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BJJ training improving skills and body with $10/day of limited resources

Keith Code of the California Superbike school is famous for using his $10 analogy.    “You have $10, you can spend it on cornering or braking, or some combination of both, but you only have $10”   This very much … Continue reading

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Yoga is a four letter word

Yoga is a four lettered word I hate yoga, I really do.    Picking up and throwing around heavy things is much more my thing. After years of Muscle and Fitness inspired lifting(Hey, it was the 90s), and years of … Continue reading

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The Problem Night

  It’s a warm night, or maybe I’m just warm. Sprints across the mats on one side, wrestling shots across the other. It’s Oct 2008, I feel good. I’m 37 years old, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and … Continue reading

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Redhat 6.5-6.7 vs Dell Poweredge R430 serial console

Situation, normal day at work, need to port a working on a Dell 620r serial console friendly kickstart image to updated hardware, in this case a Dell R430. I’m working over the integrated Dell serial console(ssh->idrac) with no external serial … Continue reading

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Globo-gym Horror Series continues

  Chubby middle aged guy standing in the locker room aisle with towel falling off. Usual, horror, check. Medal Contender Action; He’s using the vanity mirror in the aisle to help him SHAVE HIS BACK with an electric trimmer. Note … Continue reading

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RHEL6 livecd-creator bug fix

Problem Running livecd-creator (livecd-tools-13.4.5-1.el6.x86_64 + python-imgcreate-13.4.5-1.el6.x86_64.rpm) leaves loopback mounts around after execution. Environment RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.5 running under Virtualbox 4.3 #┬álsof | grep loop # # time livecd-creator -d -v –logfile=/tmp/livecd.debug.out -c /a/infoboot.ks -f “INFO” # … #Inserting fragment … Continue reading

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One Fine day

       

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PyhtmlTable, and Python html table simliar to table.php or table.pm

It occurred to me after I’d updated my website to the new wordpress hotness, some of my old, and potentially useful links might have become obfuscated. This is a link to PyHtmlTable, and Python library to generate html tables programatically. … Continue reading

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Crossfit, a review 6 months in.

I started crossfit in earnest to enhance my brazilian jiu jitsu training, and six months in or so, I’m posting my take on the good and bad of crossfit. If you haven’t heard of it, crossfit is a new rage … Continue reading

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So I finally decided to join another cult

Things just lined up. I got sick of everyone at my work execu-gym looking at me as I cobbled together the equipment to do solo crossfit workouts. No one cared if I stopped early, didn’t squat to depth or just … Continue reading

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Hard Drive failures and mitigation: brochure, theory, practice

I was asked to explain drive failures and mitigation efforts to some Director level and Aboves relative to our servers, after one server had issues due to a bad drive. “How are we not monitoring for these types of failures, … Continue reading

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Crossfit Hell, more of the I hate Jon Roof series

Yesterday’s workout. For Time: Row 1000 meters 50 Thrusters with a 45lb bar (http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_BBThrusters.mov) 30 pullups 9m 44 seconds, I was in competition with a 3 toed sloth, we pulled even. But wait, there’s more. Bottom to Bottom Tabata squat … Continue reading

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Applied Laziness, bash functions to make you a better lazier sysadmin

As a good sysadmin, you are probably in the good habit of making a backup copy of critical system files before editing them. But, as a good sysadmin, you are probably confident enough to occasionally skip the above step. With … Continue reading

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