Rohit's Realm - December 2006

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December 07, 2006

People ARE the Problem

As any avid reader of this site (yes, all 2 of them) could tell you, in the recent years, there had been some question as to whether its chief author (me, morons), perhaps due to some unknown mental breakdown, was capable of producing anything but dubious and/or nonsensical rants about the horrendous failings of San Francisco's deplorable public transit system. Under no obligation to contradict this hypothesis, I will once again venture into this metaphorical cesspool to write about everyone's favorite use of tax dollars. Today's topic: systemic incompetence and bureaucratic idiocy cannot solely explain the true dreadfulness of MUNI; there is a much more insidious cause for our travails. Three anecdotes from recent weeks should be instructive.

December 29, 2006

An American Tourist in London

My second day in London was significantly more hectic than the first. Sadly, none of my tiredness tonight is a result of public transportation, bums, or any other unsavory elements; I'm just tired from cramming in almost all of London in one day. Between visiting St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the British Museum, and the Parliment, I am surprised I am still capable of typing.

December 28, 2006

Across the Pond

For the particularly incompetent readers of this blog, let me clarify: I'm currently writing this entry from an Internet cafe near Trafalgar Square in London, England. Our flight left San Francisco last night at around 6 PM and was (surprisingly) one of the best international flights I have ever taken.

December 14, 2006

Viral, Virulent, Virile

Working in corporate America, and especially, in consulting, buzz words are a way of life. Annoying, irritating, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous; these are all adjectives that might be used to describe the so-called business speak. As far as I can tell, no one enters the business world using business speak; it's not nature, it's nurture. Like an insidious virus that may lay dormant for years after contraction, only to emerge virulently, and at the most inopportune time (i.e., a week before your wedding—oh wait, different virus), business speak is something that develops slowly, but rages potently once mature.