10 things i loved in my childhood

I started my day to the sound of ripping of papers. It kind of amazed me, since im not used to hearing such sound under normal circumstances. So the lethargic me, got up almost instantly and walked down the stairs out of my room to see what the hell is up! It was my mother tearing off some of the ‘old but irrelevant’ photographs, which were floating around in the closet, with out even a single album to hold them together. She had emptied the entire closet to the floor, and I got there to what stuffs were inside it. We usually never opened that closet, firstly because it contained nothing useful in it; secondly because, it was so full that, we feared if we opened it, things would pop out and we may need hours to put all the stuff back into the closet.

Today after so many years, the contents of the closet got some air to breathe. My mom considered cleaning it, since she, the cleanliness freak, had nothing left to clean. I saw some of my childhood photographs, which placed me on a time machine and drove me back to childhood. So there are a certain things, that I now think, were the most important part of my childhood.

  1. Mogli. I watched every time without missing it. My mom tells me that I even cried for buying a mogli t-shirt, which I finally got for one of my bdays.
  2. Danasur. Im not very sure about the name, I think it sounds something like that. It’s a story about dinosaurs that was friendly and cute. I really thought dinosaur was a friendly pet animal. It was later when my parents to me to birla museum in Hyderabad that my view was broken.
  3. Prabhu Deva. I was a fan of that guy. I was especially fond of the urvashi urvashi dance. Because of that song, my mom had to buy me some sort of soft pant, similar to the one that prabhu deva wears in that song. I used to wear it and dance on the bed, assuming that it is a bus.
  4. Cricket. Though in childhood I never understood what the game was all about, I liked the idea of holding a bat and swinging it I air. I had a plastic cricket kit, which I was proud of.
  5. Tape Recorder. It was brought new to my house, and it was the first one in the locality. My dad also had bought many blank cassettes to record my voice in that. I grew fond of that. I used to sing some English poems, thought in school, into that microphone. I also know what buttons I should press so that my voice gets recorded.
  6. Dad’s vehicle. As soon as my dad got home from work, I used to sit on his vehicle and pretend to be riding it. It was a great feeling. Strange thing is that, I thought pulling the breaks increases the speed.
  7. Festivals. This is because I loved eating. When my grand parents were alive, we used to celebrate each and every festival with pomp. And every festival came with a 3 course meals. I loved eating the special sweets, that too, especially those that I stole from kitchen.
  8. Tamil. Though Konkani (Or some people like to call it brahmani) is my mother tongue, I was surrounded by tamilians. So I had fascination for tamil. Later when we changed our residence for a better one, I gradually lost the touch of tamil, and now I only understand what ‘’sapad accha’’ means 😛
  9. My crazy ambitions. I wanted to be a police constable. I considered it to be the greatest job, next only to the president of the country. During holidays, I used to move around with a cane.
  10. School friends. They are crazy ones. Im still in touch with them. They added to my craziness.

Every one of us will be having crazy childhood memories. They are the things to be laughed at, loved and cherished for ever, for they are the things that keep us young and reminds us that the world is something far greater than computer programming.


Mind you, java is pure object oriented!!

[Update 07-feb-2013. I was a noob when I wrote this one. Don’t consider it seriously]


“Java is not object oriented, since it has primitive data types!” , “int, char, float etc etc in java are not objects but primitive data-types. so how can it be object oriented?”

I’m reading the above crap in too often these days. Yeah, it does freak me out! Oh my dear java developers, if you come across any person ranting such nonsense, please check the credentials of the person. If someone says such things despite knowing java quite well, it only implies that the person lacks analytical thinking.

Let me get into the argument in this way: Let us say you are a the education minister of your state. And also an MLA of some constituency. Now how would you introduce yourself to some one? You will say you are an MLA? Or will you say you are the education minister? The answer is obvious.

Similarly, java does contain primitive data-types like int, float, double, boolean. But it should be remembered that it also contains wrapper class for all those data-types, like ‘Integer’ for ‘int’, ‘Float’ for ‘float’,’ Double’ for ‘double’,’ Boolean’ for ‘Boolean’. You can choose to never use the primitive data-types, and use only the wrapper class, it would’nt make much of a difference. But java programmers use the primitives only because its execution is faster. So the primitive data-types exists in java as an option(a good one), hence you can confidently say that java is a pure object oriented language.

I rest my case.

The Budding JAVA professional

Completing engineering brought a great sense of victory to me. I was a happy man for the first three months since the exams. I enjoyed spending time at home and with friends. I downloaded the latest seasons of big bang theory and how I met your mother, saw it’s every episode at least twice and relished ever moment of it. But the dirty fact of nature is that, no emotions will have the same intensity at different points on the implied time period! Things started changing. I started feeling less happy day by day which brings me to this day, where I’m totally frustrated about the things going around.

Two months ago, I saw the vacations as a great opportunity to upgrade myself and prepare to face the real-virtual world. I signed up for Java classes! Initially it was fun learning the language and things were working well for me. But as time went, the language started getting into my veins. From mere fun, it grew up to become an addiction. Since then, java has been my place of refuge from harmful feelings of joblessness, bitter academic past and boredom. Whenever I felt emotionally low, I turn on my computer to either learn the language deeper or to start coding with it.

I am basically from the electronics background, so these computer languages are new to me. Though java is taking the central position in my mind, I still love electronics and communication as much as I used to, during my days of engineering. I see my future as a java professional striving hard for the betterment of the world through betterment of the language. But since I’m from the background of Electronics and Communication Engineering, I am able to see the world through a larger perspective. Having knowledge in both electronics and computer domain, In ten years from now I see myself handling projects that make real contributions to world , like designing 5th sense devices for the people having disabilities like blindness and deafness.  By 5th sense devices, I don’t mean the devices that exist in today’s market, which offers very little or no help. I want to build multifunctional devices that can do almost all the works that the disabled people would expect from their missing sense.

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