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Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

Posted in Documentary Films, Psychology by artpablico on January 23, 2010

It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog. It’s busy because of programming, fixing computers, and watching tutorials. I just finished watching Status Anxiety by Alain Botton. What a great documentary. Major takeaways:

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I gave up on LTSP because of the speed, But here’s my notes.

Posted in Computers, Ubuntu by artpablico on December 26, 2009

Anyway, just to show you what I’ve learned. There are only a few things you need to check to make sure LTSP Server-client is running smoothly, these are:

1. DHCP Server

#the default dhcp when you install a LTSP Server

sudo gedit /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf

#to restart it
sudo /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server restart

#check if it’s working
netstat -apn | grep “:67 ”

2. Your client’s configuration

sudo gedit /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/lts.conf
3. Updating chroot

sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/apt/sources.list
export LTSP_HANDLE_DAEMONS=false
sudo chroot /opt/ltsp/i386
mount -t proc proc /proc
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
exit
sudo ltsp-update-kernels
sudo umount /opt/ltsp/i386/proc
sudo ltsp-update-image
4. Other updates for the client

sudo ltsp-update-sshkeys
sudo ltsp-update-kernels
5. Just follow the logic here, and where the paths are located
sudo gedit /etc/inetd.conf

6. Study this as well together with #5
sudo gedit /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.cfg/default

7. Are you blocked from the world?
sudo gedit /etc/hosts
sudo gedit /etc/hosts.allow
sudo gedit /etc/hosts.deny

8. Installing LOCAL APPS on the client

sudo chroot /opt/ltsp/i386
mount -t proc proc /proc
apt-get install (program name)
exit
sudo ltsp-update-image -a i386
sudo gedit /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/lts.conf

#after that edit your lts.conf

[Default]
LOCAL_APPS=True
LOCAL_APPS_MENU = True
LOCAL_APPS_MENU_ITEMS = gnomebaker, mplayer, etc… (write the program name here)

#To check if it’s on the client – type this on a CLI

ls -1 /opt/ltsp/i386/usr/share/applications/| grep desktop | sed s/\.desktop/,/g | xargs | sed s/\ //g

10. If LDM won’t log you in, make sure you take care of SSH, it’s the protocol it uses to login to your server
sudo gedit /etc/ssh/sshd_config
sudo /etc/init.d/ssh restart

11. Do you want more speed? Put this in your lts.conf

LDM_DIRECTX = True

12. Do you have a Firewall? Turn it off if you’re connecting for the first time and build from the ground up.

There! I hope you enjoy LTSP’ing.

PS By the way in case, you’re stuck, download an IRC Chat Program, go to irc.freenode.net, and the channel #ltsp – I met some great friends there who helped me out, and couldn’t find help on the net.

NTP Time Server

Posted in Ubuntu by artpablico on December 24, 2009

I’m now using Karmic Koala 9.10.

How to update your time, if it’s wrong run:

dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

And set your appropriate settings.

Documenting My Ubuntu Projects

Posted in Uncategorized by artpablico on October 20, 2009

OK, what have I been doing in the last few months?

What immediately comes to my mind when I wake up in the morning?

No, not that one… It’s Ubuntu Linux.

I want to help others learn about computers so I studied Linux.

I promised in my blog about 10 Commandments of Working Hard is to start a Linux Blog. But, I’ve looked around, and there are so many people who’re BETTER than me, who’re already doing that.

So I think I’ll just document my Ubuntu Projects, starting with LTSP server and thin clients.

This technology is SO amazing.

Imagine, just buy one powerful server, and buy Intel Atom PC’s and then you’re all set, you can save a dollar, peso, from your electric bills, if accumulated months after months, that’s a lot.

Currently, I have a server it was bought from Tipidpc.com.

10 Commandments For Working Hard

Posted in Business, Psychology by artpablico on July 15, 2009

I just saw these 10 commandments for working hard in a favorite website.

If you can relate to these things, then you must be an honest person.

First of all, I’ll cut and paste them for you: *Note This Isn’t An Original Idea – You Can Google Search This*

Top 10 Commandments For “Working Hard”

10.

Never walk around without a document.

People with documents look like hardworking employees headed to important meetings.

People with nothing in their hands look like they’re headed for the cafeteria.

People with a newspaper in their hands look like they’re headed for the toilet.

Above all, make sure you carry loads of stuff home with you at night, thus generating the false impression that you work longer hours than you really do.

9.

Use computers to look busy.

Any time you use a computer, it looks like “work” to the casual observer.

You can send and receive personal e-mail, chat and have a blast without doing anything remotely related to work.

These aren’t exactly the societal benefits that the proponents of the computer revolution would like to talk about, but they’re not bad either.

When you get caught by your boss — and you will get caught — your best defense is to claim that you’re teaching yourself to use new software, thus saving valuable training dollars.

8.

Have a messy desk.

Only top management can get away with a clean desk.

For the rest of us, it looks like we’re not working hard enough.

Build huge piles of documents around your workspace.

To the observer, last year’s work looks the same as today’s work; it’s volume that counts.

Pile papers and files high and wide.

If you know somebody is coming to your cubicle, bury the document you’ll need halfway down in an existing stack and rummage for it when he/she arrives.

7.

Voicemail: never answer your phone if you have voicemail.

People don’t call you just because they want to give you something for nothing — they call because they want you to do work for them.

That’s no way to live.

Screen all your calls through voicemail.

If somebody leaves a message for you and it sounds like impending work, respond during lunch hour when you know they’re not there — it looks like you’re hardworking and conscientious even though you’re being a devious weasel.

6.

Look impatient and annoyed.

According to George Costanza in Seinfeld, you should always try to look impatient and annoyed to give off the impression that you’re always busy.

5.

Leave the office late.

Always leave the office late, especially when the boss is still around.

You could read magazines and storybooks that you always wanted to read.

Make sure you walk past the boss’ room on your way out.

Send important e-mail at unearthly hours (i.e. 9:35 p.m., 7:05 a.m., etc.) and during public holidays.

4.

Creative sighing for effect.

Sigh loudly when there are many people around, giving the impression that you are under extreme pressure.

3.

Have a stacking strategy.

It’s not enough to pile documents on the table.

Put lots of books on the floor (thick computer manuals are the best), etc.

2.

Build your vocabulary.

Read up on some computer magazines and pick out all the jargon and new products.

Use the phrases freely when in conversation with bosses.

Remember; they don’t have to understand what you’re saying, but you sure sound impressive.

1.

Do not forward this to your boss by mistake!

Words to live by!

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Now, why would I share something like this?

The truth is this is a challenge for me.

I’ve got thousands of things I would like to do, and I often find myself “addicted” to my struggle.

Yeah…

Are you addicted to your struggle?

Have you ever met a person when you asked how he’s doing said, “Sigh… Sigh… Deep Breath… Woo… There’s too much work to be done…”

It seems to me people like these, including myself, never actually get work done, and have always something in their mind to struggle with.

That’s why the jokes above – if you get them, there’s a play happening between the work-horses, the lazy bums, and the strugglers.

Now, what value can you get out of this blog…

I’m going to start a set of tutorials Learning The Linux System, and Writing PHP For The Newbies.

This is a ton of work.

But I’m not going to struggle. I’m going to balance my work and play.

It’s the same with you.

Balance is the key to our rejuvenation. Without it, we are doomed to “struggle” or NOT to struggle and play around the office.

In today’s modern world, information is key.

The day that you lose focus on your goals and productivity, is the day you will lose the opportunities.

Don’t let yourself become “addicted to your struggle” it’s the day you rob yourself and everyone of your gifts.

Century of the Self by Adam Curtis (a documentary film)

Posted in Divine Government of GOD, Documentary Films, marketing, Psychology by artpablico on March 23, 2009

I’ve just finished watching “The Century of the Self” by Adam Curtis. It was a documentary about Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis theory and his nephew Edward Bernay’s marketing strategies on America. Specifically, how they shaped our societies and personalities.

My major takeaways are:

  1. Everyone has a good and bad side. We all have different ways to achieve what we want, some do it by manipulating the object of their desire while others are plain honest and truthful. (more…)

The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida

Posted in Good Books by artpablico on March 8, 2009

If you’re like most guys, you’ve probably never asked what it means to be Masculine. If you like to know an in-depth knowledge about it, then it’s in this book, “The Way of the Superior Man” by David Deida.

My major takeaways are:

  1. Never let your opinions change in order to PLEASE A WOMAN. Why this is important is because there are TOO FEW MEN out there who have a purpose and plan in their lives. They might have a wonderful relationship with others but this vanishes instantly and COMPLETELY in front of a beautiful woman who they admire. I don’t exclude myself from this. Men are built to be fortresses in times when their strength is needed but it wouldn’t help your woman if she can easily sway you out of your way. Now, there are exceptions to this rule because it’s one way to be an asshole and push your ego, it’s another to be authentic and lead a great relationship.
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The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph. D. and William D. Danko, Ph. D.

Posted in Business, Good Books by artpablico on December 15, 2008

I’ve just finished reading “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph. D. and William D. Danko, Ph. D. – it was about the study where to find millionaires, know more about their lifestyles and businesses, and how to become one. Major takeaways are:

  1. The millionaires are frugal. They don’t live to show-off their expensive cars, clothings, and other luxury items. That’s why they’re called Prodigious Accumulators of Wealth or PAW’s. On the other hand, many are Under Accumulators of Wealth or UAW’s. These people are just the opposite. They don’t invest their money rather they spend it to have high-consumptive lifestyles, or as the author’s put it: They DON’T live BELOW their means.
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The Psychology of Spirituality by Dr. H.B. Danesh

Posted in Divine Government of GOD, Good Books by artpablico on December 9, 2008

I’ve just finished reading the “Psychology of Spirituality” by Dr. H.B. Danesh. It was a great read. This book is about the author’s study of the meaning of life. Major takeaways are:

  1. World is based on materialism. Think of science. Science is the study of facts, but if science does NOT provide facts about the soul and the spirit, then these things are just considered theories. Humans are confused by this because they don’t know whether they’re mechanical creatures or spiritual in nature.
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Engage!

Posted in Uncategorized by artpablico on December 3, 2008

My blog will start today…