Public Service Announcement: DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER!!!! Definition: MySpace [Mai' thpathe] (pronounced with a lithp), N. - 1. A shrine to Terrible teener web programming, the worst M$ driven Web2.sl0 has to offer.



Sun Microsystems was purchased by Oracle

+ = Exterior anatomy of the heart.


As some of you may or may not know, Sun Microsystems was purchased by Oracle. In this process, the encryption keys they use to validate their software repositories have changed. this will cause ubuntu updates to throw an error involving NO_PUBKEY.

this applies to everyone running a virtual machine on virtualbox.

first run following (this is one line not two - it wrapped):

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

then run
sudo apt-get update

then run
sudo apt-get upgrade

then run
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2

to upgrade virtualbox to the laaatest version. dont forget to install the vm client utilities!!! enjoy!!


social networking phenomenon

There are people who have FB accounts on which all they do is associate themselves with family and friends and saying hi, but never posting anything other than replies. This is perfectly ok to do, but this can be accomplished far easier and more discreetly with email as often those replies contain dangerous geographic information. This is a patently obsolete way of seeing the web and it's purpose for mankind. This also glaringly misses the point of the social networking phenomenon.

FB is, as the first* Next Big Thing to blogging (followed by the pure descendant Twitter), a forum for airing all of those things rattling around in your head. Its a place to share those things that you just want to go out into the middle of a parking lot and scream for all to hear. to share the moments of Wow I just saved a bundle on my car insurance :) or solved some stupid computer issue that i know a lot of other people have. to truly foster humanity in the realm of "computers are sooo impersonal and you can't build relationships online, only in the physical world".
[* (non-crapped-up - re: MySpace was here first but it is completely USELESS for this unless you're a 12-16 yo teener or a perv looking to pick one up)]

Facebook and it's contemporaries are the last bastion of an environment in which corporate is merely a peer rather than an authority. In which subversion by big $$$ is only doable if the big $$$ is on the same page with what people want. Signing on with a belief system, or not, is entirely voluntary and much more likely to be done with a clear head and rational thought. It's less likely to brainwash if the recipient of information has the power to simply click it away (see Big TV Advertisers -vs- TiVo/DVR technology :) - scares the hell out of 'em because people don't have to watch ads any more. ).
[Anecdote - I don't watch ANYTHING on live cable or broadcast TV anymore because of this. Of course I don't equate PBS with "cable or broadcast TV" in any way.]

I just wanted to stand out in the facebook parking lot and shout this :)


It is still possible to be infected while on antivirus...

[warning - im having fun with icons ^_^ )

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mothers out there!

It is still possible to be infected while on antivirus...

Those on Cinternet-explorer.pngrtain platformswindows_7.png still need to be especially careful what they run and who they open emails from..

Those who nubuntu.png longer run Shopping_Apple_logo__480x480__mini.jpgffected platforms-its nice to be on the outside looking in linux.gif:)

"Researchers say they've devised a way to bypass protections built in to dozens of the most popular desktop anti-virus products, including those offered by McAfee, Trend Micro, AVG, and BitDefender."


stupid effing java!

stupid effing java!

Java is installed but not seen by firefox under ubuntu 9.04 jaunty jackalope
about:plugins doesnt reference Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_20
File: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-
etcetera ad nauseam
Or when running firefox you get a disappearing crash with an error like

SomeUser@yourmachine:~$ firefox
OpenOffice path is '/usr/lib/openoffice'
Didn't find JVM under /opt/firefox/plugins
firefox-bin: ../../../../src/plugin/solaris/plugin2/common/JavaVM.c:104: InitializeJVM: Assertion `foundJVM' failed.

To make it Not So Stupid in Ubuntu Jaunty:

1 Install :
$ sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-doc sun-java6-bin sun-java6-fonts
agree to DLJ license

2 Activate:
update-alternatives --config java
choose sun java (if choice given)

Even if only output is

There is only 1 program which provides java
(/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java). Nothing to configure.

it did something. your output may also be

# update-alternatives --config java
There are 2 choices for the alternative java (providing /usr/bin/java).

Selection Path Priority Status
* 0 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/bin/java 1061 auto mode
1 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/bin/java 1061 manual mode
2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java 63 manual mode

pick java-6-sun, in this case #2, logically enough by hitting 2[enter] lol

then do

# apt-get remove openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib

if it appears(as it does above) that openjdk is installed.

3 Clean Up old Links/Binaries (if any) (!!!!PLEASE adapt following to your environment - change paths etc)
Delete ALL pluginreg.dat file(s)
$ rm ~/.mozilla/firefox/ul9j1z05.default/pluginreg.dat
# updatedb && locate
[output] might be similar to

remove all instances if any of and EXCEPT the ones in "/usr/lib/jvm/- - - - -"
# rm /home/SomeUser/.mozilla/plugin/
# rm /home/SomeUser/.mozilla/firefox/plugins/
# rm /opt/firefox/plugins/
-- NOT --
rm /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-

4 Link In Fresh Plugins
cd /opt/firefox/plugins/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- .
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- .

# updatedb && locate
[output] should be

5 Test Firefox
$ firefox

click (Verify java ......) or the like

[output] should be

Verified Java Version
You have the recommended Java installed (Version 6 Update 20).

if this happens, WOOHOO!!!!

if not, keep on searchin... and comment back with what works for you!! had a similar problem that i forwarded my post to...


545 vs. 300,000,000

This is so true. Short, but an Excellent read.

What the hell happened - 545 vs. 300 million

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be - read it!! The article below is completely neutral, ...not anti republican or democrat.

Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that, in the final analysis, must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day.

It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000


Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.


By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them...

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.

Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ .

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do..

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper..

What you do with this article now that you have read it.......... Is up to you. This might be funny if it weren't so darned true. Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table At which he's fed. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule. Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts Anyway! Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think. Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears. Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass. Tax all he has Then let him know That you won't be done Till he has no dough. When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He's good and sore. Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he's laid... Put these words Upon his tomb, Taxes drove me to my doom...' When he's gone, Do not relax, It's time to apply The inheritance tax.. Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL license Tax Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Excise Taxes Federal Income Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon) Gross Receipts Tax Hunting License Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties
(tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Taxes Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Personal Property Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service Charge T ax Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax Sales Tax Recreational Vehicle Tax School Tax State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!



taylor swift love story

bleh another pseudo disney teener popsong played while getting preggo and for lifetime movie fans.. they dont mention that romeo hangs drywall and gets drunk on payday and juliet goes to the bar with a baby on her hip.. I know Im rambling but what a cloying saccharine sweet song...

then again all taylor swift tunes are like that. well i hope she has a good financial team to capitalize while the moneys good :).


twitter background update lolololoolll

twitter background update lolololoolll



rhymes with its current residence...

The Shitter

funny from my cousin

Last night, the deluxe bean burrito combo platter. This morning, the 3-cheese omlette w/ broccoli. This afternoon, ur a ticking time bomb. Sweet, sweet mercy.