Wednesday, January 31, 2007

This is a great laugh

It takes a little bit to get to the good part, give it time :P

Friday, January 26, 2007

Da Bears!

The Bears are going to the super bowl! They did it in '85, but I was 9 so I don't remember all the details :)

Anyway, check this video out if you're looking to get fired up for the big game!

I got some wine yesterday

I've always been a fan of wine. Though, I've always been one of those guys that was buying stuff because it had a nice label. My wife likes Riesling, I like Cabernet. We both enjoy Pinot Grigio. That being said, we always bought one of those three. Again, based on the label.

In the tech side of my life; if something interests me, I study it. I study it until I know enough about it to use it and explain it to others. Why shouldn't I approach other things that way? I like wine, it interests me, so I started studying it.

In that vein I've been buying up wine over the past few weeks. I have maybe 12 bottles on hand right now. Now, mind you, most of those bottles are actually Cabernet. They are varied a bit more now, one is from Argentina, another from Australia (not Yellow Tail, bleh).

I ordered four bottles from the folks at Wine Library. Here's what I bought:

  • 04 Ravenswood Vintner's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon $7.99

  • 04 San Felipe Cabernet Sauvignon $6.99

  • 04 Rocky Creek Zinfandel $8.99

  • 05 Von Hovel Oberemmeler Hutte Kabinett Riesling $15.99

Why would I buy 3 cheap (one average) bottles of wine online? Well, I am big fan of Gary Vaynerchuck and his daily video blog at Wine Library TV. Each one of the cheap wines I bought was raved about by Gary, and scored well from him. There was also a free shipping sale on wines presented on Wine Library TV :)

Again, they're Cabernet and Riesling. The San Filipe is from Argentina though, so that counts for something. I've got some Shiraz and Pinot Noir in the basement, not to mention the "Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages" I picked up. I'm excited to try that, I'm hoping to bring Dawn (my wife) to the dark side of red wine with it :)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Jboss: "console stream is looping" error

This is incredibly aggrevating. I downloaded JBoss 4.0.4 and JBoss 4.0.5. Both versions fail to startup due to the following error:

ERROR: invalid console appender config detected, console stream is looping

I see postings all over the internet about this. I see postings all over the JBoss forums specifically about this, all with zero replies. It is just ridiculous that a straight off the website download doesn't even startup correctly. It is very sad that the community over at cannot help eachother out with this.

I am attempting to run these versions on my windows laptop for an experiment during my 40 minute train ride. I am betting this has something to do with it, as I haven't seen this problem before on my Linux machines. (Don't even think about blaming windows for this, it is a jboss problem).

Well, anyway, after digging around for 30 minutes I stumbled on a post that claims you shouldn't need the following hack post-jboss-3.2.1. Well, guess what, you need it in 4.0.5 as well apparently.

set JAVA_OPTS=-Dorg.jboss.logging.Log4jService.catchSystemOut=false

Or, do as I did and put it right in your run.bat file:
set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% -Dorg.jboss.logging.Log4jService.catchSystemOut=false

What a pain.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Christmas gift idea

From Justin Timberlake's recent appearence on SNL...