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Brother HL series toner life reset
Josh 2004 Happy
Covering the sensor window, adjusting or modifying the timer wheel...
None of these work for me.

But, the internal life timer does:
1 Open the front cover of the printer
2 press and hold the cancel button
3 press the reprint button while still holding cancel

Now it shows the toner life reset menu.
H is for High-Yield carts, and S is for Standard Life carts.
Cursor to the correct one and use OK to reset it.

FYI... Pressing the "Go" button and the up arrow gives you the parts life reset menu (drum, laser, fuser, etc.)

Also, I found that my waste toner tray was pretty much full.
That probably has to do with why there's so much toner overflow inside.
There are 2 small panels that can be removed that allow the toner to be drained out.
It's VERY messy, and may have local waste rules, so plan accordingly.


IBC Ride
Josh 2004 Happy
Felt slower, but went faster.
Next ride is Peach Pedal on Saturday.

Distance: 28.05 mi
Time: 1:37:42
Avg Speed: 17.2 mph
Elevation Gain: 951 ft
Calories: 1,384 C
Avg Temperature: 96.9 °F
Time: 1:37:42
Moving Time: 1:37:10
Elapsed Time: 2:02:41
Avg Speed: 17.2 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 17.3 mph
Max Speed: 34.4 mph
Elevation Gain: 951 ft
Elevation Loss: 971 ft
Min Elevation: 435 ft
Max Elevation: 591 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 143 bpm
Max HR: 178 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Power: 181 W
Max Power: 1,300 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 220 W
Avg Bike Cadence: 81 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 113 rpm
Avg Temperature: 96.9 °F
Min Temperature: 93.2 °F
Max Temperature: 100.4 °F

07/08/2014 Lewisville Music
Josh 2004 Happy
4 days off the bike really gave me a lot of energy.

Independence Ride
Josh 2004 Happy
30-45 miles. Oww oww oww my legs hurt. Hip flexors and low back were unhappy to start with. Kind of crampy now.

There's a BBQ/pool party too, but I'm not able to make that.
Distance: 52.85 mi
Calories: 2,594 C
Bike energy calc says this is about half my actual burn, but this is firstbeat, which should be good.
So anxious for power meterrrrrr.

Time: 3:23:43
Moving Time: 3:23:07
Elapsed Time: 4:14:43

Avg Speed: 15.6 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 15.6 mph
Max Speed: 32.4 mph

Elevation Gain: 2,093 ft
Elevation Loss: 2,142 ft
Min Elevation: 494 ft
Max Elevation: 753 ft

Avg HR: 145 bpm
Max HR: 182 bpm
Went over 181, which means heat!

Avg Power: 422 W
Max Power: 1,300 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 506 W
Extrapolated as 2.737x Strava numbers, based on energy calk.

Avg Bike Cadence: 79 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 131 rpm

Avg Temperature: 89.9 °F
Min Temperature: 82.4 °F
Max Temperature: 100.4 °F

2014-06-07 CCC IBC
Josh 2004 Happy
The B group hung off the back of the A group for a while. We were less than 1 mile back until MacArthur, and then we stayed on their wheels until 161. At that point, the group split spread out, and ultimately into 3 chunks.
A whole stack of personal records.
Distance: 27.92 mi
Time: 1:34:14
Avg Speed: 17.8 mph
Elevation Gain: 919 ft
Calories: 1,433 C
Avg Temperature: 91.9 °F
Time: 1:34:14
Moving Time: 1:33:49
Elapsed Time: 1:50:32
Avg Speed: 17.8 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 17.9 mph
Max Speed: 29.3 mph
Elevation Gain: 919 ft
Elevation Loss: 892 ft
Min Elevation: 410 ft
Max Elevation: 558 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 147 bpm
Max HR: 185 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Power: 190 W
Max Power: 1,300 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 230 W
Avg Bike Cadence: 82 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 121 rpm
Avg Temperature: 91.9 °F
Min Temperature: 87.8 °F
Max Temperature: 95.0 °F
00:02:52 Recovery 0-107 bpm Recovery
00:01:25 Zone 1 108-116 bpm Fat Burning
00:18:31 Zone 2 117-134 bpm Endurance
00:26:13 Zone 3 135-147 bpm Aerobic
00:23:14 Zone 4 148-160 bpm Race
00:11:30 Zone 5 161-169 bpm Speed
00:09:25 Zone 6 170-181 bpm Anerobic
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Josh 2004 Happy
The guy who maintains SpinRite has a good write-up about TrueCrypt's discontinuance. Basically, TC's maintainers were tired after 10 years, and don't trust anyone else to maintain their code. No NSA requests, backdoors, or security issues found. They just won't be fixing bugs or developing anymore.

After the code audit is complete, it's expected the 7.1a codebase will branch to a new product name, such as "OpenCrypt". Until then, the final complete versions (7.1a) are available, including source code, for those who didn't previously download it. I can confirm that at least the windows binary is the exact same binary as what I pulled down from in 2012.

Failing drive in the array
Josh 2004 Happy
I collected info from the failing drive in the array, and compared to other drives in the array.
It actually looked good, comparatively, until I found this one line near the end:
Warning: device does not support SCT Error Recovery Control command
GAH. No wonder. I still have to replace it.

This is another reason why Seagate is on my poop list.
They sent me a lower function device as a warranty replacement.

On the flip side, if anyone needs a 2TB 5900RPM drive for a desktop system, I can hoox you up.
It's still in good condition, just not suitable for an array.
Also, it's out of warranty (but only a year old).
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75mi Grand Prairie Ride
Josh 2004 Happy
Meet-up at Cadence for the weekly long ride. Attendees included:
Theresa (invisible), Steve, Kathy, Amanda, Sharon, Becky, Karl, Jim, Josh (Me), Mike.

We rode down across the Grapevine Dam, through the airport, looped around the Grand Prairie race track, then up through Irving (including Las Colinas and Valley Ranch), and stopped for lunch at Hard 8 in Coppell.

On the way through Valley Ranch, Mike bonked pretty hard, and we were worried he wouldn't make it to lunch. He'd been off the bike for a few weeks, a little short on sleep, etc. However, after a Cliff Bar, he magically came back to life. Tired, but powered through just fine.

Amanda had an indexing issue on the rear derailleur. At first we thought maybe a bent hanger, or bent RD, but on closer inspection it looked okay, and the chain seemed straight. 2 twists of the inline barrel mostly fixed it. It probably needs a little more, or maybe just zero out the cable and re-clamp it. She was tuckered out and sagged back to a bike shop for adjustments.

Karl dropped the chain off the inside of the cassette. No spoke damage, and easy fix. He stopped pedaling really quickly, so it didn't wedge in behind the cassette. KARL! REMEMBER TO ADJUST YOUR LOW LIMIT STOP SCREW!

At a couple of pauses, I had to check email for work, but things went pretty well. My shoulders are sore. My hands are sore. Need new gloves, because I buy cheap, and my right hand is getting a blister. I remembered to go fairly salty on my beverages and food. Need to remember more tonight, so I don't cramp up on the airplane ride tomorrow night.

After lunch, we took Freeport/Lakeside/Garden Ridge, and then the Flower Mound trails up, came down Briarhill, and back through to Cadence. From my house to the second Cadence stop was exactly 73 miles, so the actual loop was 70.85 miles. Wheel calibration should be within 1%. Some of the others rode from further, so they had as much as +9.

Lots of good conversation, rambles, and not enough sprinkles. The humidity, and the wind from the south was pretty brutal, but we survived. Overall, it was a great ride.

Watts are complete guesses. If Calories are correct (FirstBeat/Garmin), then I averaged 195W. If Strava is correct, then 145W. If my calculator is correct, then 551. Nothing really factored in wind. So ready to have a wattmeter.

I checked on my Easton wheels, and they do have a squeak/problem. It's been 3 weeks, so I'm a little antsy. The plan is to ship them off late next week, and will probably get a factory replacement. I said I'd follow up in a couple of weeks. Wattmeter ordered 2014-06-09, so that would be the same time I would check to see if it's in (3-6 weeks).
Distance: 75.17 mi
Calories: 3,894 C

Time: 4:58:30
Moving Time: 4:57:12
Elapsed Time: 6:58:48

Avg Speed: 15.1 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 15.2 mph
Max Speed: 33.9 mph

Elevation Gain: 2,717 ft
Elevation Loss: 2,713 ft
Min Elevation: 408 ft
Max Elevation: 654 ft

Avg HR: 147 bpm
Max HR: 181 bpm

Avg Bike Cadence: 78 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 124 rpm

Avg Temperature: 78.3 °F
Min Temperature: 70.6 °F
Max Temperature: 87.8 °F
Heart Rate stats (BPM):
00:00:32 Recovery (0 - 107 BPM)
00:02:05 Zone 1: Fat Burning (108 - 116 BPM)
00:43:56 Zone 2: Basic Endurance (117 - 134 BPM)
01:37:25 Zone 3: Aerobic Endurance (135 - 147 BPM)
01:54:49 Zone 4: Road Race (148 - 160 BPM)
00:35:25 Zone 5: Speed Training (161 - 169 BPM)
00:04:13 Zone 6: Anaerobic Sprints (170 - 181 BPM)

181 Peak 5 Seconds
180 Peak 10 Seconds
180 Peak 12 Seconds
180 Peak 20 Seconds
179 Peak 30 Seconds
175 Peak 60 Seconds
170 Peak 2 Minutes
163 Peak 5 Minutes
163 Peak 6 Minutes
161 Peak 10 Minutes
160 Peak 12 Minutes
156 Peak 20 Minutes
155 Peak 30 Minutes
152 Peak 60 Minutes
151 Peak 90 Minutes

Speed Stats (mph)
00:03:59 Garmin: Climb4 1.00 - 4.00 mph
00:12:48 Garmin: Climb 3 4.00 - 8.00 mph
00:34:08 Garmin: Climb 2 8.00 - 12.0 mph
01:59:12 Garmin: Climb 1 12.0 - 16.0 mph
01:44:14 Garmin: Flat 3 16.0 - 20.0 mph
00:20:24 Garmin: Flat 2 20.0 - 24.0 mph
00:03:16 Garmin: Flat 1 24.0 - 27.9 mph
00:00:15 Garmin: Descent 27.9 - 31.9 mph
00:00:08 Garmin: Sprint 31.9 - 36.0 mph
00:00:00 Garmin: Max 36.0 - 60.0 mph

33.6 Peak 5 Seconds
32.8 Peak 10 Seconds
32.4 Peak 12 Seconds
30.9 Peak 20 Seconds
28.9 Peak 30 Seconds
25.3 Peak 60 Seconds
24.1 Peak 2 Minutes
20.7 Peak 5 Minutes
20.5 Peak 6 Minutes
19.5 Peak 10 Minutes
18.9 Peak 12 Minutes
18.6 Peak 20 Minutes
17.8 Peak 30 Minutes
16.7 Peak 60 Minutes
16.3 Peak 90 Minutes

North Central Texas Council of Governments - Veloweb
Josh 2004 Happy
One of the take-aways Steve had from the TxDOT bicycle infrastructure meeting was that the NCTCOG is working to improve upon and centralize bike resources for area governments. Their focal point for this is "Veloweb", at the link below:

There's a map showing progress towards the 2035 goals as a PDF link on that page.

RAID maintenance
Josh 2004 Happy
My RAID drive that went offline last week went offline again yesterday. That means real failure.

It's a warranty replacement of a previously failed drive. Out of the Seagate drives I've used in arrays, I've had 1 drive not fail in 4 years, and I've had more failures overall than actual drives.

This is at three different sites, four arrays, different enclosures, systems, etc. Everything on UPS and surge suppression.

My WD RED drives are happy. At 1 year, no failures out of 8 drives. Though, one array was going offline due to a flaky controller. No problem with the drives though.

This array was populated in 2010, so the warranty is up. I'm replacing this drive with a WD Red 3TB. I'm only replacing one drive at this time, just due to budget, but Linux MD-RAID will happily let me mix in this newer, higher capacity drive.

We're running RAID6, so there shouldn't be any interruptions.

*knock on wood*

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