Motivation to achieve something significant or Grapes are sour


Well How should I start, quite perplexed & yet don’t know the reason.

As they say, “There are two most important days in your life, when you were born & the other when you discover why you were born?” I think when you stay silent whether you stays for a minute or for hours, it’s not some general random thoughts that pops up into your mind.

“It’s personal choice, startups are hard.” And I was like damn I really am not in right position to comment/say anything. Well I never actually started anything so awesome.

“Startups are doomed to fail, it’s a risk, big risk.” I was like nothing is more fun than this, a great learning source, you get fame too & all that glitters. But it’s actually other way round.

“How much you work is not about you are increasing it’s success chance, but it’s about how much you are reducing it’s failure chance.”, he added. So does that mean, “You have to work to icnrease success chance to reduce failure chance, so is’nt it same?” “Actually not, 90% chances are that your startup will fail, now all you gotta do is to reduce this percentage.” Being naive is not bad thing but thinking that 90% chances are that you will succeed & working for 10% to increase that chances, that’s wrong. He was quite right actually. I never seriously thought about it.

Another thing that lies under all this but utterly important motivation. “Motivation to make a successful business”, but is it really a motivation? This looks pretty much like a goal, but it’s not actually. In other words, the thing that should “motivate is to see successful business some day, not that parents will be happy, friends will cheer for you, get fame & rich etc etc this is greed, change your motive.” That doesn’t mean this couldn’t be movtivation for someone, but not in real world a greed could be source of motivation. If you are working with someone that’s key point.

“You know my friend life’s a roller coaster with ups & downs.” Roller coaster is fun always but life’s not, moreover roller coasters’ ups & downs doesn’t effect other’s life but in real your ups & downs may do so. Well does that mean “it’s a different roller coaster with strings attached.” You get vibration at other end, if some unusual activity happens at this end. Day dreaming is somewhat different than keeping your motivation constant & focused. You may end up thinking grapes are sour or can be consistent to achieve your ultimate desire.

And I still don’t understand what would it take to get anything real out of my life, or it is just all about sticking to your goal that should also be your motivation. So does that mean if motivation & goal are different, you are dead? How it is different from self-actualization? When you try to convert those negative 90% into positive 90% but still just following remaining 10%, can it be desribed as motivation or when you are hungry & do what it takes to diminish your hunger? Motivation is not about being optimistic or be confused with emotion.“Motivation” to do something that arises from the intent of I can do something to “make the world a better place” is beautiful.

The motivation to do a startup has to be right. Motivation is whether you are ready to commit whatever it takes for an unknown time whatever be the result. Fire-fly burning in a fire, itself is a live/dead example of motivation, I think.

So this all started with a conversation between me & him.

Dude, I better hurry.

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pinging…


So uhmm…. one or two days before I was giving talk on network & security tools under Linux under Lugb week . While showing demos I got stuck somewhere . I was using gooscan used as a google scanner to crawl google & fetch results from google search . As it started looking up google.com , got an error of Host not found: http://www.google.com . I tried pinging to http://www.google.com but nothing happen . So I just left that thing as it is & move on to next.  But the question remain unanswered for me , continuously bugging me .

So as I was about to sleep at night I got an idea to solve this problem using java. I retired from bed instantly & start writing a java program that fetch any site’s ip address for which it has to ping given URL , & that is all I wanted to test.

here is that program :

import java.util.*;
import java.lang.*;
import java.net.*;

public class ip
{
public static void main (String args[ ]){
try{
InetAddress my[ ]=InetAddress.getAllByName(“www.google.com”);
System.out.println(“IP of my system is:=”+my[0].getHostAddress());
}catch(Exception e){
System.out.println(“Exception has been caught=”+e.getMessage());
}
}
}

So when i execute it throws an exception while reading the address given to it. I thought a bit why it is still happening what this class basically does which i have used to query google.com in this program then i get to know that this class basically checks for the DNS & the puzzle solved.

Since I am under a squid proxy server & whenever I query for a DNS that request go to this proxy server not to the real server , in the same way when i try to ping http://www.google.com , request goes to proxy server not to google.com &  the host we actually required is not reachable , but it’s cache which is stored in  proxy server is reachable. Got it ?So another cool hack by me 😀 yeah yeah now stop making fun of me !

IRC Puzzle !


So from many days i have been using irc channels to contact  people & to be more socialize but got some problem like this, “My ISP uses a pix firewall through which he has blocked almost all the ports except 8080 & the reason is he actually doesn’t properly configure that for only some ports so it was not even possible for me to connect to irc channel using port 6667 because that is even blocked & all in the series.
There was a solution of using http://webchat.freenode.net but that is not feasible because  after remaining idle using this you will simultaneously be logged out due to session out problem. So i have to rejoin all the channels again & again & that is so boring job..

So here is the solution of problem , I thought to use webchat but not directly means there is always one way or other to do things ..

here is my solution all you have to do to just save it as let’s say irc.html & you are good to go!

<html>
<body>
<iframe src=”http://webchat.freenode.net/?nick=nmudgal&channels=lugb%2Cchannel2&prompt=1&#8243; width=”1250″ height=”450”></iframe>
</body>
</html>

just replace value of nick variable with your nickname & replace channel1 value with the channel you like to join separating out them with %2C like lugb. Prompt is use to authenticate to services as it is necessary to speak on some channels or you can remove it ;)This iframe actually break contact with browser directly so all the problem are solved

Have phun with irc