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Family Time: I Am A Promise

My little guy sings one of his favorite songs and has asked me to put it on YouTube.

Lyrics:

I Am A Promise
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By William and Gloria Gaither

Verse 1
I am a promise, I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital “P,”
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learning to hear God’s voice,
And I am trying to make the right choice
I’m a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

Choir
I am a promise, I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital “P,”
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learning to hear God’s voice,
And I am trying to make the right choice
I’m a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

Verse 2
I can go anywhere that He wants me to go
I can be anything that He wants me to be
I can climb the high mountains
I can cross the wide sea
I’m a great big promise you see!

Choir
I am a promise, I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital “P,”
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learning to hear God’s voice,
And I am trying to make the right choice
I’m a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

And then his sister joins for a second go at it

QOTD: “solitude”

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”Albert Einstein

Bananas

Did you know?

  • Eating two bananas can give you enough energy for a 90-minute workout.
  • Bananas can fight against depression. – Bananas contain a protein called tryptophan, which converts to serotonin. Serotonin helps you relax and can make you feel better.
  • Bananas contain Vitamin B6, which regulate blood glucose levels. The Vitamin B6 in bananas will also help fight nerves and stress, related to anything from your work life to your personal life. Again, will help you feel better
  • Bananas can help battle high blood pressure and prevent strokes! – Hmmm once again a reduction in stress. The fruit is high in potassium and low in sodium, which is the perfect combination to fight against both ailments. The potassium will help you stay focused and alert
  • Bananas can soothe heartburn because of the natural antacid effect it has on the body.
  • Bananas are high in fiber and can help regulate bowel movements without resorting to laxatives.

How cool … So go have one today.

 

Unconditional Love

“Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”

– Hafez (Khwāja Šams ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī)

Proxmox – Unable to delete KVM Virtual Machine

First time administrating a proxmox system (no RTFM for me) when I ran into an issue of being unable to delete a virtual machine.  The issue itself may have been caused by me removing the storage before deleting the virtual machine.

The error message:

TASK ERROR: storage ‘proxmoxHDD’ does not exists

I attempted using the qm destroy <vmid> command and got the following error:

storage ‘<name of storage>’ does not exists

I was able to locate the configuration file under /etc/pve/qemu-server

Ran the following to delete the config

Moments later the web ui refreshed and the orphaned vm was gone

 

 

Power Off & On VMware Guest with a Scheduled Task

Using Windows task scheduler you can schedule power off and on events for guest systems running in VMware vCenter or a standalone ESXi host.

My steps:

  1. Create a basic task – give it a name and description (optional)
  2. Choose when you want this task to stat
  3. Select the start date and time
  4. Choose “Start a program”
  5. Choose the program you would like to run.  In this setup we will be running the following:
  6. C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -NoLogo -NonInteractive -File “C:\work\task\jermsmit.ps1″

     
  7. Click Next, Select Yes when Task Scheduler prompts you
  8. On the Finish screen, click Finish  – You can open properties to set this to run unattended

 

The script I am now using does the following:

  1. Loads the VMware PowerCli modules to powershell
  2. Connects to Specified ESXi or vCenter Server
  3. Issues a stop to specific VM Guests
  4. Issues a start to the VM Guest

Script Example:

 

Use cases:

  1. Powering systems down to conserve energy (earth day initiative)
  2. Allow for systems with large workloads to have full system resources without contention during scheduled down periods of the systems that are offline.
  3. Quick restore of nonpersistant environments

 

 

QOTD: Working – Steve Jobs

“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you. ” – Steve Jobs – Co Founder Apple Inc.

5yr old, drum covers my favorite S.O.A.D song: Toxicity

In a excellent display of talent and discipline; then 5 yr old  Jonah puts on a drum cover that is impressive. Now 10 yrs of age I am sure he’s doing much more.  I am now following him via YouTube, and Facebook.

So if you love rock as much as many of us do, I am sure you will enjoy this video and the others he has.

Rock on kid, rock on.

More video at the Official Jonah Rocks YouTube Channel

And don’t forget to visit his official website: http://www.jonahrocks.com

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Salad-In-A-Jar

Looking for new ways to make my healthy prepared meals interesting and Pinterest worthy I decided to prep my salads in a mason jar. Not only does it keep my salad creations fresh, it looks awesome.

This Salad-In-A-Jar consists of: Edamame, Chickpeas, Carrots, Broccoli, Kale, Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion and Bell Pepper – Largest portion of the salad consisting of the kale and spinach mix.  All others ingredients are measured in 1/3 cup parts.

At the top of each mason jar is a paper towel to absorb any moisture keep all ingredients crisp for eating threw-out the week.

I hope you have fun with making this and enjoy

Best,

Jermal