This page is a part of my non-traditional teaching initiatives.
Blogs : It feels nice to see all my blogs in one place.
Here, we have :
- blogspot personal : http://partha-the-person.blogspot.com/
- blogspot academic : http://partha-the-prof.blogspot.com/
- social concerns : https://drpartha.wordpress.com/ This blog is now defunct, superseded by my “selfpress” blog.
- selfpress : https://drpartha.org.in/wp/#
- RSS Feeds (restricted access) : https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/myfeeds
- XML site map
Twitter : I also post regularly on twitter using the handle @profpartha
Downloadables : There is also a whole lot of tutorial material I create and publish on the web, for all to
see and use under a CC-BY-SA license.
All this is part of my “reaching out” efforts.
I fact, you can keep yourself up-to-date with these tools.
There’s a lot I learn from all the above. I learn the principles behind new tools and techniques. I learn a lot about people’s attitudes and behaviour. I learn to recognise my real friends.
I just made it easier to keep yourself up-to-date on my blog. Try it today, and let me know how it feels.
Thanks for supporting me and my blog.
Meet my best friend…..Mr. Nobody
Nobody knows who I am
Nobody cares for what I do
Nobody bothers about me
Nobody understands how I feel
Nobody wants me around
Nobody walks with me while I cross the desert
Nobody stands by me when I face the storm
Nobody thinks that I am his friend
Nobody warns me when I am nearing the edge of a cliff
Nobody cares if I am dead or alive
Nobody will bring flowers to my grave
PS : Nobody reads such lamentable blogs
(reprinted from an earlier blog of mine dated 2011-05-07 )
Why don’t people stop and smell the roses ?
Why don’t people applaud a singing bird ?
Why don’t people appreciate a good job done ?
Why don’t people stop grumbling that this life is so terrible ?
Why don’t people speak out when they are asked their opinion / feedback ?
How often does someone ask you your opinion / feedback on a product or service you have used ? How often do you ignore such requests ?
For many, giving an opinion/feedback on anything is usually not a very welcome or interesting activity. You find yourself caught between the proverbial horns of a dilemma. If you want to be honest, you may have to be careful that you do not offend the person. You also do not want to spend time to learn some diplomatic skills, without sounding too dishonest or indifferent. Moreover, you often suspect that the time you have to spend is not a very productive option for you. The easiest way out, is to avoid / ignore the request for opinion / feedback altogether. You have better things to do in life, don’t you ?
From the opinion-seeker’s point of view, your opinion may really matter much. Even an adverse (but constructive) opinion may be more than welcome, sometimes. Calling a spade, a spade is not always frowned upon. So, don’t worry. Remember, you have a social duty and responsibility to help remove all the blemishes you see, and to create a beautiful world where everyone enjoys a pleasant stay. Do not miss the opportunity to do your bit and earn some good karma. So, the next time someone asks for your opinion / feedback, do not ignore the request. Mere grumbling does not improve anything. You may actually be helping the person and yourself by letting know your feelings. Of course, be sure to be constructive and polite.
You want to change your habit ? For starters, try this small survey.
I am trying out some new tricks and tools everyday with my new blog site “selfpress” . Recently I added some “bells and whistles”:
- Selfpress overview
- 2-factor authentication for admin (to discourage curious pranksters)
- RSS feed (pull strategy)
- XML sitemap
- email subscription (push strategy)
That is not all ! I will continue to explore and understand this tool. Inshallah.
Rome was not built in a day, of course
A palace is built, brick-by-brick.
A library is built, book-by-book. Both the palace and the library outlive the person who created them.
I added a new jewel just now to my own library. I will use all my life, to enjoy this jewel. I hope I will add many more such jewels before I die.
Become a phish yourself.
Join this grand list of assholes.
All you need to do is send a spam mail. You will become famous overnight, as phishing sites harvest your mail ID and send you free spam.
Still looking for the ultimate anti-virus software ?
Die-hard Linux users never needed this. They do not even know what it is.
There’s talent even in street corners. Keep your eyes and ears open always.
A green innovation at work in Germany. There is hope for this planet.
To learn more about how this works, read about fuel cell vehicles.