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September, 2007:

2007-09-30

Its the cusp of October, and I am not too keen on that.

I’ve been taking a bit of an inventory of what I’ve wanted to do this year and where I’m at. I should feel better about where I am.

I earned the promotion I was looking for.

I earned my CISSP and Juniper certifications.

I’m healthier than I was at the start of the year.

The kids are doing very well in school and in life.

My relationships with my family have continued to improve.

Installing Lotus Notes 8 on OpenSuSE 10.2 with KDE

Hi, All!

I don’t know how one gets the Notes installer other than from the cool kids at work.

The install was very straight forward.

  1. uninstall the old Lotus Notes for Linux client
  1. you might need to clean up your .profile from the old client’s install
  2. you might also want to blow away any residual directories from the old install
  • untar the client bundle
  • as root, run setup.sh
  • follow the defaults except for where you get the choice of components to install. Select everything there.
  • Once the installer is finished, chmod -R 777 /etc/lotus
  • And that was it. As me, a non-root user, I executed ‘/opt/ibm/lotus/notes/notes’. I eventually was rewarded with the setup dialogs. It took a few minutes for them to show.

    Hope this helps!

    How to Accept Criticism with Grace and Appreciation | zen habits

    How to Accept Criticism with Grace and Appreciation | zen habits

    I wish I had seen this a few days ago. I was at a work-related conference, and a constant continual critic of mine was there.

    A few years ago, he could wind me up so much with his negative comments, beratements, and brow-beatings that I would often have to leave before hurting something or someone (especially me). This guy excels at pushing people’s buttons.

    The last few years, and most recently this week, he would make his comments while I just smiled and nodded. In one ear and out the other was my mantra.

    The one thing that irritates me more than anything is that sometimes he is right or has a valid point.

    SANS Internet Storm Center; Cooperative Network Security Community – Internet Security – isc

    SANS Internet Storm Center; Cooperative Network Security Community – Internet Security – isc: “In the grand scheme of things -think the matrix- the question might not be ‘to be or not to be’, but instead evolve to ‘to be real or not to be real’”

    Eric Umansky: Chlorine and Cholera

    Eric Umansky: Chlorine and Cholera: “In other words, the biggest damage from chlorine bombs–as with so many terrorist attacks–has come from overreaction to it. Fear operates as a ‘force multipier’ for terrorists and in this case has helped them cut off Iraq’s clean water. Pretty impressive feat for some bombs that turned out to be close to duds.”

    Frequency X Blog

    Frequency X Blog:

    “… with this popularity and relevance, we have noticed that IBM ISS has had an avalanche of press inquiries asking us to talk about the security implications of virtualization.”

    My cohort, Sam, and I have been shouting caution from the rooftops for some time now. Its nice that this has come out, as well as the VMWare presentation at SANSFire this year.

    bad banana blog: Homeland Security Blanket

    bad banana blog: Homeland Security Blanket

    Too funny. Too real.

    SANS Internet Storm Center; Cooperative Network Security Community – Internet Security – isc

    SANS Internet Storm Center; Cooperative Network Security Community – Internet Security – isc: “It need not always be a plain and simple Word attachment.”

    Midyear Internet threat reports show professional criminals hard at work | Tech news blog – CNET News.com

    Midyear Internet threat reports show professional criminals hard at work | Tech news blog – CNET News.com: “… each looked at different areas of the Internet in specific but generally found that botnets are on the rise, and that the tools used for attack have gone professional with less noise from mere amateurs. Two of the reports went to find the top three vendors most affected by newly disclosed vulnerabilities were Microsoft, Apple and Oracle, that the United States hosts the most spam-related Web sites, and the sites most-often phished were financial sites.”

    » Real Mind Control: The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment

    » Real Mind Control: The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment: “… hat word choice determines thought choice, which determines emotions and actions. It’s not enough to just decide you’ll stop using certain words, though. It requires conditioning.”

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