Sunday, April 12, 2009

Some weird junk I wrote

Moving an old blog and didn't want to lose these, so moving them here. Weird time in my life, so don't ask, lolz...

Picture Perfect
02:23, 2008-May-7
So I didn't fit into your frame,
of your little picture-perfect display.
A little too obsolescent,
As you had thought.
Maybe 'cause I refused to lie down,
And tolerate your perception.
Maybe a bit too prophetic,
And read into your lies.
Denial doesn't wait,
To claim me anymore.
I would never have fit,
Into your picture-perfect, little obscene world.

02:30, 2008-Apr-18
Desire to feel,
Disconnected and uninspired.
Embracing no more illusions,
of Unity.

Moving aside,
Away from the rhythm of connection,
Away from belonging.
Drawn outside the lines of conformity,
Donning a veil of mediocrity,
Finding solace within a singularity.

Coming curiously closer,
To the edge of conceit,
Coming to find peace,
Within my pitiful hole.

The source is ripe,
With no contention of fear.
Without satellites of character and emotion,
Safe within my hideaway.

Imperceptible remnants of illusion,
Alone in one mind.
Inconceivable doubts of delusion.
Will pass in time.

The way that I see it.
05:35, 2008-Apr-17
Here we are.

All of us, are basically alone.

Separate creatures, just circling each-other, all searching for that slightest hint of a real connection.

Some look in the wrong places. Some just give up hope, because in their mind, they are thinking "Oh, there's nobody out there, for me.", but most of us, we keep trying. Trying over and over. Why? Because every once in a while, two people meet and there's that spark.

Yes, she may be beautiful and he may be handsome and maybe, that's what they see, at first, but when it becomes love, then that's when two people become "one".

01:05, 2008-Apr-9

Raise to shed wisps of dreams’ remnants from clouded head.
Find myself alone,
In day’s infancy.

Can’t shake the radiant image left behind,
Follows me through the morning.

Skipping along methodically,
By my side in the warm afternoon sun.
A mad, fervent, drunken jester,
Amusing itself in my miserable company.

Well into the evening.

Reminding me, mocking me.
Bereft of conventional thought,
I am consumed by it’s antics.

I want the grease-painted devil to die.
Crucify the cruel joker.
Spear it in it’s side.

I want to bleed my thoughts.

Exculpate from the arteries,
That feed memories leaching into my dreams.
My mind, a nightly epistle for which the clown stumbles into,
Whispering reminders of what is lost, what can’t be had.
My torture,
It’s routine entertainment.

Untitled (Work in progress)
02:51, 2008-Apr-7
Desert babies laughing hysterically.
Mad children dancing in the rain.
Watch the wet souls in rapt amazement.
Washing away sadness from burning skin.

Glowing hearts and gleaming eyes,
Do they see me standing here?
Am I their ghost?
Barely impercievable,
In their periphery.

Do I care?
Should I care?
I think I should.

Born to suffer,
We’re made to wander the wilderness
Looking for a quick release.

A seductive mistress.
Her intentions insoluble.

Dreams, circling each-other languidly, liquidly, sardonically.
Gently they stir, but restrained by mere distance,
There is no connection.

Lost amongst the woodbine.

I have an ancient crucifix around my neck,
Weighing me down, leaving me sardonic.
I am a god of my own creation.

You can not open walls of mystery, from scripture.
A death-well and a cancer of prophecy.
Is there any Hell more horrible,
Than the here and now?
I should start my own religion.

No longer,
I chase the silver streams of the clouds.
I have no concentration.
I am on the other side of morning.

Stalking the mad children of the Sun.
Watching them dance in the rain.

I lament my mindless thoughts.

You do know that Death smiles at us all?
She is an obese queen.
Her hunger ravenous and she’s never satisfied.

I touched death today and held her blood-crusted hand.
She offered-up her resident mockery.
Taunting and teasing but unwilling to share.
Inclined to partake in her derelict pleasure,
And honor her decree.
She holds cruel bindings.

Perched for death,
Headlong onto the edge boredom.
I am amongst friends,
In the stone garden.
I dance to the psalm of their memories,
A welcome participant, amongst the procession.
The music wraps it’s arms around us,
Like soft cotton remnants of early spring morning.

All hail and witness the lone god of his own creation, dancing with his queen.

02:51, 2008-Apr-7
Can we reconcile the past,
Escape the relentless jaws of time,
Grinding and gnashing on our aged souls?
Holes in our humility,
Vast and large as ancient river-carved caves.

Hesitation and doubt,
Like dead red fire ants,
Scattered across the desert highway.
No matter where we steer,
There is no avoidance of it’s crushing uncertainty.

Have we forgotten the wisdom of our ancient fathers?
Ignored the learned lessons of time?
A divine mockery of forgotten words.
Lost keys to the kingdom,
Can we sneak our way back in,
Through the back door?

Where is the starling flight that guides our way?
Where are winds for our silken sails?
How pale and wanton,
We are left.
How we indulge in our feast of our famine.
Gently passing by,
Babylon is fading...

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

My rant on Sun Management Center and Sun Web Console...

You know, I was happy to see that SunMC included Zone (Containers) support and decided to give it a look, for our environment.

The problem is, that it's only supported in the Sun Web Console, which, as most of us know by now, is buggy as hell.

So, I picked a server to be the Management server, installed the latest Solaris 10 OS ( s10s_u6wos_07b SPARC ) and hit the ground, running.

First of all, then setup process for the MC is tedious and very time consuming, not to mention, installing all of the agents on each host, that you want to manage. Thenm you have to setup the agents and what-not, on each host. Ugh.

So, got it all set up and was ready to try out the SunMC module in the Web Console. This is where I discovered that it was missing. Damnit. So, while I was on the system, I decided to look at the ZFS layout, before I dug into troubleshooting.

Guess what? Update 6 breaks the ZFS module. WTF??? (Do a Google search. It's all over the place that it's broken).

I love it when Sun releases broken software, don't you?

After numerous Google searches, I discover that the ZFS break is a known issue and Sun's working on a fix, heh. Well, during my troubleshooting with Sun on the MC, I get a supposed fix for ZFS module, but that's another rant (it didn't work. Naturally).

So... I call Sun, open a case and start work on "fixing" the Web Module for SunMC.

I won't go into all of the gory details, but suffice it to say that after 4 weeks of daily patches, scripts, various start/stops and other various actions, it's still broken. Not only that, it's worse off. Now the Sun Web COnsole is totally useless.

I don't know who Sun has hired for their development staff, but they should be taken out back and shot in the head. This is a glorious piece of shit.

Some quick notes on some things to do, when troubleshooting. Feel free to look up these, to see their functions:

Project file entry for SunMC:
# wcadmin list
# wcadmin list --detail -a

Starting web console (sunmcweb):
# svccfg -s svc:/system/webconsole setprop options/tcp_listen = true
# smcwebserver restart

- Setup:
# /opt/SUNWsymon/lib/sbin/ -setup
# smcwebserver restart

# svcadm clear system/webconsole:console
# svcadm enable system/webconsole:console
# /usr/share/webconsole/private/bin/wcremove -i console
# wcadmin deploy -a zfs -x zfs /usr/share/webconsole/webapps/zfs
# svcadm clear system/webconsole:console
# smcwebserver start
# netstat -an|grep 6789

*.6789 *.* 0 0 49152 0 LISTEN

make sure it's not: localhost.6789 *.* 0 0 49152 0 LISTEN

If it is, then you need to do:
# smcwebserver stop
# svccfg -s svc:/system/webconsole setprop options/tcp_listen = true
# svcadm refresh svc:/system/webconsole
# /usr/share/webconsole/private/bin/wcremove -i console
# svcadm clear system/webconsole:console
# smcwebserver start

It should now read:
*.6789 *.* 0 0 49152 0 LISTEN
Patches tried to address the issues:
141104-01 <-- Specific for ZFS.
You can download the Java console to re-install from:

Then run:

./setup -u

This will uninstall the JWC altogether. After that, run:


If you wanted to test at this point, you would:
# svcadm clear webconsole
# svcadm restart webconsole
and you should be able to access the basic Java Web Console (this is the last thing tried, per Sun support siggestion, that made the Web Console totally useless, BTW).

also fix zfs, continue:

2.) Install the patch 141104-01 [OR 141105-01 for x86] (specific to zfs) (also attached)

3.) then wcadmin deploy zfs:

wcadmin deploy -a zfs -x zfs /usr/share/webconsole/webapps/zfs

4.) svcadm clear webconsole ; svcadm restart webconsole

Then Clear cache and cookies in your browser, and test the JWC and the ZFS.


I'll update, if this EVER gets fixed.