Showing posts from May, 2009

Learnings of Abhinav

It is a great learning for me day by day and the tutor is Abhinav my 15 month old son. Very cute and dynamic. He finds a job for himself when he is not sleeping. The way he is descovering the world makes me think a lot. His findings are. 1. For every switch you have associated light, fan or AC. So when you press a switch look around to figure out which one is associated with it. 2. World is full of switches, without switches you do not have the world. wondering? He experimented with computer key board and coupe of mouses as well. When you pluck out the keys out, you will agree with abhinav. 3. When you want something, you will get it. But you must want it to get it. (Ofcourse you need to try out, Abhinav uses crying as his best tool). 4. Mother is for feeding and father is for playing. It might be universal. Abhinav believes this and still experimenting. 5. Birds of same feathers flock together. Abhi loves to see and play with other kids. Yes, some times he doesnt care for parents as w

Recover windows 2003 Active Directory admin credentials

Hmm, ever wondered what will happen if you forget admin credentials that too of win2k3 server that serves your organization? Silly it shouldn't happen at all, but what if it happens? I was facing a similar issue few days back. It is like confirmation of my short memory. I forgot the password... :-( Recovery process is little tricky. Machine password is different and windows 2003 AD administrator password is different (or stored differently..). If you are the genuine owner and really lost password, here is the solution (compiled from Internet and it worked for me). 1. If you know the local admin credentials, good you can move to step 3 2. If not a. Download the b. Unzip the file, it contains ISO image, burn it into CD. (If you are a VMWare or other virtual software user, then just point your vm image CD drive to this ISO image). c. using BIOS settings, make sure your CD drive is the first boot device. d. Restart your system. e. Follow the instructions

Mixed results

I am kind of disappointed to see the congress getting power again in the state. While I do not have proper alternative, Future of the state is might be at risk. I have suffered enough while dealing with govt offices. Govt employees are not doing their jobs well. Most of the offices are highly corrupted, if the same trend continues, it might not be good for the state. One of my neighbour was telling that state needs around 30k crores of rupees immediately to put things in place. Is Y.S.R govt going to get rid of the so called welfare schemes to manage the deficit? or new type of taxes? May be politics are like that, It is difficult to get the right people at the right place. I strongly believe Y.S.R alone cannot make the state better. Throwing money and building some huge canals/dams certainly helps but that is not 100% of what state really needs. Everyone must have rights and responsibilities. Exposing people to only one side (rights) may not be the right thing. In may places in the

Another corruption case - metro water employee

There is one guy called Anjaneyulu, Work inspector, Metro water works department. This guy took 2000/- from each new house in our colony to get water connection as we are getting new roads in colony. In order to avoid digging of the road afterwards we felt it is good to get connection beforehand itself. This guy came to our colony as if he is on his duty, and took the money. He slowly revealed that he will get receipt for only 500/- and remaining is for expenses ( I do not know what type of expenses cost him that much). But he didnt get the receipts and also he didnt turn up in the colony for providing the connection. Incase if you are in Rajendra Nagar circle, please do not pay bribe to this guy. He is worth nothing. If you need any help dial 155313 (prefix 040) for customer care and ask for guidence. Yes, I am not the task to get this guy punished, will lodge a complaint in their office near Maithrivanam. btw his contact number is 9010224222, you can call him and shout at him. :-). G

Ubuntu 9.04, sweet but painful...

I upgraded my laptop from ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 that is released recently. Downloaded the DVD image and burnt into DVD and upgraded to 9.04. It removed few issues that i felt always with 8.10. Most important one is too much of boot up time. This issue is fixed with 9.04. But then I had altogether new set of issues. I actually had 8.10 kubuntu, then installed gnome desktop, then it became ubuntu. Also installed Eduntu stuff and lot of community stuff (whether i used it or not, installed lot of software that I felt useful). So though the migration was easy, 2 days back when I hibernated my laptop, it didn't come up again. It was a touch thing for me. Used the DVD and tried to rescue the laptop. There was some problem with Xserver and then with usplash.. After few trial and errors it looked fine. Hibernated session was restored back. This time, i thought of removing software that i am not using at all. But it caused one more major issue, that is blank screen issue. It looks fine while

New road in the colony

At last, some good news now a days even in recession period and despite the election season. We are getting new road in our colony. It is great to see the work progressing last few days. It is difficult to manage the work, rather than getting the approvals.