Start Small

June 15, 2016

linus-fun

Nobody should start to undertake a large project. You start with a small _trivial_ project, and you should never expect it to get large. If you do, you’ll just overdesign and generally think it is more important than it likely is at that stage. Or worse, you might be scared away by the sheer size of the work you envision.

So start small, and think about the details. Don’t think about some big picture and fancy design. If it doesn’t solve some fairly immediate need, it’s almost certainly over-designed. And don’t expect people to jump in and help you. That’s not how these things work. You need to get something half-way _useful_ first, and then others will say “hey, that _almost_ works for me”, and they’ll get involved in the project.

And if there is anything I’ve learnt from Linux, it’s that projects have a life of their own, and you should _not_ try to enforce your “vision” too strongly on them. Most often you’re wrong anyway, and if you’re not flexible and willing to take input from others (and willing to change direction when it turned out your vision was flawed), you’ll never get anything good done.

In other words, be willing to admit your mistakes, and don’t expect to get anywhere big in any kind of short timeframe. I’ve been doing Linux for thirteen years, and I expect to do it for quite some time still. If I had _expected_ to do something that big, I’d never have started. It started out small and insignificant, and that’s how I thought about it.

Plans

June 14, 2016

The Business of Branding

May 13, 2016

Global Market Worth

May 10, 2016
Billion – $122 – eLearning
Billion – $024 – Web Design
Billion – $094 – Search Advertisement
Billion – $185 – Digital Advertisement
Billion – $592 – Advertising
Billion – $917 – IT Services

Trillion – $5.2 – Education
Trillion – $1.9 – Software
Trillion – $1.0 – Internet Software & Services

MS hits $ 1 Trillion

May 10, 2016

Microsoft has hit a major milestone: $1 trillion in all-time cumulative revenue. The finding was first spotted by Jeff Reifman, a tech consultant. According to him, Microsoft hit the milestone in its last quarter. Interestingly, Apple also hit $1 trillion in revenue in 2015. As for profits, Microsoft currently leads the chart with $265.2 billion with Apple trying to close in with $261.6 billion. “You might expect a company to announce a milestone like this and bask in this incredible accomplishment — but not Microsoft,” writes Reifman. “It chose to stay silent as it faces increased public scrutiny for holding $108.3 billion in earnings offshore (an incredible 41% of its all-time profit) and its history of tax dodging at home in Washington State.”Microsoft blog MSPowerUser says it independently verified the numbers. According to which, Microsoft’s total cumulative revenue as of last earnings call is 1001.569 billion.

Source: SlashDot.org

Music that hasn’t been heard for 1,000 years has been reconstructed from a Medieval musical notation technique lost for centuries.

April 27, 2016

In the Middle Ages, musical notation was a little different to what we have now. In fact, staved notation — notes written on a staff, or set of horizontal, parallel lines — wasn’t introduced until around the 11th century. Prior to then, the notation, or neumes, was written in a sort of code that sketched out the outline of the music, but relied heavily on aural tradition and prior familiarity with the system.

Source: C|Net

Global Market Worth

January 21, 2016


Billion – $122 – eLearning
Billion – $024 – Web Design
Billion – $094 – Search Advertisement
Billion – $185 – Digital Advertisement
Billion – $592 – Advertising
Billion – $917 – IT Services

Trillion – $5.2 – Education
Trillion – $1.9 – Software
Trillion – $1.0 – Internet Software & Services


Announcing – OpenSource (dot) Education

April 11, 2014
www.OpenSource.Education

www.OpenSource.Education

I have been an ardent lugger since year 2000.
In 2001, I used to work as an internee at FreeOS.com, where my love for Open Source grew.

Later I started my Linux CDs retailing eCommerce business with the website @ http://www.linuxcampus.net, which was later renamed to http://www.indiainfotech.org. Me and my college friends ran the website for more than 3 years. The cost of each CD was just, 50/- INR.

It was 2003, that I organized the first GNU festival called GNUnify – The All India Free Software Festval @ Symbiosis in Pune. Its been from 2003 to 2014 – 11 years now and I have done nothing in the FOSS domain. All these years I have been working as an Usability Analyst at some places.

Since 1st April 2014, I had been having the urge to start working in eLearning for FOSS. I firmly believe there is a huge potential for it. So hereby I am announcing that I will be rolling out http://www.OpenSource.Education .

My first 2 eLearning capsules are on:
1. Demystifying Open Source
2. A2Z of ‘C Language’

If anyone wants some specific tutorials, please email me.
I will add it to my list.
I will be doing Podcasts & Screencasts & PDFs.

I hope I can again deliver what I am setting out for.

I am moving my blog to a new address

April 30, 2011

My new blog address is

http://www.geek007.com

Responsive Design

April 13, 2011

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