Before I say anything else, I want to share a few words. I will love. More. So much love that no one will have any idea what to do with me. They will watch with a confused look and wonder why I give so much and do not ask for more in return. I will give it because giving is getting and there is nothing quite so important as emptying your heart every single day and leaving nothing undone, no declarations of it unsaid. I will not only stop and smell…read more
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As I entered the ballroom, I caught my coworkers debating over making last minute changes to a poster that hadn’t been printed out right. As active as they always are, their improvising instincts kicked in and made the best use out of the available resources and we all jumped in and geared up for our presentations after the keynote speech. A few minutes later, Tony Hartshorn shows up with all his exciting equipment. He claimed his booth and began unravelling all the wires before he took the equipment out and…read more
A professor, some of my classmates and I were enjoying the graceful smell and taste of tea today at a local tea place when one of our friends informed us of the death of Steve Jobs. Everyone, almost instinctively, brought out their cell phones to visibility and started Googling right away. While we all were hoping it to be one of those nasty internet hoaxes, the news was confirmed to be true and inevitably there was a pause in our conversation. Twitter, wikipedia and google showed feeds almost as if…read more
DTV transition took place earlier in the mid of this year after a gruesome fight for change of deadlines. Being in the test team and thus, down at the SDLC chain, the change of deadlines had a significant impact on our work load. Nonetheless, both the web team who were responsible for designing and developing the site and the test team did a great job on the successful relaunch of DTV 2.0 and keeping up to its hype even till after the transition, which finally and gracefully* took place on…read more
ne of the perks of working where I work is the free tickets I get to special events at the Verizon Center here in the nation’s capital. The band whose songs were played in many memorable events in my life, now performed before me live. And the best part of it all is that it was as inexpensive to view as it would’ve been if I were to watch them on YouTube. Free concerts always sound good. Greenday made it sound even better. They started out with songs from their…read more