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a keeper from kiterunner

today was watching kiterunner. awesome movie. it was this dialog that hit me hard -
"Now, no matter what the mullah teaches, there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft... When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness... There is no act more wretched than stealing, Amir."

On Programming

Honestly, do you expect people to still develop stuff for the web? why are we not using point and click web apps to build more webapps ? there is a lot of stuff generalized out there - building forms, presenting data, storing data.
Why is there no software to make it easier? why should developers bother with spending time to build mundane stuff that should have been automated years ago? why can't managers figure out that it is better to build software that will automate a large part of the software building process; while not loosing quality ,precious developer time and serious money?
Here's why...nobody gives a damn. the money has got to be spent on things that will not matter to the people who permit the expense. Bad software hardly affects the industry, and all the other people involved.

are we doing the right thing?

i was reading the news yesterday, and some minister said that we need to get more industries in karnataka. the implications are pretty staggering....more people, less food. more demand, less supply. skyrocketing prices. higher inflation rates. does this look like the economy is growing, or is it becoming more unstable and ultimately, unsustainable?
the problem in this whole outlook is that the government will waiver loans, give subsidies, increase farmlands by cutting down more forests, but this will backfire on us the people, since by continuously doing so, we turn a whole section of farmers from providers into dependants.
a few people have also suggested buying farms in brazil and other places, mainly in south america. but has it crossed anyone's mind as yet that these are other sovereignty? hence they can be a factor that may be outside our control. also god-forbid if other countries follow this idiotic move, then there will be other countries in a race to acquire these lands t…