Abhishek Desai

My, myself and the Internet

Category: Thoughts

Care More

Few months back I wrote an article called "Single biggest advantage you may have over your competition" I wrote about how being available to your clients always can become a serious advantage of yours. But I would like you to read one more article from Seth Godin.  A simple antidote to a corporatized, unfeeling, profit-maximizing […]

What should every programmer know about web development?

Web developers, You should read following question and answer (the top one of course) multiple times.  http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/46716/what-should-every-programmer-know-about-web-development#answer-305381 You should bookmark the link in all the browsers you use and refer it whenever you are starting a new project. And did I mention that you are really missing a lot if you don't participate in Stack […]

To PHP developers

Dear PHP developers, Following article is a great read. It is amusing as well as serious at the same time. It is long and thoughtful.  http://me.veekun.com/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/ I know most of you won't be able to read the article in its entirety but this is a must read for you. As programmers you are craftsmen and you […]

How short term can you think?

Recently I came across 3 examples of bad customer service and all of them from the domain and hosting providers. If you really want to see how good your domain and hosting providers are, just tell them that you want to transfer the domain or hosting, their true colors will come out.  How short term […]

Your movie will return in 20 seconds!

I think this is pretty old news now but many of you might have seen this message on your TV. “Movie will return in 20:00 seconds” This is so brilliant! Whoever came up with this idea must be rewarded by all the TV channels! It is earning them millions.  When you see this message chances […]

2012: Either it is a doomsday or a high class company

I recently came across a very interesting TED talk shared by a colleague. Simon Sinek on How great leaders inspire action  The gist of the talk is: “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it?” It made me ask “Why?” to myself, for everything I do in life and especially it […]

Indian Internet Era?

I am amazed by the number of .com commercials on TV. All of them are in buying and selling things online. Some of the commercials I see are of flipkart.com olx.in Quickr.com Letsbuy.com Bestylish.com yebhi.comfashionandyou.comkyazoonga.commyntra.com firstcry.com I am just wondering, is this the start of Internet Era in India or an upcoming bust? I am […]

Are you living someone else’s life?

The demise of Steve Jobs was kind of a shocker for me. He was too precious human being to die this soon.  But it made me ask this question to myself. “Am I living someone else’s life?” Because if I am, it is too sad as life is short and unpredictable and you get only […]

Is Facebook Bigger Than I Thought?

I was losing interest in using Facebook. I really thought Facebook is going to disappear very soon and will be replaced by smaller but niche social networks eventually. But one interesting observation in my recent trip to Orlando made me think about Facebook all over again. The hotel I was in Orlando had a computer in […]

A great way to help people

I had written this post couple of years back when I was using Dell Inspiron 1150 and solved the display driver issues with new Windows 7 Beta release then. http://abhishekdesai.com/windows-7-rc1-display-drivers-for-dell-inspir-0 I am simply amazed by the fact that it is still helping a lot of people. I am so glad I wrote a post about […]