Adopt a healthy Digital Hygiene

  COVID-19 pandemic has been a transformative event in recent history.  The response to this pandemic has altered many aspects of life.  One of them has been our shift towards the digital ecosystem.  Over the last several months, many of us have significantly increased our reliance on various digital tools or apps to maintain our … Read more Adopt a healthy Digital Hygiene

Takeaways from “Switch – when change is hard” by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

“Switch” has been one of my favorite books. This book is deeply insightful on why change is hard and provides a very practical framework for driving change.  Got some time to re-read this book and decided to pen down the key takeaways from this book. Why Change is not easy Intuitively we all recognize effecting … Read more Takeaways from “Switch – when change is hard” by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Boring tasks in Software Engineering? Think again…

We always associate the world of software engineering business with creating magic — by bridging the business needs with technology, by continuously staying at forefront of innovation and by nourishing a culture that put impetus on continuous learning to deliver cutting edge solutions.  These aspects create an aura around this industry and make it an … Read more Boring tasks in Software Engineering? Think again…

How to create a website on your own – Part 2 ( configuring WordPress)

Note: This is part 2 of the post series.  You can access Part 1 here. The next step in creating your website is to configuring WordPress. One of the reasons for WordPress enduring popularity is the flexibility, ease and multitude of options it provides to create a great looking website.  Before we get into the details … Read more How to create a website on your own – Part 2 ( configuring WordPress)

How to create a website on your own – Part 1 (Preparation)

These days, creating a professionally looking website is quite easy.   You do not need any knowledge either on programming or scripting.  At the most,  having an understanding of “Cascading Style sheets” might be a bonus, as this knowledge might help you in customizing the site a bit more. I am listing below the process to … Read more How to create a website on your own – Part 1 (Preparation)

Hampi – Capital of a forgotten Empire.

Can a visit to an archaeological ruins simultaneously make you marvel at the ingenuity of human creativity and lament at the destruction that we can cause due to our bigotry and hatred? If you are looking for such a place –  I would suggest Hampi.  I spent a day amidst the ruins of  Hampi and … Read more Hampi – Capital of a forgotten Empire.

Have always loved this – Thanks Rudyard Kipling

 

I love this poem by Kipling.  Has a great relevance for folks in Tech world.

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.

I let them rest from nine till five,
For I am busy then,
As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
For they are hungry men.
But different folk have different views; 
I know a person small-
She keeps ten million serving-men,
Who get no rest at all!

She sends’em abroad on her own affairs,
From the second she opens her eyes-
One million Hows, two million Wheres,
And seven million Whys! 

— 
Rudyard Kipling

What makes an Engineering organization or team great?

Few days back, one of my friends asked me a very interesting question.  He asked me “How would you define a great Engineering Organization or team”?.   Both of us have spent long years as part of various Software Engineering organizations and hence was very intrigued by this question. We ended up discussing various aspects … Read more What makes an Engineering organization or team great?

What happens when Managers in Software Industry start behaving like Gas Station Supervisors.

Today morning, I had to rush in for an early morning meeting. As my car was running low on gas, I landed up at a gas station early in the morning. It was just the time, when all the gas station attendants had started reporting to work.  Among these, one of the senior guys was the … Read more What happens when Managers in Software Industry start behaving like Gas Station Supervisors.