My running and cycling stats of 2012

And here is another year finishing and I am looking back how did I do with my fitness.

I have not done well with regard to my class A running race, I wasn’t able to make to the Jerusalem marathon due of passport problem of my kid and had to easy my running due of a bad ankle since February, but I still did a 1h32 half marathon by March and a 1h38 in L.A in Septembre, just in time to hit over 1000km by this year :

  Running stats 2012

I have instead did much more cycling finishing a easy sportive in wales of 130km and a pretty hard one in south of france of 160km with a lot of mountains climbed. I made it to 5000Km (for my racing bike not counting my city bike which has around 500km on it) :

Cycling Stats 2012

I would have done much more if I didn’t have a bad upper shine when I was in australia where I was going to do a month of cycling.

This year looks promising with the Madrid Marathon in april (going for around 3h20) and probably some pretty good cycling trips during the summer if shin/ankle get sorted, I am looking forward to 2013.

Toshiba Regza 32AV615DB blank screen HDMI Linux

I have this nice Toshiba TV which is connected to a small Linux box which act as a media player. I have been some issue lately the things works fine under the 1920×1800 resolution most of the time. But once in a while I get a blank screen and the nvidia driver telling me this :

(II) Dec 03 17:00:19 NVIDIA(0): “nvidia-auto-select”
(II) Dec 03 17:00:19 NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 640 x 480
(WW) Dec 03 17:00:19 NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device CRT-0’s EDID; cannot compute DPI
(WW) Dec 03 17:00:19 NVIDIA(0): from CRT-0’s EDID.
(==) Dec 03 17:00:19 NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (75, 75); computed from built-in default
(==) Dec 03 17:00:19 NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
(–) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp

Spend a long time trying to debug the thing by the software but it seems that the TV has some kind of trouble and if I switch it to another HDMI connection it does detect fine which I do at about every week… not a biggie but still annoying.

Automatic best resolution with xrandr

If you like me you have a big screen with your laptop and wants to automate when your X session start to get the best resolution, you can use that script :

[code lang=”bash”]
#!/bin/bash

function get_resolutions() {
xrandr|while read -a line;do
RES=”${line[1]}x${line[3]} ”
[[ ${RES} != [0-9]* ]] && continue
echo ${RES}
done
}

_BEST_RES=0
BEST_RES=
for res in $(get_resolutions);do
_res=${res/x/}
[[ $_res -ge ${_BEST_RES} ]] && {
BEST_RES=${res}
_BEST_RES=${_res}
}
done
xrandr -s ${BEST_RES}
[/code]

Stopped smoking

Cigarette Ashtray
While reading this entry. I just remembered that it has been a a litle bit more than a month that i stopped smoking. I was a real smoker, smoking a 25 red malboro every day. But one day i wake up (one of those
days you know) and like that i thought to maybe stop smoking. So far it has been good, the hardset part is the first days really, after it get OK. I hope it will last for me, i feel so much better i think since i stopped smoking.

Malaria

Every year i am affected by a Malaria crisis i get exactly what is described on Wikipedia:

Symptoms of malaria include fever, shivering, arthralgia (joint pain), vomiting, anaemia caused by haemolysis, haemoglobinuria, and convulsions. There may be the feeling of tingling in the skin, particularly with malaria caused by P. falciparum. Consequences of infection with malaria include coma and death if untreated—young children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable. Splenomegaly (enlarged spleen), severe headache, cerebral ischemia and hemoglobinuria with renal failure may occur.

I think I got this when I was traveling in 2002 around Mexico in the region of Chiapas which is supposed to be a high risk region for Malaria (cf: here). And I remember that my first crisis was in La Havana in Cuba staying in the bed sick with diarrhea and fever for a week.

I don’t think there is any medicines against that, it’s basically for me every time the same and it’s not that bad as described by Wikipedia article.

Like this Thursday, I was at work pretty normal and by 14h I had a pretty big head each and could not look at my computer screen anymore. I left work and tried to come back by buses but during my bus ride I was feeling worse and worse and had to go at the first stop to take a taxi (it’s a long way from Leichardht to Bondi Beach). I just crash on the bed get crazy fever cold and warm all the day and night long. Until the day after I feel fine and ok.

Anyway stuff are getting ok now and I can move and type on a computer. And since a lot of people are dying from Malaria I am not so much unlucky to have only a couple of days fever each year.

Damn Throat

I have been sic like hell this weekend with my throat pain me like hell. Hope i did not get a damn infection or whatever. I should get to the doctor but since i don’t have any Medicare or i haven’t be to the doctor since a couple of years i don’t feel too much and hope it will get better by itself.