The books I read

Today morning there was a power outage in our area. Even our home UPS drained off. So I went to Anna library today. I found two nice books, one is Pro PHP security from apress and building an intelligent web from Rajendra akerkar and Pawan lingras. The first book is about security your PHP website in all the possible ways. Basically it explains how all the exploits are made. The second book is about semantic web, IR, data classification, NLP. I got more interest towards it, since I have done a project on it already. A book a day enriches your brain more and more 🙂


Reality is a bullshit really!

Today morning I was sitting idle and void in mind. Then after some time, I have started thinking of reality around me. I was thinking of the linked list of objects around me. It was me, my family and friends, my job, my hometown, and blah blah blah. I felt a little bit happy just for a while till the next list starts. After sometime it turned to be unsecure because the list started with the objects that I am yet to acquire. It continued as my dream car, my dream job, my dream family, my dream salary, my dream home, my dream living town, my dream gadgets, my dream future, all happy faces like in heaven. The total room was filled with vague feel. I felt like being a deaf and dumb for sometime till my mobile rings.

The call was from my bank where I have placed an order to buy some shares from a small cap industry in NSE yesterday. The lady on the call told me that the order will be cancelled since I have quoted a very low limit on the bid. I quickly opened my laptop and checked my demat account but before that the bid expired. Shit! I opened the site of a popular news channel. I can only see half naked photos of hollywood actresses and some glamour stills of Indian models in their front page which is given more preference than other news. Then opened my mail and there was some offer mails from e-commerce sites and credit card offers from my banks. Deleted all those mails including some spams. Closed the laptop in despise.

Later I switched on the television, there was a news on upcoming presidential election. India is on a economy crisis, a record time downfall of Indian rupee against American dollar. The government was sleeping from taking corrective measure at right time. They were busy in coming out of dirts from a bunch of scams. As of now, there is no scams atleast for a while. After leaving the right time to act upon it, they increased the petrol price to record high value. This is the achievement by the current FM and now he is going to be promoted to be the highest grade official of India. Yes, for the president post. What is the eligibility for the top post? Who should be honored? I don’t know. Nobody knows. I changed the channel, there was a dance show where some pairs were dancing and the judges gave away a huge applause to every pair and rated every team as 9 out of 10. I moved to next channel, there was a nice duet of my favorite actor. In the bottom of that channel they were showing sms texts from people. I don’t know how, all the texts in it had “i love you” or a girl name. Boys doesn’t have any other work it seems. And the tv channels will charge atleast 3 rs/sms. I don’t know whether those sms are real or they fake some texts to invite people to fell in their trap. In the next channel, I can see the same lady still selling an age-old fitness product for the past 6-7 years and then an astrologer in the next channel. Bull shit! Switched off the TV.

I was thinking of doing something useful but nothing struck mind. I saw yesterday’s news paper at the corner of the bed. I rolled on the bed towards it and opened the front page. There was an advertisement in the front page for a pent house avenue in sea shore and each house is price tagged at 1.49 Crore only. It made me a little bit tensed actually. I felt like tearing the paper and threw it into dust bin. If I work even for next 15 years in the software industry, I can’t buy it for sure. But still that is there in my dream list. Just left the paper there itself.

It was almost 10-11 AM. I just lied on the bed again and was looking at the ceiling fan without anything in mind. This time again I have started thinking of my dream list purposefully. What is the underlying linkage between all of them? Its my dream. It will be a dream till I only dream about it. I can understand it very well. But still why I am unable to achieve it? What is the barrier? Who blocks it from me? Atlast the answer is ME and ME alone. Nobody else.

What can make me perfect to do it? It is my interest towards it. I have so much of interest in achieving all of my dreams. And I am working towards it as I hope but I don’t know whether I am moving on the right path. What is the solution then? Do you think life runs on trail and error method? Can we run the whole life like that? Definitely I can’t. I should take some decisive action at the right time and also my interest should be over there.

Some people may think that I am stupid. But I can’t do anything for that. Somebody may ask me whether I am not satisfied with what I have or not. Unfortunately there is no answer for that from me other than my blinking eyes. The time reached almost 12PM. Still I didn’t getup from bed. Something sparked on my mind. I found the linkage between all the activities that I have done today. Can you get it now? Yes. It is money, money and money. But it is not everything. I know that. Money can make most of the things work. It will not give me a real life that I am longing for. Money can make all the objects around me happy but to make me also happy, I need something else. Still I am searching for it and spent almost 12 hours after that. Its 1:20AM but still I couldn’t figure it out. I am thinking whether I am on the right path or not. Still my friend is checking his office mails in laptop besides me!

Life is a two player zero sum game between me and me!


Cygwin – child_info_fork::abort: address space needed issue

I was trying to install redhat client for OpenShift cloud paltform in my Windows 7 laptop. But I got the following error,
ERROR: Error installing rhc:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/usr/bin/ruby.exe mkrf_conf.rb
3 [main] ruby 1688 child_info_fork::abort: address space needed by ‘ ‘ (0x1E0000) is already occupied
3 [main] ruby 2220 child_info_fork::abort: address space needed by ‘ ‘ (0x1E0000) is already occupied
Building native extensions. This could take a while…

Gem files will remain installed in /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rhc-rest-0.0.14 f or inspection.

I have raised the same with OpenShift community forum and I have received a very quick response which pointed me out to a knowledge base article. I followed the procedure and it worked very well. Actually the original solution is at Thanks to him.

Follow these steps to resolve the address space issue.
1. Open Cygwin terminal
2. find /lib/ruby/gems -iname ‘*.so’ > /tmp/
3. Quit cygwin
4. Start –> Run
5. cmd.exe
6. cd c:\path\to\cygwin\bin\
7. ash.exe
8. usr/bin/rebaseall -T /tmp/
9. Reboot

But still I am getting the native extension building issue. It will be resolved soon I hope. Anyway I am happy for trying out something new.


OpenShift from RedHat

I thought of doing trying something new by this week end. I was discussing with my room mate to host it on a free cloud paltform. So I thought of doing it with Google App Engine platform. So I was just googling for other alternatives and found OpenSHift from RedHat team. Recently read in news that RedHat becomes the first billion dollar Linux based company. This cloud platform is really cool for deploying Ruby, Python and PHP based apps. It has a Apache and JBoss server running behind it. The advantage here is they are providing access through console too and also provision to run cron jobs. That is really cool when comparing to other cloud platforms.

We can do it from any machine. I am trying it out from Windows 7 since my laptop doesn’t support Linux installation. 🙁 Trying to buy a new one soon. For Windows to make it work for OpenShift platform, we need to have Cygwin and also a rhc ruby gem. So I have to install a Ruby gem for rhc(RedHat Client) application for commandline access. But unfortunately the gem installation is failing. I went through their forum for raising an issue for this. But there is another fellow facing the same. So I have just updated with my comments on the same thread. Let me wait for sometime for them to resolve it. Going through their architecture overview docs.


Trip to ooty

Last weekend on a trip to Ooty from Chennai. We were 10 people started from Chennai on 30th april night by bus. And we reached Coimbatore on 31st morning. We directly went to Ashwath’s home there. Later we went to Black thunder – water theme park at Mettupalayam which is one hour bus travel distance away from coimbatore. We enjoyed the whole day there in the theme park. The rides were good. But still it is the same for a long time from the time when I visited there around 6 years back.

From Black thunder it will take 3 hours of bus travel to ooty. And it is difficult to get seats in the buses nearer to the theme park. Otherwise you have to get hired cabs which will cost 150 rupees per head. So we went back to mettu palayam bus stand to get seats in the bus. We reached ooty around 10:30 PM. It is around 50 KMs of travel in hills.

We stayed in a lodge, which we booked through online. They charged 1200 rupees for a night per room. We took 2 rooms to accommodate 10 people. It was comfortably enough. On the next day, we took a car to roam around. It costs 2000 per day travel. We roamed through many tourist places that people usually watch. And we went around thodar tribal community people area. There was a sacred temple of them built by them. You can check that in my picasa photos. There was a big ball kind of stone, which they use it as part of the marriage ritual. The boy should lift the stone till the shoulder and through it behind him to get married. Still they follow those rituals it seems. It was nice to know. Then we returned back on the same evening and reached Chennai on April 2nd morning.


Beware of using the F word

It has been a long time when I have written something useful to the people 🙂 . I don’t think I have done much anyway. Today when I was rushing to office at morning, the incident happened. I was waiting at Thiruvanmiyur traffic signal, Chennai. There was a two wheeler besides me, a girl aged around 20-25, was driving it. She was supposed to be a girl working in any IT company as per the appearance. She was in much hurry than me it seems. When the signal was changed to green, she moved very fast and hit a car from the back. Anyway nothing happened to anybody. The car driver scolded her to drive carefully. He doesn’t know english it seems. When he was scolding her, she was keep on using the F word.

Girls always thinks as they are right. Because stupid guys pretend to them to look so often 🙂 . Atleast it happens with majority of girls. They will not even go for the second opinion. Then she started talking like, it was the mistake of the driver since he didn’t move faster when the signal changed. And in between she was using the word ‘f***’ often. Then our hero interrupted them 🙂 . He told the driver to move and came nearer to the girl. He told her that the driver was not feeling well and not ready to do it in public. I was confused for sometime as the girl. But realized before her. 🙂 🙂 🙂 She won’t use the word here after for sure. I thought of getting down from bike and congratulate him. But the signal change made me to move. Those who didn’t understand please read it again 🙂 .

Moral: Use words appropriately. Before that know the meaning of the word 🙂