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WORD of the day: JAD - Joint Application Design

11 Jul 2014 (updated 14 Aug 2014 at 16:33 UTC) »

bought FreeBSD colo from johncompanies this week. installed MySQL 5.5, Apache 2.4 with portsnap... persistent 'libpkg(3) is newer' error went away after reinstall pkg 1.0.11 to 1.3.6...

checking out packages from /usr/ports/chinese

====> Compressing man pages (compress-man)
===> Staging rc.d startup script(s)
===> Building package for dictd-1.12.1
Creating package /usr/ports/net/dictd/work/pkg/dictd-1.12.1.tbz
Registering depends: libmaa-1.3.2_1,1.
Creating bzip'd tar ball in '/usr/ports/net/dictd/work/pkg/dictd-1.12.1.tbz'
===> Installing for dictd-1.12.1
===> Checking if net/dictd already installed
pkg_install EOL is scheduled for 2014-09-01. Please migrate to pkgng


This port installs the dict daemon but does not envoke dictd
by default.

To invoke dictd on startup, put the following in /etc/rc.conf:


The dict client can be found within /usr/ports/textproc/dict

Don't forget to install /usr/ports/net/dictd-database
to run a dictd server without pain.


This port has installed the following files which may act as network
servers and may therefore pose a remote security risk to the system.

This port has installed the following startup scripts which may cause
these network services to be started at boot time.

If there are vulnerabilities in these programs there may be a security
risk to the system. FreeBSD makes no guarantee about the security of
ports included in the Ports Collection. Please type 'make deinstall'
to deinstall the port if this is a concern.

For more information, and contact details about the security
status of this software, see the following webpage:
===> Returning to build of zh-dictd-database-1.6_1
===> Generating temporary packing list
for f in cedict pydict moecomp netterm; do install -o root -g wheel -m 444 /usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/dict-zh-1.6/${f} /usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/stage/usr/local/lib/dict; install -o root -g wheel -m 444 /usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/dict-zh-1.6/${f}.index /usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/stage/usr/local/lib/dict; done
====> Compressing man pages (compress-man)
===> Building package for zh-dictd-database-1.6_1
Creating package /usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/pkg/zh-dictd-database-1.6_1.tbz
Registering depends: dictd-1.12.1 libmaa-1.3.2_1,1.
Creating bzip'd tar ball in '/usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/pkg/zh-dictd-database-1.6_1.tbz'
===> Installing for zh-dictd-database-1.6_1
===> zh-dictd-database-1.6_1 depends on file: /usr/local/sbin/dictd - found
===> Checking if chinese/dictd-database already installed
pkg_install EOL is scheduled for 2014-09-01. Please migrate to pkgng


You need to add following to /etc/rc.conf:

dictd_flags="--locale zh_TW.UTF-8"

And, you also need adding the following to /usr/local/etc/dictd.conf:

database moecomp { data "/usr/local/lib/dict/"
index "/usr/local/lib/dict/moecomp.index" }
database netterm { data "/usr/local/lib/dict/"
index "/usr/local/lib/dict/netterm.index" }
database pydict { data "/usr/local/lib/dict/"
index "/usr/local/lib/dict/pydict.index" }
database cedict { data "/usr/local/lib/dict/"
index "/usr/local/lib/dict/cedict.index" }


MLP of Aug 8, 2014

MLPs of the day:

29 May 2014 (updated 30 Jul 2014 at 17:41 UTC) »

July 30 received from linkedin

On 7/30/14 12:59 PM, Luke H. wrote:
Hi Susan,

I wanted to reach out with a new 6 month contract that I am working on with my direct client. They are looking to bring on a LIMS admin. I have included the description below. Please let me know if you would be interested in the project. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Luke Hartson
Randstad Technologies

LIMS Administrator

This individual will among other things:

Participate in Gap Fit analysis activities during project initiation

Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to clarify and document user requirements

Work with the Project Manager to establish Scope and develop a detailed schedule for phase I of the project

Author functional and design specification documents for the project

Develop test plans and test cases to test the requirements

Assist in resolving issues during testing phase

Configure requested enhancements and changes after go live.

Provide account administration, and end-user support for the LIMS including troubleshooting problems at the application server level.

Search for appropriate updates, apply updates, and sending error logs to LabWare.

Make and test configuration changes on the test system before applying them to the production system

When necessary liaise with IT and LabWare to provide end user support

Understand when it is appropriate to escalate complex or larger changes to the LabWare.

May 30th, 2014
"We are happy to announce that on April 25, 2014, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved a new privacy policy. The new privacy policy explains how we collect, use and manage the information of over twenty million registered users and 490 million monthly unique visitors to the Wikimedia projects.

But the policy wouldn’t have been possible without support from users like you. The new privacy policy is the result of a community consultation spanning over eight months."

12 May 2014 (updated 14 May 2014 at 18:31 UTC) »

select distinct nodeid from ofpubsubsubscription where length(nodeid) less than 9

select count(*) from ofoffline where username = 'njnsp0285'
select offlinedate from ofpresence where username = 'admin'
select username from ofpresence where cast(offlinedate as int) >=1382125813051
# '1382125813051' is approx. 205 days 23 hours and 6 min.
select count(*) from ofoffline where username = 'njnsp02s9'
# returns 55 rows
select count(*) from ofoffline where username like 'nj%'
# returns 4859 rows
select count(*) from ofoffline where username = 'admin'
# returns 2592 rows
select count(*) from ofoffline
# returns total 7451 rows
select distinct username from ofoffline where messageid > 0
# returns 9 rows.
delete from ofoffline where username = 'njnsp01t8'
# updateCount = 79

pure SQL or NOT ? trial and error, still the best way to go...

7 Apr 2014 (updated 12 Apr 2014 at 18:47 UTC) »

it's Dr. Kaul, not Karl.

to read

6 Apr 2014 (updated 6 Apr 2014 at 16:43 UTC) »

Option 1: "Some constitutional scholars, who call themselves textualists, say that the only source of meaning in constitutional law should be the text of the Constitution itself. What do you think of this? Consider the arguments Professor Amar makes for when we can go beyond the text and whether you find them persuasive."

Option 2:

Option 3: "Pick one of the famous decisions from the Warren Court that Professor Amar discusses (such as Brown v. Board of Education, Reynolds v. Simms, or New York Times v. Sullivan). Either defend or criticize the decision the Court came to using the types of constitutional argument that Professor Amar has described in his lectures."

Option 3 New York Times v. Sullivan is most pertinent to our current time. I think I'll dig more into THAT case.

5 Apr 2014 (updated 6 Apr 2014 at 00:59 UTC) »
22 Mar 2014 (updated 10 Apr 2014 at 20:19 UTC) »

Title: "Legally BLACK, Nero in White Satin"


Liberty forgone, duty unbound
Jury seeks justice in his absentminded excuses
9 monks, 12 monkeys
Numbers may vary upon time and place
But the show is ON 24 hours.

Ontology of crime fans eternal fire in sim city
Sirens alerted traffic study
Crossing George Washington Bridge
Testimony before an assembly of Orange Cones
'Tis really a dirty trick played on me'
Cried mayor of Fort Lee ! 1

Enters another baritone who sings a sad tune
'The King I love is dead ! ? '
Convicted mayor Mack is mute in Trenton's courtroom.
Re-trial? Forgive and forsake ?
"Kidding me not, FBI, Your majesty! "
Appeal hereby denied, ordered Judge from her bench. 2

Amazing grace unlike that case
involving legally blonde Sheriff Trout
Grand jury verdict sealed and thrown out. 3

O MY Lord, who says higher power do pardon
by prayers and praises alone
In my Garden State of Soprano?

Chorus: 3 voices
{ doh a deer a female deer...ray a drop of golden, a name I call, a long long candy bar...see, a note to follow soul... LA, le-le-LA must be ... ga-ga-gay-g-Lossy-Angel-lic ? That'll bring US back to Do oh oh oh... }

Chapter 1, 'Sovereign is HE who makes exception.'

Lawmakers are WE, capable of self-govern
Troublemakers are THEY, enslaved by calamities self-inflicted?
Separation of Might and Right and All Mighty, never done before !
Safeguard national security, personal liberty and democracy
Idea borrowed from England and Scotland, where else?
One Sovereign Republic Trinity extended ?

On 2011 May 6th, Law Day celebration, in Trenton, capital city of New Jersey, with 51 other individuals, we pledged our oath of allegiance to the United State. I have been living in US since thanksgiving of 1992. Of all these years, I have never bothered to study texts of Constitution carefully until I enrolled in this class. And if I had any hesitation to solemnly declare, on oath, "that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty...', these quotations that accompany our ceremonial formation, put my mind at ease on that day:

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power" - Alexander Hamilton, 1775

"The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, 'till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People is sacredly obligatory upon all." - George Washington, 1796

"The Declaration of Independence ...[is the] declaration charter of our rights, and of the rights of man." - Thomas Jefferson, 1819

In this class, with his gentle voice and manner, Prof. Amar made nuanced outline of how this written Constitution, debated by 65 representatives from the original 13 colonies and ratified through out the land after its publication in 1787, still maintained its supremacy and vital force to govern today's legal affairs with all its provisions embodied in terse language and lofty spirit more than a quarter century ago. I am inclined to agree with him. But an inclination pronounced should never be mistaken as a natural cause of human action. Wittgenstein says, 'This was our paradox: no course of action could be determined by a rule, because every course of action can be made to accord with the rule."

In recent years, this nation has been polarized by party politics at all branches of government. Check and balances among three branches of central government envisioned by our Framer was only a grand staircase. In my mind's eye, it can spiral upwards but also downwards. 'Nero fiddled while Rome burned to ground'.

The question we ask ought not be if democracy as an American experiment is winning the day but rather if American Emersonian perfection can keep burning from 'American scholars' to world shared experiences. To quote, "Emerson's question is: After our destitution from the prostitution of our constitution by the substitution for it of these institutions, what restitution?"4

1. The infamous NJ Bridge gate scandal
2. Trenton Mayor Mack convicted on all 6 accounts of corruption charges by a jury.
3. This case is still unfolding.
4. 'Conditions handsome and unhandsome - the Constitution of Emersonian Perfectionism' by Stanley Cavell The Carus Lectures 1988

a work written for 'Constitutional Law' assignment

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