Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Writing in Tamil

I found these sites related to Tamil scripts. 

Ancient Scripts ->

Tamil Script Writing ->
This one is awesome. Whatever we write in English, it transliterates it to Tamil. :)

Found them very useful while writing a letter to my Paati (Grandma) :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Coyote Creek Trail

This board caught my eye on the first day to the office... I had to go there and have a glimpse of the creek... :)

To my delight, on a working day, right after I got out of office, we parked our car at the entrance and took the trail... Below is a picture of the entrance area...

It is a paved trail for hikers and bikers... Lined on either side by these dried grass.. 

Do these plants really belong to the grass family? I don't really know... But I love the sound of them rustling when the wind blows...

The view of these golden grass plants looks very beautiful even from the MacArthur Blvd.

We walked on the trail for about half an hour in either direction, but there was no creek in view. May be it gets dried up during this time of the year... 

  All these pictures were taken from a camera phone... I am so happy that they have come out so well!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Seeing errors for database trigger

I know this is not one of my usual posts... This something about work... It's technical... I know.. I know.. But I cannot help it!

After ages, I was working on database triggers. I modified one and compiled it. 

It said: "trigger created with compilation errors" 
I typed: "show errors" 
It said: "No errors". 

How can that be? Now I knew that a trigger was sitting there in the database with errors and I needed to remove those errors. If I do not know what the errors are, how will I fix them?

I quick search in google, I find the answer... (Thank you Google!) USER_ERRORS table saves the error details of any database object that was created with errors. Here is the query:

select * from SYS.USER_ERRORS where NAME = and type =

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Artificial or real?

We saw these near one of the shopping complex parking lots in San Leandro. 

They seem to grow from the soil.. So they may be real..

But I can't seem to believe my eyes.. What do you think? Are these real? :)