I’m from India. I’m an engineer. We are a billion+ people, producing a million+ engineers every year with a few hundred thousand jobs waiting for them. So if you have a comfortable job as an engineer, you are a rarity already. And being a college dropout with that job, I’ve always had stories to tell.

But this one’s different. We are talking about a tech startup. Particularly, Jetbrain Robotics. I’d say the idea was simple - Build robots (or intelligent machines) to help people. But the execution wasn’t. …


Last Edit (18.03.2021)

Quickly to the point, I searched & failed to find a nifty way to save an embedded Google Slide Presentation last night. The only way that reportedly seems to work, didn’t work either.

So if you are in a hurry, all this involves is creating a couple of bookmarks.

Create a bookmark & name it ‘Open Google Slides’ & in the URL part, copy :

javascript:
var n = document.querySelectorAll('iframe[src*=docs\\.google]')[0],
k = document.createElement("a");
k.setAttribute("href",n.getAttribute("src"));
k.setAttribute("target","_blank");
k.setAttribute("style","display:block");
k.innerText = "Open Google Slides";
n.parentElement.insertBefore(k,n);
Editing a bookmark

Similarly, Create another one & name it ‘Extract Slides’ with the URL part as:

javascript…


While people across the nation run helter–skelter due to cash crunch, here’s an incident I’d like to share.

The metro & parking charges here are nominal, so much so that the preferred method for most of the daily commuters from Gurgaon to Delhi is to park at the station and complete the rest of the trip by metro. So after a trip today, I’m in the the long line of people waiting to get my car out of the parking. I get the glimpse of the guy in the cabin collecting cash & the middle guy passing the money from…


I have been using the cab booking applications for a while now & the referral scheme definitely seems to have grown on me. So much so that, even my mother who hardly uses her phone has them installed. So believe me when I say, I really like the convenience & have no prejudice against either of the popular two in my country — Uber or Ola.

Welcome mail from Uber

As most others, I too, often overlook the random bugs that occur in these apps. However this recent incident has made me wonder whether or not to make it a part of “essentials” &…


They say, I rebelled the real universe
Failing to see, what bridges the multiverse
I seek to speak, locked between the worlds
Positive or Negative are mere words

They labelled me odd, Unproven
Only to join them & recognize as even
A line was drawn to finish first
A distance so less, to quench my thirst

Try not find me in the Yin & Yang
Desires are infinite, with a hooded fang
Believe me when I say, I’d hate to multiply
With clipped wings and no dreams to fly

To your wishes, I will bow & comply Divide my thoughts…


Image from http://www.bliqx.net/samana-dominican-republic/

let me tell you an unfinished story
of someone who finds glory
in little things that might seem awry
to many who are used to the slurry

a boy was to be sent to the faraway mountains
to collect a rare stone from the fountains
a job they said that is paramount in
making him a man and a family captain

observe, follow the pack & return
the best ahead and rest by their turn
commands such, were then burned
on the backs of all, who least yearned

the wise men with their white doves told them to wear the…


It is perhaps one of the most interesting phases for Humans — where in, as decision makers among all life forms, we get to delay or fast forward our own evolution.

For many, It’s an age of confusion, unsurety. On one day, we get to hear a plethora of pledges from the best among us in support of advancement of AI. The very world leaders, on another day, seem to warn & sign up against creation of AI weapons. Almost everyday, we place enormous trust into a new AI (and hence the people creating it), only to retract with knee…

Ajay Vishnu

Founder @ Jetbrain Robotics

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