Friday, October 21, 2016

Side effects of being a geek

Well, your family, friends & near ones have to just bear with you...  here are some side effects of being Awesome geek.
             You tend to be polite, humble & complacent, although you may act with ego certain times, probably because the social situation dictates, you know that you are insignificant in this vast universe, just a tiny spec of dust on this pale blue dot & you may go out of existence anytime

You keep networking with people who are exactly similar to you.

One of your worst nightmares is loosing all your data, so you take back up of your backup.. Ufff it has to stop at some level.

You tend to imagine living with your imaginary girlfriend.

Your family keeps asking you to loose weight, you just throw all such suggestions out of window, & you are happy to be on the couch.

You tend to keep away from people who are in leadership roles, probably fear that they may control you.

You strive for perfection, making lives of other miserable sometimes, sometimes developing OCD's - Obsessive Compulsive disorder.

You tend to dislike discussing about facts & figures, you like to brainstorm on bigger ideas, solve bigger problems.

What new qualities have you developed by being a geek?  Do let me know in the comments section. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nerd is the new trend


           Well, Nerd is the new Sexy, the topic of post being different just to keep the keen eyes of SEO away from my blog. With fast paced technology changes & jobs, the trend these days is shifting towards a greater percentage of work getting done on the computers, online or offline. Smartphones are like miniature computers invading our bedrooms & bathrooms as well. Actually many people just don't mind being plugged into a wall, away from the disturbances and outside real life events. The new algorithms, the new challenges in security, automation in various industries like manufacturing, monitor & control in various industries have led to more people move towards being nerdy - fashionably. A sitcom like Big Bang Theory is a hit worldwide not just in few countries. Many people like the show, although many may not admit that openly.

Here are the typical characteristics of being a nerd, well this is my opinion & limited to my experiences & my friends circle, my travel across couple of countries. But I guess you may relate to few of them.

You are a nerd if you watch mind fuck movies like Matrix, Inception, Primer, Donnie Darko, Triangle, Interstellar, Prestige, Momento etc. Nolan is one of your favorite directors, you wonder why there aren't enough such movies.

You keep an eye on hacking stuff, optimizing the existing stuff, like trying to improvise everything around you. Keen eye on incremental design changes.

You become excited & happy by associating the mundane everyday things with science /movie/comics concepts like when you see the number 42- probably you & your partner knows about that smile on your face. For those of you who don't know - 42 is ultimate answer to life universe & everything else- from the Hitchhikers guide to galaxy. Do read the book if you haven't already.

Your secretly wish something spectacular event like supernova, or reception of a message from outer space should happen in your lifetime, the events which are really unlikely to happen in next 100 yrs or so. In fact you have a secret bucket list of weird things to do like see auroras or visit strange phenomenon across the globe.

You are a nerd if you have watched movies like Matrix like for 5 times, trying to figure out each & every line. secretly feeling that you were the one or hoping that matrix should be true. There is theory in fact which suggests our lives are nothing more but an simulation. How depressing !

Religiously watched Big Bang Theory, hated Sheldon in public, but secretly admired him even a part of you wants to be like him, if not entirely annoying.

You don't have time to watch all the great movies or read popular books, so you just read the spoilers & move on.

You actually sat down with pencil & paper & drew the timelines of time travel movies.

You start thinking sideways or out of the box without grasping an interesting concept completely, imagining the most bizarre of the things related to it.

You have a sarcastic perspective towards things, not necessarily negative or depressing which you don't want to think sometimes.

You can quantify KLOC easily, rather than those rarely used units of measure like gallons or pounds.

You may like computer games, but you look for something more like learning or brain games etc or you use them to relax like others.

What in your opinion makes one nerdy ?

Well, there are side effects of being a geek, but that's a separate post - click here.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Maggi : The two minute affair


As I found the last packet of Maggi in home, I was delighted inspite all the claims of Maggi containing lead & MSG- harmful substances, I couldn't resist the desire to give a proper good bye hug by savoring it plateful & paying full attention without watching TV. These were the thoughts that ran across my mind while enjoying the last plate of Maggi. :

     OK baby we will do it one more time, the world need not know, just for the old times sake we need to do it one last time, for the thrill in it.

        We ate Maggi when we were hungry in middle of night, in hostel when nothing was available & this was the only food which used to bring excitement & joy. In outings & trips where the conventional food doesn't get transported easily. We enjoyed Maggi when we were desperately hungry when there was nothing in stomach or after cooking experiment failed. This was the plan B in case your newly learnt dish turns out bad. This was backup plan for newly weds. There are jokes on net that 90 percent of women removed Maggi as their cooking skill after this ban happened.

        But on a serious note, we need to wake up to understand the ingredients in the foods we eat. This Maggi was clearly the case of nestle under reacting & Govt overreacting. But we should react appropriately to other food stuffs we consume. How many of us care to bother the ingredients mentioned on the food stuffs ? There are so many local & international companies making & selling products which are not quality checked. There are local delicacies which are consumed from many years or even generations. What about them  ? I suggest govt & the food committees do at-least top 100 food stuffs quality checks first, then the later can follow.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The hidden risk

This post has been published by me as a part of Blog-a-Ton 55; the fifty-fifth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. In association with ​Rashmi Kumar, the author of Hooked, Lined and Single and Jyoti Arora, the author of Lemon Girl.
55-Fiction attempt for Blog-a-ton 55.

       Aakansha went out in the rain to cry pretending to get the clothes. Life had become too mundane, too predictable, taking care of her family. She was ambitious, she wanted to see the world, had so many great ideas. She thought there is danger in taking risks, more in not taking & getting bored too.

P.S : Sometimes there is bigger storm within leading to rain of tears.

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