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I second "when in doubt, reboot" even when you're dealing with LINUX.  Whomever said that RHEL can be configured on the fly and powered on has never fucking used RHEL.

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2 hours ago, J.T. said:

I second "when in doubt, reboot" even when you're dealing with LINUX.  Whomever said that RHEL can be configured on the fly and powered on has never fucking used RHEL.

On the flip side, we had a RHEL server that always broke and needed rebuilding on the off chance we needed to reboot it.  That was horrible.

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Oof.  I do not miss the nights of not sleeping.  Fortunately mine sleeps through the night most of the time now (he's six).  I remember it well enough to feel your pain J.H.  For the longest time my son wouldn't to back to sleep at night unless I walked around the house carrying him.  Bouncers, swings, rocking him - none of that stuff worked.  Walking the laps in the house for hours at a time was not fun.

 

15 hours ago, J.H. said:

 

We lost all of Sandy's previous downloaded data but we can re-download all the episodes of Blippi and Ryan's World she had on there before (I also put Dino Dana, a charming Canadian show about a girl that is gonzo for dinosaurs).

 

My son went through a Dino Dana (and Dino Dan/Trek's Adventures) obsession last year.  They're definitely better than most kids shows.  The contrast between that and Disney, where every damn kid on every damn show is an aspiring actor/singer is nice.

7 hours ago, Technico Support said:

Reboot!  99% of the time, it works every time.  My second rule of IT, brother.  Right behind "wait a little bit and see if it sorts itself out," because that shit worked for me like 2-3 times just last week, too.  I think the 3rd rule is "always escalate the call because the first person you're talking to is reading a script and has no idea how to help you."  Which also applies.  🙂

 

I'm rather fond of the bigger hammer theory.  I once watched an IT guy use it on the hard drive of the Sparc in my cubicle when I was an intern at Motorola a million years ago.  Worked like a charm.  Shoved it back in the machine and never had another problem with it.

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One real challenge, especially during the pandemic, is balancing the needs, interests, and activities of the 3 year old and the (recently turned) 9 year old, both daughters. It means some of the things I'd do for the 9 year old if the 3 year old wasn't there and some I'd do for the 3 year old if the 9 year old wasn't there go by the wayside. For instance, the bedtime reading has shifted from the 9 year old (on the verge of YA stuff as she can tackle just about up to that on her own) to the 3 year old. And even when I was doing it at the end, the page counts per night were going down because it's hard to keep the 3 year old amused during that.

BUT I did press forward over the last week and we're now halfway through The Princess Bride. I'm good parts version-ing it, mainly sticking to the main narrative with a few asides and explanations. It was bumpy to start ("Ew kissing" was a thing) and amazingly there was another break in during the sharks bit but not because she thought Buttercup would be eaten but because she just couldn't believe Vizzini was cutting himself to get blood in the water, but it worked out pretty well. We just got to the fall down the ravine and "As you wish," and I'm making the call to give her the movie now.

There's a lot of benefit in reading/hearing the book first because it's easier to hide to someone that age that the Man In Black is Westley and you get the additional backstory to a bunch of things, but I think I'd rather her experience the back half more viscerally first and then double back to the book, especially because the ending of the book is so much bleaker than that of the movie and I feel like you can go from movie to book but not from book to movie in that regard. 

So we'll see how that goes.

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So Sandra Violet didn't get to finish her Spidey popsicle due to dropping it on the floor. We walked by it this afternoon and...

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"Spider-Man?" - Sandra Violet, Budding Spider-Man Fan

James

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The Rules of Tickle-Tickle For Sandra Violet
1. Either participant may begin the encounter by simply going up to the other and say "Tickle-Tickle!"
2. Legal "Tickle Zones" are stomch, Nape of Neck, Cheeks of face and underarms. There is NO TICKLING BELOW THE WAIST!
3. A Tickle may only be countered by use of the Iron Claw. Once the claw is applied the recipient must remain in a stupor for 15 seconds. No tickling is permitted during use of the claw. The claw MUST remain applied for the full 15 second duration or else tickling may resume
4. The Winner of Tickle-Tickle is declared when one either disengages from tickling or taps out. THERE IS NO PINFALL IN TICKLE-TICKLE!!

James

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My nine year old daughter plays flag football. Her and I are outside practicing, and it looks like she's a natural defender. When we're playing straight up catch, it took her a good twenty minutes to catch the ball five times with me throwing it right to her. When I'm intentionally trying to throw it behind her, she's right there to pick it off, one of which was a one-handed deal, like she thinks she's OBJ. 

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So I'm coaching my son's baseball team again.  He's still six, but moved up to 8u/coach pitch for the fall.  To say we're bad is putting it much too mildly.  We don't have a single kid who has played coach pitch before.  About 1/3 of the kids have never even played t-ball before this and only 3-4 of the kids that have played before show any signs they'll eventually figure it out.  I have to remind them constantly not to stand on the plate to hit, and to run if they somehow hit the ball.  One tried to hit while facing away from the other pitcher, then jumped straight up in the air when the ball came after we got him turned round correctly.  One of the three seven year olds runs away from the ball screaming if it comes his direction when he's in the field.  

We had our first game Saturday.  Lost 20-1, and it was only that close because we played four innings, and they limit the game to five runs per inning.  We didn't record an out in the field.  And we actually exceeded my expectations, because two kids who had never hit a single ball in practice actually put the ball in play.  And of course we were playing a team where four kids were wearing their 8u all-star caps from the spring season.  

My main job is to keep these kids from getting discouraged and quitting.  The league is doing em a disservice by having the teams this unbalanced in talent and experience.  And my assistant coach is one of these gung ho idiots who is fine with running kids off the team because "there's 25 kids on the waiting list."  I figure if I can get em through the year without losing interest either from getting their heads beat in repeatedly or from dealing with fools like that I'll have done my job.

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