Nov 07

Banāli un stulbi

Banāli un stulbi, cik daudz paša laimes atkarīgs no prasmes ložņāt citu analfabētiskās bioloģijas pusakli sašķūrētajā stikla režģu pasaulē.

bērnudārzs skola darbs pensija nāve
bet man patika peldēties saulrieta jūrā

K. Dimiters, “Narkomāna pēdējā vēstule”

Nov 23

Mutual authentication (server & client SSL/HTTPS) with Spring Boot + Tomcat (embedded and standalone)

Background

If you’re using relatively new versions of Spring Boot and Tomcat, configuring a HTTPS server with a client-certificate authentication (mutual authentication) is actually pretty straightforward. The information on how to achieve this, however, is not. So once I figured it out, I thought I’d write it down for future reference and for anyone else looking for a straightforward guide.

Software versions: Spring Boot 1.4, Tomcat 8.5, Firefox 49.

Preknowledge

This guide assumes that you have a basic understanding of / experience with SSL certificates and a working Spring Boot web application.

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Jan 28

My robot will crush you with its soft, gentle hands

A thank you to Ance who provided the title (and with it, the idea).

First we gave the robots soft, gentle hands and taught them to grab things. Then we taught them to love. Then they grabbed things they loved with their soft gentle hands and squeezed. The stronger they loved, the stronger they squeezed. Because love demands expression and grabbing things was the only language they had.

Jan 03

Visitor in the house of the inner mind

The house of the inner mind is, by its very definition, a private place. It takes great skill to look into even a single room from outside, and only those closest to us are ever welcomed inside. Which makes it somewhat unsettling to go down to the kitchen one day and discover a visitor with a pleasant smile on their face benignely looking around, just as lost as to how they got there as you are. Things don’t really improve when they ask you to show them around and by the time your mouth has formed the syllables necessary for an absolute refusal, both of you are at the end of a guided tour.

Dec 30

Medusāpsis

Āpsis reizēm neatšķir
Taisnību no joka
Reizēm āpsi taisnība
Dzen skraidīt šaurā lokā

Reizēm āpsim prieku daudz
Reizēm daudz ir moku
Jo īpaši kad kādam ģeld
Pār āpsi nogāzt koku

Grūti ārā izrāpties,
Kad visas ķepas lauztas
Vēl grūtāk sasaukt palīgā
Kad šķeltas ribas plaušās

“Āpsis nemirs, cita dzīts”
Iekšā dusmas sāpes lok
“Kad āpsim dzist — to āpsis lems”
Ārā zobi bedri rok

Ne pirmais koks, ne pēdējais
Ne pirmā nāve tuva
Un āpsis nemanīja pats
Kā medusāpsis kļuva