Sunday, May 17, 2015

David Pogue: Simplicity sells

Still one of my all time favourites

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

X11 Forwarding - request failed on channel 0

A quick note on getting X11 forwarding working ->

Error: X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0
Platofrm: SLES 11 SP3
Resolution: install xorg-x11-xauth

Other interesting things to try which could also cause this issue:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint

Interesting video on this:

How to avoid death By PowerPoint: David JP Phillips at TEDxStockholm

Main points from this are:

  • One message per slide
  • Use contrast and size to steer focus
  • Avoid sentences if speaking at the same time
  • Use a dark background
  • Six objects per slide
Another one more on the lighter side that I enjoyed by Don McMillan: 

Monday, January 19, 2015

NetIQ IDM 4.0.2 Install - iManager Error

Considering I keep forgetting to do this in my lab environments I thought I post a quick note on it.

SLES 11 64 bit SP3
IDM 4.0.2

Unable to create AdminNamespace. java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class com.novell.admin.ns.nds.jclient.NDSNamespaceImpl

From tomcat log file:
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /var/opt/novell/iManager/nps/WEB-INF/bin/linux/ cannot open shared objec
t file: No such file or directory
NDSNamespaceImpl....235 java.lang.Exception: Unable to initialize JClient: java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /var/opt/novell/iManager/nps/WEB-
INF/bin/linux/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Install libstdc++33-32bit
Command: yast –i libstdc++33-32bit


Quote on development tools

"One piece of advice I would pass on to new developers is to remember it is your job to make life easier/better for the USER, not for yourself. Pick the platform, language, and framework that lets you get the' job done for the end user as fast, cheaply, and as maintainable as possible. If that means YOU have to do a lot more work, well, so be it. Never ever use a language simply because it is "cool". Languages are tools, you pick a tool because it works, not because it makes you feel happy."

Dave Marney

Friday, January 9, 2015

Quote for the day

"Good professional firms have service quality programmes. They do so to genuinely respond
more effectively. They do not do so to merely satisfy some external auditor."