Target with a water hose

During summer holiday in school days, we cousins used to play around with water a lot. We used to get toy water guns, water filled balloons and use a water hose as our weapons. It was always and almost the person with the water hose hits the targets all the time. All the rest were […]

Lost art of effective meetings

The biggest killer of developer time is meetings, it is a double whammy when it is run by people who do not know how to run it or how to finish it. So often a meeting eats up as much as the 25% of day without adding benefit to any of the attendees. Developers cannot […]

Kludge driven development

In the last few years I see an overall increase in the busyness of people around in all professions. Everyone keeps telling about how busy they are; always behind tight deadlines and impossible to pursue goals yet they are able to somehow get things done. Managements usually set difficult to achieve deadlines, tightly control budgets, […]

When everything is a priority

There was a time when learning css one of my friends told me a clever hack, use the ‘!important’ flag which will override all the other precedences. It was a boon for me when deadline was screaming down at me, for any css issue when I used the priority override and bam the bug was […]

Do not erase

I was very surprised to note that in paper based offices there was nothing like erase a mistake or throw out the original, it was always an append over the previous ones. Be it land records, mark sheets or accounts. The end state was always calculated and consolidated than written, erased and rewritten. This is […]