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Michael Sphar
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If you comment your code like this:

# If x is greater than two
if ( x > 2 ) {
# Increment counter
counter++
# End of if statement
}

You are not helping anyone. If you are an instructor that is grading code, and you count those sorts of comments as comments, you are also not helping anyone. Also I will probably destroy you.
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That, and 80-character screens, and I'll admit I've removed comments to fit files on floppies. Many times.
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Reading about ansible today. Part of me says "we don't need another config mgmt tool!" But my frosted side says "Hey! No agent!"
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Well, I finished episode 5 of Telltale Games's The Walking Dead, so this is me now...
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Just read the phrase "cessation of broodiness". Now I have both an album title and a technical description of my effect on most women.
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If your java processes are going crazy today, this may be why.

What I was seeing with strace was 100% of CPU time being spent in futex syscalls with constant "connection timed out" responses. Stopping and restarting the Java processes doesn't resolve it.
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An updated advisory from Red Hat (which you have to have an account to see) is now saying that simply resetting the time with the date command is all that should be necessary:
date -s "`date`"

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/solutions/154793

Also apparently this bug may affect MySQL processes as well.
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I think this is my favorite of today's fake news. I lost somewhere right around "Mommy / ScrumMaster'.
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Anyone out there have any experience with ansible? I admit I am intrigued by it. Some environments don't lend themselves well to distributing and maintaining agents, and push-based methods aren't always wrong either. For smallish environments with relatively simple and schedulable configuration management needs, this seems like it might be a good fit.
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If Ubisoft's endgame credits were any longer, Peter Jackson would split them up into three games.
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I'm probably not supposed to be just walking around the ship in AC3 listening to the crew sing, but...
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Happy 100th birthday to Katsumi Tezuka, the original man in the Godzilla suit. (Yes, he's still alive.)
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Correction: That should say "a" original man in the suit. Haruo Nakajima also wore the suit in the original movies. I believe Katsumi Tezuka primarily handled stunts.
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"So who let all you single-threaded SNMP agents in here tonight? It's 2012...can't you afford some fuckin' concurrency?" -- Sysadmin FEAR (paraphrased)
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Education
  • Roosevelt University
    2008 - present
  • Hartnell Community College
    1986 - 1989
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Mike Inglis
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Systems Administrator
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Sunnyvale, CA - San Jose, CA - Mt Hermon, CA - Santa Cruz, CA - Salinas, CA - Santa Maria, CA - Prunedale, CA - Ventura, CA
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