bajaj.com now 23 has gone through several technology changes since its humble beginnings in 1997, as an information portal about the family. Here’s an overview for a journey through time for those that missed it:
- A throwback to the InterNIC and Network Solutions era, registrations used to be $100 USD for 2 years.
- This site was initially hosted on shared servers, migrated to self-hosted static and then to WordPress to develop a blog circa April 2008. The hardware that it has run the longest on (from December 2004 to April 2019) is a Dell PowerEdge 700 with an Intel Pentium IV processor running FreeBSD.
- It built equity in terms of listings on portal sites, search engine popularity and links from other sites, that briefly attracted advertising in 2009.
- The site is additionally accessible over an IPv6-only network.
- Currently (since April 2019) it remains self-hosted on a Synology DS 1019+ and supports HTTP/2.
When I say “become water” I mean become a flow; don’t remain stagnant. Move, and move like water. Lao Tzu says: The way of the Tao is a watercourse way. It moves like water. What is the movement of water? Or of a river? The movement has a few beautiful things about it. One, it always moves towards the depth, it always searches for the lowest ground. It is non-ambitious; it never hankers to be the first, it wants to be the last. Remember, Jesus says: Those who are the last here will be the first in my kingdom of God. He is talking about the watercourse way of Tao – not mentioning it, but talking about it. Be the last, be non-ambitious. Ambition means going uphill. Water goes down, it searches for the lowest ground, it wants to be a nonentity. It does not want to declare itself unique, exceptional, extraordinary. It has no ego idea.
“Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations,you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.”
— His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness
“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional…
We have bigger houses, but smaller families;
More conveniences, but less time;
We have knowledge, but less judgement;
More experts, but more problems;
More medicines, but less health.”
― His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV
“A genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day-to-day lives.” ― His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” ― His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV
“I believe the twenty-first century can become the most important century of human history. I think a new reality is emerging. Whether this view is realistic or not, there is no harm in making an effort.” ― His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
“Often, you can tell a lot about people not by who they say they are, but by the chasm between what they say they stand for, and what they do.”
“Your beliefs don’t make you a better person. Your behaviour does.”
“I have learnt, I came alone and I have to go alone. I have learnt, some people are with you only when they need you, not otherwise. I have learnt, if you care for someone too much you will be hurt and ultimately blamed. Ultimately, I have learnt, love someone but not so much that you forget to keep some love for yourself.”
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.”
“Don’t always look for happiness, sometimes you may just have to create it.”