Archive for May, 2009

Re-live your love life: Tips shared

Posted in @home, drama, love, memoirs, society with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2009 by saffrongeek
  • When walking past your loved one, brush by them with a quick touch.This could be quick touch to the small of the back, shoulder or waist.
  • Take long moonlit walks on the beach or through the park , while holding hands.
  • Show appreciation. Nuture your love life with warmth and goodwill. This inspires your partner to want to please you.
  • Lavish expressions of love on your partner. Bring them straight from the heart.
  • Feel close to your partner. We feel closest to those who cause us to feel good about ourselves.
  • Kick your heels up and play like a kid again. Tell your partner you want to enjoy, do what he or she enjoys for the entire day.
  • Re-live your love life from the first moment. Begin by wooing each other like you did back then. Think a minute on those special moments.
  • Wear something that is attractive , work on toning your body or get dressed up for a night out on the town.
  • Dont let arguments spoil your love life.Dont wate time nursing a quarrel. Someone has to be first to backdown- might well be you.

WINRAR : Some work arounds

Posted in @home, drama, Linux, movie, Technical, work with tags , , , , on May 30, 2009 by saffrongeek

Solution A
#1. Make sure archive-manager is pre-installed. To check go to system->administration->Synaptic Package Manager and in the search box type- ‘ file-roller’ . It should list by default file-roller as installed and two more files like rolldice etc. So if file-roller is installed, cool else apply for installation.
#2.sudo aptitude install unrar

Solution B
Both steps #1 and #2 above in one shot: install p7zip-rar

saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar
[sudo] password for saffrongeek:
Selecting previously deselected package p7zip-full.
(Reading database … 214633 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking p7zip-full (from …/p7zip-full_4.58~dfsg.1-1_i386.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package p7zip-rar.
Unpacking p7zip-rar (from …/p7zip-rar_4.58~ds.1-1_i386.deb) …
Processing triggers for man-db …
Setting up p7zip-full (4.58~dfsg.1-1) …
Setting up p7zip-rar (4.58~ds.1-1) …

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Posted in drama, love, memoirs, society, work with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2009 by saffrongeek

Morning , I was googling for some possible logics to get a counter rating that I happen to reach Stanfords  News Service Page. It was the text of the commencement address by my iCon Steve Jobs , CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

As my blog visitors might have noticed, I have always kept Steve, his life, Apple very close to my heart. Second Act of Return, though not credited by him as his true story, is one of my favorites. In the above mentioned address, I got moved by few of his lines of which two of my favorites I paste below:

I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life…

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle…

Stay Hungry , Stay Foolish

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View Video of the conference:

Nux users : simple way: To keep a local copy in linux, once the entire youtube video is played once , check in /tmp folder .

We are marshall : Impressive Drama Film

Posted in drama, memoirs, movie, society with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2009 by saffrongeek

I watched yesterday , ‘We are marshall’ in HBO. The movie is a drama film about the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed nearly all of the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team , rebuilding of team, relaxation of rule for participation and the healing the community undergoes.

The movie leaves an impact and so does few dialogues. Few I am posting below which happens to be my favorites from the movie:

#From the Ashes we rose.

#Life is like football: it knocks you down hard, then expects you to get back up…and play till the whistle blows.

#When you take that field today, you’ve got to lay that heart on the line, men. From the souls of your feet, with every ounce of blood you’ve got in your body, lay it on the line until the final whistle blows. And if you do that, if you do that, we cannot lose. We may be behind on the scoreboard at the end of the game but if you play like that we cannot be defeated. Now we came here today to remember six young men and sixty-nine others who will not be on the field with you today, but they will be watching. You can bet your ass that they’ll be gritting their teeth with every snap of that football. You understand me? How you play today, from this moment on is how you will be remembered. This is your opportunity to rise from these ashes and grab glory…

Democratic way to move centrestage in kerala

Posted in movie, society with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2009 by saffrongeek

On 18/May/2009 , many rounds of Gun fire happened on a public protest without any reason. This place happens to be near Beema Mosque( cheru thurathi – in Trivandrum )  . Number of people killed in the unexpected police firing is four ( Official ).

Just know that the ruling communist party showed worst performance in the general elections to parliament day before and the government wanted to make sure media doesnt make too much of it. So , well, a firing , killing few would for sure take the centre stage and Television and print media would go behind the incident for some weeks.

I wonder how would the culprits behind this firing be booked under the law. Would the families who suffered loss of life and bread winners get justice any time.Dont you think, human rights should exist in a democracy and if so where is it. I cant find human rights until otherwise a terrorist is shot dead or arrested alive.

Being good from core begins with simple acts of concern and love

Posted in @home, love, memoirs, society with tags , , , , on May 21, 2009 by saffrongeek

Down with Fever, I felt to settle in the swinging chair in the verandah to relax njoying the monsoon showers.. As I was just settled , I saw an old man walking in to the compound through the open gates. He appeared walking slowly with very cautious steps making the best of the support stick.

I didnt move from chair and gave voice to mother to give him alms as I was totally exhausted and shivering because of fever. The old man came , stopped and seeing me sitting on the chair started to say pointing towards the tap in the courtyard. His tamil was too tough to understand but the intensity and instinct conveyed that he lost something very needed.

As I was just wondering what he might be trying to convey, mother came to verandah with alms. As soon as he saw mother , he started to repeat the same stuffs again with much intensity. The next thing I heard was mother confirming whether he lost it and he nodded. He then turned towards me and this time I was able to make out what he was trying to say.

It seems last month when he came for alms , mother had given him considering his oldage a new shirt of father. He was very much excited. He felt to wear it and in the evening he settled somewhere near to temple pond, went to take bath. But by the time he was back, someone else has took the shirt. Saying this , his face was covered with sadness and mother felt really bad knowing this. She started further statements like “someone knowing you might have taken it”, “dont worry” and then came the much expected line… ” let me check, I would get something really nice like earlier shirt”.

Well, in minutes she went inside, got a whilte navy blue shirt and mundu and while he was thanking for giving another set of dress, mother was asking him to keep it safe and take care this time.

Mother is always like this , knows only to care and love and she would do it in her own style which makes one feel really happy.This was really touching for me to see helping someone old to fight the monsoon coldness and be dry.

[Resolved]-Ruby On Rails : Setting the environment in Linux

Posted in Linux, mysql, Technical, work with tags , , , , on May 21, 2009 by saffrongeek

Install Ruby on Rails : Using apt

I followed the steps mentioned in but unfortunately I was stuck with the following issue
ERROR:  Error installing mysql:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/usr/bin/ruby1.9 extconf.rb install mysql
extconf.rb:1:in `require’: no such file to load — mkmf (LoadError)
from extconf.rb:1:in `<main>’

Attempting to install the mysql adapter with gem fails; the following is a transcript of the attempt:

Install Ruby and Related libraries
1.$ sudo apt-get install ruby-full build-essential
2.$ ruby -v gives ruby 1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 72) [i486-linux]
3.$ ruby -ropenssl -rzlib -rreadline -e “puts :Hello” to test libraries prints ‘Hello’

Install RubyGems
4.Download Rubygems from and
Unzip the downloaded gem package as below:
5.saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~/Desktop$ tar -xvzf rubygems-1.3.3.tgz
6. Change to unzipped directory and do the following
saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~/Desktop$ cd rubygems-1.3.3/
saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~/Desktop/rubygems-1.3.3$ ruby setup.rb
Installing RubyGems

RubyGems installed the following executables:

Install Rails using Rubygems
saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~/Desktop/rubygems-1.3.3$ sudo gem install rails –include-dependencies
INFO:  `gem install -y` is now default and will be removed
INFO:  use –ignore-dependencies to install only the gems you list
Successfully installed rake-0.8.7
Successfully installed activesupport-2.3.2
Successfully installed activerecord-2.3.2
Successfully installed actionpack-2.3.2
Successfully installed actionmailer-2.3.2
Successfully installed activeresource-2.3.2
Successfully installed rails-2.3.2
7 gems installed
Installing ri documentation for rake-0.8.7…
Installing ri documentation for activesupport-2.3.2…
Installing ri documentation for activerecord-2.3.2…
Installing ri documentation for actionpack-2.3.2…
Installing ri documentation for actionmailer-2.3.2…
Installing ri documentation for activeresource-2.3.2…
Installing RDoc documentation for rake-0.8.7…
Installing RDoc documentation for activesupport-2.3.2…
Installing RDoc documentation for activerecord-2.3.2…
Installing RDoc documentation for actionpack-2.3.2…
Installing RDoc documentation for actionmailer-2.3.2…
Installing RDoc documentation for activeresource-2.3.2…

8.$ sudo gem install mysql
Building native extensions.  This could take a while…
ERROR:  Error installing mysql:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/usr/bin/ruby1.9 extconf.rb install –platform=ruby mysql — –with-mysql-config=/usr/bin/mysql_config
extconf.rb:1:in `require’: no such file to load — mkmf (LoadError)
from extconf.rb:1:in `<main>’
How I worked it out: Go to Administration->Synaptic Package Manager. Type in the search field ‘ruby’ and it lists all packages related. I selected ruby and related libraries especially many that appeared related to database domain. Once Marked installation I applied and some 134 packages were downloaded and applied successfully.

Now, Testing Rail

saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~/Desktop/rubygems-1.3.3$ rails myrailsapp
Generated Rails new project.
To support mysql use the following command
$ rails myrailsapp -d mysql

Now , let me start building my knowledge to Nerd on ROR 😀

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