So I’m back to doing some running. And I always have to make it a challenge. This month marks the 4th time in one year I’ve begun a crash course in training. Usually a ritual that involves losing half of my toenails to blisters while I break myself in again running fartlek style 10 milers until it stops taking me three to four days recovery in between. Only this time I’m in a group!
Check em out.
The fellow at right used to be a pretty talented high schooler, and he grew up to be a very talented coach and group leader. His baby is Marathon Dynamics, and I encourage anyone looking for a good performance group to check them out.
In the meantime I need to dig up those high school photos and find a decent heart rate monitor so I don’t end up needing a defib.
OCZ Vertex Series SATA II 2.5″ SSD *EOL – OCZ.
Just put one of these in my 2008 era Mac Pro…on a lark to see if I could squeeze some more performance out of what appeared to be a slowing machine, running MacOS 10.7. I’m purposely not spending the extra $$ on the more reliable SSDs as I’d like to see how these perform (or fail) first. Plus I have a Drobo Pro JIC.
First impression of SSD use. Wow.
I saw a massive boost in performance right away. Applications are much snappier, and bootup and restart times are much quicker, as expected. All around worth the $$. A new Mac Pro quote was going to sit around ~3400.00 so I’m going to see if this will delay that by a year or more. Since OS 10.7 allows apps to resume on login the speedier disk reduces the lag I see when waiting for the desktop to fully load.
So far very happy!
Post move, just got my shaver kit out of the shipping box :P. two weeks later.
LKML: Timo Jyrinki: Simultaneous cat and external keyboard input causing kernel panic.
I encountered a kernel panic with the 3.1.0 kernel on a Dell Latitude
E6410 while inputting simultaneously from the integrated keyboard with
a cat and from the external keyboard myself. I was trying to type my
password with the external keyboard (pw dialog already visible), but I
noticed that the computer didn’t seem responsive to my typing. Then
suddenly the cat shifted his position and there was a kernel panic
involving input handling. I’m now using i8042.nokbd kernel parameter
as a workaround, something I’ve found useful also earlier.
I’ve never given thought to use an animal with multiple external peripherals when testing input load issues. Now I have one more reason to get another cat.
We have a 60 days password change policy at the City, which means today was my last password change. Whither the little details.
Yes I’m a nerd.
Almost done. And full of dust.
Apple – Remembering Steve Jobs.
A great time to reflect on the notion of greatness, and of doing without trying. Some people are simply insanely great, and no matter how much effort, made greatness seem effortless.
Spreadsheets love horizontal real estate.