quick note for my dual displays - xrandr command worth booking
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 7:11a Radu Cadariu so I have a laptop and another monitor, whose position was to the left, and then I positioned it to my laptop's right. The problem was the mouse translation from laptop to the monitor, annoyance ! So I changed settings, and I got an error when trying to apply the new position. Solution is given here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/174195/gdbus-error-when-trying-to-enable-second-screen Which led me to issue locally: > xrandr --current and then the proper command for my case: > xran [read] Keywords: laptop
my knowledge centers - was, portal, connections, worklight
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 6:12a Radu Cadariu I thought these URLs looked cool, so I'm publishing here. WAS KC: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAW57/mapfiles/product_welcome_wasnd.html Portal KC: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSHRKX/welcome Connections KC: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSYGQH/welcome Worklight KC: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZH4A/welcome.html Time to review some of my bookmarks ... [read] Keywords: connections
Start menu thought
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:12a Radu Cadariu Ever since Windows got rid of it's Start button, the world was starting to get confused. Or so I've read. But then, a friend of mine asked me to solve something on her Win 8 laptop, knowing that I'm a guru... ha. And so, I couldn't but to realize that the world was right. It was confusing! And now I'm reading that Microsoft is returning it's.... let's call it launcher? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/15/win8_start_menu_leaked_screenshot/Linux desktop world has launchers with th [read] Keywords: desktop
4 years on Ubuntu ... thoughts crossing my mind
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 1:11p Radu Cadariu I was checking stats on my blog when I spotted that on 6/8/10 I wrote my first impressions after I've switched to Ubuntu 4 years later, here are some thoughts: ~ I've performed one upgrade, from 10.04 to 12.04 LTS (I don't remember the details ... ha) ~ as much as all my apps (including some internal ones) are working fine on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the same is not true for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. At this moment, I'm NOT ready to move upwards. ~ I've NEVER looked back not only to Win XP, but not ev [read] Keywords: desktop
interesting healthcare.gov story
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 6:10a Radu Cadariu This is an article which I first spotted on Twitter, via Stephan who retweeted this article: http://newrelic.com/healthcare-team I'm refraining from making too much comments, I'm drafting several points coupled with my own experiences working in governmental engagements. when stakeholders say everything is ok, it usually is not.when stakeholders saw things crumbling down, they wanted to get things back on track within one week (sigh....). It took 5 months. With the team working 24/7 or some [read] Keywords: twitter
so long InfoCenters, welcome KnowledgeCenter
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 6:10a Radu Cadariu I was stoked 5 minutes ago when I spotted in an article that the well known IBM Infocenters will probably fade away. How come such big news for IBM techies did NOT get noticed ? Almost everyone I know in IBM's world complained about the Infocenter, not necessary it's looks, but mostly it's content (and I might add Chrome browser compatibility) No matter what IBM's product you were faced to learn/master, you'd have to know what Infocenter means. It's almost a brand, they should keep it :) [read] Keywords: ibm
Worklight 6.1 Studio - linux drill
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 5:09a Radu Cadariu With my recent downfall into Worklight and understanding the mobile landscape, I installed Worklight 6.1 Studio on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit. After the install ( Eclipse Juno and WL 6.1 plugins ) I started to look around and here's the picture I've got: a) Eclipse Juno, WL 6.1, WAS LP 8.5.x, IBM's JDK 1.6 forms the local environment which allows one developer to do the work. Then the developer discovers Google's ADT, ADB and wonders how the heck can he build the Android .apk for the Workl [read] Keywords: ibm
a look on the Google's two-factor auth
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 6:16a Radu Cadariu Now that I've been burned and had to enforce two-factor authentication for a private mail account (which obviously I thought it wasn't worth it), I get to look at the implementation options they've included. And I have to say I'm really impressed.
First factor - something you know - your password
Second factor - something you have - the phone or a dongle or a piece of paper. Or an application, as we'll see.
Right ? That we know.
A carefully crafted two-factor authentication which [read] Keywords: application
being cracked on gmail
Sun, Jul 21st 2013 3:13p Radu Cadariu it's not pretty. I experienced this today, and the frustration is exactly the same as I discovered my car has been broken into, several years ago.
It was a matter of minutes. Actually, when I received the SMS [we "prevented" a suspicious login], I actually had a browser tab opened to the emails ! When I refreshed, ups ! enter your password ! I think it only took 4 minutes to regain total control of the account, however: imagine my embarrassment when a friend SMSed me: hey you have a virus [read] Keywords: exchange
Notes 9 finally search "All Mails and Archives"
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 6:16a Radu Cadariu I'm stunned, I must have missed this somehow since I upgraded to Notes 9, probably because I gave up on hoping it would ever work ?
However, someone else have to be joking me, they're suggesting how to actually disable the search "All Mails and Archives", they even did a video on it !
Really, you're kidding ! Why would I want to do to that ? Recall 2009, when Radu's started to get frustrated on the exact same issue, being an early adopter [read] Keywords: domino
cross browser bookmarks sync on the same box ? not yet possible
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 2:17p Radu Cadariu I'm waiting for Mozilla and Google to come to an agreement, so I can easily import each other's bookmarks.
This is a longer history for me, I want them cross-synced, because I use one or the other depending on the split second decision when I need to get into a browser :)
I pretty much know the alternatives, cloud sync, mobile sync, I don't care. I'd consider myself a somewhat power user which needs to get his bookmarks in these two browsers, exactly the same. Without a third party, wi [read] Keywords: bug
dropped blogger dynamic views
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 2:16p Radu Cadariu keep it simple is the motto I should have followed in the first place. As much as I used to found blogger.com Dynamic Views attractive, I have to admit they're also weird.
I use this place to post things I found interesting and share my experiences. I don't wanna create a magazine.
So I've reverted the template, where you can find the archives, my mail [for head hunters, I haven't dropped the email and I haven't got used to reading messages on other social networks. And I haven't cea [read] Keywords: blogger
SwiftFile Mail Assistant
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 1:14p Radu Cadariu I'm curious about how many Notes customers out there knew about it, installed it and used/using it on a daily basis:
Google returns 1500 results, couple of blogs and pretty much nothing else.
I can bet this is one of those things which would have been so good to have integrated in the product's default functionality, very useful but never made it the prime time .... [read] Keywords: domino
Wed, Feb 13th 2013 5:11a Radu Cadariu I've watched several articles about Orion, Eclipse's web based development tools. But never got in their hosted hub, to test and play. Until today :)
Now, that's worth the note to make it popular, it's for sure something ground breaking.
For now they allow CSS and JS. Good enough, let's see what's it capable of, I only suspect good things [read] Keywords: css
my ssh fast path
Sun, Feb 10th 2013 2:08p Radu Cadariu This is a collection of past week digging and mocking SSH things. Here's what I have:
1. a neat Gnome Terminal alternative is quake-[ohhhh that Quake !]-like terminal http://guake.org/
have handy the terminal sliding down from the screen, clearing my panel
to sometimes 5 to 10 terminals [sorry, didn't get to switch tabs in
2. very useful article about tweaking local ~/.ssh/config, several things I applied from it:
http://blogs.perl.org/users/smylers/2011/08/ssh-prod [read] Keywords: connections
when IBMIM fails updating
Wed, Jul 4th 2012 11:16p Radu Cadariu worth checking this note: https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21424419
I just solved an issue of upgrading my RSA install to 18.104.22.168 performing the update as described in that note, which is basically saying to start it as
/path_to/InstallationManager/eclipse# ./IBMIM -vmargs -Dcic.doNotReconcile=true [read] Keywords: ibm
this blog updates to dynamic template
Tue, Jul 3rd 2012 12:13p Radu Cadariu I've mocked a bit the Dynamic Views template from Google's Blogger. This is because the previous "about me" where I've posted my gmail.com address disappeared and I only noticed today when someone wanted to get in touch.
However, on the right you can contact me on G+, also switched the default view which I like better.
I don't have a facebook account so don't look for me the there :) [read] Keywords: blogger
Sun, May 27th 2012 12:09p Radu Cadariu Yesterday I discovered a new band whose music went straight to our souls (me, daughter and wife). Yes, I took my daughter to a live jam of Rupa & The April Fishes. Rupa, yes, it was us, me and my friends, grabbing the kids to your play. Hope you enjoyed it as much as they did :)
Total admiration for this band and the organizers, http://www.cavalleria.ro, for making the effort to have them play, though the initial day and location changed on the last minute due to flight delays. This show [read] Keywords: blogger
jazz savings - figures
Thu, Apr 19th 2012 2:12p Radu Cadariu As sometimes happens, looking for something and hit another one. I'm posting this just to back the findings with my feelings, don't take it for granted:
These figures just might be true, and that is because of RTC flexibility. You can do whatever your project tells you to. The problem domain shifts from the tool focus to how to best make use of it.
After getting your way around (I'd e [read] Keywords: blogger
RTC and RRC
Sat, Apr 14th 2012 1:13p Radu Cadariu Just spotted an excellent article about Rational Team Concert (RTC) and Rational Requirements Composer (RRC), which actually fills a gap to my knowledge.
Article is on devworks, a favorite place to look for interesting stuff. It touches a few points, go have a read.
From some time I've been using RTC quite extensively, handling the process / workitems definition, together with its source control system. The point is that the more I know, the more I do understand that a tool isn't enough. [read] Keywords: ibm
blog template change time
Thu, Apr 12th 2012 11:13p Radu Cadariu I've applied the Dynamic Views of the blogger to my corner.
Beside the place to rant, I use this as a bookmarking place to remember stuff. And yesterday, I could not find squat on my own blog !!! this was annoying :)
So, my old template being like several years old, in the meantime Google bought Blogger, did some stuff with it (not sure I like it, though ...) ... however, I've set to experiment this fancy new feature.
I specifically like the Flipcard view from the top left hand. [read] Keywords: blogger
started mocking with DB2 Express-C
Thu, Apr 12th 2012 1:12p Radu Cadariu While I'm so lacking the db skills, which I freely admit, I've installed the free edition of DB2, called DB2 Express-C.
Installed it on my *buntu, running and playing with it, everything cool.
But look at these books right on the front page ! http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/db2/express/getstarted.html
Seems like I have some reading to do for the next period, just to keep me in shape [read] Keywords: ibm
met a Big Data ironman
Tue, Apr 10th 2012 12:12a Radu Cadariu Last week (6th Apr.) I had the pleasure of watching Jeff Jonas live, on stage, speaking about the things he does.
I'm trying to raise awarness, since this fella speaks simple and straighforward even for non-tech people. Big Data is not my domain and I personally think it's gonna take years for certain parts of Europe and their businesses to even start thinking on that.
However, the things Jeff's addressing are fascinating, have a look on the following links:
http://www.research.ibm [read] Keywords: ibm
Fri, Mar 30th 2012 2:11p Radu Cadariu Nice to see these articles on Lotus Notes for beginners.
People taking part in the "I hate this crap" club should take a look at the shots in these articles. If their screen does not look the same and they know they're using Lotus for applications (well, mail included) [read] Keywords: domino
Wed, Mar 7th 2012 5:10a Radu Cadariu I've just spotted on some internal communication that the L2 team for WebSphere Portal maintains their own blog !!
Here's the link: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/PortalL2Thoughts?lang=en
Fellas, I missed your blog back in 2009/2010, but here are my congrats for your initiative.
On a side note, maybe other IBM L2 teams would share their thoughts with tech tips for [read] Keywords: ibm
my weekend techie adventure
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 10:09p Radu Cadariu I've had one of those situation that its hard to escape.
Do you have friends technology agnostic ? So do I ... not only that, but they don't even care about technology, operating systems, files and folders, new stuff, whatever. When such a friend is your brother-in-law, you have no chance but to engage :)
Phase 1, two weeks ago
- new laptop (some Fujitsu Lifebook).
- no OS, it was cheaper
- he [read] Keywords: laptop
OSGI / Eclipe / WAS 8
Thu, Nov 10th 2011 2:10p Radu Cadariu Someone challenged me today into asking: what is OSGI ?
That reminded me that I didn't read enough to better answer this question. For that reason, here's a list of links I make as well to myself and to others curious enough to learn further:
and the search for osgi keyword through [read] Keywords: ibm
Notes 8.5.3 tweaks - linux style
Sun, Oct 30th 2011 11:11p Radu Cadariu 1. The now classic tweak for increasing the Notes underlying IBM JVM heap.
sudo vi /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/rcp/deploy/jvm.properties
This is the location now, increase and change whatever other blog posts tells you :) I increased -Xmx to 1024 and that's it for now, working better.
2. I noticed an annoyance: when starting, client would not open my local replica mail db for about half [read] Keywords: domino
BrowserID: breakthrough for identity SSO on web ? this just might be ...
Tue, Jul 26th 2011 4:10p Radu Cadariu Via my RSS feeds, I stumbled on this. Whose description mentioned PKI ?! As in public/private key ?! WOW !
This might be the breakthrough I've been personally waiting for, when speaking of annoyance multiple accounts on web. I've been looking at openids past year or so, however PKI "embedded" in the current browser seems more like it. Let's keep an eye on it.
As always, adoption guides [read] Keywords:
rambling social software
Fri, Jul 1st 2011 3:19p Radu Cadariu It's rather late here in .ro, but since twitter does not allow me to post more than ... uhmm 30 chars ?! ... uh perhaps more ... insufficient, I've got this ideas to share with you.
[btw, got this twitter account, not very happy, except I can follow interesting people posting interesting articles, and me sometimes posting ... what did I post ? almost nothing. Good, parenthesis closed]
Question: [read] Keywords: social software
resistance is futile
Fri, Jun 24th 2011 1:13p Radu Cadariu I think this was a line from some movie, but in my case I resisted since 2009 to not tweet
I finally gave in ... I created my Twitter account, I also added the widget to this site in order for you to see what I'm up to. However I'd like more to follow others, I tweet if I have short messages not suitable for blog.
I will for no reason tweet about me zipping coffe in the morning, nor about me [read] Keywords: twitter
WAS 8 for Developers - yes it's free
Sat, Jun 18th 2011 6:18a Radu Cadariu It might be that IBM's announcements are not targeting prospective customers or students that much, since I do encounter people saying WAS is not free to use for development and learning activities.
Yes it is, go get it: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ws/wasdevelopers/index.html [read] Keywords: ibm
Mon, Jun 6th 2011 8:14a Radu Cadariu now, this is something worth space on my blog, in order advocate good technology.
I've been increasingly using Jazz and RTC, it actually rocks, so next things have to get better ... [read] Keywords:
Enterprise Architecture (EA) view from an IT Architect
Sat, May 21st 2011 5:09p Radu Cadariu This post wants to share with you my take on EA, after attending a course led by some smart people. I won't share their names without permission, but they're smart, that I can tell you.
Note: this work may change over time as I read more. I actually didn't had the time to read topics/articles on EA before attending this class. This is why I might be biased or even wrong. Feel free to comment or [read] Keywords: enterprise
projects failing. lessons learned.
Wed, Apr 20th 2011 3:14p Radu Cadariu Having been involved in several engagements past months, I took some lessons from what I consider to be good technology with bad implementations. These were not necessarily failed projects but I had a feeling of unaccomplished work. And this is because I am usually passionate about the technology I work with and I want to drag people with me, which didn't happened. Why I had these mixed feelings [read] Keywords:
IBM WebSphere clip
Wed, Apr 20th 2011 2:09p Radu Cadariu Didn't knew WebSphere emerged in 1998, the year I started my career in IT.
However, WebSphere is currently laying around in most IBM products, across all IBM brands. Such examples I'm aware of: WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Process Server, Tivoli Access Manager, DB2 CM, FileNet.
One good piece of technology which worth the learning effort. Java developers will eventually hit some WebSphere [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM systems fell but didn't stop
Wed, Mar 30th 2011 10:10p Radu Cadariu The pictures from Timothy's article below are a testimony not only on resilience but on the difference made by proper solution design.
http://mainframe.typepad.com/blog/2011/03/earthquake-in-japan-ibm-machines-kept-running.html [read] Keywords: ibm
was recommended readings
Tue, Mar 22nd 2011 1:13p Radu Cadariu I just found this list of developerworks articles and redbooks:
Something struck me on the article: "Date: Dec 2010 (Published 25 Feb 2003)" ... pretty impressive, isn't it ?
I'll parse the list, could it be something new I didn't knew ? :) [read] Keywords: ibm
RSA 8.0.2 on the horizon
Mon, Mar 14th 2011 2:08p Radu Cadariu Being to busy lately to post new stuff, this is my way to let you know that RSA 8.0.2 hit the Eclipse update. Yummy, bugs fixed :) http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27018962#802 [read] Keywords: ibm
celebrating 100 years.
Sun, Jan 23rd 2011 5:15a Radu Cadariu cool videos to watch. Some of the things presented I didn't knew were build into IBM's labs. Good for culture. I'm also a proud IBMer, for what it's worth :) [read] Keywords: ibm
Wed, Dec 1st 2010 4:12a Radu Cadariu It popped into my RSS feeds, I liked and agree with the message from the video, I'm sharing:img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/raducadariublog/~4/BBLAaU8euiw" height="1" width="1"/ [read] Keywords:
back from holidays
Sat, Sep 18th 2010 3:25a Radu Cadariu Two and a half weeks, approx 3.000 km by car. These are the locations we've travel:
View holidays 2010 in a larger map
What I learned is that:
- Children don't care at their age (7 and 8 years old, two girls) about bizantine, greek or roman history. But taking them at museums and archaelogical sites might encourage them to read and learn more.
- I am an ignorant.
- Tribute for this vacationimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/raducadariublog/~4/FiJ9k5w8v34" height="1" width="1"/ [read] Keywords: