2/07/2006 04:26:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
One of the finest and internationally renowned pilgrimage "Tirupati" while Sri Venkateshwara Swamy is considered the richest god existing. Surprisingly it has got an entry into Wikipedia , thus I can cut short everything for you. In addition to all the above, the government of Andhra Pradesh has chosen Tirupati as the tier II city for IT destination. They have chosen this becoz its has international recognition as well as well equipped as well as geographically placed near to Chennai/Blore. Luckily I am from a place near by Tirupati [just 2.30hrs travel by road] and hope some great company sets up its office there and put me into their boat. Full article can be found at Rediff Business News.
|W|P|113931060948263142|W|P|Tirupati: Next IT Destination|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com2/03/2006 10:09:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
One of the best articles I have read on Creativity. Till today I had a feel of everything but its incarnation cannot get better than this article "Turning limitations into Innovation". Must read for people who want to change the world around.
A few years ago, I met Paul Beckett, a talented designer who makes sculptural clocks. When I asked him why not just do sculptures sans clocks, he said he liked the challenge of making something artistically beautiful that also had to perform as a clock. Framing the problem that way really freed his creative force. Paul reflected that he also found it easier to paint on a canvas that had a mark on it than to start with a canvas that was entirely clean and white. This resonated with me. It's often easier to direct your energy when you start with constrained challenges (a sculpture that must be a clock) or constrained possibilities (a canvas that is marked). These constraints fuel passion and imagination. They generate creativity.

But constraints alone can stifle and kill creativity. They can lead to pessimism and despair. So while we need constraints in order to fuel passion and insight, we also need a sense of hopefulness that keeps us engaged and unwaveringly in search of the right idea. It is from the interaction between constraint and the disregard for the impossible that unexpected insights, cleverness, and imagination are borne. Henry Ford once said, "If I'd listened to customers, I'd have given them a faster horse." True creativity makes the impossible possible. It can revolutionize a product, a business, the economy, and the world around us.

Full extract can be found at Turning Limitations into Innovation

|W|P|113898527701058365|W|P|Creativity and Limitations|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com2/03/2006 11:03:00 AM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
This week has been very special for me! Specially for the fact that I have got a very new friend. Let me take the privilege of introducing this hansom chap to you. Shortly, good looking, gray skinned, young chap from America. He is one the most intelligent person I have shortly met. Always active and stays in discussion what he feels he is comfortable with. He knows a lot, gives lot of useful information but mostly I care about conclusions, a general habit of mine. He is more found of arithmetic and manytimes feel as if numbers are flowing through his nerves. He has a lot of memory and many times remind me of what I have fogot. He is the strongest at retention I have ever seen. At times he behaves moody and never bother about what we are trying to express. Mostly his wavelength is in synch with ours and fairly obedient. Patience is one aspect of him, I like the most, he would react softly to whatever right/wrong you say. He would rarely hurt you but just a knap brings him back to normal state. He has good eating habits, eats regularly but reacts strangely otherwise. He can sing very well and can learn up any song quickly. Need not mention about his drawing and various other up-to-date skill set. He is the quickest to learn up anything, provided he is interested and suits his personality. I can write an biography of him but let me make this blog post interesting. Today, I have taken a resolution that I would spend most of my time with him. He would be next to my best friend for life and I would share every detail with him. Friends he would surely be a competition to you on my friends rank list. Just watch out, he is my new LapTop.
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Enjoy Madi

-Thriveni2/03/2006 03:14:00 PM|W|P|Blogger RajeshSegu|W|P|I would surely enjoy his presence and I would benifit a lot including sharing decent knowledge.

Anyway, sometimes I feel like I am over working, bad habit right. But no escape!

Thank you,
Rajesh Segu.2/03/2006 05:57:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Thriveni P|W|P|Hi Rajesh,
Personally I feel this is the age where we can dedicate and concentrate more and more on work :-)

So, don't ever think that you are over working. Definetly you will reap as much as you are struggling now. Ofcourse you too know this.
But take care of your health and give rest to your brain.

Got me ?3/15/2006 08:24:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Nirek|W|P|cool da!
Enjoying with ur new laptop. now can we expect more work on pickurjob.com2/01/2006 10:37:00 AM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
The number of web services flooding the internet has increased day by day. When I first came to know about web2.0 , ajax and other related things a year ago I had to search for services while the options were limited. But as time passed by number of services grew exponentially making it difficult for the internet community to even keep track. Today Internet. t is flooded with cool services, and expecting a Tsunami soon, making it very difficult for you to actually choose one. Every week a clone of an idea is released and marketed with a different vision. None can ever bring in regulations into this democratic entity, that's for sure. Leaving this fact here, every service has its own authentication making it very difficult for the user to keep track of details. I personally am really vexed up when ever I have to login into the service to use it. I am against it in every means and I had a chat with my colleague regarding this which directed us to many ideas, some worthful and some silly. Here it goes 1. Cookie based Authentication: Today this surely is the solution with the existing infrastructure. A indefinite cookie placed in your browser can allow you to access the service without any authentication any number of times from the same browser same system. This would be a boon to people with their personal systems but what about the floating population accessing computer where ever they can. Mind you, many services target the floating internet citizens. So, do you agree this as a complete solution????? 2. Single Sign On[SSO]: Yes, this has recently hit the enterprise segment with a big bang and the enterprise users have fallen in love with them. Extending this can also be applied to the internet. Just imagine a reliable third party managing login process all over the internet or parts of internet. The SSO service provider can just provide decent API flexible enough to take care of the whole authentication process. Wouldn't you love marching into the service rather than regularly get interrupted with login screens. I know this is a dream for me but might be a vision for someone. I know adopting this would raise many security issues and I leave it to the experts to fulfill my dream. 3. Browser Plugin: Its a silly idea but can work out with some constraints. Suppose you had a browser plugin which would detect whether you have been authenticated and does it automatically for you. Its not that difficult to come up with a model working but I doubt whether it would suite every service existing. Not forgetting the floating population, say a small service which would store your usrname/pwd and you just download the plugin from them and then on you won't have any interruptions at all. May be this needs a detailed post which I would do when I find time. Experts, you might be handy here!!!!! 4. Symatic Browser: How about a browser which would take care of all the authentication process. Well its not that easy without any standards and its no small thing for me to even dream about. But my heart would suggest redefining the browser into symantic browser or intelligent browser would solve hell lot of issues over the internet. Anyone dreaming or with a vision?? If I dare to dream I would surely post my idea's here. 5. USB Key or Thumb or Iris Authentication: I know all this sounds James Bond Style. With already millions of computer devices hanging everywhere I don't want to discuss this any further. Hope I am correct! Any corrections? Next logical step, SSO, is a dream over the internet today but believe me someone's heart and soul might be working on it seriously. I wish them all the best and would like to say that he is not alone. I know I am not an expert at any of these but tried my best to give shape to my idea's.
|W|P|113877061897229109|W|P|Login Login Login......|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com2/01/2006 04:49:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Nirek|W|P|Hey man, I too suffer a lot becos of multiple login in multiple sites. Its sickening at times.
Hope SSO comes to life soon in big way!

btw....single login to yahoo group of services or single login to google group of services is a microcosm of SSO right??2/02/2006 11:50:00 AM|W|P|Blogger RajeshSegu|W|P|Hey, every one on the internet is a victim today. Yes, Google/Yahoo maintaining a single account is a shorter version of SSO. I didn't mention this in my post only becoz it would automatically flash to every internet user.

Anyway, I wish Google/Yahoo/MS would have something cooking. Any ideas??????