Its a nightmare for the internet user to work with untrustworthy internet companies. Who can read terms and conditions, written specifically to confuse the user?
The realization happens when companies like BigRock write e-mails like “This unfortunately leads to a violation of the 2.B.6 clause of our legal agreement:” Obviously you have no idea what they are talking about.
The situation grew worse when in the middle of our e-mail correspondence they blocked my account. How do you negotiate with them, then? The feeling is of helplessness and anger.
In any case, i ended up lambasting the company on my social media accounts, and happily enough, social media is so big that no (internet) company dare ignore it. My account was hastily restored the next morning, and the tenor the further communication changed.
No company wants to get its employees involved, so the best part was, when i started including BigRock employees randomly into the e-mail correspondence. They have since agreed (verbally) to allow me to use the account as per prima facie terms and conditions rather than the abstruse ones they were trying to enforce.
I had purchased an ‘unlimited hosting account’ which allowed to add as many domains, emails and databases as I chose. This was my second year of using the same account. The company in the meanwhile had launched a new reseller hosting account priced significantly higher, to brobeat the users of the previous unlimited hostings into buying its new product, the company invented a ‘single owner ship’ entity clause of which there was no sign of, previously. And blocked numerous accounts including mine.
It was not a question of a few thousand rupees, but to not allow such unilateral self-interest of BigRock to prevail over me. Its been a mixed success for me.
So yaye, be forewarened as well.
Returned from Negi’s wedding, a tumultuous affair. Drove 7-8 hours straight in two cars. 4 couples, so accompanied the obvious tiffs both inter and intra couples. Delhi life has its pressures. Chandigarh is much more blissful in comparison.
Learning to do away with my sensitivities. Quiet is a start. Lets not calculate too much. Live and let live.
Nonu, Aaditya’s cousin had an accident. Its unfortunate. I’m happy the family was in high spirits, considering the circumstances.
I rebel. The personality of a person is often formed when he is least aware of it. I’m just about okay with having guests over, but a guest is a guest who should understand the fact.
I’m fascinated by the art of building relationships and the ability to let them go. The concerned party is often surprised buy it. Most people don’t take social matters rationally. So i can imagine their bewilderment.
In the past some time, i’ve started giving myself company. To support myself and permit for longer discussions than before. The idea is not to represent the society or people there of. But instead, to converse permitting discovery of newer ideas. When you do this, the more new you become! yet remaining the same.
I got gainful experience of building a company, to work for big corporation and Flipkart. I am now learning to program. I turned 30 this year. I hate that!
It would have worked out just as well, if I had learnt to program earlier. It makes so much more sense to me to learn skills in the context of what you want to do. Not otherwise, or isolated.
A few minutes ago, i decided to write this post. Its about 1 am, and i’m unmarried. A while back i wanted to express. Express incidentally is the routing framework of node.js. WordPress is indicating a spelling error “node.js” nu le ke.
What does it know? That reminds me, wordpress has a spell checker put in place which i may need for my site.
There is a lizard atop the fan from where i sit. Ate some fruits a while back. My relation with my Nani’s good these days. It means she’s cooking sweetdishes and i’m obliging to eat them. I feel rich vis-a-vis time. There is indeed quite a bit of it.
Unfortunately, today i was giving too much advise to Sonali. With the best intentions as often is the case in such matters. But perhaps i have only 1 life to live, my own. Its harmful to scavenge more from people.
With these little changes my life is becoming quite my own. Its not how my father had lived his life, or anyone else. Spending time with people allows them to influence you. My Nana’s had a very sobering affect on me these last few months.
I lost my chain of thought. Anyways… just saw Anil Agarwal of Vendanta’s interview. he was talking of $2 billion profit potential of each of his business. The gold sector opening up and his intention of investing in that. I spent some effort to build Able Partners. It hopes to incubate new businesses.
I deviated the last few months to learn programming. The project i’m working on is hosted on temp-url, but i would have loved to show it off.
Presently, i am reasonably excited to try to design the look of my website. Isn’t that going to be fun ? Hell yeah!
I figured out a lot of things about programming in the past couple of months.
A lot of my internal conflicts are resolved. Ultimately the proof of what you want to do, is in its doing.
I’m spending time with my grandfather. He’s blossoming into a success, a bit late though, but he was always the man who enjoyed meeting with people, and doing his own contributions.
The problem with people as they become successful is that they have a lot on their minds. And if nothing else, even a conversation with them is a challenge. I feel, the ability to think things thru on your own can be a gift, a conversation may be suited for such a thing, but rarely do you find a companion for it. Writing is my solace at the moment for sorting things out.
I love conversations on politics, and other macro phenomena. Its not easy to find a duel always. Anyways.
I’m keenly watching the Indian sports seen blossoming. Badminton is showing some promise, after hockey has disappointed. Cricket has been damaged by its own success, namely the T-20. I think the politics of India has taken a beating too, its closer to its American counter part of being a mesh of serving personnel interests. Its give and take, where numbers matter.
It has been a while since i wrote about opportunities. Primarily, I think the problem in India will remain to scale things up. India has a lot of talented people, in spite of all the brain drain. I fancy businesses which can be run and scaled up using a small, focused and motivated team. Why can’t we be the best brains for a particular market. It will take commitment.
I am at peace about deferring my monetary success, life is an experiment for me, and the success of the experiment is not the objective, the experiment is to find something, or who x, y, or z is to be performed. How can a scientist formulate an experiment so that the experiment should result in a positive. If that was made important, everyone would do the most basic test, for the fear of failing!
The threshold of my life is the lifestyle i lead. I don’t want it to change too much. As long as its not changing, i’m really not interested in success. I’m more interested in the objective. The objective is more important than the result, by far! In today’s world, if your idea is really good, i don’t think it takes more than 5 years to achieve dramatic results. I fancy working on things that matter. As long as I have 5 years to achieve it, whats the big deal?
I am happy to be advising, the few startups that I am. The idea of Able Venture Partners LLP also seems more possible now than before. There is indeed a need for a team effort in bringing a startup to success.
I haven’t stopped there however. I’ve questioned, and found the answer to what will satisfy me. I believe to maximize my desire I need to stretch myself. At the moment I am doing so, will full passion and energy to learn coding and become a programmer. I even fancy my skills for UI/UX. At the moment i’m just taking my instinct which says i’m very good at it. Not everything needs proof. Technology is fun too, but design is the touch and feel and induces love.
I fancy engaging with the best minds who are endeavoring to change things, and bring a lot of the X factor into our country. I fancy Chandigarh, and India, as probably I’m going to be here for a long time. Its as much from pragmatic reasons that I want to make my environment better, not really nationalist one.
There are many things which are too complicated to love here.
I learnt (am learning) to code in NodeJS and related frameworks for my last idea. It was fun. Very challenging, given the fact that I had no real background in being a software engineer for a long time.
So, why did i do it?
Well, strangely enough i happily paid people more than Rs.50k to get very little or no return. My coding should save me a couple of lakh rupees but thats not why i did it myself. Why I chose to do it was that it was a remarkable way to remaining in touch with my idea. I could this way spend time thinking on it, and be with it all day along as i figured small bits of coding skills.
Other than that, I just have a huge faith that time spent picking skills is the best. Better than even time spent in building businesses. Strange but true!