Saturday, March 08, 2008

Blog in Progress..97% Complete

Who was that moron who got this idea to develop the ever-hated Progress Bar thingie??? Probably developed with all the good intentions in the world, he would never in his wildest dream have thought that people would howl and scream, tear their hair apart watching it grow in a snail's pace.

How many times have you tried to pull those green boxes in a failed attempt to drag it to 100%!

How many times have you coaxed and cajoled yourself into believing "Okie..this would be the last one I would see for this install" and just when you think its over, there comes another window and yet another empty progress bar!

And as if one per screen was not enough, we have the all-new-double-progress-bar where when one completes to 100%, the other, with lot of effort, goes higher by 1%!!!! Duh!

C'mon yaar, there is height of being patient! And you allow yourself to be mocked at by this kind of logic, just because you don't have any other choice?? Sigh!

The other day, as I was staring at yet another merciless progress bar at work, I wondered if it would have been better staring at a black blank screen and letting my mind wander into other not-so-boring stuffs than play the self-invented-stupid game of speculating where the progress bar would reach when my system time shows 3:54!

All said and done, I have to agree that the moment we see the last cell getting colored green is one of pure ecstasy!



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43 comments:

Rat said...

hahaha
thatz a blog out of nowhere.
good theme :)

Anju said...

he hee...a scenario to which we bump into everyday but made it as a part n parcel of life.. U know something Soorya.. many a times I ve noticed that the speed becomes very slow after reaching 95 or 97%.. Could you please explain the logic in that???? ;-) ;-)

Geo said...

X-(

ithu appurathu koduthathaa... avidunnu link vazhi ivide ethi. ini ivideyum orennam irikkatte.

About the topic... a pragmatic, poignance and plutotropic burst of thought. In sowji's words "progress bar ullathinekkaal nallathaanallo profress bar illaathathinekkaal nallathanallo..."

Vimal Gasper said...

Logic behind or infront of slow speed after 95 or 97%. Simple, an young man can walk as well as run faster than one who is 95 or 97 years old. So higher is the progress the lower is the rate of progress. Or, in mathematical terms progress is inversly proportional to the rate of progress.

Rat said...

i'm luvin it :-D
This and the related mail chain.
buhahaha..
thiruvaathira stage ini oru maasathekku ibde aayikotte :D

soorya said...

ellaarum ivdunnu poye poye..!!! enikku publicity-um venda oru mannakattayum venda!!!! huh! ende blog-ine oru thiruvathira kali aakki!!! :(

Anand said...

Hahahahahaa... enikku vayya. See even Anju commented. Engane cheyyathe irikkum ,alle ?

Anyways globe was an interesting read. Infact I was most interested when I saw 6 ( Can you believe it!!) people already commenting on it. Ivide ethiyapozhalle manasilayathu.....thiruvathira aayrinnu ennu ;-)

Vimal Gasper said...

Rat: its like Jins and another friend of yours were using your scrap to chat during the initial days of orkut. Right...
Soo: I'm so happy that I could give your blog so much publicity. I think I need to leave the aviation industry and join advertising industry. hi hi hi... Thiruvathira kazhinjal nammukku Koodiyattam koodi ee stage illottu mattam...

Rat said...

ithithrem okke aaya sthithikkoru maalappadakkavum kathinaavediyum koodi pottich oru chendamelam thodangiyaalo ?

soorya said...

dhaaaraalm aayi! :(
ellaavardem contributions-inu thanks!
Vimal Gasper, special thanks...orikkalum marakkilla..and I owe u a lot now, will give it to u whenver i get an opportunity :-p

Rat said...

Thanks-giving inu time aayo ? Illallo ? Athangu November ilo mato alle.. alle... lle... le.. e... ...

Vimal Gasper said...

Its not Thanks-giving, its Vote of Thanks.
Pakshe, Vote of Thanks innu samayam aai illello. Nammal Prayer Song kazhinju, Welcome Speech thudangiyathalle ollu...
PS: I will be killed in a few days and Rat after 2 months.

Rat said...

kollaan vendi mumbai il ninnu amrish puriye kondu varano ?

Vimal Gasper said...

I think this has become the most commented blog in our group. Let break all the records... :)

Rat said...

da, nammal matter-eennu poyi..
india mahaaraajyathinte progress bar ine pati alle nammal charcha cheythondirunnathu ?!!

Vimal Gasper said...

1800-il India il ondaya progress, 1847-il kandilla, 1847-ille progress, 1912-il kandilla, 1912-ille progress, 1947 illo 1950 illo kandilla. 1950-kku shesham 30 varsham kazhinjappol 1980 aai, ennittu progress bar innu valla mattavum ondayo... Illa... enthu kondu enthu kondu... Veendum nammal 28 varsham kaathirunnu... Innum aa bar innu oru mattavum illa...

Rat said...

gathakaala smaranakalil satheerthyaraakaathe sameepa-kaala bhaarathatheyum navaagathamaaya kaalpanikathayeyum kurichu nammal kuchaalakamaayi chinthikkendathalle ?

soorya said...

mappaakkane chettanmaree..ini blogilla..!!!

Geo said...

Let me dive deeper into the topic.

Progress BAR – how can we discuss about something related to that without a mention about KK?

KK who has steadily progressed from the Bars of Trivandrum to the Bars of Bangalore to the Bars of Hydrebad. I think we need to solicit his esteemed comments on the topic.

PS: enne thallanda. Enikkulla thallu koode Gasper-nu koduthere. Avanaa enne mail ayachu viliche.

Geo said...

Gasper-e, pulu adikkalle...

1800-l onnum computer polum illaarunnu. pinneyaa progress bar...

linus torvalds windows kandu pidichathu eakadesham 1987-l alle? athu kazhinjalle ee progress bar okke kandu pidikkappettathu?

soorya said...

aarkkelum valla abhipraayavithyaasam ondenkil itellaam koode onnu collate cheythu avanavande blog-il paste cheytholu! :)

Vimal Gasper said...

njangal evide bharathathinde progress inne vivida koonukallil ninnum nirikshichu, athinne patti sankuchithamai chinthichu anavaranam cheyyukayannu...

Sandeep said...

entha ivde problem?
njaan edapedano?

Vimal Gasper said...

Nee edapedannam... evide ottum progress illa...
Bhagiyathinnu, njan innu alpam free aa...

Rat said...

njaanum innu free-yaa

( 'um' ittathu maarippoyo ennoru samshayam )

Jibu said...

really a nice one :-))

Rat said...

aaraanaavo.. aaraayaalum swaagatham. ithoru open forum aakunnu.. aarkum enthu benelum parayaam.. udaaharanathinu "shivarathriyum hitler inte anthyavum thammilulla jalpanam"

Vimal Gasper said...

I liked the first word...
The repertoire of muckety-muck if subjected to d├ęgringolade will move into hibernaculum.

Rat said...

now where did ya get that whole bunch of Greek words from ?!!! Has google translator gone too smart these days !

Anju said...

cant resist myself from making it 30!!!! :-) :-) paavum soorya high B.P_il nikkuvaayirikkum .. allae?

soorya said...

Innathe paripadee kazhinjo??? Curtain thaazhthikkottee??

Vimal Gasper said...

Curtain thazthan nammal evide nadakkam onnum nadathu vallello... Progress bar ippazhum 97% il nikku alle... athu 100% aakkan kore samayam edukkum. Our target is min 50 and if possible 100.

Krishnakumar said...

enne ee vediyilottu kshanicha Geoykkum aanayichu kondu vanna Gasperinum 97% thanks.... Ithrayum sambhavangal ivide nadakkumbol idapedaan pattiyilla..... oru mudinja trainingil aayirunnu. Enne ulkollikkathe BARine(athu ethu tharathil ulla BAR aayalum) patti blogging nadathiya ee bloginte ownerinte nadapadiye njan athyantham vyakthavum shakthavum aaya bhaashayil apalapikkunnu

skpan said...

Here is my share to make it 68% complete. 97% is quite far. I think, windows uses the 'smallest % completed' algorithm to schedule the jobs. :D

Rat said...

now that the topic of algorithm is brought in, I recommend that we recommend Djkstra's algorithm in the bar issue (progress bar, to be precise). And for ppl who have difficulty in using Djkstra's algorithm, you could very well use Appukuttan Algorithm. Its simple. And does nothing.

VG said...

veendum veendum publicity kodutha Rat inu kittatte baki progress BARs.......

Rat said...

neeyum vanno ? :-D
ithoru aagola charchaa vedi aayallo !! ellaavarkum swaagatham.. kadannu varuu kadannu varuuu

Aishwarya said...

Holy Hell..!! that's what u meant by a new blog post on comments huh.. ;)... yenjaai maadi..!!

LOLZZZZZZZZZZZZ......................

hope and love said...

:))
nice post..!!

Geo said...

stage "Am I realllly Blogging???" thanne

(Calendar manorama thanne)

Vimal Gasper said...

Nope... Calendar Kingfisher thanne...

soorya said...

A warm welcome :)
Welcome back!

Geo said...

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