Last Word, Memoirs

Hello World! The Edge of Darkness!


Read Part 1 No, you're wrong. It wasn't my COBOL code, or my system design skills. The floppies were not corrupted, I could see the data outside my code with tools I had. As more boxes were delivered, I went down to ask for tea and a conference with the accountants. I took a sip… Continue reading Hello World! The Edge of Darkness!

Last Word, Memoirs

Hello World!


In the spring of 1987, I was lured away from my employer, a fast-growing, much respected Indian IT company by a startup. They offered double the salary, nice. A department to run, nice. A chance to put my reputation as a crazy, wacky and arrogant solver of weird problems on the line and deliver solid… Continue reading Hello World!

Last Word, Memoirs

Mr Deka’s Nightmare – Part 1


Anirban was still putting the panels back on as Deb rebooted the computer and Deb it was who saw it first. And with Mr Deka standing at Deb’s shoulder the game was afoot. I was elsewhere in the same city, dealing with problems with my own set of installations. But let me start at the… Continue reading Mr Deka’s Nightmare – Part 1