A life without computer: What does it look like??


Lived the first eighteen years of my life without access to technology. There were no internet or mobiles then, even a computer was considered a toy for wealthy.

Then slowly internet came and it quickly took over me. Also I built a career backed by Internet & Mobile.

Then at one point in life I was running through a rough patch. Then I started blogging just to keep me engaged. Over a point blogging became an habit and slowly if became an addiction.

Today I can’t even think of a life without Mobile, Internet & Blog!!!

I’ve tried many instances to stay away from gadgets and technology for one day in a month. Slowly within hours it made me restless and I give up!!

I know it is not a healthy thing and one of my 2016 goal is to practice staying away from Computers / Technology at least once a week.

I’ve planned to convert my small land measuring little more than an acre into a farmhouse and consider engaging myself into farm activities every Sunday.Will jump into execution as soon as my wife joins me.

Life After Blogs: I’m seriously considering to buy a big farm and venture into organic farming!!!

Sleep Deprived


Yesterday got too enthusiastic about my blog update and for this weeks sales and delivery planning… Got so obsessed that I couldn’t sleep for more than 2 hours!!

By far it was productive night where I made around 10+ blog post, planned sales & delivery strategy, did some personal finance management and finally ended everything with a 3.5KM walk in the morning..

Immediately took a shower and proceeded to office.. It is surprising that I was feeling fresh till 3PM… Just started feeling a bit drowsy and got a bit of caffeine to boost myself!!!

  

Hope I can finish this day with a high note as this is the beginning of the week!!! 

What happened to my BLOGGING??


Once blogging use to be a habit without which I couldn’t close my day!! It was real hard practice, perceivarance and discipline which helped to make it a habit!!! Over all this habit helped me in;

  • Improving my communication skills!!
  • Improved my vocabulary!!!
  • Expressing my thoughts!!
  • Documenting my daily life!!
  • Experiencing Challenges!!
  • Getting New Friends!!
  • Becoming Open & Transparent!!
  • Venting out frustration!!

As days passed this habit slowly became an addiction!!! This addiction made;

  • Me stretch my day to finish my blog post!!
  • Me depressed if I fail to make a blog post!!
  • Me do unwanted things to make a blog post!!
  • Me too transparent and open person!!
  • Me loose my reputation sometimes!!

In spite of all those negatives it helped me feel free and expose my rightful image. I was able to move without carrying any burden on my shoulder!!! 

But I wanted to stop blogging for some time because I thought that I should not get addicted to anything or do anything because of addiction!! So, I voluntarily stopped blogging for some time!!

By the time I got convinced that I was de-addicted and ready to start my blogging I got married.. Then on I couldn’t be the same transparent and open person.. There were things which my wife couldn’t tolerate and accept.. I had to hide things to her in order to avoid hurting her.. I fell into the trap of mediocrity!! So, I couldn’t blog any longer 😦

Frankly I do not want to show prejudice between my wife and parents.. I want to be the same transparent person the way I did with my parents..

Today while I was driving back alone from my wife’s native to Madurai I was thinking;

  • Why I stopped blogging for marriage?? 
  • Was I right or wrong in doing so??

Then I realised that the relationship and bond we carry with our parents are naturally stiched and we dare to take it for granted.. But with marriage we are building a bond which has to carefully crafted and stiched!!

I feel it was better sacrifice to hold my blog and my natural trait for the sake of building a relationship!! 

Not sure how far we have crossed as a couple and the depth in our bond??

Should I start Blogging or Wait for some more time??

Just want to try it out with small doses 🙂

Hope Yamuna reads this blog sometime or some day and makes a comment 🙂

My 1000th Blog Post


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This is my 1000th Blog Post & Feeling emotional and happy for it…

Fourteen years back I was a student & the domain costed Rs.4000/- a year… It way beyond my budget and my mother was not sure of its use & she asked is it worth spending that much…

Those were the times of Dot-Com boom & I use to read a lot of new breed entrepreneurs… I just borrowed their attitude & told my mother that I will become a Bill Gates one day & then I didn’t want to fight to get the domain…

She was still not convinced but she gave me that money to book this domain… I’m thankful for her for sponsoring this domain…

I booked this domain with some local registrar who didn’t have an online payment gateway & I had to take Demand Draft to get buy this domain…

When i first brought this domain I never imagined it would be my mouth piece and become a part of me…

My blog helped me many ways;

  • It helped me to express myself..
  • It helped to show my point of view…
  • It improved my communication skills
  • It helped me to update my friends at one go…
  • It helped me to flush out stress & depression…
  • It got me new friends…

As time went Blogging became an Habit & started getting addicted to Blogging… This is one milestone & wish I use this space much more better, engaging & interesting for my readers…

Last but not least I’d like to THANK all my readers for the Patronage… Without your motivation & support I couldn’t have reached milestone….

New initiatives keeps me engaged


Almost a year Sundays have become boring and lonely… Last week was sitting idle and was whiling away time… Tried hard by trying different things but nothing excited me… Finally called a friend and asked if he can join me for a Coffee… As the conversation progressed we thought of creating a Blog for Techie’s & CxO’s…

Very next day I stepped into execution and started a blog http://scribblejam.wordpress.com, book a domain ScribJAM.Com and started with two of my directors… Started pitching it with my friends to write for the Blog and there was mixed response…

The progress was slow and steady and last whole week I was engaged with this task… It was this new initiative which kept me engaged today… As I’m closing a Sunday without feeling bored after a long time…

Must thank Bala & KSawMe for the support and encouragement they offered…

Reply to Mr.Swaminathan


I received following comment from Mr.Swaminathan

Looking at the size of the blog content, you could have put this as a Facebook status message instead of a blog post. இந்த தம்மாதூண்டு மேட்டருக்கு நான் பேஸ்புக்ல இருந்து உம் பிளாக்ல போய் படிச்சிட்டு திரும்ப இங்க வந்து கமெண்ட் போட்டு….உஸ்ஸ்ஸ்ஸப்பா..முடியல (For this small post I had to from FB to your blog and then come back to FB to post my comment….)

First I’d like to explain Swami what BLOG is and how the term originated;

The term “weblog” was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form, “blog”, was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase “we blog” in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999. Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used “blog” as both a noun and verb (“to blog”, meaning “to edit one’s weblog or to post to one’s weblog”)…

So, Mr.Swami I BLOG to maintain weblog of my daily activities so that I can look back at a later stage… So, my Blog is my diary and it is for my friends to know what I do… If I post things on FB my log gets lost or diluted over the stream activities on FB…

Now you get my point on why I prefer my Blog than FB??

From Self-Hosted to Cloud


Wordpress LogoI’ve been a blogged for almost a decade now and all the while I’ve never believed on cloud and always went with the Indian mindset of owning things… All this changed until Swami implemented cloud in our office…

  • It started with our Project Management too JIRA…
  • Then we moved our versioning system to GIT…
  • Then moved our sales management system to Zendesk…
  • Then with the help of BAMBOO we implemented Continuous Integration..

After seeing the benefits of cloud I decided to move away from my self-hosted WordPress BLOG to Cloud hosted WordPress BLOG… For the record this happens to be my first blog after moving to cloud and from now I need not worry about;

  • Server Downtime…
  • Script Upgrade
  • Data Backups

Also must thank Swami for his continuous support in encouraging me to blog, being a master executer and for porting the site successfully to Cloud…

Not it is time to play around the features available and to fine tune my blog to make it more readable and presentable…

What Stopped When I Stopped BLOGGING!!!


I had to take a break from Blogging for policing from Parents and Relatives… Yesterday I just realised how that break affected my personality alltogether…

  • When I blogged I enjoyed all the challenges, struggles and pains… These days I’ve become a angry and depressed….
  • When I blogged I use to observe all the small things that happens around me…  I missed to see a lot of good things around me these days….
  • When I blogged I’ve never been into boredom…. Blogging made me engaged all the times…
  • When I blogged I developed lots of hobbies…. I became a foodie, traveller, photographer, gardener etc…
  • When I blogged my vocabulary improved… I used to write all the new words I’ve come across…
  • When I blogged I was able to flush all the anger, agony and frustration… Off late my frustration levels are high…
  • When I blogged I used to read a lot… My reading habit has almost become defunct….
  • When I blogged I had the habit of sharing and compromising…. These days I’m getting selfish and self-centered…
  • When I blogged I learned from my mistakes… Not sure if I’m wise these days…
  • When I blogged I got lots of well washers like friends, relatives and unknown acquaintance… My friend base is stagnant these days…

Overall I’ve lost too meant things than I gained…

I’m BACK


Dear Friends, Itz been 2 months I blogged last… Though I evangelise and force other to blog I had to take this forced decision…

So, Why did I stop blogging for 2 months?

  • What started as a time filler eventually became hobby & finally addicted me into it… I couldn’t sleep if I didn’t blog in a particular day… I didn’t want to be addicted for something…
  • It took a tool on my sleep… Many times I corp ides on my sleep to blog which seriously affected my productivity…
  • Wanted to change my working pattern where in I wanted to sleep in nights and work in the morning… It took 2 Months to get to this routine…
  • Was too frank in my writings… Frankly exposed my personal life which didn’t go well with relatives… Was immensely preserved by my parents to control my writing… I was not comfortable someone (including my parents) influence my writing…
  • Reduction in comments also played a minor part…

Considering all the reasons I wanted to consciously take a sabbatical from blogging and wanted to see how it felt… There were moments where I was pulled automatically pulled to blog… But I resisted it and after a while I got used to it…

Not I’m fresh with new thoughts, new mindset, new work hours etc.. From now on I’d be consistent in posting a blog a day…

Days are running fast


Not sure where is it going to lead… Weather it is for good or bad… But time is running like anything… This is what I did for last 3 days and it flew like a jet;

  • Woke up at 11 AM…
  • Went to GYM & Came home by 1 PM…
  • Went to office for couple of meetings & retuned by 9 PM….
  • Some mentoring work with startups in Coffee Day which goes till 11.30 PM…
  • Talk to Cogzidel Technologies folks (Major & Bala) atleast for 30 min each (tentatively will finish the call by 1.30 AM)…
  • Then  reading, replying sending emails for 30 min…
  • Then reading Tech Crunch, Life Hacker for another 30 min…
  • Read some blogs & post comments which till take another 30 min…
  • Write my blog which is another 15 min…

Then I goto bed between 4 – 5 AM and the routine continues every day… In this tight schedule I missed talking to my sister in skype, had no time for my doggie, no time for my parents & no time to get in touch with friends…

Soon I want to create a life where I can get rid of Notebooks, BlabkBerries, Internet etc… I’m seriously considering of considering of buying some farm lands and concentrate on agriculture where in I can be attached with loved ones & nature :)…