Friday, February 25, 2005

Coca Cola Rox

Few months back i'd read an article on how farmers across India were using coca cola as pesticides in there farms. Surprisingly the cola was cheaper and more effective then normal pesticides. As a sequel to this incident, yesterday my neibor told me that he was using coca cola to clean their wash basin, bathroom & closets. He had that " eureka" feeling in him and was laughing and talking simultaneously explaining how coke had made his ceramic ware sparkle. Now i think its time for cola giants to market there product under FMCG category.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

This is how an evening has to be.

Yesterday I had gone to a seminar on 64bit computing and Sun in Infrastructure by Sun Microsystems & Increase ROI (Return of investment) using Corazio Enterprise collaboration Tools. Also there was a live demo of Corazio. Corazio appeared to be nice software with capabilities to handle certain business processes and documentation. But Price tag of 4.3 lacks for the basic version appeared a bit high.

As a matter of fact I was not interested in attending the seminar but the invitation said that the seminar was at Windsor Manor, Bangalore followed by lunch. Yes followed by lunch. My obsession towards free dinner at five star hotels is very high. It’s not just a dinner. It’s a date with multi cuisine palatable food. And it’s free. What more could one possibly ask for.

It’s a rule of thumb that whenever I receive an invitation for a seminar, I first check for the Hotel and then see weather the seminar is followed by lunch. If the seminar is at a five star hotel then I reply back stating that “ Thanks 4 the invitation. I confirm my presence along with two of my colleagues”. Here the colleagues will invariably be my friends.

And what is even more special is the spirit of camaraderie that my friends share. They will be more then eager to cancel any of there appointments just to get there dose of free food. As we walk around arena you could hear my friend murmur “ Saare log Mufth mein khaana milti hai tho kahin se bhi baag aathe hain.".

As the seminar ended we were the only interactive group at Q&A session. You could clearly see the audience cursing us to conclude the Q & A session as they were eager to have there lunch. Also you could clearly see look of the organisers cursing us to concluded our questions session as they were unable to answer most of our questions. Very Intersting situation.

The best part of this seminars are not just food it’s the goodies that we receive at the end of seminar. All we have to do is fill the feed back form and give it back before lunch and you receive free goodies. The goodies will vary from T- shirts with company logo to electronic gadgets.

Well one evening passed blissfully. Lemme conclude this bloglet with my guidelines of organising an effective seminar.

It has to be organised in a five star Hotel
Lunch is compulsory
They have to included interactive small quizes relevent to seminar topics.
The seminar has to be conducted on week days in the morning as this will limit the audience who are really interested in there product.
They have to included (For Reception) girls with deep neck figure hugging T shirts with mini skirts for visual enhancement of settings.
Avalabality of Technical ppl capable of answering all the audience questions.
The free stuff that they give should not just be there corporate cd’s . Stuff that they give should be of some use to recipent. Such as Lap tops, Palm tops
Permission to use the Hotels swimming pool and a free massage.
They hav to invite more of female audience who are open to discussion with fellow participants to spice things up.

Given my current vow of austere celibacy of thought as well, I shall refrain from posting further on this “spicing issue”. Any more of your ideas are welcome. Plz comment

Monday, February 21, 2005

Static Man, The New Super Hero

After a brief absence, I decided it has been long enough since I have stayed away from my blog....My blog performance has been a bit disappointing. Lemme see if I can improve my commitment to this journal...The other reason for absence might be that I'm in taking vast amount of information and I'm bit confused on what to publish and what not to publish. Few seconds back I worked out my confusion by deciding not to publish any incidents that occurred last week....

Due to the peculiar combination of events, I happen to watch the movie The Incredible. Nice time pass with lots of super hero stuff in the movie. And the most important thing of all was, the print was very good. Also have found out this video shop with lots of original movies nicely stacked and catalogued. As I watched the movie I was observantly overhearing my mental thought of me becoming a superhero. Unfortunately I was not bitten by any spider nor was mutated into superman. But as if my prayers were answered I'm becoming more static attractive. I reckon u understand what I’m trying to tell.

As a mater of fact I had this static attraction feature in me from the beginning. I had realized this from the day ppl started getting mild electric pulses whenever I touched them. The intensity of me building more static is when I'm wearing my shoes. Well the explanation is obvious and I wont fill this up with my physics gyan.

From a very superficial level, I wish I could say that how I hate this. But yet, some times its fun to discharge charges to an unexpected person standing in front of me. This goes with out saying that i need to charge myself by siting on a plastic chair and isolating myself frm the ground for 15 minutes before the display of my powers. U may comment saying that its possible with every other guy but I hav tendency of acquiring more charges in less time. All I hav to do is stretch my index finger and touch the persons hand. There he goes shaken dropping whatever he/she has in there hands. For the moment, let us discard this issue and conclude by stating that I’ve a tendency of writing aimlessly. Got a class in 30 minutes.. So, gotta rush .. Bye!!

PS: Over the weekend, I also made a startling discovery, the number of visitors I have on my site is positively correlated to the frequency of my posting. Not a terribly bright inference, but I don’t have a history of brightness. So that should be excused.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Uranium to Bombs

Today I was going through a report in Time about How Pakistan's A.Q. Khan outwitted Western intelligence to build a global nuclear-smuggling ring. I recomnd you to read the magazine since the online edition does not have the full article. As the facts has it "The simplest nuclear bomb is very simple indeed.". With sufficient fissile material in hand, a trained engineer could build a crude device without too much difficulty. The most basic design is that of the Hiroshima bomb, which fired two pieces of HEU at each other from opposite ends of an artillery tube. The bomb could be assembled at a basic machine shop and would fit in the back of a truck. If smuggled into the U.S.and detonated in a major metropolitan area, such a weapon could kill hundreds of thousands. But the difficulty in making the bomb is obtaining the fissile material i.e. Highly enriched Uranium (HEU). Manufacturing HEU is extremely difficult and requirs expertise unavailable to terrorist organisations. Unfortunatly HEU has been manufactured in huge quantities by countires like former soviet Union and could easily be lifted withoutout much difficulty. We could only hope that this terorist organisations are sensible enough and does use nuke as their means to War. In my next article I'll explain How the Uranium is enriched. Also read The Other Nuke Nightmare

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Interview with pilot of the Enola Gay

Heres a Guardian interview with Paul Tibbets, the man who dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 6, 1944. Note the obligatory attack on the US in the introduction paragraph (it is the Guardian after all), but the interview is a good read."