New ADM3 FM module

This summer I finished a partial rewrite of the FM (Fault Management) module of the NetAct OSS ADM3 Troubleshooting class.
I have been compiling lots of troubleshooting guides and troubleshooting techniques into this course and applied it to all the FM processes of a regional cluster.

It has now been tried several times and it seems people are liking it.
If you want to follow this course, contact your local NSN solution manager or go to the academy website if you’re an NSN internal and enroll for the course OS9033 (customers) or OS9034 (internals)
http://networks-academy.nokiasiemensnetworks.com
or
http://networks-academy.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/nsninternet/beschreibung1.jsp?Course=BAABLBM

Objectives of the FM module: 

  • Describe the major Alarm Handling steps throughout NetAct
  • List the most commonly used protocols and their matching network elements and versions
  • Find and apply procedures on how to turn on the trace mode for mediation and adaptation processes in OSSCORE, OSSCORE2 and MVI
  • Find and apply procedures on how to turn on the trace mode for NWW FM processes
  • Perform simple SQL queries on the FX_ALARM table and find statistics about alarms using the Alarm history
  • Identify bottlenecks and problematic network elements using the system self monitoring or FM reports.
  • Use the clean-up processes related to FM data.
  • Configure and perform troubleshooting of FM processes for exporting alarms.

Outline of the FM module:

  • Fault Management Overview
  • Alarm Collection
  • Alarm Processing
  • Storage
  • Alarm Forwarding

Nexus one power button not working

My Nexus one has been a good friend for the past year but now I am running into problems with the power button.
I had 2 options:
– open heart surgery, order the replacement unit and change it myself.
– flash the phone in order to remap the power button to the trackball.

I chose the second option as it was available to me right now.
I followed this guide:
http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices/nexus-one
Extremely well done and well documented. there are still a couple of step which are not so obvious and could more explained. but all in all, it’s a success.

On top of solving my problem, I now have access to many other advanced features. The memory free is a lot bigger and I can put much more apps.

All my apps came back thanks to ASTRO file manager. Awesome application that does a very good job.
All my texts came back thanks to "SMS backup and restore".
All my call history came back thanks to "Call logs backup and restore".

Pulled pork

Today I made my own pulled pork.
First time in Finland, it worked pretty well.

1.5kg piece of Butt found at Prisma. about 10 euros.
Some pork rub I brought back from Texas, but you ncan do your own with some local products and some spices.
I rubbed the pork with the pork rub. Put it in a plate, a bit of bbq sauce on and around.
6 hours in the oven at 120C.
Then I left it for about an hour cooling down.
Took it out, used to forks and pulled the pork!
Once this is done, I put some bbq sauce on it and mixed the whole stuff.
Here is the result. It taste awesome 🙂




Reset the default drupal theme with SQL

Sometimes a drupal theme can be broken and it can be needed to reset the default theme so the site can be accessed again in order to fix the problem.

As a rule of thumb I always try to use the theme "Cube" for the administrive part of drupal. that makes things a lot easier and if you breeak the theme you can at least still use the admin part.

Here is anyhow how to reset the theme using SQL:

Simply execute the three following commands:

UPDATE system SET status=1 WHERE name = 'garland';
UPDATE variable SET value='s:7:"garland"' WHERE name = 'theme_default';
TRUNCATE cache;


Geekiness

 Here is the AV configuration at home:
– Sony Playstation 3
– Synology DS210 with 2x 2TB in RAID1
– Digibox Topfield Cable + WBOX
– Nintendo Wii
– Thomson TV 46”
– Buffalo Wireless Nfiniti
– Dreambox PVR 600S
– Western Digital HD Live TV 
– Flate Rectangular Satellite dish
– Modem Router Cisco Linksys WAG320N
– CPL adapters

That makes way too many remotes…

My MYERS-BRIGGS Personality type

Last week we had the trainer assessor workshop and one of our trainer gave a 30 minutes training about the Myers-Briggs personality test. This test is measuring preferences and helps to find out a little bit more about oneself. Some of the sentences in the result sound a bit like astrology so I am very cautious with this and of course I only take the best…

The Inspirer

As an ENFP, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is internal, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit in with your personal value system.

ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it.

ENFPs have an unusually broad range of skills and talents. They are good at most things which interest them. Project-oriented, they may go through several different careers during their lifetime. To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives. Everything that they do must be in line with their values. An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true Self, walking in step with what they believe is right. They see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives and values to achieve inner peace. They’re constantly aware and somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves. Since emotional excitement is usually an important part of the ENFP’s life, and because they are focused on keeping "centered", the ENFP is usually an intense individual, with highly evolved values.

An ENFP needs to focus on following through with their projects. This can be a problem area for some of these individuals. Unlike other Extraverted types, ENFPs need time alone to center themselves, and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values. ENFPs who remain centered will usually be quite successful at their endeavors. Others may fall into the habit of dropping a project when they become excited about a new possibility, and thus they never achieve the great accomplishments which they are capable of achieving.

Most ENFPs have great people skills. They are genuinely warm and interested in people, and place great importance on their inter-personal relationships. ENFPs almost always have a strong need to be liked. Sometimes, especially at a younger age, an ENFP will tend to be "gushy" and insincere, and generally "overdo" in an effort to win acceptance. However, once an ENFP has learned to balance their need to be true to themselves with their need for acceptance, they excel at bringing out the best in others, and are typically well-liked. They have an exceptional ability to intuitively understand a person after a very short period of time, and use their intuition and flexibility to relate to others on their own level.

Because ENFPs live in the world of exciting possibilities, the details of everyday life are seen as trivial drudgery. They place no importance on detailed, maintenance-type tasks, and will frequently remain oblivous to these types of concerns. When they do have to perform these tasks, they do not enjoy themselves. This is a challenging area of life for most ENFPs, and can be frustrating for ENFP’s family members.

An ENFP who has "gone wrong" may be quite manipulative – and very good it. The gift of gab which they are blessed with makes it naturally easy for them to get what they want. Most ENFPs will not abuse their abilities, because that would not jive with their value systems.

ENFPs sometimes make serious errors in judgment. They have an amazing ability to intuitively perceive the truth about a person or situation, but when they apply judgment to their perception, they may jump to the wrong conclusions.

ENFPs who have not learned to follow through may have a difficult time remaining happy in marital relationships. Always seeing the possibilities of what could be, they may become bored with what actually is. The strong sense of values will keep many ENFPs dedicated to their relationships. However, ENFPs like a little excitement in their lives, and are best matched with individuals who are comfortable with change and new experiences.

Having an ENFP parent can be a fun-filled experience, but may be stressful at times for children with strong Sensing or Judging tendancies. Such children may see the ENFP parent as inconsistent and difficult to understand, as the children are pulled along in the whirlwind life of the ENFP. Sometimes the ENFP will want to be their child’s best friend, and at other times they will play the parental authoritarian. But ENFPs are always consistent in their value systems, which they will impress on their children above all else, along with a basic joy of living.

ENFPs are basically happy people. They may become unhappy when they are confined to strict schedules or mundane tasks. Consequently, ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas. Many go into business for themselves. They have the ability to be quite productive with little supervision, as long as they are excited about what they’re doing.

Because they are so alert and sensitive, constantly scanning their environments, ENFPs often suffer from muscle tension. They have a strong need to be independent, and resist being controlled or labelled. They need to maintain control over themselves, but they do not believe in controlling others. Their dislike of dependence and suppression extends to others as well as to themselves.

ENFPs are charming, ingenuous, risk-taking, sensitive, people-oriented individuals with capabilities ranging across a broad spectrum. They have many gifts which they will use to fulfill themselves and those near them, if they are able to remain centered and master the ability of following through.

Jungian functional preference ordering for ENFP:

Dominant: Extraverted Intuition
Auxiliary: Introverted Feeling
Tertiary: Extraverted Thinking
Inferior: Introverted Sensing



Bloom’s taxonomy, action verbs for objectives setting

Bloom is categorizing action verbs in 6 groups:

Knowledge: acquire, attend, choose, collect, complete, copy, define, describe, detect, differentiate, distinguish, duplicate, find, identify, imitate, indicate, isolate, label, list, mark, match, name, order, outline, place, recall, recognize, reproduce, select, state, underline

Comprehension: arrange, categorize, change, chart, cite, circle, classify, compile, conclude, convert, defend, demonstrate, determine, diagram, differentiate, distinguish, document, draw, edit, estimate, explain, extend, extrapolate, fill in, follow, formulate, gather, generalize, give example, give in own, words, illustrate, infer, interpolate, interpret, itemize, locate, make, organize, paraphrase, predict, prepare, quote, read, rearrange, record, relate, reorder, rephrase, represent, restate, rewrite, summarize, translate, update
Application: apply, calculate, change, choose, classify, compute, conduct, construct, demonstrate, develop, discover, employ, generalize, manipulate, modify, operate, organize, predict, prepare, produce, relate, restructure, show, solve, transfer, use

Analysis: analyze, appraise, break down, categorize, classify, combine, compare, conclude, contrast, criticize, deduce, defend, detect, diagram, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, evaluate, formulate, generate, identify, illustrate, induce, infer, outline, paraphrase, plan, point out, present, question, recognize, relate, save, select, separate, shorten, structure, subdivide

Synthesis: alter, calculate, categorize, change, classify, combine, compile, compose, conduct, constitute, construct, create, deduce, derive, design, devise, develop, discover, discuss, document, expand, explain, formulate, generalize, generate, modify, organize, originate, paraphrase, plan, predict, produce, propose, rearrange, reconstruct, relate, reorganize, revise, rewrite, signify, simplify, specify, summarize, synthesize, systematize, tell, transmit

Evaluation: appraise, argue, assess, compare, conclude, consider, contrast, critique, decide, describe, discriminate, explain, interpret, judge, justify, recommend, relate, standardize, summarize, validate