Month: March 2014

Hovering in the past

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Over the past few days I have been sulking in with the old memories.

Sometimes the illusion of the past gives more satisfaction than the harsh realities of present. But sooner or later you have to get out of the bubble and come back to reality. Then the realization dawns upon you that there is no use remembering it.
Alas, it too late and you have instigated a series of chain reactions which will land you up in a depression state. Now, it will atleast take you couple of days (if you have experience) or more (if you are a total newbie) to get out of it.
Say, you feel better and out of the depression, now you think why were you even thinking of your past? Logical answer: never do that now, but as I said above sometimes the illusion are before beautiful.

You were with me even when you didn’t entered in my life.
You were the smell of a new blooming flower, every beautiful evening reminded me of your magic.

You were the dream behind my closed eyes. you were in every words spelled from my lips.

You were with me even when you didn’t entered my life.

you still are.



Reliving the past

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Last week was very interesting, ofcourse there was holi but I also reconnected to some of my old friends. Its always good to hear from old buddies, one of which was in my school since nursery. So, that was nice.

But that also brought back memories from the past, memories given by a person that no longer exists in my life. But it was good, they no longer haunt me.


In other news I donated blood today, second time !! yay. It felt good but the patient might not live longer, still I did what I could. Hospitals always have been a home for people in misery and pain. Although there are very few things that touch or instigate my emotions but seeing these people in pain, makes me weak. I thought I was immune to emotions but I guess I am not.

Recently I have been watching Dexter (Tv series) alot and have started making connections with the dual lives he cherishes. *smiles*





How to setup Mysql in fedora 19

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I had never interacted with Mysql databases before, coming from a nosql background this was going to be tough. Also because I didn’t found information collectively at one place.

So, this blog post will guide on installing Mysql on Fedora 19 and then running it as root.

Install Mysql (mariadb)

  • before going into the installation make sure you don’t have any previous version of mysql installed.

1. yum remove mysql-server

2. rm -rf var/lib/mysql

  • You can proceed with the installation process:

yum install mysql-server

  • This might take some time to complete.

configure mysql

  • once mysql is installed start the server:

1. systemctl start mysqld.service
2. /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation

  • For the second step you need to be in root. When prompted for password leave it blank(press enter) or enter your choice.
  • There will be some steps to secure your mysql server, answer them accordingly.
  • Once all the steps are complete, you can login as root, by typing:

mysql -u root -p

  • Enter the password when prompted.