My Days My Life

Life and Times of Rohit Prakash

Flava: A private journal

clock August 17, 2014 13:22 by author Rohit

Flava was just lying on my phone from months. I don't remember when I installed it. Today I was evaluating few private journal apps. on Google Play Store and came across Flava. I wanted an app. which could sync journal entries across devices (phone, tablet and PC). This is really helpful when you decide to change your phone and want to keep your old journal entries intact. This is where Flava comes into picture. When you install Flava, you need to create a Flava account. When you create journal entries, your Flava account is synced automatically. It gives approx. 314 MB of free space on Flava's own cloud service. You can purchase extra space later.

Few other cool features of Flava include support for Samsung's S-Pen which comes with Galaxy Note devices. You can use S-Pen to write journal entry on the device itself rather than typing.



Came to know about TED

clock August 3, 2014 21:08 by author Rohit

This is taken from TED site and Wikipedia.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan: "Ideas Worth Spreading". TED is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of powerful talks.

In 1984 it started as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged and today it covers all topics from science to business to global issues.

I came across TED videos on youtube and some of them are very inspirational and powerful.

One such talk is: My philosophy for a happy life: Sam Berns at TEDxMidAtlantic.

 



19-20 July 2014

clock July 20, 2014 14:26 by author Rohit

From last one week I have been exploring Google Plus. It has changed a lot and the mobile app. is also very good. It is more diverse as compared to Facebook which is limited to friends and family.

Some Google Plus communities are active with plenty of users. I got instant responses on my queries on Samsung Galaxy Note 3. From Google Plus communities I came to know about Theme Launchers like Nova.

I also came across F-Secure Key, a secure password manager which synchronizes your passwords across devices. The sync option is available on monthly subscription basis. All your passwords are synced across PCs, phones and other devices. This is really handy when you are traveling.

 



Thanks Giving

clock June 29, 2014 22:34 by author Rohit

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot” ~Hausa Proverb

Just finished reading a post on keeping a Gratitude Journal. It reminds me of several good things, small and big, for which I should be thankful. As is rightly said:

"The more you feel gratitude for what you have, the more you will get to be thankful for".

Keeping a gratitude journal is an easy way to see positivity in life. It also helps enjoy those small moments of happiness that you just ignore in the hope to find a bigger moment of happiness.

While I am thinking to keep this journal on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, there are several online tools you can use:

  1. Grateful 160
  2. I am Thankful
  3. Thankful For
  4. Gratitude 365 App.


New Year Resolution 2014

clock January 11, 2014 21:49 by author Rohit

So here is my New Year Resolution for 2014:

  1. Exercise daily. Keep fit and energetic. Set weight-loss milestones.
  2. Read two books each month. One Fiction, One Non-Fiction.
  3. Learn something new each week related to existing skill set.
  4. Learn one new technology.
  5. Clear one certification.
  6. Join one more degree course. An add-on to existing qualifications.
  7. Post on blog regularly. One post every Saturday.

 



A new year gift to myself

clock January 1, 2014 10:55 by author Rohit

 

After a long delay, discussions, plans and reviews, I finally decided to buy Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Purchased on 31st-December-2013, a new year gift to myself.

 

 



Why I write so much?

clock December 22, 2013 12:27 by author Rohit

Few colleagues tossed a question: "Rohit, why you write so much?". This post is an answer to end this debate. It is also imperative to highlight the points to them because they are among those few who regularly check my blogs (IRohitable, My Days My Life and Zing Life).

To start with, I want to tell you when and why I started writing. It all started in the year 2006. I started a daily journal of day-to-day happenings. It was only later 2009 when I realized the real benefits of writing. My life had taken a U-turn and I wanted to keep myself occupied with any constructive activity. My blog, Zing Life, is the result of this U-turn. While writing posts for Zing Life I realized, writing not only keeps you busy but also syncs your actions with your goals. My day-to-day journal also became voluminous and I moved most of the incidents online. I later made this journal private.

My blog, IRohitable, is a collection of problems and solutions. It is more like a professional blog. It covers everything related to my day job as a Software Developer. I write here to learn. It is a human tendency that if you write something you far better remember it then simply reading it. Also, when your writing is available online, you get variety of feedback from people around the globe. And when it is related to programming or something conceptual, you should be ready for strong criticism. This criticism helps you dig deeper in understanding the concept clearly.

This blog, My Days My Life, is a place where I share things not related to my professional life. These are not-so-private things which can be shared with close friends.

In the end I want to sum up the benefits of writing and want to tell you, frankly, that I am not a professional writer. Still much needs to be learned. There are several blogs which I regularly read and, at the end of the day, feel how little I know about expressing myself professionally and clearly.

Therefore, my friends, I write because:

  1. It syncs my actions with my goals. It syncs my Mind, Body and Soul.
  2. I become a better person when my post reminds me to behave accordingly. Live what you write.
  3. I can express myself better with writing.
  4. Writing helps me dig deeper.
  5. Writing brings discipline in life.
  6. Writing helps me to remember things longer than mere reading.
  7. It keeps me busy.

Last but not the least, I am an avid reader as well. I love books, mostly non-fiction.



Photos of Conclave

clock December 19, 2013 23:06 by author Rohit

My company organized a Conclave in Bangalore where I also presented. Below are the photos:

 

 

 

 

 



Ten points highlight my schedule on business days

clock December 19, 2013 00:44 by author Rohit

These days I am getting little time to fulfill my passion. From 9 am to 10 pm, the day is tightly occupied. Though office timings are 11 am to 9 pm (50 Hours a week) but including commuting time, it extends 1 hour on both sides.

A typical schedule on business days is:

  1. Keep snoozing alarm till it is 8:00 am.
  2. 8:30 am - Check comments on my blog and mails. Read few inspirational posts on other blogs.
  3. By 9:45 am, get ready and wait for call from cab driver.
  4. Reach office by 10:30 AM and check mails.
  5. 11:00 AM - rush to office cafeteria to have morning breakfast. Usually, butter toast with Corn Flakes.
  6. 11:40 AM - 9:00 PM: Office Work. Mess up and beat head with code.
  7. 09:30 PM - Dinner in a cafe.
  8. 10:00 PM - Reach my room. Turn ON television with News Channel and simultaneously check personal mails, blog comments, social-networking sites. Read technical articles or do small R&D things.
  9. 12:00 AM -Change television channel for old Hindi songs and switch off lights.
  10. 12:30 AM - Eyes become like Garfield. Turn off television from main switch near my bed. This turns off refrigerator as well because both have same connection. Who cares.


Want to start a company? Start by working in a good company.

clock June 15, 2013 09:15 by author Rohit

Recently read somewhere that if you want to be a good entrepreneur, spend some time working in good companies. My present company is one such company. Continuous improvement and best practices are its core values. It has several websites for internal use like:

  1. It has its social networking site similar to facebook which is to be used by employees only.
  2. A micro-blogging site similar to twitter where employees can post short streams and share information.
  3. A blogging tool where employees can create their own blogs to share their knowledge with colleagues.
  4. A website which enable employees to take trainings online.
  5. A website to get financial information anytime. Employees can set compensation plan, download salary slips and submit tax related information.
  6. An idea submission site where employees are encouraged to submit ideas on a regular basis. Each idea is analyzed and short-listed. There is an execution plan for selected ideas.
  7. A website for grievances.
  8. A website to track transportation.
  9. A website to share technical documents, tutorial videos and research works.
  10. A website to recognize your colleagues for their good work.
  11. A website from which employees can download employment proof, address proof letters.

And many other online initiatives.