Lately, my truck has been stalling when I make a stop. It happens more frequently in the mornings, and while I’m on an upward incline, though it doesn’t seem to matter if I let my truck warm up or take off cold. My Brother-in-Law, Charles, recommended that I replace the spark plugs and check the air filter. His simple statement of “Sure, you could do it…” was enough for me to decide I was going to do all 8 (and he did remind me there were 8, thanks for the vote of confidence Chuck :) ).
Michele recorded these two playing, and then the aftermath of it all.
2010-01-16 | #Music
Not an instrument, but albums. I enjoy listening to music a lot, it makes my commute better, it makes jogging a lot of fun, and sometimes I don’t mind running errands because it gives me a good reason to listen to a new album. So, here are a few albums that I’ve recently picked up and really enjoyed. [caption id=“attachment_698” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Roger Waters - Amused to Death”][/caption] Fist off, check out that cover, that looks like a movie poster of something I’d watch.
2010-01-10 | #Family
We have been talking about getting a new dog, off and on, for a year or so. There was very little doubt that it would have been anything other than an Australian Shepherd, since I’ve been pretty vocal about that. That, and I try to abduct everyone else aussie. So, now I have my own, and he’s pretty freakin’ awesome. Let’s talk about names. I’ve had a rough time picking one, nothing has really lived up to how awesome this dog is.
I need to share this. When I google for “Samba performance”, I never see real numbers, real configuration files, or real hardware environments. All I read are anecdotal recollections, and that is not good enough. I like numbers, and I’ll let the numbers speak for themselves: > netstat -I em0 -w 1 input (em0) output packets errs bytes packets errs bytes colls 90166 0 98762637 95363 0 5332847 0 18131 0 24713156 20042 0 1123684 0 4 0 310 1 0 178 0 8 0 518 1 0 178 0 10153 0 10952920 10696 0 598129 0 92990 0 102837002 98476 0 5514994 0 92025 0 102680574 97277 0 5439496 0 92080 0 101799874 97403 0 5448637 0 75348 0 90861608 80972 0 4537737 0 90895 0 100323946 95781 0 5360948 0 89313 0 97371154 94364 0 5278618 0 81363 0 89229738 85861 0 4803589 0 2 0 126 3 0 286 0 I was so shocked that I had to use gstat and zpool iostat to verify the information:
Patti called me on Friday, and invited me to come Sunday for a workout and food. This has always been a nice little tradition at Wushu West, Patti likes to do this around the holidays. I was pretty excited, I haven’t been to wushu since June/July, when they all went to China for the summer. I have sort of enjoyed my free Tuesday and Thursday nights, and so has Caralyne.
Tools 2 cookie sheets 1 large mixing bowl 1 medium mixing bowl parchment paper The Ingredients The Dry Stuff 4 cups of AP flour 1 cup of Vegetable Shortening (original recipe called for lard, Michele winced at the mention of that though :) ) 3 tablespoons of sugar 1 teaspoon of kosher salt The Wet Stuff 1 package of dry yeast 1/2 cup of lukewarm water 3 egg yolks 1 cup of lukewarm milk
NOOOOOO todo OOOOOOOO todo OOOOOOOOO todo OOOOO!!!!! todo !!! I came home with Owen last night, it was dark in the house. I was going to Owen’s room to get him ready for bed, and I went to the corner of the room to turn the light on. What I forgot, and didn’t see, was my guitar that I left of the floor. I normally lean it up against my computer, or the wall, but sometimes I’ll leave it on the floor to encourage Owen to play with it.
I recently had a little problem with a new FreeBSD install, and it is one of those times were I sort of appreciate how FreeBSD assigns device handles, yet at the same time hate it :) The setup is this: The OS was installed on a mirrored hardware raid device (using the mpt(4) driver), and then I had a large RAID6 array attached via a FC controller (using the isp(4) driver).
A few weeks ago, I was snapping some pictures of Owen in the back yard todo Owen outside And I brought the camera focus on my long time yard nemesis: todo Ugly Palm Tree cluster No one was home (beside Owen), which means I didn’t have any adult supervision, and I wanted to see how difficult it would be to cut the tree down. I grabbed my small hand saw and cut down one of the trees.