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Hope

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May 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm

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All Work and No Play?

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May 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

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Got my first book via @instamojo !

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This opens up a host of opportunities. People offered to give away books that they don’t intend to read again, some offered to give away bags that they bought but never ended up using and some people also offered their own time. This last use case was rather interesting – Venture Capitalists have shown interest in talking to startup founders. Wow!

As they say, if you’re making a startup – eat your own dogfood, so I claimed a book from Alfaazi soon after it was put up on Instamojo.

We both received emails to put us in touch with each other, and took it over email from there.  Since this book would be posted from another city, I would be paying the shipping cost but the book would be free. Sent my address and in a few days the book was on my desk!

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What an amazing feeling to see the product we’ve been creating at Urbanpotion (the parent company) return such tangible benefits!

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This package did not contain just the book, but a handwritten note and lots of encouragement for us all! 

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Thank you Alfaazi for the awesome book! I’m thrilled about it! And as I promised, once I am done reading, I will put it up for giving away on Instamojo again.

Cheers to everyone who is helping us test out and make Instamojo better. So many emails, chats, phone calls and meetups have been pouring in to help us tune Instamojo to something that everyone will find useful, intuitive and simple.

Hiway

Written by hiway

May 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

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Indian Censorship of Geeks Continues (to be useless)

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But then again, who are you kidding with that lame blockade? I just want to get my work done, to hell with piracy fear mongers.

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You may want to see: http://www.torproject.org.in/ 😉

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May 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

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Innocence

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Innocence, you bastard phase of life!
Let us grow,
And free us from our strife.

Rip the masks,
Off of dirty duality.
Release our minds
From realms of fake reality!

Die! die! innocence, die!
And never rise back up again.
May wolves roam the streets,
Untied from their chains.

We’ll survive, when we fight,
These demons face to face,
’cause we know it’s futile,
To hope for easy escape.

-hs

Written by hiway

May 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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And now Airtel blocks Vimeo, Pastebin and Xmarks

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May 17, 2012 at 9:58 am

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The One

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Anarchy would be a mild word,
To describe the mind-works,
That ticks like a time bomb,
The secret behind the smirks.

He swaggers around unabashed.
His ways of flagrant disregard,
Making society crumble down,
Like a house of playing cards.

He derives dark pleasures,
As terrified populace squirms,
His life is death for many,
Lives that he treats like worms.

We’ve seen him work his magic,
We’ve cowered under his gaze,
Though he is a mere mortal,
We’re rats scurrying in a maze.

Who will bell the cat, we groan,
Save us savior, our silent moan,
Who can save us from ourselves?
We chose our tyrant with our vote!

-hs

Written by hiway

May 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

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