2011 Resolution List

For 2011 I had three reading goals: Complete unfinished novel series. DONE - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) - Rowling, J.K. DONE - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) - Rowling, J.K. DONE - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) - Rowling, J.K. DONE - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) - Rowling,… Continue reading 2011 Resolution List

Quotes That Make You Think: Collected for Second Half 2011

More quotes for Quotes to Make You Think collected over the past year. Additional ones can be found under the Quotes tag. Treat everyone as a gentleman. Not because they are, but because you are. — Ed Sabol. I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds– but I think of you always in those intervals. — Salvador Plascencia… Continue reading Quotes That Make You Think: Collected for Second Half 2011

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Book: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I understand the Swedish title translates into the The Men Who Hate Women. That is a more appropriate title. Though, I would imagine such a title would hurt sales in England and the USA. Each part has a statistic regarding… Continue reading Book: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Back Door Restore

Humans make mistakes. Our clients’ administrators some times do very bad things without malicious intent. The “Deny Access” button is too close to the “Delete” one. About 160 student accounts were deleted. The hypothesis came to me that sections keep data when a student is removed. Maybe it keeps the data when a student’s account… Continue reading Back Door Restore

Buyer’s Remorse

Maybe this is why I do not work in sales. Maybe this is why I should never go into management. Bragging about a potential customer selecting my product or service over another seems like a really stupid thing to do. The potential customer announcing the selection of something over another is okay to me. The… Continue reading Buyer’s Remorse

Alternative to Blowing Up Schools

Bror Saxberg is a thought leader in the field of learning science, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. As the Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan, Inc., Bror is responsible for the research and development of innovative learning strategies, technologies and products across the Company’s full range of educational services offerings. He also oversees future developments and… Continue reading Alternative to Blowing Up Schools

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Working with our clients on LDAP configuration almost invariable starts with SSL certificates. Self-signed, intermediate, and take up a while. The two tools, openSSL and keytool have become my friends. Working with a network admin for the client, I finally saw the legitimate certificate correctly signed by the intermediate certificate not the self-signed. This means I… Continue reading DSID-0C090334

Invented Peoples

Apparently former House Speaker and current President candidate Newt Gingrich, made an offensive statement that Palestinians are an invented people. Remember, there was no Palestine as a state — (it was) part of the Ottoman Empire. I think we have an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs and historically part of the Arab… Continue reading Invented Peoples