Okay, there may be no plans

Yes that’s right. As of now I had no plans ahead and yet achieved 10 pomodoros sessions straight in past few days, which also including help my kid to run for cross country race at Wigston Academy.

At the end she wasn’t first or no way near in top 20. But what valuable lesson I learn was when she went to the washroom and I was able to get motivation from the gymroom

IF MY MIND CAN CONCEIVE IT,

AND MY HEART CAN BELIEVE IT –

THAN I CAN ACHIEVE IT.

It’s just amazing and refresh my beliefs.

Ciao.

My Personal Kanban Board

After few quick attempts and experiments with Kanban board, I am going to start using this Kanban implementation, 

So what is 4D matrix of Things to do.

  1. DO
  2. DECIDE
  3. DELEGATE 
  4. DELETE

The idea behind 4D is simple – keep clutter out and gain more focus on get things done. 

I have started putting my to do a list in the matrix but it is just for every fortnight  or 2 weeks. So that I can start doing more rather just scared myself away from long list of To do. Every week I have 3 main priorities to carry out and everyday just three things to do, thus my list items are limited in numbers, each DO part can only has maximum of 6 tasks (which is  3 tasks (priority) per week),  and rest of grids are either DELEGATE or DELETE and DECIDE(DIFFER). DECIDE is a column which you can think as important but not so urgent or less priority. 

After that Next is a column holds tasks I am going to tackle in the current  week, and if I was interrupted by any variables then it will be put ON HOLD, may be later either I can DECIDE, DELEGATE or DELETE. And when it needs to be done then just start DOING it and upon done it’s DONE. Here is the magic doing cell has only one  and one task at any given time.

Now every evening or first thing in the morning I can update board and start doing more, by limiting my to do list and achievements I reward myself a treat or may be if too many things on hold for current week then push a bit and decide or delete quickly without demotivate myself or feeling grief about it.

Next four weeks I am going to monitor how things are going and measure my success by using task points, each task has an effort mark on it. Let’s say if things take less than an hour has 1 point and if more than 1 hour but less than 2 hours then it has 2 points and 4 points, 6 points, 8 points and 10 points maximum. 

I am working 48 hours a week including travel. Achieving 10 points a week will be a good milestone however, I am not going to crazy on that. I would rather progress slowly and steady week by week.

Ciao.

2017-04-17 4:25:30 PM

So you stuck with a problem – Never give up early

YOU FIGHT YOU SURVIVE!!!!

Recently I have come across a common problem with the product/theme your client has purchased and they stumble upon the non-responsive support from the vendor. Well it is very important in the life cycle of any web project. Working product is great and if something is not working it is worst ever.

Because as a user if I cannot able to see the action of a button I click then I lose my faith and trust, and it panelised to the ecommerce. I think at this stage it seems like a riddle to you all. Let me give full background and explain it correctly.

My client recently decided to purchase a nopCommerce theme and they saw it perfect fit for the given budget as it is a start-up company. Well I said it is fair enough for the price (if it is working as it says). But after purchase they realized after few weeks that the bounce rate on the page is still high, daily average visitors are growing but no further call to action happening. They all were surprised. When I looked at the report and asked myself it cannot be true. So, we had quick meeting and director asked me can you tell me what is the problem? I was not sure at that point and asked give me time to understand the actual underlying problem and what is actually happening. He agreed to that.

I started analysing the situation, first thing I did was check all the functionality works in all across the browsers, and bingo!!!! I hit with first problem, quick view button does not work in the mozzilla Firefox, IE but it is perfectly working in the Chrome browser. Doah…!!!! I asked why ???But it was too early to conclude.

Series of questionnaires fired back and forth for who had made purchase decision and why? Did they have trial before buying? And what about support? who is going to help. So, on…. endless…

Meantime my entire focus was on fixing the problem, each day was important because user was not able to see the result of their actions (i.e. Quick View – See http://jewellery.nopextensions.com/ in Firefox or IE, and then compare with Chrome), I digger it more and I gave an estimate to fix around 3 hours. (it was big mistake, I should have asked more time, but on other hand it was just an estimate not a commitment. At least I was honest about the situation).

Now When I go through the debugging process (jQuery debugging in Visual studio and Firebug tools) it was not throwing any errors and I was also puzzled. I thought it seems me impossible. But then after 5 hours of exhaustive exercise of debugging, I thought I am stuck with a problem, let me more Google it, search forums and try to find out – why? but I was wrong, immediately I found out I should not go for why? but I should go for How do I fix it. But later on, I rest my case for that night, although sometimes I felt too much attached to a problem, mind constantly in search of answers.

Saturday early morning around 4:55 am all of sudden realized what actually can be done so I jump out of bed, and flash thought and grab my hot seat, quickly fire up with my IDE, modify some changes, (failed… Doah… no results, no lights… no sign of hope) … aaahhh… so I stepped back from original. Rethink about it. I swift my focus on what possible way I can fix it? Step through on the paper (before and after situations) and I see light at the end of the tunnel. Taaa daaa…

Yes, it was issue with dynamically added DOM elements on the page and Firefox, IE was not able to bind the event correctly due to page ready was firing late and even though the bubbling up the static member was not correctly handle the event. So now actual problem was identified (But Chrome was handling it easily – why FF and IE not??? still puzzle. Well it was too much for me.) So, what was the solution, I tried few techniques and one was using correct “. on()" delegate it when you are appending in the DOM elements dynamically. Which I think fair to say and although it is not the best solution ever but at least it gave me the opportunity to rectified the situation and continue to progress. I fixed it and now the results can be seen on my client’s page, they were happy and so do I.

So far

I have learned

1.     Never give up early

2.     Never rely on free or open source.

3.     Trust your own instinct

4.     Keep trying

5.     Keep learning and exploring but not too much goggling, it is time waster

6.     Focus on solution not problem.

7.     You may not know everything but that is absolutely acceptable.

So, now what?

Well after few failed attempt to the mail delivery notification. I gave up but it is till buzzing me in my head. It’s quite a learning curve naturally I wasn’t expecting that.

So,now what? Wait and watch.

Year 2015 – Review

 

It’s Time to Sum up 2015 and Welcome Big Leap Year 2016.

Well Well… when I look back at my timeline I see Memories and more memories. Sweet, precious, Joyous and wonderful. These year just past as bink of eyes. And yet so many awesome things we have done, achieved, yet to achieved, tried and not succeed yet. I am currently writing and looked at my year end sum up for each of year ends, it looks awesome. I am thankful to #facebook for preserving those moments.

So far year 2015 was just awesome and terrified (not terrific … sorry, but I’ll explain it later).

This year was totally roller coaster, ups and downs with heavy gravity but end of the year it adds up and teaches me valuable lessons of experience. I learn a lot this year, get my hands on people skills, entrepreneurship, and become more humble with my ambitions. I have few terrified experience with great failed of the project, designerlenses.co.uk, few vulnerable experience with temporary jobs, but on the bright side I have manage to get through all and convert those challenges to opportunities. My definition of success was wrong so I learn more quickly, there is no success or failures, and those are just options. Failure is only an option. So keep trying, be specific to your achievements.

Yet if I look back from January to December, I have awesome year so far socially, more memories which I like to remember for the life.

1. Ram Infosystems registered as Limited company (became contractor)

2. Concept of designer lenses

3. Krisha’s 5th Birthday Party, it was such a wonderful time, I seen her happy and I give all credits to Priti my other half. Without her, it was not possible to arrange on that scale. Love every details of it, I appreciate all friends and family who have attended it. Love you for that.

4. Gym session, fading squash squad.

5. Contracts in between.

6. Memorable Lads holiday weekend in #riga.

7. Looking for the new bigger home with Priti (that time was just brilliant, I understand Priti bit more and it was happy feelings, love every bit of it.)

8. Finally big decision for buying big house and plan through it, it was the most stressful time of the year for good 3 months but with God’s grace and courage from family, friends and utterly guts for taking risk, we were able to get through painful transition and achieve it.

9. Now in transition to preparing for moving in to the new home.

10. All of above, tremendous support from my soulmate throughout the year, love you @Priti Lodhiya.

11. Priti’s Birthday, Yearly more picnics, outing with friends, family and those joyous time with Krisha balance out everything I have failed to achieve professionally.

So far it was all about the past year, it seems to me just pass too fast. I believe those who reading this feel the same. I think my words are not expressive yet, till blend and raw, however I am trying hard not to be simpler but it’s complicated to explain. So my beloved families, friends and Facebook friends, it was overall amazing 2015 and I bet 2016 will be more fanatic.

My goal for 2016 is to become more adventurous entrepreneur, pass through my journey towards to my achievements by becoming more determine and courageous. I know my love is always supportive and with me no matter what, I am so thankful for that.

New venture is on the horizon and I am putting my all to that. So behold 2016 I am going to make a dent in the Universe, two of my baby start shaping and it will be live by March 2016, Jewl.biz and localopticians.co.uk both will change prospective for retail business especially for those on high street and seeking trend for united kingdom market. I promise you it will be a huge and massive leap help for small independent retailers and you will love it for everything.

So my beloved friends, I wish you all Joyous and prosperous new year. May Year 2016 became more memorable for all of us. Let be more connected with our emotions and help each other to nurture our relation.

At last I will close my writing by adding maitri prayer.

May I be happy and blessed with goodness all the time

May you be happy and blessed with goodness all the time

beings living on the earth, in the water and in the air, may all be happy and without pain

Creatures living in all ten directions, may they meet goodness everywhere

may all be without fear and without ill will, may all be without torment

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My Journey–From Developer To Entrepreneur–Day 4 of 100

Monday 10th August 2015

Today I am going to start with nopCommerce source code and it’s working. I have setup my environment and  also gone through quick tutorials from nopCommerce site, also landed on other sites which I need to study. Now I did not realize that I may not have internet connection to finish my training on Project Management. Doah… Never mind. Quickly made my mind for the next thing to do is update the blog entry for today.

Log for Day Four:
Monday 10th August 2015 –  Three in the afternoon.

 

 

Time Plan Action Result
Monday
Morning 6:30
Not planned anything yet Wake up, quickly go through emails, check Facebook social network, News on BBC … nothing unusual everything, Ready for rock and roll. Everything is working in harmony.
7:00 nopCommerce
Login screen
Need to understand nopCommerce site design and its working. Get training on 2 Step Authentication and Oauth 2.0 Had a great learning session about the technology and need more as I go.
9:00 Call EE to Cancel Action Cam Need to call EE to cancel action cam I received yesterday. Go through quick survey on the product and working out, Not useful for me in this instance. Successfully book Jiffy Bag. Also they agree to pay return postage.
9:30 Training on Login screen using MVC 5 Design a login screen for the new project and identify technologies going to be use in that for login screen Need more information and build prototype quickly for that.
12:00 Lynda.com Training Science of Sales training for an hour Nearly done still need to finish more thing.
2:00 Hospital Appointment Utilizing maximum time from ideal situation, low priority work need to be done. Have manage to do some of it.
7:00 Trade in Gold Make some profit with strategy Terribly went wrong and loss 370 usd.
8:00 Spend time with Krisha Catch up what she has done so far need to plan her tomorrow.  
9:30 Shoot Video Log and check inserting video here Shoot video for todays log working on.
       

My Journey–From Developer To Entrepreneur–Day 1 of 100

After such a long journey of being a developer, I have decided to move on and always wanted to be an entrepreneur, I asked myself very first thing, Can I do anything it takes? Do I have the balls to dare it? After long thought around 39 days, I have come to a conclusion. “YES, I DO.” So no matter what I will be successful. Let me first define what is success to me, after lots of attempts for being good at something, I found that I can do certain things quickly than others, I am lucky enough that I have invested in self-development tools. Which will certainly going to help me to thrive my thirst.

So I have decided to write and filmed my own progress next 100 days. I have set my goals and my desires to measure my success. I am sure this is going to help lots of other people those who want to be or do what they always wanted to do. I can assure you this is going to be a daily chore for me and I will start using technology at the most.

So keep an eye on it.

Peace.
RL

Log for Day One:

I am currently using a top notch and up-to-date Notebook, (Lenovo YOGA 13 – i7 Windows 8.1 Pro) 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, etc., but after I have signed up for free update for Windows 10, I was so tempted to upgrade but I think my first encounter was so dull and scary with Windows 10, I thought leaving it not want to waste my time at the moment, especially as I am so into the zone. (Ninja – turtle). Also, I need to define what do I need to log and what not. I am going to log what I planned, what I have done so far, what I have done, which was not planned and how do I overcome or undergo those situations. I know it will be a bit harsh on me, but I am ready for all those things. As I told myself whatever it takes. I want to be a mentor to me. I know it deep down I can do anything I want and achieve what I can think of.

Here is my Day one Plan and the next day I will update it.

 

Time Plan Action Result
Friday Morning 6:30 Not planned anything yet Wake up, quickly go through emails, check webservers are up and running, everything is normal,  Chase update from outsource work (doah…. ) Ping them to come on Skype, done quick emails to few other stuff. Write down what to be done so far. dragging, not so motivated,
9:30 Skype meeting Quick Skype meeting after chasing for two days and learn they have no resources to do such things. I have immediately make my decision, I will do it myself. Just F* Off. Negative, Angry, uurrr…,why didn’t you tell yesterday.
11:00 Update to Visual Studio 2015 Download and install VS2015 setup from MSDN subscription Failed and Roll back to original what a waste of an hour.
11:30 Drop Krisha to Tennis Camp Rush hour, get quickly ready and drop Idea shine and come to place I am going to write what I have done so far. Good Stuff.
12:00 Set up NopCommerce Site for Local Development Environment I thought it was easy but hey ho.. nope. Damm, quite a few efforts to setup and realized , I don’t need complete set up instead I need source code to start with. aaaa…hhh.. foolish me. Finally set and up and running. Build Successful Happiness… whohhooo…
12:30 Take a training on Project 2013 from Lynda    
14:30 Pick Krisha from Tennis Camp    
15:30 Continue Tennis
17:00 Start Writing Product Development Plan
20:00 Finish Day if feel OK Write next day, Week and Fortnightly Plan.    

After picking Krisha and spend around 1 hour on training I have received a sad news and it was shocking for me, obviously it changed my all priorities as well. I was manage to come out for it quickly but need to help misses in shopping and arranging BBQ next day. So all my planned sink.