Friday, September 2, 2016

Working in Office

Image courtesy: PEXELS

For some reason, I love working in office. Hold on. Let me clarify. What I mean is I love working in office compared to working from home. It's just completely depressing sitting alone at home, droning on and on.

Although we don't really need help from anyone else on the floor in office, it always feels nice to have people around. Sure, there are days when sitting in office seems like a real pain but I think mixing work and home lives are a complete no no!

I used to hate switching on my office laptop at home. I have had to work from home for a couple of days as I was unwell. That reminds me. Maybe it's time to buy a MacBook Pro for myself so that I don't have to open my office laptop at home for personal use! Sigh! The things we tell ourselves to convince us to buy some product!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Back to Writing a Little More

For some reason, I tend to forget about this blog of mine. I know you feel like a neglected child, my dear blog. Do not fear for I will be a little more active going forward.

It's just so remarkable--the Internet and everything on it. A few years ago, we never had proper access to the Internet even for basic things, such as checking email. Today, however, we have a platform where we can express our thoughts; our emotions.

Writing really gives us that sense of awesomeness (for lack of a better word to describe the feeling). It enables us to put ourselves out there for the entire World to see (search engine optimization notwithstanding).

In under 3 minutes, I was able to hammer out this post. Imagine what people can do when they have 30 minutes or more! I'll be back soon. Hopefully every few days or so in order to pen some of my thoughts here. For now, adios!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Back to Bangalore

Who would have thought? I'm back to Bangalore - a city I used to talk so much about after living here for three years. Those three years seemed much longer than the three and a half years I spent at Infosys Pune. 

Infosys was great but it was time for me to move on. I know life is going to be extremely hectic here but I guess slogging it out a little when you're younger is better than doing it at a later stage. 

I'm quite looking forward to this new stage of my life. Wish me luck!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Traditional books versus ebooks

This topic really gets people into a tizzy. There are those who swear by the feel of actual paper books. They despise the thought of people reading on their Kobo's or Kindle's. 

I get that - I really do. However, it's also about convenience. I can get the same information, the same material in such a handy manner. I don't need to lug around a pile of books for a trip. I can pile those books up in my Kobo ebook reader!

Then there are those who say that reading on something other than paper will cause strain to the eyes. They obviously haven't checked out the ebook readers, which have e-ink displays on them. These displays mimic what words on paper looks like. There's absolutely no strain whatsoever because there's no backlit display. 

If you can't read a book in the dark, you can't read an ebook in the dark either due to the lack of a backlit display. There are some like the Kindle Paperwhite which have frontlit displays and that could be an option for many who want to be able to read in the dark. 

I am extremely pleased with my Kobo and feel it was an absolutely brilliant purchase decision. 

Keep reading!

The iPhone experience

I was an Android user for over five years and then due to the fact that my Galaxy Note started acting up and my HTC Wildfire not responding the way it should have, I started using this iPhone 4. 

To be honest, it's been a great experience so far! Always thought the iPhone experience would be limiting but hey, everything works just the way it should! Apps are a lot more stable too! 

The iPhone 4 is a 2010 model and we're in 2015 now but I think it's still right up there with the best in terms of performance. Sure, the camera isn't the greatest when it comes to taking stills but that's a minor issue. 

All in all, I think I'm probably going to be sticking to iPhones from now on. 

Biryani from A1 Biryani

So there's this tiny place here in Hinjewadi, Pune called A1 Biryani. It's definitely not a place where you'd take someone on a date but it's definitely a place where you can ask your date to wait in the car while you go pick up some of the tastiest biryani in Hinjewadi!

An extremely modest looking place, A1 Biryani has been around for a while. It's been feeding IT folks day in and day out. It's absolute value for money. Half a plate of biryani costs between 130-140 bucks and two people can definitely share that 'half plate' although me being a glutton, I can polish it all off in one sitting! 

Do check out this place. The service is super quick too, which makes it an ideal pick up and go place. 

It's located opposite the KPIT Cummins office in Hinjewadi. Let me know if you like it or hate it!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The HTC Re Underwater Test

Damn - the first thought that came to my mind when the HTC Re stopped recording five minutes into the underwater test. Wow - the first thought came came to my mind when I plugged in the HTC Re into a laptop and saw the underwater recording result.

I was amazed at the quality of video shot underwater. There was no distortion whatsoever and the audio quality too was pretty good. A colleague of mine was so intrigued by the camera that he insisted we test it out underwater. He loves swimming so why not, I thought.

I'm really glad I got to check out the results. We even compared it to the quality of video shot using the GoPro Hero and there wasn't much separating the two. Sure, they're equally priced but still.

Overall, I'm quite pleased with the result as you can probably tell. Cheers to HTC! My only hope is that they improve the quality of the iOS and Android apps. Also, I'd love it if it ran on my iPhone 4 but I guess that's probably asking for too much!