My Dad

10/27/02 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
It was this Friday that my mom called in the morning to tell me that my father's lump in his neck was a secondary cancer, meaning that there was already a big patch of cancer somewhere else in his system that was growing and spreading itself around.

The thoughts they come a tumblin down after a moment like this. Thinking of what is, what was, and what may soon be. My mom's a wreck, already has him dead and buried. I think of denial, anger, bargaining and acceptance, and wonder how you get through all these feelings.

Things are still very fresh, can't think too much, although i am thinking too much. Emotion runs deep, obviously. How much of that is chemical?

I walked down the street earlier today, and looked at the fall leaves. It reminded me of what one sees each day of one's life. As I wrote this it reminded me of camping in the Smokey Mountains in the fall in the rain with my family. It was a miserable trip -- cold and wet and constant rain, except that I'll never forget walking through the rainy woods -- how is it that that's seared into my memory -- except that the extreme conditions put it there.

My Dad's still doing fine. He feels fine. I don't know if he'll do anything about this cancer. he hates doctors which is ironic considering that he is one himself. That might be the root of his fear: having gone to school with them.

Lazy Bones

10/27/02 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Long as there is chicken gravy on your rice,
Ev'rything is nice.
Long as there's watermelon on the vine,
Ev'rything is fine.
You got no time to work,
You got no time to play,
Busy doin' nothin' all the live long day.
You won't ever change no matter what I say,
You're just made that way.

Lazybones, Sleepin' in the sun,
How you 'spec' to get your day's work
Sleepin' in the noonday sun.
Lazybones, sleepin' in the shade,
How you 'spec' to get your corn meal
Never get your corn meal made
Sleepin' in the evenin' shade.

When 'taters need sprayin',
I bet you keep prayin'
The bugs fall off the vine
And when you fo fishin'
I bet you keep wishin'
The fish won't grab at your line.

Lazybones, loafin' thru the day,
Now you 'spec' to make a dime that way?
Never make a dime that way
(Well looky here)
He never heard a word I say!


10/25/02 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
Step 1: generate a key (
Step 2: generate a CA cert (self signed) (if you want to) (
Step 3: generate a user key (blah.key) (do you need a different key from the ca key?)
Step 4: generate a cert request (blah.csr)
Step 5: edit and use the shell script /usr/local/ssl/bin/ to sign blah.csr with
-- now you've got blah.crt which you reference in your ssl.conf along with your blah.key

program location :

create key pair:
go into directory conf/ssl.key
openssl genrsa -des3 -out ca.key 2048 (lose the -des3 if you don't want to encrypt the private key - and you don't want to encrypt it unless you feel like entering the password each time you start your webserver)

generate self signed CA cert
go into directory conf/ssl.crt
openssl req -new -x509 -days 365 -key ca.key -out ca.crt

generate a cert request:
go into conf/ssl.csr
openssl req -new -key user.key -out user.csr

signing your csr with your ca cert
go into conf/ssl.csr
run /usr/local/ssl/bin/
move the resulting crt into conf/ssl.crt

view a cert plainly
openssl x509 -noout -text -in file.crt

view a key plainly
openssl rsa -noout -text -in keyfile

view a csr plainly
openssl req -noout -text -in .csr

more stuffs

10/22/02 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
/usr/sbin/prtconf and /usr/platform//sbin/prtdiag will show set values.
/usr/platform//sbin/eeprom will show eeprom values


10/17/02 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
The gui for disksuite is /usr/sbin/metatool


10/14/02 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
By default external cacheing is disabled --

adding the ip block in /etc/dnscachex/root/ip will allow requests

ultra 30 scsi card

10/10/02 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
symbios 8802

vhdci connectors external


10/06/02 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
Authoritative name servers for my domains are and

Cacheing servers for personal use are: woowie nervecenter
but only after adding the subnets into /etc/dnscachex/root/ip


09/29/02 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Another group which is incredible -- the hi-lo's --- and the following :

singers unlimited -- their box set "magic voices"
LA voices
NY voices
Take 6
and the four freshmen

Jane Monheit

09/29/02 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Just heard her version of 'cheek to cheek' --- very cool !

The album is "In the Sun"

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