Friday, October 29, 2010

some of my favourite quotes

A compilation of my fav quotes over past 6 months or so:
  • Success does not require any skill except PASSION
  • Thoughts Become Things!
  • Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working
  • Remember it in your dark moments when the weight isn’t coming off, when you’re poor, or when you can’t think of a way to write something down. Relax. Keep going. It will come.
  • “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” - Bruce Lee
  • Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

learn white hat hacking by following 4 steps

  1. Study an operating system such as : Linux/Unix/Win NT, 2000
  2. Learn at least one programming language(c/c++/perl/php/python)
  3. Learn how networking technologies work(TCP/IP, Ethernet)
  4. Join forums like to learn more
  5. Take interest in CEH certification. Everything will fall along.
The below diagram is the heart of networking:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Repeat typed command

First command was :
c:/shrinivas ping
Request timed out

To repeat the same command in DOS, using up/down arrows, access "cmd" from the run menu in Windows instead of "command" from the run menu.

Monday, October 04, 2010


php is cool and awesome. Got a site up and running in 3 hrs excluding the time taken to set up mysql and integrating it with php in mac osx. Thanks to headfirst php and mysql.

Any cool ideas for a site which you may have been aspiring to create or looking for help?

Sunday, October 03, 2010


I have always found myself attracted towards things that fascinate me. This is one such instance.

thesocialnetwork and Endiran was scheduled to release at the same time. Both had much anticipation from different fan base groups. Endiran due to Rajini presence and Mark zuckerberg for thesocialnetwork. Rajini has a big impact on masses due to his charisma and there is a flair always associated with his movies. But thesocialnetwork is supposed to be a story of a real life person who is tremendously successful due to his intelligence and being at the right place at the right time and making right decisions(most of the time, though he has made few mistakes).

My friends were flocking towards Endiran movie theatres which to some extent raised my expectations thinking about the crowd and the pandemonium that can happen in theatres , but I let it pass away.

I have been following zuckerberg story for quite sometime in the media and the accusations that he has been involved with. I read various articles about him and wanted to see if its captured in the movie accurately or its made up of fiction. After seeing the movie, I thought it was not a fiction. I think the actor in the movie has really brought the character of zuckerberg. How do i know? Well, because mark zuckerberg in real life, is a scorpio moon and the movie has portrayed that very well.

Some instances:
  • His issue with girls and talking to people in a demeaning way
  • there are some scenes where he would stare with a blank face unrevealing what is going on in his mind
  • When Mark and his friend go for a meeting in new york , Mark would be uninterested in their boring conversation and would make some weird sounds and insult the boring guy
  • When the attorney condescendingly questions, Mark watches the rain pouring out of the window and bursts answering him when he stresses him to respond again and again
  • the way he is inspired and engrossed when Sean talks in the first meeting promising a billion dollar future for the company
  • Mark avenges the guys who say he can revamp his image by building a site for them
  • At end of the movie, Mark avenges his friends Saverin and Sean due to his jealously over them during some early point in life, making it a calculated revenge
The dialogue that remains in my mind after watching the movie:
"Mark you are not an asshole. But you are trying hard to become one"
"You have part of my attention - you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing."

The best scene was the first meeting of Mark with Sean from Napster.

Overall, it was really good but it could have been better if there were no flipping back and forth between the interrogation scene and the actual story.