Technology ain’t Kid proof

I was having a chat with a collegue and was wondering why such a senior person like him was carrying a 1100. Well then again I thought its cause he didn’t bother about petty things like a phone. But then again when the world is so connected and you always want large extents of data and easy communication and integrated devices why this phone.

Somehow I knew I was missing the point. Anyway I was tapping off on my pocket pc and this guy tells me that this is the only thing that would survive with him. I was curious as to what he meant by that. Then he told me he’s got a 2 year old kid whose obsessed with cell phones and he likes throwing them around. Hmm I have seen kids facinated with phones but then again thats an avoidable situation and I dont think I would change my so called fancy peace of equipment cause I couldnt keep it away from my kid. Then came the day I was able to meet this kid of his……………Well I’m sorry to say, I was totally wrong. His child was eyeying my little i-mate like a cat waiting to pounce on a mouse. I was really sweet as to how amazed he was seeing this thing that I was carrying wrapped in an aluminum case.

Thats when I realized there is no way that this thing would escape him. I realized that you can make your phone bulletproof but not kid proof. How happy would he have been if he could get his hands on it and … rest I leave to his imagination.

BTW .. he’s a really cute kid and I was tempted to actually hand it to him to just watch him smile.

Patel’s Inn

I liked this place. Aditi had introduced this place to me as somewhere we could all get a good dip. Well this place turned out to be more than just that. The funny thing is I love the place. We have had so many moments there. Rajiv also just loves the place. Sometimes I wonder if there are any more places like this is in this crowded city where people spend more time complaining about traffic than actually working.

I would miss this place a lot. I wonder if I will find another place like this. I dont have any pictures. Maybe i’ll take a few tomorrow before I leave since I know I dont have any pics. I just want to hold a few memories like this close to me. Aditi also loves this place. We’ve had a few drinks here and we enjoy sitting outside and the climate makes it even better.

Tonight I wanted to enjoy the place and well went out with my parents. They liked the place and it was cold. I wonder if I would sit in that chair again thinking where I would next. i wonder if I would find something close to this place.

Anyway I guess we all have to move on. We all believe what what we choose is a step closer to our dreams. I know I have dreamt of this. I just hope its closer to the picture I have in mind.

Down the Yellow Brick Road

I’ve had dreams of wanting to do exciting things in my life time. But then again we think are those the really exciting things in life. You grow up to be taught that what you believe is exciting is only a totally wrong idea and what you believe is not what you should.

Your whole life is made up of contradictions and limitation of who you are and who you can be and who you want to be. When I was a kid NASA was my dream. I still wonder if my little brain could totally figure out what was it that I liked in NASA. Just the fact that they all went to the moon. Or was it the space suits. Well it did get me to learn of lot of names of the stars and planets and the life cycle of various celestial bodies but then again why did this craze drive me to do things like this. I wonder why kids have wishes like this. I realized my limitations and grew up to believe that its a far fetched dream and not something I would actually follow. I dont know if its my life that taught me or what people around me told. I was made to believe that what I though was a wonderful dream was only something that every kid who grows up has. I realized that I was again a part of the plan. The system which made me realize my limitations. I realized I was only as normal as anyone else.
Then again there are people who do it. How do they ? Why do they ? What drives them ? Well this was the time of decision in ones life when you come to face the fact that you have to judge whether you can try and not loose everything trying to be what you want to be.
I realized that it would be folly to go ahead with the astroNUT dream and fooled my mind to believe that there is something else. Slowly with years of coaxing the convincing I began to believe that that dream was a mere dream and not something I was serious about.
So today I know I had a dream as a child to be an astronaut.

In the mean time I was pondering what interested me. I realized that numbers did. But not math. Not the math that is taught in school. But the way you can say something in a different language. You can get bigger things to talk in its own language. You know that there is a system that makes its own rules. The idea that our system is not the only system made me go crazy. So thats when i realized I can write a void Main() and get away with a crime. I realized that I drove me to smile when the damn thing ran under a set of rules that werent how humans were made.
Thats when i realized that I was a down a techie’s path.
I dont know why it makes me smile ?
But I guess I like what I do.