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5 Oct 2015 (updated 6 Oct 2015 at 00:09 UTC) »

update: compiled on another Mac workstation running OSX 10.10 ... was able to run bitcoin-cli and connect to bitcoin-qt server started with commandline option " bitcoin-qt -server -rpcallowip= -rpcbind= -debug=rpc"

sync new node with running server:
"bitcoind -connect="

610M --> tx=1178004 date=2011-07-31

--end update

Following this note:

compiled bitcoind from source on my Mac OSX 10.9 workstation, currently running Bitcoin-XT

local 'make install' output

bash-3.2# cd /Users/sye/proj/bitcoin/
bash-3.2# ls
.git contrib
.gitattributes depends
.gitignore aclocal.m4 doc
.travis.yml libbitcoinconsensus.pc
.tx autom4te.cache build-aux libtool
COPYING config.log qa
INSTALL config.status share
Makefile configure src
bash-3.2# make install
Making install in src
make[2]: Circular univalue/lib/ make[3]: `' is up to date.
make[3]: Circular univalue/lib/ make[4]: `' is up to date.
../build-aux/install-sh -c -d '/usr/local/lib'
/bin/sh ../libtool --mode=install /usr/bin/install -c '/usr/local/lib'
libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c .libs/libbitcoinconsensus.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/libbitcoinconsensus.0.dylib
libtool: install: (cd /usr/local/lib && { ln -s -f libbitcoinconsensus.0.dylib libbitcoinconsensus.dylib || { rm -f libbitcoinconsensus.dylib && ln -s libbitcoinconsensus.0.dylib libbitcoinconsensus.dylib; }; })
libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c .libs/libbitcoinconsensus.lai /usr/local/lib/
libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c .libs/libbitcoinconsensus.a /usr/local/lib/libbitcoinconsensus.a
libtool: install: chmod 644 /usr/local/lib/libbitcoinconsensus.a
libtool: install: /usr/bin/ranlib /usr/local/lib/libbitcoinconsensus.a
../build-aux/install-sh -c -d '/usr/local/bin'
/bin/sh ../libtool --mode=install /usr/bin/install -c bitcoind bitcoin-cli bitcoin-tx test/test_bitcoin qt/bitcoin-qt qt/test/test_bitcoin-qt '/usr/local/bin'
libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c bitcoind /usr/local/bin/bitcoind
libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c bitcoin-cli /usr/local/bin/bitcoin-cli
libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c bitcoin-tx /usr/local/bin/bitcoin-tx
libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c test/test_bitcoin /usr/local/bin/test_bitcoin
libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c qt/bitcoin-qt /usr/local/bin/bitcoin-qt
libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c qt/test/test_bitcoin-qt /usr/local/bin/test_bitcoin-qt
../build-aux/install-sh -c -d '/usr/local/include'
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 script/bitcoinconsensus.h '/usr/local/include'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
build-aux/install-sh -c -d '/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig'
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 libbitcoinconsensus.pc '/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig'
bash-3.2# pwd

Running Bitcoin-Qt open files snapshot:
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/.lock
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/debug.log
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/db.log
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/blocks/index/LOG
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/blocks/index/LOCK
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/blocks/index/001131.log
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/blocks/index/MANIFEST-001129
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/chainstate/LOG
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/chainstate/LOCK>
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/chainstate/MANIFEST-1012822>>
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/database/log.0000000002
/Users/sye/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/chainstate/1113185.log>>>>

reading about Diffie–Hellman key exchange

so to understand the gist of

wow great translation work there!

1. The hedgehog 刺猬
What do you mean, I'm too much of an individualist? Why don't you make more of an effort to get me to join in ?

2. The snail 蜗牛
Bourgeois? Moi? That's a good one. I suppose you think it's fun carrying a house around on your back?

17 Sep 2015 (updated 17 Sep 2015 at 17:59 UTC) »

diary thresh setting works like a charm... thank fzort and all who contributed to mod_virgule

listen on soundcloud poetry foundation's audio clip on William Stafford's life and his poems. 'A Ritual to read to each other' & 'A Star in the Hill' ...

黑暗 星光

New York Times Sept. 11, 2015: The Justice Department dropped all charges against Mr. Xi on Friday.

repost from here:
Install devel/git from the ports tree. Optinally select GITWEB. SVN, P4 or CVS.
did what I need to do on VPS FreeBSD9.1
cd /usr/ports/devel/git
make install clean; rehash
cd /usr/ports/x11-servers/x11rdb
make install clean; rehash
cd /usr/port/dev/gitg/

1 Aug 2015 (updated 24 Aug 2015 at 01:09 UTC) »

Sunday Aug. 23, 2014\5 brought to my attention this posting:

Senior Software Developer Job

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Location: Princeton, NJ, USA
Company: Bloomberg
Job Requisition Number:45898

The Role:

The People engineering team at Bloomberg is responsible for building a social network of the world's most influential finance professionals. We source terabytes of structured, semi-structured data, run machine learning, and crowdsourcing algorithms among others to provide timely & relevant content.

We are reimagining the way we currently architect our systems and are looking for an experienced software engineer to join this effort. Our aim is to minimize the time required to get existing data as well as new types of data (in any form or structure), into Bloomberg from the wider world. This acquisition will be low-latency with a goal to make everything immediately and easily discoverable to all of our users.

Our new platform is a mix of dynamic languages, OOP and functional programming. We are using a number of large distributed computing systems and different styles of data persistence.
We expect you to have the correct balance between innovation, experimentation and getting things done. You are proactive, creative, open-minded and resourceful. We work on small teams and as a company pride ourselves on being entrepreneurial, agile and responsive. We adapt to changes and the problems we face are constantly evolving.

The work environment is fast-paced. Expect to make immediate contributions to our production code.


- Knowledge of Python & JavaScript (3 years experience).
- Experience creating compelling GUIs for external customers.
- You have expertise in data-stores & can code in a highly concurrent environment.
- You are comfortable with distributed systems, RESTful architectures & have built scalable, low-latency systems that provide high availability.
- It's a hands-on development position; you are comfortable at design/architecture as well as hands-on implementation of a large software system.
- BS/MS in Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Science, Math or equivalent experience.
- You are comfortable with Linux, Unix environment & tools for debugging, profiling and scripting.
- Knowledge of search engines like Apache Lucene is a plus.
- Knowledge of algorithms, data structures and graph algorithms is expected.

The Company:

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength - delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately - is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 310,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg's enterprise solutions build on the company's core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey
Job Segment: Developer, Engineer, Computer Science, Unix, Linux, Technology, Engineering

tar cvzf - Pictures/ |ssh sye@gogoclub "dd of=From1015PM.Picture.tar.gz"

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14 Jul 2015 (updated 18 Jul 2015 at 17:10 UTC) »

translation exercise "Chinese --> English" in traditional Chinese libertarian's fashion


Inspired by 村上春树's writing-on-the-wall, we tend to see weak clan in any political make-ups as 'egg shell', established main faction as 'great wall'. Solidarity placed with 'egg shell', one not only see himself as courageous but also righteous. The polemic hidden in this dichotomy, seeking best ways to fix a crumbling wall, to prevent bad odor from egg shell requires more than naming things alone: judging right and wrong from simple proclaimation of allegience to 'egg shell' party or 'great wall' party. Rigging party lines shall forever make great national relations like China/US falling under the spell of Dalai Lama's re-incarnation of animal farms.

more later...









24 May 2015 (updated 24 May 2015 at 16:33 UTC) »

From Xi xiaoxing's Temple Univ. profile:

Biographical Sketch

Xiaoxing Xi is the Department Chair and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Physics at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple in 2009, he was a Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his PhD degree in physics from Peking University and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, in 1987. After several years of research at the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Center, Germany, Bell Communication Research/Rutgers University, and University of Maryland, he joined the Physics faculty at Penn State in 1995.

Research Interests

Xiaoxing Xi’s research focuses on the materials physics underlying the applications of oxide, boride, and transition metal dichalcogenide thin films, in particular epitaxial thin films and heterostructures at the nanoscale. Using various deposition techniques including Laser Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Hybrid Physical-Chemical Vapor Deposition, his group is currently working on the atomic layer-by-layer growth of artificial oxide heterostructures, magnesium diboride thin films for electronic and radio frequency cavity applications, iron pnictide superconductor thin films for phase sensitive measurements, and thin films of 2D layered materials transition metal dichalcogenides. He has published over 300 papers in refereed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings, and holds three patents in the area of thin films of high-Tc superconductors and magnesium diboride.

Another arrest as reported by New York Times that put to an end a scientist's public service at whose expense and cost ?

Art for Aunty's sake

Art Appraising and it's Lunacy

I find this below the fold dialogue on posted in 2010 interesting after reading "Chaotic Art Fraud Case Ends in Guilty Verdict by Ross Todd, The Recorder " as verdict/sentence coming down upon the mockery in court ...

Harris, who was wearing a business suit, said Brugnara was making a "mockery" of the court and making it impossible for the government to get a fair trial by talking over objections.

"If any attorney did what Mr. Brugnara did today, they'd be thrown in jail," she said.

Alsup agreed. The judge said he'd "never seen such an abusive performance" as Brugnara's cross-examination of Long, adding that she'd likely have some sort of "post-traumatic stress" as a result of the experience.

Read more:



Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 09:51 am

I've found this conversation very helpful - even stuff that was posted in 2004, 6 years ago!

I too got caught up in a Picasso scam involving Yamet Arts. A woman named Rose Long who presented herself as an art dealer/appraiser from Memphis, TN was here in New York and she sold me a Picasso litho (don Quixote) for $4,500, which she said was an original numbered Picasso. However, when she delivered it, I noticed it wasn't numbered. I asked her about that and she said "oh, that doesn't mean anything"!

Not knowing much about art, I didn't think much of it until a few months later my girlfriend said, "hey, how come that's not numbered!? And where's the certificate of authenticity!"

So I called Rose and asked about the CoA and she said she'd send me one. Well, what she sent was a fax from 1971 from Yamet Arts simply stating that they had "the following Picassos in stock"! Then it listed several Picassos. That told me nothing! How was that a certificate of authenticty?

So now I started to get mad. I called her up and said "how is this a certificate of authenticity - it's merely a statement of inventory - from 1971!" She went through some long convoluted explanation and then said, "hey, if you don't feel comfortable with it or if you feel like I'm in some way lying to you or cheating you, then you can always return it."

Well, being the sucker that I am I decided that Mrs. Long (wife of Memphis attorney Mike Long), must be telling the truth so I said, "no, no problem, don't worry about it."

Well, a few years later my girlfriend said, "Why don't we take that to Sotheby's and get them to give you an appraisal." I had no idea you could even do that! But that's what we did. When the appraiser walked out and saw it she immediately began shaking her head as if to say "that's worthless"!

She walked over, took a look and said, "$300". Which is basically her way of saying, "worthless." I think the frame was probably worth $200 of that!

Anyway, I got scammed by Rose Long on this Picasso, using a 1971 fax from Yamet Arts. I don't think Yamet had anything to do with this, but a search on Yamet turns up a lot of stories of involvement in scams.

Oh, I keep meaning to finish a website I put up about Rose Long and this art scam, Edit [Moderator]: Link removed. I want to copy all the unbelievable emails I got from her husband Mike Long, as well as a copy of the Yamet supposed "certificate of authenticity."


Poll --> Can you see the character of Mr. Brugnara in any of our beloved K5 superhero?

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