Sunday, May 27, 2012

~ Steve Jobs on Connecting the dots ~

Steve P Jobs - The man who wasn't perfect, but delivered near perfection in all his work.

"If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life  - Steve Jobs

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

~ Do you torrent? ~

Mr Sherlock started it. I hope and wish season 3 is aired on BBC entertainment in India, so that I don't torrent it and be labelled a thief who steals digital content ;)

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Here is Google Insights on Torrent, US, UK, India, France -

Also, people do stream paid-content off web for free. Does that entitle to stealing as well? Just asking. Let me know what you think of it.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

~ Getting things done ~

Over the past 2 months I have kind of moulded myself into work mode. 9+ hours of work and no distraction. The partial reason to that would be there was too much on my plate which hardly gave me any scope for getting distracted. Another reason could also be, given the fact of living in different timezone (CST); most of the active social activity spike (FB, Twitter) would have passed by without much attention.

Prior to 2 months, the likely distractions were from the - Twitter, Verge, TechCrunch - for every 30 mins. Now even though 'm back in the IST zone, the distraction levels haven't got the better of me so far :)

The reason still could be due to the fact there are lots of interesting things to be done @ work and can hardly spare time for the enigmatic sites. However, I do use Path frequently than before, which isn't disruptive :P

For those who are planning to reform their habits and getting things done, here is an interesting illustration on how to increase your focus for GTD from Yumi Sakugawa.

Illustration copyrights held by Yumi Sakugawa & Wonderhowto. She has some great illustrations, do visit her website for more.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

~ EPL 2012 ~

For the 14 years of watching EPL, I have never seen the frantic last day of business in the league. There is lot at stake for the two Manchester clubs. Manchester United would like to retain the title; where as Manchester City would like to be crowned as the New Champions of English football.

Elsewhere the battle to finish on sweet 3rd place just got bigger between Arsenal, Tottenham & Newcastle. All the three clubs need a win to stay in the next season's Champions League. To end the season with 3rd place is more crucial, as Chelsea controls the destiny of the 4th spot for Champions League as of today.

If Chelsea win the Champions League against Bayer Munich next week at Munich. Then they automatically qualify for the next season, despite finishing outside the top 4 positions in the EPL.

Common Gunners give it a good fight and let's end the season with a 3rd place finish.

Friday, May 11, 2012

~ Attachment Parenting ~

I happened to stumble upon a tweet which took me to this article. Initially I thought this must be an hoax, so I googled on Time magazine and finally found out that the real cover for Time's May 21 Cover is hard to be ignored.

It was odd to understand what exactly the title & the photograph tried to portray - "Are you Mom enough?" Read the article and came across this concept called 'Attachment Parenting'.

My two cents, on the so called 'Attachment Parenting' -

  • Breast feeding is a natural form of food intake for infants by a mother
  • There is a time where this natural process evolves to a different form of food intake
  • This change is brought about by parents especially a mother who is the first teacher to many things in life
  • Mother of-course has a lot of attachments to their kids however old we grow. That doesn't mean you create this attachment and raise like this

I don't believe in the artificial attachment create by a mother towards their kids. Sorry, I haven't read the book 'The Baby Book' by Dr Bill Sears who has been the author of 'Attachment Parenting'. If anyone of you have read about this, do let me know the benefits of raising your kids this way.

Would like to know what are your thoughts on this subject?  

Update: A natural age of weaning