…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

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!

…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:

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

…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

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.

learning 2.0

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the things we choose to do-create-be-become often depend on using our tools effectively. Each human experiences an identical number of hours in a day, but some of us complete more stuff, in less time, and with greater ease than others. Some of that speed and ease comes from acquiring 2.0 tool-sets. It may come from acquiring the 2.0 mindset as well.

Don’t get hung up on the term 2.0. Now that corporate giants are slapping a 2.0 on anything that is a little newer than last month, the term is less descriptive than ever. Focus on discovering that mental process or tool set which provides new vision, perspective or opportunity from the present set of raw materials.

Following is one of the first sites I saw that helped people leap into new perspectives without wasting more than a few hours….

Learning 2.0 – The Things

Another (more recent and infinitely more useful IMHO) is described in the Effective Procrastination with Hiveminder presentation which can be opened here…’Effective Procrastination with HiveMinder’ on SlideShare

Bring it…

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…don’t sing it. People who take themselves too seriously, can be said to be too important in their own minds. It indicates a weakness and a conceit. Irritation arises because the mind is self-important and does not value others for the game–whatever the game might be.

The self important often must get, must achieve; They are likely to experience varied levels of irritation when they don’t get their way.

People who get up every day and go to play with other people never need to worry themselves—they are simply playing. They bring their best game, and they know that others brought their best game too. They may be fierce competitors, but they are aware of their human condition.

How to keep the coons outcher corn; An ‘musing an-ec-dote.

Gourmet Food Editors Blog at Epicurious.com
“Now theres a knucklehead tactic. Subject those bandits to one of Rush Limbaughs rants.

“So vote Republican, guys. Whatever. Just lay off my sweet corn.”

I got there from Stress Yields a Sweeter…