RAID Resync Interrupted – How To Recover

Using Ubuntu 16.04 with RAID and Logical Volumes. I am adding Disk Encryption to my skill set. After using the Fedora 24 installer to do all of these in one night (and day) of operating system installation fiesta, I am now trying to finish the same thing using the Ubuntu installer this early morning. There’s a power loss of about 30 seconds. It happens in the very early morning. Some power engineer decided to test a new hardware or to pull out an equipment for servicing in the wee hours of the morning while I’m in the middle of resyncing my RAID. I heard the sigh of the fan motors.

I checked the status of the RAID – inactive, okay. Then bring it back on, right? I had to continue the resync somehow so I went back to the mdadm man pages.

#mdadm -assemble –update=resync /dev/md0 /dev/sdb1… /dev/sdd1

This returns a message that my component devices are BUSY. Are they just trying to ignore me? Not at this ungodly hour, okay. So I have to stop the devices.

#mdadm /dev/md0 –stop

I retried the previous command. It worked. The resync restarted from where it was interrupted.

Good night. Oh it’s morning. Good morning then.

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Extra-Judicial Killing

It seems the new president (Our new president) needs to watch his words and behavior. Now that he is model, father of the nation, executive and chief law enforcer, he must act accordingly. Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

The catcalling and the cursing are non-issues to me. I’m more bothered by his announcement that the police officer abducted by the NPA is on his own after a kangaroo court “found” him guilty of drug trafficking. This is coming from the President. Are we now recognizing the NPA courts as legitimate power. Can any citizen now “exercise” his own brand of justice and kill the “guilty” party? Because I know some supporters of the president who “agrees” with extra-judicial killing, I was hoping (perhaps praying) that once the President see with clarity where that will lead to, he will make a blanket position against it.


Fruit Salad 2015

Imee bought the ingredients when she did her weekly marketing today. She’s my little sister. I need buko, shaved to strips; fruit cocktails, sweet evaporated milk and cream.

The buko or coconut meat should be shaved or stripped off. The best ones are soft to touch and easy to strip.  I usually save the juice or coconut water in a jar for later. A coconut costs about 23-25 pesos. I used 3.

I opened the 2 800kg cans of fruit cocktails. Mostly they’re made up of pineapple chunks. Pour it on a bowl. I used a strainer to separate some of syrup. I used a light sweet syrup of fruit cocktails.

At this point pour the evaporated milk and cream into the mix. If you want a very sweet salad use the evaporated milk to your taste.

Happy New Year to all.

Apps From Web Site

You can create an “app” from a website. The practical use of this feature is with your blog site. I created an app from my wordpress and blogger web site. You just need to open the wordpress page or blogger page in Chrome. Then click the menu icon on the right corner, choose tools then Add to Desktop.

Choose an appropriate name for your app. Perhaps something short and unique.

Once created the app for the web site is easily launched from your applications.

Ok. Another suggestion is to create an app specifically for creating new post. Again, open and navigate to your web site’s new post / create new post page in Chrome. Click the menu icon, choose tools and Add to Desktop. Whenever you get that itch to tap a sentence or paragraph for a post, you can just launch the app for your web site.