Archive for October, 2008

Maya Bazaar – Movie Review

Posted in movie with tags , , , on October 31, 2008 by saffrongeek

Know that ,  Iwas warned many times by my friends , when i thought of making some timepass watching maya bazaar..

Yes, the movie didnt had anything in any fronts to contribute, and so i believe creativity was near to zero. Still, since I was so bored outside , got tickets for this movie ( but balcony was something unwanted for this stuff)…and was half wondering , half watching…

To ALBERT SEBASTIAN, Director: Please dont dare again. Let us live and njoy!!!!

To cast and crew: Hope this shows of you all being selective and determination of not letting malayalam industry see another decade..

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sometimes time do freeze for the memories

Posted in @home, society with tags , , on October 31, 2008 by saffrongeek

Sometimes, time doesnt move or it is as if I got frozen and the only thing playable is the past.. lost in the thoughts or so..

While travelling when red light gets the traffic to halt, it should be so boring to have mind chasing for things to do as soon as I reach office, but on some occasions the same red light happens to be the best to take us for a walk in to our memoirs… might be sometimes so intense that it would get us keep going or missing the road directions to office , he he ,  by the time we lick our minds of the sweetness of those cherished moments..

Today, i felt the same at the traffic and the long stretch of a 100 metres , where we tried snail pace.. it was so nice seeing a father help his son, recite the kindergarten nursery songs, I just got excited seeing the boy, giving very careful ear to his dad and his innocence of asking doubts..

static variable refering , any issues, no idea

Posted in PHP, Technical with tags , on October 31, 2008 by saffrongeek

Just a scribble :

For a single db server this served:

function getInstance()
{
global $sqllog;
static $instance;
if (isset($instance)) {
return $instance;
}else{
$instance = new DBHandler();
$sqllog->debug(“Creating a new DBHandler instance”);
return $instance;
}
}

Actually , this function of mine , I modified to suit multi DB server on the instantiation to have any conn. object to a server as

function getInstance( $whichServer )
{
global $sqllog;
$instance = $whichServer.’instance’;
static $$instance;
if (isset($$instance)) {
return $$instance;
}else{
$$instance = new DBHandler( $whichServer );
$sqllog->debug(“Creating a new DBHandler instance”);
return $$instance;
}
}

But above, after some review with my friend, we narrowed a issue with static $$instance causing error. No idea at this moment but seems like a bit of change gets the need still fine as below:

function getInstance( $whichServer )
{
global $sqllog;
static $instance;
$$instance = $whichServer.’instance’;
if (isset($instance) && is_object($$instance))
{
return $$instance;
}
else
{
$$instance = new DBHandler( $whichServer );
$sqllog->debug(“Creating a new DBHandler instance”);
return $$instance;
}
}

Third eye, is my buddy pair ANil and courtesy do mentioned to him. 🙂 Please feel free to comment your thoughts for it might help me understand better.

Conflicts and realities within, a closer look

Posted in @home, love, society with tags , on October 27, 2008 by saffrongeek

In life, its not the big things that matters, instead, the small gestures, show of emotions and stripping away the plastic moulds settled in ones life is more important. Even if not for all, Ramesh always felt it that way. Sometimes, when I listen to him, I too felt it many times that somewhere he is right.

Ramesh has been seriously committed with a girl and for some time now, struggling to settle and wrap his space around for this particular lady. He is always the mand of words and many times the same thing lands his mind in a conflict of thoughts.

Recently, he was so exhausted of what is happening in his life, he came to my room, sat on my bed leaving me to cook for both of us. I could see something running behind , in his thoughts and felt to give him some time and space.. I really wanted to help him with his trouble , so took him to his favorite spot, Jayanagar 5th Block cafe Day, where he started slowly sharing his problem.

The thing is that he feels his relation not working.. not working he feels. Since I knew a few things here and there, to an extent his thoughts were right. What he longed for a year or more is to have some time to unwind his mind and he just not able to do it with his love. It was as if, she do not want to know his feelings.. I do not know how much could i share here, still, sorry Ramesh, I am doing it for my mind to away from the conflicts.

Ramesh sited an incident happened yesterday while in conversation with his gal. She was mentioning about how much her sister spend on phone in the last year. She was too concerned and all, but he got something else in his mind. He had been frequent on phone and his situation also is the same. on mentioning she feels, its not similiar and need not be considered seriously.

While she left for her vacation, she declared as if to emphasize that she has become serious and more money -oriented. Well, he was not surprised for while she is away in her hometown, he cannot reach her frequently and the only option is for her to give a call once in a day. Obviously, again, money got a different value when itz her dad’s. 😦 Well, he nearly took a zero-charge reliance connection so that he could cut down his phone bills , but she seems not at all considerate to help him , cut down the bills.

Before I could nodd in agreement, Ramesh followed it up by saying, “it’s all fine. I am ok with it. But when it comes to sharing something, like for eg:- after I return from a business trip, the snaps I took or songs I copied to my gadget to share, never been of even a slightest interest for her.What more, the only thing one desires is spend QUALITY time, and you ended up chasing some wild goose in the town with her.

Well, dont know why ramesh feels , he is second always. but he is just having it get stronger day by day. He feels, lighted and sided. Well, its not his fault entirely. I do remember, sitting next to him, finding him giving ‘N’ calls just to know in which train she is or has boarded and she was just mentioning time of her train. I was also wondering, with out name or which station , how my friend was going to know. He was clueless and he felt terribly lighted. I somehow got him out of that experience and it was not the first, though few more occasions again came where she did the same. But, he became like her for she he thought, prefers to be like that.

I sometimes laugh at him, when I find him having his dinner quickly and planning to drop to the cafe he is very fond of some 1 km away… But when he just reaches back after a few hours, he would always be with headache, but this time, I took it to asking him, why you always come burnt ? What is it happening and he replied,’ Its not that one should wish something , but when he doesnt get it every now and then, its better keep less wishes. I went there to spend some time, chat, get some photos that I never saw from her, though late when her friends make a comment on it. Actaully, those photos if I had seen before, I would not have let her share with her friends online , not at least before me seeing those. Well, again I happen to be the second. I am ok again, but the most wished for is again a small favor, some time with me.” I had to get him off again and so I tried to wind it up saying, ” after all if that is what u wished for, sure you had some time , leave those photos she didnt shared with you or etc”

‘Well, he replied, ‘even that didnt happen. She was up with some findings that I commented compliments to some girl in orkut, I commented another girl and a lot. Actually, my orkut is always accessible for her with my login credentials and I got nothing there to hide. She wants me to change and insists she is trying to change me. The only thing , in the talk I heard was taunts and tease and a courtesy tone for spending time with me. I am near to done.. If i ask her to send an SMS , in the night or on occasions when I cannot reach her or keep me updated, she quips that she dont SMS. Instead she prefers gving a call. Still many occasions happened and an SMS would have helped , still she would underline with a question, ” Do you want me to change? I dont think one should change a person so that he could love her and all” . What should I reply?

And now the same person , spends hours taunting and shouting , for she does all this for ramesh to change. Change that too what, his some friends that too just countable he got. All the friends, especially college mates or colleagues he got as friends in time, do reserve a lot of value to his thoughts and I think, he might have left them back , including me , if his girl instead of taunts and trying to change , give him some quality time.

Again my friend is dressing up, this diwali, for another walk for none of the cafe is open and one that is open and his favorite is 1 Km away, might be to come back fed up :(. Yesterday, he was mentioning that the time she said, he was there but she was amidst a movie and so seemed not much interested for a time with him. By the time, movie got over, she was ready for the kill. Once she is done, she got commitmetns with her friends to go out for shopping. Now after an hour, few minutes before he got a call to come online at 7:30 PM. And he is again running, for he just wants is a pinch of time for being together… which i dont think, he would get this time also 😀

Second Act of Return : Thoughts

Posted in @home, society, work with tags , , on October 21, 2008 by saffrongeek

I always preferred to work in a place where people work hard, help me to work hard and grow yet feel like good about myself, my co – workers and the company.

So like always when this August End , and even now, have options to think and choose in my second return to business, I dont want to fail, of course. But even though i didnt know how ad thing really were and an MNC (telecom giant) already waiting with a nice offer , of joining in another 4 weeks any time, I still had a lot to think before I could even say ‘Yes’!!!

I had to consider implications for my family, for my reputation, for my education and for my growth.Finally , I think, I decide that I didnt really care, becuase this is what I wanted to do, find solace as a developer, mature nd settle with each comboz of technical nitty gritties..

….. If I try my best and fail, Well, I tried my best atleast….

I was sticky to my mobile…Ahhh ghosh, I lost it

Posted in society with tags , , on October 17, 2008 by saffrongeek

To know the importance of mobile, lessen the misuse, lessen the data concentration risks, one has to keep the gadget away. But with me , from yesterday it had been not so. I am forced in to such a situation.

I had decided to reach office 1 hour before usual entry timings for I had promised HO Engg. that I would be in office and look in to the details. Set Alarm woke me up on time and I started off for the tiffin. A change was that I had my jacket today for day-before evening it had been raining..

With mobile in shirt pocket and wallet in the back pocket, I had my tiffin at my usual tiffin center, Sree Krishna Sevasrama Canteen, decided would get the bus from the just before signal point… I was a bit in thoughts here and there in time , ‘ to go home this weekend ‘ or not.. say , missing amma, lazily lying down on the hall / verandah overlookin the garden..

Well, I let go two buses in my office route as they were packed full , hoping the next bus would be different.. It didnt happen so and I decided to get in. I got inside, and just got some space above the stepping boards. But the next stop, Raggi gudda Stops had another rush trying to sneak in and strange was that few guys, as if spreaded , pierced us making a push pull fight amoung other passengers…

The handsome looking chocolatie guy , one amoung the five who was acting rushily amoung was even questioned by me for forcing against my chest. I literally asked him, “Do you think, I would stand here if there is space behind?”. Surely, I will not for I always make sure , to be at the first space from the rear end. Then, just in 5 minutes , came the next stop, and these guys started moving to the stepping down boards, again putting all the passengers standing in a swinging mode. The worst was that they would not move out in a single line rather scattered… one from from, another from sides..

I felt for a moment to be like a matchbox in a current of water… They got down and after a minute or so, one passenger from back gave a alarm voice that he lost his wallet.. Ahh , I checked my wallet in the back pocket and it was there safe.. I even thanked that i didnt kept the credit / debit cards in it today. But, he was joined by another IT Executive and for some reason bus made a halt…

As if i was not part of all these , I was in my thoughts of whether to go home this weekend or be at work, felt to talk to mother…. Ooops , where is my mobile ? Ahh god , its not there .. not in shirt pockets nor in pants pocket..Well, It slowly realized that I was the third victim and I lost my mobile. I lost 14k with it and also 11,200 Rs on my sim card, which i could block atleast….

Btw, after this fucking experience, I realized how sticky I had been with my mobile… From morning alarm, reminders, messages, contacts, everything gone IN a Go.

Steve Jobs : the iCon

Posted in society with tags on October 12, 2008 by saffrongeek

I admire this man a lot. His presence on a magazine itself reflects his sheer single mindedness, confidence and aura of energy that could get anyone work for him to deliver success.

Like any struggler, he got his own struggles to reach the top and might be for us it would be stubborn or anything else for me I dont mind , for I respect this person a lot.

I had been up to for a firm , but in months i came to knew of the heat i need to hold on to come out. My parents were not happy seeing me taking tensions on a daily basis , to keep pushing the projects , funding from my pockets till a phase get refunded by client…..

So, had my hands dirtied but still even now i enjoy the responsibilities as a freelance Project Executor with lots of thrill and does it with multiple clients.

I would be posting my view on the book that i am currently occupied with on Steve , the icon.

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