Category Archives: Stories

Netbook vs Smartphone

I believe that a portable computer has utility as a portable only if one is inclined to carry it (and thereby use it), else it is an expensive desktop replacement. A netbook is supposed to be an ultra low cost … Continue reading

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Internet Movie Rentals – Part 1

I believe that Internet bandwidth is precious. It need not be conserved as it is not likely to “run out”, but nonetheless used sensibly. It is very liberating to be always connected with no per-minute charges and seemingly unlimited data … Continue reading

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Mac vs PC

This could very well be the answer you have been looking for. My first experience with Windows 2.0.3 was not a positive one, but I have used every version since Windows 3.0 was introduced in 1990. I even used Windows … Continue reading

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Real Estate – Part 3 – Conclusion

This is the conclusion of my three-part article on people I have encountered in the real estate business. I continue my discussion with developers, contractors and property managers. I have come across some of the worst – the notorious breed … Continue reading

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Real Estate – Part 2 – Lawyers (Contd.)

This is part two of my experiences with people in the real estate business. I continue with real-life examples of solicitors. I have always believed that a solicitor should represent the client’s interest vehemently and above all else. I have come across … Continue reading

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Real Estate – Part 1 – Introduction

I recently retired from the commercial real estate rental business. It was a disillusioning experience at best. In this three-part article I categorically describe the kinds of people I came across. Let’s start with legal counsel. Lawyers are usually deal … Continue reading

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Profit

Society is increasingly litigious. This comes from believing that another person owes one for whatever reason, and the only way to get what is owed is to be aggressive and snatch it away from that person, rather than ask nicely. The … Continue reading

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Good Tenant

A good tenant is far more than a person who pays the rent in full and on time. She is first a good person, and the rent, even if received a week late does not in my books make her … Continue reading

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Web Design

There was a time Netscape Navigator (Netscape) and Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) were the two dominant web browsers. There were alternate sets of web pages customised to each browser’s specific features and rendering, with a script on the home page to … Continue reading

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O Beloved

You are someone unseen, unknown Yet you are always on my mind You may be afar But you are very close to my heart I sleep with your dreams I rise in your thoughts Wherever I look I see you … Continue reading

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