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    Uber awesomeness!

    I am using Uber for this whole week and not using my personal car at all. I want to see the benefits of using Uber vs. driving your own car. It has been fairly established that  Uber is more cost effective than  buying a new car. But this blog is intended for those who already own a car and are driving it just because they own the car. I will do a cost comparison for that later. But I wanted to first highlight advantages of using UberX. Note: These observations are from India and some of these might not work elsewhere. Also, these views are based on current rates of Uber. Not…

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    Predictions for hardware devices for 2016-2017

    When I wanted to buy my first laptop in 2010, two screen sizes were popular during that time – 11″ and 14″. I really wanted to buy a Dell 13″ Vostro laptop as it was the perfect size for portability and office use though I felt it was bit small for software development. But 13″ laptops were very very expensive in 2010 and I bought  a 15.6″ for more screen space than 14″. But today, 13.3″ laptops have become mainstream, thanks to Apple Macbook Air, and lot of companies are launching laptops with 13.3″ size. When I bought my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in December 2012, almost everyone went aghast…

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    How Internet teaches us to be more responsible

     Man has always wanted to be part of group since the beginning of time. That is how civilizations grew. But to be part of a group you have to adhere to some rules and regulations. Only then you could be admitted in the group. The group could be a society, town, village, city or country. But if you had to be part of the group you need to adhere to the rules, whether you like it or not. Man also has responsibility not to do wrong actions towards others. There are different type of people in the world and some people want to help others and some people want to…

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    Why did I stick to blogger

    I mentioned in my previous post that I am using the same blog even though I am blogging after a long time. I meant that I chose Blogger over Tumblr, Facebook, WordPress to blog. Or I daresay microblog. My first blog (this one) has been on Blogger since August 2004 (wow, thats old!). After that I have had many blogs on WordPress devoted to one topic each like Entrepreneurship, Databases etc. Then I also use WordPress extensively to build my websites. Apart from this, I have played around with Facebook Notes, Posterous and more recently Tumblr too. So, when I thought of restarting blogging, my first impression was not to…

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    Activeciti Beta Released

    After 4 months of hard work, I am happy to announce that Activeciti Beta version has been released. For those of you who don’t know, ActiveCiti is a web application specializing in planning and organising of events.It simplifies the life of people by taking care of their mundane and laborious tasks, which are mandatory to successfully organizing the event. So, you can use Activeciti to plan a get-together at a coffee shop / movie, or you can use it to arrange a party at your place. It also allows people to create public events that are happening around the world. It also sports very easy-to-use RSVP. There are tonnes of…