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Regular Expressions…

March 15, 2007 7 comments

Firstly, I would like to apologize to all nerds & techies, who thought that this post was gonna be of any help to them.

Secondly, Insight:
Life as a Software Engineer can be pretty boring if you don’t find ways to keep yourself occupied by doing something or other. When I signed up with my current employer; I was lucky to find a good project (Stop tittering [am so proud of myself, for using tht word] ppl, its true) & some good frenz. We did a lot of TP & less of work (but mind you the work we did was Quality Work [literally, we were in the Quality Dept.]). I spent 2 of my valuable yrs in the same project doing nothing & everything. One fine day the Org. decided to dissolve our Dept. & sadly our team was broken & i was released to another team. Suddenly i was all alone & I wondered that it would have been better if i didn’t have such a awesome team in the beginning, “Coz My Loneliness was Killing me Day & Night, I must confess i still believe….(thanks Britney)”.

Bret Lee, Start:
I have come up with a way to fight boredom when I have less/no work (I have not invented anything here, just using what was already there). I use it only when am not blogging / commenting on blogs/ orkutting / checking mails / playing carom(one of my favorite) & I still find time; amazing isn’t it 😉 . It’s a very simple method. Just observe your environment (observe guys… don’t ogle/stare); gaze @ people around you, observe their expressions. Different ppl have different expressions; some look happy, some sad, some mad, some tense, some intense, some carefree,etc….. happy looking ppl are very rare, most of my specimens are tense (coz am an IT guy & 70% of ppl here are tense & rest are Fukats…. 😀 ) . This technique / method / whatever unwinds your mind (to some extend) & u’ll certainly feel rejuvenated (atleast i feel so). If by chances they (your subjects [not the subject from ur email or the one from Munnabhai MMBS]) catch you staring (I mean looking), don’t be embarrassed or don’t try to look away. Just look them in the eye & give them a good smile, they’ll for sure give u a smile back (most of the time) .

Shane Lee, End:

Mind you only try this only if you have ample time to invest (10-15mins on an avg. 3-4 times a day). This technique / method / whatever is highly addictive. If not used properly u can end up spending most of your time practicing it.

Best place to practice is in Best buses… (wah wah)

njoi,
Kurt

P.S1.: I know that there is no relevance between the Topic & the Post. All i can say is “Bhavnavon ko samjho….”
P.S2. : I would like to thank all the lys & Lee’s
P.S3.: Is very costly (again a ly…)

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Season Greetings…

December 22, 2006 2 comments

Hi,Wish you and your family Merry X’mas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year Ahead……

Christmas Tree

njoi,
Kurt

A good day for India…

December 19, 2006 2 comments

Hi all,

Yesterday was a good day in the life of many Indians…
I got reasons ppl…

  1. India Won its First ever Test match in SouthAfrica after 1000 years…
  2. Finally Jessica Lall verdict was made…..
  3. Tina-Hussain won Nach Baliye 2….. 😀

Personally i was glad to hear about the Lall case and my happiness knew no bounds when Tina-Hussain won Nach Baliye 2.
(chorus) Naa sharma mere Mahi…., Naa duniya ki fikar kar Nach Baliye…… 😀 😛


njoi,
Kurt

Dooooom Bachaaleee…

December 5, 2006 7 comments

Hi all,

This post is a review about a latest film that hit theatres few weeks back. I happened to watch this movie and I was/am so bugged with it that I decided to write abt it.

The movie abt which am talking here is Dhoom: 2

Abt the movie:
The start of the movie itself is mind blowing. Hrithik (whoz one of the lead protragonists) is shown as Queen of England and then the thief Hrithik comes sky diving and lands on the train (got confused 🙂 , good) and then somehow gets inside the train, steals The Queens Crown dressed as the Queen of England  and then somehow gets out of the train. Once back on the roof of the train, he uses his skateboard (yes, my frenz Skateboard) to fight the Queens Guards. At last he jumps of the train that was all this time was running through a desert. Then he disappears into the desert. He is shown skating on the sand(God only knows how he managed to reach home).


Meanwhile our cops (Jr. AB & Uday) are busy busting a drug racket. The action scenes here are so astounding that they keep you on the edge of your seat (I too was on the edge of the seat, but I was about to fall down laughing).
Summary on the action scenes: – Uday jumps onto the boat with his bike from nowhere – while the goons are going to blow his head off – AB jr. comes out of water where he was hiding all this time (wonder how did he manage to breathe underwater without any Oxygen cylinder) – once out of water, he just cleans house by killing all the goons one by one… phewww its tough being a Cop in Bollywood. 😀

Now after The Great Train Robbery which happened Overseas, we have a Bombshell Cop (read Bips) who has been chasing “Mr. A”(Hrithik’s reel name) for more than 2 yrs and she is still clueless abt Mr. A (from when did our Cops start working on International Assignments). Apparently she joins our city police team (I don’t know for what reason) and they all(read our city police) seem to be interested in this international thief (no idea whatsoever, may be he too has a prize on his head like our Gabbar Singh…). While Bips is giving out details abt Mr. A, our Super Cop (Jr. AB) has deciphered all the actions of Mr. A & also tells other cops tht his next robbery is gonna be in Mumbai. (His brain works faster than a computer).

Now Mr. A successfully robs the diamond from the Museum & gets away with gravity defying stunts, looking @ him (Mr. A) run around with all the gadgets u’ll feel that he had lesser powers in Krrrrrrish… 😀 and more gadgets than James Bond. One of his gadgets is a magnetic field generating glove .How he uses it to get away is a scene in itself . Now the super cop has Plan B in his mind to trap Mr. A, he somehow gets Ash (a.ka. Sunehri) to team up with Fu…nny Guy (yeah tht’s what she calls Mr.A). Ash is working as a Tipper for the Super Cop (Voila! The Super Cop is full of brains…). Now once together they train, plan together for their next ransack. In this process they ……… guess maaro yaaron…. Yes they FALL IN LOVE… hurray hurray.

Now the next 30 minutes or so, we had to guess how the previous scene is related to the present scene. Total Chaos,

  1. In one scene Ash & Mr. A dressed as Dwarfs plan to rob some age-old coins from a museum.
  2. In the next scene computer generated spiders are running all around & this creates panic among the tourists.
  3. They manage to escape by becoming children. (Yes, they are show as kids using computer graphics of course.) But how the hell did they lose their height & weight???
  4. Now Ash ditches Super Cop & joins Mr. A(remember they are in LOVE). Super Cop swears tht he’ll hunt both of them down.
  5. Suddenly you see Ash & Mr. A on a bike and out of nowhere a police Chopper comes in & starts following them.
  6. The things that happen after that can’t be explained in words… My heart bleed watching each scene.

That’s it in the end Super Cop catches Mr. A & Ash as he had promised. Now Mr.A asks Ash to shoot him, coz he doesn’t wanna be caught & as a good Indian girl she obeys her partner’s orders and kills him (Now u’ll think thts the end, rite?? But nope 😦 ). Now the cop leaves Ash & does not arrest her (for some useless reason). The Super Cop has something in his mind & he keeps following Ash & when she finally meets Mr. A (surprise surprise, yeah he’s alive, the bullets were fake) Super cop comes out & spoils their cozy meeting. Now Mr. A has turned into a Saint after he fell in love with Ash & decides to surrender himself & all his loot. But the Super Cop who has a Golden heart leaves Mr. A free & only takes away his “watch” (Yes, the watch had all the data about his loot). Yes this movie has a Happy Ending unlike its predecessor.

I must admit the only saving grace in the whole movie were the chicks “Ash & Bips(I still wonder what was her role??)”, Hrithik & the Body Builder (Uday), his comic timing was good (for a change).


njoi,
Kurt


P.S.: Some inputs were taken from Mr. Snehal who was responsible for booking tickets for me in the first place…

Categories: Misc, social, Whatever

What does RSVP stand for?

November 23, 2006 15 comments

Let’s Clear Up the Confusion

I hope that this week’s tip will benefit hosts and guests alike, because there seems to be a lot of confusion about the meaning of the above term.

Lack of RSVP’s – A Growing Problem

I hear more and more often, and have found in my personal experience, that hosts often do not receive firm indications whether guests plan to attend their parties, even if R.S.V.P. is clearly printed on the invitation. This could mean either one of two things. First it could mean that rudeness is a growing trend in our society. Or, as I would prefer to believe, people no longer understand what the term means. Assuming the best, and that the decline in R.S.V.P.’s can be attributed to ignorance and not rudeness, I will clarify this for the record.

What RSVP Means

The term R.S.V.P. comes from the French expression “répondez s’il vous plaît”, meaning “please respond”. If R.S.V.P. is written on an invitation it means the invited guest must tell the host whether or not they plan to attend the party. It does not mean to respond only if you’re coming, and it does not mean respond only if you’re not coming (the expression “regrets only” is reserved for that instance). It means the host needs a definite head count for the planned event, and needs it by the date specified on the invitation.

For more details : Click Here

njoi,
Kurt 😀

P.S.: For those who dont understand y this post was created.
Please treat it as Just Another Post

Apple Teams Up With Six Airlines to Deliver iPod Integration

November 16, 2006 3 comments

Hi all,

Apple has managed to add yet another feather to its cap.

Apple® today announced it is teaming up with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod® and in-flight entertainment systems. These six airlines will begin offering their passengers iPod seat connections which power and charge their iPods during flight and allow the video content on their iPods to be viewed on the seat back displays.“There is no better traveling companion than an iPod, and now travelers can power their iPods during flight and even watch their iPod movies and TV shows on their seat back displays,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. “We’re excited to work with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to offer iPod users an even better in-flight experience.”

In-flight iPod connectivity will be available to Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United passengers beginning in mid 2007. Additionally, Apple is working with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to bring even more leading airlines in-flight iPod connectivity in the future.

The iPod ecosystem continues to flourish with more than 3,000 accessories made specifically for iPod that range from fashionable cases to speaker systems, and more than 70 percent of 2007-model US automobiles currently offer iPod connectivity.

To know more click here

njoi,
Kurt

Categories: Live Music, Music, social, Whatever

HaPpY ChIlDrEn’S DaY…

November 14, 2006 5 comments

Hi ppl,

Wish you all a very HAPPY CHILDREN’s DAY. Now i dont want comments like, “We are not children anymore”. To which my answer would be “Apne Mata-Pita ke liye tum hameesa bacche hi rahoge” (thanks to our hindi films).

I think we should have a Public Holiday for Children’s Day, coz according to me there’s a child within each one of us. So this day should be reserved for us to have fun & once again be a child.

In some of us its quite active, it can be seen in their behaviour, i mean their Bachkundi harkat 😀 says it all.
In some of us its semi-active, it can seen when you are dining with your friends & the steward serves dessert & ur eyes light up (tht’s when the child in you wakes up & is ready to attack the dessert 🙂 )
In some of us its dead, no its not dead, but u need the right kind of group/ppl to revive it. I really feel sad for this gerne of ppl, but am sure there might not be many in this group

Once again Wish you all a very HAPPY CHILDREN’s DAY…
To know more about Children’s Day click here (thanks to Wikipedia)

njoi,
Kurt