February 19, 2018
by dhoytt
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Newly Planted Vegetables Covered Greenhouse Style

Recently planted vegetables covered not only because we are in below freezing overnight conditions but I already had some plans trying greenhouse type enclosures this season. The materials were already around the house so I just put them to use and only had to pick up a little more garden greenhouse mesh. I am still planning an official greenhouse and also shade for area for delicate plants that don’t do well in the Sacramento heat for later in the year.

February 17, 2018
by dhoytt
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2018 Vegetable Garden Starting Early Looking Good

With this unexpected warm spell I decided to get my garden ready. I was going to try some greenhouse techniques for the cold days of winter anyway so I just prepped the whole garden. Would have been done last week but my rototiller needs a tuneup. Couldn’t get in touch with my small engine repair guy the past week and a half so I picked up a used rototiller off Craigslist for a great price that was a little rough and missing non-critical parts like air filter and pulley cover. I still dropped off the other rototiller after hearing back from my small engine guy then finished the garden with my recently purchased rototiller. This year I did not dig up my collard greens or rosemary just turned the soil around those plants. I also replanted my Swiss chard and sage after turning the soil plus some roots and stem systems from , eggplant, some pepper plants and purple basil that seemed to have life in the stems and roots to see if they come back like rose bushes or a tree that has been cut back. Planted some new lettuce, mustard greens, Swiss chard, stevia, a new eggplant, and Roma tomatoes (not sure why I got romo tomatoes I prefer other varieties). Tomorrow I plant some more items that start well this time of year for Northern California valley. Some items like the mustard greens can’t handle the valley heat once it starts. I may implement some greenhouse techniques for some vegetables. Anyway here’s some pictures of my 2018 Vegetable garden progress!:

January 28, 2018
by dhoytt
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Getting Back Body and Mind into Phase Groove

Putting this set of music just thrown together for its energy without much thought but that! I need to get my body back in phase and it’s about bringing all parts together which creates a whole uniform efficient machine much like this music.

Never been this out of shape but I know how to attack this!

Join me listening to this music as I test my body to figure how I focus on each body region to bring the whole in line.

Will have artists like Def LeppardWale, Cellski, Lenny Kravitz, The Egyptian Lover, Beenie Man and much more!

January 22, 2018
by dhoytt
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Updated WordPress After Troubleshooting Site Going Down

Well my site went down after I made some local network changes on my switches to get better local throughput on my switches to take advantage of my new Gigabit internet speed that was looking slow on my workstations in my computer room. I ended up tracing down the issue on my Windows 10 and Fedora 26 workstations to a port on one of my Netgear switches and corrected that got the throughput from 95 mbps to 885 mbps with my tests on those workstations after the change.

I even made changes of the network port on my XenServer host resulting in a 25-1 ratio performance improvement for my virtual systems and websites. The changes got my streaming server up to the proper up and down speeds as well to take advantage of the new Gigabit ISP speeds.

All was good I went downstairs to get something to eat clicked on my website while it was heating up my food from my laptop and my website wasn’t responding. Went upstairs and my XenServer host was fluctuating from available to unavailable on the XenServer console. The whole time I could ping my Xenserver ip address and all NIC’s showed up on my XenServer hosts. I tried booting into rescue CD from Centos on my VM and it didn’t see any Linux partitions and fdisk showed no disks!

Then saw I needed a disk repair on my Storage Repository that didn’t work then I found I knocked the power off of my disk array where it connected to my UPS battery backup I powered up my disk array  got my connections back up but for some reason my XenServer hosts didn’t pick up until I rebooted the XenServer host. After my sites came back up I went to eat, noticed new WordPress version so in between  bites updated to the latest WordPess version.

I really need to spend some more time in my computer room\office to do some wire management and redesign!

    January 20, 2018
    by dhoytt
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    Changed ISP Service to AT&T Gigabit Plus Domain Static IP Addresses

    Well today I changed ISP’s, away from Consolidated Communications  100mb up and down to AT&T‘s gigabit service up and down. I have been using Consolidated in some form since 2000 or 2001 when they were Winfirst except a brief moment (5 months) when they weren’t in my current subdivision which was just starting. When I moved to my current address they were Surewest and I had the property management company for our HOA at that time persuade them to enter our subdivision early when there were only about 20 houses here. I always had my static ip’s through them as well.

    Now I’m on AT&T’s Gigabit internet service and have changed my static ip’s to their offerings and even though I just pointed to my domain to my new static ip addresses about 1 hour ago on GoDaddy as of this posting the DNS caches are propagating and updating already fairly quickly!

    Speed tests seem to be right on hit and the technician who came out was helpful skilled and accommodating for a demanding person like me as was the support person I talked to about my static ip addresses configuration. The technician even converted a few of my telephone wall jacks from phone to twisted pair since I have category 5 Ethernet cable already running throughout my house as one of my requested upgrades when the house was built. The technician also terminated each end of  the cable I had going to each room and connected them to a multi-port 1 GB switch I had lying around! Now I have 1 GB LAN connections in kitchen, den, hallway and the other rooms I will switch out the wall plates from telephone 2 x2  pair to Ethernet twisted pair  myself!

    My servers seem fine and so far everything is great on my new 1GB ISP serving!!!


    January 1, 2018
    by dhoytt
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    2018 Multi-Faceted Musical Genre First Take

    Just as the title suggests a 2018 first take of a mixture of genre’s, I know not much different than what is mainly on my station but trying to pair in some cases different genres with similar types of songs of other genre’s from different musical eras.


    Ah well something to listen to while I get the clutter out the house you can join me in listening by going to: http://dhoytt.com/snake-ice-radio-blog/

    Selecting the music players I embedded into the web pages:


    You can also place one of the following into a web browser:












    Artist like “The Gap Band”, Expose, Linkin Park, U2, Metallica, Big Sean, Foo Fighters, Atlantic Star, Lil Yachty and so much more…

    December 25, 2017
    by dhoytt
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    Abruptly Rebooted Music Server

    I accidentally laid some items on my music server keyboard and couldn’t regain control so initiated a shutdown then boot from the server chassis then updated the Web server and server that has my IceCast stream plus some WordPress modules while awaiting my music server to come fully up.

    December 6, 2017
    by dhoytt
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    Midweek Slow Grooves

    Wednesday night winter time north of the equator hitting you with some appropriate evening sounds for us in the Western Hemisphere but everybody listens along.

    Going to have artists Tank, the Chainsmokers, Norman Brown, Dave Koz, Alicia Keys, Madonna and that’s just a taste on this hump day.