Updating my Windows Vista

I was recently updating my Windows Vista (yes I still use Windows Vista, don’t ask why) and this is how it went.

Downloading 231 MB of updates — 1 hour

Installing Updates — 3 hours, yes THREE hours

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If software engineers made movies

If software engineers made movies they would be called with a slightly different name —

♦ Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar → Race condition

♦ Ghajini → Memory leak

♦ Chakravyuh → Recursion

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Failure and why it is important

Nobody likes failing. We hate it. We want to succeed both in our professional and personal lives. We want people to appreciate our success and close their eyes if we fail. But that seldom happens. But failures in life are inevitable and important. Yes failures are important. Here are my reasons —

1. If you are failing that means you are taking risks, doing something in which you are not good at. Which in turn means you are learning something new.

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February 27, 2004

“There he is!” shouted one of the boys.

Navin was running from a group of five boys. He still remembered the savage beating he had got last year. He ran past his chemistry laboratory to the staircase and went to first floor of his college building. It was 7PM and there was no soul in sight from whom Navin could ask for help. He saw one of the classrooms open, ran inside it and hid behind the door.

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Operation: Thunderstorm


Based on a true story.

Navin was standing behind a wall to avoid getting hit by gun fire which was coming in every 10-15 seconds. He was now the only surviving member of the elite four-member squad to eliminate a group of terrorists. So far this operation had turned out to be a disaster as three of his teammates had already perished.

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Do it for her

Maggie Simpson

Recently I started watching The Simpsons on Star World. Initially it was just for killing time I had before going to office but after some episodes I really started to enjoy it. And then some days back I saw an episode which has now become my favorite.

For those who don’t know what the show is about, here’s a gist— The Simpsons basically centers around five members of Simpsons family and their daily (hilarious) adventures. The family consists of Homer, his wife Marge, their son Bart and daughters Lisa and Maggie.

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So I called my mobile network operator… Vodatel

Call Center

“Damn it! I never subscribed for this service.” Navin (that’s not me, notice the spelling) said holding his mobile bill. “These guys think that they can take me for a ride.” With this he punched in the complaint only number of Vodatel.

“Welcome to Vodatel. Vodatel me aapka swagat hai. Hindi ke liye ek dabayein. Marathi saathi don daabaa. For English press three.”

Navin pressed three.

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