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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

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A beautiful poem

By Javed Akhtar

Dilon mein tum apni
Betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum
Nazar mein khwabon ki
Bijliyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum
Hawa ke jhokon ke jaise
Aazad rehno sikho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise
Lehron mein behna sikho
Har ek lamhe se tum milo
Khole apni bhaayein
Har ek pal ek naya samha
Dekhen yeh nigahaein
Jo apni aankhon mein
Hairaniyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum
Dilon mein tum apni
Betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum

 

English Translation

If you carry impatience in your heart then you are alive
If you carry dreams in your eyes then you are alive
Learn to live like the free waves of wind
Learn to flow like the sea does as waves
Receive every moment in life with open arms
Every moment is a new beginning seeing with your eyes
If you carry surprise in your eyes then you are alive
If you carry impatience in your heart then you are alive

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Software engineer and the social service

I have been working as a .NET developer for quite some time now. I always wanted to be a doctor. I thought that is the most nobel profession you can ever have. Because when your loved one is sick, you look up to that doctor after you have prayed to the god. So, if you are a doctor, you have the best opportunity to serve the human kind and the society. Now I could not be a doctor of course :-). Recently I heard Jeffery Ritcher saying that he wanted to write books because he thinks that when he write books/articles, he is helping people. Because he runs into people who say that they got a job when they read his book and they learnt how garbage collector works. So, he feels incredibly awesome that because of his book, somebody got a job and could support family and children and he helped in that. He also comes across some people who say that this software which is running in this hospital, they learnt how to work with virtual memory from his book and they put that in that software and that makes him feel that he is making a massive impact to the society with this little contribution to the hospital helping people’s lives. He says that this is the reason he writes books because he is helping the world to be a better place. What a nobel thought and no doubt why he is a hero many developers like me!

Now we all know that we all  can’t be a Jeffery Ritcher. But It gets to me this thinking that you can serve society this way (or can think some other ways), something which I never thought of. hmmm…

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