Monday, January 07, 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

New Year & Sagittarus

As the 2008 has started, its time for seeing those Horoscope mails in the inbox. Some with Sun-signs, some with Cards, some based on Numerology. Today I received one similar mail and the below was the description for Sagittarus - suits to me :-) . There was one similar post in past , its fun to read about yourself, people's predictions and all. If i received more such mails and contents will copy it here.

SAGITTARIUS - The Promiscuous One Spontaneous. High appeal. Rare to find. Great when found. Loves being in long relationships. So much love to give. Not one to mess with. Very pretty. Very romantic. Nice to everyone they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly, fun and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you will ever meet! Amazing in the you know where..!!! Not the kind of person you want to mess with- you might end up crying.


खुप दिवसानी मी परत मराठी पुस्तक वाचनाकडे वळलो. परवा "क्रासवर्ड" मध्ये गेलो होतो. तेव्हा अचानक वपुंच्या पुस्तकावर नजर पडली, "रंगपंचमी", माझ्या वाचनात हे पुस्तक कधी आलेच नव्हते. नवीन वर्षाची सुरुवात वपुंनी करायची असे ठरवुन ते विकत घेतले सुद्धा. घरी आल्यावर मात्र बूक रीडिंग करायचा उत्साह गेला, मागील २-३ दिवस झाले काम आणि वैयक्तिक आयुष्यातील घडामोडींमध्ये खुप जास्त गुरपटलो होतो. पण मग काल रात्री ठरवुन पुस्तक वाचायला घेतले. पहिली ५० पाने कधी संपली ते कळलेच नाही. या पुस्तका बद्दल आणी त्यात लिहिल्या लहान-मोठ्या गोष्टीं बद्दल लिहीनच, पण थोड्क्यात त्या पुस्तकाबद्द्ल वपु काय म्ह्नणतात ते त्यांच्याच शब्दात सांगतो

"रंगपंचमी साजरी होते ती त्यातील माणसांच्या उत्साही सहभागामुळे, विविध रंगांच्या उधळणीमुळे.
आयुष्यात वेगवेगळ्या टप्प्यांवर वेगवेगळी माणसे आपल्याला सामील होतात.
आपल्या आयुष्याला बहरायला, फुलायला, रंगबेरंगी करायलाही माणसेच हातभार लावतात; प्रत्येकाचे रंग निराळे,मग हे रंग कधी शहाणपणाचे असतात, कधी वेडेपणाचे,कधी उत्साहाचे; तर कधी नैराश्याचे. त्यांच्या आयुष्यातल्या छोट्या-छोट्या प्रसंगानी सजलेली ही 'रंगपंचमी'
कुठेतरी 'आपल्याही आयुष्यात असं घडलं होतं बरं का' असं म्हणायला लावते.
हसवते, खिन्नता आणते, विचारही करायला लावते."

अजुन बरेच काही लिहिन या पुस्तका बदद्ल, आज इथेच थांबतो.......

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

365 Days @ Symantec Corporation, Pune

How fast days and months passed, one year back when I joined Symantec, I was really not expecting so much from life. In last one year @ Symantec, I learned so many new things, techniques. This particular time span helped me a lot to shape up my career.

Overall I played a role in 2 major releases of SFM product lines with 181 bugs reporting before hand. This brought the reputation in a QA team and a nightmare for one of my developer buddy. Now days whenever I called him, his first line is “What I did wrong this time? J” poor soul…..

Attended many technical events organized by EMC, HP, Dell at various location. Those events helped me to get the insight into servers and storage hardware business. Earlier I used to overlook those things as mere platforms for software to work and to cater the needs. But the technology people are developing to improve the hardware performance, storage capacity and power efficiency is mind blowing. Our educational curriculum in India is not giving much importance to this particular part and India is lagging behind when it comes to hardware manufacturing. Let’s hope that this will change by 2020.

Being a part of startup (Ensim Corporation) and after that at Symantec, those 2 experiences taught me a lot about this overall software industry, business modules and processes. At Ensim my technical growth was horizontal; it was like working and understanding many things at a time and executing them. At Symantec, it’s the time to gain domain specific knowledge and become master.