Monday, January 29, 2007

Juggling should not become a life skill

I had a coffee appointment this morning and I arrived 5 minutes early (a rare occurrence for me). As it turns out, I scheduled this meeting two weeks ago. So I show up and realise that once again,
  • I forgot to send out an email/call my friend to remind him of the appointment.
  • I left my cell phone at home
It is 10 minutes past our meeting time and now I am in trouble. So I did what I usually do, I ask nicely and Starbucks lets me use their house phone to call my wife (this part is new, till recently she was my fiancee). She being her insanely effective self, checks my phone then checks my email to confirm the time, place and date and finally gives me the cell # of my friend. I call him and all is well. This story had a good ending.

One of these days I am going to pay the price for not learning from my mistakes. My wife thinks it is cool that I manage to work through these situations so consistently but I think I am going through my life's supply of karma faster than I should. :-)

How are you doing with your appointments lately?

I like it when Y! mail is a step ahead of me

(look at the unread mail count)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Why is this not a bigger deal

My brother sent me a link to a NYTimes story yesterday. The story contains elements of hope, fear, progress and phobias all packed into one. I am not going to sit here and judge the residents of Clarkston, GA. not without walking a mile in their shoes.
But I am excited and encouraged by what is possible when a determined few step out. I am proud to read a story like this that still reminds us what makes this country truly an immigrant friendly nation. Take the time to read this story. It is worth your time :) (I am sure there is a hollywood script being written as we blog).

NYTimes article -> link.
More on the Fugees -> link.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Links for now (aka me too)

  1. Powerpoint can be beautiful -> short video here.
  2. One of the many things wrong with the PC Industry -> writeup here.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Friends with Ideas who like sports

A friend of mine launched his idea recently. "Are You Watching This"
Seems like a cool idea. The way I understand it (don't hold me to this) the games (NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Nascar, etc) are voted in real time before and during the game by users of the site. Depending on the threshold you set, you get sms'ed, paged, emailed when games meeting your threshold are found.
So the next time, it is bottom of the sixth and the no-hitter is starting to look like a reality you will be notified. You will no longer have to curse yourself for being stuck in the line at Ikea for that 45$ chair and missing the game.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Wallstrip does Wipro (featuring cameo by Appu)

Y'all know I am a fan of wallstrip. Wallstrip is a 5 min vlog with a shows every weekday covering different stocks. For example check this out

Today they covered Wipro, one of India's largest tech companies in a manner that is uniquely wallstrip :). Enjoy.