i’m small.

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In the beginning there was genius, but then it got transmuted into all sorts of living beings and they created stuff. Some of it good; Some of it other than good. And some of it lovely, yet small and adventurous

I am small. I have adventures....

I am small. I have adventures....

why’s poignant guide to ruby :: 1. About this Book


…of thought. Mentally observing the complexity of this morning’s is more enjoyable than television, nearly more fantastic than the news. Where else is one working in the Midwest, giving advice in Chicago, breaking up a rally in Des Moines over the right to keep and bear earphones, and singing “Margarittaville” in a trio with Jimmy and Allen, before waking to the deep serenity of the music of the morning? There are the recurring, sequential and vivid dreams. There are inexplicable flights, the web of emotions and bizarre jumbles of mind-thought-pictures that weave alternate universes in mind, from which we awaken–sometimes with sadness, often with joy. Dream on children, and in your dreams be free.

…on WebLogic Server 9.x.

Rough notes…

Steps to Configure SSL:

user@server$ keytool -v -list -keystore servername.jks
Enter keystore password:

***************** WARNING WARNING WARNING *****************

* The integrity of the information stored in your keystore *

* has NOT been verified! In order to verify its integrity, *

* you must provide your keystore password. *

***************** WARNING WARNING WARNING *****************

Keystore type: jks

Keystore provider: SUN

Your keystore contains 1 entry

Alias name: servernamekey

Creation date: Apr 21, 2009

Entry type: keyEntry

Certificate chain length: 1


Owner: CN=servername.domain.com, OU=FINANCE, O=ATT, L=Alpharetta,
ST=Georgia, C=US

Issuer: CN=servername.domain.com, OU=FINANCE, O=ATT, L=Alpharetta,
ST=Georgia, C=US

Serial number: 55ste04k

Valid from: Tue Apr 21 10:03:27 CDT 2009 until: Fri Apr 19 10:03:27 CDT

Certificate fingerprints:

MD5: 34:84:26:a7:20:ad:38:80:75:J4:35:70:55:02:28:2d





Creating trustkeystore:


user@server$ cp servername.jks servername-trust.jks

user@server$ keytool -v -export -alias servernamekey -keystore
servername-trust.jks -file servername-trustcert.pem -storepass The$ecretPaS$w0rd
-keypass The$ecretPaS$w0rd

Certificate stored in file


user@server$ keytool -v -import -keystore servername-trust.jks
-storepass The$ecretPaS$w0rd -alias trustedcert -trustcacerts -file

Certificate already exists in keystore under alias

Do you still want to add it? [no]: yes

Certificate was added to keystore

[Saving servername-trust.jks]

user@server$ rm servername-trustcert.pem

Change server configuration to:

(beahome/weblogicserverhome/server/lib/servername-trust.jks) same pwd

Turn off hostname verifier


Configure NM:



** This is a one time configuration:



If above step fails, you will need to enable ssl debug flags and sort
out SSL issues before proceeding.

Ensure WLST NM connectivity:


- Start Admin server from command line for first time only

- Connect to admin:


** This is a one time configuration:

wls:/dev_domain/serverConfig> nmGenBootStartupProps('Admin_Server')

Successfully generated boot.properties at

Successfully generated startup.properties at


Change Username to lower 'u' as username

Change Password to lower 'p' as password

Kill admin server.

(NM can check status/start/stop only those servers that were started by

If you run into issues, Kill NM java process before killing the server
process. Otherwise, NM will immediately spawn the server process
everytime you kill the server java process.

Restart NM each time you change nodemanager.properties.)




---------------------------- end -----------------------------------

N.B: For each managed server, you have to do a one time process of
generating boot.properties and startup properties.




nmGenBootStartupProps('mgserver2') etc.,

wls:/dev_domain/serverConfig>storeUserConfig('beahome/weblogicserverhome/domains/dev_domain/servers/ss/data/nodemanager/configfile.secure', 'beahome/weblogicserverhome/domains/dev_domain/servers/ss/data/nodemanager/keyfile.secure')
wls:/testdomain/serverConfig>storeUserConfig('/usr/home/user1/configfile.secure', '/usr/home/user1/keyfile.secure')

wls:/offline> connect('weblogic_administrator','An0th3r$ecr3tPaS$w0rd','t3://servername.domain.com:7001')
Connecting to t3://servername.domain.com:7001 with userid weblogic_administrator ...
Successfully connected to Admin Server 'Admin_Server' that belongs to domain 'dev_domain'.

…the scientific consideration of the line of moons along Jupiter that can be seen well in this image. It is interesting Mr. Galilei described the device he invented to observe the truth of planetary motion as a secret weapon for the protection of the state (pun intended).

APOD: 2009 July 14 – Moons and Jupiter
the exposure captures Jupiter’s own Galilean moons lower right as tiny pinpricks of light, lined up and hugging both sides of the solar system’s ruling gas giant

and produces fascinating footage; Easy access via YouTube. I love the Earth rising over the grey, acne-dimpled moon-horizon.

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/kcpjWCIQHEE&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_embedded&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param><embed src="&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

APOD: 2009 June 29 – Kaguya Spacecraft Crashes into the Moon

Google Chrome OS

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There is some discussion about the operating system from Google; While a windowing system on a Linux kernel may not seem like much to the tech folks, end-users won’t likely know what a windowing system is. Furthermore, the windowing system will  distance them so much from the kernel they will never gain familiarity with it either. They will just get a computer that works, doesn’t break, doesn’t need updates and repairs, and is probably pretty much enormously more cost-efficient for all the things they find themselves doing with a computer.

No matter the operating system, people and communities need flat-rate unrestricted access and bandwidth to innovate and drive economic success going forward.

By the way, I read somewhere Microsoft did not use its anti-competitive strategies against Apple because eliminating even the illusion of competition would have isolated them as the monopoly that they were (are?). Choice is good; Even if we are unlikely to see large companies dump Windows at any time in the near future, a third OS from a market leader provides that most illusive thing–hope!

Google Drops a Bomb: Its Own Operating System | Technomix | Fast Company
Mere hours ago, Google did something that’s pretty surprising, and that will impact the netbook, and maybe PC market: It announced its own operating system, Chrome. It’s open source.

During installation on 2.6.24-24-generic (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS), the VMware-server-2.0.1 asks for a user.
I was running sudo ./vmware-install.pl and it would not accept my Ubuntu login which happens to be one lower-case letter.
I used root as the username, so that the installation would complete.
Of course, I have no interest in actually using root to log in to a web app, nor in creating a password for root–this is Ubuntu!
Upon successful completion I tried to login to the https://localhost:8333/ and it did not allow root to login without a password.
no worries:

Google’s cache of http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/whats-the-login-user-name-and-password-for-vmware-server-20/ provided the following solution from WillBeen, comment: May 20th, 2009 04:21
sudo vi /etc/vmware/hostd/authorization.xml
edit line 8: <ACEDataUser>x</ACEDataUser>

change x (your username)
to your preferred user

I had to reboot
then tell Firefox to accept the self-signed cert…
Now it is time to see if VMWare Server will let me import and run my virtual machines.


a visioning process

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…to take input from the Creative Energy of the universe is available and I use it regularly!
A recurring theme of this process is the elimination of debt; over and over the perception has become clear I must free myself financially of debt. Free men are not obligated to mortgagors, lenders and most especially credit lenders!

Welcome | Teaching Copyright

“There’s a lot of misinformation out there about legal rights and responsibilities in the digital era.

“This is especially disconcerting when it comes to information being shared with youth. Kids and teens are bombarded with messages from a myriad of sources that using new technology is high-risk behavior. Downloading music is compared to stealing a bicycle — even though many downloads are lawful. Making videos using short clips from other sources is treated as probably illegal — even though many such videos are also lawful.”

…created by iTunes. First install fslint on your Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install fslint

then you can go command line or start the gui

choose your directory

“Find” and manually delete…

Gracious thanks to:


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Nuptiality of marriages in the US. This little number is skewed by the ratio of estimates six years apart, but is still very encouraging. More than half of the US people who marry stay married! Swell!! Super-swell.

divorces in US – Wolfram|Alpha

annual marriages | 2.279 million marriages per year 2004 estimate

annual divorces | 1.135 million divorces per year 1998 estimate

..and the politicians and economists wiggle. We the People of the United States have for the first time in decades an opportunity to demand an accounting of the Federal Reserve. In notable testimony before Congress, the chairman of the Federal Reserve indicated his firm opposition to providing transparency into the sole function of the Federal Reserve–monetary policy. It is this monetary policy that continues to drive America down the road of financial ruin. Please consider supporting the auditing of the Federal Reserve by writing the federal legislators that you elected to represent your interests in the House of Representatives. Request they co-sponsor and support HR 1207. To find out if they have done so: (click here to find out).  
Audit the Fed!

…others have. Hindsight is perfect, yet history is our forensic evidence and provides the gift of wisdom to make decisions in an uncertain and often deliberately con==fusing world.

Dead economist predicts housing crisis 62 years in advance — VOICES for REASON
reading an excellent account of the government-created incentives that helped cause the catastrophic housing boom and bust

welcome to nginx…

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nginx is a solid web server with fewer resource requirements that allows me to get working “through a Ruby on Rails stack with full Capistrano integration and deployment via a subversion repository.” I have enough deployment challenges to stimulate my thought processes from WebLogic (8.x, 9.3), so am looking forward to exchanging my time for  more than new deployment methodology.

…to come? In which I am done working out, and on my way to practice now.
It is great to be up moving!

one of the great…

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…mysteries of life in these United States is the domination of an industry by one or two giants that are providing each other “competition” without innovation for their customers. My general guideline is if the company is getting all of its customers to sign non-negotiable contracts one can be sure competition has more or less evaporated in that industry. We see this in rental properties, cell-phone contracts, power company services, national water companies, credit card offers–even your doctor is locked by global contracts that are non-negotiable. A post by Derek Powazek (details below) sums this up beautifully. I think of it as the short version of Atlas Shrugged. It is the third key to business relationships.

Derek Powazek – Don’t Work for Assholes
It can be very intimidating to turn down work, especially in these uncertain economic times. But the months I spent suffering that fool 12 years ago would have been better spent building my portfolio and hustling to find better clients. All the time you spend working for an asshole is time you’re not spending to find a gig that will, in the long run, pay you better, teach you more, and make you happier.

Nowadays, the only asshole I work for is me.

…is available. This is really very useful as setting up an environment for evaluation of code reuse is difficult in a corporate environment sometimes. Also, the hands-on approach has ever gotten me farther in my pursuit of mastery than a thousand books (yes, I subscribe to Safari every year).

Google Code Blog: Playing around with Google’s AJAX APIs

EV SSL Certificate

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SSL certificates…EFF uses their services.

EV SSL Certificate

It is a simple question, and a small number: $9,718.49! The real question is not what would “156.3 million” people do with 9.72 thousand USA dollars. The real questions are “Who got US$1.519 trillion and what did they spend it on?” However, giving money in equal parts to every person in the USA would be more equitable than what has happened with government bailouts. The question that could be asked is “Why would a free people accept the load of debt that has been thrown upon them without their consent by the rotters and the looters that have taken up control of the politicians in Washington, in the states, and in local jurisdictions?” The question that could be asked is “How would we find the 156 people in the US that could take ‘$1.519 trillion’ and using all of their considerable intellect and energy, make money–turn ‘$1.519 trillion’ into ten times that through their ingenuity and understanding of wealth and innovation?”

Young Americans For Liberty » Blog Archive » What could you do with 10 grand?

According to CNN, this is the amount we all would have gotten if the bailouts went to taxpayers and not the banks. What could you have done with $9,718.49?

…search. I need a PCMCIA card that will just work with my Dell M65, my Thinkpad A31 both using the 2.6.24-23-generic. The official list says I got it already (INEO, External SATA, 32bits Cardbus is making the *right* sata_sil driver load), but when I start computer with new 1TB Seagate 7600.11 attached, no drive. Might be drive speed issue.
blkid produces no record of the drive unless I connect it via usb cable (that’s how I got ext3 format on it).

92: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1095_3512'
pci.device_protocol = 0 (0x0)
pci.vendor = 'Silicon Image, Inc.'
linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:03:01.0/0000:04:00.0'
info.subsystem = 'pci'
info.vendor = 'Silicon Image, Inc.'
info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1217_7135'
pci.product = 'SiI 3512 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller'
info.product = 'SiI 3512 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller'
pci.linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:03:01.0/0000:04:00.0'
pci.subsys_vendor = 'Silicon Image, Inc.'
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1095_3512'
pci.product_id = 13586 (0x3512)
linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2)
pci.vendor_id = 4245 (0x1095)
linux.subsystem = 'pci'
info.linux.driver = 'sata_sil'
pci.subsys_product_id = 13586 (0x3512)
pci.subsys_vendor_id = 4245 (0x1095)
pci.subsys_product = 'SiI 3512 SATALink Controller'
pci.device_class = 1 (0x1)
pci.device_subclass = 128 (0x80)

yenta and sata_sil are 2 of 3 interrupts on 19

At least I am learning a lot about:

fstab, mtab and things like hwinfolspci -v and lspci -vvnn
Serial ATA (SATA) Linux hardware/driver status report
Silicon Image 3124 family

script mount iso…

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…made easy. I have been using this for months on hardy, and it seems to work on intrepid too.

Mount and Unmout ISO images without burning them — Ubuntu Geek
Some times you want to use iSO images without burning them.If you don’t want to waste your CD’s/DVD’s here is the simple possible solutions using these tips you can mount and unmount ISO images without burning them.

…for change is ongoing. Though the slide into oppressive regulation and the crippling of freedom may seem rapid and permanent, we still have reason to support organizations that take the initiative to educate, serve and represent.

Creative Freedom Foundation: Home

…or how to understand the value of financial advice. For those of you who prefer pictures to text, this will provide a slightly more difficult avenue of access (you do have to click and read) but it is still much more useful than 24 hours of ***insert name of your favorite news/finance media outlet***.

The Subprime Mortgage Primer

“Ah, yes. Etymology is ever the arbiter of truth”
Although that is a fragment and a sentance. Right? And irony. We don’t get that much around here.
– natalie angier, p. xii in the book Woman…

Launch Workshop and select the following workspace: /work/workspaces/labWorkspace.
Jumping on another meme:

“You have discovered that bad people always have a bad effect, and good people a good effect, upon their nearest neighbors;” – Plato, The Last Days of Socrates.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

Other Points of Interest

No Related Post

I wanted to get the sentance from the good book:

She had fits of tortured longing for a friend or an enemy with a mind better than her own.

The good book was about two feet farther away…so ,

In general, if you want to match any of the characters that have a special meaning in forming regular expressions, you must precede the character by a backslash (\) to remove the special meaning.

…with this sort of support? It seems everywhere I look online, the development community is aligning to create a tidal wave of fresh products and services around the iPhone platform. The profit opportunity in teaching Cocoa and iPhone “innovation” is driving changes likely to dwarf the expectations of Wall Street and big telecom for years to come. It may seem a little thing, but when significant intellectual focus is placed on enabling developers to innovate, the platform will exceed expectations for many years to come. This is the sort of support that one cannot purchase, and is the realm of the genius driving Apple. Across the planet, books and seminars and conferences are being developed like this one: The Pragmatic Studio | iPhone Development Training.

…where your mouth is! Support the end of the income tax in Massachusetts.

The media, the unions and the people are engaged in what could be a legendary beginning for real change, real tax cuts, and real economic stimulus.

Why End the Income Tax in Massachusetts?

Straight-forward journalistic evaluation of this subject is hard to come by. Perhaps the $5million+ the unions are spending to oppose Question 1 has had an effect on journalism?

Thankfully, we still have blogs;

Some oppose, but the people have a voice. Search for “Question 1 Massachusets” or

Forbes Endorses Question 1

9 Reasons to Vote Yes on Question 1

Campaign For Liberty

…as scientific humans. BlackLight Power, Inc., “the inventor of a new primary energy source” announced Independent Replication of New Energy Source on 20 October, 2008. I have been using Google Alerts to look for this event for many many years.

There is hope this power source will change the world.

“’This is the result that the world has been waiting for to engage this technology and provides validation that the energy generated using the BlackLight technology is no longer an academic argument.’ says Randell Mills, Chairman, CEO, and President of BlackLight Power Inc. ‘The BlackLight Process generates more than 200 times the energy of burning hydrogen that can be harnessed to replace the thermal power in coal, oil, gas and nuclear power plants. These experimental results prove that the new power source discovered in our labs has the possibility to make a profound impact in our current energy-strapped economy.’”

There is real audacity in the hope the owners of this technology will be able to peacefully use this  power for good.

Still, other possibilities exist. BlackLight Power may:

  • Avoid the end result of sale to the highest bidder
  • Avoid (mis-)appropriation by government(s)
  • Avoid the potential military applications
  • Avoid the creation of yet another series of monopolies modelled on the telecommunications and energy industries of this day and age
  • Extend the free market, in a democratic republic

Should this technology not be mis-appropriated by government or greed it may resolve the issues of runaway costs of, and environmental consequences from, dwindling supplies of oil, coal, nuclear, and other heat sources. Yet the mind that drives greed and consumption must be healed for even freely abundant power to make effective changes in the way we live and the way we develop harmony with our neighbors–wherever we interact with them.

I hope to live in a free and just society, a place where people harmoniously live in peace guided by individual, internal and ethical compass, and where justice is freely and equitably administered under law. In a free and just society, this hope would already be assured. In these United States we may still strive for such a society, and BlackLight Power may well play a huge part in realizing my hope.

…is a fine place to charge. Apparently  Boriska knows, and uses it himself. This fascinating piece of information and more is available from one of the indigo children. Read all about it at: arsgeek.

I Dose

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For some time I have been considering the concepts of entrainment and experimenting with direct stimulation of brainwave activity. The impact of such focus is immediate and noticeable, particularly with led stimulation. A good resource is here…via m3u play lists. Use stereophonic headphones or it won’t work.

I Dose
Binaural Beats, affects our brainwaves directly, and can simulate various states, such as altering moods, behavior and consciousness.

Thursday, 25 September, 2008

Atlanta, GA

Variety Playhouse Online
Mail Order: Tickets are now available through the mail with no convenience charge. Just send a money order personal checks are not accepted payable to Windstorm Productions, Inc. along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to the following address: Windstorm Productions, Inc., PO Box 5253, Atlanta, GA 31107. Make sure and specify which shows you want. If you have any questions, please call 404 524-7354.


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can be simulated by Stripes

see for yourself

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