July 22, 2021
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Evening Workout Music Mixture

Just sprinkling in a mix of music for a nice muddled workout. Artists like Original Concept, Nicki Minaj, Def Leppard, Michael Henderson, Michel’le, Polo G and then will go into some mellow sounds with artists like The Commodores, Sade, Dua Lipa with many more.

The usual mixture of different genres here at Snakeice’s House of Beats!

July 21, 2021
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Updated XCP-ng from 8.1 to 8.2

I’m prepping to move the dhoytt.com web server to a different web server. So I decided to update the underlying hypervisor XCP-ng first.

First I migrated all of my virtual systems off of my slave Xcp-ng system then loaded the XCP-ng 8.2 ISO via ILO of my BL460c Gen 8 blade system, rebooted booted of the XCP-ng ISO, verified the XCP-ng and started the install.

The reasons I want to move the dhoytt.com web server to a new version of software was so that I could have the most recent versions of PHP and MariaDB without having to manually just update the packages or the repositories. I just want to use the OS’ current repositories for less work.

In doing the updates I updated my slave XCP-ng system first which is the incorrect procedure so I had a little downtime as I shutdown the VM’s on the master installed it and then brought my webserver and relay server back up after in updating the XCP-ng master server. Since I took down the relays for the streaming server I decided to update the W2019 server that hosts my music and then streams to my relay servers of IceCast and ShouCast which took me down quite a bit longer since the W2019 Data Center updates were large and took two reboots of my physical BL460c gen8 blade system.

Everything is up to the outside world after updating and rebooting my w2019 music server, relay server and web server but still have to get the slave in my XCP-ng pool correct since it was not showing the network properly because I updated it first. Even after updating the master of the XCP-ng pool then rebooting the slave it never picked up the networking information from the master of the XCP-ng pool. I restored the old 8.1.1 version of XCP-ng then perform the upgrade of the XCP-ng slave again and that failed as well. After trying a slew of things I finally just did a flat new install on the slave system, redid the networking and everything is solid again.

Next step create a new VM and make sure it has the correct versions of software and move the bits and about 7 databases running on the MariaDB instance over and start making some long needed changes to the site.

Just a curiosity note I did notice a brief microsecond loss of network connectivity from my relays when doing a live migration of the relay stream server that hosts IceCast and ShoutCast. I will investigate that at a later date if I remember. This is one reason I write to this blog as some historical reference and weird partial biography.

July 18, 2021
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Music Relays Operating on New Server

The music relays of IceCast and ShoutCast are now operating on one of my my new virtual servers running Fedora 34. I created my firewall openings on my router and on the OS plus created new selinux policies for ShoutCast and IceCast. Tested connecting locally and remotely and everything looks good.

The Snakeice’s House of Beats streams are back up on the streaming relays!

July 18, 2021
by dhoytt
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Moving Music Stream Relays to New Server

Moving my music streaming relays of IceCast and ShoutCast to a new server that’s dedicated and virtual. I was always planning on making this move but some memory leaks by another program has made it more critical. This is always my goal to make operations more modular. I can also clone this virtuals system for a backup very easily. I still need to point my firewall to the appropriate system and ports along with my streaming application so there will be a moment of no streaming music. I’ll post after all is up and running again.

July 14, 2021
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Mid-Morning System Updates

Had some critical system updates of my w2019 Data Center system that hosts my Sam Broadcasting system here from my home data center and decided to also update my Centos 8 Linux system and Centos 7 Linux web server.

The Centos 8 system hosts my IceCast and ShoutCast relays that you connect to when streaming the music from my W2019 system. The Centos 7 system of course houses my WordPress CMS system and a database that syncs with the w2019 system and then publishes information to that Snakeice House of Beats blog https://dhoytt.com/snake-ice-radio-blog/.

The Centos 8 Linux system also hosts my Zoneminder CCTV system which was also updates along with one of my Plex server instances.

July 5, 2021
by dhoytt
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Utilizing Garden Produce

The utilization of all that great produce from your garden is why you go
through the trouble of growing a garden in the first place. Once that
production of food stops you long for that season to begin again so you do not
have to make trips to the store for fresh vegetables.

Here below you can see me frying squash, Lemon boy and cherry tomatoes. I
tried lightly battered and egg batter to find my preference was lightly
battered fried vegetables not double dipped in egg batter.

 I made some salsa numerous times as
you can dress up many dishes with salsa as well as use as dips for chips as you
watch TV.

I made a salad of squash, cucumber, Swiss chard, lemon boy, black pearl,
yellow pear beef eater and early girl tomatoes. I added in some sweet onions,
mushrooms not from the garden and then basil, rosemary, tarragon and chives
from the garden. I then put some salmon over the salad and dresses it with
white balsamic dressing.

Another way I always utilize my garden produce is making teas and today I
gathered up my herbs of mint, basil, sage, lemon thyme, rosemary, I forgot my
stevia this time, but it still came out just fine. I had a little warm and put
the rest into a container in the refrigerator and indulge that for a few days.
That nice clean refreshing taste is something I long for now.

So many ways to use what I have in the garden, and I still have not even
made the pizza sauce as I did last year or used my food storage device.

Today I had my first cucumbers of the season and habanero peppers as well.
The habanero peppers kicked the salsa up a few notches with the jalapeno and
serrano peppers and the cucumbers were refreshing with the salad.

July 4, 2021
by dhoytt
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Delicious July 4th Mini Meatloaves

I didn’t want a long smoke today so I thought for a while about what ingredients I had that would make something fast and easy then decided on meatloaf. I didn’t want to deal with leftovers and get up early due to planning on working on projects late into the nights this weekend. I had bought ground beef planning on burgers but wanted something more to go along with vegetables.

I started looking up meatloaf recipes and came across several I thought would be good but settled on this one: https://gimmesomegrilling.com/mini-smoked-meatloaf/.

Since I don’t have oats and wanted to use them instead of breadcrumbs I used some Quaker Instant oat meal (an opportunity to use an item that will help me clear space in my kitchen pantry) with strawberry flavors. It was delicious even with that hint of strawberry flavor from the instant oatmeal. This will now be a go to for me in my bag of BBQ recipes.

June 23, 2021
by dhoytt
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Flower Garden Looking Good Vegetable Garden Productive

Earlier this week I clipped my rose bushes and did some weeding in the front yard and the flowers are looking spiffy, plus my vegetable garden is producing! I have a bunch of “Lemon Boy tomatoes” “Red Cherry Husky tomatoes”, “Beef Eater tomatoes”, zucchini squash and Ichiban eggplants.

I roasted the eggplants and some tomatoes on the gas grill to go with Ahi Tuna and “skirt steak”. One night and then for lunch another Ahi Tuna steak.Then made some Pico De Gallo from some of the tomatoes.