Monday, October 31, 2011

Politicians should be traded in stock exchange

Lets see when it comes to our hard earned money who we then bet on. It would be a peoples verdict on a daily basis and lets see if they would be willing to lose their "investments" because of caste, religion, regional based selections. And lets see who turns out to be the consistent performers.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

They should be conferred Bharat Ratnas

For their exemplary achievement in their field of work.

  • Rajani Kanth
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Anna Hazare
  • Sam Manekshaw

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Don't lose decency in war

When the war broke out between India and Pakistan over Kargil two things happened - Some Indian soldiers were captured and their bodies were found mutilated. Second, on numerous occasions both the countries exchanged bodies of their soldiers with full honor and salute. Professional armies of the world are expected to do the same. Also bound by Geneva conventions it is necessary to respect the dead and PoWs to keep your honor if not theirs. There has to be a decency in war. What we saw during Saddam Hussain's execution and now with Gaddafi's body being dragged only shows how savagery has sunk in our frustrations. Dictators who did the same deserved what they got but if the "good guys" do the same what values would you be establishing? Responsibility of revolution peaceful or not is not only a change from tyranny but also establishing a foundation for future with human dignity and values. You can not remove a color with the same color. Revolution is good if its for better but better in a way that it establishes compassion, dignity, honor and core human values.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Tribute to a legend we called Jobs

By the time I started my career in Software Industry Apple was no where at the fore front. It was a company that I heard people talking around me with lots of past tenses. For many months I believed it was another SGI - A cool company no one wanted. Only later that I found what it would have been liked to have experienced the storm Macintosh brought in the PC industry. First time in my life I wished I was older. For many years I was so overwhelmed by what Bill Gates had achieved that it overshadowed the aura of Steve Jobs, "Pirates of Silicon Valley" did not help. As I grew I started appreciating what Apple Computers stood for - Quality. Jobs was an icon. He brought in that sense of cool breeze. And he was the one who "Thought Differently" and succeeded. What else could anyone say but to quote this:
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do"

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

SAPlugin for JVisualVM on Ubuntu 10.10+

The Serviceability Plugin for JVisualVM would not work on Ubuntu 10.10 and up. I found the following work around wants to blog about for a reference:

Run the following for making a temporary change:

$ echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope 

Run the following for making a temporary change:

$ sudo vi /etc/sysctl.d/10-ptrace.conf

kernel.yama.ptrace_scope = 1

kernel.yama.ptrace_scope = 0

and reboot your system.