xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
First insurance check arrived. Can't print lender forms to get it endorsed because printer died the rest of the way today.

Ordered a new printer, but their "get it today" on the order page turned into "get it tomorrow" in email. *sigh*. This is not covered by insurance nor warranty,
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http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2017/04/24/insurance-and-purchases/
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
Imported hedgie, except the very first post, but it was just dorky.
Imported all of it to DreamWidth with their tools.
Claimed that openid.
Deleted hedgie posts with lj-sec

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http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2017/04/21/merged-hedgie-livejournal-com/
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Aphrodite)
Personal stuff was merged into my DreamWidth account.
Most of it was purged here.
This was a weird place, and I have not used it in 11 years.
My other journal still exists for now, but I'm not really cross-contaminating them here.
xaminmo: (Josh 2014)
So, dreamwidth was a fork by some LJ developers back in 2008.

They can import LJ, and I've done so at http://xaminmo.dreamwidth.org

I do not know what I think yet. Too early. They are limited in some ways.

Testing

Apr. 18th, 2017 11:41 am
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
So, I'm here because a friend is here.

But, I don't know what I think.
I have a lot of history at Livejournal.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
Our 2016 tax liability was about $400 less than for 2015.
I also set my W4 withholdings to 3 from 4 in March, 2016.
My company withheld $1300 less for 2016 than for 2015.
For the first time in 25 years, I OWE the IRS during tax reconciliation.

It looks like my utilization checks had
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http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2017/04/02/insufficient-federal-withholdings/
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
One of my buddies just got riffed from his company. I know he'll be fine. He's one of those kind of people that just make things work. He's good with people, and knows how all the parts fit together within a big company. More importantly, he's good people. You can tell he's got a big
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http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2017/03/30/what-is-a-friend/
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
I was in a medaeval village, maybe in a computer game, not sure. I had a German Shepherd as a familiar. We were trying to help protect the village from an evil sorcerer. No one could help us, because everyone was busy preparing to defend the castle.

The inside of the castle walls had multiple
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http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2017/03/30/dream-in-a-castle/
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
QUESTION:
If time slows to a near stop for objects travelling close to the speed of light, what happens to time when all momentum is at a dead stop?

ANSWER:
The short answer is, with true zero momentum, you would cease to exist. If you had very small momentum, then time would pass very very
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http://omnitech.net/scitech/2017/03/20/zero-momentum/

Calories

Mar. 21st, 2017 04:52 am
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
This is what SEEMS to make the most sense for me. No *way* is easy, but this seems the least hard.

Energy Plans:
* Defer first meal until actually hungry (9:30a-12:30p for me)
* Keep each meal before 3:30pm around 12% of my daily intake.
* Eat before I get ravenous (around every 2
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http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2017/03/20/calories/
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
I've got reasonable experience with it, but nowhere near pro level. I'll fix things in my house, though I don't like the painting part. It's just... it takes longer than I want it to, so small jobs suck. Big jobs are fine, because you do all the first-pass things, then come back for second pass
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http://omnitech.net/reference/2017/03/06/patching-drywall/
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
Sharon ran across a recipe that looks amazing. It is very similar to my mom's recipe, except they use melted butter in place of the oil+butter_flavoring; and they use twice as much icing.

reference: https://www.facebook.com/sharon.haney5/posts/10154380633143017
source:
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http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2017/03/05/italian-cream-cake/
xaminmo: (Josh 2014)
I've had a rename token for years, and finally cashed it in.
jdsdavis was not free (squatter), but joshdavis was.

So, going to generic.livejournal.com, or xaminmo@livejournal.com, now goes to joshdavis.livejournal.com.

In theory, all of my friends, and posts, should be here. Just a rename, not a move.

I'm getting old. :p
xaminmo: (Josh 2014)
This is a cool term: Integrative Complexity. I stumbled onto in in political research, but it's not specific to politics. I had a hard time defining my specialty. I don't handle well a large number of things, but I can handle one or two things that are very complicated.

REF:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrative_complexity

The reason I don't handle large numbers of things well is because I'm slow to load information into working memory, and when I change gears/topics, it completely flushes what I was working on, rather than loading in some side area.

Geeks call this "loss of state", or a cache miss after context switch.

Research shows it takes, on average, 23.25 minutes to resume an activity after being interrupted. Other studies indicate you lose 20% time to context switching per project, based on an 8 hour day. So, 2 projects get 40% each, but 5 projects get only 4% each.

That seems a little extreme, but it's based on programmers, who also have to maintain a large amount of state.

REFS:
https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/devops/2015/03/addressing-the-detrimental-effects-of-context-switching-with-devops.html
https://www.fastcompany.com/944128/worker-interrupted-cost-task-switching
https://blog.codinghorror.com/the-multi-tasking-myth/
xaminmo: (Josh 2014)
Authoritarian personality is a state of mind or attitude characterized by belief in absolute obedience or submission to one's own authority, as well as the administration of that belief through the oppression of one's subordinates. It usually applies to individuals who are known or viewed as having an authoritative, strict, or oppressive personality towards subordinates.

After extensive questionnaire research and statistical analysis, Canadian psychologist Bob Altemeyer found in 1981 that only three of the original nine hypothesized components of the model correlated together: authoritarian submission, authoritarian aggression, and conventionalism.

Bob Altemeyer conducted a series of studies on what he labeled right-wing authoritarianism (RWA), and presents the most recent analysis of this personality type. The focus of RWA research is political preferences as measured through surveys, that suggest three tendencies as noted in attitudinal clusters. These are: 1) submission to legitimate authorities; 2) aggression towards sanctioned targeted minority groups; and 3) adherence to values and beliefs perceived as endorsed by followed leadership.

Jost, Glaser, Kruglanski, and Sulloway (2003) have proposed that authoritarianism, RWA and other similar constructs of political conservatism are a form of motivated social cognition. These researchers propose that conservatism has characteristics similar to those of authoritarianism, with resistance to change, and justification for inequality as the core components. In addition, conservative individuals have needs to manage uncertainty and threat with both situational motives (e.g., striving for security and dominance in social hierarchies) and dispositional motives (e.g., terror management and self-esteem).


Adorno, T. W., Frenkel-Brunswik, E., Levinson, D.J., Sanford, R. N. (1950). The Authoritarian Personality. Norton: NY.

Baars, J. & Scheepers, P. (1993). "Theoretical and methodological foundations of the authoritarian personality". Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 29, pp. 345–353.

Kirscht, JP, & Dillehay, RC. (1967). Dimensions of Authoritarianism: A Review of Research and Theory. University of Kentucky Press: Lexington, TN.

Zillmer, E. A., Harrower, M., Ritzler, B.A., and Archer, R.P. (1995). The Quest for the Nazi Personality: A Psychological Investigation of Nazi War Criminals. LEA Hillside, NJ

Wiggins, J.S. (1980). Personality and Prediction: Principles of Personality Assessment. Addison-Wesley. Reading, Mass.

Kreml, William P. (1977). The Anti-Authoritarian Personality. Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press.ISBN 978-0-08-021063-6.

Altemeyer, B. (1981). Right-Wing Authoritarianism. University of Manitoba Press. ISBN 978-0-88755-124-6.

Altemeyer, B. (1998). The other "authoritarian personality". Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 30, 47-91.

Coolens, Breeon (2006). "The Authoritarian Model: Who is He and Why is He Here?". Scandinavian Journal of Modern Psychology. 8(12): 314–27.

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authoritarian_personality

Fact

Jan. 24th, 2017 05:55 pm
xaminmo: (Josh 2014)
fact (in law) - The truth about events as opposed to interpretation.
fact [fakt] n. - a thing that is indisputably the case.

The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable careful observation or measurement.

Tired

Jan. 14th, 2017 05:49 pm
xaminmo: (Josh 2014)
I'm tired. Too late for caffeine.
Also, hungry, but it's not too late for New China Cafe.
Testing out Prime Now today because of some credits.
I think I'm going to be required to go grocery shopping,
but I'm gonna get junk food because YAH! I'M A GROWDUP!
xaminmo: (Josh 2014)
On an EdgeRouter, and probably anything with Ubiquiti, and maybe anything using the same config style (Brocade and others have the same command set)....

If you add a static reservation outside of the DHCP server's subnet,
as in, if you typo one octet, or decide to do another subnet just
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http://omnitech.net/news/2017/01/13/2341/

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