But who is responsible, teachers or students or college?

I am not bragging but i am not happy with our education system. I was out on a recruitment drive 2 weeks back in a so called tier 1 engineering college in Bangalore, India.

I expected these final year computer science students to answer these below mentioned questions on web technology but unfortunately most of them were not.

1. Web caching

2. How web hosting works

3. DNS

4. What are web crawlers how search engine like google works.

5. What are logfiles for, real world use case

6. API : what is it?

7. How internet works

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Who should i blame?

Students: Because they have time to spend on social media but not in understanding these basic technologies?

Teacher:   Because the only task they have is to finish the syllabus?

College/University: For most outdated syllabus or ZERO innovation?

Tell me what do you think?

 

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Interesting Reads #18

 

Sleepless nights for TCS 

TCS is another consultancy firm from India like TCS/Wipro. It was in news that they are firing over 25000 employees, the post looks in details about the truth & how social media made mountain out of mole.

Why We Threw 4 Months of Work in the Trash; or How we Failed at OpenStack

OpenStack is a open source cloud computing project with over 100+ vendors contributing. The project is under safe hands of Openstack foundation. Its a really big project with 6 months release cycle, maintaining documentation is tough, i wrote about the same sometimes back OpenStack Has Its Issues but it’s Worth a Fortune.

Young, gifted and Greek: Generation G – the world’s biggest brain drain

Interesting post on how Greece youngsters are moving out of the country for better job/lifestyle.  We all are aware about the bad shape of Greece economy.

Some people really are better at predicting the future. Here are the traits they have in common

Interesting piece how US agencies hire people for conducting prediction about country/war and others. The post has paper on same & the bottomline is team is one import part of this overall exercise.

How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries

Interesting post by startup founder how traveling made him more productive, it was also cheaper.

Your new Community Manager Hire: 5 Areas to Focus on

Interesting post from Jono, ex-Canonical community manager, where he mentions about the 5 essential needs one should see in a community manager.

 

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Technology as we saw in 2014.

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I know i am little late in posting this, but wiseman said its better late than none. 2014 was year with announcement all around technology.  It had some surprises as well & biggest of all MSFT taking .Net to open source.

  1. Cloud Foundry foundation announced. This announcement will add more value/credibility to overall project. Other vendors/enterprise will happily contribute to it as its no more under Pivotal`s control.
  2. Microsoft open sources .NET core I get a feeling this move is too late, i would still hope if this gets people to Azure platform.
  3. coreOS announces its own container technology.  Its always good to have choice we will see where rocket project goes in 2015.
  4. Docker adds more battery to core
  5. Octablue gets acquired by Citrix Citrix master stroke, this gets their foot inside internet of things, i have high hopes from Octablue project. Let see what happens after the acquisition.
  6. Eucalyptus gets acquired by HP Eucalyptus is dead & HP gets customers for their private cloud.
  7. OpenStack gets more mainstream Even with wide contribution and popularity a lot needs to be worked on especially the networking i.e neutron project.
  8. Microservies We will see more advocates talking about microservices.
  9. Nodejs is forked Let see what we get from the fork & if every other project adopts/supports the fork. It will be interesting project to watch in 2015.
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A driver i met in Bhuj. #faces

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Name: Ganni Bhai

Location: Bhuj, Gujarat

Occupation: Driver

Story: I met Ganni bhai through his brother who picked me from the bus stand and drove me to my hotel on (date) at (time) of the night in Bhuj. Ganni bhai picked me at 9am the next morning for a trip to the white Rann of Kacchh. That was when we started talking.

Ganni bhai has two daughters and he wants to educate them so that they can do well in life. He is also taking care of his father who has been in a coma for over 2 years & stays with him.

His family lost a lot of their assets during the Bhuj earthquake of 2001. Yet Ganni bhai never stopped smiling, which is something that is very rare these days. Those few days that we drove around Bhuj and the Rann, Ganni bhai was my guide and friend. He ensured that I tasted a variety of sweets from Bhuj while providing his terrific company.

We got talking about the state government and Ganni bhai was all praises for Narendra Modi. Modi’s idea of a “Rann Utsav” for the region has attracted a lot of tourists to the city, thus providing a source of livelihood for many like Ganni bhai for those three to four months.

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Here i am for final sign off from Bhuj & Ganni bhai dropping me to bus stand.  If you are planning a trip to Bhuj, Rann of Kacchh let me  know i will give you his number.

 

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Interesting Reads #17

Don’t overestimate the downside of risk
Jason has stated writing blog post on regular basis and this post talks about the anxiety founders go through because of fear. It can be fear of failures, control or anything. The post sums up in an excellent way why it is important to take risk for a better future growth.

 Should You Pay Up for Team or Traction?

Another interesting post focusses on what a angel investors are paying for a team or traction. The conclusion comes out to be traction, it also gives me a feeling keeping your company in bootstrapped mode unless you have your product ready is a best thing to do.

Cloud outages, transparency, and trust

Interesting post from Donnie,  as we are in process of moving most of the workloads on cloud the most most important aspect needed from provider is transparency and honest reason for service disruption.

Startup Rising: Colombia

Interesting post on the emergence of startup ecosystem in Colombia. I get a feeling Chile has a competitor now.

It’s Good To Never Be Good

Another interesting post from James Altucher where is talks about why it is important to try things & less care about failing. As james says “execution is everything”

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Notes from James Altucher, TEDxSanDiego

I am a big follower of James Altucher & yes it has changed my life in a better way. Its a 12 minutes video i would strictly recommend everyone to watch the same.

I have made a super small note for the talk, James talks about 4 things :

Physical Fitness
laugh more
eat well
exercise
sleep well
stay away from computer screen when not needed.

Emotional 
stay with friends/family/stay-happy

Spiritual
gratitude
empathy

Write 10 ideas everyday
Its a brain exercise, share it with others & don`t expect anything.

 

If you find this talk helpful, pass it to atleast 5 person you think needs to watch it. 

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Tibetan superstitions

I bought book title “Folk Culture of Tibet”, I am done finishing first few sections which mentions about known superstitions prevalent tibetan culture,  some of these seems similar to hinduism.

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I am adding some of the crazy/funny/interesting ones here :

1. A man born with tail [really] is regarded auspicious, considered closer to homo sapiens.

2. Never marry a girl whose front two teeth are separated by an empty space, it is believed they will not make good wife & affect your lifespan. mehh..

3. If your palm itches it is believed someone is back biting you.

4. Wrong news about death of somebody increases life of that person.

5. It is considered auspicious if while starting your journey you see dead body carried for final journey.

6. It is considered inauspicious to leave someones house by having only one cup of tea, one should have at least two even if its just a sip.

7. It is believed food cooked by machines is less tasty rather cooked by hands.

8. Tibetans tame cats because they keep  away mice & rats.

9. Howling of jackals and dogs considered very inauspicious.

10. To break a cup is unlucky incident.

 

 

 

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#Faces : Ordinary people with extraordinary efforts.

 

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Before I begin, credit for this goes to my friend Jugal Mody It was his suggestion while i am traveling i should make notes about interesting people i meet in my overall trip.

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During this 20 days trip I met over 7-8 people, who are amazing in there own ways. I am going to add individual post about each one of them. I will also add why they are awesome. So just Stay Tuned need to add few more here, will do it in coming days.

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Ganni Bhai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chaca

 

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Deepak bhai

 

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Mahesh Bhai

 

Krishna

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Interesting Reads #16

 

Docker or Rocket for containers? Why not both?

Matt Asay, in his own interesting way takes a lot at Docker and Rocket. I like his overall analysis, we should not forget Containers are the new hype/buzzwords in market everyone wants to cash on it.

Etsy’s Trying to Fix Tech’s Women Problem. Why Aren’t You?

Etsy nice post on overall male/female sex ration in US IT industry, what are we missing & what/how we can fix it.

How I Crashed and Burned in YCombinator

Another startup founder writing how they fucked up even after getting into YCombinator, mecca of entrepreneurs.

Why Isn’t Remote Work More Popular?

Don’t get confused with the title, the story is just opposite. More & more workers are staying home & working remotely.

The Most Capital Efficient U.S. Venture Capital Tech Exits of 2014

Another interesting post from  CBinsights about tech exists with $$ and whatsapp tops the chart.

FAQ ON HOW TO BECOME AN IDEA MACHINE

Another interesting post from James Altucher, on how to become an idea machine. His simple suggestion, come up with 10 ideas everyday.

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interesting reads #15

How 2015 Can Change India

A nice post from Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder Infosys. He talks about what all  innovations is needed from India’s  in all the sectors from healthcare, education, mobile, e-governance.

Why Bitcoin Matters

MARC ANDREESSEN co-founder, Andreessen Horowitz has made a comprehensive post summing up about Bitcoin Technology. He has covered every aspect of crypto currency & the need for this technology. A recommended read for everyone who wants to explore about Bitcoin.

Some High-Tech Career Counseling Tips

Interesting advice from Dave Kellogg on Career building, please read it, i promise you would love it all.

I have been fired before

Interesting take from Gokul on recent downsizing of middle management staffs by TCS, india’s biggest service company.  The glorious days for doing nothing is gone, cloud computing and other disruptive technology has changed the landscape. We don’t need 20 member remote support team for managing a server anymore with cloud Computing & Devops tools in place.

Postmortem of a Venture-backed Startup

Interesting post by Brett Martin about his startup Sonar & lesson he learnt from it. Startups are not easy & it requires team/funding/technology/product-market fit & last not the least how long are you motivated to work on this. A brave post which see as being helpful to other budding startup freaks.

The Zen of Startup Maintenance

A relatively old post 2011, talks about what all it takes before you plan to startup on your own.

Last not the least Dilbert on A-B testing 

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