Global Warming?

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Is it an effect of global warming?…

Iam talking about the comfort level that i have with my friends..
Not the rain in chennai..

Sometimes , we get alienated, but things are not same as it used to be.. they change, and they change us too.. I have changed .. my friends too.. BUT there is something that still stays longer, even though Global Relationships are having their own effects.. I am trying to visualize a more matured friendship which few would have thought about, while others would have been following without even thinking wat it is… while some are not considering this option 🙂

Today we , the people in chennai had ood downpour.. I heard more than 2 people near me talk about global warming…

Yes it is the Global Warming that caused Rain today in the city..

But there are certain Global Warming……….., which will cause torrential downpour in hearts…!
Only people whoo experience hearty rain can understand wat i mean..

For others… jus wait till that day, when some friend of urs makes u feel that way !!!!!!

And my congrats to Ramesh who cleared DB2 certification with 85% today..! 🙂
For those who dono who Ramesh is .. jus chk out this blog.. !


ClearCase Configuration Management Tool


IBM tells…

“IBM Rational® ClearCase® provides life cycle management and control of software development assets. With integrated version control, automated workspace management, parallel development support, baseline management, and build and release management, Rational ClearCase provides the capabilities needed to create, update, build, deliver, reuse and maintain business-critical assets.”

When I was asked to work in ct, I was thining about having some good overview about teh entire tool, so that i dont do something stupid with it.. so i jus browsed through and got some info.. which i feel will form the basis of the further ct learning process..

Few ct related stuff i learnt today..

Clearcase Overview

VOB – Versioned Object Base, which is a repository kind of stuff..

MVFS – Multi Version File System.. this file system is used to mount the VOBs through views , which can be done using views.. (dynamic views)

Views – To access files under ClearCase control, we should set up and work in a view, which shows a directory tree of specific versions of source files. There are 2 types of views;

# Snapshot views, which copy files from data repositories called VOBs (versioned object bases) to our computer.

# Dynamic views, which use the multiversion file system (MVFS) of ClearCase to provide immediate, transparent access to the data in VOBs. (Dynamic views may not be available on all platforms)

Elements – A ClearCase element is the history for one file or directory. It contains all the versions on all the branches for that file. It also contains all the information about the file, such as which versions are labeled with what labels, which versions are checked out, when versions were checked in, by whom, etc. An element contains everything there is to know about a file.

I need to learn few more about ct, so that i know wat iam doign with it in my job 🙂

A good tutorial about clear case..another one here..!

Wikipedia stuff…

Clear case Commands

PCBSD Installation.. which turned out to be my nightmare


It was Wednesday night 11pm.. i was thinking about trying out some bsd versions and get into some hardcore unix stuff.. I was chking out the available cds with me.. i found pcbsd,.. it seemed to be simple and easy to install as it was only one cd.. i can start the installation and take a nap was my thought.. but things turned upside down… The step which screwed up my partitions..

I should be able to see all the partitions in my hdd..
But wat i saw was .. jus primary and logical (all logical paritions combined into one)..
I cant proceed unless i see ext2 partition (where mandriva 2006 is installed..) . i jus selected the logical parition and selected to proceed.. but i got a message telling me that it would format the selected parition if i click “yes” and loose all data.. so wat i did is jus clicked “cancel” in that message box.. What i expected was.. the installation wil stop/abort and return to previous page.. but i was getting the same message box again and again.. so i jus pressed the reboot button in my cabinet.. which rebooted the pc instantaneously..

Now comes the shocking news for me… I was not able to see my logical fat32 paritions.. I still remember that i cancelled the installation and din allow bsd to taste my harddisk.. but i stil dono… wat really happened becas iam stil bit poor in partition table management.. i love xp and linux since they made this parition stuff easy and confirm things twice before they ever do anythign.. but things are not as it seems..

Finally I understood that bsd started to do something, and i aborted, so it was showing the parition as bsd, though it is actually a fat32 and ext2 partitions.. Anyway i googled a recovery tool and recovered stuf.. when kishore popped up and helped me with another recovery tool.. After everythign is over.. I made my dual boot system as i had before.. But Iam still thinking wat went wrong..??????????

How it feels .. when you loose everything..

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Having a look at the title.. many would probably think that Iam upset becas of some personal or official setback.. but wat iam talking about is.. all my files in my computer.. i was trying to install a bsd version and screwed up my partition table. 😦

Jus trying to recover all my files.. which i THINK is POSSIBLE…
Was upset from yesterday night.. There is a big flaw in the PCBSD install helper.. I plan to post a detailed report on the same.. but i should accept that I dono much about the partition table stuff.. :((