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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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HTML cleanup tool & simplifier. For basic & clean HTML 🔧

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/10/21

I have used other on-line HTML cleanup tools in the past (especially for including parts of web-pages in a blog post), but so far none beats HTML Washer: [Wayback] HTML cleanup tool & simplifier. For basic & clean HTML 🔧

An online tool that reduces HTML to basic tags and attributes. Removes scripts, CSS, and other non-basic elements like , , etc… Also, corrects errors and formats the HTML doc or a fragment.

–jeroen

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Zombie Processes are Eating your Memory | Random ASCII

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/10/21

Zombies probably won’t consume 32 GB of your memory like they did to me, but zombie processes do exist, and I can help you find them and make sure that developers fix them…

Source: [WayBackZombie Processes are Eating your Memory | Random ASCII

For my link archive via [WayBack] In short, close handles after process opening or creation, or it leaks and zombie process stays consuming 64k. – Ilya S – Google+

–jeroen

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Reminder to self: script blocks inside .ForEach calls can have Begin/Process/End blocks

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/10/21

I need to write some tests for this, but it looks like you can use the keywords Begin/Process/End with code blocks when the script block is inside a .ForEach member call.

The behaviour seems to be the same as if these blocks are part of a function that executes inside a pipeline (Begin and End are executed once; Process is executed for each item in the pipeline).

It’s hard to Google on this, as all hits of all queries I tried got me into these keywords in the context of functions.

The below links are on my reading list.

Microsoft documentation:

SS64 docs (which has guidance on which of the 3 foreach constructs to use when):

Social media and blog posts:

StackOverflow entries:

–jeroen

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Difficult programming concepts explained in tweets

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/10/20

Highlights from the thread [Archive.is] Tomasz Łakomy on Twitter: “What’s the most difficult programming concept you can explain in a tweet?”

Finally a cheat (as it has an image), but great illustration:

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Filippo Valsorda on Twitter: “whoami.filippo.io , the SSH server that knows who you are … Try it out! $ ssh http://whoami.filippo.io”

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/10/20

[Archive.is] Filippo Valsorda on Twitter: “whoami.filippo.io , the SSH server that knows who you are, got some newly refreshed intel! Try it out! $ ssh whoami.filippo.io

The server itself has some HTML with information too whoami.filippo.io redirecting to [WayBack] ssh whoami.filippo.io (source code is at [WayBack] GitHub – FiloSottile/whoami.filippo.io: A ssh server that knows who you are. $ ssh whoami.filippo.io).

It’s a cool open source server written in Golang, that gets all your public ssh keys (ssh automatically transmits those) and tries to map them back to a GitHub account.

In addition it shows you some potential vulnerabilities of your ssh client.

Note that in October 2020, it was temporarily down, but it will be up again: [Archive.is] Filippo Valsorda 💉💉 on Twitter: “Yeah I’m planning to but I can’t give you an ETA I’m afraid. A few weeks, maybe?… “

Thread comments

Some interesting comments in the thread:

Related: [WayBack] Auditing GitHub users’ SSH key quality

Stop presenting public keys

[WayBack] GitHub – FiloSottile/whoami.filippo.io: A ssh server that knows who you are. $ ssh whoami.filippo.io: How do I stop passing public keys

How do I stop it?

If this behavior is problematic for you, you can tell ssh not to present your public keys to the server by default.

Add these lines at the end of your ~/.ssh/config (after other “Host” directives)

Host *
    PubkeyAuthentication no
    IdentitiesOnly yes

And then specify what keys should be used for each host

Host example.com
    PubkeyAuthentication yes
    IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa
    # IdentitiesOnly yes # Enable ssh-agent (PKCS11 etc.) keys

If you want you can use different keys so that they can’t be linked together

Host github.com
    PubkeyAuthentication yes
    IdentityFile ~/.ssh/github_id_rsa

–jeroen

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