Archive for January, 2011

My passion for “Aerospace”

I always felt the current generation lags little in aspiring career in what they choose and strive hard to reach that extra mile and touch the sky limits of Engineering. Though not coming from a premier institute of Engineering unlike NITs or IITs, where the lads graduate with flying colors, KCT and its grads did had that passion.

After graduation, many of my collegiate wanted to purse higher studies-some in India and many abroad. Doing higher education abroad was a costly affair for my family that I stopped in just reading materials for GRE which was atleast helpful for me to clear some of the entry level exams conducted by companies.

I am proud of saying that my Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics has been useful to shine well in my career. But many times I was cornered to situations of whether career or money is important in life. A decision making in those situations had immunized my future thinking and has led to lot of diversions in life. A slight nudge had put me back on track…

Raising the head to watch the flights tearing the sky wasn’t a peculiar activity for kids. After I grew up those dreams became reality when I boarded into an aircraft…the curiosity rose higher when I got an opportunity to work on few aerospace projects at Wipro.

My experience with a service company had a balance between its pros and cons, though could not refrain my decision towards joining it 7 years before. Currently being in an aerospace company makes me feel proud when I hear from peers that my designs are running successfully in aircrafts. I strongly adhere to the statement “Learning is a continuous process”…and I can shout aloud and say “I am an aerospace Engineer”….yes I continue to put my ideas for products which goes into any of those Airbus, Boeing or Bombardier flights….


Android-The trend-setter of 2011

This post is dedicated to yet another invention of Google Inc-Android

Mobile gadgets have become so common for aam athmi as we migrate towards using smart phones. In recent days my eyes get easily drawn towards those ads from Dell Streak, Samsung galaxy tab.
There isn’t any surprise that only our Laptops and Desktops runs on Operating Systems (Eg: Windows or Linux), here comes an operating system for mobile applications and tablets called Android. First developed by a company called Android Inc which was later acquired by Google Inc. Android OS is an  combination of Java, C/C++ libraries and chunks of XML codes linked to it. The unveiling of Android took place through Open Handset Alliance (OHA), a consortium of hardware, software, and telecom companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. Initially Google was offering downloadable open source code of Android.

Few of its vivid features…

Bluetooth-point to point and multi-point connectivity
Media formats (MPEG4, H.264, MP3, AAC, AMR, JPG, PNG, GIF)
3G (hardware dependent)
WiFi (hardware dependent)
Camera, GPS, compass and accelerometer (hardware dependent) [The feature of compass and accelerometer interests me ;)]
Google maps
Google ebooks
Google search engine
It doesn’t stop with that; it also comes with device emulator, tools for debugging and a plugin for Eclipse IDE.

The list continues.…
I wouldn’t be surprised when this OS is going to be run on TVs soon…

I would love to play with one of those gadgets with Android running on it …or may be gifted from some one [but I need to identify a sponsor] …lol J


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The don’t quit poem

An inspiring and motivating poem which I came across recently…

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.


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