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forecast still crappy…

more 30 and 40 degrees…

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ubuntu install PEAR

once again, ubuntu never fails to impress me. i needed to install PEAR and MDB2 for a client. google search + SSH + apt-get and i’m done in less than 10 minutes primax@blue:~$ sudo apt-get install php-pear primax@blue:~$ sudo pear install MDB2 primax@blue:~$ sudo apt-get install php-pear [sudo] password for primax: Reading package lists… Done…

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force qmail to send queue – ubuntu + plesk + qmail

SMTP routes for qmail added our ISP’s outgoing mail server in hopes of getting stuff delivered. hopefully avoiding blacklists and stuff(); root@blue:/var/qmail/control# nano smtproutes added ISP :smtp.fuse.net root@blue:/var/qmail/control# /etc/init.d/qmail restart $Starting qmail: done restarted qmail root@blue:/var/qmail/control# /var/qmail/bin/qmail-qstat messages in queue: 74 messages in queue but not yet preprocessed: 0 root@blue:/var/qmail/control# kill -ALRM `ps ax |…

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fireman ian

found this pic from 2007.11.17 – it’s the same guy i love!

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barefeet and whatsamatter with shoes?

great article About 20% of adults have flat feet. A small subset of the population suffers from hereditary flat foot, but most of it is developed. Very few of us are actually born with flat foot. In this post I’ll explore what you can do to avoid flat feet in the first place, and if…

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doing it – gotta get the vibram 5 fingers

gotta see how this works out. this weekend i’m off to get a pair.

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google email group not receiving email

so, our google company email account was not receiving email from outside our domain. had to click the “Alos allow anyone on the internet to post messages” check box.

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running barefoot blisters

tonight was ian’s first night at gymnastics. i was watching mackenzie whiel dara went jogging on the treadmill. after a while we went to see dara and she was finished. i decided to give the treadmill a try… i think it has too much traction. anyhow, i blazed through a mile thinking i’d do some…

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healthcare bill passes!!!

when i was stationed in germany i cut my leg skateboarding and went to the hospital and they immediately stitched me up. *after* they took care of me they asked about my insurance. this has always struck a chord with me. another incident… when my brother was @7 he dislocated his hip. we drove 45…

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quote’n

ian coming down from the bathroom, “i had a huge poop the shape of greenland!” yesterday as we were sitting at the kitchen table i was watching him draw / trace with his finger the shapes in the window. well, at least that’s what i thought he was doing. i asked him what he was…

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swam 30 laps

swam 30 laps last night. probably could’ve done a few more but i had to get home. this is a breakthrough and a far cry from barely being able to swim 1 lap 3 months ago. take it easy relax breath deep. this includes EXHALE. when i need air i roll to side and look…

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tuesday night skate

well, it’s been a long time since i’ve been out skateboarding. probably 6 months. but i’m not sure. been focused on running, cycling and swimming and don’t really want to get hurt. rode the 4′ mini and it was crap; coping sticky, birch slippery until you start running on it then it’s sticky. the bowl…

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courier imap restart

courier imap /etc/init.d/courier-authdaemon restart /etc/init.d/courier restart http://www.hard2get.org/apple/mail/apple-mail-plesk-imap.html http://www.sfr-fresh.com/unix/misc/courier-imap-4.6.0.tar.gz:a/courier-imap-4.6.0/tcpd/couriertcpd.html http://blog.makeitcomplete.com/2008/11/increase-the-number-of-connection-for-courier-imap-in-plesk/

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proftpd ubuntu plesk runaway process

ProFTPd /usr/sbin/in.proftpd > proftpd can’t restart!? /etc/init.d/proftpd restart doesn’t work… i had to setup cron to killall executable every 5 minutes or this thing would eat up our cpu’s. i hope plesk fixes the issue.

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mysql ubuntu help

MySQL find all instances of mysql: ps -aux | grep mysql stop MySQL /etc/init.d/mysql stop skip grant tables: mysqld_safe ?skip-grant-tables & remove mysql: apt-get –purge remove mysql-client mysql-server login: mysql -u -p example: mysql -u root -p change password: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/06/06/change-and-reset-mysql-root-password/ update mysql.user set password=password(‘XXXXX’) where user=’admin’; DEFAULT PASS SHOULD BE SETUP!!! update mysql.user set password=password(‘setup’)…

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qmail restart / messages pre IP

QMAIL restart /etc/init.d/qmail restart QMAIL – messages per IP /etc/xinetd.d/smtp_psa and /etc/xinetd.d/smtps_psa http://glomerate.wordpress.com/category/plesk/ added this: instances = 10 per_source = 1 server = /var/qmail/bin/tcp-env

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emmett benefit 2010 run / walk

we’re broke (i’ll blog this later). our problem is we need a new wheelchair accessible van. it’s getting really difficult lugging emmett’s chair around. taking him out of the chair, putting the chair in the back of the van, etc… the chair is pretty heavy for me; i can’t imagine how it feels for dara….

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emmett sick.

got to spend the day at home again taking care of the kids. i LOVE it! man, how blessed am i to have wonderful kids. emmett came home from school with a cough and sniffles. DAMN. man, the poor guy can’t get a break and neither can we. he was struggling to get to bed….

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wait… weight… running weight.

well, it’s official. i think i have to get down to 160 or less to run with ease. high school track i hovered between 140 and 145. college track was 150. i’m fluctuating between 172 and 175 these days. pretty good. my peak weight was about 167 last summer; riding and racing a ton. not…

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rad swing music

south rampart street parade the big noise from winnetka

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