Valentines Day, Blogging, Movies & All Other Crap (Don’t waste time reading this..)

Thought of writing another post under NO category / general (I do this when I don’t have anything useful to blog about yet when i have alot things to blog about.). Last couple of days I was pretty busy with work. (Was playing with some Ajax frameworks for JSF.. and yeah I will write about that in my next post… it was pretty fun using Ajax in your Java EE app). So anyways as my topic says.. this Post does not contain anything important.. well maybe about movies if you are a great fan of All kinds of movies 🙂

Valentines day

Yesterday morning after i woke up and checked my mail…. (Well yeah i do that before having a morning tea…in-fact first thing after opening my eyes 🙂 not that am getting thousands of mails that I should reply, but it had been a habit, which i cannot get over with). My Girl Friend had sent me an email saying
“…..oh btw…i knw we dnt celebrate but happy vals day..muwaaaahhhh…my valantine <3”
I was like WHAT ?? OH Crap the Valentines day… that’s how I knew that yesterday is the so called lovers day.. For last couple of years 14th February was just there… as she said we never used to HAHOO about it.. one reason, we were having more important stuff to worry about, and we never saw a point in that idea (same as Mothers’, Day Fathers’ day, That Day and This Day but accept the Birthday LOL )… But any how This time I thought of sending something to her.. Not that I suddenly saw a meaning in that idea, But by the end of the day i felt like i want to send something… well i do believe in doing things without a meaning.. (am talking about the Day.. not sending something to her 🙂 ).. Anyhow yeah for the 1st time later that day night, I ordered a valentines Gift to be delivered to her… !!!

Blogging

Last week with the 1st release of the project i was working on, I got some time to surf around the net and do some reading..Specially about blogging, SEO, Micro Blogging, Pod-casting etc, etc, (Yeah my last post also a result of this reading). I was reading quite alot of blogs, Mostly Sri Lankan (Through SLBlogs and Kottu), and i found pretty interesting ones not to mention there were some Sri Lankan Blogs which discuses some serious topics in charming way (its a complement).

When I started Blogging back in 2007 i didn’t have a clear reason, the only reason I started was that I had a server to play with and a DOT COM domain was not so expensive. The reason that am doing it still is… well I dont know !! maybe i will stop it tomorrow…. !!! Anyhow still am enjoying this..its nice to see the graphs in Google analytics, and some times when some of your posts come in googles’ 1st page of search results under java or Linux hacks.

Another thing I came across last week was some thing called Micro Blogging.., well its not a new thing (Was new to me).. but well Its a pretty strange way of blogging.. because when you read one of those blogs, It doesn’t make any sense Why you do it.. !! Then again I celebrated the valentines day didn’t I !! 🙂

With my last article (The criticism about a criticism) I happened to do some reading on this So called HOT topic SEO. After reading some articles i actually wondered, Whats there to talk about this much. SEO for me is all about good content..!! infarct 99% of the Google page rank is directly depending on the valuable content, its The valuable content which makes back links (Organic links).. All other gambling which is done is just a matter of 1%. And that 1% can never make you site go more than 2 in PR. One of my friends last week said, doing SEO is like we are putting few bugs when we program. :). But i must also say before 1998 (before Google born) SEO was a big deal. Meta tags and keywords made a huge difference, But with the Goolge’s Algorithm the story took a different turn. So Don’t waste time in gambling for back links. write valuable content it will surely make a deference.

Movies

After i started my Interns in Germany since last July, I guess my Bit-torrent client is running nonstop (well maybe few days of a rest on my notebook). Soon as i landed here my 1st wish was to experience, at-least more than 2Mbps DSL line (That’s the best we can have in Sri Lanka). Making my dreams come true for few euros i took a DSL connection of 4Mbps . and was being fond like a child with a candy bar. My room mate those days said… “Dude now you can download movies faster than you watch them.” apparently making that statement true. I had a to buy a bigger hard drive after not more than one month. So yeah I took a 500GB external hard Drive, in august, and yeah 90% of it is now filled.. !!

Okey so I guess the above lines says that I have downloaded almost all the rated movies in IMDB… so for the all types of movies fans… there are few good stuff i wanted to tell..check release log every day.. It contains almost all the releases up-t-odate…maybe you feel its too much information, and yeah true..yet its a valuable site.. I found it through Kasun.

And check out the torrentfive.com this a good site where they publish new movie torrents with good quality. One drawback is you have to register before downloading torrents.

Talking about some TV series, I got to write about Band Of brothers, this is an awesome war story. Not a new one yet then again I found it recently. Jericho 2nd season is out and casting on every Wednesday, but with the strike of the writers guild i am missing some pretty good stories these day, Office, Heroes are among them.

So yeah I will not waste time writing about my 430GB movie collection, just visit release log and download what ever you like.

All sort of other crap.

Well other than above… when i stared writing this post i wanted to write some Sri Lankan politics and some philosophical stuff, but after writing the above… i think i am done jabbering about crap for the day. So this will be my last post on general or “No Category” category. (At least for some time 🙂 )

So…am sorry for wasting your time !!

cheers !!

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Vuze (Azureus 3.0) – Next Gen P2P Application

azureus.png“Next generation P2P Application”, Thats what they say about Azureus 3.0 Well I know this is not so news, But I happened to discover this very recently due to few reasons.. I was not a major Azureus Fan after all.. I was using utorrent for all my p2p downloads.. for many reasons I loved uTorrent.. for its light lightnes, the fancy progress charts, Statistic GUIs and the user friendliness.

When I was back there home.. I ran utorrent in my WinXp Pro Desktop and it was working really fine..but later i came to Germany I install uTorrent to my notebook but I encountered a browsing problem while utorrent running.. I could not even go to Google home page even when no torrent is downloading.. so when i browse the torrent client had to be stopped.

After googling for some time i found some fixes..(by Lowering net.max_halfopen to 4) ..yet I was not happy so i thought of trying something new.. I tried BitCommet..since its developed useing C++ and also light weighted, But I disliked its appearances.. So finally I thought of trying Azureus.. I have used Azureus for a short while in my Linux box when it was in its 2.x ages.. and it was looking good although it eats up alot of system memory.. well yeah Its a Java application I have to accept that fact..

So i downloaded and it said Vuze (Azureus 3.0)…. I installed it…And Now what the heck is this.. Its looking so colorful so bright having a Cristal bluish UI..and it was truly amazing.. What i did first is to go back to its download site and double check whether its the official Azureus Version.. and yeah no mistake there.. The new Azureus version is bundled with the Vuze Skin making the whole application very much eye catching.. While keeping all its old 2.x features the application is being more aimed on entertainment which is very nice and interesting. It almost forgets or makes its memory usage a minor problem.

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So this post is not for the Loyal Azureus Users.. I know they already use this.. this post is for the people who are using other torrent clients.. I think its worthy to check the new Azureus.. !! and to decide whether it is the next generation P2P Application is all up to you…

Firefly theme song – Ballad of Serenity

After the break of the hectic exam fever, and with some days of good sleep I was digging the imdb and isohunt for some good movies. I suddenly realized that i wanted to find a song which happened to hear while watching the TV series firefly. I wanted to find this song and listen more clearly so I was googling for sometime and yeah i found it. The song is more or less a chorus, a chorus with a passion. So i was thinking why isn’t there a complete song for this. so I started Digging for a complete version of the ballad of serenity.

If i say few words about firefly and serenity. the 1st is the TV series and the 2nd is the Movie on that. This storyline is something not ordinary. It shows the future with all the ancient technology, and that where it catches the viewer. A huge spaceship with an ancient like engine, Gunfights among cowboys like people. its all so nicely done where you find a future with amusement.

Anyhow yeas I found it. I found the complete song. the song is written by Michelle Dockery, (2004) but the owner of the chorus is Joss Whedon (2002). Meaning that Michelle Dockery had composed a song for the ballad of serenity. the song is originally named as Mel’s Song.

with the post am sharing both the ballad and the complete song because i myself feel that the ballad has some hidden passion and the song is bit deferent on the feeling you get. how ever both are great piece of art.

Download ballad of serenity

Download Mal’s Song

The Last Samurai & the theme behind !!

Since I was writing all the technical and related posts all the way, Thought of writing something different. A great movie i happened to watch. Well the movie is pretty old and yeah this was my second time of watching it. It is The Last Samurai, I was pretty mad because The TV station did not put the subtitles for the Japanese dialogs , yet I figured out its great meaning. Last samurai is a movie which shows the ancient Japanese culture. But for me the movie was something different. It showed the great discipline people had those days and how discipline change people.

The movie Brings out topics such as discipline, respect and the way to earn great honer. It shows that a man’s death will be honed by the way he lived his life. In an indirect way the movie shows that people need some spiritual bond to mold their lives to a better and a meaning full one.

Its a tragic movie filled with a great meaning. So if you have still not watched it. Then i think you better, because I believe that Last samurai gives a new meaning to life.