Thursday, February 26, 2009

In This World - 13

Some relations created to break. Despite your highest level of honesty to them, they just break.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

'The Godfather' - Worth Remembering Quotes

Carefully and painstakingly crafted movie -The Godfather. Incredibly strong script, cut throat decisions, lasting moments, nerve breaking sequences, chilling twists and extremely sharp dialogues makes me to watch this movie often.

I have captured some of the very thoughtful and deep impacting dialogues from the characters of 'The Godfather'.

"I am going to make him an offer he can't refuse"

"Why did you go to the police? Why didn't you come to me first?"

"Never hate your enemies, it affects your judgment."

"Fredo you are my older brother and I love you so much, but never take side with anyone against the family ever"

"Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But uh, until that day, accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day"

"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."

"Never let anyone know what you are thinking."

"So, Barzini will move against you first. He'll set up a meeting with someone that you absolutely trust guaranteeing your safety and at that meeting you'll be assassinated."
My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
What was that?
Luca Brasi, held a gun to his head, and my father assured him, that either his brain or his signature would be on the contract.

"It's an old habit. I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless but not men"

"Every family has bad memories"

"Friendship and money...oil and water"

"That he got from you, that no"

"My credit good enough to buy you out?"

"The only wealth in this world is children. More than all the money, power on earth."

"Where does it say that you can't kill a cop?"

"Do you spend time with your family? Good. Because a man that doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man."

"Times have changed. It's not like the Old Days, when we can do anything we want. A refusal is not the act of a friend."

"What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you'd come to me in friendship, then this scum that ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies. And then they would fear you. "

"Mr. Corleone never asks a second favor once he's refused the first, understood?"

"I don't like violence, Tom. I'm a businessman; blood is a big expense."

"Michael, I lost all the venom, all the juice of youth. I lost the lust for women and now my mind is clear. My duty to god is clear."

"I have a problem and I want to find out if it is my problem or your problem."

"I don't need tough guys, I need more lawyers."

"I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life - I don't apologize - to take care of my family, and I refused to be a fool, dancing on the string held by all those bigshots. I don't apologize - that's my life - but I thought that, that when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the string. Senator Corleone; Governor Corleone. Well, it wasn't enough time, Michael. It wasn't enough time."

"Don't ask me about my business, Kay."

"Don't overestimate the power of forgiveness"

"I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I've spoiled them as you can see. They talk when they should listen."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

DotNet Windows Service: One of Good Practices

DotNet Windows service is a long running executable, registered with windows operating system and do its work behind the scene. It gets activated when system boots, acquire its own windows session and start working without giving any clue to the user. Since windows start and manage these services, we have to register windows services in operating system.

I noticed it many times, the windows services which does simple operations, some of us having habit of writing code in the service onStart() event or write a private method in the same file/project and call it in the onStart() event. The problem with this approach is whenever we modify logic or functionality of existing windows service, we have to re-register executable with updated one. Doing this kind of geeky stuff on production server does not seem reliable. The best thing to avoid this situation is, write all code in a separate class library project. Generate a DLL out of it, refer it in windows service and call the DLL public methods. Now, we just have to register the windows service executable once and whenever there is an update, stop the service, replace the DLL and start the service.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

What I Read...

Behind vehicles...
  • Intel Inside, Idiot Outside. (Written on a car)
  • Who said I ride faster? I am just flying...
  • See we met again!
  • Don't drink and drive, drive after drinking
  • Don't Honk, Earn your way!
  • Don't follow me, follow GOD
  • I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens
  • If your wife wants to learn to drive, don't stand in her way!
  • It is not desirable to travel faster than the speed of light, cos my hat keeps blowing off
  • If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough

On T-Shirts...
  • Girlfriend always comes with an expiry date
  • Education ruined me
  • He Who Laughs Last Thinks Slowest
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder
  • If you want to look young and thin, hang around old
  • life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it
  • Whatever it is -- I didn't do it!
  • Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife
  • I believe in dragons, fairies, good women and other mythical creatures!
  • Coffee isn't my cup of tea
  • As you get older 3 things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two...