Jun 10, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
- Literacy rate in India - 75%.
- % of students who reach high school - 15%. And just 7%, of the 15% (i.e. 1% of total) who make it to high school, graduate. (source - wikipedia)
- Mobile - India has world's second largest mobile phone user base. Around 900 million (90 crore) users as of December 2011. (source: wikipedia). That is around 80% of our total population!!
- Television - India had 78% pay TV penetration in 2009 and would reach 90% penetration by 2014! (source - Media Partners Asia Ltd.)
Feb 11, 2012
Here's how to do it in MAMP, Mac (my local environment) -
Go to MAMP->Preferences->Php tab->php Extensions.
Select APC from the dropdown.
How to do it in a linux environment -
Install apc - pecl install apc
If you get any permission errors like "pecl.php.net" is not writeable by the current user", then do this -
sudo pecl install apc
I still got the following error -
pcre.h: No such file or directory
Did a -
sudo apt-get install libpcre3-dev
worked like a charm.
sudo pecl install apc
Next step is to enable the extension in php.ini file. You can do that either in /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini by adding the following line -
Important: you will need to restart your apache server to load the apc module.
For Ubuntu -
sudo service apache2 restart
Nov 11, 2011
Oct 29, 2010
Does that describe you? Was i on target? If yes, by how much?
You have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself.
While you have some personality weaknesses you are generally able to compensate for them.
You have considerable unused capacity that you have not turned to your advantage. Disciplined and self-controlled on the outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure on the inside.
At times you have serious doubts as to whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing.
You prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations. You also pride yourself as an independent thinker; and do not accept others’ statements without satisfactory proof. But you have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others.
At times you are extroverted, affable, and sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary, and reserved.
Some of your aspirations tend to be rather unrealistic.
Jul 16, 2009
Making the simple assumption that the statement is absolutely true how does one go about making a decision about doing a good or a bad deed. I roughly tried to calculate the probability that a deed at random which i do is good. Nowhere near 10/11. And considering our original statement, that i have to do atleast 11 good ones out of every 12 ones so that people may not as much remember the bad one, i was in a tight spot. Now i know why it is so easy for one to do wrong.
Let us take example of a typical workplace. Person A and B work under the same manager. Both are given 11 tasks in a period of time. A does 8 satisfactorily and 3 he screws. B does 10 satisfactorily and screws 1. Our theory (and the experience of the wise guy) says that the manager will remember the screwed tasks for both A and B and hence provide similar rating to both.
Of course one can't go around screwing every task but one can surely device a method by which he/she can optimize the excellent/screwed task ratio which results in maximum personal gain as well as professional gain. The model can be further strengthened by throwing in a few other parameters like the point in time of the task (hint: recency effect), task visibility (irrespective of its impact) etc.
Am i missing something or was i late in recognizing it? Let me test it and i will post the results.
Apr 4, 2009
Apr 3, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
Today was surely a red letter day in my life. I participated in a mini-mini marathon (3.5 km :)). But i felt really really good when i completed it. And not just completed, i was the ninth person to complete it among some 200 odd who participated. Though i didn't note the time, i must have completed it in 17-18 mins (the winner finished it in 15 mins). That is a bloody impressive speed of around 12km/hr. One year back i couldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams that i could do this. But now that i have done it, it feels great and my next goal is to run 5k within 25 mins. Means lots of running left in 2009. Hmm. Good luck to me.
Aug 27, 2007
Jun 7, 2007
What will the book have? A big question but then the i see no limits for this book. In fact once i start writing i am sure i will have to come out with multiple volumes. I guess a days recording of me and my friends conversation would be enough to write a book! Only problem is putting it all together in an organized manner so that people find it interesting. One can divide the book by stages of life. I mean the type of cribbing one does at different stages of life. Cribbing at school, Cribbing at college, Cribbing at job, Cribbing at home, Cribbing at retirement and so on. Suggestions for any other classification are welcome.
But will me and my friends talks be a good enough sample set for representing the general crib. Probably not. This point of view made me think about writing the book in a different way. What about open source? Take suggestions from everyone. Or say just people who write well. Let one group take care of one part of the book. If we go by the above classification, we can have people between the age of 55-60 take care of Cribbing at retirement and so on. One just needs to define the modules of the book, assign a bunch of people a single module and integrate them. Viola! we have 'The CribBook'. The name of the book reflects my lack of imagination. But again, suggestions are always welcome. Given below is also a suggestion for Table of Content for the book:
- Different points of time in life when we crib
- Crib at Pre school
- Crib at School
- Crib at College
- Crib during Graduation
- Crib during Post Graduation
- Crib during job
- [add more here]
- How to crib
- Crib Language
- Glossary of terms
This is all i can think right now. Do let me know your views on the book. If you like it do suggest ways to implement the community model to write the book. Do suggest your cribbing experiences (or should we say crib breaks). If you don't like it there must be something wrong with you and i think you need some crib dose.
The perennial cribber.