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Pretty Linux?

So what do you think? Is it pretty? LOL 🙂

I guess I should have added how to actually do this… Here is the quick-n-dirty way:

Add the following to the bottom of your .bashrc file for whatever user:

alias ls=’ls –color’
export LS_COLOR

Here is a quick legend for the color associations:

di = directory
fi = file
ln = symbolic link
pi = fifo file
so = socket file
bd = block (buffered) special file
cd = character (unbuffered) special file
or = symbolic link pointing to a non-existent file (orphan)
mi = non-existent file pointed to by a symbolic link (visible when you type ls -l)
ex = file which is executable (ie. has ‘x’ set in permissions)

0   = default colour
1   = bold
4   = underlined
5   = flashing text
7   = reverse field
31  = red
32  = green
33  = orange
34  = blue
35  = purple
36  = cyan
37  = grey
40  = black background
41  = red background
42  = green background
43  = orange background
44  = blue background
45  = purple background
46  = cyan background
47  = grey background
90  = dark grey
91  = light red
92  = light green
93  = yellow
94  = light blue
95  = light purple
96  = turquoise
100 = dark grey background
101 = light red background
102 = light green background
103 = yellow background
104 = light blue background
105 = light purple background
106 = turquoise background

Also, you can combine more than one option per directive like this… *.log=91;1;42 which would give you this:


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The Origin of the Conklin Surname


There are several mysteries about this unusual surname recorded in the forms of Conklin, Concklin, and Conkling. The New Dictionary of American Surnames claims without providing any proof, that it derives from the Dutch ‘Konkelen’, and translates as either a descendant of a chieftain or a conspirator, somewhat opposing viewpoints. We have not been able to satisfy ourselves that the name origin is Dutch at all, certainly no recordings as Konkelen or Conckeleyne or Concklin have been found in Holland. A rare recording as ‘Konkelenberg’would seem to be the nearest, this apparently translates as ‘one who lives by deep water at the side of the hill’, quite logical for Holland and North Germany. But to add confusion all the early recordings are in New England and all seem very British. There is no trace of any Dutch or European Christian names. We have investigated the records for the original counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, the areas from which many New England settlers came, and hence the same county names in the USA. A surname spelt Conking or Conling was recorded there, with one Steven Conking being married at South Walsham, Norfolk, in 1575. We believe that this ‘Conking’ may be the origin of the American ‘Conklin(g)’. Early recordings include Abigail Conklin, the grand-daughter of Benjamin Conckelyne (so much for spelling), christened at East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, on June 26th 1701, and Mary Conklin, who married Marshall Pierce at Almeda, Oakland, California, on July 13th 1863. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Benjamin Conckelyne, which was dated June 1st 1668, married Hannah Mulford at East Hampton, New York, during the reign of King Charles 11, of England and New England, 1660 – 1685. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.


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My own referral…?

Funny story… at least I thought it was… I was on-site @ a customer’s data center the other day and I was tasked with configuring a SUN LTO-3 Quantum tape drive, similar to the photo on the left here, among other things… No biggie right…? Any way… in my usual way I was Googling lots of stuff, because I don’t remember anything… and while doing so, I came across my own blog, this very one you are reading for the answer.  I thought that was awesome… I answered my own question… LOL 🙂

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Multidimensional Ramblings on String Theory

So as I was falling asleep last night and driving to work this morning I just had so many thoughts in my mind that I thought I would simply “jot” them down here…  That being said, nothing here is intended to really make any “typical” sense, but then that is the point isn’t it? Oh and the photo… is g-string theory… LOL ya I know it’s lame, but who doesn’t like the pic?? common’.. really?

As I was thinking about multidimensional space and how the 5th dimension is curled up so small that we cannot perceive it, it made me wonder if in fact we are looking at everything upside down.  To elaborate, although we exist in the 3rd dimension, as we understand dimensions, the 3rd dimension could be the highest dimension in PHYSICAL existence.  So if in fact we are going to count them and try to visualize them, 3 would be the MOST physical and 26 the least (or 10) so we are on top.  Not sure if order is even relevant in terms of visualization but I am trying to get my mind around a concept which cannot be conceived in a visual sense from a 3 dimensional perspective.   I have found Bosonic String Theory to be a complex mathematical postulate, with a difficulty in rendering a physical model, although this site has made an attempt to do just that.  Here is an overview:

The 26 dimensions of Closed Unoriented Bosonic String Theory are interpreted as the 26 dimensions of the traceless Jordan algebra J3(O)o of 3×3 Octonionic matrices, with each of the 3 Octonionic dimenisons of J3(O)o having the following physical interpretation:
4-dimensional physical spacetime plus 4-dimensional internal symmetry space;
8 first-generation fermion particles;
8 first-generation fermion anti-particles.
This interpretation is consistent with interpreting the strings as World Lines of the Worlds of Many-Worlds Quantum Theory and the 26 dimensions as the degrees of freedom of the Worlds of the Many-Worlds.

Ya that’s a tough one right? We somehow need to get this into a frame of reference for our collective peoples.  Is that even possible?  Do you even care?

Although we cannot really comprehend any of this, to illustrate something, I will start with a singularity.  In a black-hole there is postulated to be a singularity @ its center, of ultimate power. This is the power source behind the nearly immeasurable power of the black-hole.  The comparison I draw is this… although the singularity is immeasurable, and frankly my not even exist in our 3 dimensional space, it’s influence is massive to say the least.  From this indescribably small point the incomprehensible power of the black-hole is realized in the 3rd dimension.  Therefore, possibly this model represents the underlying power of influence other, sub-physical, dimensions have upon everything we experience in physical reality.  Would it be unreasonable to think that if were were to traverse a black-hole we would in fact be traversing all 26 dimensions?  Something we could not possibly survive based on the immense amount of energy required to bend space-time in that way?

So this begs the question, can we experience God?  Possibly we can only experience the influence of God, just as we (all lots of other stuff 🙂 ) experience the influence of a black-hole.  It is in fact an indirect experience relative to position… LOL I had to throw that in there 🙂

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Let My Stupidity Be Your Humor…

So I get a call from Google the other day, stating that they are considering me for an engineering opening??? OK, so that’s not the funny part, although it is comical in and of itself… I would now like to review the self rating questionnaire I voluntarily subjected myself to…  It was based on a 1-10 scale… the standard stuff right, WRONG…

1- know nothing about the topic

2- familiar with the topic

3- use the topic on a daily basis

4- are an expert on the topic

5- are the”go to” expert in your organization on the topic

6 – could hold a professorship on the topic

7- do hold a professorship on the topic

8- could author a book on the topic

9- have authored and published a book on the topic

10- are the inventor of the topic

WTF?  I have never voluntarily given myself more 2’s and 3’s for ANYTHING in my entire life… Then they went on to the technical questions… Of the 4 questions they asked, the recruiter actually GAVE me the last answer just so I’d have 1 right… LOL

Needless to say, Google will most likely NOT be calling me back !! And if they do… I will ask them why… Funny shit man…

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Well I thought this was kind of funny and/or an unusual coincidence that I have noticed about myself in the last maybe year or so that relates to vampires or at least it’s popular mythology.  Incidentally I am a fan of the lore itself so this is kinda cool to me, even though it would seem to be a nuisance.  I used to be a big lover of garlic… I can barely smell it now let alone eat it as I get extremely sick and expel it from my body almost immediately, I know gross right… I cannot go anywhere in any kind of sunlight without getting burned.  Not just a little burn but a major burn which doesn’t really tan, just hurts, stays red then goes away in about 24 hours.  I was out golfing for 6 1/2 hours yesterday for example, my face and neck were burned to a crisp… and today, no more than a little redness, but no tan?? And well the last one, isn’t really unique, because we are all blood drinkers (if you eat meat that is).  I guess the fact that I still have a heart beat, although it is pretty erratic lately, regular canine (cuspid) teeth,  and have seemingly no un-natural powers kind of invalidates my claim, but I still find it an odd coincidence.  I just never heard of garlic and sunlight intolerance like this before… Have you?

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Solfeggio Frequencies… ever heard of these?

OK so no pun intended in the title, but seriously, have you ever heard of this?  I hadn’t and I am a pretty big fan of the binaural beat methodology or brain entrainment.  These 6 original sound frequencies were apparently used in Ancient Gregorian Chants, such as the great hymn to St. John the Baptist, along with others that church authorities say were lost centuries ago. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart tremendous spiritual blessings when sung in harmony during religious masses.  The tones are as follows:

UT – 396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear
RE – 417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
MI – 528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)
FA – 639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships
SOL – 741 Hz – Awakening Intuition
LA – 852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order

The concept that we are not a human being trying to attain a spiritual experience, but, rather, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. This shift in perception causes a tremendous difference in the way we perceive ourselves in this third/fourth time-space continuum.  Albert Einstein, of whom I am a big fan, stated: “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”

Being somewhat of a new student of Quantum Theory, I found the next statement exciting.

“Quantum physics has found that there is no empty space in the human cell, but it is a teeming, electric-magnetic field of possibility or potential.”

This all relates back to the frequencies and their specific vibrations playing a significant role in our lives, which sadly, has been lost at least musically in our current time.  I for one am all about exposing myself to new and radically different realms of thought and experiment.  This is no exception and I will be sure to report on any significance I experience.  I may even apply my own limited musical abilities and make some of my own excursions based solely on these frequencies and the known binaural beat ranges.

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