My wife and I just watched the recent episode of and we were wracking our brains to figure out what model of classic car that Tara was driving, which Rossi was giving her props for.
Well, after an hour or two of searching, wondering why it looked like a C-3 Corvette or perhaps a Ferrari... we finally figured out that it was a 1970 Opel GT. Put out by Buick, hence Rossi's mentioning the lineage of his Buick.
Here is a beautiful page showing some nice pics of a canary yellow Opel GT:
* No one freaking tells or explains anything to anyone when they should or is painfully obvious.
* 90% of the protagonists would have died within the 1st 1-2 episodes of their introduction... (Yes, even Oliver)
* Some antagonists should have been killed, but were spared... and thus most of the horrible things that happened, happened.
And yet, it's still an amazingly good show to watch.
Had an 8TB RAID volume presented to Mac OS X as a 8TB SAS device. I had resized the RAID volume, expanding it to 18TB. Rebooted Mac OSX so that it could see the changes. Attempted to do the Disk Util partition expansion to use the new disk space... and error. MediaKit partition size too small, etc... WTF.
On googling it a bit, I found that:
- The GPT partition table contains the information for the physical device size... facepalms
- Even though the Mac OS X "sees" the expanded physical volume, it won't go against what the GPT has shown... and it will happily attempt to resize the volume, but during the final check, it will fail. Thank goodness it didn't result in lost data at least...
- The workaround appears to be one of three solutions: 1) reboot into recovery disk mode and do the partition resize there.. since it doesn't do as much safety checks.... 2) open Terminal and after jotting down the GPT record information, destroy it and build a new one. Re-add the partitions, and then reboot and have DiskUtil try the expansion. 3) Delete some OS level PLIST and perference files which contains cached information about the partitions...
I went with option #2 since it was more akin to something I might do in Linux... though in Linux, you could do something straightforward, like, "Hey, OS, rescan your disks and update your in-memory tables so we can expand this volume".
What's surprising though, is that this is the first time I've encountered this in the 10+ years I've been using Mac OS X systems. I guess I never had to deal with this since I always migrated from smaller devices to larger devices using tools like Bombich's Carbon Cloner or doing a restore from a Time Machine backup to a new larger disk.
Still, good to know.
PS. Not a fan of the El Capitan Disk Utility interface.
#elcapitan #macosx #osx #partitionresize #resize #raid #storage
Seems one can never have too much storage. Sooo want to add another raid array so different projects will have dedicated space.
Thought: Another Areca 8050T2, but loaded with SSD(s) for super fast Lightroom/OS boot disk.
So before, it was Bricking chips. Now, it's inserting junk data into the serial stream!? I'm sorry, but someone is going to be suing them and soon.
This kind of behavior is potentially dangerous!
The lens is in great shape and has the most amazing tiny aperture blades!
Anyways, if you're interested, I'm listing it here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/161951967103?
Needless to say, I photographed the lens at home. :) Some curious folks might be able to make out my setup from the usual clues... ;)
Seems like a Good Idea(tm) to have a spare ready for swapping in/out.
[Update: CERT Link: https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/418072 ]
#security #xfinity #comcast #xbee
This is a pretty serious screw up on Comcast's part. They keep sending advertisements offering this system and I'm sorry, but given how shoddy their service can be, the idea of them securing my home was laughable.
This kind of proves it. While the attack is against the XBEE protocol(basically interruption of the communication between the sensor modules and base station), the fubar is all on Comcast in how they handle the loss of communication with the sensor modules.
A quick summary: sensors are all online and armed. Interrupt communication between the sensor and the home station for a period of time. Open door/window that the sensor was attached to. No alarm. All is well, according to the Xfinity home security system.
According to the article, Comcast responded back that they are using the same tech as all of the other security firms out there... ~LOL~ Sorry, but just because you are using the same underlying tech, in this case, Xbee wireless communication devices, it doesn't mean that your implementation is in the same league.
If a remote sensor stops responding, it should trigger an alarm/alert. If it's erroring out, then that requires human intervention.
My take on this is this: Comcast's Xfinity home security system probably has a certain percentage of failed crappy sensor modules. In order to not overwhelm their service people and incur maintenance overhead, they coded their software to just ignore sensors that fall off the grid, assuming it's just a dead battery or something.
That's not security. That's the pretense of security for the sake of making money and convenience(to Comcast).
Xbee's protocol is a mesh network... it just manages that. All the common sense stuff regarding security is up to the company implementing whatever they are building on top of that. Sorry, but this is on Comcast.
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