Wednesday, January 11, 2012

How to reset IntelliJ idea settings in Mac

Recently I had difficulty working with Intellij Idea on MAC (MAC OS X verson 10.6.7) and I wanted to reset the complete setting of Idea and start from the beginning but without reinstalling Intellij Idea. It was very easy ..

Delete following directories and start Intellij Idea again and you will be asked to give the license key again and my issues got fixed when I reset the settings.

1. ~/Library/Caches/IntelliJIdea10
2. ~/Library/Preferences/IntelliJIdea10

I wanted to blog quickly before I forget.. Hope this helped !

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Its been six months since I started working in the US

Before writing anything about my life in US I should thank all the people who helped me to get this opportunity to work at Indiana University. I am sure I will always keep the fact that I got here with the help of bunch of awesome people back in Sri Lanka. I quit working at WSO2 in 2011 June and joined Indiana University to work in a Research Group as a Software Engineer. I think like my new job and its been six months I have been working in this Job. After I got here I couldn't write a single blog and I still don't know why I lost my motivation to write a technical blogs, but I hope I will write more technical blogs in future.

If I explain bit more about my job, I mainly working in a small research group which mainly focus on developing infrastructure for Scientist who are using Super Computers for their researches. I learned initial concepts of science gateways and currently I am working in an Apache project called Airavata. I hope to write few more blogs about Airavata in coming few weeks.

The town I am living, is one of the most peaceful places I have seen ... there's very less traffic less people less noise.. and very less people in busses compare to Sri Lanka. I simply like this environment.. Last few months I was only doing my job and next important thing I have done was going to gym which I am happy about. But I still believe that I need to go back to my country where I belong and live there with my family and friends. I just wanted to explain the good things I have seen here :) I've spent a very slow and peaceful life compare to how I was living in Sri Lanka, but sometimes I feel like thats not the best way to live the life. One main challenge I had after coming here is doing my things by myself. When was an undergrad I could't learn how to live by myself, I used to bring up the cloths every weekend and my parents used to wash them for me.. But here I had to cook my food, wash my cloths (its not hard as my mother or father washing them by hand) and clean my room etc. I learned how to cook Sri Lankan food and my cooking is getting better and I was able to manage live by myself which I am proud of. I practically understood how hard my moms life during last 20-25 years and thanks mom of raising me up to this level so that I can do my stuff by myself.

In General I believe I am doing great at this point and I have to get the maximum use of my time I am spending in United States. I am thankful to everyone who helped me to get here and helped me during my stay in Bloomington. I hope to write more useful blogs than writing about my life !!!