Archive for December 2009

Oracle Error XXXX: Unique Constraint Violated

December 22, 2009

The other day, I was just thinking that which are the names and surnames that are most prominent in the list of my acquaintances. Running a ‘select’ clause on the table, the query returned me the following results:

Name : Pallavi :- There are more than 23 “Pallavi”‘s who are my friends. (Starting with my cousin). [And I guess mostly people in and around Pune/Maharashtra will have more or less the same result. Isn’t it ?]

Surname : Kulkarni :- People with this surname have always been kind and nice to me. Right from my Kulkarni professors to Kulkarni  best friends, they all have been so nice to me. Thank you all the Kulkarni’s.

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The Psychologists’ Stories.

December 22, 2009

Recently happened to meet a psychologist from Mumbai. While having a talk with him, he told me following stories:

Story 1:
We all know the story of the hare and the tortoise. Just to have the blog post a complete article, I ll just recall the story in short.
A very common start……
Once upon a time, the hare and the tortoise decide to have a race. The race begins and the hare runs fast and reaches upto a certain point and looks behind for the tortoise. The tortoise being very slow, is left way behind. So the hare decides since it will take long time for the tortoise to reach his position, he ll take a nap and the restart later. But what happens is, the hare falls asleep and the tortoise reaches the finish line before the hare and wins the race.
MORAL : SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE.
It was the hares’ over-confidence that pulled him back.

Story 2:

The hare now realizes the above fact, and decides not to commit the same mistake again. Result, the hare starts off very fast, and is confident about his speed, and gradually reaches the finish line before the tortoise and wins the race.
MORAL : FAST AND STEADY WINS THE RACE.
It is the confidence of the hare that won him the race.

Story 3:

Now, since the scores are equal, the designers of the race decide to have one more race, and this time they change the track. Both the competitors are unaware about the change. Now, this time the race track passes through a pond. The hare starts off very fast and when he sees water, he gets confused. What to do now?? There is a hinderance in my path!!! The tortoise follows in a short while and swims through the pond very easily and this time again the tortoise wins the race.
MORAL : SLOW, STEADY and INTELLIGENT wins the race.
The hare lost the race only because he didnt know how to deal with the obstacle in his path.

Story 4:

On the hares’ demand, there is one more race. This time the hare and the tortoise decide to co-operate. Initially the hare takes the tortoise on his back and runs fast to towards the pond. On reaching the pond, they swap their positions. Now, the tortoise takes the hare on his back, and swims through. Vice-versa repeats on land. And finally, both the hare and the tortoise win the race.
MORAL : Co-operation makes you win the race.

The psychologist just wanted to mention the fact, that come-what-may you have to be fast, steady, confident and co-operative to win the race of life. Dont let any Tom-Dick-Harry govern your life or ruin it. Your life is yours’ and its only you who need to strive to make it better.:-)

Top 10 movies of 2009

December 16, 2009

The following list is of my favourites. It doesnt not involve any reference from any damn sites called – TOP MOVIES of 2009!!!

Since, 2009 is almost coming to an end, I just thought that I ll list my favourite movies of this year.

1. Ugly Truth

2. 2012

3. Twilight Saga: New Moon

4. UP

5.Dil Bole Haddippa

6. Hangover

7. HP6

8. Reserved (3 Idiots/Avatar)

9. Angels and Daemons

10. Yeh Mera India

All time favourites:

– Titanic, A Walk to remember, Kal Ho Naa Ho

One more day of life has come to an end, but on a very sweet note. :-)

December 13, 2009

Today,13th Dec,’09, will be a memorable day. LDAP,the User-Authentication Project  that I was trying to complete since the month of May is now a success, and the whole credit is obviously to the legend called Abhijit Sir.

Morning – SP practical examination, which was ok, not too bad.

Afternoon- Abhijt Sir gave me the good news of the success of LDAP implementation in the department. I was so amused to hear this, that I was literally in heaven..Then  the only task left was of testing the client machines, which was carried on well…(Which will be continued 2mrw also.) I must say that Abhijit Sir is really a great person. It was only he, who could solve “those” password problems for LDAP Authentication. (I was trying to solve them for months 😦 )..And also, Swapnil Kulkarni’s contribution to the success is also worth mentioning. It was he, who boosted the tasks by spending sleepless nights for the Server installation. I take this as an opportunity to thank him. Hey Swapnil, this is a sincere thanks to you. Cheers, you rock dude….

And, the sweetest part of the day was, when  Abhijit Sir asked me, if I had my lunch. (obviously, I didnt had it till that time). On my reply, he offered to share his tiffin with me and also the box of  “Chivda”. The joy of sharing cant be replicated in words. Afterall, the person, whom I consider as my role model, is offering me his tiffin to share, what more treat do I want. I was continously thinking that how lucky I was, to be with him. My best friend says that I am lucky that I have those things that others dream about. Indeed, I agree with him considering the above incident. 🙂

In the evening, visited REFLECTIONS on the College of Engineering Grounds, and to my surprize liked most of the pictures there. And after visiting such kinds of exhibitions , we always start thinking that – ‘Aare yaar, kaash mera bhi ek photo yeha hota.’ Same was the case with me. Then we , (Sonali, Ajinkya and I) headed towards Dagdusheth Ganpati Mandir. I insisted to go there, coz, today morning suddenly I thought that, we always keep on asking things to God , but it is rare case that we go to thank him. Today, was ‘my thanks giving day’. On the way, we were discussing on my favourite topic-people, personalities, adjustments, marriage-love or arranged. And now, readers can judge that since Ajinkya was also in the conversation, it ought to be enthusiastic. It was good. The best part of the debate or conversation was that all three of us had our ‘personal’ opinion on these topics and we were ‘listening’ to others. This made me realize the obvious fact that we all know-to be a good speaker, you need to be a good listener.

The also showed me that, how selfish people can be! They speak with you in a very proper manner till their job is done, and after that they dont even have the courtesy to say thank you, on the contrary, they even refuse to recognize you X-( Common people , just a word of appreciation now, will obviously make me feel better and I may serve you more better than I did this time . !!! And one more thing, people, if you are taking others belongings, atleast have some sense of responsibility to return them. I am saying anything wrong?

Anyways, finally came home a bit frustated, coz of transportation problems,  but their effect was nullified just by thinking of the whole day.

@all whom I met today, Thank you, people for making my day.