I have been wanting to buy a new mobile phone since last so many months … but have not been able to buy one so far 🙁

First I wanted to go for an iPhone, but settled with buying an iPod touch instead and then with the experience I got from iPod touch, I decided against going for iPhone and realigned my interest in the WinMo based devices.  I have read several reviews on the phones and finally settled my thinking around three devices,  Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1, Samsung Omnia and finally the beast itself HTC Touch HD.  After doing a round of reviews of same on phonearena, mobileburn and so many other notable sites, I have now settled myself to buy HTC Touch HD.

Enter the rumours of Windows Mobile 6.5! Now I have been wanting to wait for the mobile world congress at Barcelona where Microsoft supposedly will be unveiling the mask over WinMo 6.5 operating system. I have seen quite a few pictures on XDA-developers site and I have been quite impressed with the way this would change the usability of Windows from current not-so-touch-friendly windows mobile 6.1 version that runs on above mentioned devices.  I especially like the idea of having scrollable honeycomb app launcher.

What encourages me is the fact that there have been mentions of potential ROM cookers on XDA-developers & Modaco about eventually porting the WinMo 6.5 on the HTC Touch HD.  So hopefully if my resilience to keep away from buying mobile gives up over my wish to buy one, I would be having the new toy with me by end of next week.  Otherwise, I would definitely wait for mobile world congress to get over and see what the blokes at Microsoft gives us in terms of WinMo 6.5 !

Meanwhile you can enjoy the information on the HTC Touch HD on the following links.

http://www.modaco.com/category/357/blackstone-blackstone-modaco-com/ 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=451

Do you think the corporate training courses work towards achieving the goal set prior to the training?

Well, in most of the cases I have seen and heard of it does not help !

What I have seen instead is the fact that the training courses and the on the job work does not really go hand in hand.  I have seen that the application support team being training in a Weblogic related development course rather than incident management, or ITIL courses. 

What really frustrates me is that in most of the companies (well I have only seen few myself, but heard a lot though) that the training courses are not fine tuned or aligned with the job profiles of the professionals undergoing training but mostly are the ones that are sold by the vendors and are standard courses.

This does not really gel well in the long term as the person, despite undergoing training, can not do his / her job efficiently and is blamed for the failures.  It does not work that way does it ?

Weirdly, what I have also seen is the corporate companies forcing compulsory training programmes for the associates and link them to their appraisals etc. Well, in a good sense if all goes well and if all ends tie well, this could well be good for the growth and progress of the organization, but as I said earlier, more often than not they do not end up improving either organization or the associate both.

Web 2.0 is here and there is an ever increasing need of being socially aware of the technologies surrounding us such as Wikis, RSS, Social Networking sites and so on.

To aid us understand them in plain and simple language there are tutorials available on popular video website Youtube for each one of them.

Leelefever Youtube channel provides several such media presentations that are simple to understand and they are really really well presented.

I would highly recommend you to visit the site here to go and check out yourself.

There are several easily understandable video tutorials available for you to view online.  Unfortunately I may not be able to embed them here due to potential copy write issues so giving you a link here again.

http://uk.youtube.com/user/leelefever

I discovered a very interesting page via stumble upon that mentions some interesting proverbs and sayings with regards to the Software Engineering area.

Some of the very interesting of them are copied here …

A clever person solves a problem.
A wise person avoids it.

— Einstein


Wexelblat’s Scheduling Algorithm:

Choose two:

  • Good
  • Fast
  • Cheap


To go faster, slow down. Everybody who knows about orbital mechanics understands that.

— Scott Cherf

 

For more of such interesting things .. you can find them here.

Who is your inspiration in life?

If someone asks me this question, I get stuck for a minute and then think .. do I have one really ! Then all the names of my heroes from sports to cinema to business scroll through my mind and I try to randomly select someone who would suite best for the occasion and the person who asks this to me !

Have you ever faced this situation? Probably you might have.  If you have not, and, if you have someone as an inspiration in your life then I would say well done.

Well, I am still confused as to who is my inspiration in my life and probably be like that ever !