
No. of Autos - 10

aw, thats a 4 : 2 : 1 ratio...

bangalore is no more a garden city, but a traffic city!
How would you import a DLL written in Delphi to VC++?

Our Sri aka Quixote
(as we are going to find more and more sightings of this name /
character, let me coin an appropriate Nick.... mmmmm : Quixote [Don] is what crosses my mind immediately, but anyways, am going to get booted up once he gets to read this! :D)

  • A. Try to do things in the simple way as done in Delphi

  • B. Oops!!! That Failed! Arrrgh. Missing Something.

  • C. Google

  • D. Aha, Found the culprit! Whoosh, in my good heavens! How many Steps to be followed for a simple thing. :o(

  • E. Yikes!!! i hate this - VC++ is a pain in the butt - first, generate a static Lib for the Dll and a Def file and a Header file and .... AAAAAARGGGGGH. [And that beats the whole purpose of a DLL, if it has to be compiled static!!!]

  • F. Argue with me on using static libs against loading it dynamically!

  • G. Proceed with creating Static Libs, Defs, more Googling and more ARRRRGHS [Never listens to elders! ;o) ]

  • H. Finally, get back to use Dynamic Load Library!

  • I. Sheesh!!!!

  • J. Oh No. Another bottleneck. Braces this time. VC++ Compiler gets confused if i don't dress up the typedef for a function pointer with proper braces. What a Dumb Compiler.

  • K. At last, its working.

  • L. Nothing like Delphi :D - PEACE!

    During our 4'0 clock coffee break - walk, we had this discussion about relativity,
    which led to einstein and his relativity theory. (which itself was triggered by a chain of totally unrelated thoughts - courtesy : tea, caffine, smoke, girls passing by and our [me and sri] off the beaten path thought process :D )

    Unfortunately, my simple demonstration of relativity with sri, (without all the complexities put forward by einstein), back fired on myself - me ending up kicked and beaten. :o(
    (Oh don't ask me what i did to Sri, its Relative!!!)

    Since and hence we could demonstrate the theory of relativity, without all the
    equations and blah blah blah of einstein, we indeed become better instances of
    modern day Einsteins. :D :D

    well getting back to our story,
    the most interesting outcome of all this excercise is ...

    Dear Sri = Einstein!!!

    ask why???

    Sri Plays Violin - So Did Einstein! :D :D

    Wednesday, August 18, 2004

    Quite Interesting...

    I Wonder, if mankind would ever - have had any access to such wonderful
    piece of literature - or the insights - on the - confessions of a slut!

    Long live the Web!!!
    And the Pleasure of Blogging.

    Lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.

    This word is delightfully evocative, bringing to mind some languid person lolling on a couch while all around goes to ruin. It owes its origin, strangely enough, to an old saying of regret or dismay, lack-a-day!, a shortened form of alack-a-day!. Alack dates back to medieval times, and probably comes from a dialect word lack that is variously interpreted as failure, fault, reproach, disgrace, or shame. So alack-a-day! originally meant “Shame or reproach to the day!” (that it should have brought this upon me). But over time it became weakened until it became no more than a vapid and vacuous cry when some minor matter went awry. At some point in the eighteenth century, the form lackadaisy appeared, with lackadaisical coming along shortly afterwards for somebody who regularly used the cry. At first it meant that the person was feebly sentimental rather than lazy. The first person recorded as using it was Laurence Sterne, in his Sentimental Journey of 1768: “I took hold of her fingers in one hand, and applied the two forefingers of my other to the artery.—Would to heaven! my dear Eugenius, thou hadst passed by, and beheld me sitting in my black coat, and in my lack-a-day-sical manner, counting the throbs of it, one by one, with as much true devotion as if I had been watching the critical ebb or flow of her fever”. Later it moved towards the idea of somebody who was affectedly languishing, and thence to someone merely lazy.


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    Monday, August 16, 2004

    The CaSe Sensitivity issues...

    Nightmares while troubleshooting - spend hours together
    to just find the crux of the issue lies in stupid uppercase / lowercase
    usage of an identifier.

    Another Case Sensitivity issue - Who in the programming
    world needs this dumb case sensitivity - esp., while programming.

    Why can't people think simple, in the likes of pascal and delphi!!!!

    integer - differs from INTEGER!!!!
    Informix - i hate it.
    C++ - another pain in the ***

    Wednesday, August 04, 2004

    Intimations of Immortality

    Ye that through your hearts to-day
    Feel the gladness of the May!
    What though the radiance which was once so bright
    Be now for ever taken from my sight,
    Though nothing can bring back the hour
    Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
    We will grieve not, rather find
    Strength in what remains behind

    (William Wordsworth)


    Cat on the Move!!!
    Revaz ventures out of the den. :o)

    Way to go, buddy!
    Its a long road ahead...
    Feeling so very happy for you. :o)
    "The year is 2050, and you are standing in front of a vending machine. What form of payment will you put into it?"

    -perhaps nothing- ?
    you just walk in, select what you want and walk away...!
    it could be your fingerprints, voice or ur retinal print or perhaps an embedded bio

    There might not exist a vending machine at all, standing out there, in the corner of the street!

    mmm, what would be offered for sale on a vending machine?

    well, well, that already leads to a chain of thoughts, tickling the creative bone...

    Do we have the time to spend a moment and think about it?
    why isn't there any more of those ground breaking inventions, as of the
    early 19th, 20th and 21st centuries?

    Where are we heading to?

    Well, thankfully there are still some inventors out there...
    Check this...

    The Impact Lab...

    Monday, August 02, 2004

    Had been to the FORUM yesterday.
    Cool place.
    It has been modelled on the lines of a typical US Mall.

    Quite colorful and too much of activity.
    nice to hang out...

    will be back again
    Too much of action this weekend...
    Whew! Finally, decided to tie the knots!
    Gave the green flag, for the hunt!

    Got to wait and watch, whats on store.

    "I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details."
    - Einstein