Monday, March 17, 2008

Inspiration Hunting…

Some nights back (I think last Firday), I was as usual surfing late in the night, my friend Mr. Geek pinged and asked what I'm doing online at this hour (completely ignoring the fact that he himself is online). Well, I told I'm just browsing (and googling and wiki-ing) and looking for any good topic or material to put in my beloved blog, in short looking for some inspiration. So Mr. Geek told to continue my "Inspiration Hunting" and logged of. This got me thinkin'. Inspiration Hunting??? Not bad, huh… I'm sure Anu Malik, Abbas-Mastan, Pritam and all the creative geniuses of bollywood will find this phrase very inspiring.

Now here is one result of my 'hunting'.

I was following a post in DilbertBlog about a poor fellow caught in some intimate act (and indecent by some account) with a vacuum cleaner. Life sucks… yeah right!

Well, I was following the news article and found one more piece of gem.

And in 1993, Karl Watkins, an electrician, was jailed for having sex with pavements in Redditch, Worcs.

Sex with pavements!!! Pavements!!! Yup, you read it right… Must be some horny pavement. But one thing for sure, Mr. Watkins is a genius. I am not able to even think how he did it. And they jail him. How cruel. Screw them. Or better strap them on the pavements and make them suffer. Then they'll understand...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What’s in a name…?

Or rather behind a name. The point is, naming your blog is not as simple as it sounds (assuming you don’t want to name your blog as Sachin’s Diary or Rahul’s Journal or something similar). First of all you think of a name which describes your blog, it should be something humorous (to prove you have a great sense of humour), and it has to be a little hatke.

So after enough pondering, scratching various body parts, searching dictionaries and wiki-ing you fix upon a name which has all the necessary quality. Then you google the name and find out there are already five poor sods who have named their blog exactly the same (excluding ten other blogs which has titles 90% similar, differing in one word or so). Obviously they have stolen your name by some unfair means and created their blog before you. So much for being hatke...

So you repeat the process all over again. And again. And so on… till you find that untouched, unused, unthought name you were looking for.

I told it’s not simple. And no way quick. And one word of caution to any wannabe blogger, try to stay clear of words like Random, Mind, Thought etc. There are hell lot of blog-titles with these words and their permutations and combinations (incidentally all of these words are present in the title of my favourite blog RTDM).

But, after so much of hullabaloo, I am rather pleased with my choice.

I remembered, once upon a time when I was a student in some engineering college (yeah, engineering and I passed too), and the lectures used to pass by without bothering to venture into our brains (Oh those golden days)...
"If you give a discreet-time signal to a linear time-invariant system and take the z-transform, the stability of the system…"
Yawn… (I told you, those were the golden days). Anyway, the above phenomenon is termed as Overhead Transmission. And assuming that enlightened souls are never the majority in any community including the blog readers, I expect similar fate of my posts.

So this is the story behind naming of my blog.

P.S. It’s a bit out of the topic, but as the post is about names, I think the name of the Mumbai IPL team is the most unimaginative in recent times. What’s your take on this?


Everything starts somewhere at some point of time. So this is the beginning of my blog Overhead Transmission.

This is where I'll put down my raves and rants (in which none of my fellow human beings are remotely interested) with this hope, that there are some enlightened souls who appreciate a good thing when they see one.

This blog will contain thoughtful observations about those babes who never give a second look towards my direction (that is if they gave a first look at the first place) and chosen expletives for those managers who give a first, second and third look every single time I discuss something non-technical or non-official with my co-workers.

This blog will contain my oh-so-valuable comments about important decisions taken by our Prime Minister and criticism of all the unimportant decisions taken by the Perpetual Morons in my company. Most of the time it will be of the latter category.

What did you say? You care a fig for these priceless gems? Remember I mentioned specifically about enlightened souls.

So ladies and gentlemen... wait... that's so uncool.

OK, start again. One...Two...Three...

Guys and gals (that's better), thanks for tuning to Overhead Transmission, I am The Transmitter welcome you all in my blog-station. Comment links are open. Please post your suggestions and criticisms, flowers and brickbats.

Now how was that?