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Changed my blog name

Today,

I changed my blog name to The Diary of a Developer. Instead of chavakiran’s blog!

This new title seems more apt for whatever I planned to write here.

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Idea : Rating Display Card for retail shelves

One big difference between online Vs offline retail shopping experience is its rating experience.

Why not retail shelves include a rating card for for all its items on shelf? Customers can view current rating and enter their rating.

It is challenging, but not impossible.

Some of the challenges

1. How to avoid duplicate rating ?

2. How to authenticate users?

(Adding Finger print based rating will solve both above problems. Again which finger? How sensitive is this finger print data? What are security/privacy implications? How to provide accessibility? )

But all these are solvable and fun to work on.

arate

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Background : I purchased a scrub in QFC (supposed to be better than the one we buy in costco), it cleans OK like in between steel scrub vs sponge scrub but thats where the goodness stops, it spoils everything it touches! For some reason it puts dirty marks on the sink and floor. If the same item is purchased in any online store, I might have read reviews/ratings and may not have purchased the same.

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Idea : Health Insurance for 65+

Apparently one of the biggest concern for retiring is rising health costs.

What if there is a company which collects nominal insurance premium for < 40 years people until they become 60 and starts giving health insurance with zero premium from 65+ ?

Company had more than 25 years to make enough profits on the pre collected premiums.

Company can put restriction of maximum cap on insurance amount per year (Like they do in India) That way it can minimize risk and calculate its costs with confidence.

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USPS use of technology is crazy! (on a good side)

USPS – now you can simply check incoming mails including the photo of the letter from your computer or mobile! Cool. You can visit your mail box only if the letter is important. Easy to ignore those spam covers Smile 

I am pretty sure, all this is automated!

Imagine millions (Billions?) of letters scanned, address is (OCR) recognized, categorized and visible to owner.

Whoever first got this idea Kudos!

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This is now completely different

This is now completely different,

a magical transformation.

An urban setting into rural-

A rural setting into urban.

Like black into white,

like white into black.

Shredding all gray on the way,

This is magical transformation.

Readying journey onto distant worlds,

igniting boosters with pure will power,

taking whole families along with it,

including their hopes and passions.

This is just begging of

exciting journey towards more magic.

Make no mistake,

this is not what you know,

this is nobody named yet,

only those part of it,

can experience this wonder

until ballads are sung,

until books are written,

until case studies are made

nobody knows the magic.

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Making Sphegatti Indian way

I am not going to write a detailed recipe … 

Simply make tamato curry the usual way

Boil Sphegatti for ten to fifteen minutes 

Mix both 

You have wonderful Sphegatti ready 

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Guacamole a must try snack for Indian taste buds 

First time I saw these in USA supermarkets I am clueless of these fruits. But in frenzy to try new things I bought a bag of these Avocados from Costco. Still clueless what to do with them. They stayed on shelf for a week and became ripe and ripe Avocados looked gross to me. I couldn’t bring myself to try anything with them. My wife is more conservative when it comes to food. She didn’t even pretended to acknowledge their presence but moved them to fridge. After two weeks on a fine Sunday they were relocated to trash. 

Things might have stayed same if not for a visit to Chipotle with cousin. I loved Guacamole. I my God I don’t believe it is not Indian version of some Chat. 

Then did some Google search about guacamole recipe. Surprise! It is made from Avocados. 

To be careful this time got only one Avocado from tradersjoe. Followed instructions. Did video search about how to peel this fruit. 

Pretty easy and delicious awesome evening snack. Loved it with tortilla and even Karappoosa. 

Recipe 

Just cut onions add Avocado squeeze a fresh lemon add coriander leaves. Optionally add a pinch of salt a d couple of green chilies. Mash it to your liking a d eat with tortillas. 

Usually takes 30 minutes 

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How to understand this madness of Chiru Vs Balayya or Khaidi 150 Vs Satakarni

The majority of the Telugu folks across the globe are ignoring the upcoming Sankranthi movies, but at the same time vocal minority proactively taking things to peak madness regarding the upcoming two movies of this Sankranthi 2017. One is Khaidi No. 150 coming from Chiranjeevi the other is Gautami Putra Satakarni coming from Balakrishna.

For any sane person this doesn’t make any logical sense. So, how to understand this insane mass hysteria?

To understand this, we need to look at human beings at all places, not only Telugu folks. Human beings always need some roll model, be it gods, heroes, knights or kings. May be it is something we inherited from animals, follow the strong, emulate the strong, survival instinct. Those who followed strong, those who emulated the strong survived and passed their jeans successfully, along with the jeans the same traits passed on.

What if we don’t want to be part of this madness? May be we will become extinct just like countless others in the past for millions of years. Better thing to do is to redirect our energies to some other exciting thing. So what is that better positive thing? (Leave a comment with your ideas….)

And the Yandamoori Vs Nagababu Vs Varma episode. Any publicity is good publicity. People should talk about us, what they talk doesn’t matter. I believe this is a simple marketing gimmick. A well scripted, acted, played one. Best thing is ignore it. don’t become part of it (Alas! Just like I did in this para)

Movie is powerful tool. A society which uses it carefully, advances exponentially. For the past fifty years, Telugu movies played commendable role in the progress of our Telugu society. Every decade they played vital role in directing Telugu energies. They have subtle narrative of our manifest destiny. One of the reasons for BIMARU states backwardness is lack of independent movie industry! But now for the Telugu movies, the path seems to be diverging away from its overall positive role in setting future narrative, and the gap is increasing. I hope  our creative directors will take things in right direction by following their heart, by being independent, by being calculated capitalistic. Let us keep watching the movies and be part of our tribe!

See you after Sankranthi with two reviews 🙂

Does people forgive Chiranjeevi and accept him back as a hero rather than a failed politician who settled things only for elite around him and ignored completely about the voters who voted for him.

Does people accept Balakrishna in the most powerful character of recent past even with Director Krish magic?

Fingers crossed.

What do you say?

 

 

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iOT – 1 Internet of things what it means for our future?

Internet of Things. The latest of latest jargons. Simply put disconnect machines from their human masters. Let machine communicate themselves. Let machines take predefined decisions based upon the data they receive, while the human masters are immersed heavily in their shopping to heart or workaholicing ;

As tech guy + science fiction fan + a bit of creativity I am trying to guess how this is going to change our simplest of simple lives.

We visit a restaurant ; The glasses there are really bottom less. You drink the fluid and keep the glass over table. Glass communicates to table it opens its bottom – table pushes more fluid to auto-fill the glass.

The buffet wastage is reduced. Buffet is started, the dishes knows how much is consumed how fast it is consumed, the door knows how many foot falls are coming in and their weight, even their previous history. The plates knows who is eating how much and what. The smart monitor in kitchen displays  which dish is required in next five minutes, sixty minutes.

TBC

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from Lion diaries -1

Why do men write literature? Why? Why do they spend so much of time on the abstractness called art? What is good art? And what is not? Just because something survived, will it become good art by default? or it is great art and thus it survived? Is Shakespeare great art just because it survived? Is Vemana, great art just because it survived amidst all improbabilities? What role do I have to play here? As they call me half-man. I never could control my passion for the history of literature. I don’t even remember when and how it started of all these years. I coined so many theories but none could satisfy me, except one but then there is no proof. It is just an abstract idea, just like this art. May be it is really my destiny or karma? What is the proper noun here?

For fifty years I worked alone. I know it is possible. The trio did it in a simple university lab a generation back. Where are they now? Nobody knows for sure. Some say they are stuck in time. Some say they settled in a better time.

After initial fifty years things changed rapidly. Lot of funds miraculously flowed. May be not. If I connect the dots now I know about how things unfolded. At least in those days it was a miracle.

And now I am here. On this journey. A historical journey, with Dharma and its thousand plus crew, with everything modern technology could afford.

Our first stop —

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