Just to multicast the links I've been sending to quite a few people who noticed something changed about me.|
For the people who have not seen me recently: I used to weigh 50% more 6 months ago, my cholesterol levels also went from 'Borderline high risk' to 'good'.
I'm almost at the magical BMI of 25, only a few more kilo's.
So what is my secret?
Well I did what our great leader showed us: I followed the pronokal diet.
To be honest the main advantage of this over Fitness for Geeks or the primal approach is that it is done under doctors supervision and with pre-packaged meals which make the break from your previous diet easier.
The main point is: sugar is bad very bad for you. All carbohydrates are not good, and cutting them to <100grams/day does wonders.
For the visually inclined there are nice and very funny videos like Bit Fat Fiasco or a faster intro is Tom Naughton talking why people ignore normal diets.
My main problem now is to replace my clothes as they all are several sizes too big now, even the ones I got a month or two ago. That and getting a new user icon and directory picture ;)
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Dec. 17th, 2012 @ 11:03 am
We moved to living downstairs as we are renovating the living. Just after the 25th we should move back upstairs again, according to the plan.|
And this weekend we helped move the brother in law from Jette to the much more rural Pont-à-Celles, which given the old place was on the 5th floor was quite an enterprise.
Fitbit claims I walked 9.5 km, did 12800 steps and climbed 68 floors. My arms still hurt....
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In the middle of February 2011 I installed FreeBSD 8.2 on our home server. Mostly to experiment with ZFS and a 'different' unix.|
I tried hard to get into the FreeBSD way of things and I cannot complain about the stability of FreeBSD or ZFS for that matter. The problems mainly are:
- the endless recompiles. The time to recompile is not the problem, the problem is that portmaster first stops the running daemons. Then it starts the recompilation of all needed programs. Which means that if a compilation of a random package needs manual intervention and I'm not watching the screen the DHCP leases of devices on my network expire and they lose internet connectivity...
- the limited support for library updates. Updating means reading /usr/port/UPDATING every time and sometimes fixing stuff by hand. This is interesting as a learning exercise, but my aim is to spend as little time on maintaining my system as possible
- overwriting my config. I've taken to putting /etc/ and /usr/local/etc in git because upgrades randomly seem to nuke my configuration
- strange problems with a serial over USB card reader. The card would not read correctly, it works in Linux and OSX but on FreeBSD the data returned is just wrong. So that's running on the Raspberry Pi at the moment.
- Some programs are not available for FreeBSD like Plex which I wanted to run.
All in all I think that Debian just fits my way of working much better. I like FreeBSD but I think the userspace needs significant work, so I think Debian GNU/kFreeBSD could be interesting for me, bar the problems with the hardware support and commercial software.
In short I hope to move to a Debian unstable setup using ZFS-on-linux to keep the fantastic advantages of ZFS. Maybe in a few years BTRFS will be stable and I'll move to that.
So in the next few days I hope to report how I moved my 2 disk ZFS mirror under FreeBSD to 2x2 disk ZFS mirror under Linux. Hopefully without backup-restore cycle.
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Ever since I had the Mercedes E200 ipod touch/iphone integration I had problems with the player jumping to the start of any podcast it had started. It simply forgot the location.|
Which is rather irritating if you are 45 minutes into a 1 hour podcast.
In the last few days I found a solution:
- unlock the ipod touch
- go to the music player, select the podcast
- go back 30 seconds (to not lose a few seconds)
- click 'play'
- attach the ipod touch to the car
there will be a few seconds of silence and then it will continue to play via the car at the right position.
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Last week while it was raining (typical Belgian summer) I was thinking "I'm happy our house seems leak free and without troubles". Not much after we had water in the garage after $CHILD took a bath. Water and foam everywhere in the garage and in the semi-cellar.|
We put some chemicals in and hoped that this would work. It did not. A few days later at dinner a heard a noise and a bit later water was rising in the garage.
Calling the really nice ex-owner we discovered that the 'brown water' from the toilet goes into a septic tank from there it goes into a trap together with the 'grey water' (kitchen, bathroom and rain water). He told us the problem is most likely a blockage in that trap as it also has a filter to keep the animals out.
He helpfully also told us it was in our front garden. 1 meter (~ 3 feet) down.
So we dug in the mud and found it. On my belly in the mud with my head in the hole I opened the inspection lid. 'Water' came out in a jet, with the liquid rising rapidly I just managed to close the cover before it reached me.
This was the moment I called in the professionals. Who told me that they needed access to the trap and septic tank. So over the weekend I dug a hole 1.5 by 1 by 1 meter in our front garden. By then the level of water had gone down so I could already remove most of the junk from the trap. It was mostly soap, hair and other small waste.
On Monday the specialists came with a trunk-powered liquid vacuum cleaner, sucking out the trap and the septic tank. The friendly guy also told me of the existence of extension tubes so that you can clean the trap every few months. Something that I will do religiously from now on....
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|» IPv6 versus IPv4 at fosdem :S|
pevaneyn-mac:wireshark pevaneyn$ traceroute v4.fr.ipv6-test.com
traceroute to v4.fr.ipv6-test.com (184.108.40.206), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 6.215 ms 0.282 ms 0.244 ms
2 ge.ar1.brucam.belnet.net (22.214.171.124) 0.350 ms 0.325 ms 0.365 ms
3 10ge.cr2.bruvil.belnet.net (126.96.36.199) 1.143 ms 0.964 ms 0.994 ms
4 ovh.bnix.net (188.8.131.52) 2.396 ms 1.900 ms 1.942 ms
5 rbx-g2-a9.fr.eu (184.108.40.206) 5.712 ms 4.725 ms 4.794 ms
6 rbx-2-6k.fr.eu (220.127.116.11) 10.489 ms 15.149 ms
rbx-1-6k.fr.eu (18.104.22.168) 50.591 ms
7 rbx-26-m1.fr.eu (22.214.171.124) 4.448 ms
rbx-26-m1.routers.ovh.net (126.96.36.199) 4.754 ms 4.996 ms
8 eight.t0x.net (188.8.131.52) 3.950 ms 3.975 ms 4.067 ms
pevaneyn-mac:wireshark pevaneyn$ traceroute6 v6.fr.ipv6-test.com
traceroute6 to v6.fr.ipv6-test.com (2001:41d0:1:d87c::7e57:1) from 2001:6a8:1100:beef:114f:fb76:XXXX:XXXX, 64 hops max, 12 byte packets
1 2001:6a8:1100:beef::1 0.558 ms 0.674 ms 0.507 ms
2 2001:6a8:1000:800f::1 0.370 ms 0.414 ms 0.393 ms
3 10ge.cr2.bruvil.belnet.net 1.106 ms 1.112 ms 1.034 ms
4 ae0-200.bru20.ip6.tinet.net 1.620 ms 1.572 ms 1.523 ms
5 xe-2-1-0.ams20.ip6.tinet.net 6.063 ms
xe-5-2-0.ams20.ip6.tinet.net 5.999 ms
xe-8-1-0.ams20.ip6.tinet.net 6.002 ms
6 * * *
7 * * *
8 * * *
9 fra-5-6k.de.eu 25.602 ms * 30.531 ms
10 rbx-g2-a9.fr.eu 31.890 ms 27.448 ms 26.656 ms
11 rbx-1-6k.fr.eu 29.996 ms
rbx-2-6k.fr.eu 33.715 ms
rbx-1-6k.fr.eu 26.735 ms
12 2001:41d0:1:d87c::7e57:1 25.498 ms 31.873 ms 30.815 ms
So a trip around Europe. But IPv6 needs not be slow:
pevaneyn-mac:fosdem pevaneyn$ traceroute6 www.debian.org
traceroute6: Warning: www.debian.org has multiple addresses; using 2001:858:2:2:214:22ff:fe0d:7717
traceroute6 to www.debian.org (2001:858:2:2:214:22ff:fe0d:7717) from 2001:6a8:1100:beef:114f:fb76:XXXX:XXXX, 64 hops max, 12 byte packets
1 2001:6a8:1100:beef::1 0.640 ms 1.731 ms 0.607 ms
2 2001:6a8:1000:800f::1 0.491 ms 0.356 ms 0.387 ms
3 2001:6a8:1000:2::2 0.442 ms
10ge.cr2.bruvil.belnet.net 1.081 ms 0.989 ms
4 10ge.cr1.brueve.belnet.net 1.979 ms
10ge.cr1.brueve.belnet.net 1.718 ms 1.479 ms
5 20gigabitethernet1-3.core1.ams1.ipv6.he.net 4.766 ms 8.460 ms 7.190 ms
6 10gigabitethernet1-1.core1.fra1.he.net 16.977 ms 20.783 ms 11.835 ms
7 ge2-19-decix-ipv6-c1.ix.sil.at 70.823 ms 42.928 ms 45.012 ms
8 2001:858:66:203:215:2cff:fe8d:bc00 27.416 ms 26.934 ms 28.561 ms
9 ip6-te1-4-c2.oe3.sil.at 26.776 ms 26.413 ms 26.856 ms
10 2001:858:66:22c:217:fff:fed4:6000 27.156 ms 27.472 ms 26.778 ms
11 englund.debian.org 27.211 ms 27.641 ms 27.823 ms
pevaneyn-mac:fosdem pevaneyn$ traceroute www.debian.org
traceroute: Warning: www.debian.org has multiple addresses; using 184.108.40.206
traceroute to www.debian.org (220.127.116.11), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 0.619 ms 0.254 ms 0.255 ms
2 ge.ar1.brucam.belnet.net (126.96.36.199) 0.432 ms 0.385 ms 0.448 ms
3 10ge.cr1.brueve.belnet.net (188.8.131.52) 1.153 ms 1.557 ms 0.951 ms
4 nl-asd-dc2-ias-csg01.nl.kpn.net (184.108.40.206) 5.608 ms 5.442 ms 10.251 ms
5 * * *
6 ffm-s1-rou-1021.de.eurorings.net (220.127.116.11) 38.019 ms 37.926 ms
ffm-s1-rou-1021.de.eurorings.net (18.104.22.168) 39.953 ms
7 ffm-s1-rou-1022.de.eurorings.net (22.214.171.124) 40.075 ms
ffm-s1-rou-1022.de.eurorings.net (126.96.36.199) 38.180 ms
ffm-s1-rou-1022.de.eurorings.net (188.8.131.52) 42.755 ms
8 mchn-s1-rou-1022.de.eurorings.net (184.108.40.206) 33.019 ms 33.211 ms 37.045 ms
9 wien-s2-rou-1002.at.eurorings.net (220.127.116.11) 39.827 ms 37.795 ms 39.839 ms
10 wien-s2-rou-1041.at.eurorings.net (18.104.22.168) 37.581 ms 37.633 ms 39.505 ms
11 sil.cust.at.eurorings.net (22.214.171.124) 37.654 ms 35.650 ms 35.521 ms
12 englund.debian.org (126.96.36.199) 38.009 ms 38.124 ms 40.628 ms
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For some reason my involvement with Fosdem is going up, not down. |
So I will certainly be there, find me hacking the network again. Learning QoS in a trial by fire :).
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