Wednesday, February 28, 2007

vmware converter

as part of fun at work ;) today im moving my entire windows installation into a vmware image which i intend to run from linux fc6 custom build through vmware server.

initially my c drive showed around 7+ gb used...later after moving some files and uninstalling all that i didnt like i got to around 5.2 gigs. am currently making an image of 6gigs out of my cdrive. if everything goes on fine...will be reporting back from my windows under linux session....

looks like it would another hour atleast before the image is created on my very slow machine.

1hr and 15mins and i still have 43 mins to go :( boy is it slow....but im ready to wait as this would help me in getting rid of the devil :)

2hrs and still 24 mins to go :(

by now you would be wondering 'what the hell is the config he is using?'....the answer to that would be 1.7 amd with 1.2gb RAM.

2hrs and 22 minutes later its now let me go for a reboot...bye...

finally after 2.5 hrs and a long time waiting for it to bo0t(gave it only 256 mb ram...didnt want to waste mem giving it to 'doze ;))

It works like a charm...but a very slow charm. but ofcourse it is a lot better than doing all the manual editing that needs to be done to the registry to get it working on vmware from linux and in addition to that we get it all in a file so if needed we can increase the size of the partition.

okie people...its time to fiddle with 'doze under linux...catch u later :)


Forgetting is being explained by wikipedia as "retention loss-a process by which old memories are replaced with new ones in an delicately balanced optimized way".

Funny is'nt it...your inability to remember to pick up that pack of bread from the grocery store is in actuality nature's own algorithm to cleanup your mind. More over the algorithm is said to be optimized.

So is there a good way to forget something? It turns out there is. It is called priorities and preoccupation.

Though the human mind is an amazing piece of runs on some simple rules that are set or rather tuned into us by the people around us, the education that we have had and the experiences that we have shared. A mind that is on the constant lookout for ways to make money for the next meal cannot think about the war going on in some far off oil producing country though it directly affects the cost of the food that he is currently trying to earn for. Here the priorities are not the same. Now a well fed politician who has most of the luxuries of life will certainly reflect his thoughts on the war covering not just the fuel price hike but also about the injustice happening to those people, the pollution, the money wasted all though these are in effect felt by him only at the mind's level.

Forgetting does help the common man in one thing. He gets to forgive people. Forgetting makes it easier to forgive.

So friends dont forget to forget ;)

lesson for the day :)

1. google for it
2. the tools used make a lot of difference
3. if a solution looks wrong...then there should be one that is much better and saner

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

summa nachuku

nanbargalae....en vanakkangal...
remba bore adikkarathala ethavathu urupadiya pannalamnu tv pottu partha intha maku payaluga blr'la 2 channel mattum thaan kudukkaranuga...enna panruthu?

Okie people...all these days I had been thinking that linux is one very complete operating system. Complete in the sense...I believed that there wasnt much more to be done in that. But after having through a fair portion of the kernel code I have found that there is a lot more to be done...a lot of cleaning has to be done. A lot of performance changes can be achieved. Some of the biggest minds are working on this. And Im helping in a very small way.

It is probably very late to join the community but as everyone says-better late than never. Even then this is pretty much a good time to join the linux community-the reason being Linus has kinda frozen work on 2.7 and has asked the community to do the cleanup and performance patches necessary for 2.6

So people...what are u waiting for? Come in and make it happen :) There is a lot to do and a lot more to get done.

Monday, February 26, 2007

extended todo :)

1. What are Syslets
2. What are Threadlets
3. What is the difference between Syslets/System calls and Threadlets/Threads
4. What is advantageous under which situation
5. Maybe a whitepaper on these :)

Todays ToDo

1. Must finish reading up on syslets and threadlets