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Windows 10 Insider Preview Update 10159

July 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Yesterday I posted an entry on my experience of Windows 10 Insider Preview, turns out that Build 10159 is good. I will update after further usage. Glad that Microsoft has got it right this time Smile.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Experience

July 2, 2015 2 comments

I am using Windows 10 Insider previews for the last 3 months, my thoughts on it so far.

Understood it is a preview, not even alpha / beta release, but still I could not resist posting these

It is really unstable, especially in the light that RTM release is scheduled for the month end, I am highly doubtful that this will be a stable windows release. This is completely in contrary to the pleasant experience I had with Windows 7 (from Windows Vista days). The other issue is stability seems to be deteriorating the last few builds, this is not good considering the end of july release.

I also feel that the hardware vendors are really behind on schedule, may be Microsoft should have given them preview builds early for them to develop drivers.

This is not what I expected from Microsoft, Common Microsoft.

I have upgraded to build 10159 today, one last chance before I go back to Windows 7 again (Yup, I don’t have windows 8).

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நல்லதோர் வீணைசெய்தே

March 23, 2014 2 comments

நல்லதோர் வீணைசெய்தே – அதை

நலங்கெடப் புழுதியில் எறிவதுண்டோ

சொல்லடி சிவசக்தி – எனைச்

சுடர்மிகும் அறிவுடன் படைத்துவிட்டாய்

வல்லமை தாராயோ – இந்த

மாநிலம் பயனுற வாழ்வதற்கே?

சொல்லடி சிவசக்தி? – நிலச்

சுமையென வாழ்ந்திடப் புரிகுவையோ?


விசையுறு பந்தினைப்போல் – உள்ளம்

வேண்டிய படிசெலும் உடல்கேட்டேன்

நசையறு மனங்கேட்டேன் –நித்தம்

நவமெனச் சுடர்தரும் உயிர்கேட்டேன்

தசையினத் தீசுடினும் – சிவ

சக்தியைப் பாடும்நல் அகங்கேட்டேன்

அசைவறு மதிகேட்டேன் – இவை

அருள்வதில் உனக்கெதுந் தடையுளதோ?

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Seeking help from the right source when the situation is unfavourable

February 15, 2014 Leave a comment

The other day i listened to an excellent (all of Swami ji’s discourses are excellent, but you got to in the right mind-set to appreciate them) discourse from Swami Paramarthananda (a disciple of Swami Dayananda). It was a wonderful analysis of the problem “Seeking help when you need help from the right source”, Seeking help when the situation is unfavourable. I made a transcript of this discourse. These are snippets from the transcript. I encourage you to read the entire transcript. It is well worth your time.

The Problem

Every human being, being a samsaari subject to karma, goes through varieties of situations; both favourable and unfavourable. No human being can avoid difficult and challenging situations in life. To face the challenging situations the most important virtue we require is self confidence. But unfortunately every challenging situation knocks off the self confidence alone first.

Naturally when we don’t have confidence in ourselves because we have lost it the situation may be physical illness or any other situational problem. Naturally we look for help from outside.

I look for support from outside. I expect them to give me confidence and support. To our disappointment often what we get is not confidence and support. Most of the people, who come to (to help) me at the time of difficulty, give me a big discourse on the list of mistakes that I have done, because of which I am in this situation. A big lecture of wisdom is given. You should have done that, you shouldn’t have done that. They give a big advice. This is the most inopportune and wrong time to talk about my mistakes.

What I really seek is that somebody to come and tell me, ‘Don’t worry you have the resources to tide over the problem’. Or I want somebody to come and tell me, ‘I am with you, Don’t worry’. Or somebody to come and tell me, ‘We will together face the situation’. What I require is confidence building with the help of another, but instead of confidence, I get a big lecture on my mistakes. They will tell, I told you that day itself, you didn’t listen, That’s why. Swamiji says didn’t I tell you.

I don’t have confidence to face the situation and all other people are criticizing me for the past actions. Isn’t there anyone to help me or support me at all. There is an utter feeling of loneliness and an utter feeling of helplessness. This sense of loneliness and sense of helplessness is one of the powerful expressions of samsara. Samara can be defined in many ways. One of the powerful expressions of samsara is sense of loneliness that there is nobody even though many people of around. In spite of having people around me, I have a sense of loneliness and helplessness. This, every human being feels often in his life time. This feeling of loneliness and helplessness is prominent when the situations are not favourable.


The solutions


Solution 1

one method is that always remembering that the God is with me to support, to give me strength and to give me confidence. The very thought that I am not anatha: helpless, I have got anathanatha. Ananthanatha is the name of the Lord. I am not anatha:, but I have got the lord to help me.  The very thought that I have the help from lord, boosts my confidence. The beauty is what I require is not actual help from the Lord, really speaking what I require from the Lord is not actual help. The very thought that I have someone to help me, the very thought gives me confidence. So this is a psychological fact, What a human being actually requires is not help, but the very thought that I have someone to help me gives me enough confidence in myself. Once I have the confidence, I will discover the inner resources to handle the situation. Therefore, what I require is the offer of help, not help itself.

Dayananda Swamiji says ‘Seeking help when you need help from the right source is intelligence’.

An anecdote

The other day, one lady was telling me:

Swamiji I had to undergo cataract surgery. Only me and my husband are here, And I decided to undergo the surgery here (in my place) itself. My son who is away (in another place in India) offered to come and stay during that time. I told him that you need not unnecessarily give up your family work and all, we will somehow manage it no problem.

She told,

If he had not offered to help, I might have felt bad and helpless. The very offer of help was enough to give me the moral support that there is somebody to come and help.  The very offer of help gave me the confidence. I told him, you don’t come.  We two, even though we are old, who helps whom we don’t know, We managed and we are fine.

Root cause analysis

Samsara is not actually caused by the event itself. But samsara is caused by the event-centric thought pattern. Like that lady, what made her comfortable is not the help of the son, the son did not come, But it is the event-centric thought, Whenever I need I call my son. There is the offer of help from the son, it is the event-centric thought pattern that helped her, not the actual person. Therefore events are only the general cause of samsara. The specific cause of samsara is our thought pattern centred on the event. ‘Enakku aarume illainu aaspathirikki porache’ (when I go to the hospital thinking that I have no one to help) the suffering is more. ‘Enakku Paiyyan irukkan, venda podhu varuvaan gra thought oda aaspathirikku pora podhu’ (when I go to the hospital thinking that I have my son to help, he will come when I need) the suffering is less.

Therefore the external events are only samaanya karanam, the internal thought pattern is the vishesha karanam of samsara. Therefore what we do is, use the Vedantic teaching to change the thought pattern itself. Which is called Nidityasanam process. Instead of blindly and mechanically studying Vedanta,

Instead of blindly and mechanically writing notes, and the moment a situation comes all goes… In the class ‘Aham Bramhasmi’. Instead of blindly and mechanically preserving the cassettes, Why can’t you use this teaching to change your thought pattern.

Solution 2

Instead of saying the family members are there to help me and expecting help from them and they hesitating to offer, me feeling bad (I did so much, but they are not reciprocating, can’t they least offer?). Instead of feeling miserable, and instead of again shifting the dependence from family to God, which is another anathma (external source). Why can’t you learn to depend on your own resource by knowing your own true nature. Therefore gaining Self Knowledge, and changing the thought pattern is the method given by Vedanta. What is the Self Knowledge? The Self Knowledge is really speaking, I am the truth of the entire Universe. I don’t have to depend on the world. On the other hand the entire world of anathma is dependent on me the athma.

Therefore I am independent, Therefore I have all the strength in myself, Therefore I don’t need help and even if I seek help, the ‘Mithya World’ cannot give me help. Even if I seek help, the ‘Mithya World’ cannot me help, Therefore ‘Than Kaiye Thanakkutth Thunai’ Self Help is Best Help.

Read the notes from the entire discourse here

Happy New Year

December 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Hello everyone,

Wish you all a happy and prosperous year ahead.

Happy New Year!!!

दुर्जनः सज्जनो  भूयात्  सज्जनः  शान्तिमाप्नुयात्।
शान्तो मुच्येत बन्धेभ्यो मुक्तश्चान्यान् विमोचयेत्॥

स्वस्ति  प्रजाभ्यः  परिपालयन्तां  न्याय्येन  मार्गेण  महीं महीशाः।
गोब्राह्मणेभ्यः शुभमस्तुः नित्यं लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु॥

काले  वर्षतु   पर्जन्यः  पृथिवी  सस्यशालिनी।
देशोऽयं क्षोभरहितो ब्राह्मणाः सन्तु निर्भयाः॥

सर्वे   भवन्तु   सुखिनः  सर्वे  सन्तु   निरामयाः।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा क

May the wicked become good, may the good realize peace, may the peaceful be released from all bondage; and may the released redeem others.

Well be it with the people; may rulers protect the universe adhering the path of righteousness; may there be welfare always to cows and the learned; may all the worlds be happy .

May the clouds rain at the proper time; may earth be rich with crops; may this country be free from riots and may the spiritual be free from fear.

May everybody be happy; may everybody be free from disease; may everybody come by happy events; may nobody have any misery.


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Happy New Year

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Hello Friends,

Wish you all and your family a happy and prosperous year ahead.

May all your wishes come true.



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Cute Korean girl Singing a song

May 6, 2012 Leave a comment
Cute Korean girl Singing a song
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Framework development

April 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Having worked with Framework development and implementation for the last 6 years, here are some of my personal thoughts on framework development.

  • It works best when frameworks are grown out of existing applications and not built from the scratch to implement a new application.
  • Framework teams are hard to build & maintain, starting with recruitment.
  • Frameworks suffer the Not Invented Here syndrome, since developers always feel that “I could have written a better framework”.
  • Framework teams are best managed by a Development Manager who is more involved in technology than the regular Project Manager.
  • It is really hard to support rookies in a Framework development team.
  • Quite often Frameworks are a smell that the Business Stakeholders are not in charge, Someone from the Development Team is doing the backseat driving.
  • Most of the Small and Medium development houses cannot afford the cost of developing a framework. A corollary to that is when a Small or Medium development house takes up such an effort the project is usually a Death March.
  • When you are leading one such effort you need to be in the best of your health and super charged, because these kind of development projects drain you fast.

Happy Framework development.