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Snake – Fear – Age – Don’t mix

Snakes have always been exciting part of my life they have occupied my dreams or played along or bite across. Its not like my previous encounters are less frightful or the last was most, anyway I had already got bitten in a birthday party at the age of 13 and didn’t even care to tell anyone till i had my share of cake

It was dull morning the previous night I left late from office and continued some left overs in home as pushed me to sleep real late I got up late. It’s my routine that I roam around my home while I brush its sort of ritual to me given that ours is a independent home someone have to ensure everything is at check. Switched on the computer to check mail I performed my ritual and OMG! I spotted a dead crow, poor life I never throw them into waste, if I spot them dead instead I bury them completing the earth cycle in my garden so it nourishes my plants. To my knowledge my garden gave rest for my 5 pet dogs, couple of squirrels and birds never for a crow though.
Then I saw t…

Forums and Logins

Forums and Q&A sites are IT guys main land, without them most would suffocate. These have always been the first step in analyzing, some do it literally! copy paste the error code even if it's by getting the business object exposed to outside world. An ordinary guy would copy the error message, google it, find multiple solutions in multiple sites and chooses what is easy to implement and if fixed done  its time to debug & fix the next error.

This cycle is so established that it won’t ever change  wait did I mentioned ‘cycle’ is it so? ask yourself have you been just extracting information or have actively participated? Most are designed in such a way that all the contents are accessible to anyone but edits are not possible and hence we don’t care even to register until a time comes where we have ask a new question that wasn’t asked ever.

Lets ask another question is signing up to any such Q&A site is advantageous? Yes! indeed yes given that you’d receive multiple mails …

Rain drop that travels up

With the monsoon being set, last weekend we had much of rain fall. That called up our cricket match in CPC tournament @ Porur and hence had time to spend the weekend with family. Sunday early morning started from Chennai to Pondy yiee!  c’mon guys in and around of Pondicherry has temples too not just liquor shops, since its a family outing….. we visited 4 temple. First to Panchavadi Hanuman temple, then to a Saneeswarar temple then to Prathyangara temple close to it. After a fair breakfast we went to Manakula vinayagar temple. Yes I heard you *enough* where does the rain drop travel upside? I’m gonna answers you, can’t you be patience & give this family man a chance to explain Pondy has good places to visit diving back… we had rain greeting us with mild showers and lovely drizzle it was nice pleasant drive. On the way we stopped I got down and relaxed found a nice white flower blooming from the shrub with its horn(old-days-speaker) like shape catching all the rain drops and holdi…

Where to Park when charges soars

Hi Chennai, I hope you completely understand the title. Last weekend went for a movie, at Escape, EA, Chennai. Its not the first time I visit EA and so I know where to park? but do you know?

Cool ah! parked bike in Spencer, which happens to be a shopping mall when I was schooling, now godown and office complex. Given the parking rate at EA I recommend every Chennaite to follow this parking method religiously till EA brings down fare also there is another building adjacent to Spencer offering paid parking service at reasonable rate. Also you can park at Sathyam cinemas complex, charge is lower than Spencer but riskier.

Similarly there is another place where you’d cry on seeing the parking receipt Phoenix Market City, Velacherry, Chennai thats the only place which made me wished that I had a car(no no parking rate are no lower but reasonable). This place is quite a non sense coz there is no such places around to park like we can for EA now I’ll list what I have tried before.  Safest: Pa…

Pizza corner: Tragedy

As a part of ‘Life after marriage’ ritual we went to movie this weeked ‘Raja Rani’ nice movie, lite & simple. Carrying on the good mood we decided to have dinner outside midway to home, later decided to go to any pizzeria to have some lite snack. Found Pizza corner in 100ft road, Velacherry, we jumped in and order coke, salad, pizza and asked them to serve in that order. Restaurant was close to empty and India innings was closing to defeat, I hung my head down, felt some heat... its my dear wife who is not happy that I’m giving cricket match enough importance to spoil the evening *OoO* girls will they ever learn? Ah! the salad came, its not becoz its healthy or green but recently I have developed a particular interest with salad so pardoned for bring it ahead of coke. I saw the salad *fail* there was no green nor corn neither cheese, olive as specified in the description of dish I double checked, the bowl was full of pasta just pasta which is hated most by her *second heat wave* …

Old is Gold: Vaitheeswaran Koil

My parent’s Shastiapthapoorthi just happened on 8th Oct atThirukadaiyurAmritaghateswarar – Abirami Temple, we were so glad that all poojai took place on Nandhi mandapam. My scheduled next stop was my uncle home for virunthu . But after getting boosted with abundant spiritual aura can’t stop myself from stopping for Vaitheeswaran koil on the way, that evening along with my wife experienced the glory of good old times. Though Vaithyanatha swamy(Lord Shiva as Lingam) is the prime deity, Muthukumaraswamy stole the day, the panchaloga figurine of Lord Murugan in the shrine. Its Urchavar as its referred here since the figure is movable and comes out of the mandapam on special occasions. We went inside temple purified ourselves with holy water in temple pond, worshiped goddess Thaiyal Nayagi then stood in front of Lord Shiva for a very long time, but no poojari-iyer dropped by I’m not sure what special occasion it is on 08-Oct-13, as we saw many move towards closed doors of particular man…

Delete and Manage Blogger Comments with Google + profile activated

Welcome to another How to series, in this post we’ll see how
to manage old comments after the Google + comments is activated in
your blog in Blogger. When G + shoved its head into Blogger they gave birth to Google + user profile and comments on blogger. This hybrid baby allows only Google + stuff but old comments are preserved, now whats the problem?

Once Google + Comment is activated in your blog,

The old comments become un-manageable.
Be it spam or not, you won’t be able to delete or spam it.
Readers can comment only when they sign in with Google
+  comments restricting your reign
There is no one stop solution for managing Google + comments
Visit every post to manage the comments.

Alternately you manage from G+ too which is the only

So to manage old comments or let user comment in your blog
the old way disable the ‘ Google + Comment in Google + Options now you must
see Comments options coming up.

From here you can remove, delete, spam and yes it’s a one
stop solution to manage all commen…

Life on Rapid lane

I wish I could roll years back and go back to school, desperately I need a break, a calm sleep, a day without hustle. Its been long since I had spoken to my mom or dad in the way I used to! or the way I play with my sister. Is this is how life has to go can’t I sit around and relax, can’t I ly in my mom’s lap, can’t I fight for remote with sis, can’t I ask dad to write letter and get astonished by his vocabulary! Its been long since I played with mud.
In my profile I used to mention I’m go green kid! but does that makes sense? I have not cleaned my garden for a month, have not watered plants for 3 months (BTW its raining). I’m not digging deep anymore to prepare manure! Just like my mind my garden is full of weeds! where is life I used to live? I was so passionate about cricket, been caught umpty times for playing cricket in class room, caught running around under construction site. I forgot how to climb tree, I’m not making sand castle anymore. If this is how adults wanna live I reg…

Who moved my cheese - A review

Who moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson, a fable written to stress on coping with changes. The book's blurb claims that a manager read the book had distributed it to every fellow in the organization, wow!this book must be great. The books has one message 'Changes will be there and you have to cope with them' though for a little fable this message is good enough.

The book starts with a get-together of old friends, where one starts talking about this fable which inspired him and many in his office, sooner the eager friends wants to hear the story too. So they all sit together and listen to the story at the end they discuss the above mentioned message again via the characters in the story.

Story line:

There is a big maze for finding cheese(success), 4 characters are in the maze: 2 mouse Sniff and Scurry, 2 little men Ham and Hew. Everyday they have to run for their cheese, one day they find surplus supply in a station(ref. this a position in real life) little men decides to settl…

Puththu kovilum Putho tilesum, as they are built

Its grand Aadi season here in Tamil Nadu wherever you  go you'd be followed by awful music from no mercy speakers. Yes this is the first post dedicated for it. Hindu is not a religion but it's idealism,  a way to unite people, that's perfectly constructed by assuming separate task to every God, no single God worship. Hindus moved from nature worship to idol worship, but that doesn't mean that we don't have nature worship we have created a idol for them and countinued to worship them in different form.

Snake is a beautiful reptile, I have made friend with few too... (got time? search my blog to know what I mean). Our ancestor found the nature law, 'every living creature on earth is important for the ecosystem to be balance'. Maybe to make sure snakes are not killed fearing their venom they made them as God too! Not just idol snakes, they are worshiped as they are at their conquered(from rats and termite)nest or puthu.

Lets not concentrate if snake drinks milk …

What makes Internet Explorer the King? - I

‘Give me the power of IE’ this will be the cry of most modern browser that you’d fight for its code analysis tools, synchronization, bookmark organizer, plug-ins, attractive themes, overriding fast paced processing speed, HTML5 comp., and some more. So whats so powerful in IE? well IE is a part of Windows OS and not any application that you install that’s more than enough for anyone to say its important, lemme list out some more points.

1. Hard times went but still most organization ran their test and compatibility check with IE for that simple reason that IE came pre-installed with every Windows OS.

2. It is Robust, delay in process but completes it. I have tried IRCTC* tatkal booking with IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera all failed but IE had the least failure rate.

3. It is Safe and Strong, for there is a reason only rich countries are invaded ok no more parodies on praise post. It follows protocol of browsers strictly, that’s also why it has lost in the competition of graphic br…

Even bull shit can take you to top

Once there was a bird who was so complaining about its illness which is not letting it fly to the lowest branch of tree. The bull which was hearing this smacked some flies on its dick and started "well then have my shit you'd get better". On hearing this the bird sitting on the back of bull got shocked but hesitantly it was ready to give it a try.

The day after bird overcame its thoughts and started pecking on the dunk, first day itself bird was able to fly to the lowest branch of tree. Excited the bird took more shit and the following day, its was becoming healthy and fat. Within a week it got so well that with few strokes its able to reach the top of tree. The farmer some feet away spotted the bird, went into home came out with air gun and shoot the bird down.

Moral of the story: Even bull shit can take you to top, but it won't help you to stay there
This story is pretty old but always good for a smile :) heard it in a 'inner management' video of Sadhguru Jagg…

Road Rash rocks the hell outta you

Aww! Stinky 2004 P4 PC with no upgrades, it is a fact man! parents won’t upgrade it you are gonna use it to just play but then neither you’d have time to, once you cross school so PC was there in dust. I use PC as juke box, game player, movie downloader, and yes also for transferring song to and fro micro SD, alas social networking (only foundation later parts are done with sis Lappy) So this PC which once I used to play POP, NFS underworld, TrackMania, and such graphic card demanding games went well but slowly depleted RAM! then I had to switch to CLAW (yeah same ‘e-th-let’ claw), counter strike, duke in the middle part I played cool games like Hit Man and similar military strategy games!

Later 512MB Ram burned down it seriously burned down when I was trying to fit in SD RAM over ambitious me! Cool proccesor, it withstood I got new RAM and it's running but sadly; I burned down small slot in mother board costly to replace so I have enhanced with external audio card and dull RAM so …

It is a sin to read 'Sari and Sins'

The Book I read just is Sari and Sins by Nisha Minhas give to my mom she'd rate is 'X' not even 'A' :P If I can have a conversation with author I would have asked her to concentrate on plot rather than lobbying around $#X. The blurb read 'Romantic comedy, Western Vs Indian Clash' I never thought the debate would strickly end in dress, $#X; marriage dress was discussed but not marriage! love was never discussed sometimes repeated mentioning of lovemaking made blood clot; Author was so much interested in $#X she can't control herself from writing twice or even only about $#X in every chapter.

Condensed plot: Samir, Indian boy marries Kareena but he is in love with Cloey; Cloey left her boyfriend Jordan (convit) to live with Samir(richie-rich) but she tells both the men as the other one always abused her for sympathy. Meanwhile Jordan released from jail finds Coley living with Samir and somehow steadies his ship and finds his love Zara. Now Coley robs both …

KVB's 4th ATM on east Chromepet is now live at Kanthasamy kalyanam mandapam

First Atm was with the bank itself @ Station Road then another came in the campus of Vysnava college and then another came in the Old Robert school building. Now covering almost every part of Chromepet the forth atm is now in Kanthasamy kalyanam mandapam opp. Padavetamman kovil. 

This Atm will be a boon for people on Royapettai, Postal Nagar, Kurunji Nagar & tributes, AGS Colony & tributes, Nemilicherry as there is no Atm near atleast for 2KM. Thank you KVB :)

KVB's 4th ATM on east Chromepet is now live at Kanthasamy kalyanam mandapam }

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Snakes in Dreams

A garden lizard runs from mango tree to coconut tree passing thru my way, as it passes its tail and hid legs evolve to resemble snake tail. As my mom watches this from behind grill door she is further taken away like my whole home as become a train leaving just me in my garden which is now expanding like a forest. Two gigantic nest of snakes arises from the ground and I draw my sword waiting for my first victim, sword where did it came from  The garden lizard comes back from behind with just its head like it and rest like snake and amazingly moving in straight line unlike snakes curved path motion. Without a warning I cut its head off but still the body drags self to one of the nest. A little shake in the ground then a bigger one.

One snake bounces outta nest in vertical standing position it resembles more like the staff in the hand of enemy in last stage of Aladdin TV video game. I jump higher then it cutting it into countless pieces while I descend o.O it must have hurt. While I re…

A trip to Meluha alongside Shiva

I never comment about his attitude or his grin face very ill tempered guy… no one wants to mess with him. He was breathing heavy probably he just battled out someone near our lake’s bank or was he resting after his regular practice. Why does the blood stains are still there in his sword probably he just put few life to end, just before I could ask him to wash them we heard some announcement deep from Manasarowar. Couple of strangers were using some bizarre tools to shout, actually they are inviting us to their town. I wanted to warn of letting strangers inside village but Shiva had other ideas, he was sure they are not part of local barbaric tribes. May be our ancestors mustn’t have allowed other tribes to fetch water from the holy lake, their thirst was for blood not water. I thought he can discuss about foreigners to him but he was so depressed about next barbaric attack from local tribes. Before dusk another attack we were not able to prevent the murder of kids and women. Ruthless…

How to: Write a file inside webapp directory of Tomcat with Struts2 or JSP & Servlet

Hi! This time its for struts break for database, ever felt you wanna store files temporarly inside your server directory? then this post is to help you out if you are new to java and you have interest in learning, this is good to know! trust me even big folks won’t know this I’m going to tell for Struts2 framework.


Using ServletContext & ServletActionContext in Struts2

import javax.servlet.ServletContext;

import org.apache.struts2.ServletActionContext;


public String execute() {

try {

String path = “/folder1/file1.txt” ;

System.out.println(“where it might write ”

+ System.getProperty(“user.dir”));

ServletContext context = ServletActionContext.getServletContext(); //Line No.6

path = context.getRealPath(path);

File file = new File(path);

// if file doesnt exists, then create it

if (!file.exists()) {

System.out.println(“trying to creat new file at ” + path);

// Getting parent directory then crea…


First sight frightens most, big creepy eyes, kinda weird skin color, strong built. Anyone who comes to my home can’t dare step in unless he accepts them else its gonna be a freak show! Very short tempered yet kind and loving if you are ready to take that one step close to him which either break into complete chaos or builds new relationship. He was very ferocious when I was the only one to raise him till the age of 5 but then my sister took care he became kinda soft, loving idiot playful fool! Now a days he is addicted to scratch, sometimes shows his mighty teeth to make sure you don’t take your hands of his head or sometimes sweet as “cat’s purr”. He’ll turn 11 this September many sweet moments to count on :) Combai is his breed is not pure though; Combai are ancient breed they are bear hounds used for hunting. Interesting superior in power and intellligence than most talked Indian breed Rajapalayam you can read more about this on Combai-wiki. He is old now but his attitude is getti…

Are we Social or E - Social

How many of us are ready to sit next to the unknown person in a bus? and how many of us ready to give ‘like’ to cute photo posted by anyone on a social networking site? Obvious second question will out number first by 90% ok if you feel I’m tricking you like hedge fund analyst then try answering next question. Your friend works 2 floors above you, today is his birthday will you walk to wish him or send a (c)tweet or post a wish on wall or mail with mutual friends on cc?(in-case you are not going to get any treat)

Very much a debatable topic, lets look deep into the word ‘Social’ and how it was regarded a decade back. Millennium saw new changes Globalization seed showed visible growth. People started to handshake with most people they met, in India caste and complexion difference got eradicated with the Gen X getting on top. Couple of decade back my mom was employed before marriage, she used to share her office experience at times where she met her man and got married. She used to cruse…

Writing blogs adds sense

Today Blogs are kicking in like mushrooms, flooding the internet domain. During college I developed this habit of writing blogs started with silly named blogs like my dog hates cat, susa360, Answer360(best, co-authored by my friends) and some more, roughly I have 5 years of blogging experience now. Now ScribbleShiva under blogspot domain I have posted my happenings on my life.

When you scroll through the blog you would notice my mood shift, idiot-ism, intelligent-me... after reading you might feel you have just gained something be it a feeling like "its not a hot-girls diary anyway", "aww... I wasted my time" or "wow this guy does stuffs" I have always requested the readers to leave some comment which many of you don't even know how to :P
I have never really minded how many read my blog how many likes it or does even anyone knows that I have a blog. But without forgetting I'd add my blog's address where ever possible, thank fully it has paid …

How to make Recycle bin understand your mood? Delete operations made easier

I know the title is bit void ;) but i can't come up with better. With the internet age on high we are finding it difficult to actually delete outdated items. So here is way to make your Recycle bin to understand you. How? Properties dialog box of it :)

Right click Recycle-bin icon to access Properties, at the bottom of dialog box you'd find a check box (Red box in image) whether to ask for conformation un-check it when you are on week-end PC clean work. Delete operations are now just a button away ;) cool isn't it, but beware of consequences. {Sorry for the old-look image I use windows classic theme, as I heard it will use only minimum processor so speed will increase you can try this too }

Still not enough you want the file to go away... just go away instead of sitting in recycle bin watch the pink box. Click configure for independent drives, every drive tab will have options similar to as Global settings except for 'confirmation dialog box' option. Now watch the pu…

How to Buy external Hard disk drive? Things to look for in External Hard disk drive

Here I'm trying to discuss about optimal performance but absolute value for money

Brand: Must be top brand offering warranty at least for 2-3 years, don't confuse Top brand is totally different from popular brand(cheaper its popular will be in India most here don't mind performance). These days manufacturers are offering 5 year warranty too.

Connection: Can be two ways Firewire or USB. These days USB is sported high cause can be connected with most computers. But choose what best suits you cause Firewire's performance is unmatchable to USB.

Speed: Seek time <10ms  | Buffer Size > 4Mb  |  RPM : 5,400 - 7,200

(Please keep in mind values here are for optimum performance, go higher if you can spend)

Size: Must be greater than 80GB, as said before if you can spend go for bigger but not biggest it will degrade performance.

Search: If you reading this post its obvious that you are searching sites for idea, but don't stop here. Go to Manufactures site itself compare…

How do you feel when you roam in monk mode for 40days and then nothing for it

Sabarimala season 12-13, fantastic Bhajan year... hope this year has the most number of bhajans ever. I play dolak in my bhajan group many regarded that I played best this year, on 29th Dec when I realized this I was so proud cause so far I'm the only person to attend all bhajan *yeah* Hustle morning on 30th Dad and I went out to buy the last sack of coconuts for the Ketu nirai on 1st Jan 2013. Mom peeped from living room to drawing room signaling dad that his daughter i.e., my sister wants to talk.

*Boom* She is gonna give birth *Shock* there was another poojai this morning dad left me to take care of sis and left for Poojai as its very important poojai and he can't stay back. That moment When doctor said she'll deliver the baby by 3:30pm I was taken a back... Sabarimala locked for me this season.

I was pushing time with rough hand... I almost started to cry. *WT#* is this life... 40 days it has been in "monk mode" imagine how much a 22 year old guy would have …