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Posted By Joseph John on/at Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I was busy with an Internship at an Ad agency... Now it's over... It was fun... Picked up my fair share of dos and don't s... Couple of people said I had potential.. I don't know whether they were being polite... But I'm an optimist and a fighter... So I'll strive along the lines of their lines...

I've been thinking about a PG, like an MBA in advertising... Flip-side is the general view is nothing beats experience and on the job mentoring for the like's of a budding copywriter... So, I've been stranded in mid-leap... Agency gyan is, nothing teaches better than the teacher's teacher, the industry...

Of course that includes
  • Working under a really good copywriter
  • Reading books that wear you out, until you wear out the books
  • Eat, sleep and drink ads, basically living off ads

An MBA just throws a wrench into the plans, if you really want to be something along the lines of a creative director... There is sense in that, I agree... An MBA gears you along the lines of technicalities and not aesthetics... But...

But it's just that in life, I've been brought up along the lines of thinking a contingency plan... The thought of making it big without any PG is well, awesome... But the alternate downhill picture is rather depress-iating... And hence the lingering thoughts of a PG...

But I'm shelving my plans for a PG, and rolling up my sleeves... My right hand is twitching, I'm going to write my heart out... I'm going to give copywriting my all... Cannes awards, here I come...

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Posted By Joseph John on/at Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A bit about me as promised...

Born free, I took the name... Joseph John, later abbreviated by friends as Jj... Life has been great so far, blessed with a wonderful parents and a very nice sister (now married)... I'm not married, not at 23... Though feel free to drop me a line... Ladies only... Lol...


I've been in and out of lot of schools... Thrown out of none, thank god... Right now, I'm finishing up my second college life... I've taken many wrong turns in life, but I've learned from them... Did Engineering for about 3 and a half years, and realized it aint my thing... No love for math... Thanks to extensive support from my parents, I realised it was never too late to right the wrong decisions...

I'm doing visual communication as of now... You see, I want to be a copywriter... I dig the Ad industry !!! The game plan is to be a big bucks copywriter... At least that's the plan...

I made my career choices at 20-21-ish... That's quite late... And when you reach that point in life where your life forces you to work around and out of your problems... You'll pick up on the art of living, planning, budgeting etc... You realize that a lot of those tough decisions are easier to make and priorities come naturally...

Sure that's an education in itself, but don't wait till then... Start early, make your choices...

Don't live for the moment, live your dream...

A little realistically, if possible...

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Posted By Joseph John on/at Sunday, February 01, 2009

This is unlike my usual blogs, but I felt people need help with this virus because when I looked up help regarding this virus I had to search for hours to find a proper solution...


For what joy do technocratic software wiz's create virus's... I happen to be bogged down by a bug called a 'DNS Changer Virus'... I think it's also called 'Zlob'... It stops short of killing your internet experience... It makes it excruciatingly slow, in techie terms, it creates a backdoor into your system...

That is, besides being able to reach out into your system at any given time, it also reconfigures your net connection to go through someone else backyard... And that means every time you log onto a secure site, you give them access to your sensitive data like your mail, passwords, what porn sites you visit (Hehe), etc... You get the picture, right !!! Embarrassing, really and downright annoying too...

For those who think they've been affected by the aforementioned little bugger, there's a simple way to check... Just go to the TCP/IP settings in your LAN connection's properties (No, I wont elaborate how to do it, Google it!)... Note your DNS settings somewhere, then change it and save it... When you check it again, if it's reverted to the old numbers you've noted you've been bombed...

Anyways there's a simple solution, Google 'Super Antispyware', download it and scan your system... And Voila, you'll have your old super duper virus free system again...

Glad to help...

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