Restless feelings

Sometime you are not performing well under the circumstances. Your behaviour make you think why am I doing this? Do I have to do that? And it contradicts each other without rational explanations.

Be the change you want to see in the world

I have come across those situations many times in my life. It happens and I’ve seen myself not perform well, but it does not make me weak, but gives me an opportunity to become more resilient and face the challenges of the life. It seems hard to achieve, convert each obstacle into an opportunity. But they are meant to be like that. Sole purpose for these obstacles are to draw a better things in your life, in reality I have experienced this.

However, sometimes it looks like gauntlet all this plethora of jargons and tingling, little attention to the unnecessary details leads us nowhere and makes you less effective and less productive. I think it’s more likely to do with human emotions. We are all faces waves of emotions, we sail through the sea of emotions and sometimes faces impromptu challenges through tough times. So I simply let it be.

Bit of bizarre as I am writing this, felt like, Yeah…, but then…. Can I do anything about it either way? Can I get it under control? Well, it seems not impossible to detach from our emotions, but still it arise a lot and we can feel its effect on our body and on our mind. Yet I think it is hard for me to express what it is and how to come out of it.

I am currently working toward to develop a habit to be master. Well, I am going to be brutally honest. Current Job hunting is distressing a lot, also keep the consistence to something, dedication became a virtue. Nevertheless, discipline has not, that I haven’t tried. It is just being unexplained excuses. Partly I would take a blame for it. Rest its my human nature which carried away sometime wondering, training and getting many things done at ones. Naturally it leads to failure and sometimes in the desert, nowhere…

I wish there were a time machine somewhere, So I could have prevented myself. 

-Ravi 20.01.2017

Dream Big, Act Little

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Well Original saying was Think Big.

But I think after Big Thinking I concluded to Dream Big, Act Little.

Let me elaborate more what I mean by Dream Big, Act Little.

Most of the time mind wanders and thinking all the time, known fact. No Big deals, Thinking Big is also not a big deal, wishful thinking, all good to say. But How you are going to fulfil is a question?

What I mean by Dream big, act little means everyday try to see same dream over and over and over, your subconscious mind will lay out all the ground work for you and all you need to do is act a little.

Seems like some magical things, but in fact it is not. Let me tell you thinking is a conscious thing and your mind play games when it comes to thinking, but in dreams you are creating a world which deeply attached to your desires and emotions. The same dream can make these roots stronger and better. Effectively, it nurtures your habits and creates an environment for you to be successful in every possible way.

Someone can easily argue about it, says always think big, I wouldn’t have denied it, but rather I would say dream big and act little as your higher self will drive you there to achieve your big dreams. This could be your journey or even lifelong mission or purpose of your own birth in this earth.

Peace.

#lawofattation, #magical, #motivation, #dreambigactlittle, #desires, #dreams,

Still Epic – TGIF

I am laughing out loud  rolling on floor.

Still feel it’s epic. Completely.

Made my morning.

Farewell Windows Essential 2012 – You have served your purpose.


 

 

I’ve been using Windows Essential 2012 since last four years and sadly it is coming to end of support. Microsoft is discontinuing the Windows Essentials services and its support. Bit of unfortunate for users like me. But on other hand it is also developing a new product called Open Live writer which I found very intimidating. Although I haven’t done anything with it yet as I am missing all the plug-ins which I used with it. (Gurr… L !!!) But at least good side it has served its purpose. So, happy farewell to Windows Essentials 2012 – You will be forgotten soon.

Ciao.

 

 

How not to spam someone who is seriously looking for a job?

When you send an email about a potential role or job, then three key things you keep in the email precisely.

  1. What is a job role ( making sure you have read the profile of candidate and aware that is relevant to the post, VERY IMPORTANT). If you don’t have Job Description then do not bother to spend company time to copy paste from someone else. Doah. (Recently I have received 5 emails same description, but different company…. Are you insane?) I wonder why company is paying to do such spam. Seriously. Grow up.
  2. Where is it exactly (You should not be generic but specific, Assume that you have read the profile and know where he/she lives, let us say 30 Miles from your location and its commutable daily within reasonable time i.e. 45min to 1hour, it would be nice and save time for both you).
  3. How much it offers ? There should not be many positions to fill in. (It should be ONLY ONE – No one is working on 10 roles at a time and only fools will fall for it.) And it is given that reason to get right opportunity.

Here is an example I have received today, Kindly accept my apologies for being straight.

Hi Ravi,

Hope you’re well.

I wanted to make you aware of a number of exciting contract opportunities I am currently engaged on.

Our client is a large, dynamic and fast growth business and they’re looking for a number of Software Development roles to be a key part of their ecommerce strategy.

If you are interested in discussing this or alternatively want to update me with your current availability, then please get in touch.

We also offer referral fees for any successful placements where you will receive up to £50 per month for the life of the contract*. If you can recommend anyone who may be interested in new opportunities, then please let me know.

I look forward to supporting you now or in the future with your next move.

Best regards,

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Rest of the part is discreet. I hope someone will read this and grab the attention. If you are looking for quality candidate and seriously wants to help your client to fulfil the position then you know what you need to do. And those who think this way they will get anywhere, then they need training (and SERIOUSLY stop wasting precious time and money of others). If you ask me where to find right candidate then I will ask what’s a role, location and how much they are will to pay. Simple.

Side Note:

Also when you send email you must follow up to the candidate with correct contact details and ask whether they have received email and discuss their thoughts. I know it is expensive but at least it will give you right people to the target.

My thoughts on Agile

Recently I read an article on Agile with title – Agile Methods don’t exist. What does, then? by Jan Ambrozlewlcz

I think its fair to say – Agile is all about Mindset. It is not a discipline but a practice which allow to adopt changes quickly and efficiently whenever changes are essential to the end goal.   Although it is not so easy for any organization or team or division to come with one voice over end games, each individual has their own perception and understanding of what actually need to achieve and not everyone can pursue it correctly. I think that’s where the problem underlies. Agile can be easily apply on games where we do not regret over the mistakes done, it’s already done, move on. Make a strategy is a key to win the game, and agility is a key to adopt the strategy quickly.

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But quick does not mean accurate or perfect or 100% done. It means when direction has changed it has adopt it and change it course (whether it is a team, project or company). And swift focus on the sort term changes (which I see as challenges). It’s risky to say it but I think if decision taken as a team and each member has visualize the strategy thoroughly and involved themself in it then nothing is impossible to achieve in ever changing environment (i.e. agile).  All we need is a courage and voice to phrase.

Being Successful……

To *want* and to be ambitious and to want to be successful is not enough. That’s just desire. To know what you want, to understand why you’re doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body, to achieve . . . If you feel that you have something to give, if you feel that your particular talent is worth developing, is worth caring for, then there’s nothing you can’t achieve." Kevin Spacey

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.

171717 awesome #odometer 

171717 #awesome #odometer