Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I went to the doctor today. I haven't been feeling well the last couple of days. She said I just had something viral and I'll just have to wait it out. But while I was there they took my blood pressure, which was really high. Not good.

Time for some lifestyle changes I guess...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winter Blues

Even thought the weather has been great, I'm still finding the winter zapping any motivation I have to get back on some kind of regular exercise program.

I think I'll go for a walk...

Monday, September 6, 2010

I'm not good at blogging...

I am not sure why I keep trying, because I am terrible at it. But here goes...

Yesterday I ran my first 5K. I've been training for it since mid-May. It has been a great journey. I didn't have any injuries or setbacks and was able to run the whole race at an 'ok' pace.

I'm going to start training for a 10K starting today. My goal is to run the Trick or Treat 10K on Halloween.

That is all,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Haven't blogged in a while

Just got done runnin'. It was raining most of the morning, but it let up for a bit, so I took advantage of it. This was the first time I broke 5K, so I am feeling pretty "high" right now. haha! I'm not breaking any speed records, but it definitely feels good to finally get to that distance. Couch to 5K rocks, I highly recommend it!


Friday, April 30, 2010

The last few weeks I have been using the calorie counter at The basic service is free, with a Gold membership option available which gives you indefinite history retention, more customizations, and a few other things.

It has helped me a TON. Logging everything I eat has really made me realize that I was making some pretty bad eating decisions.

They also have an iPhone app that will sync up with the website so you can log your meals on the go. The app does cost $2.99, but i think it is worth it.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Mounting Linux NFS shares from AIX


I ran into an issue today with mounting an NFS share on my Ubuntu machine from an AIX host. A little searching turned up this little gem. In order for the share to work, you need to make a change to the NFS options on the AIX host:

nfso -p -o nfs_use_reserved_ports=1

You need to be root obviously. The -p makes it permanent (load on boot). I've tried this on AIX 5.2 and 6.1, I would expect the same results on 5.3.

Hope this helps you out!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Password Suggestion

My geek friends will appreciate this...

I was changing a password on a linux machine today, and this is what it suggested for a password. Too funny:

[root@XXXXX]# passwd linuxuser

Changing password for user linuxuser.

You can now choose the new password or passphrase.

A valid password should be a mix of upper and lower case letters,

digits, and other characters. You can use a 7 character long

password with characters from at least 3 of these 4 classes, or

a 6 character long password containing characters from all the

classes. An upper case letter that begins the password and a

digit that ends it do not count towards the number of character

classes used.

A passphrase should be of at least 3 words, 8 to 40 characters

long and contain enough different characters.

Alternatively, if noone else can see your terminal now, you can

pick this as your password: "ate_screw_over".

Enter new password: