Got a rare three day holiday, I was able to complete “Farewell to Arms”. Excellent work indeed. For some reason Hemingway has now a place in me. I was thrilled first when I read “Fisherman and the Sea”, though I don’t think “The Sun also rises” as a great one, I couldn’t put my reader down then, I finished that one few months before.
From his works I could see how sober Hemingway’s mind was, no wonder he won the admiration of Fidel Castro who has one of the most excellent sober minds. Fisherman and the sea explains a tail of a skilled person who knows his job, does his job well, gets the thing done, and greedy sharks spoil his work. Its just like the human race. People with skills do the right work, and people without them and or people with greed spoil it to get a bite of their success, thus leaving the skilled to live with what is left out. I work in I.T industry and have seen lot of it. Some times I wonder if all dignity has been wiped off the face of humanity to be like the sharks.
The Sun also rises, explains the concept of true friendship, or does it? Or does it say what a man will endure to get a friendship of a girl? I don’t know. The story was okay and I liked it. I wonder weather there would be any true friendship between man and a woman? I don’t really know. I definitely don’t understand the brains of woman, when I probe I feel they are idiots, but man always sees a woman like a dog sees a bitch. Probably there are super controlled brains out there who see it otherwise and become true friends. Looks like evolution is far more powerful, we can only mask our true identity with our good behavior, but does that make who we really are?
I liked farewell to arms very well. It talks about life. How people like to live, what a man wishes to have, what a woman wishes to have and what we hate and try to run away from. Though being a fiction, it looked so real. It also explains about death, how life’s can be wasted, how one can suffer loss even though one may not deserve it. It also has little bit of fairy tale in it.
Reading these three stories, it occurs to me that Hemingway has quiet sober mind, that can cut through the glare and see reality. Can cut through pain and pleasure and see what is human, he seems to be having an understanding of it. He also seems to have an good understanding of how cold things can be, what negative things the society has. Probably he was unable to think of a solution to our problems and he could see them perpetuate till the end of humanity, possibly because of that he took his own life. Tigers are more sober than cows, but which one do you think will get extinct first?
There is no solution to humanities problems, the dark black hole of greed in us will always keep growing. When evil reaches a point it must be destroyed, perhaps even by using evil means. I wish Hemingway had read the Bagavatgeetha and learned the art of detachment from universal material things. I wish he had learned about Buddhism and knew that ones happiness and sadness lies within self than the external world. I wish he had lived more and written more. More than that I wish humanity will change, but after have seen too many irrational idiots I can guarantee that won’t happen.
Startups are difficult, possibly 3 out of thousand really get the money to keep going, and you have lot of stuff to click. If the startup reaches one year and isn’t going as planned its called fucked up and not a startup any more.
I had 8 startups under my belt and all of them became fucked up, mostly due to lack of funding. But possibly not Kardrak, as its finances are now managed well. Well, for now, and I feel I have teamed with right people.
Right people are important. We need to find people, people who believe in the idea, at the same time challenge ideas, entertain dissent and opposition with a smile, these are very essential for a startup. And one must be as lean as possible yet doing lot of stuff. Efficiency is the prime.
Till now Kardrak looks good. Yes there are challenges, lot of technical ones too, we could burn out our money and solve them all, but we are applying our brains not to do so, but seek cost effective efficient ways.
I get a kind of feeling that Kardrak will prevail and won’t become a fucked up. So lets see about it. Its picking up, thats good to watch.
Well, in this week of code iteration, we have made sure Kardrak has become more SEO friendly. We have found some startling stuff about search engines and their algorithms.
In my blog seized by Tamilnadu police (yup India is not a true democracy) https://karthikeyanblogs.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/be-honest-than-seo/ , I had argued that one must be honest than making his page SEO, but here I am concentrating on SEO, why? The reason is simple, thats my blog, and I don’t like SEO, Kardrak is an enterprise which I am building for wellness of humanity and especially people who like them and their businesses known to the world, hence it has got SEO features. I wish search engines will pick it up soon and better rank us.
So lets see what the future holds… :D
Damn its Sunday night, all the tech blog I wish to write this week haven’t materialized. The heck with Mondays and boring work and capitalism. These capitalists, bankers, managers and believers in the system are taking away fun in human life. Like all life we are designed to enjoy it, ones brain is more comfortable following itself than to follow some ones ideas and let that person achieve greatness on ones behalf.
A lot of stuff has been used in the past and now to subdue free thought of human and make them slaves. Religious people for instance told us that there would be a place called hell where we would be in eternal peril if we do not listen to them, thus they destroyed free thought. Kings, Queens, Corporations, people who have the evil desire to control others put rules, and if they are not followed punish those who did not thus caused fear and induced free thought into ones heart.
Today we are so mechanized, automated and stuff around us are getting intelligent day by day. A farmer can produce in one year a food thats enough for 3000 people, that is if he works for one year, he has enough food to live for rest 2999 years. Yet we see him work hard, hard and hard for a long time. Many people do jobs they don’t like and that are really not necessary and get paid for it. The MBA people for example, all they do is to communicate stuff from one place to another. A telephone line would do that, and they get paid for that in huge, compared to other workers.
The people who do the real job don’t get recognition either, ask any one who built the Tajmahal and they would shamelessly say its Shajahaan, which blissfully ignores the thought off architects, works of craftsmen and masons and many other people. It also ignores the money that tax payers paid just to see it all end up in one large grave for a fucking bitch that seduced a brainless king.
The world is at the best Crap, its been run by crap people, I wonder they had made most of others crap too, so if democracy rules, crap would always prevail. Now if you think the world isn’t filled with crap heads answer this, is a civilization considered stupid if its ruled by its own inventions? What do you then think about calendars, time, money…. and much more?`