The Eternal Truth...

There are only 3 ways to write a blog... The Right Way, The Wrong Way and MY Way :-)

Programming Myself....

If you want something you never had, you must do something you never have done!!! - That's meee!!! can't be better:-)


Finally the new blog is up. You can visit DHARMASHIKSHAN.  It's a product of hours of discussionof like minded people and born on Krishna Janmashtmi

BTW, what is DharmaShikshan?

Dharma is not religion but righteousness

Shikshan is awareness coupled with understanding

What is the name of our Moon? Wondering right? When there is only one Moon, then why names?

Similarly Righteousness cannot be named. Truth is only one and never two, but it can be deeper and wider.

Righteousness as a whole is for the proper working of universe and overall upliftment of mankind towards the ever wanted BLISS!!!!

For more such info, rush to that site

Harsh Reality

If voting changed anything, they would make it ILLEGAL

Best DVD Ripping tool


Despite the fact that the freeware - DVD shrink has not been active in development for a few years now, this freeware decrypter, ripper and compressor is still my fav for ripping and backing up DVD's. Its compression feature is what sets it apart. It can compress 8GB dual layer DVD down to 4GB sizes to suit your standard DVD disk. DVD Rip makes this even easier with one click.

Try and let me know:-)

The Audit


I have a solid idea :-)

Send a guy to a company and make him sit next to the Network Admin to write a professional audit on his processes and practices. Naturally the Admin would be in his best and show the auditor all the clever and intelligent things he would do keep the company's network ticking and maintaining the downtime to minimum.

At the end of two weeks, you can now fire the Network Admin.There was never an Audit. this was just a method the company can use to replace their IT people without disruption and at the same time making sure that the old guy gave a complete Knowledge transfer to the new guy!!!!

Sounds foolproof :-) just hope that no one does this though!!!


My mistakes in life , summed up


Dirty little secrets

The dirty little secrets of IT which no school or books teach

10.) The pay in IT is good compared to many other professions and what this means is since they pay you well, they often think they own you

9.It will always be your fault when users make silly errors and mistakes

8.You will go from dog to hero and back again multiple times within any given day.

7.Certifications won’t always help you become a star performer, but they can help you land a better job or a pay raise during appraisals.

6.Your non technical co-workers will use you as personal tech support for their technical issues

5.Vendors and consultants will take all the credit when things work well and will blame you when things go wrong

4.You’ll spend far more time babysitting old technologies than implementing new ones

3.Veteran IT professionals are often the biggest roadblock to implementing new technologies

2.Some IT professionals deploy technologies that do more to consolidate their own power than to help the business

1.IT pros frequently use jargon to confuse non technical business managers and hide the fact that they screwed up

In-Gate cricket


And on the night the Lunar eclipse was schedule, we spent the day playing cricket with Deepak, Guru and the neighbour's kid Samith.

The plan to play cricket was spontaneous and its always amazing how things work out when you don;t plan. 5 mins back we did not have bat or ball, but then we managed to get from a distant friend. That's another reason why cricket is a popular sport in india;-) . Well we did not have much choice of grounds or stadiums so we simply confined to our parking lot . We devised a lot of complex laws/rules which gave a fair chance of someone becoming out and if you adapt soon you could be among runs. We played various variations of the game. I am pretty sure if we write to Lalit Modi ( VP of BCCI), he would market it for millions of $

And the result was .... body pain, aches and severe cold stretching till fever...

Tribute onto holy feet of Bharat Mata


Lyrics of Vande Mataram Translation by Shree Aurobindo

वन्दे मातरम्
सुजलां सुफलां मलयजशीतलाम्
शस्यशामलां मातरम् ।
सुहासिनीं सुमधुर भाषिणीं
सुखदां वरदां मातरम् ।। १ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।
अबला केन मा एत बले ।
बहुबलधारिणीं नमामि तारिणीं
रिपुदलवारिणीं मातरम् ।। २ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।
तुमि विद्या, तुमि धर्म
तुमि हृदि, तुमि मर्म
त्वं हि प्राणा: शरीरे
बाहुते तुमि मा शक्ति,
हृदये तुमि मा भक्ति,
तोमारई प्रतिमा गडि
मन्दिरे-मन्दिरे मातरम् ।। ३ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।
त्वं हि दुर्गा दशप्रहरणधारिणी
कमला कमलदलविहारिणी
वाणी विद्यादायिनी, नमामि त्वाम्
नमामि कमलां अमलां अतुलां
सुजलां सुफलां मातरम् ।। ४ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।
श्यामलां सरलां सुस्मितां भूषितां
धरणीं भरणीं मातरम् ।। ५ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।।

Mother, I bow to thee!
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
bright with orchard gleams,
Cool with thy winds of delight,
Dark fields waving Mother of might,
Mother free.
Glory of moonlight dreams,
Over thy branches and lordly streams,
Clad in thy blossoming trees,
Mother, giver of ease
Laughing low and sweet!
Mother I kiss thy feet,
Speaker sweet and low!
Mother, to thee I bow.
Who hath said thou art weak in thy lands
When the sword flesh out in the seventy million hands
And seventy million voices roar
Thy dreadful name from shore to shore?
With many strengths who art mighty and stored,
To thee I call Mother and Lord!
Though who savest, arise and save!
To her I cry who ever her foeman drove
Back from plain and Sea
And shook herself free.
Thou art wisdom, thou art law,
Thou art heart, our soul, our breath
Though art love divine, the awe
In our hearts that conquers death.
Thine the strength that nervs the arm,
Thine the beauty, thine the charm.
Every image made divine
In our temples is but thine.
Thou art Durga, Lady and Queen,
With her hands that strike and her
swords of sheen,
Thou art Lakshmi lotus-throned,
And the Muse a hundred-toned,
Pure and perfect without peer,
Mother lend thine ear,
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
Bright with thy orchard gleems,
Dark of hue O candid-fair
In thy soul, with jewelled hair
And thy glorious smile divine,
Lovilest of all earthly lands,
Showering wealth from well-stored hands!
Mother, mother mine!
Mother sweet, I bow to thee,
Mother great and free!

Happy Independence day!!!

A great reminder of a great responsibility


Computer Stupidities

  • Me: "DSL is a lot faster. It--"
  • Friend's Father: "Yeah, but if you have DSL, there are a lot of threats."
  • Me: "Yes, that's true to a degree, but there are firewalls that--"
  • Friend's Father: "No, but they can hack into your computer even when it's off and steal our electricity."
  • Me: "Umm...I'm pretty sure that won't happen."
  • Friend's Father: "It's all over the news. You mean to tell me they're wrong?"
  • Me: "...I guess so
  • I have nobody to blame !!!!

    Tight Rope Walk


    I guess, a picture sums up a thousand words......


    Crazy but cute animal


    The other day, while i was hanging in Mysore zoo, trying to study animal psychology :-) ok that was a lie .. i was actually in the Zoo just to kill time ;-) . I happened to see this cute lil' monkey which looked rather very disinterested in life. It just showed no signs of movement and was day dreaming. It was a cute pose considering the fact that this animal was just hanging by the twig of the tree. I reached for my pocket to shoot this animal using my Canon Powershot. While i was adjusting my lens, the monkey leaped forward with all enthu, as though pretending to pose for mee.. What a sight. I would recommend this cute one to Ekta Kapoor for one of her Mega Serials;-) I am sure this monkey will increase her TRP :-)


    I am Free

    Study in School., Go to Work

    Follow Fashion, Act Normal

    Walk on Pavement, Watch TV

    Save for your old age, obey the LAW

    Repeat After Me: I am Free!!!!!


    The success Mantra!!!!

    Code Review


    The humorous side what goes behind the code review cabin ;-)


    Ruminations - 29

    Recently i was telling a friend a story when she stopped me and asked me how old the people I was referring to were. Instinctively, i said , "Kids, you know our age.". It did not strike me strange until later that i had just called a bunch of guys in thier late 20's as kids :-) And it has begun to occur to me that , as much as i don;t want to grow, its happening whether i like it or not :-(. But although standing one year shy of thirty scares the shit out of me, the upside of being twenty nine is that i have been around enough now to pass some "valuable gyaan" . So kiddies, here are some rules i wish i knew when i was your age

    • Unless something catastrophic has happened don;t tell mom any bad news. You fought with someone or just a cold. Your mom does not need to know , after all the crap she has put with you all these years
    • As much as you hate your job, your boss hates his twice as much in addition to having kids, loans  and close to 50. Can;t do much
    • Don't over eat just because you liked it. You still have a life time to munch
    • Never get into loans, they can ruin your perfect thirties. & the golden one is never lend money esp if they are your childhood chums
    • Infatuations don;t lead to love marriages. infatuations die when you graduate..
    • If you are going out and don't remember if you had your cologne on, don;t give yourself a precautionary deo spray. Too much cologne is much worse
    • keep in touch with your friends, you never know who will get rich and famous one day
    • There is no difference between career and job ;-) Get satisfied with what pays you!!
    • Don't speed on empty lanes, satan can show up any time

    Morning Maths

    I think, while lying on bed and deciding to get up , the times you use in your calculations are the personal best .....

    2 mins  to shower

    1 min to get dressed

    15 seconds to eat

    20 mins to drive to work.....

    oh!!! so sleep for another 30 mins :-) and that's why i love maths ;-)


    Some of my colleagues are busy preparing for PMP :-( , which leaves me crippled.... I need to wait for another year , before my profile gets accepted. Until then for me management is all about

    Employees are like mules. Some you stand in front of and coax them along with a carrot. Some you stand behind and kick them in the ass. The key to management is knowing which mules are which.

    If you beg to differ, drop in a comment :-)

    Living by rules


    I am a person of rules... I live and die by them..So here is my set of strict rules , incase you want to be me :-)

    Rule #1: There are no rules
    Rule #2: Forget Rule #1
    Rule #3: Rules are meant to be broken
    Rule #4: Never forget Rule #2
    Rule #5: Don't play by anybody else's rules.
    Rule #6: No fat chicks
    Rule #7: Forget Rule #6

    Isn't it amazing ???? ;-) This is the rule to attain moksha :-)

    QA Tips Updates


    Release notes for my ongoing mini projekt...:-)

    1. Updated the Navigation menu with Web testing, Software Metrics & tech tools

    2. Added articles/documents for Web testing, web security, Cause and effect Diagram , Fish Bone diagram, Software Metrics ,Win Runner Interview Questions & defect management - Bug attributes..

    I simply want this thing going....

    Dark Knight!!!

    Taylor Benson once said - " It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light '

    Yesterday i had to focus on light aka electricity. My UPS was running low on battery and the service mechanic did not turn up even after repeatedly calling him. It was the time when my MCB circuit decided to act smart. It started witching off and on at will. It scared the shit outa me!!!! You don;t scare a lonely boy at night ;-) . Well then i decided to play smarter and started eliminating the causes like a true technician...

    And presto, i brought light to home.. MOM, DAD are you listening, i am truly the LIGHT of your house :-) ahem!!! and I already have  a LIGHT in my life .... :-)

    QA Tips updates

    Finally i have got something moving now. I have updated the QA-TIPS links navigation and also added new documents in there

    Release Notes :-)

    New Navigation pane added - Testing Articles
    Added following articles

    Interview questions
    testing Quiz
    Defect Management
    IEEE standards
    Testing Books
    Testing Glossary

    Friendship Day!!!

    Well , it started off like any  other day, with me drinking a jug of chai over newspaper and being a Sunday was only a catalyst. I had nothing productive to do, except for the fact that i had to complete the design of a website which  I promised to publish yesterday. Lazy meee!!!!

    While i was at it , i got a call from GC , that he would drop by.It was a lazy moment, but we got into the act. First we went out and checked the Ezone, found nothing that invigorated us. But that made us hungry and we embarked on a journey to Annaporneshwari hotel. The hotel is a old fashioned place, but definitely got a good cook and his NV dishes are the best. After our lunch we packed off to buy some music CD's and PS 2 games. Brian Lara's cricket, Metal Gear Solid ( Snake Eater) & Prince of Persia were the games that i picked.

    Later we hit back home and watched some movie. Towards evening we again went out for a light snack :-) That explains our build:-) and then were joined by a couple of friends...


    All in all a quite Friendship day!!!