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Monday, October 26, 2009

sharurangnekar: recommended by d shukla


I mentioned this book a while back but I don’t know if anyone remembers (since no one ever listens to what I say J ). Anyway, I read this book many years ago and remember it as being quite a fun read. Here’s the link to the preface/first chapter:-

Take a look if you get some time…

Saturday, October 10, 2009

chaos theory

my take on it

Chaos Theory Jurassic Park

Sunday, October 04, 2009


that was the name i was called by in school (2nd to 10th class). the explanation everyone gave me and i later gave everyone for that nickname is that there were other sandeep's in school and they dint want to confuse me with them. at that time i readily accepted it and was even happy about it. not that i am disapproving of that name, but i can't, for the hell of me, remember any other sandeep's in my class in all those years.
in case you were trying to guess what bk means, it is bhimavarapu krishna

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

quote from brian cooley's professor

80% of all life is exhaust

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

other picture

isla turner

she does not have a name. the name is fictitious.

Monday, September 28, 2009

quote from an arsenal blog

“..though they always impress you, they don’t always convince you.”

Friday, September 25, 2009

sputnik mania


some awesome sentences from crimson tide

the true winner of a war is war itself
in a nuclear world, the true enemy is war itelf

denzel washington is one of my most, if not the most, favorite actors. he does a great job in crimson tide, playing the underdog, with a subtle sense of independence. my favorite scene in the movie is the one in the officers canteen, where all the officers are talking about war. when the captain, gene hackman, is grilling denzel about his thought on war, the above quotes show up. both are timeless and are very deep. keeps the mind rolling and the crew silent!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Expoliting Chaos, and celebrating failure

Jeremy Gutsche
one of the most requested keynote speakers
on the forefront of cool
trend publication
trendhunter tv
unlocking cool

viral trends

2 youtube videos

Innovation - Unlocking CoolInnovation - Unlocking Cool (VIDEO)

One of the world's most favorited presentations at, Unlocking Cool is a beginning-to-end exploration of how to leverage viral trends and methodical innovation to generate breakthrough ideas. The presentation is visually engaging, packed with vivid examples, multimedia and audience participation. Jeremy begins with importance of culture and customer obsession. He then enthralls the audience with captivating micro-trends, providing a toolkit to filter ideas down to 'clusters of inspiration'. Finally, he teaches the audience how to articulate their messages for viral infection. Tech Point called the presentation, "The Perfect Kick-Off." Canada eConnect noted, "Jeremy was the highest rated speaker," and the Editor-in-Chief of Hospitality Design noted, “Jeremy was very well received for his humor, acuity and awareness. Spot on. Highly recommended.” [More]

Strategy - Exploiting ChaosStrategy - Exploiting Chaos (GALLERY)

Micro-trends and viral innovations surround us. But if you layer on our customers, competitors and corporate strategies, it becomes difficult to focus. Inspiration has become distracting. So how do we make sense of all the noise? Whether you’re an entrepreneur, artist, bureaucrat or marketer, your goal probably involves creating something that ‘connects’ with other human beings. In the pursuit of something that ‘connects’, your creativity is probably hindered by organizational structure, uncertainty and unexploited opportunities. This keynote is not about traditional strategy. This keynote is about cutting edge frameworks and powerful ideas that will empower your organization to exploit chaos. [More]

Leadership - Culture of InnovationLeadership - Culture of Innovation (GALLERY)

In a world of increased competition, intensified customer demands and shifting employee demographics, a culture of innovation is more important than ever before. Jeremy's Culture of Innovation framework exposes the audience to ground-breaking ideas related to perspective, customer obsession, tolerance for failure and creativity. In these categories, he provides examples that prove you can't just check the box, you have to be revolutionary. The presentation provides a toolkit of ideas and examples of how leading innovators are changing the game to cultivate breakthrough organizations. [More]

Trends - Clusters of InspirationTrends - Clusters of Inspiration (GALLERY)

Leveraging the world's largest database micro-trends, Jeremy's team filters through the most viral innovations in the world to create 'Clusters of Inspiration'. Trend Hunter has sold these reports for $1000 per copy to leading marketers and innovators around the world. The content has been sourced by the Economist, Financial Times, Guardian, CBC, and dozens of leading newspapers. Clients include cutting edge companies like Microsoft, Yahoo and eBay. In this presentation, Jeremy walks the audience through clusters of inspiration in their market and adjacent industries. [More]

Creativity - Trend HuntingCreativity - Trend Hunting (GALLERY)

When people think of trends, they trend to think of macro influences like: eco, consolidation, web 2.0 and aging boomers. But everyone knows these, so they don’t help your innovation process. Trend Hunting involves the methodical approach to identifying clusters of opportunity that are meaningful for your specific problem. By leveraging cutting edge techniques, innovators can leverage viral trends to generate ideas, stimulate creativity and ultimately unlock cool. [More]

Marketing - Infectious MessagingMarketing - Infectious Messaging (GALLERY)

With over 8 million monthly views and citations in more than 40,000 online publications, Jeremy Gutsche's Trend Hunter magazine thrives in the world of viral marketing. In this presentation, Jeremy uses viral videos, vivid examples and the cutting edge of online marketing to captivate his audience. Then he goes beyond the buzzwords of web 2.0, Facebook, and social marketing to reveal the core elements that make viral messages so infectious. These lessons have profound offline implications, from enhancing customer relationships to giving teams a sense of meaning and alignment. Most importantly, he leaves his audience with his #1 Rule, "Relentlessly obsess about your story." [More]

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

thank you letter to security at six flags

dear mary,
i would like to sincerely thank you and your team for the wonderful job you perform at six flags. this previous saturday, while enjoying the thrilling rides, i lost my phone when it dislodged from my pocket and fell down. to make matters worse it was my first ride of the day and i had a whole day planned out with pictures from the phone etc.

so im grateful to all you staff who might have helped find it - "from the superman ride attendant" (who told what to do next) to "the lady at the lost and found" (who had to endure my constant question through the day for the phone) to "the lady on the phone" (who told it had been found and was mailed to me to you (who sent me the very well packed phone).

to show eveyrthing ended well - the phone turns on and charges. i am able to make calls and everything is back to normal. life moves on.

again, thank you and have a nice day


rolla costa

in a trip to the six flags great America park in Chicago, i accidentally dropped the phone out of a ride. the ride's called superman and it straps the body onto the chair including legs so you are parallel to the ground as you take off.

in the build up to a 360, the phone got dislodged from my pocket and dropped off. me, parik and mani in one row and the archita, dave, anush and khagen in the second row could all see it fall off. i did not realize what it was until a second instant and then it was beautiful to watch fall. my heart was in my mouth from fear of losing the phone but the sight was wonderful. everything slowed down, and we could see the phone roll over and turn in the air as it was about to hit the ground. that was when i lost sight of it.

for four days of painful waiting i did not know whether it was lost or found, in one piece or seven. today i got it back. there are a few cracks at the bottom side, but otherwise the phone look intact. i am going to write a thank ou note to the security staff who retrieved it and mailed it back safe. it would be awful if the phone survived the ride and broke in the mail system.
the ride stats:

Superman: Ultimate Flight by the numbers

Height Restrictions
min. 54"
Ride Category
Thrill (More like this)
Flash Pass
Spring 2003
115 feet
Top Speed
60 mph
More than 3 minutes
28 riders
Bolliger & Mabillard

Monday, September 07, 2009


after a lot of delibration, thought and sweat i have decided to buy the apple mac book pro 13.3"
i know ill sound hypocritical saying this but i actually like the hardware
the software i do not know and it will be a new learning experience
the thing that pushed me over is the deal with the ipod touch and printer free
the thing that tempted me was the freedom of switchign to windows if i dint like the mac software.
the thing that got me closer to temptation is virtualbox

with the extra items on order i think i have made a decent decision

i did look at a lot of laptops before getting to the apple. since the last post for my dell inspiron, it has been about 4 years.

apple has given me the 3 items in 3 different boxes:


MBP 13.3/2.26/ CTO

specs are in the following post


thing i like abt halo - the game

the sticky granades
sound of the SMG guns reloading
the human sniper
list incomplete...

presumed innocent


kung fu panda


presumed innocent


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

poverty in africa

Thursday, August 20, 2009

commandos, infantry and police

The three distinct groups of people that define the lifetime of a company: Commandos, Infantry, and Police:
1.    Whether invading countries or markets, the first wave of troops to see battle are the commandos. Woz and Jobs were the commandos of the Apple II. Don Estridge and his twelve disciples were the commandos of the IBM PC. Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston were the commandos of VisiCalc. Mitch Kapor and Jonathan Sachs were the commandos of Lotus 1-2-3. Commandos parachute behind enemy lines or quietly crawl ashore at night. A start-up's biggest advantage is speed, and speed is what commandos live for. They work hard, fast, and cheap, though often with a low level of professionalism, which is okay, too, because professionalism is expensive. Their job is to do lots of damage with surprise and teamwork, establishing a beachhead before the enemy is even aware that they exist. Ideally, they do this by building the prototype of a product that is so creative, so exactly correct for its purpose that by its very existence it leads to the destruction of other products. They make creativity a destructive act.

2.    Grouping offshore as the commandos do their work is the second wave of soldiers, the infantry. These are the people who hit the beach en masse and slog out the early victory, building on the start given them by the commandos. The second-wave troops take the prototype, test it, refine it, make it manufacturable, write the manuals, market it, and ideally produce a profit. Because there are so many more of these soldiers and their duties are so varied, they require an infrastructure of rules and procedures for getting things done -- all the stuff that commandos hate. For just this reason, soldiers of the second wave, while they can work with the first wave, generally don't trust them, though the commandos don't even notice this fact, since by this time they are bored and already looking for the door.

3.    What happens then is that the commandos and the infantry head off in the direction of Berlin or Baghdad, advancing into new territories, performing their same jobs again and again, though each time in a slightly different way. But there is still a need for a military presence in the territory they leave behind, which they have liberated. These third-wave troops hate change. They aren't troops at all but police. They want to fuel growth not by planning more invasions and landing on more beaches but by adding people and building economies and empires of scale. AT&T, IBM, and practically all other big, old, successful industrial companies are examples of third-wave enterprises. They can't even remember their first- and second-wave founders.

Sourced from jeff atwood's blog

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

murder by numbers

sandra bullock

Sunday, August 16, 2009

picture of dorian gray

I finished reading this book. very interesting. style of writing is very detailed. every scene is describe din detail 
i am surprised that i found it hard to finish. the book is very interesting but i think my capability to read classics such as this has been lost. its been lost in all those thriller books which cant wait to jump from one action scene to another.i love the story, i hated the stykle of reading. 
i guess im finding hard to read books which are not direct to a point. books that describe a everyday scene. i look for purpose  and direction in every statement made. i feel the lack of efficiency disturbing.
my point is i shouldnt. i should be able to read these so called classics. i used to like them
i am going to try to read more classics in order to bring the ability ive lost. more oscar wilde, more leo tolstoy, more shakespeare if necessary.
this does not mean i will read this even if find this painful. i am trying to reassociate the noggin to respond to more pre1900's style of writing. it will be an effort for some limited time

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Sunday, February 22, 2009


the little icon that looks like a back icon in the display for the itunes window: click to go to currently playing song. this is a little thingi figured out in itunes. if you are at another song and want the coverflow to show the current song, use the back button to go to the now playing song.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

halo: the cole protocol

number of programmers

joel and jeff from mentioned a very interesting thing in one of their podcasts.

there are about 2 million programmers in the usa and 2 million in the rest of the world. Stating the obvious, there are 4 million programmers in the world. this includes mom and pop programmers.

very interesting

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Rasa Ria Menu

I hope the owners dont mind. This is a great malaysian place I know of in Kalamazoo. A colleague of mine scanned this in for me and here it is : in its full JPG glory

Monday, February 02, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Friday, January 02, 2009