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An Eternal Quest for Incremental Improvement

அனைவருக்கும் எனது உளமாற்ந்த தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழத்துக்கள்! மளையாள அன்ப்ர்களுக்கு, எனது விஷு நல்வாழத்துக்கள்!

Translation: I wish all a very happy and prosperous ...


Today is "World Health Day". I am planning to quit smoking from tomorrow (8 Apr 2005) again. I am also trying to get in Vijay, Ezhil, RP and KK into the show. Let me see if they are willing to join. If anybody wants to join this campaign, register yourself ...


These two articles at MSNBC about nicotine were found interesting.


I am back to work after a long weekend. Courtesy Dasara holidays.


Some companies in US recenlty said that they are not going to employ smokers. The reasons that are stated as follows.

  • Smokers go out for smoking once in half an hour which reduces the productivity
  • Smokers' brains think less and tend to make more mistakes thereby reducing quality in products ...

It is almost 24 days since I stopped smoking. There was a couple of miss in the mean time. Quitnet played a major role in this attempt. Anyone who tries to quit smoking must visit this site. These guys are doing an excellent job.


Also decided to say "NO" to alcohol (of any form; "NO" to beer and wine as well) from Aug 1. So, one more added to the quit list. If I remeber correctly, the last time I had alcohol was 25 Jul 04 (Signature scotch). I don't know why am ...


Today is my quit date. I found this site Quitnet exactly today. A nice site.


For yet another time (do not have the exact count in my mind), I planned to quit smoking. I set my quit date as 1st Aug 2004 (Significance: Friendship day). Atleast this time, I have to quit successfully. Also this time, I am not going to tell my friends that ...


I usually come to office by 11:30 am and leave the office by 10:00 pm. After going home, I will spend some more time with my computer and I will go to bed only around 1:00 am in the night. Almost all of my family members, especially ...