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Get Well Soon Jatin…. October 31, 2006

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One of my very good friends  Jatin, who just got engaged  had to undergo an operation on this 28th. Unfortunately I wasn’t around at that time when he was getting operated, I was just struck somewhere.  So me and the entire group(Manjit and his wife Jyoti,Sunil,Kavita), we all went to see him in the hospital.  Though he was not supposed to laugh due to having stitches on the stomach, we still made him smile alot.I hope and wish he would be completely fine and back in action as soon as possible!
 

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Finally After A Long Wait…. October 30, 2006

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Blogging is getting very much popular and there are a lot of Oracle related blogs which are mentioned in my favorite lists.  But some elite gurus are still not into the blogging and all that. But no doubt, we all want to read from them in a different style or I should say in a light manner as compared to the normal talks and presentations they give.
Jonathan Lewis needs no introduction when it comes to Oracle and Oracle Database.  He is among the most knowledgeable Oracle professionals in the  world.  His site  is a great resource for some of the finest information about how Oracle works?But still uptil now, a formal blog from him was missing.  So finally, after a long wait from the entire Oracle community, he has started writing his scratch pad .Do check it for sure if you really are interested in knowing some hard facts but with proofs and for me time to update my blogroll!                          

Feels Like Empty…. October 24, 2006

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I am not able to be so much active on my blog in the past few days.  Not because that I didn’t want to be or I was busy but coz that I am feeling empty from inside.  I am not sure why it is?There are some things that are there which are not letting me concentrate and think consistently.  That’s why you have seen borrowed articles on my blog more than ever in the last few days.  I am not very happy with it.  I have some things in my mind but I am not sure how much time I shall take to give them a face with words.  Hopefully I shall recover very soon. Please bear with me till that short while. Thanks a bunch!

Happy Diwali…. October 21, 2006

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Diwali is the festival of lights, joys and success.  Happy Diwali to all of you.  I wish on this day which is knows as the day of victory of good over bad, truth and happiness, you all get all the joys, happiness and success that you deserve.  Enjoy yourself, play with fireworks( but safely) , eat lots of sweets and celebrate this Diwali with all your nears and dears.  Heartiest wishes to all of you from me.  Happy Diwali!

A New Beginning…. October 16, 2006

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Marriage is one of the most happiest and life changing events that can happen to one in his/her life.  There is no strength,no joy which can be compared to that trust,assurance that someone is with you,no matter what will be the time,conditions and circumstances may be!That strength one gets when he/she ties knot with his/her soulmate.This happiest moment has come now in my friend Jatin’s life when he has met his better half, Deepti on 24th of September.  A pre-engagement ceremony was organized by the families of both Jatin and Deepti.I was not able to join  this auspicious occasion coz of my travel routines but my wishes for both Jatin, Deepti are always going to be there,doesn’t matter where I am!My heartiest wishes are and forever will be with you Jatin,Deepti!Wish you have this world’s joy,happiness  and success forever!Hopefully I won’t miss the grand ceremony :-).
 
Here is the couple.  Click on the pic to see the whole album.
 
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World’s Easiest Quiz’s Answers…. October 15, 2006

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As I promised, here are the right answers to the world’s easiest quiz questions.  How many you got correct :-)?
  1. How long did the Hundred Years War last?
    116 years.
  2. Which country makes Panama hats?
    Ecuador.
  3. From which animal do we get cat gut?
    Sheep and Horses.
  4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October revolution?
    November.
  5. What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
    Squirrel fur.
  6. The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
    Dogs.
  7. What was King George VI’s first name?
    Albert.
  8. What color is a purple finch?
    Crimson.
  9. Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
    New Zealand.
  10. What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
    Orange!

So was it really too easy? Leave your comments and let me know :-).

 

World’s Easiest Quiz Questions…. October 15, 2006

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Yes its really is world’s easiest quiz.  Yet I didn’t get any single answer right :-(.Lets see how many you would get right?Leave your answers in the comments.  I shall post the right answers in the next part of the post ;-)From where I got it? As usual, stumbling upon net..All the best!!
  1.  How long did the Hundred Years War last?
  2.  Which country makes Panama hats?
  3.  From which animal do we get catgut?
  4.  In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
  5.  What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
  6.  The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
  7.  What was King George VI’s first name?
  8.  What color is a purple finch?
  9.  Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
  10.  What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

 

New Additions After So Long…. October 9, 2006

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On my APEX website , Tripod website  , MSN Live Space and on my Blogger’s blog , I try to put that web links or web blogs as soon as possible which I  find interesting and useful.  You can see the list of my favorite blogs and sites over there.  I do that for two reasons.  One, I find it so much easy to locate and visit my favorite websites and blogs from one place and second it shall help anyone else too who is looking for some good websites and blogs,to locate and find them at one place.  That’s why I try to add any website and blog of my interest as soon as I locate it.
Its been long time ago since I added any new site and blog in my lists.  Not that coz I didn’t find anything exciting or useful but coz I didn’t have that much time to site and update the templates of my blogs and sites.  Today I decided finally to do it before I shall misplace the list and than will regret.  So here are some new additions in my list of useful sites and blogs.Hope you will find them useful.  Have a look:
  • Meebo.com : If you have too many accounts on IM sites and are looking for managing them at one place, here is one solution that will interest you.Meebo provides you a very easy web-interface where you can have manage,use all your Yahoo, MSN,AOL like accounts.  Very nice!
  • NetVibes.com : If you already use, Google’s personalized web-page service than you wont find “NetVibes” much different.  Its a similar kind of service where you can read your mails from Gmail, read wonderful things from BoingBoing and also can be updated with the latest technology and other news from your favorite sources.  Very handy, just like Google.
  • Solaris Internals.com : If you are like me and like Solaris operating system more than any other o/s than you have come to the right place for learning internals about it.  Very useful resource base for Solaris.
  • The Daily WTF.com : If you are looking for some WTF moments,experiences of Oracle world, you would love this site.  There is a Oracle WTF blog also inspired by the main site.  Enjoy!
  • John’s APEX blog : I missed this blog for some time.  Later on one day I read it and just decided right on the spot that it will be a must add in my lists.  John talks here about APEX and also some other stuff like his “toys” :-).
  • Roch’s Solaris blog : I found this blog in one of the Solaris posts  on Doug’s blog. As Doug mentioned, this blog is an excellent resource if you are interested about Solaris.
  • Oracle Musings blog : This is not a new addition to my list.  The reason I am mentioning it here is coz, Dominic Delmolino has moved his blog   and I have updated the link.  So just in case, you haven’t done it yet, just change the address from here   to its current location.

 

Marriage Truely Defined…. October 6, 2006

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Please note, I am not married and so this all is not to reflect my pain or inner emotions in any sort of manner.I just found these definitions while stumbling across internet, found them humorous so thought would share these with you all.So just enjoy these and :-).
  1.  Marriage is not a word. It’s a sentence (a life sentence).
  2.  Marriage is love. Love is blind. Therefore marriage is an institution for the blind.
  3.  Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his Bachelor’s Degree and the woman gets  her Masters.
  4. Marriage is a three-ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring and suffering.
  5. Married life is full of excitement and frustration: In the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens.In the third year, they both speak and the NEIGHBOUR listens.
  6. Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends.You order what you want, and when you see what the other person has, you wish you had ordered that instead :-).
  7. There was this man who muttered a few words in the church and found himself married. A year later he muttered something in his sleep and found himself divorced.
  8. A happy marriage is a matter of giving and taking; the husband gives and the wife takes.
  9. Son: How much does it cost to get married, Dad? Father: I don’t know son, I’m still paying for it.
  10. Son: Is it true Dad? I heard that in ancient China, a man doesn’t know his wife until he marries her.  Father: That happens everywhere, son, EVERYWHERE!
  11. Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock.
  12. They say that when a man holds a woman’s hand before marriage, it is love; after marriage it is self-defense.
  13. When a newly married man looks happy, we know why. But when a 10-year married man looks happy, we wonder why.
  14. There was this lover who said that he would go through hell for her. They got married, and now he is going through HELL.
  15. When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
  16. Eighty percent of married men cheat in America, the rest cheat in Europe.
  17. After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin. They just can’t face each other, but they still  stay together.
  18. Marriage is man and a woman become one. The trouble starts when they try to decide which one.
  19. Before marriage, a man yearns for the woman he loves. After the marriage the “Y” becomes silent.
  20. I married Miss right; I just didn’t know her first name was Always.
  21. It’s not true that married men live longer than single men, it only seems longer.
  22. Losing a wife can be hard. In some cases, it is almost impossible.
  23. A man was complaining to a friend: I had it all-money, a a beautiful home,the love of a beautiful woman, then POW!It was all gone.What happened, asked his friend. He says MY WIFE FOUND OUT.
  24. WIFE: Let’s go out and have some fun tonight. HUSBAND: OK, but if you get home before I do, leave the hallway lighs on.
  25. Man is incomplete until he gets married, then he is finished.
  26. It doesn’t matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss.
  27. A man inserted an ad in the paper – WIFE WANTED. The next day he received a hundred of letters and they all said the same thing – YOU CAN HAVE MINE.
  28. When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing – either the car is new or the wife is!

The Cave,The Wild & Tom-Yum Goong…. October 6, 2006

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What’s the best thing that you can do when you are sick and walking 10 minutes too makes you tired like that you have climbed Mount Everest?Exactly you watch movies :-)!So that’s what I am doing from some days as my health is a bit shaky from last many days.  So I watched these 3 movies and here is my opinion on them:
The Cave
I do no like movies which are much dark movies and whatever is happening is happening in a dark environment.  All you can see, hear is some shouting, cries but nothing clear is there in front of you. The Cave was no different than that.  I guess there was nothing new that I saw in the movie.  Monsters killing people, people running and shouting, out of all who shows in the starting of the movie, 2/3 makes it to the end.  Movie starts with a punch but loses its entire charm till the end.  Won’t say that I wasted my 2 hours but I am certainly not going to watch it again either.
Tom-Yum Goong
Tony Jaa, with his first movie, Ong-Bak , broke all the records and gave martial-arts and movie world a true action and martial-arts hero.Ong-Bak had everything which one would want to see in a true martial-arts action flick.  Excellent fight choreography, interesting story with interesting characters, on the whole a total entertainment package.  So what happens when you make a brilliant movie like that and comes with another movie?You are expected to deliver way better than before.  When I started watching Tom-Yum Goong , I was really expecting the same that this would be far better in every term than OngBak.But I was disappointed to see that there was nothing which I could say, that it was better than OngBak.Truely speaking, better is not the right word to use.  It was not at that level even!Story was on the same track.  Fight choreography can be called a little okay but there was nothing which was missing in OngBak.I would say,it was far excellent in the OngBak.I finished the movie just coz it was a Tony Jaa movie and I wanted to see the ending.  But that too disappointed me.  I have no problems with sequels but it must be better than the former release.  Lets see what comes next?Fingers  crossed!!
The Wild
The Wild  again a comic flick from Walt Disney.  Excellent movie!That’s all I can say!I enjoyed watching it so much and moreover, I smiled so much!All the characters were superb in the movie.  Story wasn’t so much extra ordinary but still it doesn’t let you get bore while watching the movie.  If you like comic movies and love cartoons like me, you must watch this movie.  You wont be disappointed :-)!