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Pinastro 1.9-A Stone Age man in the Web 2.0 world

Frankly speaking , this is what I am feeling like at the moment now , A man from Stone Age era , after getting released from my ex-project that was literally in the stone ages in terms of tools usage even the communication and collaborative tools were like Neanderthal’s “Hoo Hoo , Ha Ha “.Everything was in terms of word documents and spreadsheets.I am sick of spreadsheets that too in an Agile project.The ‘tasks’ allocated to my team were in a spreadsheet and never could be easily understood. It always took nearly half a day to read the spreadsheets and another two hours at the end of day to discuss the doubts on phone (with my boss at onshore).Gosh !!! then why did he create a spreadsheet if we could discuss it over phone.

Of course , I used to share my knowledge through e-mail (LOTUS NOTES) every week to everyone in the project, about what I discovered in the proprietary tool my project used to boost about.But the problem the probability of reading an “Information” mail is 1 in 100 , and the maximum people in my project was just 80.Nearly 30 mailboxes will always bounce back saying “The receiver’s mail box was full” and 40 of them will never read such mails and only 10 of them who read the mail were Testers who never used the tool. What was required was a Project level “Wiki” (a self correcting, self growing KM platform).We did had a KM platform but it always stinked due to the a huge repository of “Write-Only” and “Unusable” documents.

Why mails never work

Why Mails never work ??

I even went on an ambitious plan to eliminate spreadsheets forever but was held back by the project bureaucracy and politics.I had another plan to correct the flaws in appraisal system , not because I have got low ratings in early part of my career but due to my I belief in the possibility of an Utopian era.I must agree though that the steps I took for changing the work place was very crude and primitive.I myself needed to learn a lot which I am doing now.

This blog is definitely not mutterings of a frustrated IT guy like my previous blogs this , this and this one.This blog is about my conquest of AJAX. In fact, it’s a sequel to one of my favorite blogs

So Dumb of me

For the last few days , I have been single mindedly trying to catch the AJAX snitch.The reason I am calling myself as dumb is because this site has made me realise that I have actually caught AJAX nearly a week ago and have implemented some ten small programs with AJAX TECHNIQUE (to be precise) but never realised it.

Yeah ! AJAX is a TECHNIQUE not a Technology.

Done or Still More ??

Unlike it happens in the Quidditch, that Game is over once the Seeker catches the Snitch , the Web 2.0 actually begins after the conquest of AJAX snitch.Javascript is definitely fun but it is very tedious to develop big projects based on AJAX , Javascript , DOM alone.We need frameworks which make Javascripts so easy.Yes I need to learn frameworks now.JQuery ( a lightweight Javascript library) also makes life easier.Again my analogy of AJAX with Quidditch is very amateur.

Technology is about plumbing work and the Customers don’t really care about plumbers

Whenever my colleagues in my last project tell me that “Mainframes is cool yaar.You get billed higher in Mainframes than any other technology guy”.I say “CRAP”.These are some TABOOS in which techy guys live with.The customer wants solutions , and Simple Solutions , not the Complexity which every Development project Programmer aspires to work in.

And Yes !!! I have successfully achieved the target of mission Pinastro 1.9 🙂

though it shouldn’t have taken such a long time (two weeks)


AJAX eludes Harry Potter , XML bludgers cause serious injury

Potter in pursuit of the AJAX snitch

For the past three days I have been struggling hard to master the Game of Quidditch.

This blog post is the result of the frustrating chronic pain in my ears due to continuous exposure to electrons coming out of my computer monitor and the Whoofer sound waves from the U2 and Bon Jovi songs I have been listening to.I have slept for only around 15 hours in the past Three days.I didn’t go for morning walks which I usually go during the weekends.

I aspire to be in the role of a ‘Seeker’ who is supposed to carry the elusive Golden Snitch,catching which completly overturns the result of the match , just like it has done to the internet.Professor ‘Lockhart’ wants me to concentrate more on the Wizadry of JQuery , but I am yet to get my hands on it.He must be definitely be upset with me.

Confused about what I am talking about ??? Is it Web 2.0 or Wizadry ???

For me of course , it looks like wizadry that has changed the face cof internet over a very short span of time after 2005.

AJAX kit

They say ‘Rome was not built in a single day‘.Even Hogwart’s would have definitely taken some time to build.It’s just two weeks in the Web 2.0 labs for me.There’s a lot to learn and even more to ‘THINK’ and ‘INNOVATE’.

My goals for this week would be to catch the Golden Snitch(AJAX) that is refusing to surrender to me.What’s causing the problem is the XML’s Quaffle balls and Bludgers that has hit me under the ears.

I am struck up with the basic XML example of converting XML data into a HTML document.What I am getting is a blank page…..Grrr..Not even the famous page that has been created with a PUNny intentions… ‘PAGE NOT FOUND …PAGE’.

Maga Janagaley !!! Maga Janagaley ,( meaning Great people who are reading this Blog) if you know something about the basics of XML, please tell me why the code in this page is not working for me.

Potters love for AJAX

VICTORY is not about the Destination , it’s about the JOURNEY

In these three days I have definitely learnt a great deal eventhough I have failed to meet the targets of “Misson Pinastro 1.9”.

Err , Sorry folks … I forgot to tell you about the “Misson Pinastro 1.9”.The purpose of this self induced misson was to get Pinastro ready to be baptised by the Web 2.0 labs and really start working on some projects.Right now I am still in the process of learning and almost starting to discover that learning never stops.

The conclusion at the end of the Weekend (which also includes the Friday) is that “There has been a successful tech. upgrades to Pinastro’s skillset and they include Javascript , DOM , WAMP , PHP and the theoretical XML, inspite of the mission’s failure”.

Upgrade Update

I Still believe FAILUREs are the stepping stone for SUCCESS…I will not stop and am going to continue this.

===========ALL THE BEST TO ME=============

P.S.Above blogpost is only for fun, and there is nothing malicious intended 🙂

Enterprise 2.0 series – Saga begins

I am a person who has always been infected with questions that has troubled the people around me.After a long struggle I have finally reached a place where I (think) can be myself ,question and most importantly innovate freely. Of course, I still have to learn a lot of Wizardry the people in my new workplace do.I feel like Harry Potter in the Sorcerer’s stone ,who initially marvels at the wizardry performed by his classmates , Hermoine and others.

Harry Potter learning 4rth Gen Languages

With the tech. upgrades I have been going through I need to keep my mind sharp enough to generate new ideas.Therefore, I am starting a series of blogs that will have some of the key questions in front of Enterprise 2.0.

The series will not contain the ultimate questions I am looking for like “What is the ultimate Goal of the Human Civilization: “UTOPIA – A JUST SOCIETY” or “INTER-GALACTIC COLONIALIZATION” or “STOPPING THE UNIVERSAL CLOCK THAT’s TICKING TOWARDS THE ‘BIG CRUNCH’.

Ultimate question

Nor is it any stupid kind of questions I get every now and then like the current one , which asks “Why does this bag which I use for office, in Bikini Blue color , looks feminine to me ?”

Bikini Blue bag

The series is about the real world problems and perhaps quite important in the modern context of Money Driven world.Ofcourse the answers to these questions are going to be my bread winner in future, other than that perhaps I have got nothing to with these questions.

Here we start:

Anonymity in Enterprise 2.0

My Previous posts on Enterprise 2.0:

Return of Hippies

Enterprise 2.0 is not Web 2.0