Server specs computer hardware

Here’s the desktop specs: https://gerardlee.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/desktop-client-specs-computer-hardware/

For buying:
Casing:
Orient Transformer with 600W Yellow/Red/Gray        1,550.00

Processor:
AMD Athlon II X3 400 3.0Ghz                            3,250.00

Motherboard:
Emaxx AMD880HD3-Pro                                    2,700.00

Memory:
4GB DDR3 1333 Emaxx (2-yr wty)                        2,100.00        8 GB
4GB DDR3 1333 Geil Single (2-yr wty)                2,350.00

HDD: (for data storage)
500GB Seagate 7200RPM 16MB (2-yr wty)                1,950.00
500GB Transcend Storejet with Anti-shock            3,650.00

Graphics: (for monitor)
Palit GF 9800GT 512MB 256Bit DDR3 Green Edition        3,600.00

Mouse:
A4Tech G7-630-5 2.4G Wireless Optical                  690.00

WiFi: (for internet access)
TP-Link TL-WN821N USB WiFi Adapter                    1,150.00        2 pcs

UPS: (for power outages; no server should be down)
1200VA Powergarde UPS with AVR                        3,400.00        1

Optical Drive: (for data backup and server installation)
Liteon ETAU108-32 8X External DVD-RW                2,150.00        1

Total:                                                31,240.00

Network cabling:
UTP Cable (per box)                                    1,250.00        1 box
RJ 45 Connector                                            3.00        20 pcs

Dependent personality disorder

Am gonna post some of the passages from this article:

http://www.minddisorders.com/Del-Fi/Dependent-personality-disorder.html

Definition:

  • Persons with dependent personality disorder are docile, passive, and nonassertive
  • They exert a great deal of energy to please others, are self-sacrificing, and constantly attempt to elicit the approval of others
  • They are easily influenced and can be taken advantage of easily
  • Patients with dependent personality disorder have a low level of confidence in their own intelligence and abilities
  • They often have difficulty making decisions and undertaking projects on their own
  • They are prone to be pessimistic, self-doubting, and belittle their own accomplishments
  • They shy away from responsibility in occupational settings
  • Affected individuals are uneasy being alone and are preoccupied with the fear of being abandoned or rejected by others
  • Their style of thinking is naïve, uncritical, and lacks discretion

Causes:

It is commonly thought that the development of dependence in these individuals is a result of over-involvement and intrusive behavior by their primary caretakers. Caretakers may foster dependence in the child to meet their own dependency needs, and may reward extreme loyalty but reject attempts the child makes towards independence. Families of those with dependent personality disorder are often do not express their emotions and are controlling; they demonstrate poorly defined relational roles within the family unit.

Individuals with dependent personality disorder often have been socially humiliated by others in their developmental years. They may carry significant doubts about their abilities to perform tasks, take on new responsibilities, and generally function independently of others. This reinforces their suspicions that they are incapable of living autonomously. In response to these feelings, they portray a helplessness that elicits caregiving behavior from some people in their lives.

Symptoms:
  • Have difficulty making common decisions.  Needs excessive amounts of advise.
  • Need others to assume responsibility for them.  Withdraw responsibilities by acting passive and helpless.
  • Have difficulty expressing disagreement with others
  • Have difficulty initiating or doing things on their own.  Lacks self-confidence.
  • Feel helpless when alone. Because they feel incapable of caring for themselves, they experience significant anxiety when alone. To avoid being alone, they may be with people in whom they have little interest

Am I *TOOL* dependent?

One of my colleagues struck me by saying “you are tool dependent”.   From the very moment he said that to me, I agree deep within – although I never answer or loudly answer YES.  I know what he means by that and now I’m asking myself that very question.  In order to answer that question, lets define first what being tool dependent is?

  • Explores a lot of tools, recursively
  • Is lazy
  • Yet is ideal
  • The goal is to produce or optimize things with very little effort
  • Does not focus on the subject matter but instead focuses on the tools to accomplish the problem or the subject matter
  • Kills time for tool exploration
  • Plays alot with the tools
  • Spends time doing boilerplate codes
  • A tool slave – relies on the tools very much
  • Always buying time or always lacks time
  • Never get things done
  • Couldn’t get things done without the tools
  • Having a hard time controlling oneself
  • Does not have self-discipline
  • Have an attention deficit disorder
  • Easily persuaded by tools
  • Jack of all trades, master of none
  • Critical thinker
  • Creative thinker to the point of once a problem occurs, the solution instantaeneously pops out of the brain and then performs research about what tool accomplishes the problem instead of analyzing the problem first and then acting after.
  • An action man without thinking first
  • You overly submit oneself to that way
  • Has a lot of options because of the result of finding a lot of possible tools and solutions to solving a particular problem.
  • Always planning to escape being tool dependent but cannot
  • Tends to over-analyze things

From this definition alone, I would say I am.  Well, I just made up this definition from what I understand to be a tool dependent.

Upon reflecting, here I think are ways to escape from being a tool dependent person.

  • A determination to change
  • An everyday re-assessment of goals if it gets done
  • Focus and focus on solving the subject matter by not relying from the tools
  • Organize
  • Follow up
  • Focus on personal development – by not using those tools
  • Have a general sense of whats happening – have a birds eye view
  • Think first before acting
  • Always rely to oneself.  Don’t be dependent to things – and don’t escape the situation
  • Develop a sense of independence
  • Believe in your own competency
  • Gain personal mastery and self-control

Systematic way of tackling tool dependence.

  • Being dependent on things means holding on desperately to things to give life a meaning or direction.  In this case, to give you a desired solution to the problem you are tackling.
  1. Be willing to let go of the tools.  Begin by resenting those tools that can keep you back from all that you are capable of.
  2. Have the ability to self-initiate and lead oneself.
  3. Limit the tool selection to just 3, so that at least you have the options.
  4. Don’t over-analyze things for your pleasure.
  5. Practice, practice, practice.  From what I’ve heard, all it takes to acquire a habit is to perform it for two weeks consistently.  For example, if you are lazy to brush your teeth everyday – and you want to do something about it; train your mind and *do* it for two weeks and it becomes a habit.

two or three button suit – my taste

I think that for me three-button suit works best.  Or rather, made me more fashionable. :p

  • Even though two-button suits are the ultimate classic, I have long torso.  As long as the three button have classic cut, it works for me.
  • Three button reach higher on the chest and are more comfortable and visually appealing to wear for tall guys like me.
  • Three button is popular for this decade.
  • Leaving all the buttons undone, so that I dont look stiff.
  • I appear rather awkward in a two button suit.
  • If i needed more confidence, I just close the middle button.
  • Dont ever close the last button because it will distort the drape shape of the fabric.

Cure for lazyness

I have to admit, *alot* of times, I get lazy with my life. And suddenly I feel stuck around the corner.

While researching, I found this helpful passage to help you realize what you must do.

  • if you dont make things happen, things will happen to you.
  • stop talking, thinking or writing about your problem, start doing something.
  • start acting.
  • dont get anxiety, discomfort, or fear to prevent you from starting.
  • most people are held back or are stuck in their tracks because they believe everything should feel good.
  • once you accept life is, you can go ahead and do whatever needs to be done, despite how it makes you feel.
  • we dont have to be ruled by our feelings; we can choose to let our reason guide us.
  • we have to stop living on auto-pilot and get into the habit of thinking before acting.
  • stop being shortsighted; realize that the pleasure now (watching tv, partying all night) yields to the pain of regret, shame and lack of advancement.  the pain you choose to push through (working on a report late night) leads to pleasure and pride of accomplishment.

Word of encouragement:

Don’t make excuses.  In fact we already have the tools to succeed. Those tools are: “A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.” (Edward Gibbon, 1737 ~ 1794)

Source:

http://personal-development.com/chuck/cure-for-laziness.htm

MIDI mapping Xone 1D to traktor pro

Hi guys

Got a problem in mapping midi from xone 1d to traktor pro?  Hope this can be of help.

Found this on youtube:

Fortunately for Behringer BCD3000 guys out there (I’ve done some research with BCD3000 before I did on Xone 1D).  Here’s the step by step link with graphics.

I will upload my settings after I set up my Xone 1D in a while.  Hopefully I can attach some graphics to it for better sampling. =)