Saturday, October 24, 2009

"Bumper Offer" Telugu Movie :: "Bogus Offer"

The thing is, our elder have said it correctly – 'Never judge a book by its cover' and similarly today we can amend it to suit the cine-goers – 'Never watch a movie, based on the banner or a hit song'.

In last few days, every radio channel played that "Ravanamma" song ad nasuem. The song is about the plight of jobless software folks due to the recession. Except for that song, there is nothing new in the film.

I watched the movie in Ameerpet's Big Cinema, which was crowded by many software folks – esp there to see the movie. As the banner is "Vaishno Academy", the expectations were very high.

Few minutes after the "Ravanamma" song, the movie becomes a déjà vu. After a while, you can start telling dialogues too, as if you are the writer. 

My take:

If you have more money to spend and time to waste, go to that movie. For the serious folks, wait till it is on the TV.


Question to Puri Jagannath:

           When can we expect you to give your style of movies at your standards?

Forget the great things – were you drunk when you agreed to produce this movie and when you wrote this dumb story.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

[OWSM] Unable to find WSDL

The common error for anyone using OWSM for the first time (Oracle Web Services Manager – part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware [OFM]) is the WSDL not found.


The gateway error mentions that the WSDL with the SIDxxxxxx was not found.


There are couple of threads in the OTN Forums.


Here are the steps that I followed to help myself


  1. Go to the OWSM console and check the component_id of the gateway. (say it is C0003016)
  2. Go to the box level and check out the file "" at the location ORACLE_HOME/owsm/config/gateway
  3. Ensure that the component_id got from the console is same as the component_id of the gateway (typically the first property in the file.)


  1. Redeploy the gateway
    1. Run ./ deploy gateway
    2. The BUILD FAILS mentioning that the admin password is not provided.
    3. I made the oc4jAdminPassword available in four ways, like in the build file - unencoded, build file encoded (SHA1), then temporary environment variable ($oc4jAdminPassword) encoded and unencoded.
    4. Finally found that it has to be given as a command line parameter like

 ./wsmadmin deploy gateway –Doc4jAdminPassword=welcome1


Then when you check for the said WSDL SIDxxxxxx it will be found.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Cigarette: Fire at one end, with fool at the other.
Cigarette: Burns at one end, with bitch at the other.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

AP floods

In the context of floods in A.P. there are few points that strike our apathy. (Our = Govt. of AP/India or what is generally called the "system").
  1. When CWC executives went to Kurnool collector on Thursday (Oct-1), why did he not act on the information immediately?
  2. When on Friday (2-Oct) 6 choppers were sent to resuce, 4 were grounded in Kurnool - due to lack of adequate fuel!!! Who sent half-baked choppers?
  3. The Sunkesala dam(?) got washed away - what happened to the crores of money spent in "maintenance"?
  4. The iron chains used to lift the dam-doors of Srisailam broke. Again where is the money?
  5. The first rescue worker to reach the locations were - Sai (Baba) Seva Samithi, not any Army/Police/Administrative personnel!
  6. A local MLA who fancies a title Maha-Data (great donar) was no where to be seen/heard. The first one to rush to Jagannatha Katta (a local hillock) for safety.
We (as in "our" defined above) are ill equipped to handle disasters.
"Our" system is built only for happy-day scenarios, no DR sites provided, no proper "testing" done to the system to handle failures, fault tolerance. 
Your Truly's notes are based on the accounts of rescue operators and his own experiance of being a volunteer as a help-line operator for the flood victims. (The cries for help still ring in ears.)
The rescue operations are currently in full swing, but it is not enough. Like a candle against Sun light. The workers are less, as the area is unapproachable and can only be approached by air.