State your requirements correctly

My brother sent me this joke, which made me laugh so hard. Thought I would share it with you. Might be an old joke too, but what the hell 😛

Problem about being in IT. You go by requirements.

Wife said, “Honey, please go to super market and get 1 bottle of milk. If they have bananas, bring 6”.

He came back with 6 bottles of milk.

She said ” Why the hell did you buy 6 bottles of milk?”


He still do not understand why his wife scolded him after his reply. 😯

Trust me, we see this day in and day out at work. Unless you state it very clearly, it is so easy for people to misinterpret the requirements or take things very literally 😉

View from the Verandah

I am still sorting my photographs but here are two of them which I finally got done. This is the view from the verandah of our villa’s. Yes, this is what I woke up to every morning at 6 am. I was surprised how I woke up just before the alarm went off and ventured out just to enjoy the sunrise, the serenity and to listen to the birds chirping away merrily. It was truly a wonderful sight and an experience to behold. The first day I tried to bracket my shots so that I can try and make a HDR using my DPP (Digital Photo Professional) Software from Canon. This is the result.


The second day I wanted to try and experiment with my pinhole lens I had bought just before the trip. It was interesting because I had to spend more time figuring out the proper ISO and the Shutter speed without any live view available for it. And I think I sort of got around a little bit with it, even trying to explain it to a friend about how it actually works, hoping that I succeeded in what I wanted to convey 🙂 I did edit it a little bit in DPP to reduce the noise levels but that is pretty much I could manage without spoiling the actual image. 


“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adding some FX

Downloaded GIMP, thanks to my friend who uses it, and tried to create some pinhole effects on the existing photographs. Am not sure if they indeed have that pinhole effect, but I kind of like the output, except may be in the last one where I feel it is a little too bright. What do you think ?





I am not sure if you have noticed, but I almost always end up posting an odd number of photographs for any challenge. Almost all my WPC challenges have three photographs. Honestly, I don’t know why, I like posting them in threes. If not then just one. This didn’t occur to me until I saw Linda’s JustJoJan’s prompt (one of the challenges/prompts I am currently doing and for the others, if you are interested in some, you can check this post here)  for the next ten days, which was related to numbers.

(w)Rap it up

I am a Software Engineer and my work is mostly using Java (the programming language). I have seen days when Java was used by a handful of people. I learnt BASIC, COBOL and FORTRAN in my college days and I hardly remember a single line about it now and they are just as outdated as me. All I know and see now is Java. Java this, Java that, Java in this operating system etc etc etc. So when I saw this video I couldn’t help myself from laughing out loud. It is a very cool video and done very well. It does wraps up everything about Java in a Rap and the beat is very nice too. I know this post became a little too technical but if not for anything, watch the video to enjoy the way it is done, the rap and the beats.

Perched on top

This photograph of the peacock standing on the top of a room was taken in Thiruvannamalai in Ramana Maharshi Ashram. There were quite a few peacocks (colored and white) in the ashram when we visited it.


I played with this photograph to add some effect to it and this resulting photograph is the one I was happy with. I used a online free tool ‘Be Funky‘ . The effected added to the photograph was called sunburst. I liked how it now looks more or less like a painting.  What do you think ?