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Sunday, October 19, 2003
A good Experience - MY UML (Unprepared)Presentation



Hey.. at short notice.. its kinda tough.. and you couldn’t prepare.. I was intimated just one day b4 that I need to take a training session to some freshers at HCLT!

Its all about UML- from requirement analysis, to Designing..

The problem is .. I had pretty busy schedule and I know that I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on this presentationJ As my HR promised me that the target audience are freshers.. I am quite okey with it.. I don’t mean freshers are that easy to do with, my only concern is if there are some UML expers among the audience.. I know I would be done with it J ! Uh… I have already forgot lotsa terminology in UML.. its been more than 6months that I took a session! As I have to make some project release to my client last week it was kinda tough..

So the next day I checked the schedule for the training… wow mam. Its mentioned its only on this Friday.. which means I have one more extra day.. thought my HR is very kind to me.. so didn’t care abt the presentation and thought I shall start on the evening of Thursday(today 16th Oct 2003). So started to concentrate on my project and stuff…

You know.. I kinda wrote some new recursive algo for some undefined tree searching J was proud at the end of finishing the algorithm. Started to implement..in c#, the language I have just started loving. I was deep into the monitor.. carving out my code .. then at about 11.30AM suddently a new pop came! It was a mail alert. The from address told me its from my HR.. thatz okey.. then the subject virtually devastated me.. it was a reminder mail ..the subject went similar to this.. “Reminder for the UML presentation held today at 3.00pm in Platinum Conference room”!!!!! whaaaaatttzzzzzz.. that!

I quickly checked with my HR to find that the program was not advanced and I mistook the date to Friday..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my God save meJ.. Poor me.. Poor me…

So started hurriedly preparing for the presentation.. Thank God ..i didn’t forget some concepts of Uml.. but other than that … almost most of them have already drained out of my mind….. might be  due to this unplanned event (No fault of HR anyway. Its all my mistake to read the mail wrong)!

Scanned my hard-disk for any of my previous presentations on UML..

The search was pretty slow today,… I have a feeling suddenly that the time is biking at 100kmph and all my work is progressing at a mere 15kmph! Hmmm.. got it atalst.. there is one presentation on UML that I have given previously. So took it and started to scroll thru it.. !

Did I prepare the presentation ??? I couldn’t attribute the examples inscribed in it….. I knew I composed the presentation long back.. the problem with me is I tend to forget things J Though my only advantage is I can grasp new things fast… but I forget at the same speed..

I went thru the 90 odd slide presentation to understand what I have written first… then started absorbing/ refreshing the concepts.. One more glance of the presentation would give me the confidence…. So went to the first slide to plan for a different presentation and flow of my session.. then a new alert came from my outlook J Its time.. snooze 5mins b4 the schedule?? Looked at my watch to find its 2.45pm J cool buddy.. still 15mins left.. so went thru the presentation again.. and was pretty confident J


It was almost 2.55 .. I started to the conference room and reached there at 3.00pm to start.. ! The guy who took the previous session has switched off the projector.. Today nothing seems to go for me.. I tried to switch it on.. but each time I press the power button in the remote.. it seems as if I have switched it off!! No lights coming out of it….


So as I couldn’t do much with , I just looked upon the audience for help….. eeeeeekkkkkkk.. what am I seeing @#$$@@ where are the freshers????????????

Oh.. I could spot one gal pretty young.. could be a frsher or some 3+yrs exp! But the rest of the ppl.. I know definitely there are not freshers!! GOD help meeeeee… plzzzzz

I already knew am gonna spoil my reputation J And its never possible for ppl with such experience to be ignorant of UML.. So I am already feeling dead..


Now I told myself.. look my dear aravinth.. its part of life.. its just another good situation to tackle.. lemme take it that way J  told myself to take the challenge on its face..


After such a revelation abt life in that flash momement.. I got so much confidance in me that I started with a bang..

SO I started my presentation and it was real interactive session. I even organized some “dumb chariots” kinda stuff in the session, I asked one person to act out “Sun” and asked ppl to guess it.. each of them guessed a different answer. This  I used that to emphasis on the need to have good communication / standard. AS the communication is the key to pass on the design/requirements.. it has to be properly communicated to at various stages in the organization. This illustration is to emphasis that a standard like UML is used to help bridge the communication lag .. so that different ppl can interpret the same design in the same way intended by the architect who designed it..

Ppl were kinda impressed with my approach to UML.. it all went well.. until the last 10mins.. One of the project managers sitting there started asking me about the sequence diagrams in detail.... you know ..I started to answer his question… and there was no response from my brain .. the stimuli for sequence diagrams seems to be corrupted! And my brain would have done some garbage collection on those affected part of my memory.. clearing all sequence diagram related stuff from my brain!!!!!

.. I knew that I am doing a spoil sport at the fag end..! but some how managed to answer his questions… luckily my logical reasoning skills which were still part of my brain.. helped in answering his queries..


Then showed my last slide of “Thank you” and packed back sharing my presentation and case study to them.


But even now am feeling pretty bad for the last 10mins.. I know that I wasn’t answering them properly due to lack of preparedness.. whatever excuse that I can give for those last 10mins.. I still feel bad.. I am not supposed to give them some “may be answers”.. thatz not the way I am supposed to be atleast.. This was totally not the way I used to be.. !


I was feeling very bad abt it.. but now kinda okey.. you cant be always successful in what ever you do.. rite..

Any way its part of life.. lemme take it in the same sense.. J


If you have read till this line.. then I can infer two things abt you..

1)you like the way  I write J ..

2)we might gel as good friends..


why don’t ya mail me what you feel..

to n_aravinthan@yahoo.co.in and also put your comments..






Posted at 11:28 pm by aravinthan
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Thursday, October 16, 2003



 I felt this story below is pretty interesting to sahre it with all of you :) Read on..


An old man lived alone in Minnesota. He wanted to

spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work.

His only son, who would have helped him, was in



The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned

his situation:

  Dear Son, I am feeling pretty bad because it looks

like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this

year. I hate to miss doing the garden, because your

mother always loved planting time. I'm just getting

too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were

here, all my troubles would be over. I know you

would dig the plot for me, if you weren't in prison.

Love, Dad


Shortly, the old man received this telegram:


 "For Heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up the garden!!

 That's where I buried the GUNS!!"


At 4 a.m. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and

local police officers showed up and dug up the entire

 garden without finding any guns. Confused, the

old man wrote another note to his son telling him what

 happened, and asked him what to do next. His son's

reply was: "Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad.

 It's the best I could do for you from here.


Moral of the Story:








Shall soon post abt the schok..

Posted at 02:53 pm by aravinthan
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Thursday, October 09, 2003
Back to Blog - But Shocked after my Itenary

Hi All, sorry about not blogging for last four days! Eh.. After the my itenary, I have become kinda lazy! Ok ok.. I was always lazy.. but this time.. l became an embodiment of it! (satisfied!)  Hey Shadow.. here is my post..J


It  was a good trip. We (me and my father) we planned to cover most of the temples near the Mailaduthurai, it’s a place in Southern Tamilnadu near to Kumbakonam. We were particular to cover only Dhivya desams, (Dhivya desams  - these are the Temples in which Alwars have sung about the  deties and is a considered sacred among other temples!) So we travelled by Bus and reached Mailaduthurai on Thursday Morning (02 Oct 2003), we got out of the bus and we were welcomed by our driver there, its really good to see some person receive your even in a place where you don’t have any acquaintance. He took us to a decent Hotel, where we took some rest and started off our spiritual journey. Wow! man, you wont believe, we almost covered 12 temples in the day, all were Divya Desams and all were very near to each other, in a 20km radius. It was pretty a strenuous journey, traveling all day long continuously. Then we came back to the hotel. I never closed my eyes to sleep, I didn’t know when I started sleeping, when I opened my eyes it  was 5.00 AM! We were supposed to get up at that time, as our driver would come to the hotel by 6.00AM to take us to some distant temples. I was feeling pretty lazy to get up, so I woke my father up and asked him to alert me once he is ready. So I actually got ready by 6.15AM only, huh, but our driver haven’t yet come to the hotel, he too would have felt very tired and hence the delay. He actually came at 6.30AM , by which time we were in the reception. We went to 3 temples which were located pretty far off from our place. We actually decided to goto “Uppiliappan” temple in Kumbakonam, which is one of my favorite deities. So we vacated the hotel by around 1.00 in the noon and went to Kumbakonam and offered our prayers over there. We then disposed the car and took a bus again to reach Trichy. We stayed in one hotel near to the bustand, actually we had one ritual to be performed in Srirangam on Saturday. When we reached tiruchi, it was almost around 3.00pm, we took rest for 1hour and took a bus and went to Srirangam to visit the famous Ranganathar temple. We had a good dharshan. It was already very tiring. I did a mistake when I was in Mailaduthurai, on Friday, I took water from the one of the hotels! I could feel it having effect in my throat, I don’t know why I am sensitive to water! Even if I take once, I face the problem! My throat goes irk!!!!


Then we finished the ritual on Saturday and retuned back to Chennai the same day. We reached Chennai at 10.30pm. Good to have a mobile and the number of Chennai call taxi. These guys (Chennai call taxi) were really cool. I just fixed a taxi 15mins before I arrived in Kathipara junction in Guindy, the Taxi came in less than 5mins to that place. I could realize the power of the technology, you have phone , you can book a taxi while you are still on the bus, reaching your destination, and you have a taxi ready to serve you when you arrive your destination! Cool one, Chennai has improved a lot. The Taxi driver seemed to be a real decent guy,  he was conversing fluently in English, that too pretty decent English. Was surprised to see a customer oriented taxi drivers.

Then we reached home by 11.00pm and went to bed.. when I woke up next morning.. a shock awaited me…. I never expected it…


Continued in my next blog..


Posted at 03:49 pm by aravinthan
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Wednesday, October 01, 2003
Out Of Station!

Hey All.. I will not be in station for next 3 Days! Am on itenary ! rather pilgrimage! heading towards SouthIndia :)
Will be back to blog on this Sunday .. till then see ya ALL..
Have fun :)

PH: 9841004298

Posted at 07:23 pm by aravinthan
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Monday, September 29, 2003
ART – a Serious comedy by Evam


It was Sunday and the time was around 5.30pm, I was still lazy, refusing to get up (yeah.. was enjoying sleeping! Usually called my second round!)..Sunday.... its all ought to be enjoyed.. after those tiring week of work, man you must have Sundays to sleep and be lazy.. don’t ask me how active was me during  weeksdays.. thatz  completely a different story, which I don’t want to disclose now (hehe).


I have booked two seats(On Saturday)  for this play held in Sivagami Petachi Auditorium,Alwarpet and the I have promised my sister that I am taking her with me for the play J. But my laziness was raising its horns to cancel the plan.. cause.. I am lazy to get up and goto the show!


Thanks to my sister, she pushed me to attend the play.. for otherwise, I would have missed that splendid display of transcendent humour !


 I just loved the way the character “Evan” attributed himself to such a travesty! Wow man.. you were really cool.


Those preposterously boisterous dialects that were performed in the stage was just awesome!  Could it be formed any better??


The performance of  Mr.Mark and Mr.Sudge (I am not sure abt their names) the other two main character’s performance were made out of their utter diligence. This could be asserted from the very fact of their professional display that they scorned out in the stage.


Trapping the audience with a gasp, each scene of the play has a class in itself.  Evan a self-mocking insane (Can I call him insane!), the spendthrift Sudge(Not really) and the piquing Mark(was all times!) were clearly chistled characters that were exhibited in the play.


The story runs around the feelings attributed by friendship but was centered by an art (which is painted on a white background, with a white foreground! – was that a painting or a clear screen J )!


If  evam is gonna present another play next time, they can count me already in!.

Yeah.. I am sure they are gonna get more such  repeat customers.


I Hope they come up with much more hilarious stuffs as good as the play “the ART”.


My wishes to evam team to succeed! Guys you just did a gr8 performance..! And each of those applause that you received are all well deserved J.

I also liked their service, the polite booking of tickets through phone ..and the ticket distribution till the seating arragements all were professionally done.

Hey Evam, am waiting for another play from you ppl :-)

 -         Aravinth.




Posted at 01:16 am by aravinthan
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Friday, September 19, 2003
It Seems Yesterday!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When I winked the first light out
And Heard the first thud !

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When school came across me
And on the walls that we stood!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When I quit pencil and picked up Pen!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When I struggled to balance the cycle!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When Dewali was meant to Crackers
And Friends to play!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When we smiled those smiles
And walked those gaits..!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When farewell stood between me and school

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When Seniors frightened juniors

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When mass bunks and nicknames were studies

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When you attended that last lecture.

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When Campus interviews ruled classrooms..
And proud counts of offers.

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When Buisness Card bore me! Proud

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When you fly for the first time..

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When your passport has no paper left…

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
That you spent more time with parents

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
Such an unpretentious being that I were,

  - Aravinthan.

Posted at 09:26 pm by aravinthan
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Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Humour - Death hour 11 am every sunday!

Death hour 11 am every sunday!


Here  was this case in the hospital's Intensive Care

ward where patients always died  in the same bed and on Sunday morning at

11 a.m.,

regardless of their medical  condition. This puzzled the doctors and some


thought that it had something  to do with the supernatural. no one could


the mystery.....  as to Why the  death at 11 AM?


So an world-wide expert team was constituted and they decide to go down to

the ward to investigate the cause of  the incidents. So on the next Sunday

morning few minutes before 11 a.m., all doctors and nurses nervously wait

outside the ward to see for themselves what the terrible phenomenon was


about. Some were holding wooden crosses,prayer  books and other holy

objects to ward off the evil........ Just when the clock  struck 11,....




Jhon, the part-time Sunday  sweeper, entered the ward and

unplugged the life support system so that he could  use the vacuum


Posted at 02:30 pm by aravinthan
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Sunday, September 14, 2003
14th Sept 2003 - Not a Good Day

SMK – A leader who travels by Bus! A former MLA from Tamil Nadu! A gandhian by principle!

Yes, it was around 5.30 AM today 14th Sept 2003, and my phone was ringing. Awakened by an untimely call, we woke up to hear the demise of Mr. S M Krishanan, a family friend of ours. Our Acquaintance dates back to a decade, time provided this great opportunity to meet him, when he was helping lots of social organizations and common ppl.

A person, we would be missing for the rest of our life. A man of a character with unquestionable honesty and straight forwardness, a Gandhian by principle, and a human who lead, a most modest life in Chennai. You could never imagine an MLA to be so modest and so straight forward and still be in politics. Yes you heard it right, he was elected as a Member of Legistlative Assembly from the Tambaram constituency. But when you speak to him or when you see him, he would look so simple that you would never admit that he was an MLA!

I have never come across such modest political leaders who don’t even own a car and travel by bus. (He is currently in charge for the agricultural sector of Tamil Nadu Congress). Call him any time, he is there to help his fellow human beings and make their life peaceful. He has 72 years of experience in this materialistic world, where more than 50% of his life was devoted to social service. A freedom fighter who has actively participated from the Gandhian times.

Lots of things can be said about this great person who lived the Gandhian principles in its truest forms.

Sir, you have left us with those moments that you have spent with us, I could still hear your voice and the pats that you gave me.

You may not be living with us anymore, but those moments that you have spent with us will be guarded heavily in our hearts for the rest of our life.

Thank you God for providing us the opportunity to live along with such great people.

India! You just lost yet another great son of yours.

Jai Hind.
Mail : n_aravinthan@yahoo.co.in
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Posted at 09:45 pm by aravinthan
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Friday, September 12, 2003
Reading the Greener Pastures on the same side:

Hey.. you know one thing, Amit has got an offer from Miscrosoft.. it’s the  paradise for the software professionals! Once you get into it.. you are in heaven.. there you have great facilities .. a rack of chocolates, dry fruits, in each person’s cabin.. a flexi time, can choose to work from home. And a gr8 sal package! Cant even compare with any other company! See what we are having.. a dirty cabin, no GYM, Swimming pool.. nothing ya.. a very somber place with no fun..!


I used to compare what I am doing(with some of my gr8 friends who were doing gr8 things).. when some of my friends are flying high.. but then after some deep thinking and analysis (actually after I finished the “seven habits of highly effective ppl – by Stephen R Covey”), I realized my goal is something which “I need to set and achieve” and not by looking at other gr8 ppl and follow their foot steps.


One thing I feel currently, is getting satisfied with what one has is a great boon to live peacefully, but if you are already content with what you have, there is no growth for improvement and you become stagnant..  but to strike the balance between the two and to find the right thing for oneslef.. is a trick  in itself..!


So If we start to look not only the disadvantages of the current position in life, but also the advantages and other grrener things that are associated with it. With this vision we would at least be able to choose the right thing for us and decide whatz good to us ! and proceed in that direction!


Is this how one has to lead his life.. I don’t know yet.. but I feel it’s a secure way to lead one’s life towards some target!


Am I rite! Or Am I too confusing! Put in your comments!

Posted at 03:50 pm by aravinthan
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Thursday, September 11, 2003
Childish !!!

Just moving out of my personal experience and stuff to.. to more towards Humour! So enjoy reading this tooo!


TEACHER: Why are you late?

 WEBSTER: Because of the sign.

 TEACHER: What sign?

 WEBSTER: The one that says, "School Ahead, Go Slow."


 TEACHER: Cindy, why are you doing your maths sums on the floor?

 CINDY: You told me to do it without using tables!



 TEACHER: John, how do you spell "crocodile"?

 JOHN: "K-R-O-K-O-D-A-I-L" TEACHER: No, that's wrong JOHN: Maybe it's

 wrong, but you ask me how I spell it!



 TEACHER: What is the chemical formula for water?


 TEACHER: What are you talking about?

 SARAH: Yesterday you said it's H to O!



 TEACHER: George, go to the map and find North America.

 GEORGE: Here it is!

 TEACHER: Correct. Now, class, who discovered America?

 CLASS: George!



 TEACHER: Willy, name one important thing we have today that we didn't


 ten years ago.




 TEACHER: Tommy, why do you always get so dirty?

 TOMMY: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground then you are.



 SILVIA: Dad, can you write in the dark?

 FATHER: I think so. What do you want me to write?

 SYLVIA: Your name on this report card.



 TEACHER: How can you prevent diseases caused by biting insects?

 JOSE: Don't bite any.



 TEACHER: Ellen, give me a sentence starting with "I".

 ELLEN: I is...

 TEACHER: No, Ellen. Always say, "I am."

 ELLEN: All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."

Posted at 08:58 pm by aravinthan
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