Skip to main content

Inertia

Lot of intertia is built up when you are using a laptop for 4 years. I got a new company laptop and I was procrastinating to switch to it.  Primary reason was that some of the things that I use daily were not working on new laptop.  Mostly pidgin, py-dev. Also evolution and other settings have changed have changed in ubuntu 12.04.

Finally I found out why my pidgin was not working in my new laptop. It seems I have a 8 year old router and somehow one of the devices in my home keeps hijacking the ip address assigned to my new laptop. I found this out  because randomly web browsing was slow on the new laptop and when Idid ifconfig I realized it was assigned 192.168.2.2 IP and I remember the hijacking of this IP by Roku or some other device. Anyways assigning a static IP to my wireless and ethernet connection seems to have solved the issue.

I am up and running on new laptop but still lots of small small thigns are annoying when you change to a new laptop like the new unity sucks so I switched to ubuntu classic but now weather indicator is not working, pidgin, skype are not displaying in systray, the external monitor somehow is not picking proper resolution when mirroring screen. Alt+tab is not working.

Anyways the only solution it seems to me right now is to just start using the new laptop and keep plodding.


But there are lots of good things also about new laptop. It has 16G ram and it has SSD. Also the mysql schema rebuilds in 1 min that used to take 8 min on old laptop.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

RabbitMQ java clients for beginners

Here is a sample of a consumer and producer example for RabbitMQ. The steps are
Download ErlangDownload Rabbit MQ ServerDownload Rabbit MQ Java client jarsCompile and run the below two class and you are done.
This sample create a Durable Exchange, Queue and a Message. You will have to start the consumer first before you start the for the first time.

For more information on AMQP, Exchanges, Queues, read this excellent tutorial
http://blogs.digitar.com/jjww/2009/01/rabbits-and-warrens/

+++++++++++++++++RabbitMQProducer.java+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
import com.rabbitmq.client.Connection; import com.rabbitmq.client.Channel; import com.rabbitmq.client.*; public class RabbitMQProducer { public static void main(String []args) throws Exception { ConnectionFactory factory = new ConnectionFactory(); factory.setUsername("guest"); factory.setPassword("guest"); factory.setVirtualHost("/"); factory.setHost("127.0.0.1"); factory.setPort(5672); Conne…

What a rocky start to labor day weekend

Woke up by earthquake at 7:00 AM in morning and then couldn't get to sleep. I took a bath, made my tea and started checking emails and saw that after last night deployment three storage node out of 100s of nodes were running into Full GC. What was special about the 3 nodes was that each one was in a different Data centre but it was named same app02.  This got me curious I asked the node to be taken out of rotation and take a heap dump.  Yesterday night a new release has happened and I had upgraded spymemcached library version as new relic now natively supports instrumentation on it so it was a suspect. And the hunch was a bullseye, the heap dump clearly showed it taking 1.3G and full GCs were taking 6 sec but not claiming anything.



I have a quartz job in each jvm that takes a thread dump every 5 minutes and saves last 300 of them, checking few of them quickly showed a common thread among all 3 data centres. It seems there was a long running job that was trying to replicate pending…

Email slavery

It seems I have become an EmailSlave. The first half of the day is spent in just answering to emails. There are so many emails where I am copied but I need not be. There are many emails  where its a 1-2 page email and somewhere down someone says @KP please answer this.  So it seems daily my work schedule is:
Signin to newrelic and check anomalies for 15 min. Check emails related production exception report and yes there are a ton of these report daily. Need a better tool here as this model is not scalable. I need to reduce the incoming data at me to only see relevant data like what newrelic does. May be I need to create a webapp out of these emails.Check emails for next few minutes before team callsDo team callsThen again back to checking emails until a I have taken a best shot at answering everyone waiting for my reply.Attend team meetings on Tue/Thu
Being an architect and coder at heart I don't feel satisfied at end of the day if there is nothing tangible getting done at the end.…