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Travelling Time…. March 30, 2008

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Yes I am leaving today. This is going to be a tough program and the audience also will be tough. I just hope everything goes out fine. I am not in a good mental position. There is so much wrong happening that is not letting me concentrate on anything. Lets see what will happen? Wish me luck guys.

A Good News Of My Friend Gaurav…. March 29, 2008

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I know ALOT of people. But I am close to very few. And those few are really chosen ones. In my friends, Amandeep whom I call Saini, Kirpal whom we call Gopi, Jagjeet are some few who are really close ones. But they are all now settled in abroad. But there is one friend of mine Gaurav who is still here with me in India. When some one whom I trusted so much left me alone, he was the only who was there all the time with me, listened to my veins, gave me a shoulder. He stood all the time with me. Even when no one else turned up, he was there. Today he has got engaged. The gal’s name is Puja and she is from our city only. Just now Gaurav called me and gave the news. It was not expected today as there was no such plan for engagement today. It was just a formal meeting between two families and face to face meet between Gaurav and Puja for the first time. But Gaurav said , everything was okay between him and Puja and also between the families so it was decided that now it should be officially marked too. Hence the occasion happened. I couldn’t go today due to some personal reasons but I am very happy for both of them. May god give both of them this whole world’s joys and happiness. And suddenly I am realizing , I am now the only one in my group who is left single :-). So what about me ? Ha ha well nothing. I guess I am happy in this way only.

Feels Like Cheated…. March 29, 2008

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Some times there is this time which holds you down. Just what ever you do, what ever you try to do, the time doesn’t allow it be successful. I hate this thing that you let things depend upon time because I am a very stubborn person and I push things and myself to limits. But there are some things upon which you don’t have control. Despite doing your best, giving your best shot, you see others moving ahead. Not because they are better than you, not because they are more competent than you but just because they got an opportunity which is not given to you. And that’s what I hate the most. It has happened one time before. Despite some one being so junior to me, being just my student, he got an opportunity that was never offered to me even. Not because I am less technical than him but because…you know what I don’t even know why not ? And today someone who just few days was after my life that I didn’t do anything for him( despite trying my best to do) , didn’t help him out in anything, he got one offer which is not offered to me at all. And I have no idea why not me and why him? I don’t know what is happening and what will happen. If a testing time as like everyone says than I shall just say that this testing time is really tough. Not because the test is but because to see others are getting things served in plates without losing a sweat and despite trying so hard, things are slipping out of my hands. It just feels like cheated. I am not saying this because I am accepting it. I wont and I am not that sort of person but yes its hurting. I am too just a human and its hurting me like anything. And the worst part is at this time, some people whom I stood all the time with when ever they needed me ,wanted me to be with them, those people are not there. Not because I asked them to leave me alone but they , just for their own sake , left me alone saying to others that take care of him without bothering what this will do to me. I wish I could change some things, revert some things back. I really wish just for once I could do this!

Oracle Forums Down, Again…. March 28, 2008

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I visit Oracle Forums  pretty often. At least when I am at home or I am able to have internet access for some time when I am traveling,I like to have a visit there for sure. Its a good place to learn, share and some time have a little fun also. Well for the fun part, I am among the most responsible persons over there with Maran, Khurram and Sidhu. We people create a lot of humor with our posts.
Oracle sites are pretty stable most of the times. But I got very surprised to see that in the last 3 days only , forums have come down 3 times. That’s not a good sign if you ask me. Just now when I am writing this , its again down from last 15 minutes and if you ask me , its a big downtime. I hope everything is fine at the maintenance end. If this is going to be in the same fashion, it will create a big havoc among thousands of forum visitors. Lets see what happen? At the moment, F5 is the only key that I am having my finger upon :-).

CCD To Bakery…. March 28, 2008

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I like to go to Cafe Coffee Day very much. There are two reasons for it. One that I like the different flavors of coffee which are there. Second and I guess the most important one is that I like to sit there with myself. The location where I go is having a special corner portion where they have one table for 2 persons. Its bit isolated from the entire cafe but still we can see the entire outside location from the glass wall. Long time back, I used to long to go over there with some one who promised me that she would visit there with me but that never happened. Anyways, this is not about that. This is about that today I had to meet my accountant for some tax issue. So I thought why not I would go and have a visit to CCD also. Well I did go to my accountant and after that I did even route to CCD. But I don’t know what happened to me that I just turned back saying to myself that no, its okay. I shall go some other time. So I got back and while on the way back to home, I stopped at a bakery where I am going since I was a kid. I sat over there for a while, had a pastry with small coke and came back home. I was sitting alone there too and was thinking about some things that happened in the past. Some times , memories don’t let you stay calm and especially when those memories come and haunt you than there is no chance that you will get any peace anywhere. It was a long time since I had visited that bakery too so it was a good feeling. But there was this feeling too that I didn’t visit CCD.I shall see that if I shall get a chance tomorrow, may be I shall go there.

So Much Upset…. March 24, 2008

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I want to write so much about some things but at the moment , its just that every thing inside is like closed. There are some very tough times which are coming ahead and the entire credit for it will be for those people in my professional life for whom I did so much but at the end of the day, they just proved that its a crime to trust people in this world. Its a joke to think that people care about emotions, feelings , ethics. I don’t know how people can be just selfish, just can think what they want, what is their profit/loss and give a damn about anyone else? Its just so easy for people to say that if I am with you, I have to face so many things so I am just leaving you, I have got nothing to do with you. And in the professional life, its just all the dirty tricks to ruin some one’s entire career just for some bucks that too which they have earned with the help of that very person only. Don’t know from where people get this much confidence, courage? There is so much wrong that is happening and its just getting on my nerves now.

Back To Home…. March 24, 2008

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Yes I got back last evening. It was a long and grueling tour. Some how,I was so much tired in doing it. And to make things more interesting, I fell sick and that too not just sick but a very bad one sick. It was so much difficult to say a word as throat was completely blocked and there was so much pain in standing too. All I did was pushed myself so that I wont stop the program. By grace of god, that didn’t happen and I finished the program with a good note. The audience was great as like always. The first week audience was really fun loving and created a lot of humour in the program. Its always great to be with so much genius people and share what ever little you know. The program went smoothly.  All were smiling and I guess that’s what I expect to see all the time.
It was nothing unusual that happened except for my sickness. But yes, there are a lot of “not-so-good” things happening and there are a few which has already happened. I am upset from a lot of things, and from some persons very much at this moment. I am not sure why is it so bad to be good in today’s times?  Sounds weird isn’t it? Yes it is and I am trying to find the answer myself. I shall be going to bed now again as I am feeling so much tired. There are couple of things that I would be talking about lately so watch out. Till then, adios!

Remote Operation Exception In EM & Its Workaround…. March 15, 2008

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Today one of my friend called me up and said that she is not able to do a login from the Enterprise Manager of Oracle in Windows operating system. She wanted to test some backup from the EM and for that, a host login is must from the EM. Some how this was not working and she was very frustrated. In my system, it works fine and also I have not seen any error of this any time before but still for this error, I am posting the steps that I suggested to her. Hope it would be useful for me and for anyone some day.
1. Go to control panel->administrative tools
    (i) Click on “local security policy”
    (ii)Click on “local policies”
    (iii)Click on “user rights assignments”
    (iv)Click on “log on as a batch job”
    (v)Click on “add” and add the user that was entered in the “normal username” or “privileged  username” section of the EM Console.
2. Go to the Preferences link in the EM
   (i)Click on Preferred Credentials (link on the left menu) 
   (ii)Under “Target Type: Host” click on “set credentials”
   (iii)Enter the OS user who has logon as a batch job privilege into the “normal username” and “normal password” fields
3. Test the connection
    (i)While in the Set Credentials window, click on “Test”
It worked for her. EM of 10g is very nice but I find it really tricky at times and posts of the questions that I see on Oracle Forums about EM are from the category that its not working or they are not able to log  in from it. Well despite all the issues and problems, its a nice tool I must say.

Oracle Goodies…. March 15, 2008

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I was just reading Tonguc’s blog and I found that Alberto Dellera, who is a very frequent contributor on AskTom has started his own website and I am sure that there will be a lot of goodies about Oracle that me and every one would found there. Just added this to my list.
Also on the same post of Tongus’s blog, I fund that Jonathan Lewis has recorded an extremely good presentation about queries and their optimisation. I shall say for sure that this is really a must watch kind of video if you ever wanted to learn about Oracle and its “clever tricks” with the queries. Here is the link to it:
Optimising through Understanding by Jonathan Lewis
 

A Small Break…. March 15, 2008

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I came back last night from the program. It was okay. All the participants were happy and I guess that’s some thing which is more than enough for me. Though it was really difficult for me to continue as I am not feeling well. There is a huge amount of effort that I had to put into to make the program run. That’s why I decided to come back home and have some rest as I shall be leaving tomorrow again. Besides physical health, I am not very much happy mentally also. There is so much that has happened and happening and some times , it really becomes hard to pretend that every thing is alright. Anyways, I need to take some sleep. So we will talk about this some time later. Adios!