Monday, April 30, 2007

An ode to a non-vegetarian octogenarian

Last evening, Krymsson and I
were strolling by
and what do we see?
A poor old man, looking forlorn and hungry

So we did what everyone would
we decided to get him some food,
we got some from a nearby restaurant
but when we got back, he was gone

We looked for him in the vicinity,
finally found him in an alley.
We said Grandpa, here is some Ghee Rice
He looked at us with some degree of surprise

In broken english said he
Thanks, no Ghee Rice for me
what I would like is some mutton
you see I am a Non-vegetarian.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


This is an interesting read, a little attuned towards the application we are building. :D (cant tell you more cos it is "if I tell u I will have to kill you" kind of stuff)

Some cool ideas are mentioned in the article, which is more of an overview for digital billboards. I expected to but did not see a mention of the Coca Cola billboard at Piccadily Circus.
The future of advertising however is not as simple as this article would suggest me thinks.


I Love fonts

I so love Fonts! they amuse and delight me!! Only most times they are extremely expensive.

Here is a super place to get some really cool fonts for Free!

Is this it???

I encountered at first hand something extremely terrible, something that made my stomach churn.
This planet is not a good place to live in, this would be the right time to pack and leave. 'Mostly harmless' is NOT what we are.
I tremble when I think of what we have become, all this evolution to get to a society that seems so warped. sigh.

However, not wanting to end this post on a pessimistic note, here is something I liked...

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

- Dylan Thomas


Monday, April 16, 2007


A group of people gathered around at lunch today to watch a documentary titled "Paradox of choice: Why more is less".

I did not find the time to go watch the video, but decided to read up on paradoxes :) and I have come up with a treasure trove of info!!

You can find most of the popular one's here and on the wiki.

However the one that I found most weird, was the one derived from a short story called
"All you zombies" by Robert Heinlein, I found a nice little excerpt of it here .

Hoarding Boarding

I have had a lot of fun designing posters, flyers and similar sort of marketing collateral, what I had never done before, was design a hoarding.
However, the upcoming ThoughtWorks Master Class Series in Bangalore and Pune needs hoardings and I am having a super time designing them.
I have 3 hoardings to work on and each have their own challenges :D
I am using Photoshop 5.5 and Macromedia(now adobe) Freehand and Loving every bit of it!!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Travel Tag

So this is tag made out of a question that fink asked me, which I thought would make a decent post (yes, my muse seems to have taken a summer vacation)

"So if you could go anywhere in the world where would u choose to go?"

here are my 5 places

Any Country near the North Pole, to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

Machu Pichu - Peru

Great Barrier Reef - Scuba Diving

Venice - On a Gondola


and I tag
Fink, KC, SRK, Seemantini, Pal, Apurva, Gitanjali

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Joy @ Work!!

A Ruby on Rails project gone live!
The system (a "next generation deigital entertainment system"as our client puts it) we have built for our client has gone live in a bar in NY :D
Much more fun work in store for us...
The more I work at this place the more I realise that the fun I derive from working here is not in the money, not in the work itself, but simply the people I work with. A concentration of amazing intellect and sense of humour at one place :)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Song in my Cerebrum!!

I realise that the cartoon channels have gone to the dogs (read pokemons), I see a lot of annoying pokemonesque series. Once upon a time, there was He-man and the Masters of the Universe, Spiderman, GI-Joe...real super fun.

Then more recently there have been the equally good: Samurai Jack, Sheep in the Big City, Johnny Bravo, Timon and Pumbaa.

However, now whenever I surf cartoon country, I see weird japanese animations with their almondish eyes (most annoying part of anime for me), sad state of affairs as far as I am concerned.

But from channel disney comes my song in head, I simply love this video...