Monthly Archives: September 2009

Why am i so irritated?

I have noticed myself getting very agitated and irritated over the last few days and the same is generally at work. But its not work that i am getting at. My work i love, it is everything around it that i am getting hyper about.

Evening brought some calm, but not before the usual getting hyper during the afternoon.

Around evening i was asking myself. What is so important that i am losing sleep over. Probably there is not. I also remembered a friend once telling me, if you do not do it would everything just shut down. Just then i remembered someone saying, β€œif there is 5 days up and down what is the problem” No there is no problem, its just that why wait for 5 days if you can close it down now.

Well i have thought.

Starting tomorrow morning, my work is all that is for me. Everyone else has to wait in line

Concentration levels have to go up way up.

Yes there is a lot of static that i do not need to hear, so i do need to hear and that is understood. I am not your friend. Am a co-worker lets keep it that way

Before making an opinion wait for 5 seconds and then say it, may be i would find a better way to put it.

Work for 5 days so 5 days do not think about anything other than work for the 8 hours there. Post that no thinking about it.

Primary responsibility is to my head and my heart, everything is second.

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Configuring 24Online Client on Linux

Its really great to have a Linux client, more from a learning initiative as showing off to the buddies on how geek are you since there are too many Linux geeks out there. Anyways i had huge trouble in configuring the client. The main reason being am on a dual boot and i have just one computer so if i need to Google i have to reboot to windows and get the information i require.

Well in Ubuntu 9.04 the network connections link is broken, if you get online you might get an update but till then you cannot use the network connections at all

You need to get your hands dirty by opening the interfaces file in the /etc/ directory.

Here are the steps i had to do, well they are spread over a few days due to lack of time and everything else including laziness.

  • from your windows side download the linux client from the server, this is the easier part.
  • Setup your ip by getting to /etc/interfaces file.

gksudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

auto eth0:1
iface eth0:1 inet static
address 192.168.1.60
netmask 255.255.255.0
network x.x.x.x
broadcast x.x.x.x
gateway x.x.x.x

Reason for gksudo is that it is a better known practice to using sudo to open graphical editors

  • Now Restart your networking service by running sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
  • Now setup the DNS, note in the windows ip address entering place the dns is at the same place not in ubuntu though

     

    sudo vi /etc/resolv.conf

     

  • now copy the installer tar to the home directory and run $ tar -zxvf CyberoamLinuxClient.tar.gz
  • Then post getting inside the directory by running cd crclient <enter>; run ./crclient –s
  • then ./crclient –u

  • You are there πŸ™‚

Time to be 28

In about 2 weeks i become 28, well like Joey says when he finds out he has turned 30 ‘why god why ‘ well cant do anything with it right so why not just enjoy it. Don’t i become wiser by age πŸ™‚ well they told me so.:)

well to all who think i deserve a present πŸ™‚ here is a wish list you might want to see before you run to the nearest store to get it.

  1. Iphone 3GS
    2. HTC magic
    3. Fender Stratocaster guitar
    4. A one way ticket to Canada.
    5. Manchester united jersey.

Whats Happening

Well am trying a old concept well am just trying to ignore everything and go about just doing my work and not get rattled by anything. At work specifically, I believe in doing something that is right, sometimes it may not be as the process says but time requires it so take a call, i do that and then get into trouble. Why becuase i need to wait till a proper process is to be followed.

So thats the end to it. Am not doing that again.

rat-a-TAT

TAT – Turn around time, have you heard it before? Am sure you would have, i hear it every time from the operations guys when they call me for some calls that are going to bust their tat’s et all. Some times i can help them some times i can. There are now a days when its is not supposed to be my job role (so am told) but that is another story.

I ask though another question. Why is this TAT, and why does it grow shorter every time. Am sure someone did a six sigma or time and motion study or some other course in this field and came up with this. I ask did you ask the customer on that TAT. Did you also factor quality in it?. Your answer might surprise you.

I believe in the concept, “Do it right first time” , just no reworks pls, It takes time and generally am able to get that from my users because they and i understand quality work requires time and effort. So why are these TAT’s so small and why is not quality an integral part of it. Quality never comes without a price and it is a worthy price to pay, but never in the short run, because it is always a loss. Plus the customer demands quality, generally he does not expect speed. If you send the customer sometime a few hours or a day later, believe me i do not think he/she would have a problem. Regardless of the commodity/service, the very fact the customer will get quality will make him give in to you.

Somehow this is very apparent as common sense but as they say common sense is not that common.

Why? i might say? Simple, we want everything in the short run, because as Keynes said, “in the long run we are all dead”. All the economic curves are either flat or smooth curves and we are not there to see it.

i(s)pill-ed and wasted

2 years ago started an Ad campaign for a contraceptive called “ipill”. At those moments thought as a great coming to age ad. Ok the Ad sucked but still the message was delivered at a proper time of the year, remember that time of the year where a lot of things happen πŸ™‚ lol.

Any ways 2 years down the line, i hate everytime the ad comes up which is every few minutes on every freaking channel am surfing, and i do not watch so much TV now a days. Plus the ad sucks so back that you can vomit your own suck. How is that

Hasn’t someone told the damn company why the ad aint worth running. The ad never was good enuf and then trying to shove it down everyone’s that head and ass just aint happening and it is hard to believe that you cannot make good ad’s cuz Vodafone and airtel just made 2 of them and they are awesome.

Please do not hurt ur own sales because ur ad department cannot make more than half an ad. Re-Running it in my head a zillion time over does not make matters any good.