A comic strip spoofing the movie. I watched it today & here are my learnings:
1. Directors should have their offices on the ground floor.
2. Engineers are in serious need of a suicide hotline.
3. Doctors should always carry a vacuum cleaner with them.
4. If you are an MBA grad working abroad, then don't wait till mid to late 30s to get married, or else your bride may run away to Ladakh to ride a scooter.
5. The Airtel network is better around a remote bridge up north than in the IITB campus & at home in Bangalore.
6. Pencil wood is also flammable in high oxygen environments & so that's another factor to worry about – http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fact-or-fiction-nasa-spen
7. Going green may be good for the environment, but stay away from green chutneys if in a relationship.
'I'm no career counselor but I do know that the job requirements of the Information Age have shifted the way people work and the responsibilities they assume in many undocumented ways.
I don't think human resource departments are especially aware of this shift and, based on panels and sessions I've sat on or listened to, I'm very sure a lot of respected higher-education institutions don't understand it at all. Sadly, a lot of undergrad and graduate business school is still about professors selling the latest edition of their textbook.'
Interesting way to run a store & survive at that
'The shop's front door was shut tight. The little "Will Return At" sign that was attached to it was of no help — its clocklike hands were conspicuously missing.
It was another business day at the Never Open Store.
At a time when vacant storefronts and "For Lease" signs dot Melrose Avenue, Stephanie Mata's tiny shop is doing just fine, thank you.
The Never Open Store is open only when Mata feels like unlocking it and allowing shoppers inside.
Those who do get in are intrigued by the merchandise that fills every cranny of the 245-square-foot shop.'
The current leader will always try to control growth, and thus slit its own throat. Call that Gates' Law, because he both discovered it (as it applied to IBM) and fell victim to it (in his struggle to control the web).
'Using a male pseudonym when you're a woman isn't anything new. Writers have been doing it for centuries. George Eliot, George Sand, Isak Dinesen. Even the Brontë sisters, championed today, wrote as Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell back in their time.
Why did they do it? To have their work accepted, because women weren't supposed to be writers. Their work had a much better chance if their audience didn't have to get over initial skepticism that a woman could write at all, much less do it well.'
Text of a speech Bill Watterson gave at Kenyon College, Gambier Ohio, to the 1990 graduating class. Includes his experiences like painting a copy of Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" from the Sistine Chapel on the ceiling of the dorm room.
'Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac.'
'Twoddler is a prototype that has been created as part of a course on mobile and pervasive computing at Hasselt University, and was designed and implemented for the Innovative and Creative Applications (INCA) 2009 awards.'
'Well, here's my solution to this problem: this is why we have peer review. Average guys with websites can do a lot of amazing things. One thing they cannot do is reveal statistical manipulation in climate-change studies that require a PhD in a related field to understand. So for the time being, my response to any and all further "smoking gun" claims begins with: show me the peer-reviewed journal article demonstrating the error here. Otherwise, you're a crank and this is not a story.
And then I'll probably go ahead and try to investigate the claim and write a blog post about it, because that's my job.'