This is the home page of Rama Kanneganti. I have been a netizen since 1986, from Usenet days and then the beginning of the internet. Until recently, I have not updated my site — mostly for the reasons of company confidentiality policies. Now, I restarted this blog, mostly targeted towards my junior colleagues.

Here are my postings in technology

  • Winners don’t take all, or improve the averages Let me ask a question: name one south Korean computer science professor that is big all over the world? Or, even manager? Quick. I could not. On the other hand, name some Indian scientists or leaders. You can name several. But, name on Indian company that is world class in innovation? None come to mind ...
  • Sustainable systems in IT Recently, I was asked a question: how do you create a sustainable knowledge management? The answers that they previously got apparently were on these lines:  of different knowledge management systems, the processes, the governance, the artifacts they would produce and the structure of the dedicated team that works on this knowledge management. Mind you, this ...
  • Customer centric IT: What is all that about? Every company claims to be customer centric these days. But, then, if you look back, companies always claimed to be customer centric. “We are focused on what the customer wants, right?” They say. In fact, it was and is the bed rock of American industry, we are told. All true. In deed, organizations have been focused ...
  • Return of static web sites What if I were to tell you that the e-commerce site you’ve been developing could be hosted on a static website that would offer it premier performance? Or that the document management system could be run on any plain, old static server like Apache, nginx? Stick with me and we’ll explore this topic. This information ...
  • 2014: A personal technology journey Because of Facebook, I have been in constant touch with friends, acquaintances and even people that I did not meet. I am using this annual letter as a way of summarizing, introspecting, and filling in the gaps in my usual communications about technologies to friends. It is heavily slanted towards technology, not the usual intersection ...
  • Intentional training: Learning with a purpose I looked at the way that the corporate training happens in technology areas and I find them wanting in several respects. This is my attempt at a bringing some best practices to corporate or institutional training. Most corporations have training programs, especially the ones that deal with IT technologies. The goal of these trainings is to ...
  • Consumerization of IT: what it is and how it impacts you You are the CIO. Or, the director of application development. You hear about consumerization of IT, in different contexts. You hear about mobile applications developed by teenage kids in only months, and these apps are used by millions of adoring people. And, your business people are demanding why can’t be more like those kids. What ...
  • Engineers guide to understanding web design All of us developers can write code. We need designers for the look,feel, page designs, and flows. To get the services of a web designer, often we need to do a prototype. If the design is bad, nobody may even see the potential of the website. For a lot of web apps, there may not ...
  • My own private lab under $1K Every once in a while, I get the urge to work with computers. I want to get my hands dirty, figuratively, and dig into the details of installation, configuration, and execution. This experimentation comes in handy when we discuss the trends in the enterprise. Typically, we neglect processes when we do small scale experiments, but ...
  • Moving applications to Cloud There is a lot of interest in moving applications to the cloud. Considering that there is no unanimous definition of cloud, most people do not understand the right approach to migrate to the cloud. In addition, the concept of migration itself is complex; what constitutes an application is also not easy to define. There are different ...

Here are some postings in Telugu writings

  • Ode to curd rice, perugannam, tairu saadam, mosaruanna … Back in the days, in late 80’s when dollar could buy quite few things in India, a friend of mine in grad school went back to Suratkal to visit his girlfriend. He took her along with her friends out to dinner at a fancy place. While all others were ordering lavish dishes, he called the ...
  • Fast and tasty: Chicken curry recipe optimized I am busy. My wife is busier. Kids like Chicken curry. Faced with these realities, I created the following recipe that is quick and tasty. I reduced it to the bare minimum of effort, with some optional variations. I made it at a few friends places and they asked me for the recipe. I am ...
  • Remembrance of things past After 10 years — I look back at myself and the WTC and how the world changed.
  • Wonderful and easy to make bread All the rage in the blogosphere Adapted from Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery Time: About 1½ hours plus 14 to 20 hours’ rising 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting ¼ teaspoon instant yeast 1¼ teaspoons salt Cornmeal or wheat bran as needed. In a large ...
  • My favorite biscotti recipe I love biscotti. I have been trying various recipes and here is one that I consider that is sure bet. I found it on Alton Brown. biscotti (original from Owen Zoars) It is important to dry out the biscotti, but don’t let it get stale. Ingredients 1/4 lb. (1 stick) butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon anise flavoring 2 cups ...
  • Les Fleurs Du Mall Or Scenes from a Mall Visit to the local mall in Bangalore
  • Trouble with TV or I miss my Tivo Roxy #lO# Norma Shearer Brodway #lO kaancana maala# Let me assure you those were good choices. If I switch on my TV, I am not as lucky. I get to choose between horror and horreur! Ok, I am in Banagalore now. I come back to guest house at odd hours and catch some TV before ...
  • An airport episode “We will have to wait for one more hour” he said while I was washing my hands in the bathroom. “It happens all the time with Deccan airlines” I said. “This is my first time flying” he confided. We were talking in Telugu. In the US, we don’t talk to strangers in the bathroom. And, strangers ...
  • Free verse or cheap verse   My brother told me an anecdote. As anecdotes go, it was not much. Apparently, a few of his friends went to a wedding of a college friend. It was a small village, with no electricity or even good transportation. For the wedding, they booked a gramophone, with many records, all LPs no doubt. But, on that day, because of a snafu, they only got ...
  • Growing old and even older I grow old, I grow old, I wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled …

Here are the postings in recipes

  • Ode to curd rice, perugannam, tairu saadam, mosaruanna … Back in the days, in late 80’s when dollar could buy quite few things in India, a friend of mine in grad school went back to Suratkal to visit his girlfriend. He took her along with her friends out to dinner at a fancy place. While all others were ordering lavish dishes, he called the ...
  • Fast and tasty: Chicken curry recipe optimized I am busy. My wife is busier. Kids like Chicken curry. Faced with these realities, I created the following recipe that is quick and tasty. I reduced it to the bare minimum of effort, with some optional variations. I made it at a few friends places and they asked me for the recipe. I am ...
  • Wonderful and easy to make bread All the rage in the blogosphere Adapted from Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery Time: About 1½ hours plus 14 to 20 hours’ rising 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting ¼ teaspoon instant yeast 1¼ teaspoons salt Cornmeal or wheat bran as needed. In a large ...
  • My favorite biscotti recipe I love biscotti. I have been trying various recipes and here is one that I consider that is sure bet. I found it on Alton Brown. biscotti (original from Owen Zoars) It is important to dry out the biscotti, but don’t let it get stale. Ingredients 1/4 lb. (1 stick) butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon anise flavoring 2 cups ...
  • Measure of a man or "vayam dEvaSya bhOjanam" I have very few principles. One of them is "never eat at a place that spells dosa as dhosa, or sambar as sambhar". After I visited NYC for the first time, I added the "palok ponneer" to the list. There are thirty two restaurants in NYC, 6th street, alone that masquerade as Indian restaurants, with ...

 

 

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