Pradeeban Kathiravelu

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Royal College, Colombo University of Moratuwa KTH, Stockholm IST, Lisbon


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I love random walks. Nightly walks.

I like villages and cities in the border. Love how the borders change the landscape, life styles, and everything. Loved my border crossings by land, the most, including, USA - Mexico,  Croatia - Serbia, Croatia - Slovenia, Romania - Hungary, and many other EU border crossings (that do not really exist thanks to Schengen).

I have a huge list of cities/countries to visit - almost the entire countries in the world. I often maintain a list of top 10 or top 20 countries/regions that I would love to visit soon. My current top-20 is listed below.

Created: June 1, 2019
Previous: December 2, 2019
Current: February 21, 2020

Current#. City [Previous#] [June 2019 #]
1. Suriname [4][-]
2. Cambodia [-][-]
3. Colombia [1][-]
4. Saint Kitts and Nevis [3] [10]
5. Canada [5] [11]
6. Japan [6] [2]
7. Laos [-][-]
8. Bhutan [-][-]
9. Russia [9] [-] 
10. Bolivia [-] [-]
11. Iceland [10] [10]
12. Nepal [12] [12]
13. Vatican [13] [13]
14. San Marino [14] [14]
15. Malta [15] [15]
16. Bulgaria [16] [16]
17. Seychelles [17] [17]
18. Cyprus [18] [18]
19. Azerbaijan [-] [-]
20. Kyrgyzstan [-] [-]


I also have an extended bucket list consisting of the following countries/regions, in no specific order:  

American Islands: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Bermuda, Dominica, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti,

Europe: North Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Akrotiri and Dhekelia,  Montenegro, Moldova, Georgia
Asia: Tajikistan,  Uzbekistan, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, Pakistan,  Iran,

Antarctica and South: South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica, Saint Helena
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Micronesia, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Palau,

Africa: Mozambique, Madagascar, Rwanda, Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Mauritania, Somalia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Benin, Kenya, Mauritius,

Followed by Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, French Polynesia, North Korea, Gibraltar, and Greenland.


Completed from my top-20 list since 2019:
1. Panama  (2020 January)
2. Qatar (2020 February)
4. Turkey (2019 December)
4. Latvia (2019 October)
5. Estonia (2019 October)
6. Lithuania (2019 October)
7. Singapore (2020 February)
8. Indonesia (2020 February)
9. Slovakia (2019 August)
9. Malaysia (2019 November)

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I am wondering if you could help me with the error I am facing in migrating the data from MYSQL to Cassandra.

    I am trying to load the data from MYSQL DB to Cassandra (Datastax Enterprise edition). I am using the demo suggested in the link., the difference is that I have MYSQL in a different server. I am able to connect to my MySQL database from the environement where I have installed the datastax dse.

    I am getting the bellow message.

    14/04/08 14:25:43 WARN tool.BaseSqoopTool: Setting your password on the command-line is insecure. Consider using -P instead.
    14/04/08 14:25:45 INFO manager.MySQLManager: Setting zero DATETIME behavior to convertToNull (mysql)
    14/04/08 14:25:45 INFO mapreduce.ImportJobBase: Beginning import of npa_nxx
    14/04/08 14:25:46 INFO snitch.Workload: Setting my workload to Cassandra
    14/04/08 14:25:48 ERROR security.UserGroupInformation: PriviledgedActionException as:root InvalidRequestException(why:You have not logged in)
    14/04/08 14:25:48 ERROR tool.ImportTool: Encountered IOException running import job: InvalidRequestException(why:You have not logged in)



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