Random Wits

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Fri 18 Oct 2013

How ViM Saved My Day

It was just another day in Gurgaon. The hot scorching sun was parading the city. The inescapable life of riding with the autowalas is the common sight of this concrete jungle. Though I am a FOSS enthusiast, my first job landed me to just another India's IT company. I vividly remember the countless occasions when ViM saved my day.

I mostly received rudimentary tasks in early days of my work. I received one such task just few days after my joining. I was slouching on my chair when I heard this commanding voice...

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Tue 10 Sep 2013

Why hacking is good

Once a friend of mine asked if I could Hack. I asked him what he meant by hacking. Bemused at such a lame question he replied, "Don't you know what hacking is?". On insisting he reluctantly explained, "breaking into website or stealing passwords of Facebook, etc". I was crestfallen at the rampant misconception about hacking.

Often we read news of hackers breaking into websites siphoning millions of dollars. Such news not only create pervasive fear of hacking but also glorify such malicious activities...

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Sat 07 Sep 2013

Sleep

As I lay on my cosy bed,
a hanging moon did my curtains lit,
under my pillow sank my weary head,
and slumber weaved its sleepy knit.

The clock ticked and ticked away,
I climbed mountains and travelled like a bullet,
no laws of physics or Michael Faraday,
only in dreams can everyone shine like a starlet...

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