Its Sunday! Time for a news digest for the Mike force:
Android – Years ago I got my first android phone. It was a HTC Magic and the guys in Chennai took me to a phone shop there. It did not have the market on it or gmail or any of that stuff. Airtel had hacked it into pieces and left not much that would remind one that it was an android phone. Enter XDA and I found a method to root the phone and install a HTC Hero Sense ROM. Things then officially took off! This must have been 2009 when I lived in India for awhile. Its been 5 years since then. Android now commands on the phone and is ascending on tablets; but it also runs on other devices. Its a commodity OS basically. Install it here, there, wherever. The real message is that choice always compels over limits. If you show someone 20 different devices all with different hardware components, size, abilities; chances are they choose and not be limited to the same ole in the land of fruit.
Work – Having weekends off is a relatively new occurrence at work. The last two weekends has seen me get off during the days. Now I sit here this morning and consider how our project went through its phases; the amazing rush to finish something in 4 months that would normally have taken about 6 or 7 months; how IBM is really not structured for this kind of delivery. To deliver this way you need an organization that’s stripped down and can speed in its execution. Now I don’t know what’s next. I’ve done the work best I know how and we finished a key component on Friday which marked some of the last “in scope” tasks. Now they’ve raised to 100% and I’m left with two things to get done which occupy me until end of the month. Perhaps I do get the time off and I can take off for Santa Barbara. Maybe finally I can travel and there will be no work for a bit.
Time and Space – The continuum has shifted. We have dominated time again and made it move ahead. Now we know that time is not really real and space occupies space. We are good to go!
Life in General – Its been two weeks since moving out. For the first time in four years I feel rather happy. I can visit the kids, spend quality time but I come back to my bubble where I can live. This creates a value for me where none existed before. That being said, how I live now is a transient thing. I want to leave California completely. I don’t know where is next and what I’ll do there; but this is not the place for me.
So there you have the bullets of the day. Spinning on, moving on, going on. Its the time on Sunday to consider the news on my Nexus 7. Hope that Google decides to push out new Nexus devices with a new Android version but we know they will. The rumor mills are fun but they always seem so far away from what really happens. We won’t know until we know. And that makes world dominance that much more fun.