Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sakura Watch March 27 2009

We have a cherry tree in our backyard. I'm going to take pictures once a week so we know when to have our Hanami.

sakura watch pic #1

Too bad the blackberry can't focus.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Kubuntu Jaunty

Should I or shouldn't I, that is the question:

Then again, Disasterous Kubuntu Hardy upgrade to Intrepid (and see the various comments on the reddit submission)
If they can't get it right for a "stable" version, why am I tempted with a beta?

Kubuntu Jaunty

Should I or shouldn't I, that is the question:

Then again, Disasterous Kubuntu Hardy upgrade to Intrepid (and see the various comments on the reddit submission)
If they can't get it right for a "stable" version, why am I tempted with a beta?

Saturday, March 21, 2009


It's the oddest thing. Looking at in Konqueror it renders absolutely fine. In opera it looks fine. Okay, so fine is relative. But the odd thing is that my css doesn't get applied at all in any mozilla browser. Meaning ff, flock, mozilla. And for what it's worth it doesn't render in konqueror 4 or midori either.

**Update:** Okay, I fixed it. It was my trac config in lighty. It was conflicting with my config. I fixed it. Not sure why opera and konqueror would still render correctly though. Chalk it up to the whim of the ether.


一昨日、会社の同僚から日経産業新聞に乗った日本おけるECM市場について記事が添付されていた。 市場調査企業がECM市場報告を出した関係で記事が出ている。 記事そのものが主にマイクロソフトの44%マーケットシェアを中心に書かれていたのだが、昨年ECM市場が46.2%伸び率を示しているらしい。 

market share chart

上記の図はITR社のプレスリリースからのもの。 日経産業新聞の記事はPDFとして届いている。興味あれば、ダウンロードしてください。

個人的には、会社でシェアポイントを利用しているが、間違えなく便利なツールである。 ただ、記事に書かれている「必要な機能をすべて備えたECMソフト」という印象を受けない。どっちかというと、社内ポータルようなものである。 とはいえ、相変わらずマイクロソフトの強みを活かせるソフトであり、エクスチェーンジとのインターグレーションが非常に便利だ。

僕が単純に自分が昨年に入社した会社が日本市場で大手企業と並べるようになっている。 希望としては、マーケットシェア拡大になり、それに伴ってプロジェクトマネジメント案件を受注。 そうすると、僕が担当になり、日本へいける! それだけだ。

Saturday, March 14, 2009



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Work Out

Okay, I'm bushed. We headed to "our clubhouse" today, and had a "workout" for about 2 hours.  I put "our clubhouse" in quotes, because in fact it's not our clubhouse, but rather the club house that's part of  my Mom's condo community.  It's a two story affair with a party room on the top floor and a gym on the lower floor.

The gym has some weight machines, a couple of tread mills and some stationary bikes.  More importantly though, it's got two racquetball courts.  So today, we headed over to Mom's and visited with her for a half hour or 45 minutes.   Then we headed over to the club house.  I was on one of the bikes for 15 minutes or so.  I vary between 10 or 15 minutes depending on how I'm feeling.  I've been known to do 20 minutes too.  But when a crew of us are there I tend to do shorter times on the stationary bike, because after the bike I do 10 or 15 minutes on the weight machines.

Then it's game time.  After a quick break after some weight lifting, Ken (my older son) and I play a set of racquetball games.  We'll either play a set of 5 games, or this old man is feeling his oats a 7 game set.  Today I went up 2 game to zero and then my game fell apart.  More accurately, age set in and I started missing easy shots more, and/or too tired to chase after nice shots by Ken.  And he makes some really good ones.  Unfortunately for me, he won three straight today to beat me 3 games to 2.  He also leads the series 4 sets to 3.

Looking at the clock after the last game, the workout lasted 2 hours.  I really enjoy the games, it's just a lot of fun.  And to see Ken get better and better over time is also cool.  Once I get in better shape, I'll whoop is ass.

Miscellany 3/14/2009

Couple of random thoughts. is down.  If you know me, you probably know who I host with but I will leave my providers name out of this because I actually like them.  In fact, I got a huge laugh out of why my site is down.  Support for my provider is available via IM, so on top of the email I sent mentioning that my server is down, I ask how the transition.  The provider is in the process of moving all of their equipment to a new datacenter, requiring a massive move of many, many servers, vps, etc.

Customer Support: hmmmm
Customer Support: that would account for why I have an extra machine
Customer Support:  I was supposed to take a machine, but the customer asked me why it was still up on the old IP... I replied, "I don't know, as far as I know, I've got the machine in my car"
Me: hahahahahahahahahha, now that is funny.
Customer Support:
sorry,I guess the machines weren't labeled right or I just made a mistake

So it appears the server he was supposed to move (mine wasn't scheduled until next week) is still in the old data center while mine is in the car getting ready for the move.  I just thought that was really funny, and since it's my personal server I'm not overly concerned.  It does knock out as well since the dns for JANO is running on my server, but that's okay too, since we're not talking about a site that I'm going to lose money on.

On a related note, I have decided to stay with Byteflow for my site.  While there are some huge advantages to using blogger for my blog, I'd prefer to keep my feet wet with django, etc., and byteflow is a great blog tool.  If there were an easy way of moving it to goole app engine, I'd probably do that, but per piranha's comments on my last post I'd say it's more work than I really want to attempt.  And like I mentioned in reply to piranha, I'm not displeased with Byteflow in any form or fashion. 

I will be actually cancelling the server is on though.  I only have about three sites hosted on there and one is being moved for different reasons.  Meaning I have two minor sites (including that really don't justify the amount I'm paying.  Now that I have a real job, all my email is hosted by google apps, etc., I really won't need the server.  I can move those two sites to small virtual private servers.

In fact, I recently moved JANO completely to google, so that VPS is freed up.  I'll be moving my stuff there.  It may be a while as I need to migrate JANO's dns to godaddy, but I can't do that for a little bit as I recently renewed the registration and there is a waiting period of 30 or 60 days or whatever it is.

Google Reader

I have been using google reader in place of my planets.  I'm not sure I like it.  I seem to get the same articles I've read as new articles which is really annoying.  Some of it is simply the same news item from a different source, but some are clearly the exact same article from the same source.   I'll stick with it for a while as the "sharing" and particularly "sharing with notes" is really handy.  Plus I get the fancy box you see on the upper right of this blog to go with it, and if that ain't the cats meow I don't know what is.

Repulsive Republicans

If the GOP wants to woo me to their fold they need to get a grip on reality.  Having Rush The Twit as their spokesman does the exact opposite.  As does what's her name, Anne Coulter.  And one more thing - read my lips: Separation of Church and State.  As long as the GOP is defined by the Christian Right it will not have my support.  Period.

Like you cared....

Cavs Win Again

The Cleveland Cavaliers won again last night over the Sacramento Kings.  It was ugly actually, even considering Lebron's 51 points.  But it came down to Lebron having to score 51 to pull out a win.  The Cavs haven't played really well since Ben Wallace went out with that broken leg.  While he can't score, he provides so much else on the defensive end that without him the Cavs look weak on defense.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Random Thoughts for Today

Today, just a series of random thoughts.


As I've twat on twitter, I have a running match with my son in racquetball. We play anywhere from 5 games to 7 games. Each game is 11 points, and you have to win by 2. I start off with 20 minutes or so on a bike machine, hit the weights machine for about 10 minutes, and after a quick break our match starts.