Sunday, July 19, 2009

Passwords ….Passwords

During the days when I started using internet, it was all exciting to create accounts on various sites! I had actually created E-Mail accounts on various sites Gmail, Yahoo, MSN, Rediffmail, and etc…

But now, I have lost track of almost all of them, except Yahoo and GMail…

I didn’t care much about passwords then… But these days… Lots of Login ID’s and Passwords. At Office – Work station, Intranet portal Login, etc. Then there are a bunch of Net Banking Login & transaction Pwds for each bank. Then…Money control, University Application ID’s and PWD’s and a lot many more… Even for this Blog I have to remember a password for admin entry, statcounter, blog aggregator etc etc...

Never thought I would have to remember these many Passwords! Poor little Brain of mine!:-) It’s already running out of space! Every time I Create a New ID with a New Password, the warning msg “Memory Low! Delete Some Data!!!” appears in front of me!

I use an Excel to sheet to save & track all my Passwords. But the worst thing is, I have to protect the Excel sheet with one more password :-D

The Passwords are chasing me even in my dreams… Yesterday, I had a dream… Everything went Blank, and a window opened up…

And I heard a sweet female voice (An Angel’s Voice, I presume! ) “Enter your Login ID and Password”

I asked “Why?!”

Again, the Voice, “To Enter your Dream World!”

I entered all the Passwords that i had ever used, but nothing worked!
Suddenly a warning Message came across the screen “Your Account has been Locked out. Contact the Administrator!”

என்ன கொடுமை சார் இது!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wedding Bells

I have been getting lots and lots of marriage invitations from colleagues, friends, college/class mates, school friends. Every other day I check my personal email IDs I end up reading marriage invitations from the most expected friends.

Whats amazing the most is I have got more invitations from 83/84 (year of birth) batch guys. I stress guys here because I find a trend guys are getting married at such an early age. Of course there is no standard rule to say that marriageable age for guys is 27 or something.

Sometimes you think early marriages (I mean guys getting married before 25) are mostly love marriages because both will be in same age. But now....most of the marriages I attended are arranged marriages.

During my last vocation, some of my relatives had come to my home to invite us for their daughter’s marriage.

Overheard….."ennum 5-6 months la...enga vettla oru nalla vishiyam nadakanum..." my parents telling to one of them.

My first thought was "Oh are they talking about my marriage...?". My second thought was "Am I really ready for marriage?".

"Paaka arambichirukkom...eppolam nalla ponnu kidaikiradhu roumba kastam " parents continued...

“Nalla Family, Nalla Payan ( oru Vilambaram thaan :D), Nalla Velai, Nalla Pay, … vera enna venum?… Seekirama kalyanathukku koopidunga”, they replied.

I started to laugh! I remember in my very old diaries (nearly 4 years back), I claimed to be be single forever. Its funny to read that.

Its easier to claim to "live blissfully as single till I die..." but reality how far it can be implemented is a tough question for which even I have no answer.

Whatever be the case...whether you have the right age or right financial status to get married, you must have the attitude to accept someone in your life and share your life.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Platforms shops and Pirated Books

I was walking on the roads of T.Nagar ; happened to come across some pirated book shops on the platform. Tons of quality pirated prints of all the famous authors are available for 50 to 60 Rupees, 10 times cheaper than the original print.

Even I was induced to buy one of my favorite author’s. (I also bought one:-) … ) . While returning back to home, few sparks in my mind…

What is the reason for the huge success of these Pirated books ?
I hope the problem is that there is no economics behind pricing of foreign published books in India. Many of these books (published originally) in the US/UK...are quite overpriced for any normal Indian reader. Most sellers (so called legal), fix the Indian price of US published books by multiplying the US$ price with the exchange rate, which is definitely not affordable for our people.

Do you agree these pirated books have increased the number of readers ?
I think so...I can witness many regular visitors to the pirated book shops. Most of them are college students. I feel many of them read books, only because the books are available at the cheap price.They could have stopped reading,if these books are at their orginal price:-).

I’m not in support of pirated books. But it would be great, if the book publishers and retailers realize this and re-consider the price standards on Indian market. This may greatly reduce the book sellers in platforms across the country.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It is Post No: 100…

(BAT, HELMETக்கு பதிலா KEYBOARD, MOUSE வெச்சுட்டு ரெண்டுமூணு ஸ்டில்ஸ் எடுத்துப் பார்த்தேன். எனக்கே சகிக்கல. அதனால நம்ம சச்சின்!)

Yeah!!!! It is post no 100. Incidentally, it’s good to see that the blog has 5250+ Visitors!!!

I was so excited and started to laugh when I saw such a status on the dashboard. There are few souls waiting for a post from me :-). I don’t know how many people read my writing regularly. But I’m sure atleast about 7 guys (Brothers, friends, colleagues and a spl one) would read my posts regularly. Be it good or bad, they always point out the mistakes. I thank them for their feedback and support. It’s been a good amusement/diversion to them and I love being a part of it.

Almost two years ago, first time I heard about the word “blog”. Padmakishore: my ex-colleague and a friend of mine, said he’s got some comments for his post. I was not aware of what exactly a blog nor know what exactly a comment meant :-D. He explained about and introduced the “Blogspot”.

Initally i wrote all kind of posts about Science, Technical Stuff, Movies, Books, Management Articles, Fun & Forward mails :-D…. and lot more. As days roll-on, I wanted some direction & goal for my writing and I choose a theme for my blog as "My Attempt to Write”. Started writing more about My Life and My Thoughts under the tag "It's my Life". Since then, I have stuck to writing posts based on real life incidents, happenings, about people I meet, college days, moments at work, friends and their thoughts.

I thank whole heartedly all those who read and commented in my blogs.I do accept that, at times few posts may not be upto people expectations. Every blog when you write you hope its better than the previous one, but not always you are able to meet your own expectations :-D. After all its fun to write. The fact is that I update my diary quite regularly; keep personal stuffs to diary, and others to the blog.

I hope to continue blogging for some more time with some more interesting stories. Let’s see how far it goes :-D

Keep me tuned with your comments.