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On resolutions

It might seem like I’m a bit too late in publishing a post about resolutions but I think this is absolutely the right now. This is because the real effect/outcome of a resolution can only be evaluated after enough time has elapsed since its proclamation. Half a year is good enough time I think. Since lack of anticipation bombed my camping trip(long story), I decided to spend this fine day in a coffee shop and pen down my thoughts on the past six months.

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A New Beginning

I keep getting these moments, rather phases, where I feel like “remodelling” or “restructring” my life and stuff around me. Most of these phases usually go away with a bit of out-of-routine activities like hiking, extensive sleeping, cooking or cleaning up. Sometimes they dont and I end up with this profound feeling of changing something big around me. For me, that means devoting a LOT of time to a cause and see it through the end.

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Vegetable saute

I’ve been struggling with eating healthy food for some time now. The problem is not wanting to eat a healthy meal, it’s making it. For me, its not feasible to prepare food every day and I usually prefer to prepare enough for about four to five meals. I’m trying to cut down completely on rice, white or brown, which doesn’t make things easier because, well, because I love rice. Also, I didn’t want the ‘healthy’ stuff to be bland(or soupy) and feel like I’m having it for the sake of staying alive.

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On being a workaholic

I was always intrigued by the people referred to as workaholics ever since I first understood what the word meant. It felt really amazing knowing that there are people who want to work so much that they lose track of their social lives and distance themselves from everyone who is not professionally relevant to them. The word is almost always used in a negative connotation. Looking back after being in the industry for about 5 years now, I think my excitement was caused due to lack of information.

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Bangalore, week one

No, I don’t plan to write a post like the every week. Its now one week since I arrived in Bangalore, which was imminent considering my profession. This is the first time I will be living in south of India and being a north Indian, this is a big change for me in terms of lots of things. I want to list down a list of pros and cons that I’ve observed in my short duration here.

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The bank job

Going to a bank has always been an agonizing experience for me and by bank here I mean your regular deal-with-cash-institution. Going to a deal-with-blood-institution(aka blood bank) has always been a very pleasant affair with nice people who talk to you politely, know their job and give you good stuff to eat after you’re done. Anyway, I’ll try to stick to my recent(and some past) experiences with the banks I’ve had to visit and try to pour out my emotions.

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The final 11:11

I had mixed set of feelings just as we concluded the last 11:11 here at Techstars. In short, the 11:11 is a weekly event where everyone(or the ones who can make it) gather every wednesday at 11.11pm and share their highs and lows of the week with everyone else. Over a period of last three months, this has become so much more than just a group of people sharing their personal ups and downs.

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Wp for Android…

It was about 4 months back I commenced and then gave up my search for an admin app for Wp blogs. Finally its here.. WordPress for Android 2.0. Amazing interface and works smoothly. Plus things like uploading videos and pictures are highlighted in main menu only. Makes sense considering the frequency of usage of both on mobile devices. The biggest benifit that I feel it will have is that one doesn’t have to wait now to get to a computer for posting a blog.

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Reminiscence – 2

The title itself should give you an idea that the only change happening on this site for almost 2 months now is updates going on in twitter and last.fm section. Right now I feel like writing about a dozen posts and when I did sit down to write, I had one particular thing in mind, but I figured it was better to make this post as the next-in-series of the reminiscence’s.

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Google and Skynet

Well first of all, those of you who don’t know what Skynet is, should first get  your fundamentals cleared up before you read the next line. For those who have made it this far without violating the rule stated in line 1, I congratulate you on being a part of a group that holds greatest of regards for one of the best movies ever – Terminator. Well, personally, I won’t go so far as to  include the later releases of the series to the clique.

Anyway, it was while travelling a couple of days back a thought stuck me as particularly intriguing one. Actually it was after I read about the upcoming launch of Google Drive, the search giant’s new cloud based storage service, which, as can be easily predicted, will make our lives easier in one more way. Not that there are no such services like this already present, but its not too much to expect something unexpectedly awesome from Google that will simple eliminate the competition, maybe incrementally, if not in one big swoop. Coming back to the point, what I started looking for was the number of the places where this company does NOT have its hands in. Again, no surprises, very few. From mails, documents, chats, social networks, languages, indexing biggest libraries, mobile devices, storage, computation, AI, hosting, websites, analytics, finance, managing your wallet and of course, search, to now making its way into embedding Android in consumer electronics (check out Google I/O 2011 keynote lectures), the company is making headway into any and every domain one can imagine. I actually might have left out quite a few. One look at Google Labs can tell you what they are currently working on, which also seems like a whole plethora of stuff, unique and interesting in its own way. The point being, that Google now has percolated down to a very deep level in our live’s and the trend will only continue for years to come with millions more joining the horde.

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