Opinion – Sathya's World
Ambulance and Bangalore traffic.
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Part of this was originally posted as a comment to Nithin’s facebook post about today’s news article stating that Cops will send you legal notice if you block an Ambulance. There’s a well known law called Parkinson’s Law which states work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion There are various corollaries on this - and the one which I resonate the most is

Short Review of the Vu 40″ – 40k16 LED TV
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I was on the fence about buying a TV since I don’t watch it that much, but during their recent sale, I came across an offer from Snapdeal on Vu TVs that was too good a deal to pass by, so I grabbed the Vu 40″ TV(aka 40k16). Delivery, Installation & Unboxing Snapdeal shipped the TV next day, to be delivered by Bluedart - who took a good 10 days to deliver it.

The farce that is online request forms present on Indian websites
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Have you ever seen the “contact forms” that are present on a lot of companies offering services such as Broadband, Telephone Lines, cars, bikes et al? I have and I’m sick of seeing them. Why do these dumbasses put these forms? They are of no utility except for the sole purpose of harvesting email address, phone numbers & other contact details so that they can shove their promotional material down your throat and spam you to eternity.

25. My 25th Birthday "Celebration"
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
March 19 1985, 05:28. Date and time a certain SJ (no, not Steve Jobs, me!) came into this world. Fast forward to March 19, 2010. Today. Yesterday. couple of days ago. 25. I’ve “officially” completed 25 years of which 22 years were spent in Mangalore, 9 months in Austin, and the remaining time in Chennai. The day was pretty uneventful, however. My colleague Sweety was the first to call at 12:00, and Zakir, the silent assassin sitting besides me jumped and pounced on me, hammering away - all in the name of “bumps”.

Celebrating 2 years
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Couple of days ago, I tweeted this little message. July 9, 2007 is a red letter day for me - for that was the day I started my career as a working professional. As I tweeted that, I was greeted over IM by few of my friends and colleagues. It didn’t strike me much as soon as I tweeted, but few hours later I was just amazed as to how fast time has gone by - and how far I’ve come.

The customer is always right.
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
The customer is always right. even if they say sun never sets and horses lay eggs. /facepalm Just some of the shit that I go through everyday. /end short rant

I never thought..
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Its almost time to kick out 2008 and welcome 2009. Instead of posting the Happy New Year message, thought I’ll post somethings which I never thought/expected I’d do/happen but did: So here ya go Never thought I’d go from busy to jobless and extremely busy and working overtime in a matter of couple of hours. Never thought I’d such a huge twaddict (that’s twitter addict for you lesser mortals) Never thought I’d be a BarCamper Never thought I’d conduct 2 twitter meetups (however tiny they may be) Never thought I’d see quite a lot of my friends and colleagues get laid off Never thought I’d be having a 5KB/s Internet connection Never thought I’d organize 2 tweetups Never thought a fucking useless nobody Reports manager would be a Senior Manager Never thought I’d see an AGM get sacked overnight and asked never to return Never _ever_ thought I’d be asked to come onsite Never thought the AWESOME Mumbai tweeps would wait for me at the Mumbai Airport Gate and would have a tweetup just before I left Never thought I’d set my foot in US in this year Never thought I’d witness snowfall in an area where snowfall almost never comes Never thought I’d taste/have more than 5 different types of handmade Beer at the same location Never thought I’d see a Lesbian couple next to me in a bar Never thought I’d see a Viagra ad on mainstream TV Never thought I’d speak and get so close to a girl I’ve never met before To cap it all, never thought 2008 would be such an eventful, packed, thrilling, rollercoaster ride of a year.

And The Lamest Mouse Award Goes To….
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Preshit’s tweet about him having the lamest mouse triggered a series of “my-mouse-is-lamer-than-yours" tweets, and in midst of that we decided to have a contest - Who’s mouse is the Lamest? So who gets the award? Lets have a look at the contenders Preshit Santosh Karthik Omkarnath Kunal Me And the winner is…….. well that’s for you to decide.

Indian Work Culture ?
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I keep getting this mail as a forward, and it’s contents reflect my views too. Have a look at the mail. Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff: It’s half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on… PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing… And who’s at work? Most of them ??? Take a closer look… All or most specimens are ?? Something male species of the human race…

Sony Ericsson P1i Review
· ☕ 8 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
More often than than, a Sony Ericsson phone is generally equated to be a music enthusiast’s phone, with their immensely popular Walkman series of phones. Sony Ericsson’s P-series cater to business needs, and P1i had been in market for a while now, infact rumour goes that P1i’s production will stop in September. Well then why this late review? Well because, (a) I bought this phone recently and (b) It’s a darn neat phone!