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January 31, 2009

Можете ли Вы мне помочь?

Filed under: Fun — Vinay @ 1:07 pm
Если вы из России, вы можете мне помочь найти это стихотворение Пушкина? Я считаю, что имеет несколько линий, как этого ..
“Lublu ya vas..
..Chivo ze bolshe”

You know you are addicted…

Filed under: Fun,Rantings — Vinay @ 12:53 pm
  • When you check your blackberry every minute, even when there is no e-mail waiting for you..
  • When you are in a social gathering and keep checking your blackberry rather than mingle with people..
  • When you are in a drive-thru lane at a fast food place and have to think “I will not check my blackberry until, I get to the window and get my food” (that takes an average of 30 seconds!!)..

I think I need to get some help here :-).. And looks like this is not a new phenomenon.. Here are some stories about the addiction

http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/03/just_how_far_do.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-401646/Blackberry-addiction-similar-drugs.html

Any ideas? :-)

January 30, 2009

HOW TO : View HTML pages in Linux (command line)

Filed under: HOWTO,Linux — Vinay @ 9:07 pm

If you are stuck in a terminal on a Linux workstation and need to view a html file.. you can use the following command

links NAME_OF_HTML_FILE

Links displays the HTML code in the page by default..If you want to just view the rendered HTML, press “\” and you can toggle between HTML and Text views.

P.S : You need to have links installed to use it :).. But most of the new distributions have it installed by default.

January 27, 2009

Lessons of the trade : Data purge in databases..

Filed under: Databases,Technology — Vinay @ 11:47 pm

Quick note to myself.. If you have a high volume transactional database and are looking to purge data from a table(s).. make sure you purge the data in small chunks. If you purge the data in larger chunks (rows), other processes trying to access the data on those tables have to go to the redo logs to access the data, since the purge job will put a lock on the table. This obviously adds latency to the queries.. So purge the data in smaller chunks (rows), forcing the database to flush the redo logs.

Why I added 5lbs of weight in 3 weeks…

Filed under: Food,Fun — Vinay @ 12:26 am

Five Guys, a burger chain from the east coast opened their first franchise in Chicago… If you want some fresh juicy burgers and peanuts to eat while the burger is being made, this is the place to go to. I first tasted the Five Guys burger when I was in Washington DC, a couple of years ago, on work.. I thought how cool, it would be to open one in Chicago. Looks like some enterprising entrepreneur actually took my idle thought and opened one :-).. It is located at 2140 N. Clybourn Ave.

Coming to the title of this post.. Why did I add 5 lbs of weight? These three pictures should tell you why..

YUM

YUMMM

YUMMMMMY

OK.. That is my friend Rich.. but you get the idea :-)..

January 24, 2009

SourceForge : Project of the Month

Filed under: Programming,Technology — Vinay @ 5:19 pm

SourceForge.net is an online community supporting open source projects by providing hosting, distribution and subversion services. They choose a project every month from the hundreds of thousands of projects that are hosted on SourceForge based on popularity and activity. Most of the projects are the who is who of the Open source community. This is a good link to bookmark.. http://sourceforge.net/community/index.php/potm/

January 23, 2009

OverHeard : Comment about conflicts

Filed under: OverHeard — Vinay @ 11:05 am

Comment by George Mitchell, new US envoy for Middle East appointed by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, about conflicts

Conflicts are created, conducted and sustained by human beings; they can be ended by human beings..

Have idle time??

Filed under: Fun — Vinay @ 3:26 am

Then check out Futility Closet (http://www.futilitycloset.com/), a blog by Greg Ross with misc. tidbits about math, language, puzzles etc. Did you know that Karoshi means “death from overwork”.. And this is a statistic that the Japanese Government tracks annually.. See, now you are smarter than before reading this post :-)..

January 22, 2009

Be careful what you put up on Facebook..

Filed under: Fun,Rantings — Vinay @ 10:51 pm

Ran across this story on BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/7845946.stm) about a women being stabbed to death by her husband because she changed her status to “single” from “married” on Facebook.. WTF?????  What is wrong with people!!

Morale of the story : Be careful.. what you put up on the Internet.. :-).

P.S : As you can see.. that rule doesn’t apply to me :-).

HOW TO : Delete duplicate lines in Linux/Unix

Filed under: HOWTO,Linux,Technology — Vinay @ 2:22 am

If you have a large text file and want to quickly delete any duplicate lines, you can use the following option of sort in *nix..

sort -u filename > newfilename

If you want to get even funkier :), like only checking duplicates on a particular column, feel free to check out this link http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/manual/html_node/sort-invocation.html#sort-invocation.

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