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Current state: still fighting the metastases of the rectum cancer; chemos are done, major liver surgery in about 3 weeks

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/23

A long follow-up of Current state: still fighting with rectum cancer, but chances for better quality of life which does not even include everything, because so much happened.

So this is the current state; browse back via Twitter for more of the history which you can find at [Archive.is] Jeroen Pluimers on Twitter: “Too much to let sink in …” and [Archive.is] Jeroen Pluimers (@jpluimers) | Twitter.

Too much to let sink in, not just about the hospital results and upcoming surgery, but also about Cindy and Danny Thorpe who just lost their house in the California forest fires, despite it being on the humid side of the Santa Cruz mountains.
If you can help anybody affected by the #CZULightningComplex, please do. Many families there are going through a rough time for the foreseeable future especially because of the combination of fires and COVID.
If you are in that area: be careful, be safe.
For me it is mixed emotions time.
The chemo did make the cancer operable. Some tumors have shrunken, a few small ones are invisible, probably because of the chemo-induced hepatic steatosis, and no new tumor were found.
The prolapse has grown big: extended it is at least 10cm of bowel pushing itself outside of the abdomen causing many stoma leaks (5 full ones in 2 weeks time and 2 almost ones yesterday).
The good news is that it means there is hardly any intestinal adhesion.
The bad news: it takes 4-8 hours a day (of which 1-2 hours during the night) pushing the bowel back into the stoma so the output opening becomes unblocked and the poo can get out.
Though a temporary situation, this eats a lot of energy.
It means I need to find a way to keep my body in shape to prepare for surgery which is in 3-4 weeks (likely mid September).
The surgery will be tough as it will focus on 2 things:
  1. Removing areas of of the liver where the tumors are and were (which is about 30-50% of the liver).
  2. Likely remove the gallbladder, to minimise the chance of bile leakage (which is devastating when it gets into the abdomen)

    (Good news: no chance to get gallstones)

  3. repair the small intestine and remove the stoma.
It is going to be bloody surgery (because of the liver part) taking some 4 hours or more, likely ending up in the IC because the post-surgery risks.
This scares the hell out of me.
In addition recovery will take a long time, and even longer for liver tissue growing back (it will never reach 100%, but should be much more than 50% in a few years time).
I also need to re-learn how to poop, which likely means back to diaper age for quite a while.
So all of this means I feel very confused. Glad on the one side because I will loose the cancer and the stoma, but mixed about the risks and recovery.
More later.

–jeroen

Via [Wayback] Thread by @jpluimers on Thread Reader App: Too much to let sink in, not just about the hospital results and upcoming surgery, but also about Cindy and @danny_thorpe who just lost their house in the California forest fires…

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The biggest lie I tell myself is not about new years resolutions.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/01

The biggest lie I tell myself is “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it”

It’s likely older, but the oldest reference I could find was 2012 [WayBack].

So before I forget:

Happy New Year everyone!

With the above quote, it is no coincidence I started my blog even earlier (in 2009): it’s my off-line memory, way better readable than my hand-writing and indexed by various search engines.

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Mikrotik RouterOS “/ip ssh” setting not available from WinBox and defaulting to insecure?

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/20

Still need to research this further:

Somewhere around 6.44, when upgrading an existing RouterOS device, this snippet became part of the configuration:

/ip ssh
set allow-none-crypto=yes forwarding-enabled=remote

A few remarks:

  • I could not find anything in WinBox that is equivalent.
  • This sounds very insecure, so I have run this script:
    /ip ssh
    set allow-none-crypto=no forwarding-enabled=no

    which makes the snippet to disappear (because they are default settings according to [WayBack] Manual:IP/SSH – MikroTik Wiki).

    Like usual, the on-line documentation is dense and insufficiently clear, hence my measure.

In the future, I need to decipher these posts (via [WayBack] winbox ssh allow none crypto – Google Search and [WayBack] winbox ssh forwarding enabled remote – Google Search):

–jeroen

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calendar google sub-calendar – Google Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/17

For a web-dashboard showing both agenda and month-calendar, I wanted to show the daily activities only on the agenda, and all other events on both the agenda and mont-calendar.

For that I needed a sub-Google-calendar for the daily activities next to the main Google-calendar, so I searched for [WayBack] calendar google sub-calendar – Google Search

Google sub calendars
Once the calendar is created, you’ll see it on your browser and in the app.
  • On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  • On the left side, above “My calendars,” click Add other calendars New calendar.
  • Add a name and description for your calendar.
  • Click Create calendar.
Create a new calendar – Calendar Help – Google Support

 

This wasn’t fully accurate:

  • the add option intuitively is a plus sign (+):

  • In addition it is not above “my calendars”, but next to “other calendars”:

Alternative

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Liander: aansluiting inzien en SMS waarschuwingen bij storingen

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/17

Logon met postcode, huisnummer+toevoeging, en meternummer:

Meldt aan met postcode, huisnummer+toevoeging, en GSM nummer:

Overige:

–jeroen

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User Manual – Joe’s Own Editor: Word wrap and formatting

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/17

[WayBack] User Manual – Joe’s Own Editor: Command Line Options

These options can also be specified in the joerc file. Local options can be set depending on the file-name extension. Programs (.c, .h or .p extension) usually have autoindent enabled. Wordwrap is enabled on other files, but rc files have it disabled.

An option is enabled when it’s given like this:

-wordwrap

An option is disabled when it’s given like this:

--wordwrap

[WayBack] User Manual – Joe’s Own Editor: Word wrap and formatting

If you type past the right edge of the screen in a C or PASCAL language file, the screen will scroll to the right to follow the cursor. If you type past the right edge of the screen in a normal file (one whose name doesn’t end in .c, .h or .p), JOE will automatically wrap the last word onto the next line so that you don’t have to hit Enter. This is called word-wrap mode. Word-wrap can be turned on or off with the ^T W command. JOE’s initialization file is usually set up so that this mode is automatically turned on for all non-program files. See the section below on the joerc file to change this and other defaults.

Aside for Word-wrap mode, JOE does not automatically keep paragraphs formatted like some word-processors. Instead, if you need a paragraph to be reformatted, hit ^K J. This command “fills in” the paragraph that the cursor is in, fitting as many words in a line as is possible. A paragraph, in this case, is a block of text separated above and below by a blank line.

The margins which JOE uses for paragraph formatting and word-wrap can be set with the ^T L and ^T R commands. If the left margin is set to a value other than 1, then when you start typing at the beginning of a line, the cursor will immediately jump to the left margin.

There are a number of options which control the paragraph reformatter and word wrapper:

  • The cpara option provides a list of characters which can indent a paragraph. For example, in e-mail quoted matter is indicated by > at the beginnings of line, so this character should be in the cpara list.
  • The cnotpara option provides a list of characters which, if they are the first non-whitespace character of a line, indicate that the line is not to be included as part of a paragraph for formatting. For example, lines beginning with ‘.’ in nroff can not be paragraph lines.
  • Autoindent mode affects the formatter. If autoindent is disabled, only the first line will be indented. If autoindent is enabled, the entire paragraph is indented.
  • french determines how many spaces are inserted after periods.
  • When flowed is enabled, a space is inserted after each but the last line of the paragraph. This indicates that the lines belong together as a single paragraph in some programs.
  • When overtype is enabled, the word wrapper will not insert lines.

Joe configuration file

Pre-configuring needs modifying the configuration file:

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Windows and the current state of S.M.A.R.T. tooling that understands NVMe

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/16

I had trouble with two Intel 600p NVMe SSD devices: read-errors.

It appeared only few tools understand how to get S.M.A.R.T. health information from them, and even then they did not explain the read errors.

I’m going to RMA them, but in case anyone else needs to get health information from NVMe SSD devices, here is which tools do what:

So basically, CrystalDiskInfo and HD Tune are my first line of checking for drive issues, followed by smartmontools to get text output, then by vendor specific tools to assist with the RMA.

In the past, I used another smartmontools wrapper, but it was discontinued and had an even older version than GSmartControl: Source: Closed: HDD Guardian – Home.

On Intel 600p becoming locked in read-only mode after failure:

Start of Intel RMA procedure via [Wayback] Warranty Information.

My case looks remarkably similar to [Wayback] Full Diagnostic Scan always fails during Read Scan on my SSD 600p Series 256GB – Intel Community.

A few screenshots of the tools I used for health information:

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