Month: April 2015

Sunday 24

This one will be a quick one as I have an active SR and lot of other work.

So the performance assessment turned out to be a performance assessment!!

Manish has taken a lot of interest in it and is helping in every step so that’s  a big plus. So is Balaji. The work requires quite a lot of hours of effort. The JPMC report is still not done. V.V will come and blast me tomorrow if I don’t send the report today. I’ve never worked with deadlines so all this is a little new to me. Thankfully the assessment does not have a tight deadline.

So Bro is in Baltimore and has the Chicago offer also now. He’s trying to figure out which was he needs to head. Mrs. Ravula certainly wants to go to Chicago.

Had a party on Friday. Drank so much that I had a hangover yesterday. It was not fun. Kind of destroyed my day. Much better now.



Attended the Performance Tuning training. All the sessions except for those of RRG were good. But that is to be expected I guess. P.T is on the GHOT menu next week as well.

Didn’t get much time to work on the thing that V.V asked me to do. But it looks to be a good learning opportunity.

Manish sent me an email regarding a Performance Assessment project. I was surprised at the email. I thought I was a fair distance away for being ready to do a performance assessment. I might be jumping the gun here but if it is indeed a performance assessment then that is something very challenging that is coming my way. Exiting times!!

Bro decided to go to Batlimore. The Chicago project isn’t confirmed as yet. He didn’t want to wait for it. He said he’ll join the Baltimore job and look to move to Chicago once that project gets confirmed.

Week 2 of Gymming was kind of broken up. Next week should be better.

Started a P.T in house build yesterday. Need to do more work on that. With the V.V work and possible Perf Assessment on top of that, the coming week promises to be a hectic one.



Nothing much happened this week.

The general shift was weird but I managed it pretty well. There’s a performance tuning session this week so I’ll be doing another 3 of those the next week as well.

Bro has a job in Baltimore and another one in Chicago that hasn’t been signed off as yet. He is still deliberating on which one to pick although N.V seems to be inclined towards Chicago. Its probably been decided by now. I haven’t spoken to then in the last couple of days.

Had a chat with dad about the progress with what he’s been doing. The irrigation thing might take a while but the pipeline money might materialize sooner. I have asked him to take up a job once the pipeline money comes.

No ghoting done this week. The irregular schedule and the gymming left very little time to do any ghoting. The guitars are starting to gather dust.

Work was good. Had a couple of good SR’s to work on. V.V dumped a menial JPMC task on my head. Will help with billing so can’t really complain.

Sunday 21

Another week bites the dust.

Good week this one. There was a patching activity on Saturday done by Varma and Harsha that I sat and watched. Quite good. SSC this week was quite okay too.

Figured out how much I will be getting on average from EHB. About 6k per month. Which means that I probably am the lowest paid guy in the team. Which figures since I am also the newest and the least experienced. So no complaints there.

The guys bought a nano this week. Gave Purush a Bala a class yesterday and today. Anil got an admit in a poor university. He doesn’t seem interested to go there. He has another couple of universities that need to give the results. Hope he gets the admit.

Bro relocated to Michigan to stay with Ramu until he finds a job. He has a confirmed project in Baltimore but he has another one that is in the works in Chicago and he wants to see how that works out. But that’s something that is looking to work out well so its a relief somewhat.

Started the Gym this week. Spent 8.5K for a 7 month subscription. The gym itself is nice. Lost of chicks. At 72.8, I am probably the heaviest I have ever been. I can feel the weight while doing cardio. It will take a while for the results to show. One affect of the gym sessions is that I have lesser time to GHOT now. This week was worse than last. Have to somehow manage to find time to do the Gym and GHOT and play the guitar. Lets see how it goes.

Will be travelling in bike or car next week as Chetan has asked me to work in the G shift and there’s no cab.

I have decided to invest in NPS as a tax saving option. I will be doing the paperwork for the same next week.

On a completely unrelated note, I spotted a couple of white hair on my chin the other day. That takes the total number of white hair on my beard to 3. Worrying.