Zehaeva - He's just this guy, ya know? https://zehaeva.com/rss.xml en Let's Encrypt Like It's 1999! https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/lets-encrypt-its-1999 <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Let&#039;s Encrypt Like It&#039;s 1999!</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I've really enjoyed how easy the Let's Encrypt beta/release has gone. Not that I see any real benefit other than being able to go "yeah, my sites have ssl certs, don't yours?" in a shallow disaffected hipster sort of way. There has been one small place where it has gone wrong. And by wrong I mean right because it's working correctly but it cause my sites to be unable to be used by others. This is the case where if you're running Windows XP and trying to visit the site on IE or Chrome, apparently the way both of those system implement their encryption, and because XP isn't ever going to get another update, causes sites encrypted with Let's Encrypt to fail. So, sorry to all you folks who are still running 15 year old OS's! You can still view my site through FireFox!</p> </div> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/zehaeva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">zehaeva</span></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/24/2016 - 08:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/tags/encryption" hreflang="en">encryption</a></li> <li><a href="/tags/winxp" hreflang="en">winxp</a></li> </ul> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:54:33 +0000 zehaeva 1700 at https://zehaeva.com https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/lets-encrypt-its-1999#comments Data Science and the Well of Infinite Depths https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/data-science-and-well-infinite-depths <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Data Science and the Well of Infinite Depths</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I love learning, just learning random things and things that I can utilize in my professional life. Data Science has been something that has been tickling me for a while. I've watched a whole series of videos of the MIT Open Courseware lectures on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnvKubj2-I2LhIibS8TOGC42xsD3-liux">Machine Learning</a>, brushed up on a lot of my knowledge of statistics and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1A7E9E452F4A08FC">probabilities</a>, listen to a few podcasts on machine learning and have started to play with some packages like <a href="http://scikit-learn.org/">scikit learn</a>. This has been occupying my mind for the past 4 or 5 months now and every time I think I have a handle on this I find something that completely cuts me down and demonstrates that I really have no idea what's going on. </p> <p>This goes for pretty much everything, and I think it goes for everyone. No matter how well you think you understand something it always seems like there is another vein of knowledge just a little deeper, yet another frontier over that hill. No matter how carefully you've examined the problem there is always another facet to view. It's simply astounding at just how deep any domain of knowledge can be. Even the most shallow of pools hides a tunnel system that winds its way to the heart of the earth.</p> </div> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/zehaeva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">zehaeva</span></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/08/2015 - 11:37</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/tags/data-science" hreflang="en">Data Science</a></li> <li><a href="/tags/learning" hreflang="en">learning</a></li> <li><a href="/tags/machine-learning" hreflang="en">machine learning</a></li> </ul> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 16:37:55 +0000 zehaeva 1699 at https://zehaeva.com https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/data-science-and-well-infinite-depths#comments Let's Encrypt! https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/lets-encrypt <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Let&#039;s Encrypt!</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>So today the invite only beta for <a href="https://letsencrypt.org/">Let's Encrypt</a> has ended and it's started an open beta period. So I decided to do what every other geek on the planet is doing. Set up https on all of their personal websites!</p> <p>So enjoy browsing this site knowing that the connection is secure. </p> <p>Not that it matters really, it's just a blog!</p> </div> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/zehaeva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">zehaeva</span></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 12/03/2015 - 17:58</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/tags/https" hreflang="en">https</a></li> <li><a href="/tags/technology" hreflang="en">technology</a></li> </ul> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 22:58:47 +0000 zehaeva 1698 at https://zehaeva.com https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/lets-encrypt#comments I really need to do this more often https://zehaeva.com/content/i-really-need-do-more-often <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">I really need to do this more often</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/zehaeva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">zehaeva</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2015-07-05T12:24:39+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 07/05/2015 - 08:24</span> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:24:39 +0000 zehaeva 1697 at https://zehaeva.com https://zehaeva.com/content/i-really-need-do-more-often#comments https://zehaeva.com/content/i-really-need-do-more-often#comments twenty one pilots fly onto dawn https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/twenty-one-pilots-fly-dawn <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">twenty one pilots fly onto dawn</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A few weeks ago now, and that time has passed mostly because I couldn't be assed to fix this website until just now, I was anxiously hovering over the prospects of going back out to Rochester to see Twenty One Pilots. I say hovered because I wasn't sure I was even going to go. The show was on a Wednesday, Ashley couldn't go because it was a Wednesday and she needed to be at school/work/observation at 6 the following morning, I dislike driving, I dislike going so far alone to be at a concert alone. Now I'm whining. Andrew graciously volunteered to head out to Rochester with me at the last second to see these wonderful musicians and so I bought the tickets and we went! </p> <p>After hours of driving we got there two hours earlier than the doors would open. With rumbling bellies and a disbelieving look at the insane lines of a teenaged fanatics we bolted for a DiBella's to pass time and soothe our hungers. The closest DiBella's was apparently one block over from where we first entered Rochester, which made both of us feel a bit foolish for not looking for food the moment we got into town. </p> <p>In the line for the door we found some companions and chatted about the line, the band, and other niceties that you do when you're standing around with a few thousand other people. </p> <p>The show was amazing. </p> <p>I need not to say more than that. I am ashamed to think that I was going to pass it up for such silly reasons as I listed above. The energy of the crowd and the spectacle was more than worth all of that. I guess with my advancing age it's easy to forget how powerful those experiences can be. </p> <p>The drive home was longer than the drive out. Andrew and I were wiped out. We spent the ride home exhausted and covered in dried sweat. We fell asleep like that. Showers would have to wait.</p> </div> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/zehaeva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">zehaeva</span></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:52</span> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:52:34 +0000 zehaeva 1689 at https://zehaeva.com https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/twenty-one-pilots-fly-dawn#comments The Car and Sleep https://zehaeva.com/content/car-and-sleep <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Car and Sleep</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This past weekend I went with Ashley to Rochester to see Gogol Bordello and Man Man, which was an amazing concert! We were right up front for whole thing and got some amazing photos! Ashley had a religious experience finally watching her favorite band. She now can empathize with those fainting women who swooned over the Beatles oh so long ago. </p> <p>The next day we went to the Highfalls area of Rochester to just show Ashley around and show her some of the neat things that are in that area. After we had watched the falls and speculated on how to reach this one seemingly man made cave/entrance in the far side of the gorge we attempted to leave to get to this coffee shop that is on the Art Walk in Rochester. I say attempted because my car just wouldn't start up. She'd try, she'd cough, she'd protest, but she wouldn't catch and turn over. Funny the terminology that we use for vehicles. She, catch, turn over. Ashley tried, and succeeded eventually, to flag down a random passerby while I contacted my family for assistance. The passerby,in a nice Porsche SUV gave us a jump and all was well! For about 5 minutes. Then the car just stopped again. </p> <p>A call to roadside assistance and a tow truck showed up to take my car away, bound for a car shop I'd never been to in a city I don't live in. It were the mechanic that my mom uses so that calmed me a bit. We all went to the coffee shop anyways, one called Spot. It were relaxing and a welcome reprieve from the recent stress of having my car die like that. It's funny, really. I never considered how dependent upon my car I have become. I used to just walk everywhere. I lived without one for so long it was easy to believe that I really didn't need one. After all, I could always just walk where ever I needed to go. But here I felt abandoned, cast away, and lost. It's not my car's fault. She serves me as faithfully as she ought to. I don't treat her well enough any more. The number of times I have had her fixed only to break in new an more expensive ways lead me to this attitude of wishing to rider her into oblivion, until she gasped her last on the side of the road where I would quietly call some service to take her away and find a new car to take me where ever. </p> <p>I now realize that this attitude isn't the best. The amount of stress and terror that situation would evoke would be quite hard to handle. So now I have to pursue a slightly less romantic path, one where I slowly build up funds for a down payment to procure a new vehicle, where I can pat my car kindly as I have her taken away to be traded in for a newer model. An image not quite so different from saying goodbye to a family pet at the vet's and then asking where the to adopt a new one with no time to given to grieve at one loss. </p> <p>Last night I drove to Rochester again. I was beginning to think I didn't abhor driving so much anymore. Like someone who works at a chocolaters' who gorges on delicious sweets I was able to wear myself out. It probably has more to do with the rapid succession of going out, coming back, going out again and coming back again and then straight into work that has me worn down. I require a nap. I require funds to keep my mobility. Some requirements are greater than others, no?</p> </div> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/zehaeva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">zehaeva</span></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:32</span> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:32:13 +0000 zehaeva 1688 at https://zehaeva.com https://zehaeva.com/content/car-and-sleep#comments I should use this more often https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/i-should-use-more-often <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">I should use this more often</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I have been getting into writing a bit more often as of late. Not here, as you can tell, but elsewhere. And by elsewhere I mean in a small black moleskine notebook and in my phone and text documents. I've been writing a lot of poetry, for I now have a new muse who has kindled a great deal of fire and desperation inside me, and gathering ideas for short stories and novels. Thinking back upon last November and why I stopped writing for NaNoWriMo I feel a bit regretful. I think now that I should have kept up with it and finished it. Even though the basic premise were done before, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty being that Ur story, I hadn't encountered it before and I do have something to say about that very thing. We don't cease to write love poems because Roses are Red and Shakespeare got there first and, in the later instance, done so with a clarity and power that no one could hope to match. I shouldn't be discouraged by the existence of something similar. I should write and show that same thing through my lens, through my perspective, through my filter.</p> </div> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/zehaeva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">zehaeva</span></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:37</span> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:37:31 +0000 zehaeva 1669 at https://zehaeva.com https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/i-should-use-more-often#comments #74: The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/74-eternal-sunshine-spotless-mind <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">#74: The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This is the second time I've seen this film. I didn't like it the first time. I just didn't enjoy it at all! Now that I am watching it a second time and with an eye towards rating it I can see that the film is good. The imagery that is reinforcing the idea that everything is being wiped away, the scene in the book store brilliantly so, the way the story is told as well. The audio didn't really stick with me however, I can't recall much of it to be honest!</p> <p>My other thoughts about it center around the ideas that the movie is based on. Being an avid consumer of SciFi I can't help be feel that the ideas of mutable memories and wiping away the things you don't want or don't need have been done before. It feel almost tired to me. </p> <p>However I feel about it that doesn't stop the film from being a good film, it just lessens my enjoyment of it compared to others to whom the ideas are new and fresher.</p> </div> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/zehaeva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">zehaeva</span></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/06/2013 - 22:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/29" hreflang="en">imdb top 100</a></li> </ul> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 02:15:45 +0000 zehaeva 1662 at https://zehaeva.com https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/74-eternal-sunshine-spotless-mind#comments Just some thoughts https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/just-some-thoughts <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Just some thoughts</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I have been attending the local poetry night for a few weeks now. It reminds me of when I used to be brave enough to stand in front of a couple dozen strangers and open my adolescent self up to them. I am not so brave anymore. I have written a few things since I started attending but nothing that I want to share. I do want to share however. I just don't feel comfortable doing so anymore.</p> </div> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/zehaeva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">zehaeva</span></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/06/2013 - 21:53</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/37" hreflang="en">personal</a></li> </ul> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 01:53:42 +0000 zehaeva 1661 at https://zehaeva.com https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/just-some-thoughts#comments #88: Amadeus https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/88-amadeus <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">#88: Amadeus</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I must confess that Amadeus is one of my favorite films. I have seen it dozens of times and I never seem to tire of it. From the opening scene of Saliari trying to take his own life to us watching his personality sour and turn bitter through his jealousy and envy for Mozart's gifts, I find myself enraptured. This story isn't completely historical. As I understand it Saliari and Mozart did know each other but they did not have the acrimonious relationship that is portrayed in this film. It makes for a great story however!</p> <p>We see the entire story through Saliari's eyes. Through his lens, Saliari paints Mozart as a young, gifted idiot through whom god seems to speak to us all. Even through his praise you can feel this undercurrent of hatred and envy. Saliari genuinely admires Mozart and yet hates him because he has everything that Saliari has struggled for and yet has never fully attained. Something that many of us can sympathize with, I imagine! </p> <p>The sets and costumes are amazing and paint this amazing world of Vienna at it's height of power, full of it's self and the arts. The wigs are hilariously over the top and the dresses and suits fantastic. </p> <p>I do enjoy this film greatly, however I bet that it's not everyone's cup of tea.</p> </div> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/zehaeva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">zehaeva</span></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/10/2013 - 11:06</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/29" hreflang="en">imdb top 100</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/35" hreflang="en">amadeus</a></li> </ul> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:06:09 +0000 zehaeva 1659 at https://zehaeva.com https://zehaeva.com/blogs/zehaeva/88-amadeus#comments