Saturday, August 23, 2003

I hate to say this. I really really hate to say this. But it seems that things are not falling into their slots all that easily.

I am talking about my time, my appointments schedule, or calendar, or whatever you chose to call it. I always try to do too many things at the same time. As a result, I end up not giving any of those enough time. The same holds right now. Blogging has taken a back seat for quite some time now. I like to write, but I like to do so many other things.

So I decided to take a break from blogging for some time. I will be back of course. I will be back when I can dedicate quality time for it. And I shall keep making occasional surprise visits to all my favourite journals. But for the time being, my friend, sayonara...au revoir...adios...Auf Wiedersehen...arrivederci...tot ziens...namaste...chollam tahole.....

Friday, August 08, 2003

There is a Technical Conference going on in Jerry Junkins Hall in our main office in Wind Tunnel Road. It started yesterday, and finishes today in the evening. All sorts of technical papers are being presented, and people are attending in large numbers.

I somehow never find attending conferences enjoyable, or valuable. The topics discussed in these general conferences are too varied, to be of actual use in the work one is doing. One can occassionally pick up a nugget or two of valuable information. And if one is interested in knowing, gathering knowledge about all fields of work, then these conferences can be helpful. However, gathering knowledge was never my first priority (I know, I know it is a blasphemous statement, given the kind of work I do, but that is the way it is, I can't help it)!

Today's pre-lunch session was about RF design. Now that was a session that I wanted to attend. I don't know, why I suddenly seem to be interested in RF. It is not exactly my field of work. Nor was I interested in it when I was in college. Maybe because RF seems to be the 'in thing', I don't know. Whatever, the reason, I wanted to attend that particular session. Not to mention, that it would be a break from the monotonity of work. However, there was a certain task which needed doing. It required both me and my PL to do it. Unfortunately, somehow or other we haven't been able to find the time to do it for the past week. And all my subsequent work has been held up because of this. So when the oppurtunity came in the morning, this seemed to be of higher priority than attending the conference.

I missed the RF session. At 12:30, when we had brought this task close enough to completion, and when my PL was called away for some other work, I felt the usual rumblings and grumblings of my stomach, which indicate that it should be filled. I got up with an intention to call the others for lunch. Only to find that I was the only living soul in the otherwise deserted section of the office, which houses our team! Everyone is out there at the conference.

Being left behind is never a great experience. You are lonely, and get the general feeling that everyone is your enemy, the world is a nasty place and so on. In this situation, you tend to become moody, and do things which you normally don't. I chose to update my blog instead.

It has been more than one week since the last post, and I was feeling really guilty. So here is a long one to hold the fort till I come back again. And apologies to those readers, who had to return from the page empty handed, with no new articles to read. Adieu.