Note from a bumpy bus

Here i am typing on my phone, in a shaking bus.
The road is full of beautiful mountains, trees and villages throughout the way. However, the road is full of turns and twists and bumps. Not a fairy tale, not a nightmare. Just another day to my work.

Telling you about my work, my job is to simplify things for people. I work as a computer engineer in the office of the largest underground coal mine of Asia. The bigger they get, the more complex they become. The task of simplifying gets tough and tougher.

To reach the mines,

It is a 90 minute bus ride from home to office. For the first two months, i literally prayed for the bus for a safe ride.

Then, with time, it all became part of routine. Now i dlnt even care about the twists and turns and bumps.

The key to simplifying is abstraction. If you focus on the big picture, the small details get vanished quickly. Only then you can find real simplicity.

Well, now when i have my mind off of the bumps on the road….i can enjoy the mountains and trees along thr way.

A Modern Classic Movie : Dum Lagake Haisha

I recently watched this Hindi Bollywood movie, “Dum Lagake Haisha”. and here is my opinion about it.

It;’s been long since I watched a real matinee movie. Most movies these days are just too shiny that it blurs the reality. Not to mention the 3D movies that are just flooding through the multiplexes. There have been few movies which I would recommend for watching the second time. this movie was different.

The main focus of the movie is to prove that you do not have to be perfect to be in a perfect relationship. The boy is not very highly educated and the girl is not very beautiful. just the two average people with an average family. Through the little things of everyday, they learn each other. and respect for the good in each other.

I find this awesome. the movie is well made, with direction an performances all natural. this is the movie we needed in a long time. and as the marriage season is starting in our country, I believe a lot of awesome couples will be made.

Lets hope all of us can look trough the good and bad and find the perfection in our relationship this season.

Learning new Skills

I just started into 3D designing and here is my first day project, The castle 🙂

The Castle
This is my first day design, made with blender3D

Some friends said it looks like a birthday cake 😀

Learning new skills is always a good feeling. Giving time and energy towards what you love pays off in the long run.

I chose my Saturday and Sunday for this, I am hopeful to make some good ones in near future.

Thank you for taking time to read this, Your support is really precious to me

Have fun

My Hobby

Sunset..Wind.Long.Hair.Balcony.Music.

I like watching people from a distance. Sometimes from my balcony, sometimes from a park bench, or simply in a restaurant sipping my coffee and watching people outside the glass pane.

Some might argue, is it not disturbing to myself, because there is much chaos in the outside world, and I better mind my own business. Well, that is about right.

However, I find my practice very relaxing. Even if something good is happening outside, or is it something bad; in both cases, I can keep myself detached from the situations. I do not involve, I just watch. It makes me realize, that everything happening around me is not explicitly concerned with me. If it is happening, it is happening like the zillion other events in the universe.

Everything happens for its own reasons, we need to look if it is concerned with us, or not. If it does, I get up and fight for it with both hands. If it doesn’t, I would be there, sipping my coffee, watching it all off the glass pane.

The Quotrons: Inspiration for a UEX Developer

I often wonder, why do people use computers or smartphones at the first place? what is so special about these machines? Besides, they are expensive and often demand electric charging.

I mean, whatever information we need, is in the books, we can always ask directions to locals, and if we need some peace of mind, the thinnest device we can use is always a library card.

Now let me tell you the ancient story behind it. The revolution began with the Quotrons.

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Quotron, a Los Angeles-based company, became, in 1960, the first financial data technology company to deliver stock market quotes to an electronic screen

Early in the 1980’s, the use of electronic systems to collect and display business  information  were becoming very popular. we had computers at every important building. We had computers everywhere: in stock markets, police stations, banks and malls. The company named Quotron systems, was able to show information using a digital screen, and update this information in real time. At 1960, it was a big step ahead, which ensured the growth of information technology (IT) industry till date.

Before the quotrons, computers looked more like this: electronic typewriters, where people had no idea what they are doing until its on paper. But now people could see updated information on a screen. Because of this feature, the company had so many systems sold, that at a point, any commercial computers in use were referred as Quotrons.

The basic usage of a Quotron would be one of these:

  1. Enter the statistical data into a digital format, using an electronic typewriter.
  2. Store this entered information in some encoded form using electronic devices.
  3. Share this information among the other Quotron machines by means of connecting wires.
  4. Update the on-screen information in real-time, using the wired network.

Wait, what did they say? they could update the information in real time? Well of course, we can do the first three tasks using simple pen and paper. But we do not have any paper invented that can change the information written all by itself! That is just like magic!

The magic behind software is in the interactivity!

This ‘magical’ ability became particularly useful for computer programmers. Now they were able to write the program on the screen, and see the result on the same screen ! Now, they don’t have to wait for weeks to see if their program worked or not, they could see it in real time on a screen. This inspired companies like IBM to create CASE tools for their programmers, making programming easier for later generations.

Good for programmers. However, what’s in it for the typical non-tech user?

The key is in the hands of a User Experience (UEX) Developer. The software present on these devices needs to be interactive. Even the Quotrons had keyboards to change the information when the user needed. This led to the PC industry revolution, and now the same phenomenon is driving the smartphone industry. The magic is in the fact that people can interact with the information as well as hey see it. The choice of customized views, themes and different layouts is always a plus for any application.Add interactivity and customization to your software because that’s why people buy their $400 device at the first place.

And if you need some more inspiration, we can always look back again at the history.

Thanks for reading.

The best thing Delhi has taught me

You create your own universe as you go along. – Paulo Coelho

I remember my days in Delhi.

Delhi is the National Capital Region of my country. We also call it the heart of our country, not just in terms of its geographical location, but also for its very welcoming culture.

Delhi is located at the center of 7 different states, each with a unique culture, language and attitude. It is sometimes hard to keep up with the accents and all, However, being in such a mixed culture comes with an added advantage : you can truly be yourself!

Because you never need to learn a particular language, or act in some typical attitude, the best option you have is to just behave as yourself. The famous line saying “While in Rome, Behave like Romans”, fails in Delhi. Instead, “Wherever you go, Retain yourself”.

That is what Delhi has taught me. I still try to follow that.

Thanks for reading.

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