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.
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.
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. 😛
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. 😉
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
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
Authors: Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith
Publisher: W. W. Norton
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
Author: G. Pascal Zachary
Publisher: Free Press
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
Author: Steven L. Kent
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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
Authors: David Vise, Mark Malseed
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?
Author: Nicholas G. Carr
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
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
Author: Brian Bagnall
Publisher: Variant Press
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.
Authors: Steven Levy, Steven Levy
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
Author: Steven Levy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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
Authors: Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
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
Author: Alan Deutschman
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
Heyy Guys !!
Few weeks back, I was studying Cryptography really hard for my upcoming Mid Semester College Examinations. Though it is a quite interesting subject, but I desperately needed a break for a while as I was cramming my notes for 4 hours non-stop. 😛
In order to kill the stress and produce some creativity, I started scribbling a small artwork (for which I am passionate of) on my Cryptography Book. I simply draw a cartoon of an American Muscle Car performing a Wheelie Burnout Stunt, with Ball Point Pen.
Take a look on the artwork, fellas.
Besides, I’ve got a Scanned Image of the above. Surprise !!
VROOOOMMMM !!! XD
Heyy Guys !! Wassup ?? 😀 8)
Like I always say, ” I would BRING something NEW for y’all everytime”. Well !! Keeping that promise always in my mind, I keep on bringing that thing for ya everytime. Isn’t it Guys ?? 8)
So !! It’s no time to waste in discussion and Let’s move Further. 😛
Well being into Technical Field, I just thought of making a Cartoon of a Computer Bug this time. I’ve experienced that DAMN nostalgic, irritating and totally dangerous thing so far in many of my friends’ Desktops n’ Laptops, even in mine as well. For getting started, I’ve made a Pencil Sketching of a Computer Bug with some kinda Cute-face, but it seemed like it was thrashing your Computer by eating your Keyboard with FUN. 😛 And after Sketching (with some rubbing and re-drawing), it’s time to apply some Poster Colors on it for making a Nice artwork.
Take a look on this thing fellows. 😉
Looking too Cute huh !! xD .. xoxoxoxo .. ^_^
But Don’t get by its looks. It is indeed very Dangerous. 😛 😛
Post Comment and even Share this piece of mine. XD
This Art has been Posted on Sunday Sketches
Well apart from Photography, Painting and Poetry, I’m also a fond of Mimicry or Voice impersonation. This is also one of my fine Talents, which I posses. I used to do this piece of Work during my Free Times. It was my way of entertaining myself and others as well, if they don’t get bored with it. I can do Mimicry of various Cartoons Characters, some of my Friends, my Teachers and even famous personalities from Bollywood like – Om Prakash, Ashok Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Shakti Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Utpal Dutt, Mahmood, Amjad Khan, Dharamendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajit, Dilip Kumar, Feroz Khan, Nana Patekar, Pran, Amrish Puri, Gulshan Grover, Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Sanjay Dutt and also very famous WWE Superstar – Stone Cold Steve Austin. Hmm.. Around 100+ different sounds I could produce from my mouth. Enough show-offs now. 😛
Still, I expect from people to appreciate my Talent, which I’ve hardly got from anybody. That’s why I hardly go for Mimicry. I did it last time on my Freshers Party Competition, where I didn’t give my Best Shot as I was getting nervous from the mad crowd and even forgot 75% of my scripts. However, many of my classmates know about my talent already as I’ve rehearsed in class a day ago. But still I wanted that I should do it and get the appreciation again, but later when I’ll get another chance to prove myself. Well, guess what? I’ve got a chance that month.
Well, we all were on a Mass Bunk and sitting with boredom outside at the Nesci Grounds. One of my classmates said to me, “Yaar Ashish!! Let’s have your Mimicry once again. What you say Guys?”. All of a sudden it happened that I’ve got shocked whether they are kidding by teasing me or they really wanted to see this act. Morever, I was not having any scripts to have something new and again the Nervousness prevailed though I knew the fact that some of them have already seen this piece of mine and even they know how good am I in it. Still, they demanded and allowed me to take some time for that. All ole ITians and even those new faces from DCE were excited to see that SHIT once again after a very long time. Well, without disappointing them I’ve started my Mimicry.
1st of all, I started with Pritviraj Kapoor (Akbar), fusing with the signature poses made by WWE Superstars Hulk Hogan, John Cena, D-Generation X and Stone Cold, in order to make it bit funny. Watching this unique act, everybody laughed on it which eventually boosted my confidence and I performed further. Then, also acted as other Bollywood Actors with famous dialogues in their style. And finally, the one of The Toughest Mimicry yet to be done, none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin. I even made my mates to participate here by saying, “ WHAT ? ”, whenever I take a pause in between my Lines, to make it real like Stone Cold does with the audience. I said and enacted on his very famous dialogue which he said during Royal Rumble 2002. At the end of my act we all shouted together, his famous catchphrase, “And that’s the BOTTOMLINE, Cause STONE COLD said so !! ”. And then, I took two Pet Bottles and drank in similar way he used to drink Beer. After drinking too much, I threw it upwards, which fell downwards and crashed on Nitin’s head. 😛
Meanwhile, the girls of our class were sitting in a group, bit apart from us. They might have not got an idea what actually I was doing in the middle of my friends. They even might have thought that What the HELL on earth this douchebag was doing. 😛
After the conclusion of my act, I’ve got lots of appreciations from my mates and friends. Few gave me some nice compliments to work more upon for further enhancing my skills and never give up such an amazing talent. I felt really good that they liked my act. I was really satisfied from myself I did my best. In a nutshell, I’ve got chance and I’d nailed it. Hopefully, I would be able to bring something new next time, if I get the chance to “Break the Ice” once again.
For those, who don’t know what Mimicry is all about. Take a look on the following Video of Mimicry of various Bollywood Actors. Y’all get to know more than enough about it. 😉
PS:- Don’t Mind with the scripts. 😛