Yet Another Software Junk | മറ്റൊരു പാഴ്‌ജന്മം

If I were Thomas Alva Edison, you might be still in Darkness.

Current Status:


Day 17: Yeah it 'was' 'that' day!!

Called the agent.
His colleague took the phone and said he was on leave.
Remember his colleague says ..he is on leave ..through his mobile !!! (Airtel Magic)
Evening : the agent called me back.
He said that he will be coming to my flat with the telephone.
Another Airtel Magic; The employee on leave is working!!!

Finally got the connection. is not broadband but :-(
Just Airtel land line connection !!!

Yeah but he didn't forgot to give me promise that he will bring the modem that day night.
(May be modem was so heavy to bring along with the phone!!!)

Day 18, 19: Escape from Airtel mania ..I was on home...lucky me

Day 20:
I decided not to call Airtel this day. Lets check whether they call me or not.
Surprisingly I got an email from Airtel : "welcome to Airtel family" (another Airtel Magic)
Reply : "which family? for what ? I didn't get your broadband connection yet"

Aahaa no phone call any way!! what a service!

Day 21: It is for me. So I should took care myself. I made a call to that junk guy.
Want to see another Airtel magic !!!

I got a reply like this... "hello ... who is speaking? "
Eda paavi 'you' don't know me? I am the same person who is calling you 4 times everyday for last two weeks!!!

Of course he promised me that I'll be getting their great DSL connection the same day. poor me; waiting for it for the whole day.

"hello Hello..."
1st try... 2nd try ... 3rd try...
The first time in my life I started hating AR Rahman for his Airtel music. Whenever I call these junks I get the same tune.

Finally got another sales guy... after hearing my story he gave some manager's number ..he called up one of his PL and checked my database. found that my sales agent is belongs to another manager. he connected the respective PL.

He said a lot of sorry + 'I' understand+ I'll correct + I'll send.
And he requested for time till next day 4PM.
yes granted ..whatelse I can do?

Day 22:

6PM : no calls yet

8PM : I made a call to that project Lead;

again promises… sorry… etc…

എന്തിനധികം പറയാന്‍ ...അവസാനം എന്റെ റൂമ്മില്‍ ഇന്റെര്‍ നെറ്റ് ഉണ്ടായി.

22 days around the Airtel world !!!

Day 1: Submitted the application through an Airtel sales guy.
Day 2: Waiting for Day 5 to use “The Great Airtel” Broadband connection.
Day 3: count down 2
Day 4: count down 1
Day 5: count down 0.
Where is the connection? Ok… lets call them.
He said that my address proof was not complete
(What the hell he was doing for the past two days... I wonder)
Handed over BSNL postpaid bill.

Day 6: A call from Airtel.
Application/Address Verification done.
Assigned the phone number. Oh.. So fast.

Day 7: A call from the same sales guy; said my BSNL bill was old.
(what he was looking for while I handed over the bill? )
[a query appeared in masala-mail-group in the company about airtel.
Suggested this agent’s number.(I feel sorry now; his “Day-1” started)]

Day 8: collected the complete rental agreement.
Where is he? Nobody there to collect it.

Day 9: Hello Hello…ohh man ..pick up the phone.

Day 10: Let’s try from somebody else’s phone.
He picked up the phone and wondered hearing my voice.
Claimed he was on leave.
He came and collected the "address proof" . I didn’t bother to ask him the purpose of this one
after verification is already done.

Day 11. Where are the wiring guys as he promised the previous day ?
Try to reach him. No answer. 1…2…3…4…calls. No reply.
Day 12:
1..2…3…..4……5……6……calls. No reply.
Got a call from him; said that the Airtel DP box in my building has 6 connections
and 3 were already assigned.
Why can’t he assign 4th one to me?
That’s the problem … he said that the box is not working!!!
Ahhh… what the other 3 persons are doing then.

Days 13; he promised he will send the person today.

Day 14: 1…2…3… calls.. No reply

Day 15: Already fed up; or I forgot to call him after giving endless tries.

Days 16: He called; send the wiring person. 2 and half hours wiring works.
(unlike what he said it is a matter of 1 hour).
Still no Telephone modem. What to do with just wires? To hang myself to death?

Day 17: yeah it is today.

By a frustrated Future Airtel user.
PS: My first Business with Airtel !!!

Part II => Airtel Magic.

I was searching for a reason ..why India is not progressing towards ‘developed’ country!!

It didn’t take much time to get an answer. Yeah it is in my blood too. Laziness !!!

Indians are bright, intelligent, educated and Indian economy is fairly good shape. Still one thing is missing “Hardwork” I am not expecting people to work for the nation. But why can’t they work for themselves?!

In the software industry, engineers are aware of the health problems ahead in their life. I don’t think that an IT engineer can lead a normal/trouble free life after 35. Everyone knows the importance of regular exercise. Still you won’t see much people in Gym, outdoor/indoor games, Yoga etc.

The common reason is ..”I don’t have time to do all these”. [a very good reason to hide their laziness] Yeah they have to work in the night/overtime. They forget that they are missing their life itself for ‘money’. Noone ever gets this life back with the money they have earned.

At least Be selfish !!! Don’t wait others to do your work. You can not buy health with your wealth. So spend a bit time to stretch your body.

All mallus are familiar with a saying

“സമ്പത്തു കാലത്തു തൈ പത്തു നട്ടാല്‍
ആപത്തു കാലത്തു കാ പത്തു തിന്നാം.”

Apply it in the same in health too.

Yes invest something in your fitness now.
You may breathe well in your old age.

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വിവിധ തരം bug കളെ പറ്റി ഒരു അവലോകനം.

ക്ഷത്രിയന്‍ ബഗുകള്‍.
"ക്ഷത്രിയന് സാവു കടയ്യാത്" - വിജയകാന്ത്, തമിഴ് സിനിമാനടന്‍.

വളരെ അപൂര്‍വമായി കണ്ടുവരുന്ന ശക്തികൂടിയ ഇനങ്ങളാണിവ. ഒരിക്കല്‍ system ത്തില്‍ കടന്നു കൂടിയാല്‍ പിന്നെ ഇവറ്റകളെ തല്ലിപുറത്താകാന്‍ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടാണ്. ഒരു തരത്തില്‍ അല്ലെങ്കില്‍ മറ്റൊരു തരത്തില്‍ അവറ്റകള്‍ പൊങ്ങി വരും. മിക്കവാറും അതിന്റെ പുറത്തു work ചെയ്യുന്ന എഞ്ചിനിയറുടെ വാര്‍ഷിക appraisal ഇവറ്റകള്‍ കാരണം കുത്തനെ താഴെ പോകാന്‍ സാധ്യതയുണ്ട്.

സദാം ബഗുകള്‍
ഇവരും ഭയങ്കരന്മാരണ്. ഒരു വ്യത്യാസം മാത്രം. ഇവരെ കൊല്ലേണ്ട വിധം എല്ലാ ബുഷ്-കള്‍ക്കും അറിയാം. പക്ഷെ അവരെ തൊട്ടാല്‍ തൊടുന്നവന്‍ വിവരം അറിയും. അതുവരെ മാന്യന്മാരയിരുന്ന ഒരു പറ്റം bugകളുടെ ആക്രമണം പേടിച്ച്... "ഇപ്പൊ കൊല്ലും... കൊല്ലാന്‍ പോവുകയാണ്" എന്ന പല്ലവി ആവര്‍ത്തിച്ചു കൊണ്ടിരിക്കും. ഇതു Manager മാരെ തൃപ്തിപെടുത്താന്‍ ഉതകുന്നതായതിനാല്‍ പല engineer മാരും ഈ വഴിക്കു പൊതുവെ രക്ഷപെടാറുണ്ട്. വിദഗ്ദഭാഷയില്‍ {Technically speeking} ഈ ബഗിനെ close ചെയ്തു എന്നു പറയും.

ചാവേര്‍ ബഗുകള്‍
ഇവര്‍ പ്രത്യക്ഷപെട്ടാല്‍ engineer റുടെ തലയെടുക്കാനുള്ള ഭാവമായിരിക്കും. CAP case എന്ന ഓമനപേരില്‍ ഒരു report number ഇവര്‍ക്കുണ്ടാവും. CAP case എന്നു പറഞ്ഞാല്‍ engineer രുടെ 'തൊപ്പി' തെറിക്കാവുന്ന case എന്നര്‍ത്ഥം.ഗതി കെട്ടാല്‍ ഇവരെ hardware issue ആയി പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ച് ഒഴിവാക്കുന്നതാണ് സ്വതവേ കണ്ടു വരുന്ന ഒരു പ്രവണത.

അഭിമാന ബഗുകള്‍.
ചില ബഗുകള്‍ അങ്ങിനെയാണ്. അഭിമാനം പണയപ്പെടുത്താന്‍ ഇവര്‍ തയ്യാറല്ല. ആദ്യം അവറ്റകള്‍ തന്നെ ശരിപ്പെടുത്താന്‍ നിയോഗിച്ചിട്ടുള്ള engineer രുടെ പേരു നോക്കും. engineer രെ ഇഷ്ടപെടാത്തതു കൊണ്ടോ എന്തോ അവര്‍ സ്വയം അങ്ങു തൂങ്ങി ചാവും. ഇതു അതേ പടി manager റോട് പറയാനുള്ള നാണക്കേടു കൊണ്ട് ..."ഓ ആ ബഗ് unreproducible അയിരുന്നു" എന്നു കാച്ചും.

ഓല പാമ്പുകള്‍.
വരുന്ന വരുവു കണ്ടാ തോന്നും ഇവന്‍ മൂര്‍ഖന്റെ അടുത്ത ബന്ധുവാണെന്നു. അടുത്തെത്തി കഴിഞ്ഞാലാണു മനസിലാവുക ഇതു വെറും ഓല പാമ്പാണെനന്‍. ഉടനെ തന്നെ അതിനെ ചുള്ളി കമ്പ് കൊണ്ട് തല്ലി കൊല്ലും. Junk ചെയ്യുമെന്ന്.

മച്ചാന്‍ ബഗുകള്‍
ചില ബഗുകള്‍ അങ്ങിനെയാണു. മച്ചാന്‍ മച്ചാന്മാരാണ്. ഒരാളെ കുഴിച്ചു മൂടാന്‍ സാധിച്ചാല്‍ മറ്റവന്‍ താനേ കീഴടങ്ങും. ഇവര്‍ Duplicate bugs ആണെന്നും ചില വിദഗ്ദ പക്ഷവുമുണ്ട്.

അടികുറിപ്പ്: ഈ ബ്ലോഗ് അടിച്ചുകയറ്റി കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നതിനിടയില്‍ വീട്ടില്‍ നിന്നു ഫോണ്‍ !!!
"എടാ ഞാന്‍ ഒരു 'പേരുവിവരപട്ടിക' അയച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. നിനക്കു താത്പര്യം തോന്നുന്ന പെണ്ണിന്റെ പേര്‍ പെട്ടന്നു തന്നെ എന്നെ അറിയിക്ക്. ഞാന്‍ പെണ്ണിന്റെ വീട്ടുകാരുമായി ആലോചിക്കാം !!"
ആഹാ... എന്റെ ജീവിതത്തിലേക്കുള്ള ബഗ് തിരഞ്ഞെടുക്കാന്‍ ഒരു കനകാവവസരം !!!

Have you ever watched a movie 4 times at a stretch in 24 hours? I did.

DCH was the last one I watched in such a passion (First two were Manichithrathazhu and DDLJ)
And one dialog stuck in my mind is…
“apna bag pack kar. Mein sid ke saath khadi me thera inthezaar karronga”

We - Myself, Bijoy, Melvin, and Vikas couldn’t think much to plan a Goa trip the moment we saw the movie. But we landed up in different parts of the country after passing out from the college. Palakad, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. We never happenened to see together for 4 years after our graduation.

Now we three are in Chennai and one in Bangalore. So our heart were beating fast as the Deepavali long weekend was approaching. By character, my classmates were already put name to us. Nobody ever took time to name Vikas as sameer. And our the main headache was to arrange truck for his return trip… :-)

Suddenly, the plan was changed with a happy news …Vikas got engaged with Roshni on Deepavali Sunday. So we cancelled the truck booked for him.!!! And Anoop joined us.

Needn’t tell much about Goa. But a few things to point out.

Goa is a place very much like Kerala with Beautiful beaches. And never miss Palolem beach.

Sun, Sand and plenty of Skin !!! what else you want? The sunset @ Palolem is an extraordinary one. Also you will get a fairly good sun rise too !!! (Palolam is a curved beach). You may live in shack which is facing the beach. What about a ride in fisher men boat to see Dolphin island, Butterfly Island and Honeymoon beach? Oh… you want to fish? Get up early and go with them. Only your laziness to wakeup early will be there to block you!!!

Remember one thing. Don’t be in hurry. Everything is slow there. Surprisingly I took 2 and half hours to finish a scoop of rice!!! (my min speed to have a full meals is just 10min). It is very nice to enjoy the shore with a cool sea breeze on your hair. No wonder why these story writers are spending their time with sea. But for us reason might be different. Put a cooling glass to hide the moments of your eyes and simply sit down there. You will never aware about the time machine :-)
where is she going >>>

Foreigners are less complex than what we think. They just say “Hi How are you” unlike we keep our face serious. They wear two pieces while relaxing in sand is just to differentiate their skin with sand. Otherwise ‘bloody Indians’ might walk over them. Sorry the bloody Indians attitude is not from them. It is common in the restaurants. Only Indians could think like so!!!

Frankly I got a bit bored up with Goa. May be because of two reasons.
1) I don’t have any girl friend or spouse or whatever.
2) I was already relaxed. In the sense my work rarely demands busy schedule.

In short, Do not plan Goa trip much before. Are you held up with some dirty job? Did you finish any hell release? wanna some peace of mind?

Yes that is the right time to fly Goa. Don’t forget to call your girl friend too :-)