Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Access Whores and Access Hogs

...those are the two types of people in tech companies and of course there are "others", who are caught in between. Access whores want and get access to all the applications including the one to order refrigerator cleaning in break room (if there is any such access). They aren't a nuisance compared to the access hogs. It's the access hogs who would stop by at your desk and request you order "horse tranquilizer" for them as they don't have access. Sometimes they would send an email with seven people in cc requesting you to "punch them in face" since they don't have access and project's success is absolutely contingent on it. Why access hogs don't request access for themselves? Well because they don't want to take superfluous responsibilities of ordering stuff for other people. It might lower their efficiency and they don't require that access that often...so why should they.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Surprise Mom!

I completed my infinity scarf and it seems a bit entwined. I guess it's with the way I joined it. I would prefer making it straight and joining it in the end rather than crocheting circular scarf...no longer seems like a mobius strip :( I like it nonetheless and mom loved it :) She was so pleasantly surprised like I had planned.

It took about 7-8 hours over a period of 29 days. Now I can use it a few times this season.



Thursday, February 10, 2011


As sung by Christy's Minstrels.
Air - "Limerick Races"

One of the boys am I,
That always am in clover;
With spirits light and high,
'Tis well I'm known all over.
I am always to be found,
A singing in my glory;
With your smiling faces round,
'Tis then I'm hunkey dorey.

The page goes on to explain the plight of etymologists.


Not long afterward, in October 1866, the US magazine The Galaxy, seemed unclear why the phrase was used, which also indicates that it wasn't very long in the tooth at that date:

"I cannot conceive on any theory of etymology that I ever studied why anything that is 'hunkee doree', or 'hefty' or 'kindy dusty' should be so admirable."


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Australian parrot

This Australian parrot is know as Rainbow Jungle because you see them only when it's raining and Sun is shining at the back...no silly, it's because they are colorful.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011

PenHolder from phone directory

I made this penholder today using a phone directory. It isn't as neat it could have been with the right tools but fair enough for a yellow pager :) 

Detail instructions here


Wednesday, February 02, 2011


My neighborhood is no longer safe. I can't go to parking lot without endangering myself. It all started exactly two days ago. I remember. That was the first time I felt ground slipping from under my feet. I couldn't open my car door. I tugged at it but it wouldn't budge. I was surprised.

I tip toed back to my apartment and told my team that I'll work from home. 

We are having a snowstorm with freezing rain! Everything is covered in glazed ice - roads, trees, cars, dumpsters and donuts (well! only if you leave them outdoors ;)