Tuesday, October 18, 2005

To the surreal world of Gods, Men and Demons ..
I read Homer's "Odyssey" retold by Geraldine McCaughrean last night.
It is not always so easy to carry oneself around in the real world. Especially when you have to work with an application that at times shows you a wait screen while fetching the data from what seems to be a database placed outside the milky way. Click on a button and then stare into the monitor in anticipation of a "never seen before" error, a wait that makes you express all the emotions from curiosity through anxiety through agony through hopelessness. Finally the UI draws itself out, bringing tears of joy in your eyes ! Boo Hoo :-( .
If that was real, then i wanted to have a taste of the surreal, a walk through the wildest imaginations of men, through a world of demons and wild beasts. I hopped on to the ship of Odysseus, returning from Troy and was dragged into a tumultuos world inhabited by One eyed giants, a floating kingdom whose ruler had trapped the ocean winds in a bag followed by a travel through the world of the dead, screaming dragons and wrathful gods.
Aaaaha, there is no better antidote to a dry day that a fantasy.


At 12:34 PM, Blogger Manoj Govindan said...

"I wanted to have a taste of the surreal, a walk through the wildest imaginations of men ..."

But don't you already work in the software service industry? ;)

At 1:16 AM, Blogger Sarath said...

Yes. I too am employed in the sweat shop and go through its "adventures"(nah..i didn't say chores !...eh, did i ?...nah :-( )

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is the"never before seen" error that you refer to is "cache not loaded due to technical ramifications"?? :-))

At 10:22 PM, Blogger Sarath said...

Hey Bijoy,
You are very well aware of the kind of errors that strike us. Although we show the message ""cache not loaded due to technical consequences" for almost everything, this time it is the Time outs that are happening at every nook and corner of the application. Some links that were working fine, start to choke up one fine morning. :-))
Anyway..iam working off some accumulated bad karma this way ;-)


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