Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Get Well Soon Jatin....

One of my very good friends  Jatin, who just got engaged  had to undergo an operation on this 28th. Unfortunately I wasn't around at that time when he was getting operated, I was just struck somewhere.  So me and the entire group(Manjit and his wife Jyoti,Sunil,Kavita), we all went to see him in the hospital.  Though he was not supposed to laugh due to having stitches on the stomach, we still made him smile alot.I hope and wish he would be completely fine and back in action as soon as possible!
 

Monday, October 30, 2006

Finally After A Long Wait....

Blogging is getting very much popular and there are a lot of Oracle related blogs which are mentioned in my favorite lists.  But some elite gurus are still not into the blogging and all that. But no doubt, we all want to read from them in a different style or I should say in a light manner as compared to the normal talks and presentations they give.
Jonathan Lewis needs no introduction when it comes to Oracle and Oracle Database.  He is among the most knowledgeable Oracle professionals in the  world.  His site  is a great resource for some of the finest information about how Oracle works?But still uptil now, a formal blog from him was missing.  So finally, after a long wait from the entire Oracle community, he has started writing his scratch pad .Do check it for sure if you really are interested in knowing some hard facts but with proofs and for me time to update my blogroll!                          

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Feels Like Empty....

I am not able to be so much active on my blog in the past few days.  Not because that I didn't want to be or I was busy but coz that I am feeling empty from inside.  I am not sure why it is?There are some things that are there which are not letting me concentrate and think consistently.  That's why you have seen borrowed articles on my blog more than ever in the last few days.  I am not very happy with it.  I have some things in my mind but I am not sure how much time I shall take to give them a face with words.  Hopefully I shall recover very soon. Please bear with me till that short while. Thanks a bunch!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Happy Diwali....

Diwali is the festival of lights, joys and success.  Happy Diwali to all of you.  I wish on this day which is knows as the day of victory of good over bad, truth and happiness, you all get all the joys, happiness and success that you deserve.  Enjoy yourself, play with fireworks( but safely) , eat lots of sweets and celebrate this Diwali with all your nears and dears.  Heartiest wishes to all of you from me.  Happy Diwali!

Monday, October 16, 2006

A New Beginning....

Marriage is one of the most happiest and life changing events that can happen to one in his/her life.  There is no strength,no joy which can be compared to that trust,assurance that someone is with you,no matter what will be the time,conditions and circumstances may be!That strength one gets when he/she ties knot with his/her soulmate.This happiest moment has come now in my friend Jatin's life when he has met his better half, Deepti on 24th of September.  A pre-engagement ceremony was organized by the families of both Jatin and Deepti.I was not able to join  this auspicious occasion coz of my travel routines but my wishes for both Jatin, Deepti are always going to be there,doesn't matter where I am!My heartiest wishes are and forever will be with you Jatin,Deepti!Wish you have this world's joy,happiness  and success forever!Hopefully I won't miss the grand ceremony :-).
 
Here is the couple.  Click on the pic to see the whole album.
 
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Saturday, October 14, 2006

World's Easiest Quiz's Answers....

As I promised, here are the right answers to the world's easiest quiz questions.  How many you got correct :-)?
  1. How long did the Hundred Years War last?
    116 years.
  2. Which country makes Panama hats?
    Ecuador.
  3. From which animal do we get cat gut?
    Sheep and Horses.
  4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October revolution?
    November.
  5. What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
    Squirrel fur.
  6. The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
    Dogs.
  7. What was King George VI’s first name?
    Albert.
  8. What color is a purple finch?
    Crimson.
  9. Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
    New Zealand.
  10. What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
    Orange!

So was it really too easy? Leave your comments and let me know :-).

 

Friday, October 13, 2006

World's Easiest Quiz Questions....

Yes its really is world's easiest quiz.  Yet I didn't get any single answer right :-(.Lets see how many you would get right?Leave your answers in the comments.  I shall post the right answers in the next part of the post ;-)From where I got it? As usual, stumbling upon net..All the best!!
  1.  How long did the Hundred Years War last?
  2.  Which country makes Panama hats?
  3.  From which animal do we get catgut?
  4.  In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
  5.  What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
  6.  The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
  7.  What was King George VI’s first name?
  8.  What color is a purple finch?
  9.  Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
  10.  What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

 

Monday, October 09, 2006

New Additions After So Long....

On my APEX website , Tripod website  , MSN Live Space and on my Blogger's blog , I try to put that web links or web blogs as soon as possible which I  find interesting and useful.  You can see the list of my favorite blogs and sites over there.  I do that for two reasons.  One, I find it so much easy to locate and visit my favorite websites and blogs from one place and second it shall help anyone else too who is looking for some good websites and blogs,to locate and find them at one place.  That's why I try to add any website and blog of my interest as soon as I locate it.
Its been long time ago since I added any new site and blog in my lists.  Not that coz I didn't find anything exciting or useful but coz I didn't have that much time to site and update the templates of my blogs and sites.  Today I decided finally to do it before I shall misplace the list and than will regret.  So here are some new additions in my list of useful sites and blogs.Hope you will find them useful.  Have a look:
  • Meebo.com : If you have too many accounts on IM sites and are looking for managing them at one place, here is one solution that will interest you.Meebo provides you a very easy web-interface where you can have manage,use all your Yahoo, MSN,AOL like accounts.  Very nice!
  • NetVibes.com : If you already use, Google's personalized web-page service than you wont find "NetVibes" much different.  Its a similar kind of service where you can read your mails from Gmail, read wonderful things from BoingBoing and also can be updated with the latest technology and other news from your favorite sources.  Very handy, just like Google.
  • Solaris Internals.com : If you are like me and like Solaris operating system more than any other o/s than you have come to the right place for learning internals about it.  Very useful resource base for Solaris.
  • The Daily WTF.com : If you are looking for some WTF moments,experiences of Oracle world, you would love this site.  There is a Oracle WTF blog also inspired by the main site.  Enjoy!
  • John's APEX blog : I missed this blog for some time.  Later on one day I read it and just decided right on the spot that it will be a must add in my lists.  John talks here about APEX and also some other stuff like his "toys" :-).
  • Roch's Solaris blog : I found this blog in one of the Solaris posts  on Doug's blog. As Doug mentioned, this blog is an excellent resource if you are interested about Solaris.
  • Oracle Musings blog : This is not a new addition to my list.  The reason I am mentioning it here is coz, Dominic Delmolino has moved his blog   and I have updated the link.  So just in case, you haven't done it yet, just change the address from here   to its current location.

 

Friday, October 06, 2006

Marriage Truely Defined....

 
Please note, I am not married and so this all is not to reflect my pain or inner emotions in any sort of manner.I just found these definitions while stumbling across internet, found them humorous so thought would share these with you all.So just enjoy these and :-).
  1.  Marriage is not a word. It's a sentence (a life sentence).
  2.  Marriage is love. Love is blind. Therefore marriage is an institution for the blind.
  3.  Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his Bachelor's Degree and the woman gets  her Masters.
  4. Marriage is a three-ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring and suffering.
  5. Married life is full of excitement and frustration: In the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens.In the third year, they both speak and the NEIGHBOUR listens.
  6. Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends.You order what you want, and when you see what the other person has, you wish you had ordered that instead :-).
  7. There was this man who muttered a few words in the church and found himself married. A year later he muttered something in his sleep and found himself divorced.
  8. A happy marriage is a matter of giving and taking; the husband gives and the wife takes.
  9. Son: How much does it cost to get married, Dad? Father: I don't know son, I'm still paying for it.
  10. Son: Is it true Dad? I heard that in ancient China, a man doesn't know his wife until he marries her.  Father: That happens everywhere, son, EVERYWHERE!
  11. Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock.
  12. They say that when a man holds a woman's hand before marriage, it is love; after marriage it is self-defense.
  13. When a newly married man looks happy, we know why. But when a 10-year married man looks happy, we wonder why.
  14. There was this lover who said that he would go through hell for her. They got married, and now he is going through HELL.
  15. When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
  16. Eighty percent of married men cheat in America, the rest cheat in Europe.
  17. After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin. They just can't face each other, but they still  stay together.
  18. Marriage is man and a woman become one. The trouble starts when they try to decide which one.
  19. Before marriage, a man yearns for the woman he loves. After the marriage the "Y" becomes silent.
  20. I married Miss right; I just didn't know her first name was Always.
  21. It's not true that married men live longer than single men, it only seems longer.
  22. Losing a wife can be hard. In some cases, it is almost impossible.
  23. A man was complaining to a friend: I had it all-money, a a beautiful home,the love of a beautiful woman, then POW!It was all gone.What happened, asked his friend. He says MY WIFE FOUND OUT.
  24. WIFE: Let's go out and have some fun tonight. HUSBAND: OK, but if you get home before I do, leave the hallway lighs on.
  25. Man is incomplete until he gets married, then he is finished.
  26. It doesn't matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss.
  27. A man inserted an ad in the paper - WIFE WANTED. The next day he received a hundred of letters and they all said the same thing - YOU CAN HAVE MINE.
  28. When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing - either the car is new or the wife is!

The Cave,The Wild & Tom-Yum Goong....

What's the best thing that you can do when you are sick and walking 10 minutes too makes you tired like that you have climbed Mount Everest?Exactly you watch movies :-)!So that's what I am doing from some days as my health is a bit shaky from last many days.  So I watched these 3 movies and here is my opinion on them:
The Cave
I do no like movies which are much dark movies and whatever is happening is happening in a dark environment.  All you can see, hear is some shouting, cries but nothing clear is there in front of you. The Cave was no different than that.  I guess there was nothing new that I saw in the movie.  Monsters killing people, people running and shouting, out of all who shows in the starting of the movie, 2/3 makes it to the end.  Movie starts with a punch but loses its entire charm till the end.  Won't say that I wasted my 2 hours but I am certainly not going to watch it again either.
Tom-Yum Goong
Tony Jaa, with his first movie, Ong-Bak , broke all the records and gave martial-arts and movie world a true action and martial-arts hero.Ong-Bak had everything which one would want to see in a true martial-arts action flick.  Excellent fight choreography, interesting story with interesting characters, on the whole a total entertainment package.  So what happens when you make a brilliant movie like that and comes with another movie?You are expected to deliver way better than before.  When I started watching Tom-Yum Goong , I was really expecting the same that this would be far better in every term than OngBak.But I was disappointed to see that there was nothing which I could say, that it was better than OngBak.Truely speaking, better is not the right word to use.  It was not at that level even!Story was on the same track.  Fight choreography can be called a little okay but there was nothing which was missing in OngBak.I would say,it was far excellent in the OngBak.I finished the movie just coz it was a Tony Jaa movie and I wanted to see the ending.  But that too disappointed me.  I have no problems with sequels but it must be better than the former release.  Lets see what comes next?Fingers  crossed!!
The Wild
The Wild  again a comic flick from Walt Disney.  Excellent movie!That's all I can say!I enjoyed watching it so much and moreover, I smiled so much!All the characters were superb in the movie.  Story wasn't so much extra ordinary but still it doesn't let you get bore while watching the movie.  If you like comic movies and love cartoons like me, you must watch this movie.  You wont be disappointed :-)!
 

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Shoot The Superman....

If you would be given a chance to take a picture of Superman,(yes you heard me right,I said Superman only), what would you say?Yes or No?Wait, hold your answer!If I would say that your pictures can also become the cover picture of a leading newspaper?Now will you do it or not?Yes?Why you didn't say it before?So here it is, for the first time, everyone is invited to shoot Superman and those will do it according to the rules, they will see their work on the front page of Daily Planet.So click here and start shooting Superman!
Warning - Its a complete wastage of time.So do it at  your own risk!

A Moment Of Rejoice & Heartiest Thanks....

Sometimes, when you are sitting alone and you are so much upset, out of nowhere something happens which brings a smile on your face.  That moment becomes so much special and happiest moment for you!Similar sort of moment came for me yesterday.  I was feeling very much upset last night.  Just when I was going to switch off my pc, I just refreshed my bloglines account page to see whether there were any new posts from my favorite blogs?I found that there was one post and which was from one of my( and I am sure favorite of millions other like me) favorite blogs, Tim Hall's Oracle-Base blog. I just clicked to read it and what I see is that it has a link to one of my posts.  OH GOSH!I immediately checked out my blog and found the comment of Tim that my post was a good one and it made everyone laugh.  I had no words to describe my happiness.  It was one of the most exciting moments for someone who never knew what does a blog mean even when he started it?As much upset and sad I was few moments ago, way more than that, I was happy now!And that's all was coz of Tim!I just want to give my heartiest thanks to you Sir that you liked that post of mine this much and gave it space on your blog!You are really the best!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

What You Always See Is Not Always True....

Today someone came up to me with a situation.  It was a relationship problem of his friend who unfortunately was not so lucky in love and had her heart broken.  After listening to the whole situation, it turned out to me that somewhere, there was some fault of that gal too.  I know it hurts so much and  I understand completely what she must be feeling at the moment but still if she would had acted in a different manner for some matters, things could be much more easier for her today.  I hope everything goes fine with her and she get herself recovered as soon as possible.  After hearing the whole situation, when I said to that person that that gal had some fault too, he didn't like it very much as she is very close to him.  He said that she is not wrong anywhere and don't say that she is at any fault.  But I guess if you are asking for an opinion, you must make yourself ready for any good/bad opinions that may come up along the way.  It is not always that you will hear favorable things only for you and/or for your closed ones.  Anyways things didn't go much smooth and at the end that person left saying this to me that you will understand her situation only when you would face the same.  I shall see what you would do at that time?
I shall not say much but just this only that don't think that the person sitting next to you never faced anything bad/painful in his/her life.  It may be possible that he/she is smiling so much from the face but that smile is not true. You can never judge for sure and can never say with an authority that only your pain is the biggest and worst.  It is very likely possible that the person next to you too had seen/faced ,if not more, the same amount of pain for him/herself.  Try to see beyond those shining eyes.  May be you will find some hidden tears somewhere in them too. Remember , what you always see, it is not always true.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Do You Know Why?

Sometimes simple looking things are not so simple.  I  found these questions just now when I was stumbling upon site.  Well to tell you the truth, I tried to answer these trivia's but I did not have much luck.  If you can come up with answer of any of these questions, do let me know me too :-). All the best!!

  • Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat ?
  • Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?
  • Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
  • Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?
  • Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
  • Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
  • Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest,but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
  • Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
  • Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?
  • What is the speed of darkness?
  • Are there specially reserved parking spaces for "normal" people at the Special Olympics?
  • If you send someone 'Styrofoam', how do you pack it?
  • If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?
  • If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
  • If it's true that we are here to help others, what are the others doing here?
  • Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?
  • If someone with a split personality threatens to commit suicide, is it a hostage situation?
  • Can you cry under water?
  • What level of importance must a person have , before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
  • If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?
  • Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
  • How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on bigger suitcases ?
  • Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up, like, every two hours?
  • If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?
  • Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Finally Finished....

With me, the biggest problem  that I am facing now a days is that I don't have my own laptop so I am not able to catch up with my favorite blogs when I travel.Yes I can read them at the workplace but I do not like to do that.  I prefer to read them in my own privacy.  So whenever I travel I miss reading them which creates a backlog for me to finish when I am back home.  This time, I wasn't around for almost 20 days so there was a HUGE backlog which was there for me to finish.  But despite this time there was too much to read and I am sick as well, I have managed to finish reading all my favorite blogs rather more quickly than any time before.  Believe me its true!  How did it happen?No idea :-).But I am back on the track now and I am  :-).

Going For An Interview?Wait....

Now a days, it is more often that we are switching jobs.  So there are more times than before that we have to face interviews.  Even if one is not switching (that means he/she is not already employed) and is a fresher, sooner or later, he/she has to sit and face one!You can't change it and you definitely don't want to be unsuccessful in one too.  So if your going for an interview very soon or you are going to appear in it later future, before going, have a read of the following tips to avoid some common errors that you can make in an interview and 50 most common interview questions and their answers.  Well answers are in general but they will give you a good baseline what to say when you will be asked the same question.  I found these when I was stumbling over net.  I found them quiet useful so thought will share with you all.  Very common stuff but still useful I guess.  Check out the links given below: