Childhood

Oh my childhood, could dream more than I do today

Ristair Corporation, Mau Creations, Ensigma Incorporation, Fonix Inc., and Deliti Education, and few more, were the ventures I wanted to build. Some in competition with Google’s search engine, some with an art and creativeness within, some with logic and business, some with Electronic components, and some with education-for-all in mind. So many dreams. One small kid.
But this is India. Your school teaches you no more than the age old textbooks; rather – chapters are skipped even from those textbooks based on time left for the exam. That’s the Indian education.
You learn no thing about real application of the education, what industry is, what world is, what people in US currently are working on, and what Indians are still doing. What we learnt? What everyone did in the past.
Science? Yeah, we did that too. We did a lot of theory. But we never made water, even if its as simple as H2O.
Sports? Eh? What’s that? We don’t study in an International school, so we probably have never heard that (just to point). Indoor yearly one small indoor basketball match (yeah, just stand below the basket and pour the ball).

In short, even with dreams, and goals, and talent, you really can’t make it up because you “actually” don’t know how do you utilize what you posses, and all you have is responsibilities of an Indian culture, family.

And I’m here today, as a normal employee (yet). But ofcourse, I’m not loosing hope. I’ll be back soon (Hopes), and with a bang.

An era of Carl zeiss phones

There were those days when mobile was still new for us. When mobile was still an excitement for us, a new and growing technology, a better medium of communication, and a lot of things that it could do.
And there was the camera when it was introduced in a mobile phone, everyone went crazy about it. You know more had to carry your rucksack sized backpacks with the camera and battery and everything else to cover and care them, because cameras weren’t any cheap accessories back then, nor are they today. And so having them in a portable “mobile” mobile phone, was just crazy, and awesome.
With time, there were many a phones with cameras, and then it was more about the camera then the mobile phone. As I say –

A phone memory is actually useless if it can’t store good memories.

And then happened Carl Zeiss. Making good memories. (Ofcourse not as good as today but it was a big and royal deal back in those days). When we went shopping for a good mobile phone, we used to breathe the device in an out, ie. from specs to looks. And once we have a device or two selected, we see – IF IT HAD A CARL ZEISS.

I liked to do things properly, even as a kid

An old note I found today for implementing a secured period subscription  functionality in one of my softwares

An old note I found today for implementing a secured period subscription functionality in one of my software

I was always like that. And still I’m, the same. I just don’t like to do things improperly. Eeven if there’s something random, I like to plan it, understand it, and do it nicely. Such that it looks good, works good, and is strong enough to even handle some surrounding issues that can be scoped in.

Like in this image above, it’s one of the pseudo code I wrote for myself, to plan and implement a robust and secured subscription functionality in one of my software product – OptiManager.
Subscription functionality might sound simple – periodic, but what if it is misused? if it isn’t implemented properly, people might end up hacking it easily and using copies of it freely. Specially in a case where you can’t handle every customer sitting on a desktop some miles away from you. Plus, desktop software always had this security problem, and all the extra troubles because you couldn’t access them remotely, like in web applications.