Happy #programmers day

Happy programmer’s day to every programmer who said:

– I convert coffee into code
– It is working on my machine
– I will fix that later
– It’s not a bug, it’s a feature
– That’s weird
– How is that possible?
– I cannot repair your computer
– I am not a hacker

In case you don’t know about it :p

The Day of the Programmer is an international professional day that is celebrated on the 256th (hexadecimal 100th, or the 28th) day of each year (September 13 during common years and on September 12 in leap years). It is officially recognized in Russia.

The number 256 (28) was chosen because it is the number of distinct values that can be represented with a byte, a value well known to programmers. 256 is also the highest power of two that is less than 365, the number of days in a common year.

To know more, have a look a here.

Happy programmer’s day again. Cheers!

Free services are actually Free?

Last I was thinking we’re using a lot of free services like Gmail, Facebook on daily basis. But why they’re doing it?
I asked a few colleagues, mates, friends, seniors but no one could give a proper thought. Some said Gmail has a paid version as well! Facebook earning revenue from Page Boosts etc etc. Are these really enough to support these Big companies! ? even I also donno.

Another question raised in my mind that, what if Gmail/Facebook decides to stop free services? My idea is they won’t do that. They are already in rise, millions are people are already using them. If they stop giving free services they’ll lose new users. Obviously, they don’t want that!

Then what’s the price of using these services? My simple answer, MY DATA.
They’ve the right to use my data! Right ? So, I’m giving my data to them as a payment I’m using their service.
In a few years, people will be concerned about their data. Now people even I don’t care whether these companies are using my data for what purpose.

In a few decades these companies will have power to manipulate us, drive the people.

That’s all for today. Give it a thought, let me know what you guys think.