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Build/Hire Team

From: Mike Harrison 

I=92ve been asked about the possibility of hiring 1, maybe 2 or 3, web appl=
ication / interface guru=92s =

to build fancy mobile friendly interface web app for an existing back end t=
hat does the heavy lifting. =

This is a 3+ month (maybe eternal) project. =

In the list is: =93Sexy graphing/charting=94 (JavaScript) and =93user exper=
ience=94.  =

Interested? Strike up a conversation. =

Mike Harrison  =

423 605 6943
Skype: meuoned

Email bounce back Help

From: DJ Smith 
Well everyone, here's my 1st plead for assistance. 

We are running our own email server w/ Iredmail on a Debian box. Everything has been going good up till this 1 bounce back from a client. 

The only error they have sent me is this:
IOException during delivery. class:

I have been through all our logs & I can not even see where their server even made or attempted a connection w/ ours. This leads me to believe that there's a middle man that is causing the problem. But it could be our server & I'm just simply overlooking something. 

So, I was hoping that 1 of you may have come across this error somewhere before.


Sent from my ASUS Pad


From: Rod-Lists 
I just got a phishing attempt supposedly from bitmaim mailing lists.
A .jar. I don't do java or bit coin. 

PHP job in Nashville area

From: "M. H." 
If anyone around Nashville is looking for a PHP gig, see below:

On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 5:09 PM, Nanci Cronk 

> Hi Michael
> We=E2=80=99ve corresponded about Linux roles in the past, so I know you k=
now your
> way around the LAMP stack. I hope you don=E2=80=99t mind me reaching out.=
 You don=E2=80=99t
> by chance know any PHP programmers in Nashville or surrounding areas, do
> you? We=E2=80=99ve got a respected client on the *south side of Nashville=
> to fill a direct hire PHP Developer position.  *It=E2=80=99s mid level,
> compensation will go up to around 80K and they are looking for good
> background with PHP and frameworks, jQuery and other Javascript libraries=
> etc. The company has excellent benefits, lots of opportunities for paid
> training and growth, onsite workout facilities, and more.
> Let me know if you might be interested but if not I=E2=80=99d sure apprec=
iate your
> help to pass the word along. We=E2=80=99ll pay you a referral fee if we p=
lace the
> person you refer and they stay on past our guarantee period.  I=E2=80=99d=
 love to
> hear how things are going at your end.
> Thank you,
> Nanci Cronk
> Staffing Manager
> IT and Engineering Staffing Practice
> The Maven Group LLC
> Apex (RTP), NC/Dallas, TX/ Boston, MA
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Am the only one who thinks SW widgets are stuck in the 90's

From: Rod-Lists 
On the subject of space weather widgets in regards to Shortwave and ham radio, am I the only one who thinks they need an update on technique?

Scroll down to the java app.
Needs a map that isn't 8 bit theater.

And check the widget to the left.


From: David White 
Whelp, I just (sort-of-randomly) decided to take another dive into
attempting to teach myself (real) programming (as opposed to HTML and some
rudiments of PHP & Bash scripting that I know).

My cousin a few years ago tried to get me to learn Scheme by introducing me
to SICP, the free book made available online by MIT.

He regrets ever trying to start me on PHP several years ago, which I never
really picked up or enjoyed. I was never good at the AP CS course I took in
high school either (in Java - partially, probably, due to a bad teacher.
Regardless I was one of the worst students in that course).

Anyway, we got into a conversation over dinner tonight at his house on
programming, and how I'm going to be working with some kids this summer to
help them in literacy and introduction to computers & computer programming,
and he brought up the very real, very valid point that it takes a certain
age (around middle school at the earliest) to really understand algebraic
functions in the head.

I had an absolutely awful math experience in highschool and in college, so
never really had a good foundation, which may explain my difficulty and
lack of interest in programming.

Anyway, tonight, I found the video lecture series made available by MIT in
addition to SICP (

I'm only about 10 minutes into the 1st video (partly because I keep
stopping it and rewinding to make sure I understand concepts / write them
down), but I think this may be the ticket and key to my understanding *and* to
my interest!

If I continue beyond a few days of wistful thinking and exploring and
actually dive into this consistently to get myself through the book, course
material and/or other ways of learning Scheme, I may actually get somewhere
with this!


Wish me luck!

David White
Founder & CEO

*Develop CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide

Javascript on F20, firefox-29.0-5

From: John Aldrich 
I have a website which I visit frequently and it is complaining that 
Javascript is disabled. I have installed icedtea-web as well as Open-JDK 1.8, 
and restarted Firefox, but it's still complaining that JS is disabled. How do 
I enable it? I have looked in FF and I don't see anything???

Fwd: Great Lead Full-Stack Developer Opportunity in Chattanooga, TN

From: David White 
I am not interested, but I still want that iPad!!!
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Colby Yoshimura" 
Date: May 8, 2014 2:24 AM
Subject: Great Lead Full-Stack Developer Opportunity in Chattanooga, TN
To: "DavidWhite" 

Hi David!

I am a recruiter here at CyberCoders who specializes in placing Lead
Full-Stack Developer candidates as well as similar positions in
Chattanooga, TN and other locations nationwide.

I am emailing you in case you think you would be a great fit for the
position listed below.  Please check out the link and apply if you are
interested in hearing more about the job.  :)

Also - If you refer a friend I end up placing at any of my open jobs, I
will give you an iPad for the referral!

This position is for a Lead Full-Stack Developer in Chattanooga, TN.

*For more details on this job or to apply simply visit CyberCoders:*


*Not a fit for this job?  Search all of our open jobs:*


You can use the link below at any time if you would like us to hold off on
emails to you about new opportunities.

 Thank you,

Colby Yoshimura  | Executive Recruiter |
Follow Us: 

 | View My Bio and Open

OH MY GAWD! Check out this election commission page.

From: Rod 
'This site uses Javascript. If your computer doesn't have it installed, go  
here to download the program so you can view the results: '

Come on even a MS shop like the County Gov should know the difference.
The unregulated free market is like Yog-Sothoth, a mythical being whose  
followers make bloody sacrifice to hasten its arrival to this world.

Using Opera's mail client:

Program to download transactions from bank websites

From: James Nylen 
I've written a program to... you guessed it... download transactions and
balances from bank websites.  Most of the bank websites I have seen are
just atrocious in terms of code and design, and I wanted a system to unify
my accounts.

Here's the code and documentation:

I'd like to start releasing more software, so what are some good ways to
publicize your work?

I use this program with GnuCash (free accounting software) and a GnuCash
web interface that I wrote:

This combination doesn't do everything I want, but it is still really
useful to me.  If you find any of this useful, great - please use it and
post issues to GitHub.

The transaction downloader is written in Node.js, which I like anyway, but
it's a practical choice too since a lot of these bank websites require
JavaScript to function properly.  So I think this code is also a decent
example of how to scrape pages using a headless browser.

Fwd: Great Ruby on Rails Architect Opportunity in Nashville, TN

From: David White 
If you apply, make sure to drop my name so I can get that iPad!!!

Still don't have one of them toys!
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Kevin Witthuhn" 
Date: Mar 20, 2014 11:34 PM
Subject: Great Ruby on Rails Architect Opportunity in Nashville, TN
To: "DavidWhite" 

Hi David!

I am a recruiter here at CyberCoders who specializes in placing Ruby on
Rails Architect candidates as well as similar positions in Nashville, TN
and other locations nationwide.

I am emailing you in case you think you would be a great fit for the
position listed below.  Please check out the link and apply if you are
interested in hearing more about the job.  :)

Also - If you refer a friend I end up placing at any of my open jobs, I
will give you an iPad for the referral!

This position is for a Ruby on Rails Architect in Nashville, TN.

*For more details on this job or to apply simply visit CyberCoders:*


*Not a fit for this job?  Search all of our open jobs:*


You can use the link below at any time if you would like us to hold off on
emails to you about new opportunities.

 Thank you,

Kevin Witthuhn  | Executive Recruiter |
949.988.7560 | Follow Us: 

 | View My Bio and Open

Fwd: Modis.NET

From: Dan Lyke 
This may actually have come across here already, I haven't been watching
the Chattanooga job postings too closely, but I know some of y'all can get
through notYET code...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Standifer, Joshua 
Date: Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 8:16 AM
Subject: Modis.NET
To: "" 


Thanks for taking my call and offering to pass this info along. Below
you'll find the positions that I currently have open. Thanks again!

*CHOICE DATA: Contract to Hire *

Advanced ASP .Net MVC developer, must at least worked on  ASP .Net MVC
projects 3 years and above.

Excellent knowledge and skills with web development tools in C#,
Javascript, HTML, CSS, JSON, AJAX

Excellent knowledge and skills in LINQ ,  .Net 2.0/3.5/4.0/4.5

Excellent knowledge and skills in SQL Server 2005/2008

Good knowledge and experience in C, C++.

Good knowledge and experience in Java is a plus.

Dependable, team oriented, can take on project/task independently

Primary focus: Web services and SQL Server. Experience with security issues
and database maintenance tasks/plans a huge plus. Experience with
encryption routines and replication required. General Definition
Web/Software Developer requires technically strong candidate with expertise
in enterprise-wide application architectures. Candidate should be well
versed in web applications and Microsoft technologies. This position
additionally requires a wide variety of programming bkground, and a strong
programming discipline and database programming knowledge. This job
requires a team player that will be able to work with or lead other
developers and be involved with new application development and
enhancements to existing applications and also assist with maintenance and
support of issues and bug fixes. This position also requires
adherence/familiarity to project delivery lifecycle steps - requirements,
functional design, coding, unit and system testing, user acceptance and
implementation. Responsibilities * Develop technical designs, using text,
use cases, component, sequence, and class diagrams * Build stable,
flexible, enterprise applications that are maintainable * Demonstrate
knowledge of transaction processing and implementation of object-oriented
environment * Define, design and implement enterprise architectures,
technology standards, good coding practices, and quality standards *
Demonstrate expertise in administration and maintenance of IIS Web sites *
Demonstrate ability to create prototypes * Development of specifications
and estimates for intranet applications * Work with team members and users
to analyze and document business requirements * Foster teamwork and a
spirit of collaboration Skills * Exposure to developing Active Server Pages
and ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#, VB/JavaScript, XML and HTML applications *
exposure to developing web-based, n-tier applications using Microsoft
Transaction Server (MTS), Component Server, SQL Server, and Internet
Information Server (IIS) * Knowledge of database architectures, T-SQL and
stored procedures in MS SQL Server 2000 * Experience in ASP with an
in-depth knowledge of .NET framework * Experience working in data modeling
and ERD tools * Experience in XML Web based services and COM/COM+ *
Experience with Active Reports and SQL Reporting Services * Proven ability
to carry a large development task from concept to completion * A BS in
computer science or equivalent experience * Excellent written and oral
communication skills * Works well in a team environment

*TVA: C# ASP.Net Developer Chattanooga, TN *I year contract with the
   possibility of extension *(REMOTE WORK WITH IN OFFICE VISITS POSSIBLE
   OPTION) *

 The contracts could last between 6-18 months and there is the potential
for converting to a full time employee. TVA is a well-respected employer
within our market!  *The right fit is key!*

-          .NET experience - Specifically, ASP.Net
-          Web page development experience

o        JavaScript
o        JQuery
o        CSS
o        HTML

-          SQL Server knowledge, 200/2005/2008

-          We are also looking for someone with the right attitude to come
in and be excited to solve problems.  We want people who are eager and able
to troubleshoot and look for ways to improve existing systems

Analyzes business or scientific system delivery specifications or purchased
software and develops the technical design. Develops and tests the
application software and implements it for use in a configuration managed
environment. Acts as a source of direction, training, and guidance for less
experienced Analysts. Position leads development efforts for complex and
technical systems. Requires advanced knowledge of Information Technology
and someone who serves as a technical expert. Must be able and willing to
assume on-call rotational assignments which may include 24 hour on 7-day
per week availability. Additionally must be willing and able to travel to
carry out project work.

Development of the technical design includes:
* Establish and design technical framework for system
* Design System components including user interfaces
* Design data conversion requirements
* Define operational requirements including scheduling, capacity planning
and resource requirements
* Define test environment including development of test cases

Responsible for the development and testing which includes:
* Generation of executable code based on accepted programming standards
* Unit testing of executable code
* Integration testing of executable code
* Develop operational procedures
* Follows change control procedures and quality assurance standards
* Verification that system meets all business requirements, including
reliability and process volumes
* Receive approval from user that system is ready for production and
prepares associated documents for production release

Job Modifier
Utilizes client-based or web development tools to develop solutions for a
variety of complex and difficult problems or systems.
List of additional technologies in their environment NOT REQUIRED
The technologies and techniques that we use here are:

-          WCF
o   SOAP
o   REST

-          ASP.NET
-          LINQ
-          C#
-          Entity Framework
-          ASP.NET MVC3
-          SQL Server 2008

o   SSIS
o   SSRS
o   SSAS

-          Business Intelligence

o   We're trying to get into this more... .we want to build some cubes and
change the way we store data, but we need people!
o   Star Schemas
o   Data Cubes

-          Windows Services
-          High Availability Clustering
-          Telerik third-party control sets for Silverlight and ASP.NET
-          Silverlight
-          Tibco Enterprise Service Bus and web services


*2. TVA Programmer Analyst Chattanooga, *

I year contract with the possibility of extension *(REMOTE WORK WITH IN



*Joshua Standifer*
Talent Sourcer


633 Chestnut Street ST1350
Chattanooga, TN 37450

T: 423-763-4084
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Proud Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team.

Dell iDRAC Bootcapture Video

From: Eric Wolf 
Anyone have any idea how convert the proprietary video files that Dell's
iDRAC (enterprise license) creates on each boot?

I managed to cobble together a script to automate downloading the video but
you have to use a Java player that Dell provides to view the video. The
player lacks the ability to fast-forward, rewind or skip to a point in the
middle of the video).

I've tried the obvious (mediainfo and various video file repair tools).


Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734

Need some help troubleshooting Cassandra DB lockups

From: Lynn Dixon 
Hello all.
I have a machine that is running a Cassandra DB in a cluster of 4 pretty
beefy machines.  Occasionally we have one or two nodes in the cluster that
will just go wonky and compeltely lock the machine up.  It looks so badly,
that the console is damn near unrepsonsive.  There will be high Load times,
but very little CPU activity.  Cassandra is running via java.

Here is an output from strace of java PID that is running Cassandra:

I know very little about Cassandra, and the folks that wrote the custom
appliation that uses this DB seems to know very little about
troubleshooting Cassandra.

Is there anyone out there on the LUG that is familiar that would mind
helping me?


Software Engineer openings in NYC (revised)

From: Dee Holtsclaw 
Bloomberg is looking to expand the programming staff in SSEOMS and STEP
here in New York.

The full job posting information is available at:

I started as a contractor in September 2012 and accepted a full-time
position several months ago. Besides C++, we use SQL, a lot of
Javascript for UI and a smattering of Python, Perl and shell scripts.
The benefits are incredible and employees are treated VERY well. The
downside is you have to live in NYC. Please feel free to drop me a line
off-list for more information or just to shoot-the-shit.


From: Mike Harrison 

>> Ok, forget the nice things I said about the Oracle MySQL Enterprise 
>> On a RHEL system doing NOTHING else... with 2 dual-cores and 16gb of ram...
>> It hit swap death in < 24 hours since a reboot.

Wizard Flushy:

> java is not some magical beast that consumes random memory.

Java itself.. maybe not. I installed a binary installer that included 
Tomcat and lots of other goodies, Today it's offline and corrupted
enough that my official email from Oracle support reccomends a reinstall
of the package after deleting /opt/mysql/enterprise/...
I did.. today it ran well, so far..

> Here are some of my examples:

Awsome Examples. Laughing.. but you know what you are doing, I was just 
trying to use the tool.

> TL;DR: It's not java.. it's the app's code or the implementer ;-)

In this case, I'll take > 50% of the blame.. but it shouldn't have killed 
a "nice" machine.

=?utf-8?b?4pSM4oip4pSQKOKXo1/il6Ip4pSM4oip4pSQICBKQVZB?= =?utf-8?q?_Swap_Death?=

Quoting Mike Harrison :

> Ok, forget the nice things I said about the Oracle MySQL Enterprise Monitor.
> On a RHEL system doing NOTHING else... with 2 dual-cores and 16gb of ram...
> It hit swap death in < 24 hours since a reboot.

java is not some magical beast that consumes random memory.

The JVM is actually very structured and controlled in how much memory  
it consumes. You define it via some start up parameter. By default,  
with no arguments, it should be 128Megs of Heap. In practice, that's  
never enough for most non-trivial applications.

If you have 16GB in your machine, you should NEVER tell java to use  
16GB of heap. You'll just kill your machine. You need to answer  
several questions:

1) how much Heap/PermGen does your app require?
2) how much RAM does your regular user apps require?
3) how much RAM does your OS require?
4) how much RAM does your machine have?

So, you take:


=?utf-8?b?4pSM4oip4pSQKOKXo1/il6Ip4pSM4oip4pSQIEpBVkEg?= =?utf-8?q?Swap_Death?=

From: Mike Harrison 

Ok, forget the nice things I said about the Oracle MySQL Enterprise Monitor.

On a RHEL system doing NOTHING else... with 2 dual-cores and 16gb of 

It hit swap death in < 24 hours since a reboot.

You might be able to see:

MySQL Tuning... With Oracle/Java MySQL Enterprise Monitor

From: Mike Harrison 

Ed and other heavy MySQL/Maria users..

Dispite that it installs Java, and therefor I probably won't run it all 
the time... (added some server load as well as just being Java) I've been 
playing with the Oracle MySQL Enterprise Monitor (and the Agents you 
install on each SQL server) and learned some things about MySQL tuning 
from it, it actually has some very informative helpful information in it. 
More useful instructions that the MySQL Website (which is pretty good).

Summary: Works best if you install the monitoring agent on each server,
and then install the monitoring server on a seperate system, The Agents 
connect back to the server. They even use SSL connections, you should
be able to run the monitor in your office for systems in colo with some 
firewall rules. It recognized the multi-master slave configs and even a 
second MySQL instance (on strange ports) running on the servers.
It gives advice about user perms/security configs as well as table cache 
and settings for InnoDB writes and such.. Including when doing something 
for a performance increase breaks ACID compliance. While it installs and 
uses MySQL 5.6 and Java, the Agents will work with 5.1 and above,
in my case right now it's looking at two 5.1 servers on Redhat, a 5.5 
server on Ubuntu and three 5.6 servers on Redhat.. across 4 systems on two 
physically separated networks. If you are careful, setting up multiple 
MySQL instances is not that hard..

Worth playing with, and going through the Oracle signup process to get a 
copy to evaluate. Of course.. They'd like you to pay for it for production 
long term use, and I'd have to say it could save you enough headaches it 
would be worth it.

And it has awesome pretty dashboard/charts for the pointy haired types..
as well as useful screen candy for DBA/SysAdmin types.