Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Recession is in your mindset … it’s not real

It occured  to me during the IPL season 2 when I was asking my friends in an excited mood :

“Which team you are supporting ?”

The response I got from most of the people was

“I am not interested in IPL,there are even bigger issues to be resolved like Recession”.

It is really sick that people,companies and nations tend to brood over recession and instead of coming out of it they fallback into the vicious spiral of negative thinking.

RECESSION   —>   NO SPENDING —- > RECESSION

Even my bosses are uttering the word ‘Recession’ for any new proposal I suggest.What the companies are not realising is that recession is the time when world needs people to take risks…ofcourse Innovation is a child of crazy risks taken.I am getting sick of the people’s sick attitude towards life,people becoming more and more defensive and hence giving way for more recession.We will never be able to fight recession if we continue like this.

I remember a story which I read in my 11 th Grade namely “The Man who saved Pumpelsdrop”.I believe the world today needs this story to be read and understood so much.For those who don’t remember this story or have never read this story :

The story goes like this

  • The City of Pumpelsdrop was once going through a Terrible Economic Crisis
  • The people stopped celebrating their birthdays and there were no festivities.They didn’t celebrate christmas for two years.
  • One day a newbie to the town of Pumpelsdrop visited a car dealer and ordered for a pair of Rolls Royce car to be delivered on the eve of Christmas.One for her daughter and another for her wife.
  • The car dealer was elated since , it was the first time in years when a customer has visited his showroom.
  • The car dealer was so happy that he gave the part of his saved money to his wife to buy a pair of necklace.
  • The diamond merchant was so happy that he gave his wife a lumpsome money to buy furniture for the house.
  • Hence the Furniture merchant became so happy that he ordered white-washing to his old house.
  • Like this ,within two weeks the whole town came alive and was bustling with economic activity.People were now even ready for celebrating the Christmas this time.
  • On the Eve of the Christmas, the car dealer was waiting for the Man who has ordered  the Rolls-Royce car.Instead a truck from a Lunatic Asylum came to the showroom and some men from the truck said “Did you see a lunatic man, who was ordering two Rolls-Royce car”.

The Moral of the Story is If you continue to be in Negative Thoughts you will never come out of it.Start taking real calculated risks if you want to reverse the bad times.

The above story is in the context of a small town and may not be an exact analogy for the current recession(as it involves various micronomies invloved) but the point we need to understand including the companies which cribble in the name of Recession and get away from giving it’s employees promotion and various other incentives is that never live in Negative thoughts about the current or past failures, try to come out of it;Even if the risks you take sound CRAZY.JUST DO IT.

Obama was probably looking at …

I was browsing through the internet when I saw this story which caught my attention.“Where was Obama Looking?”it’s really funny juxtapose indeed.But I think,even if Obama was looking at the Mayora Tavares’s bottom,he can be forgiven.It’s a normal reaction of any straight male on seeing stunningly beautiful women 🙂

Here’s is the picture again that made all the uproar for your viewing pleasure.

Obama looking at a girl? what's wrong ?

Obama looking at a girl? what’s wrong ?

Pictures can be deceiving…so take a look at the video here

I tried searching her face in close-up on the internet but i got only her back.I even tried searching her on orkut as she is from brazil(orkut dominant country) but in vain 😦

This is what I got,hope her pics start appearing on internet soon

The Girl

The Girl

This is a trivial thing so forgive the American president,he has got a lot of other things to do.This is not the first time Obama has been associated with a girl.Remember, Obama Girl Video by Amber Lee Ettinger produced by barelypolitical.com

which subversion will submit itself to my feet?

Please help me in this.I am trying to deploy my Rails app on my bluehost domain.The tutorial mentioned in the bluehost sucks and doesn’t seem to work though I am getting this screen but again with a 404 not found message in place of … (server info??)

WTF ?

WTF ?

I asked the help from Bluehost’s Live chat but there doesn’t seem to be any solid support guy who can guide me on this.Even the ROR guide mentioned in the Knowledge base seems to be an outdated one.

I asked about using Subversioning as mentioned in various blogs about deployment in rails.They said they do not endorse SVN for their host though we can do that…Chat closed..

WTH

There are so many ways to deploy rails application…though I still not able to figure out what is using which strategy.I was following blindly whatever was mentioned in the blogs.

This is my current stop at deployment effort.

http://www.codeweblog.com/capistrano-automatic-deployment-of-rails-projects-windows-to-bluehost-fastdomain/

Which asks for installing SVN client on my host… and for installing SVN this is the blog i am following

http://www.tabruyn.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55:tortoisesvn-subversion-and-bluehost&catid=36:digital&Itemid=58

I found that apr and apr-util versions are outdated ones so I went to the gtlib,gatech.edu and downloaded the latest versions of apr and apr-util that is apr-1.3.5 and apr-util-1.3.7.

then I downloaded neon-0.28.0. I don’t know what is that for ???

then the subversion 1.6.3 then 1.4.6. I am able to MAKE apr and apr-util versions and also the neon versions but the SVN 1.6.3 said that the SVN is not compatible with apr-version so I tried making SVN 1.4.6 which was compatible with apr-1.3.5 but was not compatible with apr-util-1.3.7

The odd men here is the SVN 1.4 and 1.6 versions ..help needed

The odd men here is the SVN 1.4 and 1.6 versions ..help needed

What I need is a proper version of SVN that can work with the following :

  • apr-1.3.5
  • apr-util-1.3.7
  • neon-0.28.0

I need help …if you have any easier way ..ONE CLICK DEPLOYMENT for RAILS please suggest me

baby steps into Geekdom

I am trying to install SVN client on my server for the rails deployment.While doing that I am seeing few changes in me.My eyes can read this and infact understand what Google search returns when we put a search for “latest subversion for apr 1.3.5

And the encouraging background music is by my favourite website last.fm

Geekdom ??? but certainly not fully...HALF GEEK

Geekdom ??? but certainly not fully...HALF GEEK

Trance Addiction with Last.fm

I have been sick for the past few weeks.Apart from the medical prescriptions the other tonic that helps me to come out of my past and sometimes also from my own spiral of negative thoughts is the musical website , modern wonder in the internet world …last.fm

I recommend last.fm .Believe me, music really cures everything.

Modern Marvels in the Virtual world

Modern Marvels in the Virtual world

It’s not only music.It’s also the huge amount of information surrounding the music that keeps you immersed in trance while listening at the same time keep your working without worrying about anything.With profiling , the site keeps track of which category of music we have loved or favourited and hence similar genre is played to us when we listen to RECOMMENDED radio.I love this Recommendations feature of the site.Ofcourse,only 30 tracks are free and after that the site asks you to pay 3 dollars per month.I bet you , you will fall in love with the site after 30 tracks 🙂

What does ‘Bikini’ blue mean for Linux Geeks

I got discharged only yesterday from the hospital and here I am on my laptop blogging and vandalizing my greatest investment of my life so far…my website hosted on Bluehost.com

Anyways,I am trying to deploy a Rails application on my webserver.While doing that I discovered how poor I am when it comes to linux.I am not good in linux though I love it.

So the following image is not for the LINUX EXTREMISTS who could go mad seeing the simplicity of the question I am posting here.It’s for those who love Linux and want the world to be baptised with linux.See the SSH terminal below and can u guys please explain me the meaning of each color.

Blue is for Folder ; Green is a File what is for that 'Twitter' Blue?

Blue is for Folder ; Green is a File what is for that 'Twitter' Blue?

BLUE is for Folder (I guess) and the GREEN is for Filenames. What does  those in ‘Twitter’ Blue or ‘Bikini’ blue colored ones mean.Also what is the meaning of @ symbol at the end of it and what does “.” (DOT) mean which are in front of the file names like (.contactemail, .my.cnf)