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Still C.S.S. featuring VJ-Dawg


Parody rap verse from “Still D.R.E” performed by “Dr. Dre Featuring Snoop Dogg”

[Intro: VJ-Dawg (Ash Bee)]
Yeah bro, Still coding with ya
Still the refactoring is a mess
Still HTML and CSS
It’s same ole UI thang, ni**a
(LOL.. Guess who’s back
Still refactoring that shit, huh VJ?)
Oh for sure, now you rap about it.

[Verse 1: AshBee]
It’s still AshBee ni**a, representing UI Team ni**a
Before I rap my hack, I can’t “trust” you back
Cause frequently ideas change when things going on “track”
You’ll notice me around with my T-shirts black.
Now, we are into CRO, but some say its UI will fell off
How bro, My last project was “The Platform”
They want to know if he can still manage it
They keep designs changed, they want to know how can I deal with it

If you ain’t reach the deadlines
AshBee is the name, I’m ahead of your commits
Still… Playing TT everyday, still making my Oreo muffins
Still… Not loving new coffee machine (Uh huh)
Still… Rocking on my lowers with Adidas stripes
Still… Got respect for the engineer bhais
Still… The design changes, still the PM irritates
Since the last code release, ain’t too much changed.

[Hook: VJ-Dawg (AshBee)]
Still… I’m representing for the frontend all across VWO
Still… Kindly make your design finalized before we code
(Still… Taking my time to refactor the shit
And making room for creativity, it’s the CSS)

[Verse 2: AshBee]
Since the last time I heard from the lead, Kush went on sabbatical
Well.. Hell… Me, VJ and .PNG, we dipping inside the code again
Found all the files, fixed’em one by one
Opening pull requests, doing twice or thrice a week
Still… I stay close to the features
And make sure everything works and looks fine as expected
My PR comments are like a soundtrack I wrote to the beat
Treat my work like passion, I code till I sleep
Wake up in the A.M., compile the shit
I put my iminagination in UI you’ve even seen
Ain’t mere a fix, it’s been optimized and maintainable all the way through
Following the commandments of “The Mighty Kush Krew”
I’m still working, after post-production
More tweaks and refactoring beyond satisfaction
Applying things modular, flexible and extensible
Even I try to make’m all possibly unbreakable

[Hook: VJ-Dawg (AshBee)]
Still… I’m representing for the frontend all across VWO
Still… Kindly make your design finalized before we code
(Still… Taking my time to refactor the shit
And making room for creativity, it’s the CSS)

[Outro: VJ-Dawg]
New UI change?
Merged that in ya mother-fu**ing master branch
Updated Version 4.4.3
Explained that shit up, in the styleguide
Check out the new SASS directory
No monolithic, more segregated, less “shame”
Some of them might be really tacky hacky
Didn’t get it? Seems like you’re from backend 😛
That’s another backhod rap, AshBee!

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Sketching The Empress of Tomorrow


So WrestleMania weekend has already started. And I’m already hyped for that. Apart from huge expectations of 5-star matches from the my all-time favorites like- The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho etc. and new ones like- Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, Dean Ambrose, Finn Balor etc., I’ve especially have my eyes on this amazing female competitor named Asuka.

This woman is one hell of badass wrestler I’ve ever seen so far. From her strength to character, it’s AMAZING. It is always delightful to see her matches in the squared circle. And besides, I mean just look at her. Isn’t she colorful and badass at the same time?

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And her signature mask is also amazing.

Asuka-NXT-Plastic-Mask

Therefore, In order to collaborate two above pictures with the twist of my imagination. I opened up that same ole sketching app and started doodling once again. And after 20 minutes of patience, I ended up making this masterpiece.

Asuka Fan Art

And here’s the complete version, with her name on.

Asuka Fan Art (Complete)

Not sure about you guys, but I hope she will like it. 😛

Asuka-Likes-It

 

P.S. I do know that “Wrestling is Fake”. But so do movies and TV shows are not real. It’s all about entertainment and your preferences on what you like to watch. Again, no judging here otherwise ASUKA’S GONNA KILL  YOU!! and I’m sure about that. 😛

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This Artwork is part of Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

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Straight Outta Production


Parody rap verse from “Straight Outta Compton” performed by “N.W.A”

You are now about to witness the Bakchodi of Software Development

Straight Outta Production
Crazy UI developer named “Ash Bee”, dude
From the team named “Coders with Attitude”
Projects I get involved, QA bugs got solved
Merge conflicts? and even they got resolved
You too, designers, if you f**kin’ confuse me
Even PMs are gonna come and get me
Clear Mockups, that’s what I’m looking out
And sensible use-case, consider that to show out
Git/Stash starts to mumble, JIRA wanna rumble
Sprint-wise, Every story and estimate crumbles.
Here’s my commit log to keep you dancin’
Subtle but scary like Marilyn Manson.
WebStorm IDE is the tool
Don’t make me use Sublime Text like a fool
My code’s running fine, and unit cases clearly
I’m knockin’ sprints out of box, daily
Yo weekly, monthly and yearly
With some awesomeness and creativity
DAMN Agile development, You can’t f**k with me.
So when I’m in your pull-request, your typo don’t suck
Coz’ my reviweing comments are lengthy as f**k
As I leave at 7 PM, believe I might be coding till midnight
but when I come back next day 12 noon approximately
It’ll be released “Straight Outta Production”.

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Trip to the Mall.. Are you serious?


A lot of things have changed as soon as I’ve graduated and started working a full-time job. But since I’ve already explained in my previous post, so let’s cut to the chase. Whether it’s professional or personal, Life is stressful and you need to take a break sometimes.

And how about going to the mall for a while?

I know most of you people will say this idea something ridiculous and gonna suggest rather go somewhere outside the city, maybe even outside the country. I don’t mind. But to be honest, It’s still fine with me to go somewhere near and do something rather than doing absolutely nothing. And besides, I’ve having fun anyway. Isn’t that having enough purpose to travel and enjoy life? 😀

But that’s not the topic I wanna discuss here and go further on a debate about traveling places. Instead, I’ll be sharing a story here and my experience in visiting malls, which explains why I sometimes prefer to go to the mall whether I’ve a movie/hangout plans or not.

Most of you know that I love art. I often keep doing some artistic and creative stuffs. That’s explains much about my twitter handle. Right? 😛 However, I’ve been obsessed with mall art for a long time. It has its own charm, especially during special occasions. Apart from taking some pictures (maybe few selfies), I’ll mostly stand there for minutes gazing the pattern and detailing of the work. Even I might take some time for thinking about my own interpretation. I know it seems weird and it’s OK. But it is inspiring me to do some other things that I love. Hopefully, I’ll make an alternate career from it someday. 😉

Here are some pictures I took so far.

xmas light

indian

yellow tree

heels

And you can see further more in my Instagram account.

And here a bit of story for those who already got bored. I once went with my sister to the mall nearby few weeks ago. She took me to this Forever 21 store for her shopping, which I think most girls and women do have some kinda obsession (Not judging anybody here). But for a guy like me, It is bit stressful while helping her out and sharing my opinion on what suits her best (And now, anybody don’t judge me here too). Sometimes I might try to check something at the men’s section for myself meanwhile. But damn sure, my shopping will be over in 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile she’ll make me to wait for over half an hour and I always in search for some time-pass.

And outta nowhere, I noticed this mannequin somewhere near denim section. I suddenly reached to my smartphone, opened my favorite sketching app and started doing what I always like to do.

mall art

Close enough, huh? 😉 My sister was impressed with this artwork once she was done with her shopping. She eventually credited herself for bringing the creative side of mine.

I guess I should stop by to other Fashion stores often.

But with my sketching pens and painting brush next time. 😛

P.S. And for your fun pleasure, Here’s something my colleague has to share. Enjoy. 😛

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This Artwork is part of Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

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Breaking the Silence


It has been very very long time since I’ve blogged something. Things really have changed over here. I mean.. The user-interface is entirely different which it used to be 6 years ago when I started. It’s now more easier and understandable even a toddler can post something within few minutes. Change is good. And why not change? To make ourselves productive in our busy lives.

Speaking of busy life… After graduating from college, I’m now just another workaholic tech startup guy coding for 10-12 hours every weekday. And during weekends? Well.. Either I’m doing some courses/solo projects or hanging outside with friends/family or just simply taking a long nap. And Maybe sometimes dealing with those pending office works to meet the deadlines. That’s how job makes you feel and do things like that. It’s stressing but you’ll make it as a lifestyle anyway. And due to this, I’ve skipped blogging and some of my other hobbies for a while. So there is time-constraint, lack of motivation and therefore procrastination while writing a blog post or doing some other stuffs.

I’ve plenty of ideas hovering on the top of my head about blog post. But the problem is I need some extra time to manage my profession and passion. All I wish that I could have some extra time like – more than 24 hours a day or more than 7 days a week. I literally need that “Hyperbolic Time Chamber” at any cost. Just kidding 😛

But after watching some of my fellow bloggers, I’m getting inspired these days. They’re still somehow managing to do both (passion and profession) and eventually have progressed so much over the years of my break from blogging. Feeling bit jealous.. but feeling motivated too. It’s really amazing to see.

In short.. After almost 2 years of hiatus, I’ll resume blogging and other stuffs which I’m passionate about soon. I know it won’t be that easy it used to be during my college days. But still the risk is worth taking and I’ll be able to manage somehow. I’ve already planned something for my future posts here or any other domain. Let’s hope for the best.

And thanks guys for the support and appreciation over the years. I know some of you have higher expectations from me judging from my earlier posts. I promise that I’ll be coming back for blogging.. not much often, but active enough.

Stay updated because the best is yet to come. 😉

Oh wait! I forgot something…. Happy New Year 2016 🙂

P.S. This might sound like some “New Year Resolution” or that “New Year, New Me” troll now. Well, I had to let some things out of my chest and coincidentally I’m writing this at the beginning of this year.


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Holi-Day


Holi-Day


Rock v/s Metal


Hiee Guys !!

It’s been quite a lot of time since I’ve posted my last Art Blog Post. Well kinda busy in office works, so hardly get any time to post here actively. Hover, I am still trying to balance between my brand new office life and my good ole creative life. The fight is still going on between them for setting priorities and making commitments.

Anyways, I’m back to blogging because I’ve got something to showcase over here. 😉

Well, you all know about my passion and addiction for Rock and Metal Music through my previous posts. I don’t wanna get into the details, just simply and check out my “The Big 4” Artwork. You’ll get plenty of idea and besides, I am kinda busy, you see.  😛

Moving on, I’ve simply sketched an Electric Guitar on the White Board, using Temporary White Board Markers. Making something interesting on this guitar, I’ve included an Angel wing (representing Rock music) and a Devil wing (representing Metal music). Since I like my artwork to look complete on Board with no white spaces left, I’ve written the names of some my favorite Rock bands (in Blue Color) and Metal bands (in Red Color) in the background. Well the Angel Wings and Blue colored Rock Band names defines the softness and serenity of Rock Music, while the Devil Wing and Red colored Metal Band names personifies the hardness and extremity of Metal Music.

With this idea of Rock-Metal Duality in mind, the masterpiece was made. Take a look fellas !!

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DAMN !! It took me around almost 2-3 days to complete this artwork during the Lunch or Free time in my Office. Finally, the hard work and patience really paid off. Moreover, some of my colleagues liked it very well.  I’m feeling glad that I could resume my sketching hobby during the hectic office hours also. However, a lot a Board Markers were used to make this thing happen. Hopefully, my Boss won’t be mad. Fingers Crossed. 😛

And by the way, it has been an amazing 3 months experience so far in my office. I’ll tell you the complete story some another day. Besides, There are plenty of artworks made during my college days, which have not been posted here yet. I will post them as soon as possible.

So Fellas !! Stay Connected. Stay Updated.

Hopefully, y’all have like this piece of work and don’t forget to post you reviews.

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This Artwork is part of Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

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Welcome To My World


My Creative World


When It Rains


The Amazing Scene
The Cloudy Weather
The Dark Ambiance
The Cool Breeze
The Aromatic Air
The Fresh Winds
The Precious Drops
and, The Flooded Streets 😛
This is what happens
When It Rains. 😉


My Brand New Addiction


It’s been almost a month since I’ve blogged last time about my ending college days and shared my artwork about the life of an engineering guy. Well, College days are gone and its Office days has just started. New Life, New Stories and some kind of New Adventures. Besides, I’ve got a new Addiction apart from my hovering obsessions with Art, Programming, Heavy Metal Music, Action Movies, Computer Games and my other cynosure since childhood.

Well since I’m now a Software Engineer at Healthkart.com, there is lot of techie stuffs going through my head like – Learning many scripting and web-designing languages, Designing Algorithms, Getting familiar with new IDEs and most importantly, Understanding the working of an E-Commerce Company.  Being a fresher, there is so much to learn in so lesser time. But still, I am getting with it.

As a matter of fact, I’ve got a stress buster – A Cup of Coffee, which has eventually became my Brand New Addiction these days. I’ve even sketched this little addiction on a tissue paper. First of all, I had to use pencil to test the softness of the tissue. Then, I outlined it with blue ballpoint pen even with more precaution. It seemed like I was involved in some kinda Testing and Debugging thing. 😛

However after few hours of hard work, dedication and a lot of patience, here’s the final look.

New Office Art

New Office Art

So therefore, this is my new life equation

Coding + Coffee + Confusion = My New Corporate Life

Plus, it has been an amazing monthly experience so far in my office. I’ll tell you the complete story some another day. Also, There are plenty of artworks made during my college days, which have not been posted here yet. I will post them as soon as possible. So Fellas !! Stay Connected. Stay Updated.

Hopefully, y’all have like this piece of work and don’t forget to post you reviews.

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This Artwork is part of Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

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The Life of an Engineering Dude


I would like to let you all know that I’ve become an Engineering Graduate in IT Major. Finally, all those hard working days of curricular and extra-curricular assignments during these 4 years have come to an end. Just Feeling Emotional these days.

Anyways, these college days had brought back the artist in me which was lost in the darkness for a while. You have already got me through my plenty of artworks done during this timeline. Well, a big thanks to those boring lectures, free classrooms, college fests and all those appreciation and criticisms by people. They were the major influence for my motivation and inspiration to imagine bigger and progress higher.

As a matter of fact, I would like to share my artwork with you all right now. This is a simple cartoon sketch based on the major stereotypes I’ve seen so far in my college. I’ve pencil sketched a cool engineering dude (resembles mostly with me) with multiple hands holding various things defining a particular stereotype (resembles like any Indian Goddess). Moreover, the stereotypes have been written with that good ole and the obvious Graffiti Style Tags.

So, this is how it looks like when all the stereotypes come in a single master piece.

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The Engineering Dude

Actually, this proposed idea was sketched for our class official T-shirt as a memento. Many people liked the artwork, but were unsure about its final appearance in a shirt. Unfortunately, this idea was dropped due to lack of response and interest in participation from the class. However, I discovered another idea (with the some help of some of my classmates) which finally became the official shirt of our class. I’ll tell you the complete story some another day.

PS:- There are plenty of artworks made during my college days, which have not been posted here yet. I will post them as soon as possible. So Fellas !! Stay Connected. Stay Updated.

Hopefully, y’all have like this piece of work and don’t forget to post you reviews.

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This Artwork is part of Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

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Besides, I will be joining my new Office, Healthkart.com as the designation of Software Engineer from tomorrow onward. Yet another new adventures. Yet another new story.

Let the new life begins.


Farewell NSIT


Lot of things going through my head
Lot of emotions coming from my face
It simply ain’t easy to move forward
It simply ain’t easy to leave this place
Still yet to be recognized by people
Still yet to make a name in the crowd
At least been known among my friends
At least made my loved ones feel proud

#FarewellNSIT #GonnaMissThoseDays


IPL Pipebomb


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That’s why the majority Indian Crowd are not True Cricket Fans.
Just another bunch of hypocritical selfless narrow-minded butthurts.
#PepsiIPL #Pipebomb

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After The Gaylestorm of Sixes and Fours in today’s match
Here comes The Bardhanstorm of FB Updates and Tweets
Don’t blame me, Bitches !! You’ll get used to it #Pipebomb

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iHope that iDont get to see that iDiot iPoonamPandey iWhoring around after iPL Playoffs. #PepsiIPL #Pipebomb

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In My City


Heyy Guys !!

I’m back again with my artwork. I wanna tell y’all something. Few days ago, I’ve seen a music video calledIn My City by model-turn-actress-turn-singer Priyanka Chopra featuring Black Eyed Peas‘ singer Will.i.Am. In my opinion, the music is really terrible just because it is modern commercial sellout, that same old shitty work with autotune vocals and party beats. Moreover, its music video is even more terrible, with worst choreography and background scene. The annoying part of this video is that she bragged a lot of things about her partying life in her city (which was supposed to be her home town – Bareilly or working town- Mumbai, but the whole video shoot happened to appear somewhere in Los Angeles). Facepalm.

Just like Ashley Tisdale, she is also nice actress (won’t say the best actress ever :P), but not really a good singer. Moreover, she sold herself out with this annoying song without even showing her real roots. But hardly this commercial Entertainment Industry and the butthurt Priyanka Chopra Fan base (I prefer calling such people as Fantards 😛) gonna understand the fact.

The main agenda of above mentioned story is to show how people get away from their roots and pretend to be someone else, just to impress the modern crowd. I could go on more with other examples, but would tell that some other day.

Anyways coming back to my art topic. After getting pissed with that annoying and delusional music video, I’ve checked down my art archives searching relevant to my roots in my city – Delhi.

Well !! The artwork which I’m going to showcase, I’ve made quite a year while practicing for my very 1st Graffiti Battle in Hip-Hop Jam. I’ve made the cartoon sketches of various attractions of Delhi – Red Fort, Lots Temple, Jantar Mantar, Qutab Minar, India Gate and Delhi Metro, in the background and a graffiti guy (actually me :P) spraying a Graffiti art “Delhi” on the wall, in the foreground with the help blue ball-point pen.

Now since y’all know about my passion and obsession with Graffiti and my residence in Delhi.
So then fellas, take a look on the artwork.

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My City Delhi

Well !! This is my City and these are my roots. I love keeping them real, unlike pretending like any crazy Bollywood Actress posing to be a professional singer.

ROOTS !! BLOODY ROOTS !!

Hopefully, y’all have like this piece of work and don’t forget to post you reviews.

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This Artwork is part of Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

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The Fighter


Heyy Guys !!

I’m back again with my artwork. Well this time, I’ve made a sketch of a Karate Fighter named

Paul Phoenix  - Tekken 5

Paul Phoenix – Tekken 5

from Tekken 5 Arcade Fighting Game, with the help of pencil shades and black ball-point pen outline. Plus, He’s one of my favorite fighters in Tekken series.

Take a look on the artwork, fellas.

Hopefully, y’all have like this piece of work and don’t forget to post you reviews.

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This Artwork is part of Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

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The Metalhead Switch


Metalhead Pose

Metalhead Pose


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Sassy Diva Sketching


Hiee Guys !!

It’s been a long time I suppose, I’ve made an artwork of Girl and even a sketching of a Diva. I’ve got nice reviews for the first one. However, some of my friends criticized my Diva artwork and calling it a parody sketch work Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler. So I thought why don’t I make something better. This time, I’ve sketched a Sassy Version of Diva, with the help of Blue Ballpoint pen on a Paper. Here’s what I’ve made.

Sassy Diva

Sassy Diva

Looks like Ashley Massaro. 😛

However, Thanks to such criticizers which helped me to improve on my little mistakes. Hopefully, They’ll get me now after watching this stuff. Feel free to post your thoughts, even criticism.

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This Artwork is part of Sunday Sketches

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Duality


Ying Yang

Our Pity Little Mind
filled with Ying-Yang Rhymes.
Thinking Right or Wrong,
Spreading Love or Hate,
Dwelling Respect or Ego,
Doing Perfect or Mistake,
Becoming a Friend or a Fiend,
Admiring Truth or Lie,
Building Trust or Betrayal,
Raising a Rose or a Gun,
Preaching Peace or War,
Making Heaven or Hell.
All over this supreme Duality
Either we Live with it or just Fake over it.

Duality of a Man


Television Pipebomb


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Dear Comedy Central India,
Please Bring Back SeinfeldMalcolm in the Middle and Arrested Development
I’ll rather like to watch those old greatest comedy shows again and again rather
watching that stupid lame ass Charlie Sheen‘s Anger Management for a second. 😛

#Pipebomb

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Impact of Playing Excessive T20s in International Cricket
Sometimes Team India ends a complete ODI match so fast.
Now, Team Pakistan playing an Test Inning very very fast. 😛
#Cricket Pipebomb

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That’s our MTV Network .. Genius as always !!
Banned Megadeth‘s “À Tout le Monde” Music Video in ’94
Thinking that it is all about pro-suicide and depression
But can continue to telecast more “Jersey Shore” seasons
Ignoring those numerous complaints and protests. 😛 😛
#Pipebomb

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Musical Pipebomb 2


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Neither I am a fantard of One Direction
Nor I am gonna say them any Gay Fags.
But what makes me MAD at the moment,
when I went through their lyrics
“I want you to rock me, rock me, rock me, yeah
I want you to hit the pedal, heavy metal, show me you care”
BITCH PLEASE !! You’ve already insulted the epic Beatles photo.
Now, Don’t you dare to fuck up the Good Ole Heavy Metal !!
Be the Directioners for those whining teens and hipster youth
But Don’t Pretend to be something else, that you won’t be !! 😛
#Musical Pipebomb

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Well “M” in MTV used to stand for “Music”.
But now, It’s all about “Morons” “Marijuna” and “Masturbation”
#Musical Pipebomb

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While listening to an Iron Maiden Concert
Tell the annoying people to shut the fuck up !!
While listening to a Black Veil Brides Concert
Tell that annoying band to shut the fuck up !! 😛
#Musical Pipebomb

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It’s My Life


Source : For Lack of a Better Comic


10 Must-Read Books for Geeks


Originally Posted : 10 Must Read Books for Geeks

In this two-post series, I will share my thoughts and recommendations on what I consider to be great books for the geek nation. I have paid attention to cover a wide variety of topics that fall into one large common category: technology. These must-read books can all be purchased online from Amazon.

iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It

iWozAuthors: Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith
Publisher: W. W. Norton
288 pages
Book homepage ($2.99)

If you want to understand how the Apple fairy tale began in the seventies, then iWoz is a must read. This is the personal story of Steve Wozniak, inventor of the Apple computer. This book explains the long process that led Wozniak to create the first affordable computer, how he met Steve Jobs, and how they founded the Apple empire. This easy-to-read book reveals a captivating story aimed at everyone interested by the debut of personal computing.

Showstopper! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft

ShowstopperAuthor: G. Pascal Zachary
Publisher: Free Press
312 pages
Book homepage

Showstopper is the story of Windows NT. How it all started as a command prompt OS and became a graphical user interface system following the success of Windows 3.0. The author takes you to the very heart of Microsoft’s project team where you’ll meet not only David Cuttler, the brilliant and brutal architect behind the operating system, but most of the engineers and project leaders involved in the development of Windows NT. See how some of the team members literally sacrificed their family and social life to make this thing work in time. While this is not a technical book, software developers as well as project leaders, and anyone interested by Microsoft products, will have a hard time pulling their eyes away from it.

The Ultimate History of Video Games

The Ultimate History of Video GamesAuthor: Steven L. Kent
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
624 pages
Book homepage

For you gamers out there, this is THE ultimate book to own. To understand where your favorite game console comes from, you need to know the story behind the pinball, the pong, and the development of the first consoles such as the Atari 4600. In this 624-page brick of a book, Kent covers all the angles, anecdotes and humorous stories, such as the rename of Puck-Man to Pac-Man to avoid an unfriendly rename starting with the letter “F”. Trust me, if you are either a passionate gamer or even a game developer, this is a must-have for your bookshelf.

The Google Story

The Google StoryAuthors: David Vise, Mark Malseed
Publisher: Delta
336 pages
Book homepage

This book takes you back to 1998 before the PageRank algorithm was born. Larry Page and Sergey Brin created Google while they were students at Stanford University. You’ll learn how the co-partners redefined Internet search and reinvented advertising, while creating one of the most influencing organizations of all time. Whether you are a web developer, an entrepreneur, or simply passionate about the Internet and Google products, you’ll find The Google Story to be an unstoppable page-turner.

Does IT Matter?

Does IT MatterAuthor: Nicholas G. Carr
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
208 pages
Book homepage

Blinded by their arrogance and syndrome of God, too many IT managers are missing the whole point behind information and technology, which is to provide commodities, as Carr claims. IT must stop focusing on following technology and should realign its mission behind the concept of providing solutions to fulfill business needs. And just as the steam engine, railroad, telegraph and electricity, technology evolves to a point where manpower decreases substantially, and IT will be no exception. This is a must-read for high-level management! I recommend everyone involved in IT to keep this book on their bedside table.

Read more at http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2008/04/01/10-must-read-books-for-geeks-part-i/#wQm2BR6oAHFHSttY.99

On The Edge: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore

On The Edge: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of CommodoreAuthor: Brian Bagnall
Publisher: Variant Press
548 pages
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Raise your hand those who once owned a Commodore 64? God, I would pay a lot of money to go back to the 1980s when the C64 was the king of the hill. This particular book, however, is not about hot rods. The story of Commodore is about very affordable family computers. This book starts at the very beginning of Commodore, when they acquired MOS Technologies, a semiconductor manufacturer, that lead to the development of the PET. Once the PET was history, then came the VIC-20, followed by the Commodore 64, which is known as the most sold computer of all time. The story even introduces the 128, the Amiga, and the end of Commodore. How could such a successful company fall so abruptly from the top of the world? This is what you will find out if you get yourself a copy of On The Edge. Definitely one to buy for the Commodore lover. And while you’re at it, check out this VIC-20 TV ad to remember the good old days.

Hackers

HackersAuthors: Steven Levy, Steven Levy
464 pages
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In this book, the word “hackers” does not refer to bad guys taking control of your Windows 98 PC or sending e-mail viruses. Hackers in this book are people who improved primitive systems by hacking electronics, thereby increasing their computing power and efficiency. In a period where computers were looked at like lab rats, university researchers and early developers such as Lee Felsenstein, Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak, pushed their limits and literally inspired what would be one day be seen as the computer revolution. Hackers offers a peek at a very formative time in geekdom and is worth reading no matter what year it is.

The Perfect Thing

The Perfect ThingAuthor: Steven Levy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
304 pages
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What’s the coolest gadget of the third millennium? The iPod, no doubt about it. This is one of the coolest books I’ve read in years. When you decide to write about such a cool thing, you need to deliver cool content, and Steven Levy does it amazingly. If you want to learn about the development of the iPod, how it changed Apple, the music industry, and the way consumers buy their favorite songs, then you need to get a copy of the perfect book: The Perfect Thing. Just check out how cool the book cover is!

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

WikinomicsAuthors: Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
320 pages
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The Web, and Web 2.0 in particular, has changed our lives and is currently changing our entire economy. New possibilities inspired by social network groups and mass collaboration are smashing down boundaries, creating endless new business models for Internet companies. This book will definitively change your thinking and enlighten you. If you still have a hard time picturing what the Web 2.0 is, read Wikinomics – once you’re done you’ll be a real Web 2.0 Ninja. Fabulous read, and a very popular title lately.

The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

The Second Coming of Steve JobsAuthor: Alan Deutschman
Publisher: Broadway
352 pages
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This is the story of Steve Jobs, starting from the moment he was pushed away from Apple in 1985, and following his story until his return in 1996. During his leave of absence, Jobs tried to revolutionize education with the NeXT Cube, his startup that never made it big. On the side though, he purchased Pixar, the company behind Toy Story, from George Lucas himself, and literally made a fortune with something he couldn’t care less about. Finally, his journey with NeXT ended when the company was purchased by Apple in 1996, bringing Jobs back to his mother company, and the rest is history. The story of Jobs’ post-1985 Apple career is captivating, and the author brings you a very well-written book that’s entertaining from the first to the very last page.

This completes the 10 Must-Read Books for Geeks series. If you are tired of reading Danielle Steel, I guarantee you now have quite an exciting pile of geeky books on your bedside table.

Originally Posted : 10 Must Read Books for Geeks


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The Iron “Dishoom” Fist


Heyy Guys !!

This past Week our College celebrated The Annual Inter-College Cultural Festival called “Moksha” with Bollywood Theme, dedicating a tribute to 100 Years of Indian Cinema.

Besides, I have decided to give a little tribute to this Bollywood Achievement in my blog. To get started with, I have simply drawn a pencil cartoon sketching of a Right Hand Fist punching out from the paper with Dishoom (Typical Bollywood) sound. 😛

Take a look on the artwork, fellas.

The Iron Dishoom Fist

The Iron Dishoom Fist

Although I am not Crazy Bollywood Fan (especially these days), but I really like some cliches and stereotypes which makes the movie funny and entertaining. Still there are many classic and cult Bollywood Movies which I would like to watch many times. The List is too long, I won’t bore you.

Overall in a nutshell, It’s all about

Entertainment, Entertainment and Entertainment 😉

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This Artwork is part of Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

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Being Genius


From Incidental Comics by Grant Snider.