WebLogic Server Administration Best Practices

Just found this great article on dev2dev entitled WebLogic Server Administration Best Practices that offers great tips on installation, configuration, domain creation, backup and migration. The article also offers some tips and best practices for tuning JDBC, JMS, EJB, deployment, security, tuning and monitoring. A must read for anyone working with WebLogic – You will pick up a nugget here of there.

Scott McNealy – GET OUT!!!

BusinessWeek It’s just sad – Scott McNealy has nearly destroyed Sun and he still just doesn’t get it. BusinessWeek has an interview with Scott McNealy in the current issue and they’ve posted excerpts on their website. In the article entitled Scott McNealy Takes On His Critics, Scott McNealy tries to justify the Microsoft settlement after he spent years bashing Microsoft, the poor hardware quality and performance, and the lackluster stock performance. I’ve blogged about my frustration with the management team at Sun many many times before and I won’t bore you with links but Scott and the rest of the management team just need to go. There are some very smart people at Sun and they need to figure out how to get rid of the incompetent management team that’s running Sun into the ground. A couple of years ago, I predicated that Sun would go out of business in 3 years and they seem to right on track towards that fate.

PS: My brother, who is out in Atlanta attending Microsoft’s MGB (Microsoft Global Briefing) told me that Microsoft created a commercial parody of the IBM Linux commercial. Can’t wait to see it – If it’s out on the net somewhere, please drop me a line. In addition to that, William Hung made an appearance:-)

I love WordPress

I love WordPress – I first installed WordPress a few months ago and was impressed with the fact that I was able to install and get my new blog up and running in under 5 minutes. I have been very happy with WordPress since the first install. Since I was still running v1.0.2, I decided to upgrade to the latest 1.2 release of the software.

My upgrade process started with a quick backup of the existing blog directory and software before replacing it with the latest version. I then modified the wp-config.php file with the correct database information and then just pointed to the /wp-admin/upgrade.php page. Two clicks and my blog was now using the latest version of the WordPress software. A quick update of the template and CSS files and I’m back in business. I think I had the whole thing working in less than 5 minutes again. ;) This is how easy software upgrades should be.

I love WordPress

I love WordPress – I first installed WordPress a few months ago and was impressed with the fact that I was able to install and get my new blog up and running in under 5 minutes. I have been very happy with WordPress since the first install. Since I was still running v1.0.2, I decided to upgrade to the latest 1.2 release of the software.

My upgrade process started with a quick backup of the existing blog directory and software before replacing it with the latest version. I then modified the wp-config.php file with the correct database information and then just pointed to the /wp-admin/upgrade.php page. Two clicks and my blog was now using the latest version of the WordPress software. A quick update of the template and CSS files and I’m back in business. I think I had the whole thing working in less than 5 minutes again. ;) This is how easy software upgrades should be.

Books I’m currently reading

As I’ve said before, I am a voracious book collector and (usually) reader as well. I love books and could spend hours reading. With a very pregnant wife about to deliver, I’ve built up quite a backlog and hope to get to most of these books in the next few months. Books I am currently reading include:

In addition to these new books, I am having a renaissance of sorts and re-reading some old books including:

I am also patiently waiting to see the following books that are just released or about to be released:

Now I just need to find a nice lightweight portable laptop that will allow me to be outside reading and coding at the same time.

Update: (07/07) – The Geek Book Club is reading How To Open Locks With Improvised Tools by Hans Conkel and I am hoping to make some of those discussion/meetings.

Stargate Atlantis

Just watched the From Stargate to Atlantis: A SCI FI Lowdown on the SciFI channel and I can’t wait for the 8th season of Stargate SG1 along with the new season of Stargate Atlantis. I am a huge fan of anything Scifi and I really really love Stargate and the ensemble cast including Richard Dean Anderson

I’ve been getting my fill of all the spoilers on the Yahoo SG1-Spoilergate list. If you are fan of the series and want all the latest info, this is a must-read list.