Court docs

For review by magistrate or judge.  More details as I have time to enter them.  Will include link to this post on submitted documents.

Some photos taken during time of recovery included below.

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The Path

Ten and a half hours until we leave Orcas Island, heading for Vancouver B.C.  There we will meet Patrick, (my younger brother) who we will spend the night with and who will bring us to the airport. From there the real adventure begins.  Honestly neither Birdie nor myself have any idea what to expect, never having been anywhere like Indonesia before.  We will be in Bali until may 17th at which point we will fly to Thailand.  We have purchased one way tickets to each of these locations just having faith that life will present the right course for us.  Aside from the obvious need to escape the overwhelming disappointment in the direction our society is headed (and the pressures of maintaining a life on an island with a high cost of living and minimal opportunities for getting ahead), we decided to travel because both of us have been taking care of others for as long as we can remember, often to our own detriment.   It is time to take care of our own souls and in the process develop the framework for our next grand experiment.  Part of the plan for developing our new strategy for life is studying the way spirituality is incorporated into the everyday lives of the people we meet along the way and learning how to reincorporate spirituality into our own lives on a moment to moment basis.  Interestingly, even though we are totally sure that we are on the right course, we keep getting handed challenge after challenge.  As if the universe were testing our resolve.  Well Universe, we’re going,  thank you for the numerous ways you have proved beyond doubt that we must undertake this adventure or lose ourselves. Even with  the utmost compassion it is sometimes hard to understand why things happen the way they do. The test then becomes the ability to maintain the courage of your convictions, while still being fluid enough to adapt to what life throws at you. I’ve been writing in the midst of a flurry of last minute packing and now have seven and a half hours til our ferry. I think i need to go to sleep.  Love to you all.

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Guest author

I’ve invited my dear friend Noah to blog here while he’s traveling the world. I’ve equipped him with one of my old laptops and will drive him to the train station on Thursday. He’s going to have a lot of the fun that I wish I was having. But at least I can live vicariously through him.

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MySQL Meet-up 20141208

I had an enjoyable time last night at Twitter with local MySQL DBAs and developers. We had an attendee who has no experience with SQL or programming at all. She is interested in organizing her collection of recipes and had heard a rumor that MySQL was a good tool to use for this task. She indicated that her desktop runs Windows 7. I think I’m going to encourage her to turn her concept in to a community project, as she is not the first person I’ve met who wants to organize recipes!

We were hosted by Rob at Twitter, who used to work with Lisa back before she retired. He’s a member of the site reliability team and keeps the fail whale from rearing its blubbery head.

Pizza was provided by my dear friend and long-time open source buddy Gerry Narvaja with the assistance of the folks in the kitchen at Zeek’s.

We discussed new techniques in the areas of load balancing and high availability. Five nines is no longer the thing that people talk about, instead it’s six nines. It’s a brave new world out there!

I was not the only person who was excited about one of the latest features in MariaDB / MySQL to come out of HP, the high resolution time data types.

One of the attendees is an old hand at COBOL and was asking if anyone knows where one can get a COBOL runtime environment. I’ve never thought about that before… Let me ask the googs… Looks like there’s an active project called GNU COBOL which is officially part of the GNU project:

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Orcas.IO

I registered a domain that I’ll use for Orcas-local projects such as the Orcas Internet Exchange and various things like that.

http://www.orcas.io/

Pretty fancy, huh?

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Happy Birthday to Collier Technologies LLC!

Five years ago today, Hannah and I completed all of the forms necessary to stand up our LLC. Okay, alright. Our registered agent actually did all of the hard work. Thanks and happy birthday to you too, Molly!

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Long Term Stable – 2014.04 @ 20141204T080801

It’s been one of those nights:

cjac@ubuntu0:/data/apps/prod$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
cjac@ubuntu0:/data/apps/prod$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

All quiet on the Western Front, it seems.

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Hello World

It was a good summer.  I took some time off work and spent a lot of time at the lake with the girls.  Scarlet swam out to the buoy with me at least once.

I am working on improving the network service out here on Orcas and think we may be able to secure a /20 of public v4 space as well as increase the throughput of the pipe.  We should know more in the next month or so.

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multipath over disparate media

default route is now over a set of 3 ipsec tunnels with the voice server at the SIX. Let’s see if this proliant can reliably transport 12Mbit of crypto traffic…

Screenshot from 2014-06-18 14:52:09

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Repeater frequencies

Looks like I’ll be testing the 440.775 and 445.775 frequencies.

Nothing in the global frequency database:

http://qrg.globaltuners.com/?q=440.775

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