Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category
I’ve downloaded Jetty Server Adapter for Eclipse recently. Jetty is supposedly very nimble Java-based HTTP Server and Servlet Container. I’m not sure if I’m doing it wrong, but I find code redeployment very slow and buggy when using Jetty on Eclipse. Even Jboss, another heavy duty application server, is bad on Eclipse with 15-25 second redeployment time.
So far I’ve found only Tomcat to be suitable for development with almost instant redeployment.
Another nuisance is that Jetty relies on the presence of PID file ( on my RHEL 4.2) to determine whether it’s running or not, which is, more often than not, inaccurate as I usually close Eclipse without shutting down Jetty server. Tomcat is much more stable in that sense. However, Jetty seems much more exciting to develop “for” (as opposed to “on”) as it has continuations, a very clever hack/feature.
I suppose that the preferred way to develop on Jetty is to use Maven, and Jetty Server Adapter will improve with future releases of WTP/Eclipse milestones.
Shot and edited by me
The place is Goa(India). Don’t remember where exactly in Goa I shot this, but it was lying in my collection for sometime. I’m not that good a photographer that this picture may be suggesting
This is freaking awesome. Don’t know why this is supposed to be banned.
Roadside make-shift shop selling sun-glasses (really cheap ones). It started raining. A car came. Sun-glasses were packed. Sun-glasses in, rain-coats out. Life goes on.
First it was Spain, I told myself “Brazil is still there”. Then it was England, “They would have lost to Brazil in semis anyway. Well played England!”. But then it was Brazil, and the defeat took long to sink in, “That Ronadinho MoFo”. And now even Germany lost. Hell, I’m burnt enough, I’m going to support the opposite team now. Go France Go! Don’t blame me if France looses
From Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash:
“Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.”
Um..okay! I should be relieved now.
There is something very human about “sarcasm”, which perhaps, the machine could never ever imitate. huhcorp has plenty of devilishly satirical site content and the dead-serious Google ads. btw, that huh chick is looking amazing.
I have quite a backlog, as to what to read, and watch. The wishlist is growing large. I would like to read “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” sometime. I am not hooked to the Star Wars series, but would like to watch Revenge of the Sith anyway, for the sake of completion of the series perhaps. Want to read something literary too, but there is a right time for everything..and I ain’t in a hurry.
Paul Graham is one essayist I respect, not only because he says the things I’m most likely to agree to, but also because he says them with lot of conviction. Hell, I want to be able to write like him.
That apart, his latest essay is about hiring being obsolete. The Point being, “The three big powers on the Internet now are Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft. Average age of their founders: 24. So it is pretty well established now that grad students can start successful companies. And if grad students can do it, why not undergrads?”, even though he accepts that “The 1/10 success rate for startups is a bit of an urban legend. It’s suspiciously neat. My guess is the odds are slightly worse.”
Well, someone(anonymity intentional) wrote me this-
“So, I hear you’re starting your own business?
Welcome to 16 hour days, and your employees earning more than you. Welcome to heartache and racking your brains for something to give you an edge, calling on experience you don’t have yet. Welcome to doing boring and tedious tasks that if you fail, can land you in prison, like accounting and keeping receipts. Welcome to trying to protect your ideas from much larger and more powerful companies who will take and exploit them in a heartbeat.
Welcome to getting your first solicitor. Welcome to earning far less than minimum wage for months on end, and lets not forget that you may never get anything back. Welcome to friends and family slowly becoming more distant as you have no time to devote to them, welcome to becoming a fanatical zealot, welcome, oh yes, welcome to compromising most of your ideals just to stay afloat.
Welcome to management – you’re the boss now! Welcome to having to see both sides of the story, welcome to slow or non paying customers, welcome to learning how to manipulate your fellow man to achieve your ends, welcome to grey hair and addiction to mild stimulants.
Welcome, welcome, one and all. Do stay a while.
And that light at the end of the tunnel you are striving for?Well I’m not sure what it is, exactly, are you?”
well, every word above said is true, 100% of it, but remember the goal is to kick ass. Yes, indeed.