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Buying curse aka house in Chennai

"All owned house people in Chennai are lunatic", some strangers were discussing in a bus. Since, I was reading Blessing or Curse: You Can Choose, book by Derek Prince, I thought little deeper on this. While analyzing on this topic, I have noted that the people of own house in Chennai are restless, have problematic personal and family life, prone of unexpected failures. Raju Murugan, once wrote about sons of Chennai soil in Ananda Vikatan magazine in which he's explained how these people are exploited and chased away from their own-native places. While correlating Derek Prince's doctrine and Raju Murugan's writing, I think, there are some curses.

UI/UX research: workflow-based filter

I'm quite proud that the workflow-based filter was first introduced by our team. It is now becoming popular and being adopted by many websites. When looking back... 3-years ago, when our team architected CSSilize, the game changer PSD to XHTML project management tool, to show the workflow of project statuses and to show the number of projects in that statuses this unique filter was first introduced after much of discussions, brainstorming and research.

P. A. Sangma as a President!

I'm a great fan of P. A. Sangma. About 10-years ago, I created/started his Wikipedia page. I'm glad to see the quotes I have added then are still there: "Adventurism is easy, but restraint is far more difficult." - Against nuclear weapons in Lok Sabha debate"Do you want to kill the whole world nine times? Do you want to kill the whole world 13 times? And, how can you kill a person a second time?" - Against nuclear weapons in Lok Sabha debate

Killers of Rajiv Gandhi - consolidated list with references

This is part of my Save Perarivalan series.


Who killed Rajiv Gandhi?... There are lots of theories about the killers. But, still Perarivalan and others are sentenced to capital punishment and few want them to be hanged. So, here is the consolidated list of Rajiv Gandhi killers--according to various theories:

Sonia Gandhi according to Subramanian Swamy. In his book Do You Know Your Sonia?, which is available online in Janata Party website, Subramanian Swamy alleges Sonia’s relationship with Madhavrao Scindia and LTTE.

Reference: Madhavrao’s friendship continued even after Sonia’s marriage to Rajiv...

My investigations into Sonia’s involvement in Rajiv’s assassination is therefore necessary. I am also author of a best seller titled Assassination Of Rajiv Gandhi—Unasked Questions and Unanswered Queries[published by Konark in 2000] in which I have given some indications of this possible conspiracy.
-- Do You Know Your Sonia? - by Dr. Subramanian Swamy
However, Sleuth Without A Clue. Smug tale…

Donating to Indian political parties through 80G

Communist party MLAs and MPs should share their salary (that they receive from government) with their party workers--Gnani once wrote about it. Ever since I've read that, I was looking for a website where we can donate to political parties. Recently I came to know that the Indian tax law 80G allows 100% rebate for donation to political party. I'm not sure, how many people are aware of it.

Crooked power cut for Koodankulam?

Chennai has now official 2-hours power cut per day. People from southern cities say that they have unofficial power cut--not less than 8-hours per day. Everybody says that it is worst in the history, especially when people voted against to DMK for its just [sic] 2-hours official power cut per day. Some people say that there is no need for power cut now and it's a crooked measure to get people's support against to Koodankulam agitators. More specifically, when people of Coimbatore started supporting the Anti-Koodankulam protesters, the power cut rose up from 4-hours to 10-hours. Long live politics!

Puthiya Thalaimurai group losing neutrality & respect?

Like I mentioned earlier, I'm one of the early life subscriber of Puthiya Thalaimurai magazine and I have recommended it to many people. But, these days, the contents are losing neutrality and becoming terrible from terrific--especially on Koodankulam issue. The contents are absolutely crooked and insane. It is better to write anything direct than in sneaky neutral tone. I can guess few reasons for the changes:

It tries to be just "different" to reach cosmopolitan & TwitterGen [sic] crowdIt tries to milk "brand Abdul Kalam". But, visit Anna University and talk to some people to understand how he climbed up faster or read old critic by his classmate writer Sujatha.It is under pressure from central and state government. 
But, I wish the real reason be just an error and Puthiya Thalaimurai magazine and TV will get back respect.

Dr. Jayabarathan responds to Anti-Koodankulam critic

Retired nuclear engineer Dr. S. Jayabarathan (B.E. (Hons), P.Eng. [Nuclear] Canada, born February 21, 1934) kindly replied for the Anti-Koodankulam critic by John Rupert, which I noted as best critic. Since the formatting in comments section is not good for reading, I have formatted them into a new post. I’ll write about the real questions and real concerns in few days time.

1. மீன்பிடித் தொழிலால் கூடங்குளம் பகுதியில் இருந்து ஆண்டொன்றிற்கு அரசுக்கு 2000 கோடி ரூபாய் வருவாய் கிடைக்கிறது. இதை எல்லம் அணுவுலை அமைந்தால் எந்தா நாட்டிற்கும் நம்மால் மீன் ஏற்றுமதி செய்ய இயலாது. இந்த இழப்பு உங்கள் கண்ணிற்கு தெரியாதது ஏனோ? கல்பாக்கத்தில் பணி புரியும் பொறியியல் வல்லுனர்கள் அங்கு கிடைக்கும் மீன்களை வாங்குவதில்லை என்பது உஙளுக்குத் தெரியும் என எண்ணுகிறேன்.

ஜப்பான் தேசத்தில் இயங்கும் 54 அணுமின் உலைகள் கடற்கரையில்தான் அமைந்துள்ளன. கனடாவில் 20 அணுமின் உலைகள் சுவைநீர் ஏரிகளில் உள்ளன. உலகில் பல நாடுகளில் அணு உலைகள் நதிக் கரையில் கட்டப் பட்டுள்ளன. அங்கே வாழ்வோர் மீன் பிடிக்கிறார், விற்கிறார், தின்கிறார்.

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Russian wives - must watch [video]

I was highly disturbed when I watched this scene in my favorite Desmond Morris's The Human Sexes program in Discovery channel. On a second telecast, I've asked Heleena to watch this scene and she too got moved.

Here's the video (from 45:26 timestamp till end; especially from 46:36).

The prison shown in the video is Kresty Prison, Saint Petersburg, Russia. After watching the video, you may:

Start loving & trusting human beings, and or,Stop blabbering about Indian culture and stop salivating at overrated Indian girlfriends

Work avoiders on the rise

roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes
-- 80–20 rule / Pareto principle One popular store (that is known for its less selling price, 6-storied air-conditioned showroom) is situated to close to our home. But, Heleena is allergic to it. Reason? Even though there are at least 50 sales people per floor, only 1 or 2 people will be working and responding to the customers' queries.
In another shop, I even noticed that the owner was serving customer when many staffs were cleverly avoiding the show! I'm finding the same problem everywhere. Who're affected here? Obviously the people who're actually working--they will have to handle more work that the clever people have avoided.
Two common gestures/characteristics I have noted in these clever people: 1. They'll pretend to be absolute ignorant (These people's agenda are merely to avoid works, but not to take credits.), 2. They'll create politics on anything (These people's agenda are to take credit…

Buggy UI/UX software will get no bug reports?

Experience-1 "One client has praised the UI of Burrow for more than half an hour", my boss told me once. It's no surprise for us as even Airbnb was adopting many of the features introduced in our software. Sometimes we used to get petty, trivial feedbacks as bug reports--then we used to wonder how and why clients are pointing out even these tiny dots.

Experience-2 Some long time ago, someone brought me shopping cart software and its UI was big mess. When I pointed out messy UI, the person told me that it must be rugged at core level... but software was so buggy--even basic functionality of the cart system didn't work.  We then wondered how such buggy software is surviving.

Possible reasons I think there are couples of reasons why poor UI software will get less bug reports:

Poor UI means rugged core? I think, people wrongly associate poor UI with solid core."Shouldn’t expect more" attitude. Some people may underestimate the knowledge of the coders on seein…

Our team's 7-days = 5-years?

I'm so happy and proud of our team... especially after reading a technology critic of an experienced developer who used it for 5-years, through Hackers News.
Like I mentioned earlier, we had to ditch a part of the stack from the new technology that our team was hacking. The surprising fact is that our team faced and identified half of the issues mentioned by the experienced developer within 7-days of learning, lurking and hacking.