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:

Abstract:
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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SOFTware-pantyRAID


OK… so I completed a build yesterday and of course being the great engineer that I am (LOL), I didn’t add the final disk set to the vm for the bulk of the filesystem to be used for the native application.  I figured it would be easy enough to create the RAID array without clobbering the whole system and starting over… I was right… and it was a cool learning experience to boot.  I have sort-of (and I am really stressing that) created it as an interactive “ghetto-script” but I wrote that part AFTER I did everything manually… so be fore-warned.

#!/bin/bash
#
# Create a RAID 1 array from (2) new disks added to the system
#
# Determine what the new disks are (If you do not already know)
cat /proc/partitions
echo “OK your disk choices are listed above…”
echo “Select the first disk, press [ENTER]”
read disk1
echo “Now select the 2nd disk, press [ENTER]”
read disk2
echo “Just to confirm, these are the 2 disks you selected $disk1 & $disk2, enter[Y/N]”
read yesorno
#
if [[$yesorno == “Y”|| $yesorno == “y” ]]; then
echo “Great let’s move on”;
else echo “OK, let’s start again…”;
echo “ready?”; sleep 2;
bash test.sh
fi
#
echo “OK, there may be some interaction here”
echo “Also keep in mind that this will create a single full partiton on the disk(s)”
for i in $disk1 $disk2; do mkfs -t ext3 /dev/$i; done
echo “OK the file systems have been created. let’s create the array now”
mdadm –detail –scan
echo “What name would you like to use for your md device? i.e. md4, md5, etc…”
echo “Select something NOT listed above… :)”
read mdname
echo “Also, I need to know what RAID level u desire (0=stripe, 1=mirror, etc…)”
read Rlevel
mdadm –create /dev/$mdname –level=$Rlevel –raid-devices=2 /dev/$disk11 /dev/$disk21
# Make the ext3 filesystems on the new RAID device now
mkfs -t ext3 /dev/$mdname

uuid=`mdadm –detail /dev/md5|grep UUID|awk ‘{print $3}’`
echo “ARRAY /dev/$mdname level=raid1 num-devices=2 uuid=$uuid” >> /etc/mdadm.conf
# OR
echo “ARRAY /dev/$mdname level=raid1 num-devices=2 uuid=`mdadm –detail /dev/md5|grep UUID|awk ‘{print $3}’` >> /etc/mdadm.conf
echo “OK what r u going to mount this new array on”
read mountpt
echo “/dev/$mdname                /$mountpt                      ext3    defaults        1 2” >> /etc/fstab
mount -a
df -h
#
#
# EOF

Begining of the Notes section of the process:
for i in c d; do mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sd$i; done
mdadm:

[root@cent55vm ~]# cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name

8     0   15728640 sda
8     1     104391 sda1
8     2   10498477 sda2
8     3    2562367 sda3
8     4    2562367 sda4
8    16   15728640 sdb
8    17     104391 sdb1
8    18   10498477 sdb2
8    19    2562367 sdb3
8    20    2562367 sdb4
8    32   12582912 sdc <– NEW Disk
8    48   12582912 sdd <– NEW Disk
9     0   10498368 md0
9     2    2562240 md2
9     1    2562240 md1
9     3     104320 md3

[root@cent55vm ~]# for i in c d; do mdadm –query /dev/sd$i; done
/dev/sdc: is an md device which is not active
/dev/sdc: No md super block found, not an md component.
/dev/sdd: is not an md array
/dev/sdd: No md super block found, not an md component.

[root@cent55vm ~]# mdadm –create /dev/md5 –level=1 –raid-devices=2 /dev/sd[cd]1
[root@cent55vm ~]# mdadm –stop –scan /dev/md5
mdadm: stopped /dev/md5
[root@cent55vm /]# mkfs -t ext3 /dev/md5
mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
1572864 inodes, 3144688 blocks
157234 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=3221225472
96 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16384 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208

Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 24 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
[root@cent55vm ~]# mdadm –query /dev/md5
/dev/md5: 11.100GiB raid1 2 devices, 0 spares. Use mdadm –detail for more detail.
/dev/md5: No md super block found, not an md component.

[root@cent55vm ~]# cat /etc/mdadm.conf

# mdadm.conf written out by anaconda
DEVICE partitions
MAILADDR root
ARRAY /dev/md0 level=raid1 num-devices=2 uuid=d8f8e0f1:caa5c290:62f0c003:e5ed749b
ARRAY /dev/md3 level=raid1 num-devices=2 uuid=ff5e4f19:159926bd:d6f963ca:e2b5dd18
ARRAY /dev/md2 level=raid1 num-devices=2 uuid=fdddc210:d340c10e:abec408b:83be0dfe
ARRAY /dev/md1 level=raid1 num-devices=2 uuid=9a79ae00:c847b003:d1212b6b:e1698b20
[root@cent55vm ~]# mdadm –detail /dev/md5|grep UUID
UUID : 746ec738:0867caf1:bcb45960:2e9b2dde
[root@cent55vm ~]# echo “ARRAY /dev/md5 level=raid1 num-devices=2 uuid=746ec738:0867caf1:bcb45960:2e9b2dde” >> /etc/mdadm.conf
[root@cent55vm /]# mdadm –detail /dev/md5
/dev/md5:
Version : 0.90
Creation Time : Tue Sep 21 09:18:15 2010
Raid Level : raid1
Array Size : 12578752 (12.00 GiB 12.88 GB)
Used Dev Size : 12578752 (12.00 GiB 12.88 GB)
Raid Devices : 2
Total Devices : 2
Preferred Minor : 5
Persistence : Superblock is persistent

Update Time : Tue Sep 21 09:59:58 2010
State : clean
Active Devices : 2
Working Devices : 2
Failed Devices : 0
Spare Devices : 0

UUID : 746ec738:0867caf1:bcb45960:2e9b2dde
Events : 0.2

Number   Major   Minor   RaidDevice State
0       8       33        0      active sync   /dev/sdc1
1       8       49        1      active sync   /dev/sdd1

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VNC-me…


So I was messing around with VNC this past week since I haven’t posted anything in a while I thought I would share this trivial yet useful process to be up and running in a few minutes… Sorry if my notes are a bit scattered…

Set up  VNC server:

for root:
[root@oracler5u5 ~]# rpm -qa|grep vnc
vnc-4.1.2-14.el5_3.1
vnc-server-4.1.2-14.el5_3.1
from  /root: Or the users home dir:
mkdir .vnc
cd .vnc

vncpasswd
Password:
Verify:

vi xstartup
#!/bin/sh
# Add the following line to ensure you always have an xterm available.
( while true ; do xterm ; done ) &
# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
unset SESSION_MANAGER
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
#
[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
xterm -geometry 80×24+10+10 -ls -title “$VNCDESKTOP Desktop” &
twm &

cat /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
VNCSERVERS=”1:root 2:gmc 3:emf”
VNCSERVERARGS[1]=”-geometry 1152×864″
VNCSERVERARGS[2]=”-geometry 1152×864″
VNCSERVERARGS[3]=”-geometry 1152×864″

[root@oracler5u5 ~]# service vncserver restart
Shutting down VNC server: 1:root 2:gmc 3:emf               [  OK  ]
Starting VNC server: 1:root
New ‘oracler5u5.proserve.local:1 (root)’ desktop is oracler5u5.proserve.local:1

Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /root/.vnc/oracler5u5.proserve.local:1.log

2:gmc
New ‘oracler5u5.proserve.local:2 (gmc)’ desktop is oracler5u5.proserve.local:2

Starting applications specified in /home/gmc/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /home/gmc/.vnc/oracler5u5.proserve.local:2.log

3:emf
New ‘oracler5u5.proserve.local:3 (emf)’ desktop is oracler5u5.proserve.local:3

Starting applications specified in /home/emf/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /home/emf/.vnc/oracler5u5.proserve.local:3.log

[  OK  ]

Add approprite ports to iptables:
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m state –state NEW -m tcp –dport 5900 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m state –state NEW -m tcp –dport 5901 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m state –state NEW -m tcp –dport 5902 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m state –state NEW -m tcp –dport 5903 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p udp -m state –state NEW -m udp –dport 5900 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p udp -m state –state NEW -m udp –dport 5901 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p udp -m state –state NEW -m udp –dport 5902 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p udp -m state –state NEW -m udp –dport 5903 -j ACCEPT

Done

Connect with VNC Viewer:

192.168.11.53:5901        root user as defined in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
192.168.11.53:5902        gmc user as defined in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
192.168.11.53:5903        emf user as defined in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
cat /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
VNCSERVERS=”1:root 2:gmc 3:emf”
VNCSERVERARGS[1]=”-geometry 1152×864″
VNCSERVERARGS[2]=”-geometry 1152×864″
VNCSERVERARGS[3]=”-geometry 1152×864″

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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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Vampire…?


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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OpenSSL-1.0.0a on AIX v5.3


Well once again I find myself scrambling to get something done that was known but not well communicated during the project life-cycle.  So I need to update all managed AIX machines running v5.3 to include OpenSSL (openssl-1.0.0a to be exact) and once again my disdain for AIX rears it ugly head, which is represented by the Zombie to the left 🙂  Aside from my personal dislike of the Korn shell… Maybe I am not being fair to AIX as I don’t really work in an AIX optimal environment, taking full advantage of all of the great tools they do have (NIM, clustering, SAN, etc…).  But managing them as 1-off’s just plain stinks.  Suffice it to say that I would NOT recommend deploying a stand-alone AIX server in any circumstance as you cannot realize anything near it’s full potential.  Anyway, here is what I did to rectify the issue at hand.

# Install SSL on AIX 5.3.0.0
# get the rpm.rte package on the system
mkdir /opt/ssl4AIX
cd /opt/ssl4AIX
installp -qacXgd rpm.rte rpm.rte
# Grab the other packages and put them on the AIX system
# http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/aix/linux/toolbox/download.html
rpm -ivh gcc-4.2.0-3.aix5.3.ppc.rpm
rpm -ivh libgcc-4.2.0-3.aix5.3.ppc.rpm
# Create a sym link – Check this first following RPM installs for correct PATHS
# find / -name libgcc_s.a
# /opt/freeware/lib/gcc/powerpc-ibm-aix5.3.0.0/4.2.0/ppc64/libgcc_s.a
# /opt/freeware/lib/gcc/powerpc-ibm-aix5.3.0.0/4.2.0/pthread/ppc64/libgcc_s.a
# /opt/freeware/lib/gcc/powerpc-ibm-aix5.3.0.0/4.2.0/pthread/libgcc_s.a
# /opt/freeware/lib/gcc/powerpc-ibm-aix5.3.0.0/4.2.0/libgcc_s.a
# Now make the link
ln -s /opt/freeware/lib/gcc/powerpc-ibm-aix5.3.0.0/4.2.0/libgcc_s.a /usr/lib/libgcc_s.a
#
gunzip openssl-1.0.0a.tar.gz
tar -xf openssl-1.0.0a.tar
cd openssl-1.0.0a
./Configure shared –prefix=/usr aix-gcc
make
make test
# If all goes well !!!
make install

Incidentally, you need an IBM account if you want to download these packages from http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/aix/linux/toolbox/download.html&#8230; LOL

That stinks as well 😦

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