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Dear faces and distant images; back and forth
Nostalgia dominant, fleeing reflexes dormant
Waken by Earthquake with senses hardly orient
Rice cooker’s first whistle
Mobile wakes up with “Calling Project Manager…”
Both Off. Off I go.
Below is the speech given by me at an event in my company.
“Good Morning Friends,
I Like to talk about Mr.Dale Carnegie and his books in as short time as possible. He is a famous writer, lecturer in areas of Self-Improvement, Public-Speaking and Interpersonal Skills. He was born in 1888 to a farmer parents in Missouri, USA. He started his life as a farming boy, milking his parents cows, then as a salesman. At some point of time he even tried to become an actor. But he failed.”
In 1912, he aspired to become a public speaking lecturer. How a man from farming background can think about such things? In 1914, he came up with official Dale Carnegie Training courses. That is the power of Confidence, Hardwork and properly planned steps.
He wrote 6 books in his lifetime. Some of his books are Art of Public Speaking (1926), How to Win Friends and Influence people(1936) and How to stop worrying and start living (1948). He died in 1955.
To better illustrate the impact and effectiveness of his books to the reader. I going to tell a real story about my friend in my college.
His name is karthik, he was from poor family, village background and an uncultured person. Imagine how WE treat such peoples or students and most of the lecturers treat him in college. Untouchable literally! He used to even faint when given the opputunity to speak before a considerable audience and worries a lot about his situation.
But later in end of the college days, we were so embrassed to treat him like that. He improved a lot. He topped in all charts possible. He even took personality development lectures for us in our Campus Interview preparation courses. When we asked about how he made this huge change. He told “I got more confidence, exposure and experience than whole my possible seven lifetimes could offer from Dale Carnegie books”.
In his books, Dale Carnegie talks about problems, fears and worries a human can possibly encounter. First he starts with identifying it and thoroghly evaluating it. Once you find and analyze it, the solution for those probelms will lie nearby and emerge out of its invisibilty cloak.
I suggest everyone of you read his books to enrich and enhance your attitude towards life and work.
Thank you for giving this great oppurtunity.”
Huh… Mobile phones refuses to stick with me longer. This time it is my HP iPAQ. I dont want to dwell into the details of how I lost it along with some unimportant items compared to this. Its a long story which can be made into a short movie. The device never gonna occupy its space in my travel bag anymore. So I thought of giving it a space in my blog. As a memory.
I was using it just as an ebook reader although it’s capable of doing many jobs. When my love for reading books became addiction, when I couldnt afford to buy books twice a month, I brought this device second hand at Thailand while on official trip. I download eBooks, convert it to formats suitable for Microsoft Reader and MobiReader which are wonderful eBook reader apps for Pocket PC. I nearly read 50 books in this device. The all famous 7 series books are among them. Even after I attained financial ability to buy more books a month I couldn’t stop using the device. In addition to book addiction I am addicted to this device too. I felt it more convenient than paperbacks. I am so sad of this loss. Only consolation is I used the device more than its worth. I cant stop being emotional towards my gadgets.
Now I am planning to buy dedicated eBook Reader like Amazon Kindle, Nook or Sony Reader but confused to choose among them. Your suggestions are welcomed.
Other unimportant items I lost are 3 ATM cards, Driving License, PAN Card and Rs.3000/- kept in a purse. Funny thing happened when I went to make a formal complaint at police station. I just had Rs.100/- which I fortunately not kept in that purse. I lost it all while travelling and I was in a place very distant from my city. The policeman who received my complaint begged for Rs.200/- and asked to attach xerox copies of all the lost items
How was that possible? Intha kodumaya enga poi solla???
I am using a serial port in Windows XP to continuously receive data from a device. It works fine if the system is in Normal Mode. When in Standby mode, serial port peripheral goes to sleep mode which prevents my application programmed in C# .NET from receiving the data even though the device continues to send the data. I was searching for any ready made .NET solution available for this problem. Here is what I found to prevent the system form Suspend/Sleep/Hibernate Events while the application is running without manually modifying the power options through control panel. Pity the user cannot change these settings due to lack of Administrative privileges in Corporate Network.
The code examples in the above links are meant for Windows XP. The code won’t work properly in Windows Vista and 7 due to change in power management architecture. It’ll just notify the user with a message.
How to describe a man who is very well aware he was deceived by someone, yet he laughs?
Madman or wiseman?
Mind blowing is the only word suddenly came to my mind while watching the movie. It is surely like watching a hollywood movie. Rajini Rockz in every frame. Itz a very big milestone in indian cinema especially tamil cinema. Can’t imagine any other actor in place of rajini and any other director in place of shankar. Since I am rajini fan you wont find any negative reviews even if it has one.
Coming to the story, Scientist Vaseegaran (Rajini 1) creates chitti, a humanoid Robot (Rajini 2) with the aim of helping the Indian Army. He suggests — by deploying the humanoid robots like Chitti in Military, we can avoid numerous life loses at the battle field. But the head scientist(the antogonist, Bohra) in Artifical Intelligence Department, who is incharge of evaluating the Humanoid fails to approve chitti by saying “It has no feelings so it can also be manipulated to work even against us”. He secretly wants chitti’s extraordinary abilites to be deployed for destructive purpose (he also has clandestine relationship will terrorist dealers).
Also Vasi tries to teach feelings to chitti. But the success of doing so, backfires him. Love is one of the main feelings acquired by Chitti that to with Vasi’s lover Sana(Aishwarya Rai). And also chitti wantedly fails to pass the evaluation in front of Army Generals. This is one of the lures(another feeling acquired by chitti — falling for lures ) of Bohra to extract chitti’s architecture (Neural schema). Vasi gets angry and dismantles Chitti and throws the remainings away. But Dogra acquires the remainings somehow and implants some sort of red chip to hack the chitt’s neural schema and makes him evil. Thats all I can say about the story. The rest is magic. Absolute Graphics and Visual Effects Magic. Please go and watch only in theaters to feel the magic.
While I am trying to replay the scenes in my mind to write more, my mind if fully occupied by Rajini’s charisma and acting. Like in other Rajini movies, the whole movie is dominated by his acting. Other characters are overshadowed in presence of him. The movie is surely a mega blockbuster. Its a festival for rajini fans. Thalaivar vaalga.