Saturday, October 6, 2018


"We remember what we understand; we understand only what we pay attention to; we pay attention to what we want." - Edward Bolles

You can learn to remember more effectively if you learn and use the four keys described below. Each one helps you to enter information into your long term memory.
  1. Choose to remember. Be interested. Pay attention. Want to learn and know. What you want is an important part of learning. When people are interested and want to learn, they learn and remember more effectively.
  2. Visualize or picture in your mind what you wish to remember. For many people, a mental picture or visualization is clearer and easier to remember than words. For each major concept that you want to remember, create a mental picture and then look at it carefully for a few seconds. Once you've seen it clearly, you'll probably be able to recall it.
  3. Relate the ideas and information you wish to remember to each other and to ideas and information you already know. When you relate information to other information, you create a chain of memories which lead to one another. When you label an information chain or group of ideas, you create a kind of "file" that makes it easy to locate and remember the information.
  4. Repeat what you wish to learn until you overlearn it. Say it in your own words. Even though you've already learned something, go over it one more time. Research shows that the time you spend on overlearning and putting ideas into your own words will pay off by making recall easier and more complete.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Create SAN certificate CSR on macOS

Steps to create SAN certificate CSR on your MacOS

Assuming that your domains are the following 4 domains

Step 1:

#Open your terminal app and create a file called sancert.cnf

Step 2:

#In this new file you just created insert the following lines of text.

[ req ]
default_bits        = 2048
distinguished_name = req_distinguished_name
req_extensions              = req_ext

[ req_distinguished_name ]
countryName                  = Country Name (2 letter code)
stateOrProvinceName    = State or Province Name (full name)
localityName              = Locality Name (eg, city)
organizationName    = Organization Name (eg, company)
commonName      = Common Name (e.g. server FQDN or YOUR name)

[ req_ext ]
subjectAltName = @alt_names

DNS.1   =
DNS.2   =
DNS.3   =
DNS.4   =
DNS.5   =

Step 3:
Save your file and go back to your terminal app.

Step 4:

# In your terminal, type the following command (in the same dir as the file you just created)

$ openssl req -out sslcert-example.csr -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout sslcert-example.key -config sancert.cnf

This will create 2 files. 
1.  sslcert-example.csr
2.  sslcert-example.key

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Revert Git changes

To rollback to a specific revision on github (Helpful if you accidentally merged and pushed to branch)

# switch to branch you need to rollback
git checkout branch_name

# make sure you have the updated version
git pull

# rollback to specific version
git reset --hard 56e08f23

# push your changes back to github
git push -f

To remove a specific commit that has been pushed to remote repos

#Identify the commit hash
git revert -m 1 56e08f23

# confirm the revert was correctly done and push back up to remote repos
git push -f

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?