Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hello World

Wow, I must have been asleep all of 2015 to not have posted.  Will pick this up again in 2016.  :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Yahoo messenger breaks if you upgrade to Yosemite. - fixed

Short post....

If you upgrade your mac to Yosemite, your yahoo messenger will not work.

All credit to Chris Knight for this fix.

Download the following patched Adium and you're good to go.

Original post can be found here...


Friday, October 3, 2014

Connecting to Citrix Netscaler via browser on a Mac

If you need to connect to a citrix netscaler via your browswer using Mac OS X and getting an error message stating 'Missing Java plugin', follow the steps below to correct it.

Open Preferences

Click on Java on the bottom and a new Java console window will open...

In the Temporary internet files section of the 'General' tab, click on 'Settings..."

Then make sure that "Keep temporary files on my computer" is unchecked.

Restart your browser and you should be able to connect.  

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Are you interested or committed?

Are You Interested Or Committed?

I was thinking about what to write this week when this quote popped into my head:
Interested people do what is convenient. Committed people do whatever it takes.
I’ve heard this term applied to entrepreneurs who want to have a successful business. Basically the question is – are you interested or committed to have a successful business?

However, the real question is:  Are you interested or committed to achieving your goals?
And that question is for everyone.
Do you have a list of goals? Pull them out or if they’re in your head – write them down. Look at each goal: are you interested in achieving that goal or are you committed to achieving it?

Interested says: I’d really like to achieve this goal, it’d be cool! 
Committed says: I will achieve this goal and here is what I’m doing.

Which ones do you think you’ll achieve? 
The one’s you’re interested in or the one’s you’re committed to? Yep, you’re most likely to achieve the goals that you’re committed to.
Take another look at those goals that you’re interested in.  Be really honest with yourself – why do you want to achieve those goals? Because your friend or colleague did? Because someone else told you that you should? Or because you think you should? Do you really need me to tell you that those reasons probably won’t motivate you?

Can you move from interested to committed? Yep! But you need a better reason than “I want to keep up with the Jones’s”. What does achieving that goal really mean to you? What will change by achieving that goal and how is that different from where you are now?
Motivation for a goal you’re committed to comes from within you and not from someone else. It gets you fired up and willing to step outside your comfort zone. It’s powerful.

What goals are you committed to?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kibana 3 with ATG logs

I'm going to give this a shot and see how it goes.  The toolchain used in this demo seems bloated though...


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Adium 1.5.9 'connecting' to yahoo!

If anyone else is having issues connecting to Yahoo Messanger using Adium 1.5.9,  upgrading to the nightly build 1.5.10 seems to have fixed this issue.

Problem description:
When using Adium to log into your Yahoo! messanger account, the status remains on 'connecting'. Gtalk/etc, is working fine.  As is the default Yahoo! messenger app.

Upgrading to the nightly build version 1.5.10 seems to have solved the issue.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Live. Love. Matter

Most people are not apathetic fools—they are engaged and intelligent beyond measure. It's just that they spend a shocking amount of time studying foolish things, and so they have gained great intelligence in the inconsequential. They know dozens of batting averages, celebrity baby names, and trivial anecdotes from the latest news alert. They know more about television characters than their coworkers; more about the freeway traffic ahead than their financial future; more about the new tech toy than what's truly missing from their lives.

This of course, does not describe everyone. Yet we have the average American watching four hours of television per day. This amounts to around 13 years of his or her lifetime. Yes, that's 13 years 24/7 in front of the boob tube. Those years slip by episode-to-episode, and often feel like rest and entertainment. But all research shows they amount to very little joy or meaning in one's day or life.

The cost is immense: had those 13 years been used for vital and productive endeavor, they would amass to nearly $1,000,000 more in wages and over $2,000,000 in investment opportunity. Let's not forget how those 13 years could have been used to deepen friendships, travel, create more art, learn languages, develop world-class expertise, contribute, enjoy love, or live life as a human rather than a gape-mouthed consumer of waste.

While television isn't stealing everyone's four hours, most of us now suffer from a sort of recurring "browser blackout" or "app amnesia," losing hours of time each day on our computer or mobile devices without any recollection of what we saw or accomplished. Distraction reigns.

And so the outcome is we have tremendously engaged and intelligent people often tragically consuming and learning meaningless things. We are busy, but at what? We are smart, but at what? We are engaged, but with what?

Not everyone is so lost, but this might help explain the melancholy one feels in our society. For what could be worse than for smart, engaging people to finish their lifetimes without much to show for it but the ability to win a pop culture trivia contest?

Let us choose once again to aim our ambition and intelligence toward meaningful endeavors. Let's be productive. Let's serve. Let's enjoy this gift of life.

- Brendon Burchard