Listening Twice as Fast!

I have a few PodCasts I enjoy and have recently been enjoying our library’s audio book selection. The thing is it always seemed to take so long to get through everything and I don’t like feeling like I’m behind on things. Then, one of my favorite PodCasts (the Lifehacker PodCast) mentioned a feature on most PodCast listening apps to let you listen at 1.5 speed. Sure enough, I opened up my favorite PodCast player and there was the option. Not only did I try it out, I cranked it up to 2x speed and have done the same on my audio book app as well!

If you’re a fan of spoken word content, check it out!

How can I be getting a deadlock trying to create a stored proc?

If you’re getting an error similar to the following…

SQL0911N The current transaction has been rolled back because of a deadlock 
or timeout. Reason code "68". LINE NUMBER=171. SQLSTATE=40001

… and you know your tables are all just fine, it may be that someone (likely a DBA) has the SYSCAT.ROUTINES table locked up. Try running this…

SELECT RTRIM(R.ROUTINESCHEMA),RTRIM(R.SPECIFICNAME),RTRIM(R.ROUTINENAME) 
FROM SYSCAT.ROUTINES R 
WHERE R.ROUTINETYPE='P'  
ORDER BY RTRIM(R.ROUTINESCHEMA), RTRIM(R.SPECIFICNAME), RTRIM(R.ROUTINENAME)

…and if that errors, try running “WITH UR”. Assuming the 1st fails and the 2nd does not, have your neighborhood DBA kill any connections that may be causing the lock.

Weekly Round-Up: 9/15/13 to 9/21/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Mon 9/16
Joshua Becker says: We Can Do Better – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1863

How do I run a script in the background?

Use nohup! Here’s an example…

nohup /some/script.ksh

And even better, to redirect all output to a specific location…

nohup /home/user/script.ksh > /home/user/script.log 2>&1 &

Yes, the ” 2>&1 &” at the end is important.

Putting it on a shirt doesn’t make it true

I’ve never been impressed with the help at our local Kroger which is probably why I’m always so glad when I do get someone that takes more than 4 seconds to assist and is actually pleasant.

Recently I’ve noticed that the new Kroger shirts all say, “our #1 goal. Highly satisfied customers”…

Sorry guys, but putting it on a shirt doesn’t make it true.

Weekly Round-Up: 9/8/13 to 9/14/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Mon 9/9
Amanda @SemiHealthNut on: 14 Things to Do in Your Relationship – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1859

Tue 9/10
MMM @mrmoneymustache on: How (and How Not) to Buy a House – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1860

Thu 9/12
Sheila Wray Gregoire on: Negotiating Chores With Your Spouse – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1861

Fri 9/13
Laura Vanderkam on: The Case for Replacing Family Dinners with Family Breakfasts – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1862

Weekly Round-Up: 9/1/13 to 9/7/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Tue 9/3
Leo @zen_habits tell you about The Thinking Habit That Changed My Life – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1855

Wed 9/4
David @DavidDCain does An interview with The Man – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1856

Thu 9/5
MMM @mrmoneymoustache reminds us that Luxury is Just Another Weakness – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1857

Fri 9/6
Joshua Fields Millburn @JFM on What It Feels Like to No Longer Worry About Money – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1858

Weekly Round-Up: 8/25/13 to 8/31/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Tue 8/27
Leo @zen_habits – My Advice for Starting a Business – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1851

Wed 8/28
Joshua Fields Millbur @JFM on The Worst Thing That Could Happen – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1852

Thu 8/29
5 reasons to place your marriage as top priority – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1853

Fri 8/30
Glennon Melton on: The Talk – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1854