Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Specialization is for Insects

The Origins of the Thesis

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

-Robert A. Heinlein

just a joke, no offense to all my fellows around :)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The bugs in my life

For over a week now, I've been dealing with numerous errors, exception, time outs, and malfunctions related to the same problem. Few are,
  • Error Code : 2006 - MySQL server has gone away,
  • Exception in thread "main" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space,
  • Error occurred during initialization of VM - Could not reserve enough space for object heap,
  • 100 thousand Null Pointer Exceptions,
  • java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: Array index out of range ..
  • Error Code : 1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server ..
  • ssh: connect to host [server] port 22: Connection timed out
  • and many more :p

And in the meantime, I improved my track record of

  • Living with 1 coffee, 1 vitamin water and 1 meal per day..
  • Reworking for the 5th time on the same 400 lines of code and fail for the 5th time..
  • Thinking effectively for a complete solution .. while taking a bath..
  • Staring at random people and realizing the wrong after a bunch of seconds..