My Flesh Just Got Stronger

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. From The Bible: Account of Jesus’ last night in Gethsemane. Matthew Ch.26:41.

The title of this post is an epithet for my blogging dilemma. I have been wanting to blog for the last couple of years – first as part of my website, then separately – but for some or the other reason didn’t take-off! But a few things prevent it from being pushed any further down my task list. I have always had a lot of things in my mind: some for the posterity of the human race and others to take away productive time. Not that I have been great at penning, just that I have always been clear in my thoughts. All I needed was some place to write; and what better than a blog! A few months back, even my boss encouraged me to do some reading, exploration and write about it. What could be a better reason with appraisals right around the corner!

Arundhati Purandare has been central to this kick-ass WordPress installation (as she is to several other things including me) She helped me realize the power in WordPress, did a quick PoC for the ‘cantankerous’ me and got my blog running in no time. Regretfully though, I won’t be taking any help from her great authorship. I had to relocate twice due to server restrictions, and finally set-up WP & the plugins myself in less than 2 hours. My post ‘Setting up my Press’ speaks about all that

I’m going to use this as a medium to discuss IT: technology, products & some theory; hence the name iTelescope [notice IT]. I will also share solutions to common issues that boggle me, code snippets for some great functions and possibly some tutorials. On & off I will also write about my experiences in life, people around me & other noticeable objects (Everything is built on top of Object in Java & .Net; so object could mean anything) I will eventually extend this installation as my personal website: add pages, link to my pictures & videos and create some forms so that you can get in touch with me.

A couple of disclaimers before we close:

  • I’m politically disinclined: to me there are those who do good to this world, and others who don’t (With great power comes great responsibility – Uncle Ben)
  • I don’t believe in races and abhor communal tussles (so as I have quoted from the Bible today, I may from the Quran tomorrow – and that makes me no less a Hindu!)

Bottom-line: These are things I won’t be talking about!

Oh wait! How can we close without some IT dope? When the second half of the quote (at the top) was being translated back and forth from Russian, it returned ‘The vodka is good, but the meat is rotten’ – enough to show that AI still has a long way to go! Read more here

A quick preview of the next 3 posts:

  • [permalink href=”139″]Microsoft tech-ed India 09[/permalink]
  • [permalink href=”147″]Setting up my press[/permalink]
  • For my bread & butter

Hope you’ll be around…