Thursday, December 10, 2009

Work / Study

While watching The Edukators post E-Room.

JYTHONPATH=/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages (path to already installed)

Upon running the following command (line 2 below -- the first line is all prompt) I was able to get the server going. They say for production I want to put this inside a Java servlet container like Tomcat i.e. this is just for testing. I've not tried this, haven't used Tomcat.

Anyway, looks like a stable configuration here, just using Jython instead of Python against the very same Django code base (version 1.1). The Jython version takes a lot longer to boot up I'm thinking...


Booting server, checking a few demo links in the browser....

~/jython2.5.1/jython runserver
Validating models...
0 errors found

Django version 1.1, using settings 'examples.settings'
Development server is running at
Quit the server with CONTROL-C.
[10/Dec/2009 01:59:38] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 399
[10/Dec/2009 01:59:45] "GET /hello/html/ HTTP/1.1" 200 22
[10/Dec/2009 01:59:49] "GET /hello/text/ HTTP/1.1" 200 13
[10/Dec/2009 01:59:54] "GET /hello/write/ HTTP/1.1" 200 58
[10/Dec/2009 01:59:59] "GET /hello/metadata/ HTTP/1.1" 200 5671

I also helped out diagnosing a Zimbra problem, traced it to firewall issues. And I don't even know Zimbra.

Seven billion plus people needing food, water, shelter: that's an engineering problem as much as it's a political problem. Technical shop talkers need their place in the sun. I don't care if you're a Capitalist, Socialist, Anarchist or none of the above, you'll still need your engineering, your ability to work with tools. That's your heritage as humans, not as ideologists.

Geek TV ideas
seem close to Pentagon Math ideas because of the necessity of securing a future, preferably a livable one. Workers of the world need to focus on that global grid, and where the energy comes from, will come from, like on the National Geographic channel.

How many watts does a human body burn? No matter how much money you have in the piggy bank, you're still limited in what your body might burn through, in terms of joules, even when running a marathon, which is a good thing. We admire bodies and their ability to heal, regrow muscle and bone. Learning to care for one's body is a big part of health care.

Engineering and medicine are naturally allies, especially when they're both committed to philanthropic goals.

Note that to focus on the relevance of engineering, to insist it get air time, is not to muscle aside the priests, ethicists, philosophers, or theologians.

Religious structures have always been among humanity's greatest engineering feats and there's no saying this won't continue to be the case.