So I was just told a dirty little secret. It seems that Rhian gets attacked by plant pots, and I mean they really jump out at her. They run after her.
The most recent one was on her 30 b-day , and while at a friends house the plant pot jumped out at her from behind the bushes as she was making her way towards the sink.
So it was the day before Christmas, and some lunatic triathlete who had too much time on their hands thought of the 8 day running challenge. The deal is to run every 8 days between Christmas and new years. Considering I am already planning to run on new years I figured I would joing
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Pakistan has claimed to be an independent, sovereign and democratic country for the last 60 + years. In my lifetime I have seen 2 different military rulers. In 4 years I have seen 5 different governments.
But recently I think this young country which is built at the center of an ancient culture took its first step towards true democracy. After a long drawn out process the supreme court finally rejected the NRO. And now old corruption cases against the government ministers and the president can no longer be dismissed. They have to answer to the same laws that every other citizen has to answer to. The interior minister , to whom all law enforcement reports to has to defend himself against criminal cases.
Now if we can deal with this issue legally, politically, socially with out riots or another military coup then we take a step towards democracy.
strace on unix systems is good utility to trace systems calls from a specific process. I use it a lot to troubleshoot performance issues and especially detect memory leaks. Continue reading “Apache strace”
I think everyone would agree that getting images, and image gallery into your blogs is crucial. At some point people would get sick of reading just our words. So when I started using wordpress I just “ass-umed” that it had an easy interface to upload and edit images, and to create an image gallery.
I might be considered biased since for my day job I create a CMS which does that. But realistically if someone can argue that creating and uploading an image gallery in WP is “easy” then I would like to hear it. Here was my experience. Continue reading “WP ImageGallery”
Ironman motivation is a lot tougher that I thought it would be. My wonderful calendar shows the count down for the next 240 days and I start wondering how my body , mind will survive this journey.
I was discussing this with one of my bike partners and we both concluded that the actual race is the apex of a much tougher journey. A journey that reveals your character, reveals your mental and physical state, and gives you million reasons to stop but just 1 to go on. I am still searching for that 1 reason.
So it starts in late nov. And I have to start getting my lazy out of bed at 5:30 am for morning swims , and then push myself to do a bike in the dark.
So I ask what is the 1 reason to do an IM. Because 240 days, come race-day, I better have that answer because it is game on.