Thursday, April 09, 2009

run cron job in seconds

while scheduling a cronjob i found out that cron wakes up every minute and executes the jobs for that minute. i needed to run a job every 30 seconds. so what to do. i was confused. later i searched for it and found out it is too simply done. just add another entry that will sleep 30 seconds and execute the job. add these lines in the crontab -

00-59 * * * * root sh /home/me/myscript.sh
00-59 * * * * root sleep 30 && sh /home/me/myscript.sh

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

alvida vonair : an open farewell note

dear colleagues, friends and family

with heart full of sadness i have to say goodbye. it has been almost three years. three years is not long for a company, but much long for a single being. and these years will be something i will cherish. it had good and bad moments. there were times of happiness and challenge. but above all i was proud to be a part of this wonderful family. and i will be for the rest of my life.

i was lucky that i could start my professional life in a company like Vonair. because vonair always believed in people. in my opinion vonair recruits the best people from the process. as a result i had the opportunity to work with people like Zahangir bhai, Monoar bhai, Jesmin apu and Murad bhai. i cannot thank you enough for the mentoring you have blessed me with. specially Zahangir bhai. i do not know what i would do without him. thanks to Tanvir bhai, Mosa bhai and Junaid bhai for the company and guidance. thanks to promee apu and tuli for making my life easy. nusrat apu, soma apu and sharia apu, i wish i could get to know you better. rasel, rasib, rizvi, mehedi bhai, farah and sayeed bhai wish you all the best in vonair. thanks to mr. Rownak, Selim bhai and Bahar for the support. thanks to Mr. Mukhtar for the honor i did not deserve. i will miss you guyz. and there were so many colleagues who are not in Vonair currently but i will remember them always. Tomal bhai, Rafiq bhai, Pavel bhai, Nishat bhai, Sajid bhai, Sohel bhai, ridwan, sheetal, nadia, swakkhar, ahsan, saikat, rubon bhai, the list goes on. it had been a sweet long journey with all of you. i was truly honored.

i have enjoyed my tenure here and i appreciate having had the opportunity to work with you. thank you for the support, guidance, and encouragement you have provided me during my time at Vonair.

in the end i will say please forgive me for any inconvenience i have made to you. and please remember me.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hoist the Colours

The king and his men stole the queen from her bed
and bound her in her Bones.
The seas be ours and by the powers
where we will we'll roam.

Yo, ho, all hands.
Hoist the colours high.
Heave ho, thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.

Yo, ho, haul together.
Hoist the colours high.
Heave ho, thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.

Some have died and some are alive
others sail on the sea
– with the keys to the cage...
and the Devil to pay
we lay to Fiddler's Green!

The bell has been raised from its watery grave...
Hear its sepulchral tone.
A call to all, pay heed the squall
and turn your sail to home!

Yo, ho, haul together.
Hoist the colours high.
Heave ho, thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.

[NB: a song from pirate of the caribbean ]
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About Me

the most common nick i got from my friends is angry-kid or anger management(needed). i normally see the glass half empty. the ideas i believe in are mostly laughed at by people. as much irritated, saddist pessimistic as a human being can be....X-(