16 November, 2013

Interesting observations on Flipkart site

Flipkart is one of the early startup which leveraged growing Indian e-commerce business. The full potential of Indian e-commerce is yet to be seen.

Apart from business aspect, I also keep an eye on Flipkart's technical expertise. Occasionally I do see some silly bugs. Two of them here.

1. Poor search box functionality.

P.S. I have mailed about this issue to them about ten months ago with pictures. Interestingly I got reply that they are unable to reproduce it. Perhaps a nontechnical person from customer service might have replied. He instructed me to clear the cache and delete temp files. Typical or default suggestion by every CS person these days :P

Here is the way to reproduce the issue. I want to search the phrase "C++ boost". Initially I have typed "boost" in the text box ...

Now I realized that I have to type "C++" preceding "boost". I have to move the cursor to beginning of the text box to save my boost word (Command+left key or Ctrl+left key).

I want to add "C++", eventually after I type "C", the cursor goes to the end of text box. It is unlikely that we watch what we type, being confident on typing skills. See what would have happened...

This is what results looks like ... surprised what I would have typed :)

2. Recent observation

Somehow a long strip is covering some of the items on the page when I scroll it up.

Hope it is helpful to Flipkart to fix these issues. Ofcourse, they may not cause any harm.

Being a SW engineer I wish my software to be DoD compliant in every aspect.

22 July, 2013

Writing in Tulugu (తెలుగు) after long time - enjoyed writing a song from voice

I studied in Telugu (తెలుగు) medium during childhood till 10th. May be that was the reason behind reading lot of Telugu writings even today.

But what I am missing is writing in Telugu script. It is about ten years that I had written in Telugu. I thought whether my pen could move faster as it was. Alas, yes, it is. I am happy. Initially it was little troublesome, but I am used to.

I got bored of reverse engineering the server (Nginx and Ribs2) code. Thought to listen to songs. When I was playing Adda songs, lyrics of one song was very meaningful and melodic. It was written by Anatha Sriram. As usual, initially I had Googled for its actual script, but no help. I thought to pen down it myself, here is a song I reverse engineered.

I enjoyed the activity. Written in Telugu after long time. Feels like I had talk to my mother.

Anyone knew graphology? Hhh... I don't believe in nonsense, a lifetime won't be enough to estimate a person.

14 July, 2013

New Book - The New Age Entrepreneurs

I read books like a book-freak. Its been long time that I read a book in full length. It is time now.

Recently on the way back from bus station to drop my mom, I bought a new book "The New Age Entrepreneurs". It is collection of 30 entrepreneurs, including Accel Frontline, Galla Ramachandra Naidu (Amararaja Batteries), Mu Sigma, Opto Circuits, etc... I watch stock market and startup companies closely, so I knew many of these entrepreneurs.

If you are keen on entrepreneurship in future or present, it certainly inspires you. It worth to spend 200 bucks.

10 January, 2013

Vastu and family

I am constructing a house near my native place, Vijayawada (geographically center to Andhra). This morning my friend mailed me to reply what sort of Vastu I am following during house construction?

Here is my reply.

What is your opinion? It only matters to me whether I (includes my circle) am happy or not in what I do? Let us stay away from stereotypes.