Thursday, June 23, 2005

Interview Questions

In interview, if anyone asks questions like this,

1. Do you have a blog?
-yes..(its not personal blog and also its not technical blog ..its something like repository for my future use)
2. What's your home page?
-I don't have..still using goolge only..
3. Do you contribute to an open source project?
-not yet..but i am a very active(!) listener to a popular java opensource projects(12 projects)..In future, surely i will be in the opensource world..

Am I good at communicating, tinkering and passion for coding??My score will be surely low..but not bad...i think :-)
Engineer Interview Triage?

And checkout the comments for this post..Interesting comment on that..
"I don't have a blog. I use google as my home page. I don't contribute to open source projects because there are other things in my life than the computer......"

This link also interesting.....How to hire a product manager

Monday, June 20, 2005

Corporate Blogging Comparison

Whenever new product or server or computer language..etc released we have this habit to compare that with the existing one(actually that's good only...!!).

In that category, corporate "BLOGGING policy"'s also joined..

"This page compared and categorized the corporate blogging policies and guidelines of IBM, Yahoo! , Hill & Knowlton, Plaxo, Thomas Nelson, Feedster, Groove and Sun. "

That page also discussed about what's usual/unusual things in all company policies and alot more interesting info.
Checkout the link which describes about lifecycle of bloggers..Interesting...

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


When I was reading Mr.jonathan blog, I found this link..Visiting that link i got this picture in the homepage of that site...i was thrilled when i saw the TAMIL word in that list..(based on the country IP address that language list image may change or not..i don't know about that logic..but still its a nice image to see a tamil word in that language list..)

"The number of languages listed for India is 428. Of those, 415 are living languages and 13 are extinct." - reference

Not only the image, the content what that page contains also very interesting..checkout that..

Monday, June 13, 2005

World's largest media company

Google has even entered common parlance as a verb: 'I Googled it and got all this information' or 'let me Google that and see what we come up with'. You've probably used it yourself.


Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Funny mails...

My friend sithik forwarded this mail ...interesting to read..and this is bit true too ...:-)
top21(why 21?? may be like things a desi (Indian)does after he returns from the US

21. Tries to use credit card in road side hotel.
20. Drinks and carries mineral water and always speaks of health conscious.
19. Sprays duo such so that he doesn't need to take bath.
18. Sneezes and says 'Excuse me'.
17. Says "Hey" instead of "Hi".
Says "Yogurt" instead says "Curds".
Says "Cab" instead of "Taxi".
Says "Candy" instead of "Chocolate".
Says "Cookie" instead of "Biscuit".
Says "Free Way" instead of "Highway".
Says "got to go" instead of "Have to go".
Says "Oh" instead of "Zero", (for 704, says Seven Oh Four Instead of Seven Zero Four)
16. Doesn't forget to crib about air pollution. Keeps cribbing every time he steps out.
15. Says all the distances in Miles (Not in Kilo Meters), and counts in Millions. (Not in Lakhs)
14. Tries to figure all the prices in Dollars as far as possible(but deep down the heart multiplies by 48 times).
13. Tries to see the % of fat on the cover of a milk pocket.
12. When need to say Z (zed), never says Z (Zed), repeats "Zee" several times, if the other person unable to get, then says X, Y..Zee(but never says Zed)
11. Writes date as MM/DD/YYYY, on watching traditional DD/MM/YYYY,says "Oh! British Style!!!!"
10. Makes fun of Indian Standard Time and Indian Road Conditions.
9. Even after 2 months, complaints about "Jet Lag".
8. Avoids eating more chili (hot) stuff.
7. Tries to drink "Diet Coke", instead of Normal Coke.
6. Tries to complain about any thing in Indiaas if he is experiencing it for the first time.
5. Pronounces "schedule" as "skejule", and "module" as "mojule".
4. Looks speciously towards Hotel/Dhaba food.

Few more important
3. From the luggage bag, does not remove the stickers of Airways by which he traveled back to India, even after 4 months of arrival.
2. Takes the cabin luggage bag to short visits in India, tries to roll the bag on Indian Roads.

Ultimate one
1. Tries to begin conversation with "In US ...." or "When I was in US..."

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

I know what you are doing in this summer

If you discuss OPENSOURCE topics with any college student, surely he can't understand the proper meaning of that word. But if u say FREEWARE means they will understand bit

For college students, this is the time to learn more about opensource projects.But who will introduce this to that students?(atleast for final year guys).But google has come up with beautiful concept called "the Summer of Code"

Form Google
"we’ll give $4,500 to applicants who successfully work with a sponsoring organization or advisor to create innovative or useful open source software.We’ll also get you a t-shirt to go along with the cash."

and also checkout the interesting debate in the slashdot site..

When i am speaking about students here, this essay also worth to look into. This essay talks about wide range of topics. In my experience(!), what this article says is absolutely right.

This essay mainly focused on students..but i don't know howmany students(or professors) have got a chance to visit that page....what i feel is, this article not only for students..this will
also applicable to bachelors ...

Read between the lines
or take this page printout and read this everyday when u getup from the bed if you want to do something big in the coming future.

Hiring is obsolete