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Back But Leaving , Extermely Tired & Upset…. July 26, 2008

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Yes I am really so much of both. I got back home today but I need to start in the morning tomorrow again. Its been since morning 5am that I am traveling and I got back home at 6pm. Now I don’t normally travel in the day while coming back. I take an evening or night flight and travel back to home in the night only. I was not supposed to come back today as my initial program was for 2 weeks. But the next week’s program got canceled and as per my information, I didn’t have any program next week. So I thought I shall travel this time in the day and instead of staying awake in the night, which normally happens , I would catch some sleep. But that all got changed and what I thought about taking rest wont happen now. The reason for me being tired is that I didn’t sleep at all last night as I was just looking at the watch so that I wont miss my flight and in the travel today , again I couldn’t sleep. Well that’s okay as it does happen in the travel all the time but the sleepless night added much more to it than the usual one. Now why it wont happen that I can’t take rest as planned, you must be thinking right? Well I came to know yesterday that I am assigned one program which someone else was going to do but because she is not feeling well, now I have to do it. And that’s the reason for me being upset. I am not that kind of person who wouldn’t like to help others in their tough times but its not just give-give all the times. If you are helping someone in their tough times, you expect the same for you too when you are not feeling well and can’t do a program. But at that time, you are told that you have given a commitment and its not possible to break it now. You are given all sorts of examples that when that person was in the same condition how he managed, how should you manage? But when its about others than all that preaching just hides some where and sense of helping one in tough time comes up and no I am not talking about myself. I am a fair kind of person, I believe in , you get only what you give. So if one has helped me, by all means I shall try to help him/her even going out of the line but if one doesn’t show up for me and that happens every single time, its really tough that willingly I shall do some thing for him/her then. And that’s the same is happening at the moment too as I am pushed to do this by someone else. Well no issues as I shall be doing some thing which I really like to do so no big issues but yes it is making me upset and really upset if you ask me. So now I am back for a night but I shall be leaving again tomorrow. Lets see how things will go now in the program? I am not really in myself these days which is really not a good sign for the program. Lets see what happens? Pray for me guys! Really need all of them!

Knol, Another Blow From Google…. July 24, 2008

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Today some how it was a Knol day only as all were talking about it only. Be it Tim   or Eddie Awad. So Google is finally doing what everyone thought long time back it would, taking over almost all over the internet. This is another blow of Google after Gmail for Wikipedia and I must say that if what is mentioned over the google blog than it means that its really going to shake things up big times. Well its a tad early to really come over on a conclusion. So rest leave all the fuss and speculations behind and try it out. Well guess what I did it already and here is my Knol Bio and my first knol about Oracle Certification. I am not sure that I shall be how much active over there but lets see how it goes.

Tiring Days…. July 23, 2008

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Yes they really are. Since yesterday I am feeling more than normal fatigue. I am not really sure why.Okay I am not having proper diets due to the issues happening but still,I didnt feel that before,altleast not for consecutive days.
The days are not just tiring but also tough. Yesterday some guys in the session didn’t have some required files which they needed for their work. So I had to ask the concerned person to send them to me. Well he did via network immediately but the thing was that I had to now distribute them to the people and there came the issue. As Oracle is not so happy to see DHCP in action, we disabled their network adaptors. It gave us two benefits, one we could work without having any hassles. Second,we could be rest and assured and the guys wont spend time in doing emailing and chatting. But the need struck and we did have to enable DHCP. We did and one by one systems started breaking. It took a lot of time to rectify everything. Starting from Oracle’s way of saying that host is not found to listener crubbing with “illegal seek”, we saw it all yesterday. Good thing was that we did rectify everything in time and we were back in the business. But in overall, it was a tiring process.
It didnt happen today that suddenly all the systems were down but some how , I was feeling so much tired. I just couldn’t stand even. I am not really sure why though. Well I guess I should go to bed and sleep but the problem is ( yes here also is a problem) that the sleep doesn’t seem to like to come to me ;-). So time to listen to some music and than may be time for sleeping too will come! Let’s see.

Back From A Tiring Trip & Going Again…. July 19, 2008

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Yup I got back today morning. It was a long long trip,not because the number of days were very long but because I was really so tired in the last 2 days and was so bored in all the days. There was some fun practising for Oracle 11g but yeah that’s all. There was no internet and that put the last nail in the coffin of my boredom :-).
As usual I started from my home early in the morning. Though my flight was quite late in the night but still I prefer to start early in order to avoid any sudden mishaps over the way. The journey in the bus was not anything different. It was okay. The only thing which happened was that I was at the airport almost 5 hours before my flight and now I had to sit and wait for the check-in to be started. Great! As I was sitting and waiting , I saw Ishant Sharma and Suresh Raina coming out from the executive waiting lounge. Ok now seriously, if they are not of our Indian cricket team, I really would not even give them a second look too. Well no fuss over the airport seeing them, no one cheered up, jumping around , I didn’t see any gal getting fainted so I guess others may have the same opinion like me ;-).
Finally I got my check-in done and without pilot sleeping over the flight or running out of the fuel , we were at the Bangaluru airport,the new one! The first look of the airport was okay. Its certainly big than the last one and lot more cleaner too. But we were in the departure area and there was nothing there so I couldn’t make it out that how good or really bad it is. So I just took a cab and left for my guest house.
The program was exciting as like always. The guys were very friendly and intelligent. Its one of the most tiring programs which are available but still we were able to finish all the discussions and lab sessions right in time which I believe is a great thing. I am not sure why but I really felt so much tired in the last two days by evening. It used to feel like I just sit and speak rather than standing up and running around in the whole room which I do always. But still I did what I do always :-). Everyone had a smile on their face and I guess that’s a good sign. Everything went well except for one shocking comment which I received at the end of the last day’s session. One guy from the class came and shook my hand. He said all the good things and one bouncer he threw that my smile is very nice! Huh? Ok thanks I appreciate you liked it  but a guy saying to a guy that your smile is very nice,hmm okay lets not spend too much mind over it. I am not really sure that whether my smile really is that much big killer that it can even make a guy appreciate it but he actually did and that was a nice but surprising comment. Another shocking thing happened when I was about to leave. A lady from the class asked me what do I do to learn Oracle and why am I doing this stuff? Well something no one ever asked me before to be frank. I told her that I just love this massive technology and interacting with people, making them understand some thing is a great feeling and satisfaction. That’s the only reaon I can think of and tell you. On that she told me that when we started and she got to know my name , even before that she knew me! Okay one more bouncer! Certainly I asked how and for which she told me that she had read a post of mine over Oracle Forums where I had a small argument with a person who posted a reply that he can update oracle’s data dictionaries. She told me that she had read that thread long back and assumed to be a very aggressive person but I didn’t come out like that. It was again a nice surprise. I just mentioned to her that I am aggressive when things go over-board otherwise I am chilled! Well all went well , everyone was smiling and that’s what I really want to happen all the time in my programs.
While coming back, I had to come over the same new airport. Well its not a new airport but a modified bus-stand if I would call it wont be inappropriate. There was so much of chaos, rush even though it was a new airport . Only good thing was that I was sitting with another fellow passenger, Kaustubh Singh, a very talented guy from Wipro Technologies. We were just talking and we shared a common view over the current IT market and the guys/gals who are into this industry. Most of them are not here because they love the technology or they love the product in which they are working but because they want to make good money, get a good guy/gal and settle down. For them working in IT is just like any other job and the technology really doesn’t excite them. I totally believe on it. I am doing what I am doing not because that’s the last thing left for me to do or that’s the only thing I can do but because I love this beast called oracle database. I love the challenges it presents to me and I love cracking my head trying to understand the puzzles of it. For me( and the same Kaustubh also said), its not the company that matters, its the kind of work that I am doing there, the kind of recognition that I may get doing some thing good for my company , these all matters a lot more than anything else. One must not be an absorber only, he/she must be a contributor too. Its not a good thing to be a help seeker all the time. Some time one must be help provider too to others. But we really can’t do anything as this is happening all the time and everywhere that people look for just their own benefits, be it professional or personal matters. So its just that we try to be what we are and don’t let external things change us. On that note, we separated and took our seats in the plane!
So finally I am at home at the moment but I shall be leaving again tomorrow. I have got couple of programs in the pipeline so lets see how things go away. I am just so much tired at the moment but I have got some work to finish. So will listen to some music and finish it. See you guys later, till then adios!

T-Square…. July 12, 2008

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What it is? Well before you jump on to some thing, let me clear the fog myself, it’s Trave Time , hence T-square :). Yes travel time has come. Though I am not much tensed about the program( doesn’t mean I am completely tension free) but there are some other personal things which are making me worried more than this official one. All I wish and hope is that both remains fine! Pray for me guys, I really need your wishes and prayers!

Browser Wars, Opera vs Firefox…. July 12, 2008

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Since internet has become more like a need rather than a plaything, browsers have also started getting to become more and more smarter. I still remember the days when there were news of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer with Netscape, all the law suits everything. But times have changed now. Now there are lots of options available to us even if we are using Mickysoft ;-).
At the moment, Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera 9.5 are the two browsers which are looking right into the eyes of IE7. Surely Apple’s Safari is there too but I really don’t see it as a major competitor to mentioned 3, at least not where I am i.e. India. Though I am a big fan of Steve Jobs and Apple’s Mac operating system( yet to buy my own mac book) but still I really don’t see Safari penetrating too deep into the browser market. I may be wrong but that’s what my feeling is. So I am sure you may have got the idea that my rambling will be limited to first two only :).
Opera 9.5
Well I am using opera browser from a long time. Its been almost 3 years now. And I can say that it never disappointed me for anything. The only thing that I hate is that still many websites around the world are made only looking at the IE or Firefox so they present their ‘not-so-happy’ message when they are run in Opera. The latest offering , Opera 9.5 is indeed a a major change from the company in the browser’s look-feel, performance and stability. I was impressed( and shocked) to see the new color scheme of it.  Opera claims to be the fastest browser on the planet( Safari says the same). I am not sure that it really is or not but yes I find it faster than IE and Firefox both.  There is no need to download any add-ons for it, everything is already there. It doesn’t make my old pc which I use for browsing cry when it starts or is running. I must say that I push it sometimes way beyond the limits with the number of tabs I open but I never got any ooh-aah-ouch from it. For all these things, Opera remains my favorite browser.
Firefox 3
Ok so fox has been released for 3rd version. What’s changed from 2 to 3, I don’t know and to be really blunt and frank, I simply don’t care. I always had two problems with Firefox. One that to make it mine, I need to search , download tens or hundreds of add-ons. Ok no issues to some extent in this too, but what about add-on X is supported in version N and not in N2 and add-on Y is yet to be released over N3. I am sure some of you might not be agreed to my viewpoint but hey it’s my blog and these are my feelings :-).
My second and the biggest problem with Firefox is that it nearly brings my pc(which is very old) to its knees both when it starts and is running. I don’t have any idea why Firefox’s foxes,oh sorry folks can’t make it a lesser resource hungry? Is it really required that before it starts, it sucks the resource like anything. If your suggestion or comment is that I should upgrade my machine to more powerful hardware, well than I must say that the answer would be a strict no. I certainly wont upgrade my machine just because a browser wants more resources , a need whose understanding is out of my mind. I am sure you don’t’ want to know whether I use it or not after what you have read just now 🙂 right! Well I do have it installed but I use it very very rarely. I am sure you do know why up till now!
There was no intention to make this post as a serious product review of both the browsers. There are tons of sites which have done it already. This was just my rant over Firefox’s resource hunger and Opera’s smooth working. Whatever happens in the browser wars, let it be, in my space, Opera has won it already :-).

Heart Touching Lines…. July 11, 2008

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Some times in few lines only, a lot is said. Words have so much power that in an instant, they can make you cry or laugh. I just read these lines and they touched me immediately. They are depicting the state of that person whose beloved has left him alone. In few lines, a lot has been said! These are in Punjabi. I shall explain their meaning in English in a while. Have a read:
Asin haar da mukh kade vekheya nai c,
Sanu sajjna da gum maar gaya!
Asin dosh kise nu ki dena,
Jadon sada sajjan sanu mano visar gaya!
Sannu ik dilan da vapari takkar gaya!
Oh khushian lai gaya apni jholi,
Te saade utton gamman nu vaar gaya!
Asin chah k v na nikkal sake,
Aise ishq de anne khuhe utar gaya!
Oh din saanu kade v bhullda nai,
Jis din alvida keh ke saada yaar gaya!
Us yaar nu poojeya rabb waang,
Par oh saanu jiondeyan nu maar gaya!
And their meaning in English is:
I never saw any moment of despair, loss,
Just the pain given by my love has killed me!
Whom I can put blame on,
When my love only has thrown me out from his heart!
I met a dealer of feelings,
He took away all the happiness with him,
And gave me these pains in return!
Despite my best efforts,
I wont be able to come out from this dead valley of love!
I wont ever forget that day,
When my love said goodbye to me and left!
I worshipped love as God,
But he only made me like dead while still being alive!
I have nothing to add to it. Just will say one thing that love is the sweetest feeling on this earth that one can have and yet it can be the worst pain also! What you are going to make it for your love , you will decide. What ever you do, just remember , heart is same in everyone and the feeling of pain is also the same. Love can be the best thing ever happen to one. But if you are willing to give tears to that person, before doing this, keep in mind that you are not just breaking some one’s heart but may be you are giving him a wound on his soul which time also wont be able to heal and a question whose answer, he will try to find till eternity that what was so wrong that he did that he ended up having this punishment, was loving some one a crime or trusting on love a mistake?

All About Aquarian Man…. July 10, 2008

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Okay so I am an Aquarian and this is about me. My friend sent me a page listing the traits of an Aquarian Man. I found it very-near-to-true! So thought share it with you all. Let me know how much you think is true with your comments. As always, they are most welcome! Have a read:
There is hardly any person on this earth whom an Aquarius man doesn’t like. He is a people’s person and almost every second person he meets becomes his friend. If he likes you, you are one of the many people he has befriended. It is when he doesn’t like you at all or he likes you way too much that there are chances he has noticed you from amongst his numerous pals. As per an Aquarian male, the best way to pass the time is to probe into people’s life and know their innermost feelings.
The same doesn’t hold true for himself. He wants to hide his feelings from everyone and deliberately makes his reactions complex, just for the fun of fooling others. Love is just another experience for him, till he has been driven to the point of the altar. For him, all the people he has met hold a special place and special value. In the case of an Aquarian male, everyone is special, including those people whom he hasn’t met yet. Selfishness is not one of his personality traits and he does not like small-mindedness.
His ideals are quite high and he seeks change way too often. Then, suddenly one day, he may become totally calm and composed. It will take a lot of effort on to assure an Aquarius male that he has become interested in one woman above mankind. After the shock is over, he will become an extremely considerate lover. Then, he may realize that he is neglecting the rest of the world for her and the consideration might diminish just a little. If you are thinking of playing games with an Aquarius man, ensure that what he discovers in the end is worth all that play.
In case it is not, he will just shrug and move on to the next mystery. Open books do not entice him and intriguing him will be your best. An unsuspecting female might feel way too important when he tries to probe her feelings. Then, she comes to know that he is as much interested in the bus boy or the new waitress. ‘Poof’, there goes her dream. Slowly and gradually, she cools down and finally, moves on to a more passionate guy. The Aquarian guy will sigh a little at her departure and then, get on with his next mystery.
He will never ever tolerate a person taking undue advantage of his goodness. Then, he can turn scathingly bitter and can take some shocking actions too. If he does something likes this to you, don’t take it with your mouth shut. He likes a woman who holds her ground. The characteristics profile of an Aquarius guy shows a fetish for cleanliness and personal hygiene. In some men, it may become too much to digest. However, we are talking about the moderate ones. He will not go to many extremes to woo you, but there will be no dearth of romantic gestures either.
There are maximum chances that he will not be too comfortable with the whole idea of getting married. Infact, he usually looks for a female who acts as his best buddy, but makes no emotional demands. He isn’t even good in expressing his love through physical gestures. ‘I Love You’ will take a long time to come and even after that; don’t expect the issue of marriage to pop out next. He will churn out any excuse he can think of, to avoid it for as long as he can. Trying to invoke jealousy will not work, since he is not the one to come running to claim you.
He will resign himself and say that he knew he didn’t deserve you. If you haven’t played such tricks, then wait. One day, though much time later, he will realize that all his friends are married. Sensing this as a mystery he hasn’t solved till date, he will propose you out of the blue. Jealousy and possessiveness do not define his personality. An Aquarian man will never ever doubt you or be suspicious of your activities. If and when, he becomes jealous, he will never let you know about it.
You will never have to worry about his loyalty too. He is not one of those who engage in dishonest relationships. Though you may get frequent reasons to be jealous, since he is so interested in people – both males as well as females. If you have asked him something, trust that his answer will be honest. It is better not to doubt an Aquarius man, or he can cook up the wildest story to add fuel to your suspicion. He will have his silent spells once in a while and during those periods, it is better to leave him alone.
He will come back soon, all happy and gay. With him, you will never to worry about money. It will somehow come into his hands. Don’t be extravagant with the finances or he will get hurt. Nevertheless, he will have outbursts of generosity every now and then. As fathers, most of the Aquarian men encourage their kids’ imagination. They are patient listeners and good at math’s problems too. Make sure that you do not neglect you Aquarius husband when the kids come along. At the same time, don’t be on the phone with your kitty friends when he needs you.
He married you so that he could have you around him all the time. So, always be there like a good wife and a good mother. An Aquarian man seldom forgets his first love, so make sure that you are the first girl who made him feel special. He may not be so romantic, but every now and then, he comes up with such beautiful lines that you feel as if you are soaring in the sky. He may forget birthdays or anniversaries, but suddenly he will say something so meaningful to you that will make up for all the lost time!

Life Is Not So Good…. July 9, 2008

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I am just feeling so alone! There is so much wrong going on which is not letting me think anything right. At this moment, those people who promised to be with me always, they are not here and wont be too, this is hurting so much! Not sure what will happen, just wishing that what ever will happen, will be just good,nothing bad as its not possible to bear just so many blows. Just pray that everything remains fine!