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Parody[3]: Everytime I code…

This is my third parody…and this time round, I pull the strings on Bryan Adams’s “Everything I do” with my “Everytime I code”…the last two being “Muthu can’t code saala” (of ‘Pappu can’t dance saala’) and “My code will go on…” (of Celine Dion’s “My heart will go on”)!! Enjoy!! 😀

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Look into my code – you will see
Maybe or not – how you wanted it to be
Scratch your head – scribble on your pad
And then you find me when it’ll work no more

Don’t tell me it’s not worth compilin’ for
You can’t tell me it’s not worth runnin’ for
You have no clue
Everytime I code – I bug it for you

Look into the code – you will find
There’re only the bugs that hide
Take them as they are – run the file
I would see it all – I would smile.

Don’t tell me it’s not worth deliverin’ for
I can work on it – if anythin’s to be added on
Ya have no clue
Everytime I code – I bug it for you

There’s no code – like my code
And no other – could give you such code
There’s no bug – unless I put it there
All the time – while in my bay

Oh – you can tell me it’s worth just millions for
I can take it – there’s nothin’ I want more
I would code for you – I’d review for you
Type the document for you – ya I’d deliver for you…

Ya have no clue
Everytime I code – I bug it for you 😀

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Posted by on July 31, 2008 in I~do~such~things

 

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A better way to live!! :)

With no extra baggage you come into this world…
“You were once innocent”, one fine day you’re told!
You understand things, only in the way life wants you to learn…
The whole time you end up compromising, and you actually burn!

Unknowingly you barter your innocence for variety of thoughts…
And in the process start living a programmed life, like that of robots!
Love does come in to keep you in check…
The way you take to it, would result in its build or wreck!

Care as much as you can, but do keep the worries away…
‘Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer’, as they say! 😉
Respect others as much as you would like to be respected…
Practising what you preach, would help you be the one who’s trusted!

To lead a memorable life, you need to live it uncomplicated and straight…
With every little success coming your way, you’d end up loving the wait!
Life’s short, so live it to the maximum that you can…
And when it comes to facing any arduous situation, be a man! 🙂

Well the world won’t stop to turn…
No matter if or not the lost love would return!
There’s no need to worry as you do get what you give…
Live a simple life, coz there’s no other better way to live! 😀

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2008 in Thoughts

 

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Emotional Cocktails!! ;)

I call this the “Emotional Cocktail”…what do you call it?
Have you ever been happy and sad at the same time? Ever been emotionally excited? What do you do then? How do you handle the unusual situation?
This happens to me all the time…and here are some of the instances that happened off-late:

 

Episode #1: Pirated Parody

Well it was my first attempt at writing a parody and when I was done with “Muthu can’t code saala“, I was one satisfied guy. Right on the same day, I posted it here and 2-3 days later I posted it on my internal corporate blog. I was glad to see that my regular readers and a few strangers were impressed with the outcome. The response on my internal blog was, as usual awesome. I was happy with what was happening with my first parody. The following week, I got a forward with subject line as “Pappu can’t code saala”…It was sent to me by a fellow blogger with the matter, “Dude, you are becoming famous….”…the only change in the forward compared to my parody was the renaming of “Muthu” back to “Pappu”…And on reading it, I got to know that it was copied from here (there were minute differences in the versions here and in the internal one)…I was now elated to see that someone liked it so much that they copied it to pass it on to their friends. It was ok with me. So far.
But later that week, as I googled “Pappu can’t code saala”….I was amazed to see 6-7 external blogs that had posted this parody, some posted it as a forward (I was fine with it!!) but 2-3 of them posted it as their creation (now this was not acceptable guys) and the rest just posted it, cos they liked it. On commenting in each blog that posted it, 2-3 of them gave me the credits…2 of them accepted it and said they posted it as a forward, one didn’t respond as well as unapproved my comment and one even asked me for proof that I wrote it. I had not realized that someone would involve in piracy of a parody!!! Phew…
It was indeed an emotional shake cos I was happy at being emulated in one way and very frustrated in another way…

 

Episode #2: Girl on the bus

Last weekend as I was going home to Bangalore I boarded the white electronic board wala AC bus in front of my Chennai house. As I looked around for a seat, I managed to find 2 seats one behind the other empty. As you might know, we have a 2+2 arrangement of seats on our buses, the window seats in both the rows were occupied by girls. Given a choice I would have preferred to sit in the front seat…reasons being two…one the seat was closer to the middle exit door…and two, this gal was prettier!! But instead I opted to go and occupy the seat behind, don’t ask me why.
As I went towards that seat, the gal there suddenly kept the bag she had on her lap bang on the till-then empty seat. Now what could I do when destiny preferred to make a choice on my behalf. So I asked the pretty gal in the front row if I could occupy the seat next to her…she replied with a smile. The optimistic in me took it for an approval and I parked myself next to her. 😛
In my mind, there was this sadness at being shunned by a gal in one case and thrill at being approved by the one I anyways had preferred…an emotional cocktail.

 

Episode #3: Promotional pain

Mid year promotion list was out…My classmate (and a good friend) who had joined my company on the same day as mine, had made it to the next level…but I was still at the same (not that I had expected, but when he got it…I wondered why I didn’t)…So there was I, happy for my dear friend…and sad for myself…
The recent promotion list was out…I made it to the next level (I was more than elated, as I didn’t expect due to loads of peer competition in my domain) but both my roommates (who joined same day as me) who had expected remained at the same level….As I went home that evening, I could not be happy for me….not could I be sad for them…
Both the times, the juices in the mind were emotionally cocktailed.

 

Episode #4: Those could have been mine…

Well…I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when this happened. One noon as I sat in my bay playing with the codes, I got a mail from my classmate. Let me refer to her as Q. This was an unusual mail, as the last time that Q had mailed me was over a year ago inviting me to her marriage (which I did attend). The subject line read “Happy News”, so I opened the mail with all curiosity to find that my beloved classmate Q was now a mother of cute little twin daughters. I was excited and immediately replied a “double congratulatory” mail with a pathetic one-liner “one for each of you”. Period.
Two days later, I got a call, close to mid-night. It was from London, another classmate (who is a very good and close friend) of mine. Let me call him X. It was just a casual call which he did now, then and whenever he needed free advice. Anyways…when X was done with his side of talking, he asked me what’s all happening here in India…So I told him about Q becoming a mother of twin gals. What he uttered, drowned me in an emotional cocktail. I did know, but didn’t realise (then) that X was all hearts and mind over Q during our teenage days and had somehow managed to escape from the unbearable pain by escaping to London over a year ago, almost exactly at the time that she got married.
He uttered, “those could have been mine…”, to no one in particular. I felt like laughing my guts out but had to silently giggle, while at the same time I felt like I shared his pain…so unbearable.

 

Episode #5: The Human Manager

Over a week ago, I suddenly had an unusual stomach pain right before lunch on a thursday…so I took permission from my manager and left for the day. There was slight fever that night which subsided the next day, but left me weak and with body pain. So around 11am that friday, I dialled my manager’s number to let him know that I would not come in for the day. When I called him and cited the reason, he said “Hey thats ok Sreeram, take care…and do let me know if you need anything at all. I would be glad to help you out. But do take care.”. This coming from a senior person who has about 12-15 years of experience came as a pleasant shocker to me. In pain, I was one happy patient.
It did prepare a different cocktail in mind!! 😀

 

Episode #6: Can’t recognize voice

Now this friend of mine usually calls me on my cell from her cell. Let’s call her Z. I happily pick up and say, “Hellllllllllloooooo Z…blah blah…..”
Since she works in my company, she also calls me sometimes on my cell from the office phone (Vnet). And it so happens that whenever she has calls me from the Vnet…I see the number, pick up and:

Me: “Hello….”
Z: “Helllllllllllllllloooooo”
Me: “hmmm…ya…”
Z (now she being in doubt): “Well can I speak to Sreeram?”
Me: “Sreeram here….hmm….Who’s this?”
Z: “Hey Duffer, again you didn’t recognize my voice…its me…Z speaking”
Me (then as usual): “Hellllllllllloooooo Z…blah blah…..”

She calls me from different Vnets to check if I recognize her voice, but the truth is I don’t recognize her voice even if its the same number. If I had not stored her number under her name in my cell, I doubt recognizing her voice too. It does make me feel “oh not again” each time she says “again you didn’t recognize my voice”, but I feel happy that she being the sweet friend that she is…just doesn’t mind these “born-with” antics of mine. Dunno, how I should react…happy or confused? 😉

 

Episode #7: Floater Fiasco

The floaters that I happened to use were about 15 months old and yet in very good condition…but I had got bored wearing the same for that long a period. I was also bored with the brand and design. So I was praying that the floaters would somehow get damaged which would provide me with an opportunity to go-get-a-newer-one.
Last Saturday when I reached Bangalore by the early morning train…I was shocked to see my floaters missing. Someone had flicked it from where I had kept it before boarding on to my upper berth the previous night in Chennai. I was sad over someone having stolen it, and more sad when I realised that I have to make it all the way home on naked foot.
On Sunday, I went to buy a new pair of floaters…and in the showroom, happened to see the same pair which I earlier owned and had got bored. Don’t know what happened, I went ahead and bought the same once and over again. On reaching home, my mind had come back to senses. I was sad and frustrated over having bought the same floaters (design and brand-wise) while at the same time, I was happy over getting myself a new pair. I wore it, and jumped up-n-down for quite sometime…my way of mixing the cocktail in my mind!! 😉

 

Episode #8: Whats-in-a-name?

This friend Z of mine calls me a “Genius” when she’s impressed/happy with me over anything….and then she calls me a “Duffer” when she’s normal. But offlate (latest trend I can call it), she calls me Genius Duffer….totally oxymoronic…Makes me happy and keeps me grounded, both at the same time…I find myself totally in a cocktail!! 😀

 

Episode #9: Face-off

A friend of mine introduced me to her new roommate over lunch sometime last week. Let me call her G. So my friend introduced us as “This is Sreeram…and this is G.”…and over the next 30-40 minutes as we had lunch, we talked on different topics…!!!
On reaching back to my bay, I pinged G over the communicator regarding some matter, only to get a “OMG…you are that blog guy, isn’t it?” reaction.
Now the thing was that during lunch, she had not known that this Sreeram was the same one who blogs and had pinged her….
That left me with a scratchy look on the face….now was I supposed to be Happy or was it the time to go “OMG”….emotional remix altogether!! 😛

 

Episode 10…I guess will happen soon!!! 😉

 

Update: Up there I was guessing about Episode 10 happening soon…but what didn’t realise was that it had already happened until I read Isd‘s comment (first one) here. Thanks to my vacant top floor!! 😉 So here I go:

 

Episode 10: The Dream Seller!!

She was the first stranger who commented on this blog of mine…she was the one who sold dreams…and she responded to me in Hindi…and I was fine with it as I am not challenged when it comes to Hindi…But later as time went by, I got to know that ISD (as I call her) was just learning Hindi (though I found her usage of words flawless) and it was a shock to me when I got to know that she was not an Indian nor had any contacts with India…And how did she learn Hindi? well…by watching SRK movies…I bet I would not be able to learn French or Chinese by watching their movies!! I am happy to find her slowly mastering Hindi, but in awe as to how she must be doing all that!! The mind now whispers “shake those emotions and shout cheers”!! 😉

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2008 in About me, Happens~2~me

 

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Tagged again…quite a candid one…

This is my second tag over here…last one being the 123 book tag, tagged by Sanket…and this time, its Revs who pushed me into getting a little candid with this (self-damaging…a little atleast) tag!! Thanks Ms. Intellect!! 😀

Here I go:

6 whatever’s about me:

1) Inflation being on the higher side or not, fuel prices rising or not, recession approaching or not…just doesn’t matter to this crazy mind that I have. It just keeps running non-stop 24/7…don’t know why.
2) I adore kids, especially baby girls…don’t know why.
3) I dream a lot and interestingly remember each of the dream, but only for a short period of time…don’t know why.
4) I can remember the names of girls from my Kindergarten classes onwards, but when it comes to names of guys I go blank 80% of the time…I don’t wanna know why! 😉
5) I secretly love being the center of attention…but don’t know how to react when I’m one. Same situation applies while being elated…don’t know why.
6) I tend to make friends easily and most of them last long. Some just drift away and I don’t tend to stop them…don’t know why.
5 things I miss right now:

1) Playing chor-police with Mahi (Last played: On the last day of my 2nd grade). I loved being the chor (thief) who never missed an opportunity to get caught by the cute inspector Mahi. 😉
2) Scoring centums in Mathematics (Last scored: In 3rd grade…99 in 10th grade boards came nearest to achieving the dream). More than scoring centum, I loved the envious look on my closest competitor’s face.
3) Going down the Brigade road in Bangalore, bunking college classes just to get a glance our counterparts from the gals college. I loved the innocent flirting that happened, eye-to-eye.
4) Chai (Tea) at Amir-bhai’s theka at my engineering college backgate. I loved the combination of ginger flavoured tea along with high-fat, high-cholestrol half-boiled egg sandwich.
5) The only reason for choosing as well as attending the boring electives. The lady in Red. I just loved being in her vicinity.

10 things I wanna achieve in a decade:

1) Learn to speak technically using the right terminologies and not using the 5th grader grammar English as I tend to do now.
2) Get a post graduate degree.
3) Learn a foreign language…French, Italian or German…as well as an Instrument…Guitar preferrably.
4) Get out of this IT field.
5) Go on a trip to the himalayas at least, if not Switzerland…got to hold fresh snow.
6) Take up writing, professionally.
7) Take part in a marathon.
8) Be well settled in life…financially as well as emotionally.
9) Donate 5-10% of my monthy income…which now is very infrequent and seems impossible.
10) Give more than what I get (be it anything!)…I am trying hard now.

I have already done the 123 book tag so I am skipping it here. I tag the following people:

1) Sanket – Payback time buddy! 😉
2) Isd – My first international tag! pick it up buddy! 😀
3) Sujatha – haha…caught ya again!! :mrgreen:
4) Rahul – Just do it, but in your way! 😉

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2008 in Happens~2~me

 

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Parody[2]: My Code Will Go On…

The previous parody (‘Muthu can’t code saala’) I did was of the song “Pappu can’t dance saala” from the recent movie – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na!!

This parody is of the song “My Heart will go on” sung by Celine Dion for the movie album “Titanic”!! Enjoy! 😀

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Every day in my bay…
I type it, I bug it…
That is how I know it to work on…

Far across the monitor…
With the keyboard between us…
It’s been compiled and run to go on…

Short, long, however it is…
I believe that the code does go on…
Whenever you open the debugger…
You’ll find loads of bugs in there…
But my code will go on and on…

You can debug it one time…
And support for a lifetime…
But can never let go till you’re gone…

Geeky was when I coded it…
With no coffee cup to hold to…
In my life the code will always go on…

Short, long, however it is…
I believe that the code does go on…
Whenever you open the debugger…
You’ll find loads of bugs in there…
But my code will go on and on…

Bugs allover, but there’s nothing to fear…
Cos I know that my code will go on…
They’ll stay forever this way…
The bugs are safe in my code…
And my code will go on and on…and on… 😀

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2008 in I~do~such~things

 

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The END…of life…give a thought!!!

THE END…of life…!!!!

Have any one of you ever thought about how that could be?
Have any one of you ever wondered if that is even possible?

Well its about time I guess…not that you can do anything significant enough to change the situation, but I bet that you would love to be one among those people who prolonged this inevitable process. All you would have to do is educate the people around by making them aware that whatever they are doing these days could unknowingly lead to what could happen in the days to come…Karma…!! Make them aware of the simple situation that if they are doing something wrong, knowingly or unknowingly, then it would be better to think before they do that for their own good as well as the for the betterment of the society.

How many of you have heard about “female infanticide”?
Well…It is just a term which wraps up a lot of things that could end this world by scrapping off life from its surface. Female infanticide is the intentional killing of baby girls due to the preference for male babies for reasons best known to those who are a part of this horrendous act.

As per the 2001 census, there are 927 females for every 1000 males in India as against the world average of 1045 women per 1000 men. And the ratio is slowly getting worse and worser with every passing census. Wanting a male child is generally due to the belief by certain people that females are inherently less worthy (and hence not needed) cos they would anyways leave home and family on getting married. But what they don’t realize as of now is the fact that there won’t be enough females left for each male to settle down in life and keep the flame called “human race” burning. If this continues as it is, some day or the other life will be a perishable entity with just the Adams of the world left behind wondering what to do with their life. Nobody would be there to even offer an Apple. 😉

Given a chance, I would like to blame those educated fools who call themselves doctors and still endup mis-using their licenses to “help” people in knowing the sex of their baby prior to its arrival into this big bad world through sex-determination tests and sonography as well as later in sex-selective abortions!! 😦

Stopping people from doing this filthy act is not going to be easy, but isn’t impossible either. If we want to stop the world from falling apart due to non-existence of any life on it, then each one of us would have to contribute in our own smallest possible manner. Decide now, its not that late…as yet!!! 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2008 in Thoughts

 

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No better job…

One of the searches in my blog stats:

“Aishwarya + “sleeping with” + Amitabh”

Now isn’t this priceless. 😉

ROFL…must be some dumb idiotic genius who couldn’t sleep well or had hearts for Abhishek (and wants him to have a break-up, by hook or crook)! 😀

No guesses from my side though, for this query…who cares if its true or not, whatever it is, we’ll get to know in the “year 2050” as history will speak for itself then!!! 😉

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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