Saturday, November 19, 2011


Just saw this from my twitter feed.

NCIT is looking for an OSS consultant or people with the experience. Great move, which I fully support but the pay is like 12k to 15k. What shocks me is the long list of requirements they have put up. You need to be a consultant, developer, a project manager, a trainer and a sys admin. This is a bloody joke.

Seriously how does our government expect to get good people to get things done by paying peanuts? Even the basic rent of an apartment in Male' is 15k.

This is like the initial stages where you need to build a good foundation. The key to the success of such projects is good people. Moving to open source is something that will benefit everyone and I guess should be given high priority. We need people with experience to come in and contribute to these projects. To attract that you can't just offer a 1000 USD! Its lame! F* stupid!

ICT needs to be given more priority in this Maldives; this is almost 2012 and the Maldivian government is still operating in the stone ages when it comes to technology.

A good start will be to replace the leadership of NCIT and the communication ministry! Get proper people in there! The government already got good talent and great people. Someone needs to identify these people and given them the authority to get things done!

Just cos someone carries an iPad around does not mean he is the right person to be given such a responsibility. Honestly whatever said here, I don't have much hopes that there will be any future for IT professionals in Maldives. There is great potential for a new industry too , but again this will never happen! Our leaders don't have such visions and its never possible!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

printf(“Goodbye world \n”);

More bad news today. Dennis Ritchie, the inventor and founder of ”C” language is reported dead. Dennis Ritchie is also part of the team who created the UNIX Operating System.


Dennis Ritchie will always be remembered and thank you for your contributions to the computing world. May your soul rest in peace!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Goodbye, Steve Jobs

Its a sad day. I woke up this morning and the first news I got on my iPhone was the passing away of Steve Jobs.

RIP Steve Jobs. You will be missed and always remembered. We all know that death is inevitable but what makes a difference is how we live our lives and what we contribute back to the world. That is how we will be remembered and that's what makes a difference.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

-Steve Jobs [1955-2011]