Posted by: krautela
on Mar 31, 2007
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i guess all of us have had at some stage a longing to own bikes and go riding out into horizon. that makes me sound a bit old too :). but there are younger lot out there who still cherish their biking dreams.. for those whose dreams go beyond the normal city rough riding, here is a nice website called 60kph-Romancing the roads
as they say about themselves in their own words :
A philosophy of the club - "You can never come back from a ride". This is one reason why true bikers feel the need to ride more often than others, to experience different places and interact with different people. And we at 60kph are constantly looking for riders who share the same philosophy, look at the road the way we do and are eager to share their experiences.
The brotherhood of bikers is where the true feeling of travel is shared, Anxieties & difficulties; adventures and flat tyres are better understood. Hence, it's better to hear about places and people from a biker rather than from a guidebook or an arm-chair traveler. Travelogues on the site aren't meant to spoon-feed a wannabe traveler about places to see, places to stay, etc. Instead they will be more about the rider's state of mind and how did the place alter it. Strange lands can overwhelm or frighten you, can make you feel happy or sad and that's what the travelogues will render to the reader, giving you a subconscious insight about the place and the rider.
60kphers believe that the two elements can be best experienced on two wheels. The road and the ride teaches the rider a lot of things and the best way to realize it consciously is to share it with others.
As one 60kpher puts it, "but then there are times and places and people you want to describe your orgasms to."
60kph - Romancing The Roads
it might inspire you some of you out there. There is a ride done by them that included dharchula
as well. also dont miss a teaser video for documentary "Riding Solo to the Top of the World "
, done by a rider all on his own ( yes thats right...shot and recorded all by the rider).
Posted by: dmet
on Mar 28, 2007
Past breathing years were wavering years for me. :p I have been vacillating the gadgets rounding around me since I entered real world. Still wavering! :) At the end of a period of time, I find, okay! that is fine! I stopped posting blogs in here just because I have got to look into my pocket, time, circumstances etc. and donâ€™t know about the next spells when my mind publishes the blogs into Jooni. No matter what coming future I get into, what matters is how I fulfill my desires though dreams are many. :)
I, somehow, have learnt how to survive this world but again I find myself a kid who doesnâ€™t have an expertise of existence. One great example of being a kid is, the blogs which have been published publicly by me with perceiving that these donâ€™t have any sense to be in; another stupidity I include is that I have unearthed a lot of happiness, love, skills etc. for me with the help of this website only which I never thought of.
Thanks a lot!
Maybe, next phase when I get in I wonâ€™t bore you readers. :)
Posted by: dmet
on Mar 28, 2007
I found, rungmung-jooni is the easiest way to bring out mâ€™self.
I just wanted to light up from a usersâ€™ eye.
Iâ€™m, a user, getting problem while opening the RM/NV2 page. Till rungmung.net (page with bell) is okay to logon but when I ring (click) the bell following problems come across.
1. Some times it shows â€œthis page can not be displayedâ€ message, which appears at the times when net connection is unavailable.
2. Many times it shows only top view of the page.
3. Many times it takes a long time to upload even at the times when I use sify i-way. As sify i-ways are having broad band connection n good speeds to work.
4. Few months back it showed one message and I sent that message to firstname.lastname@example.org , after that that message never appeared.
I think itâ€™s just because of NV2 home page which contains aplenty of data. I many times donâ€™t open the rm web page just because it is hard to open and I need to look for other sites keeping in mind that I must finish the all work within a limited period of time.
One of my friends was saying that he tried to register in Jooni/blog (this one) 2-3 times but was unable to register himself and left the idea of registering. Even I got blog posting problem when I started blogging. And some other registered users asked me the procedure of blog posting.
Well, Jooni has now become @ tortoiseâ€™s speed.
Donâ€™t you feel that, it is required to have a link on NV2 home page same as earlier it used to be on old home page?
Forum is another active section where user can share any kind of issue. But it is hard to see forum-links as it is placed at the bottom or just above the bottom. I think all the active sections (pictures, jooni, forum etc.), where users are having rights to play (add/remove) his/her way, should be placed on home page with keeping points in mind that user can get access very easily.
Same like we have chat-box-link n poll. How is chat working? Itâ€™s been a long time since I logged-in.
Thatâ€™s all I have to share, donâ€™t have much knowledge about computers and internet, even then presented my views, hope I have written something sensible..
p.s. I was supposed to post this blog earlier. Today, NauksumV2 looks pretty better but forum must be shifted from bottom, I feel. And really, NV2 page has got fantastic looks n links.
Kudos!! All the best!! :)
Posted by: garbyal
on Mar 27, 2007
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It was a usual day at work.
The daily prayer and morning exercise was over. All the workers and officers were heading to their departments or shop floors and I was heading towards my department.
Just around the Engine Assembly Hall Mr Gupta appears. I must have mentioned earlier somewhere, Mr Gupta was the chief of Project Engineering Department.
When there were people, all moving towards their departments, I was wondering why this fellow was standing there as if waiting for me.
And wait he did for me I realised the very next moment.
â€œYouâ€ â€“ he yelled at me which was rather audible to all the people who were moving towards their departments as I was.
I was zapped, why would he call me like that, he knew my name and we had interacted so many times.
â€œCome hereâ€ â€“ he said
I had to go.
â€œWhere is the translation job that I had asked you to do, and how many days has it been?â€â€“ he asked
â€œSir, I thought since everything was understood, I did not feel the need to do itâ€ â€“ I answered
â€œWho the f_ _ _ do you think you are to decide which document is important and which is notâ€ â€“ the way he said this was a bit louder and it was definitely embarrassing.
I was still wondering why was he talking to me like that in front of all the people who were moving towards their department when this could be talked in isolation also.
Let me first tell you what was the document that he was asking.
Last month we had a project review meetings of the next motorcycle model that was to be launched. They called it P-30. The meeting was held with around 25-30 participants and the Japanese Technical Director along with his team of technical advisors was heading the meeting.
I was the translator explaining the developments being briefed by Mr Guptaâ€™s team to the Japanese Technical Director.
Simultaneously I was taking note of things Mr. Gupta said and all this I was writing on a screen in Japanese Language for my bosses.
After the meeting was over. Mr. Gupta was sitting alone and waiting for further instructions and the Japanese team was discussing a few things. I guess since he had nothing to do, he called me to his side and said â€œTake a print out of what ever you wrote on the board and translate it in English and give it to meâ€.
â€œBut sir these are the things that I wrote from what you just told meâ€ â€“ I argued
â€œI still need it â€“ translate it and give it to me for recordâ€ â€“ he insisted
â€œFine Sirâ€ â€“ I agreed
A few days later Mr Gupta had been called to Japanese Department by one of the technical advisors.
I was busy talking to the chief of heat treatment plant on behalf of the technical director on a table at the corner. Since there was no other translator Mr. Gupta was made to wait in the adjacent room which Japanese people called a guest hall, but it was way too small and was capable to seat only four people.
After some time when I was free I went to Mr.Yoshida â€“ Technical Advisor and took him to the guest hall.
Mr. Gupta was waiting there.
Meeting began and ended. Yoshida went back to his seat.
After meeting on our way back, Mr. Gupta cornered me and asked me about the translation job that he had given me.
â€œSir actually I have been very busy lately because of the breakdown in the other plant I have to go there also, that is why all the desk job is pendingâ€ â€“ I said
â€œYou can sit in the evening and work late or take it homeâ€ â€“ he continued
â€œI agree sir, I will definitely do it today sirâ€ â€“ I said
â€œSee you sit till late tonight or do what ever but it should be on my table aaj ki tarikh may â€“ on this dateâ€ â€“ He was fuming.
I did not understand why he was so angry. He should not have done that.
It was a small job actually putting English words against those Japanese words written by me.
I did it on that very print out sheet. But failed to deliver it to him.
Now come back to this morning.
Prayer and exercise was over and everybody was moving towards their department but I was blocked by Mr. Gupta who did not seem happy.
â€œSorry sir, actually I did the job the moment you told me but I could not place it on your table because I had to suddenly leave the factory to go to the other plant with one of the technical advisorsâ€ â€“ I said
â€œLook, donâ€™t try to screw around with me â€“ OK. I can throw you out of the organization. You get that.â€ â€“ This was equally loud and audible to all the people who were slowly moving towards their departments.
I was zapped, and the people who were all moving towards their department were also zapped at what just happened. I quietly moved on.
It was like everyday at my department. All the Japanese sat on a circular table and drank black coffee. I avoided sitting with my bosses for two reasons, one they normally talked obscene subjects and I found it embarrassing two I did not like black coffee and milk was not allowed to come in the Japanese room.
I went straight to my seat searched for Mr. Guptaâ€™s papers and had it sent to his office.
Then as I sat, I thought over what happened. I did not like it. I knew he could have avoided it. There was no reason to make it such a large issue and make me feel so bad and that too right at the beginning of the day.
At the same time I pitied his position because he did not know what I could do to him. And what I could do to him is much worse that throwing some one out of the organization. Much worse that warning to be thrown out of organization in a loud voice that too in front of so many people who were walking towards their departments after the morning prayer and exercise.
I decided Mr. Gupta will have to pay.
Outside in the factory and the corporate office there were problems.
The recently launched motorcycle was not selling in the market even though it was the largest ever-sold model in the world â€“ called the Honda CUB worldwide and STREET in India.
Marketing people were doing market research to find out why it is not selling and coming up with suggestions from sales department. These were then being discussed with the Japanese team.
There were several meeting of the marketing people with the design specialists of Japan. The Japanese Technical team was very upset because manufacturing defect is not acceptable at all. The Technical Director was very upset he called the departmental heads of the related components where defects were found and gave them good firing. I was all the time instrumental in this firing exercise.
My Japanese Boss i.e. the Technical Director and I had a very good understanding which was built over two years after working closely with him. I was very used to his style, in fact without listening to him I could tell what he wants to say. He also liked my style because my translation used to be relevant to the situation. This is the reason why it was only me who accompanied the Technical chief in all his meetings.
Let me narrate one of the meetings at an ancillary unit in a close by location. There were faults in a welded component of the motorcycle called arm swing. It is a very important part of a motorcycle and for this the technical chief decided to go and see the situation himself.
The President of the Vendor company was at the gate, obviously scared because there was some component defect reported.
We went to the shop floor and the technical director saw the entire process from start to finish observed a lot of things and then we went to the meeting room.
The production manager and his engineers are called. All the valuable tips about welding techniques and faults observed are explained through me.
After the Technical people next is the meeting with the President.
The meeting begins and my boss starts on a serious note and talks in Japanese that may not sound nice when told in english. I took charge of the moment because I knew this factory belonged to one of the group companies and the fellow in front of us was related to the chairman of our company.
â€œListen to what I have to say with your ears open â€“ OKâ€ â€“ Boss says
â€œYou must have realized the matter is very seriousâ€ â€“ I translate
â€œYes sir, Yes Sirâ€ â€“ He replies ( that is what should have been the reply of the hard tone message which my boss gave )
â€œThe quality that I saw is so bad that we might have to review the procurement agreement if it is repeated. Do you understand !â€ â€“ My boss says
I know, being a group company the procurement can not be stopped from here, the only thing possible is the quality can be improved.
â€œThe technical people have been sounded about the defects, please ensure that you personally take interest in ensuring that remedies are implementedâ€ â€“ I translated.
The reply was again â€œYes Sirâ€ my boss was content. He must have thought he just scared the shit out of the fellow in front of him and perhaps that was the best way to get it done. But I knew that way it wouldnâ€™t have worked.
What I am trying to say is, even though the Japanese may be right in his way of speaking but I tried to maintain the conversation in such a way that the meeting results to a meaningful exercise.
Many a times when he would furiously shout at some vendor and might say things that I did not understand I never went back by asking what he is saying unless it was something technical. I would go ahead and make my own sentence to that effect.
In any impromptu address that he may be requested to give to the workers of the factory. It used to be actually my impromptu speech rather than his. Many a times, seriously, I did not understand a single word in his sentence. But I always said something that would definitely result in claps by the audience. In a worker speech, I would normally begin by appreciating the achievement of the factory and call upon their further support to continue to be the number one company blah blah blah.
That perhaps impressed my boss that I always understood the situation and took the conversation/speech ahead without abrupting his flow and disturbing his speech.
Suddenly everyone was busy for two reasons first the recently launched worldâ€™s largest selling model was not selling in India and second the technical director was not satisfied with the recent quality update.
The bigger problem is yet to come.
It seems the P-30 i.e. next project the new model is delayed. This is a very critical issue from the Technical Directorâ€™s Point of view because he will be answerable to the Board. The design team has not been able to do its job and the components to be indigenized, were yet to be finalized. Importing was ruled out.
The next review meeting was only a week later. The technical director did not know about the project. He is too occupied with the quality control for which he might have to hear from his bosses. So he was working hard to save his position.
If the project is delayed then it will be the last nail in the coffin, he might be sent back to Japan for incapability to manage project and quality.
He does not yet know about the project being delayed.
The project engineering department, with one of my friends in there, was working seven days a week and till late hours. And he was the one who leaked this information to me.
Hell broke loose when the Japanese Technical Team came to know about this big failure in the project Engineering Department.
Nothing could be done.
The technical director and his advisors hold a meeting at the Japanese room. They decide to prepone the review meet to understand the situation so that the facts are better understood to be presented before the Joint Managing Director next week.
The meeting is called.
All departmental heads ( Paint Shop, Press Shop, Welding, Head-Treatment, Frame Assy, Engine Assy, etc. ) and the key members of the Project.
These people were the very same people who quietly move towards their departments after the prayer and exercise in the morning at the factory.
Mr. Gupta is damn scared. But he does not know how are the Japnese Technicians feeling at this moment.
Only I knew and I had the right to share that info or keep it to myself.
In the meeting of Japanese people it was decided that they will take it easy and motivate the indian engineering team to work harder to achieve the target rather than scold or reprimand. Only I knew that.
I further made the engineering people scared by sending a message through my friend in their department that the Technical Director will tear open the Project Engineering Department and that is the reason why he has called this urgent meeting. And heads will roll was the message I made sure made rounds in the Project Engineering Department.
I knew Mr. Gupta would be shitting in his pants on his seat in his cabin.
He deserved it and it was my turn.
They were all in. I was in the usual place, standing near the board with my pen.
There was silence and the technical director starts in humble tone.
â€œYou all know why we have gathered todayâ€ â€“ T D says
â€œThe matter is very serious and some heads must rollâ€ â€“ I translate I had to.
â€œMr Gupta you have the largest responsibility now because you have to use your experience to get us out of this situationâ€ â€“ T D says
â€œMr Gupta you are the most irresponsible person I have seen. There are many more engineers who I see are much capable than you. How on earth could you delay the project and not keep us informedâ€ â€“ I had to translate
I went on to translate many more things in as embarassing language that I can. You will not believe I even told him that I could throw him out of the organisation. By the end of the meeting I was the most satisfied man around.
Mr Gupta in front of all the people who he must have warned to throw out of the organization being scolded by the technical director of the company (me) must have felt like melting right there when I created so much embarrassment for him.
All this could be avoided had he been more humble by talking to me in person rather than speak in loud voice in front of so many people who were going to their respective departments after the morning prayer and exercise.
My friend knew what I was doing.
It seems he leaked this to his collegues and it went to Mr. Guptaâ€™s ears.
What could he do, the damange was done. I felt more happier that he knew what I had done to him.
I do not know what happened to the project because I left that organization for further studies a few months after I had scolded who I had to.
Posted by: krautela
on Mar 22, 2007
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off late we have seen quite a few rung mung become engineers and many in software area. i had come across interesting blog article
Top ten things ten years of professional software development has taught me
1. Object orientation is much harder than you think
2. The difficult part of software development is communication
3. Learn to say no
4. If everything is equally important, then nothing is important
5. Don't over-think a problem
6. Dive really deep into something, but don't get hung up
7. Learn about the other parts of the software development machine
8. Your colleagues are your best teachers
10. Some people are assholes
u can read in detail clicking the title link.
maybe one of rung engineers would write his/her own ideas on software development.. or any thing of their interest.
Posted by: krautela
on Mar 13, 2007
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These days there are plethora of sites offering the webalbums... google hass picasa.. yahoo has its own photos and flickr. Then there are sites like Multiply as well.
decided to give picasa a try today. uploading was quite easy to work with.
check this out