Thursday, April 26, 2007

work - life balance

ha ha... what am i talking about.. this is the recent fancy words ( or infact reasons ) most of the IT engineers are using in their day to day life i.e work life ;-)... what exactly work-life balance means... in my company too lot of initatives are taken from top management teams to ensure the employees enjoys a good work life balance... i m wondering why & how this trend has started ?? if we look into the previous generation jobs - for the fact my Dad was working as a Draftsman in Indian Railways ( central government job )... he enjoyed a great work-life balance without much knowledge on that.. this is because of the regular work timing and the less work pressure he had and the most important thing the self - discipline he maintained in the work.. but the current generation jobs are putting lot of pressure on us and forces us to work more than the regular work timings... and the flexi timing concept which is suppose to help us is making our lifes worse... this flexi timing concept induces the thought that we can come in any time & leave out any time... which automatically makes us to come and go late... as the work pressure increases we tend to come early but going late remains the same.... :-(
i hv seen people in my present ( previous jobs too ) who use to strech more than 12 hours ( even 18 hours too ) in front of the dumb idiot box ( hope u know wat i m refering )..
so to conclude its us who destroyed our work life balance and again its us who are trying to restore it back... to enjoy a good work life balance we need to maintain a self disciple.. we need to understand our work pressure and plan accordingly... never compromise on the personal side... :-O

Monday, April 23, 2007

Proud moment

Today our country's space agency ISRO has acheived a major milestone by launching its indegineous launch vehicle with foriegn payload ( which only very few other countries has done ).. yes what u read is true.. India has launched its PSLV - C8 with an italian satellite and our own satellite into the orbit.. thought it has already launched a few other foriegn satellites with its launch vehicle previously those all were of small ones with limited scope and functionalities.... but this one is more than a regular satelite with tons of functionalities which made a break-thru in our space programmes.. ISRO got a great aplause from the entire nation.. not to mention thou from our President too... who is a major inspiration for such events...

the entire article featuring this launch is availble in the link
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200704231611.htm

Tamil Cinema - current trend

the current tamil cinema field is going through a down time.. this is tough to believe but thats the truth . this is clearly visible from the new releases that happened for this tamil new year.. usually in a calendar year , the tamil new year is celebrated as a auspicious date for movie releases.. this is the trend i was seeing from my child hood days... but what happened this time... no big movies... infact the number of movies released for this most celebrated event is too less compared to the numbers in the past few years... lot of movies with big budget and senior hero's are in the line up - few to name... sivaji , dasavatharam , bhema , billa , etc..
hope after the release of these movies the current trend in the tamil movies will change... and to worse the situation , the remake trend is picking up too well now the almost 50 % of the movies we see these days are either dubbed directly or re-made in tamil from other languages... and with stars like Vijay and Jeyam Ravi ( Remake Ravi ) opting for remakes compared to own productions , lot others are following the same... lets hope this changes soon and we see more originality in these people and in our movies....

Sivaji - Update

by this time everyone wld hv heard the songs of SIVAJI... hope everyone likes it as i do... specifically the lyrics of the first song ( i believe its the intro for thalaivar ).. suriyano chandirano... thats my current ring tone in my new moto rokr e6...it really rocks with this ring tone :-)... now with the songs , lot of screensavers and wallpapers of the super star and the movie stills are available in the net.. for all those digital fans its definitely a big treat...
now most of the magazines are showing their creativity by publishing its own version of 'SIVAJI PUNCH' dialogs.. some of them are too comical as the original punch song in the movie... the smaller one among the 7 songs...

recently i saw Arunachalam in sun-tv , a good recap of our thalaivar's style and puch dialogs... with shankar's team we can expect more than that in this movie...

the latest update is that the movie is going to be released in mid of May..
the re-recording is almost completed. the sivaji countdown has begun...

more updates about the movie can be found at its original blog
http://www.rajini-in-sivaji.com/

Monday, April 16, 2007

My New Moto Rokr

HELLO MOTO .... ye my new phone rings this these days ... YES u guessed it... I got a new MOTO ROKR E6 mobile yesterday... though i m still analysing the features in it i thougt of putting my initial comments about this mobile.... the 2 major attractions that forced me to buy this model are the cute touch screen display and the reading feature where the phone reads your messages and other text stored in it...

jus to hight-light a few other features... 2 mega pixel camera , video & audio recording , MP3 player and FM radio , comes with 1 GB memory by default , blue tooth , gprs , large 2.4 in display , slim bar type ( my favourite compared to slide & flip models ) business card reader thru camera....... linux OS , intel processor , etc... the list goes on...

when i entered the mobile show room yesterday , i was in the plan of buying N73 music edition... but then i saw sony ericson walkman and cybershot models and then this motorola model..... after some analysis and discussion with the shop guys i came to conclusion of buying this...
the store guy explained me all the features in these models and gave me a comparision of features and performance based operations... after all this the motorola model came as the winner within my budget... it comes with sudoku , racing & cricket games as default. also this can read all the office documents. the head phone coming with this looks cute and has a great clarity. it has a good power saving capability too... the phone comes with a styluz ( stick to use the touch screen ) which can be placed in the slot provided at the back of the phone where it fits very nicely.

i have now copied some of my songs , videos , pictures and tested the clarity. everything looks good. also i have recorded both audio & video through the mobile and transfered the same to the system using the USB cable provided. even that clarity looks good for a 2 mega pixel camera.
let me try to put some more effort to test all other features in this tool....

as a proud owner , now i feel overall its worth the money i paid for this useful
PDA / Mobile / Camera / Player ( 18,000 Rs )

Thursday, April 12, 2007

My First DOLLAR in ADSENSE

ha ha ha.... i m very happy to say that my earnings in adsense has crossed a dollar......
though it took a very long time - almost 6 months... its refreshing to see such encouraging numbers which motivates me to write more posts in my blog so that it increases the visitors and in parallel my revenue through adsense too.... thanks to all those who visited so far and helped me in getting this dollar...
But the sad part of this story is that the adsense will pay us only if our earning crosses 100 $... with the current stats it appears that i will touch this 100$ mark at the end of my life or may be its never possible.
Now i am setting a target of 6 months to reach this amount.. lets see how much effort i can put to acheive this target. one more thing i need to consider in this is adsense also provides 2 more features which i m not using. i am currently showing content ads only. i can also go for referals and search based ads too which can increase my revenue further... i will learn about them soon and will try that also in near future.... :-)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The BOSS

If the hollywood is crazy about BOND , the kollywood ( tamil industry ) is now crazy about BOSS. Who is the BOSS... yes you guessed it right... its our ultimate Thalaivar super star Sivaji... everyone is now expecting the much talked and hyped movie SIVAJI all over the world...
some interesting facts if you have not already read it some where else... this movie is bringing 3 biggies together ( Rajini , Shankar , AR Rehman) produced by the biggest tamil banner with all the best technicians in the industry... the audio has been released and its already proved that the movie is going to be a big hit... all the 6 songs are too good..... the audio cd comes with a 3D hologram poster of sivaji... just an addon for the fans... As a hard core Rajini fan i must admit that the intro song of Super star is damn good... i jus couldn't imagine the footage for it.. lets wait & see what our BOSS is going to say to this world... & hope it entertains all of us... thats the main motive of any movie infact... :-)