Hari Shanker R

Hari Shanker R

A Happiness Engineer at Automattic.

Survival of the ‘fittest’

Dramatis Personae: Dad: My dad Mom: My momMr R: A blood sucking monster of a man. Dad’s colleague at office.K: My cousin: a successful, globetrotting techie. Also one of my best friends in the family.Yours Truly: Duh! Scene I – SP Fort Hospital: Room 305 [The room is impeccably designed in light hues. There is… Continue reading

Almost Famous!

Tough week it was! What commenced with a quagmire of a Data Structures assignment (where we had to submit research papers, quite literally!) culminated in a momentous climax – a succulently-harrowing series examination. To top it all, I had a harrowing backache, not to mention stodgy denigrations by eternally-disappointed parents! Thankfully, the exams on Friday… Continue reading

The Quarter life crisis

There comes a point in everyone’s life when he/she is faced with a multitude of daunting, unsurmountable issues that could very much change his/her way of life. This usually happens somewhere around one’s mid-age and pop-writers flippantly call this ‘The mid-life crisis’. Carefully considering the going-ons in my life hitherto and after hours of introspection,… Continue reading

Break free!

Ever since I started computing at around the age of 11-12, I’ve been using MS Windows. At that time, the computer topped a pre-teen’s wish list. I reigned over the PC, triggering missile launches, racing obnoxiously-fast cars, maneuvering fighter planes; even plundering aliens. I felt like Neo himself with my own cyber identity; logging in… Continue reading

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