These things are like a virus!

I am in big trouble.

I have no idea how this happened but I am getting overrun with Korg synths! It’s a long sordid story but somehow these things are multiplying! 2x Korg Trinity Rack, 1xKorg Triton Rack, 1x Korg M3R……
That’s not the worst part of it. There is a Korg Trinity Pro-61 key synth on its way to the studio as we speak!


Too many Korgs

Lifetime Warranty!

Here’s a quick way to get a slice of history. Koss Pro4/AA headphones are incredible and they are built like a tank. Many a great albums were engineered with these workhorses. So here’s a little secret that is not widely known. These headphones come with a lifetime warranty.

I just bought a pair on eBay for $24.00. I spent $8.00 shipping back to Koss and included a check for $8.00 to ship them back. Koss will either refurbish them back to factory condition or send you a new pair! SO for my $40.00 investment, I get a brand new pair of headphones. I remember when I was 16, and at my friend’s house, his dad had a pair of these and when I put them on I was blown away by their clarity.

Did I mention how similar this is to HP’s lifetime Warranty? HP even pays for the shipping!

Used pair of Koss Pro4AA eBay ~$30.00
New pair ~ $120.00

Ubuntu 12.04 Web Development Platform L.A.M.P.P.P?

I have been doing a bit of Python programming lately. Why, it’s because HP has released RESTful API’s for its Intelligent Management Center. The release of the eAPI’s allow for third-party scripts or applications to interact with IMC and provide additional automation to managing the network. Here’s a use case the I created a Python/HTML solution for. IMC has the ability to do real-time location-based on MAC address or IP address. This is accomplished by searching for the item “one at a time”. There could be a case when multiple MAC addresses need to be located quickly so I developed a script that presents an HTML page to capture a list of MAC addresses separated by commas. Next, the script uses the eAPI’s to query IMC for the device location and port that the MAC addresses are plugged into. Finally it present a repot to print out.

To facilitate this development I created an Ubuntu server (sorry no GUI) When installing Ubuntu I told the install script to build a LAMP server. LAMP is an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl. I had to use Python so my server is now a LAMPPP. Nonetheless, it is a complete web development server and something every geek should have access to.

I run the server in Oracle’s Virtual Box and the you can login with “rick” and the password is “siesta3” you can then su to bash and enter “siesta3” again and be root for as long as you like.

If you’re interested to know more about HP’s RESTful api’s then just comment on this post. Oh!!! I also loaded Open vSwitch but will talk about that next week.

User = chewie1234
Password = Imn0taj3di (I’m not a jedi)


Ubuntu 1204


OK,  so it going to take me a couple of days to figure out WordPress. I will need a lot of help. How do I get the twitter link added?

Got to love it …… new technology!


Update: Add a text widget. Under Appearance/Widgets you drag the text widget to the right hand side of your screen. Go to twitter and have it generate the HTML for you to paste in the text widget!