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Great I.T company in Chennai

I have tried regular job and I have been a consultant, had my own firms and blah blah. I find one thing common in I.T industry today. employees are simply treated as slaves. They must be worked out so that every praise from the client can be extracted showing off their work. This trend is prevalent in big I.T majors HCL, TCS, CTS, Wipro, Infosys and blah blah.

Many souls have been irrecoverably broken. On one side there is a mental torture from your company. On the other there is a torture from your family, which fails to understand you and forces you to stick with these slave trading majors.

Its not just these big majors,I have had problem with small companies too. In one company called Orxxxin xexxning, where I worked as tech specialist, I was invited into room one day and was said that I never worked for a month. I really walked into the cabin for a constructive meeting, then I was slapped with this ridiculous charges. This made me sleepless for two days and I quit. I am quiet sure if something like God exist, they will spit blood and die. More worst one of my friends called me after I quit and said that they said he did not perform for last one year. He was almost in tears.

In another company that supplies learning products called Exxerxus rightly located in Kilpauk (famous for its mental institute), I encountered a pure psycho. Though the company is not to be blamed, I wonder why they did not reign in on that psycho who would just yell on me for no reason. No wonder souls working under him were miserable. But there I also notice another guy called Suresh who was a excellent peoples man. If its not for him, the team would have disintegrated.

There is a middle and/or top layer in many companies which simply doesn’t work, which simply doesn’t know what technology is, yet its slightly smart enough to realize that it can fill its pockets with money earned by offering tech products and services and those people turn out to be those ghosts spoiling lifes of the people who work there.

What can middle class do? We live month by month. Just one month of no salary and have to make huge adjustments. I gave up. Just gave up in and thought that the team I had under my company was the luckiest. That gave me a little satisfaction. Thankfully people who worked under me reflect to the days under me as bliss. Its the greatest thing I have done in my life. I am very proud and happy about it.

But then. To my joy there is a company which does care for its employees, I just stumbled upon it. Its called Beyond Universe and its sister Inexgames. I teach Ruby on Rails there and know its employees personally. I have met its boss and and he seems to have “don’t push the employee” philosophy. All I have interacted are happy with that company. and I am so happy to be associated with it. Even its peon is happy. I have seen that no where. Not even in the firm I had.

Its boss Mr. Swamy seems to be a great listener. I only hope his philosophy spreads and every boss out there and makes them get a good heart like him. I am so happy to see a pocket among this city of slaves where people explore technology and strive to do things in the way they like.

If you are brilliant mind, try working there. don’t worry about money. You will become some one great. I hope that company stays blowing life into people forever.

 

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Why Nokia and Apple are waste

Nokia (which is nothing but now Microsoft)  and Apple are absolutely waste. This blog discusses why.

Well, Nokia was once phone leader. Almost every phone sold in developing world was Nokia, and it dominated the markets of developed world too. When Nokia made low tech phones, Samsang about 6 years back was rolling out smart phones that was quiet crap, so almost none got Samsung. Samsung had great ideas on how phones should be, but the hardware did not advance much to Samsungs expectations.

Then came Steve Jobs. Though an idiot who must have been hated by his engineers, he had excellent powers of persuasion and believed what he thought was right. Though iPhone and even the iPod were not his idea, he made the world believe it was his. He created mass hysteria, so these devices sold a lot, makers making the parts for it, for example SSD (solid state drives) have to increase production and reduce cost.

With these new devices, apple started to put patents like slide to unlock, ignoring the fact that for thousands of years humans have used door locks that need to slide to be unlocked!!! And those Apple stupids claim it as their own ingenious invention. Never mind, human heard of goat heads got excited and got bought products.

Apples operating system and hardware are proprietary, meaning say you want to tinker with it, like add a chip to iPhone to increase its memory, Apple will sue you or at least make your phone not work. Even if you want to install a software, Apple must know about it.

Google on the other hand does want users to not use Google on phones. Plus since phones and tablets are networked devices, Google wanted them to get connected to its servers all the time so that they can know about you, monitor you and give out best results depending on your activity. For example if you text your friend that you can’t manage your child, Google will pick it up and it will recommend a child psychiatrist or a baby sitter. If Google knows that you have problem with your spouse, it will recommend you a marriage counselor or a divorce lawyer and would collect advertising fees. Google clearly realized that people accessed internet more on handhelds than desktops or laptops. So it created an operating system called Android and gave it away free.

Samsung, HT and other companies took this Android, modified them to their wish and put them on in their phones. Google cleverly made it opensource so that more people started to write software for Android. This ensured that there will be more software available on Android than iPhone or a Windows phone. Apple and Nokia-Microsoft started to tremble, and possible annihilation was on the horizon.

Unable to compete technically and unable to generate ideas that would keep them on market, they bought companies which had stupid patents (similar to slide to unlock) and have formed a consortium called Rockstar alliance along with good for nothing blackberry. Now hey are planning to sue Android phone makers like HTC and Samsung and hope that this irritation will make them stay more longer on the market.

Patents suck, the world need to realize that. Patents stem innovation and competition. Patents serve only huge companies that are unable to compete with little organizations, sue them so that little ones will go bankrupt just fighting the case against big ones. Wonder when humanity will truly take a step against patents?

If you read this blog, please stop buying Nokia or iPhone or any of Apple or Microsoft products (any way none buys a blackberry). These companies are only interested in making money by filling patent suits on innovations that benefit humanity. They want to earn money and retard intellectual progress and freedom of human race.

Buy Android phones or better Ubuntu Phone.

 

 

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300 hits on day one

I Love Ruby 2012 cover

So, I just added loop to Loops section and released my Ruby programming book I Love Ruby yesterday about 5:00 PM Indian Time. You can get it on http://is.gd/ruby_buk . I set the is.gd url shortening service to track it. And the result is this http://is.gd/stats.php?url=ruby_buk , around 300 hits the first day. It baffled me.

Thank you people. Hope you benefit out it. I also thank The Pirate Bay. Without its Ebook section I would have never learned top class Ruby and never been inspired to share my work with the world. This book is absolutely free. Even its source is available. So share it with your friends, modify it, redistribute it.

About the covers

I Know many people in India, and those who haven’t seen a movie or a supermodel or a girl ever in their life have complained about the covers. All I can say to them is this: Stay young.

Whats More

If I have time (the universe is too chaotic to predict anything), I might add meta-programming chapter. Or meta-programming might be woven then and there in the book. Please write the comments about the book to my email mindaslab@gmail.com or join its facebook group https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-love-ruby/172269549451705

 

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Freedom of expression should prevail

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I am quiet dismayed by the fact  that Linux Kernel Mailing List is now intruded by big brother companies and they want it to be kind of moderated. The author here http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/is-it-time-to-restore-civility-to-linux-development.html says he supports it. THE HELL.

First companies like Intel and Nvidia must understand ‘The Hacker Culture’. A hacker is a free person (who thinks he is THE GOD), change his feelings and he might not be as creative as he would be. Yes in mailing lists of open-source software around the world, there are abusive words, hard for newbies to take it in, that’s how it was, and that’s how it will be, and that’s how creative minds works. No secrets, just blunt honesty. If a company or person cannot tolerate it, may it be out of it. None begged them to develop Linux Kernel.

If Intel thinks it has truly got smart people than those who develop the Linux, it must put out its own OS! Thereby proving people who are introverts can build a better OS. Simple.

OR

Hello Intel, if you want a brahmin sugar coated talk, tell your employees to goto a Marketing guys mailing list dominated by MBA’s.

 

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Doug is dead

When I told the news to my colleague sitting near me, who is also an engineer, he got angry and said not to disturb him while he is at work. Possibly he might not been disturbed if I had told him what dress Namitha is wearing for her next film shoot.

 

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Brick and Arrow

 

I am seeing quiet clear pattern in I.T enabled companies. Usually I.T enabled jobs are quiet repetitive, like call centers where they need less thinking. Lets say that a guy starts a call center with 10 employees and his earnings is x rupees. If he scales up and has 20 employees he can hope to earn 2x rupees. That’s simple math.

Its like a prisoner breaking bricks or stone in a prison. You have 10 prisoners and they can break 1500 bricks a day, have 20, they must be able to break 3000 bricks.The brick breaking process is methodological, disciplined and clean.

Now take an archer in a battlefield galloping and aiming his arrows on the enemy. The enemy is no fool. He will be clad in armor having only few weak spots. The archer should be extremely skilled to place his arrows on the right spot. You can’t expect that an archer in 30 minute battle can down 20 people, then he can down forty in an hour of battle.

The movement of an archer in battle will look chaotic, but what looks chaotic is nothing but responding to dynamic changing situation. There is a discipline and skill under what looks to be chaos,

Usually the programmers and engineers in a company will be doing something that hasn’t been done before (by them at the least). Things are new and you are put to find innovative solutions. The behavior of them will look chaotic as they respond unknown unknowns turning into known unknowns which then turn in known knowns. But like an archer the skill they obtained by practice and freedom they have will dictate them to look for an aim and shoot at their target.

The problem I see is many I.T enabled companies are finding it difficult to grasp why the technology team is producing less positive results despite having hardy, skilled people. They must realize that there is a difference between a prisoner breaking bricks and a free and chaotic archer in the battle field.

 

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Google Maps is rocking Internet world once again

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2013 in Technology, Web Tech

 

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