I just went through a letter to Amazon Executives from Kivin Varghese. It’s quite long at 29 pages. You may read it here. Here’s a summary: Kindle team wrote buggy software and Kivin’s manager, Munira, didn’t listen to anything about improvements. Personally, you can get an idea of her incompetency from the fact that she […]
There was a rumour about Apple reintroducing iPhone 4 in India a couple of days back. When a friend told me, I was hoping this would not happen. Today, I woke up to the news of Apple reintroducing iPhone 4. That too on the front page of newspaper. A full page advertisement showing iPhone 4 […]
Jason Kincaid recently wrote Evernote: The Bug Ridden Elephant. This post made to top of Hacker News and echoes lot of thoughts that I have about Evernote. I know it is heartbreaking to see something like this said about your product, but this is what many users think, just see the comments on Hacker News. […]
If you are not making relations online, you are failing.
The moment you hear this, get out of the organization. I have no idea why people have this strange idea. Maybe it came from management, maybe it came from the society at large. Wherever it came from, it is toxic! Recently, I have had a few incidences where this came up. First, a small project […]
Paul Graham found out why politics and religion tend to have such useless discussions, because one does not need a set amount of knowledge to be an expert. There’s nothing required except a strong opinion to participate in religious and political discussions. And once you have a strong opinion, you don’t need anything else. You […]
As a developer, you will find 4 types of clients. The CEO, the manager, the semi designer and the angel. Learn more about them in the post.
If you want to be productive, there’s one simple thing you can do: Disable all notifications right now. Notifications can be really distracting and break your workflow. And while you might be thinking that’s not the case, just try it for a day or two and you’ll realise. Unless you are in a job where […]
In India, there’s a certain mentality that seems to be there. And it’s not customer is always right! It’s about providing service. And unlike many companies who are totally head over heels about providing fantastic customer service, Indian companies are about providing least good service. Just a bit better than the competition. Latest example I […]
Free to Play is one category of games that I stay away from. No matter what, I like my games the classic way: I should be able to play them offline. They should not stop me from playing unnecessarily. I should be able to play without an online account requirement. I should not be banned […]