Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

The Egg
Josh 2014
xaminmo
This is a page and a half of text that is worth your time if you have any interest in metaphysics, spirituality, or your fellow people. It's fiction, but there's a grain if truth in anything imagined.

http://highexistence.com/images/view/the-egg-by-andy-weir/

Spinal Health
Josh 2014
xaminmo
My critical stretches are:
* Calf stretch just because it reduces referred pain on hamstring stretches, and because I tore a gastroc once.
* Hammies get a hurdler stretch or similar. Tight hammies are big, bad back things, and a major problem for me.
* IT bands get a figure-four, or a leg over stretch to help reduce piriformis syndrome.

Others I enjoy when remembered:
* Pidgeon pose gets adductors AND IT bands a little, because I cannot really do the splits. This is mostly for 2 days after a long bike ride.
* Quad stretch, usually just grab my foot behind me and get as much stretch as I can. This is more for my knees than anything.

Core strength I need more of:
* Planks in all 4 directions also help core. Front plank can be replaced with pushups if form is good. Modified planks/pushups as necessary to prevent strain.
* Rows, whether off a doorframe, or a table, or with proper equipment, are important. However, a year post-op, and I'm still not really comfortable with twisting under load. I do one arm at a time, and keep my shoulders square. YMMV.
* Walking / hiking are great for core if it's more than a few minutes, and more than just on a track or treadmill.

Aerobic/Calorie Burn
* Road bikes are low impact, but the bending is not always best.
* Spin bikes are easy to sit upright and get comfy, while burning calories, but the class matters a bunch.
* Some people run, but if your heel hits the ground, it just hammers your spine.
* Swimming, if that's your thing. More of an upper-body thing.
* NOTE: Stretching after a good warm-up will be much more effective. Also, a good warm-up will break down some of the tight strands the same as stretching, just smaller amounts per step/stroke/whatever. Also, if I don't stretch after a long bike ride, everything goes bad faster.

Other Stuff
* There are other body stretches I should do, but I don't suffer when I don't do them. The /r/bodyweightfiness has good enough reference that I mostly ditched all of the other lists, charts, and PT printouts for it. http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/wiki/kb/recommended_routine.compact
* Aspirin for NSAID since my family has a history of clots, and Ibuprofen/Naproxen increase clot risks when used long-term.
* Hot Tubs/showers are awesome for relaxing muscles, preventing cramps, etc.
* Extra salt when I exercise, because I'm a salty guy. Seriously. I cramp up if I don't get enough, and this could be 1-2 grams of salt per liter of water consumed, depending on the temperature outside.

REF: http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2016/05/02/spinal-health/

Frontier Communications in Texas
Josh 2014
xaminmo
Frontier Communications cutover experiences (from Verizon) so far.

General feeling:
It seems like trying to add 3 states all in the same month might be a bad idea. People in my neighborhood have had some unbundling issues, support issues, verbal communication issues (new helpdesk). People are switching service even.

The good things:
* No interruption to my service yet.
* All of my bundling and discounts are still there.
* Helpdesk through online chat has been polite.
* Made of bits of GTE, US West, Rochester Telephone, etc.
* Online system shows my payment history from pre-Frontier too.
* Webpage is fairly simple and straightforward.

The not as good things:
* Had to wait for my paper bill before I could sign up online.
* My temporary FiOS cable is still not buried (almost 2 months).
* First bill was later than they said it would be (3 weeks from billing date).
* CPNI Opt-Out form cannot find my number in the system, and later gave an "Internal Server Error".
* An extra $9.13 charge on my first bill that cannot be removed because of midday system updates.
* No ability to follow up or send to managerial review from their side if they cannot resolve issues.
* Voicemail, Email, and TV spots telling me in a flat voice how excited they are. (This is not what excited means. Maybe another adjective would come across better.)
* The bill says "PIN Number" (pedantic annoyance, not a real problem).
* Ties to Asia Netcom (China Netcom) (Source of about 400 brute force attacks per day to my house).

unpacking .deb
Josh 2014
xaminmo
Reminder to self:
Debian packages are stored in library archive format.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Debian-Binary-Package-Building-HOWTO/x60.html
https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ap-pkg-binarypkg.html

ar -xv file.deb
This returns three files, in this specific order:
debian-binary #
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http://omnitech.net/reference/2016/04/21/unpacking-deb/

unpacking .deb files
Josh 2014
xaminmo
Reminder to self:
Debian packages are stored in library archive format.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Debian-Binary-Package-Building-HOWTO/x60.html
https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ap-pkg-binarypkg.html

ar -xv file.deb
This returns three files, in this specific order:
debian-binary # A small text file. Always "2.0\n" for now.
data.tar.gz # All of the filesystem bits that get deployed
control.tar.gz # control, md5sums, and pre/post scripts

Note also that data.tar can be .xz format as well.

There are dpkg-build tools for this, but all of this can be done manually for more control if desired.

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oslevel wrong
Josh 2014
xaminmo
I always forget instfix and oslevel -rl....
tags: aix oslevel incorrect backlevel wrong upgrade update

When these things show nothing:
lppchk -v
oslevel -sl `oslevel -sq 2>/dev/null | head -1`

and yout bos.rte.install, and bos.mp64, show the correct level compared
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http://omnitech.net/reference/2016/04/19/oslevel-wrong/

oslevel wrong
Josh 2014
xaminmo
I always forget instfix and oslevel -rl....
tags: aix oslevel incorrect backlevel wrong upgrade update

When these things show nothing:
lppchk -v
oslevel -sl `oslevel -sq 2>/dev/null | head -1`

and yout bos.rte.install, and bos.mp64, show the correct level compared to:
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1fileset2063572681

You should see the correct level here as well:
oslevel -sq | head

Check these other two things.
oslevel -r -l `oslevel -rq 2>/dev/null | sed -n '1p'`
and
instfix -icqk 6100-09-06-1543 | grep ":-:"

PowerHA quickbuild
Josh 2014
xaminmo
Because Facebook notes editor has zero formatting functionality in the new version.
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TSM scans filesystems too slowly on modern systems
Josh 2014
xaminmo
Anyone in the ADSM/TSM/Spectrum Protect land, could you take a moment to add a vote to this RFE?

It's a request for the client to support more than 1 producer thread per filesystem, and more than 4 producer threads per DSMC instance. It's dated code that doesn't take into account high performance disk subsystems.

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=86101
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Owncloud filled /var/lib/mysql!
Josh 2014
xaminmo
I installed owncloud, and set it to indexing a pile of files I wanted easier access to.

Well, /var filled, and the DB stopped. :o

I was on Debian Jessie (stable), and needed some updates to continue.

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http://omnitech.net/reference/2016/03/04/2294/

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