Monday, May 19, 2008


Boss said to secretary: For a week we will go abroad, so make arrangement.

Secretary make call to Husband: For a week my boss and I will be going abroad, you look after yourself.

Husband make call to secret lover: My wife is going abroad for a week, so lets spend the week together.

Secret lover make call to small boy whom she is giving private tution: I have work for a week, so you need not come for class.

Small boy make call to his grandfather: Grandpa, for a week I don't have class 'coz my teacher is busy. Lets spend the week together.

Grandpa(the 1st boss ;) ) make call to his secretary: This week I am spending my time with my grandson. We cannot attend that meeting.

Secretary make call to her husband: This week my boss has some work, we cancelled our trip.

Husband make call to secret lover: We cannot spend this week together, my wife has cancelled her trip.

Secret lover make call to small boy whom she is giving private tution: This week we will have class as usual.

Small boy make call to his grandfather: Grandpa, my teacher said this week I have to attend class. Sorry I can't give you company.

Grandpa make call to his secretary: Don't worry this week we will attend that meeting, so make arrangement.

This is called deadlock.

Unfortunately we cannot use the most frequently used deadlock recovery algorithm in this scenario.. Which is to “kill” any one of the deadlock participants.. ;)

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Perfect Medical Certificate

Certified that Mr. /Miss ____________ _____ , working in your organization, is suffering from 'time-bound' illness. Due to this, he will NOT be able to work more than 8 hours a day and 5 days a week.

Any attempt to stretch beyond this timing will lead to severe health problems. The losses to the company due to medical reimbursements will be far more compared to the gains made by stretching beyond 8 hours.

It is also warned to keep my patient away from any kind of shocking news such as "Come over weekend..", "Let's work on holiday..", "Leave cannot be granted" etc. which can directly lead to heart strokes.

In view of the above, it is strongly recommended to adjust your deadlines in accordance with the convenience of my patient.

Dr. Impatient
Cyber Clinic

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Quote of the Day

According to President Bush, in order for the world to have sufficient food grains, Indians and Chinese must starve themselves.

Courtesy: Akshay Iyer.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Google News - About Feeds or Feeds

Whenever I open a website, and if the site looks good, then I immediately search for the feed, and add it to my google reader. I know google news for a long time. I tried to read the news many times, but, gave up. Because, I wanted to add google news feed, Google news page has RSS, and Atom. But, both are general feeds (and not specific to a category), and I don't want to add general news feed. I know about feeds, so, I never clicked on About Feeds. Only today, while browsing in different pages, I went to one page, and I saw that there are feeds for all the categories separately. Then, I realized that, it is linked from About Feeds. If it had been just Feeds, I would have added the feeds atleast one year back.

I am sure, there would be many people who will not click About Feeds, because they know about feeds. If it is changed to Feeds or All Feeds, then many people will use those feeds. I understand that, that page also contains about feeds. But, by using About word, they may lose advanced users.