Sunday, February 24, 2008

Society prepares the crime: The criminal commits it

I caught this phrase from my recent orkut account. It simply catched my mind as soon as I read it. I just thought "How true".

Recently I read a column by Ravi Belegere who wrote "Parents keep forgiving mistakes their children commit through out their younger days till they commit their biggest crime in life. Then they say 'being my son/daughter how can you do this. I cannot just believe it' forgetting that they only nurtured this behavior till that point of time.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Real facts get lost even with all the tech advancements

I read this story about McDonald's Coffee case.

With so much of internet and mail technology advancements the real facts never reach all the people. False news/mails gets spread/forwarded much more than facts.

Similar opinion with fully story is here.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tupperware and rest of the business world

Where as the aim of every business in the world is to use every means available to popularize its product and sell more Tupperware seems to be sticking to its stand and using only direct marketing as its only selling mode. I was surprised to read that they are resistant to internet and consultant is not permitted to maintain a website that promotes their Tupperware business, nor may they use any third party website such as eBay or amazon to sell Tupperware products.

They may also not undertake any advertising or publicity using the Tupperware name without the specific permission of the corporation, which sees such advertising as as trademark infringement. In practice, these policies primarily limits consultants to word of mouth advertising through the party plan.

As long as there is human race on earth there would be destruction

Humans boast themselves as the most advanced animals bilogically and mentally in nature. They can also boast about being the most mean, destructive, corrupt and selfish animal who have no considerstation what so ever about anyone or anything else in nature.

Without agreeing to the above it is very difficult to explain human behavior in various circumstances. Everyday newspapers pour out news about human atrocities againest other animals (including other humans) and nature. Some do it knowingly and some do it unknowignly or ignoring the knowledge they have!

It is shocking to read how the ocean is being getting robbed everyday of its wealth in the form of fishing, shark hunts, whale killing etc forests are being eroded and converted either into land for cultivation or cities.

I remember watching Living Planet in mid 80s by Sir David Attenborough.

I don't know what our future generations would get to see!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

SilverLight is coming....

I had read this article long back.

When I heard of silver light from Microsoft, it made me remember this article.

As the page says would SliverLight be becoming better in the coming releases?

What is going to be Adobe's next move?
Are they going to beaf up the player and associated products in next releases?
Or they would come out with something totally new which would be the next center of attraction?
Did Adobe/Macromedia enjoy the monopoly for too long without paying much attention to improving the player by leaps and bounds? Or they had expected this move from MS?

As the article says it feels like the only way MS can keep growing in the coming years is by targetting successful products by other companies.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

AdvancedDataGrid and lot more in Flex 3

Ted has mentioned about new features in upcoming release of Flex 3 here.

I also found several references to AdvancedDataGrid and other cool features in FlexBuilder 3 here.

One feature I like the most is support to switch between different version of SDKs.

It is very helpful in development as well as production environment. I have been using FB from day number one in Macromedia when I started working on Flex.

Only complaint I have about it is that it is very unpredictable as to when it would take the longest time to build a simple project when you want it to take the shortest!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Life as a corporate employee

Today I couldn't resist myself writing this because I wanted to get this out of my heart and continue working! Top management of any company has only one motive in their head: squeeze as much as possible out of every employee you have, out of his brain and out of his body. When you find that you can get the same thing out of somebody else at a lesser cost throw him out and get the new guy.

The second motive is to spend as less as possible on every employee to keep the profit figure at the highest possible level.

The third and most important motive is to make the employee believe that the company doesn't have the above motives and he/she comes first. The core value of the company is its people.

Human mind is so adaptive that though it knows very well about all the three motives it learns to live in the imaginary world created by the management as part of the third motive !!!

May be someday I will write the whole story which was the root cause for this out-burst.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Flex module for Apache and IIS released on Labs

Something which I wanted to happen from day one I started learning about Flex.