Diet and Exercise

After a many month lapse I've started using MyFitnessPal and Garmin Connect regularly again.  I have yet, however, to go back to the gym.  Though I'm paying for it, so maybe I should.

That's all.

It doesn't get easier to deal with loss

I don't mean to imply that you never get over loss. I mean we all get over losses eventually, it mostly depends on the impact of the loss. What I really mean is sometimes it weighs on you and the way it affects you changes, but that feeling never goes away completely. This is especially true when someone dies, or at least it is still true for me and the death of my father. He would have been 52 this year, his Birthday would have been just a few days ago. We lost him almost two years ago and he was buried in Arlington, or his ashes were, just over a year ago now.
We weren't particularly close, not like some parents are with their kids. I think we're both to blame for that. I miss him though, almost every day. Funny thing is, I didn't think I would. Which I guess is a lousy thing to say, but what I mean is I didn't realize the impact his death would have on me. His death, albeit tragic in it's own way, was both expected and not. He had his demons and they ultima…

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Quick weight loss update

So it's just a few days before Thanksgiving and I got on the scales to find I am now down to 318. Recall I started at 344 so that's 26 lbs to date.
I've been having to walk my mom's dog, as she's been out of town, so I have been hitting my step goal in Garmin Connect for the past seven days. 
Plus continuous calorie tracking in MyFitnessPal seems to be helping me make sure I keep my self on track to lose weight.
That's it for now, just a quick update.

freebsd postfix python policyd-spf ip addres validation error

The solution to my Problem was (for now) to add the following lines to the function _cidrmatch in /usr/local/bin/policyd-spf
def _cidrmatch(ip, netwrk) netwrk = unicode(netwrk) ip = unicode(ip) try: address = ipaddress.ip_address(ip) This is done so that the python module ipaddr only has to deal with unicode string (as requested by the error message)
switching to python3 as suggested by other posts on the web did not work for me (maybe some missing dependencies?)

 Stolen from here, but it worked:

So for whatever reason the file uses on my FreeBSD setup doesn't work for MailScanner.II had to comment out these croak lines and now it works just finediff /root/ /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/Net/ 218c218 < The result is a two-element array: --- > The result is a two-element array: 437c437 < --- > 596,597c596,597 < #croak "Invalid netblock range: $r[$i]" < #unless $isipv6_1 && $isipv6_2; --- > croak "Invalid netblock range: $r[$i]" > unless $isipv6_1 && $isipv6_2; 794c794 < my $mismatch = shift; --- > 801c801 < if (!$isipv6_1 != !$isipv6_2) --- > if ($isipv6_1 || $isipv6_2) 803,805c803,805 < return $mismatch if defined $mismatch; < #croak "Invalid netblock: $aa-$bb"; < } --- > croak "Invalid netblock: $aa-$bb" > unless $isipv6_1 && $isipv6_2; &g…

Gym Time

This morning I spent over an hour at the gym. 
I actually enjoyed it a lot, I noticed that I hard time not smiling.
I spent the entire on the treadmill and after 65 minute I covered 3.9 miles.
It was, according to myWellness cloud, my fastest pace for 3 and 5 kilometers, at 16:41 per mile.
At the end I was totally drenched in sweat, my shirt on the front and back, was totally soaked.
I also logged just over 8,000 steps on Garmin Connect.
I guess that's it really, but I just thought I would share.
See not everything I post is stupid work stuff, sometimes its also stupid me stuff.