Some random links

  • Molecular profile hints at inflammatory processes in chronic fatigue
  • Vitamin D Supplements Could Help People With Sleep Disorders, Study Says
  • People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Exhausted at a Cellular Level, Study Shows
  • NIH Study Aims To Unravel The Illness Known As ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’
  • Bad Science Has Misled Millions With Chronic Fatigue, Court Order Reveals
  • A Controversial Therapy For ME Has Led To Claims Of Death Threats, Harassment, And Pseudoscience
  • For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, More Exercise Isn’t Better
  • The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino
  • The Spoon Theory Gave People the Wrong Idea About My Illness
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis at The Mighty
  • Finding out about Chronic Fatigue

    The stories all seem to be the same, your friend gets the flu. You get the flu. Your friend gets better, you get better. Then you get sick again and can’t kick it. You think it might be depression, but you still can’t shake it.

    Eventually, you go to the doctor and you find out you have chronic fatigue. And then you have to figure out what that means…

    Some event in your life triggered it, it may have been the flu, it may have been stress, or as I fear, it may have been weight loss and exercise. 🙂

    (In my case, my friend got sick again and so did I. Only he eventually got over it.)

    Getting static addresses in a Linux client under NAT and VMware Fusion

    I had a client working fine enough with DHCP, but I really want to be able to
    consistently ssh into it.

    I looked at:

    /Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/vmnet8/dhcpd.conf

    and determined that I did not have to modify it to get a static address:

    allow unknown-clients;
    default-lease-time 1800;                # default is 30 minutes
    max-lease-time 7200;                    # default is 2 hours
    subnet netmask {
            option broadcast-address;
            option domain-name-servers;
            option domain-name localdomain;
            default-lease-time 1800;                # default is 30 minutes
            max-lease-time 7200;                    # default is 2 hours
            option netbios-name-servers;
            option routers;
    host vmnet8 {
            hardware ethernet 00:50:56:C0:00:08;
            option domain-name-servers;
            option domain-name "";
            option routers;

    I.e., I could use addresses -> for static assignment. (There is a bug in that statement, which is why I am writing this down.)

    I always skip the first 20 addresses, so I assigned:

    KinSlayer:flexfiles loghyr$ more /private/etc/hosts
    # Host Database
    # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
    # when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.
    ##       localhost broadcasthost
    ::1             localhost 
    fe80::1%lo0     localhost    kinslayer   skull   kitty

    skull to be

    I modified skull’s /etc/sysconfig/network:

    [root@skull linux]# more /etc/sysconfig/network
    # Created by anaconda

    and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eno16777736

    [root@skull linux]# more /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eno16777736

    Disabled Network Mangler and turned on network:

    service NetworkManager stop
    chkconfig NetworkManager off
    yum erase NetworkManager
    service network start
    chkconfig network on

    I tested that I could ssh into and out of skull to my laptop. Fine, job done.

    Only DNS wasn’t working the next day:

    [root@skull linux]# more /etc/resolv.conf
    # Generated by NetworkManager
    domain localdomain
    search localdomain

    I checked online, and found I should be using Fine, job done.

    Well then I couldn’t get to port 22 to get a project update.

    Push comes to shove, I should have not assumed that is special
    with this NAT. It is not the laptop as far as a DNS server and gateway is concerned.

    So I changed this line in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eno16777736:


    And restarted the network – now my DNS change was gone (why does service network restart add in the line about “# Generated by NetworkManager” to /etc/resolv.conf ??).

    Fine, fixed this line as well:


    And restarted.

    Now it all works, I think. 🙂

    Getting mail clients to work with domains at Gmail

    My work email is and is actually maintained at

    Both and mutt have had a hard time configuring for it.


    1. Set it up as normal for a Google IMAP account.
    2. Then go to Mail -> Preferences, select the account.
    3. Then on the “Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):”, select by left click the server
    4. and then “Edit SMTP Server List …”.
    5. Now, select the server again
    6. First you’ll want to change the “Description” to be “” (this is in the “Account Information”)
    7. Second you will want to select Advanced
    8. Third, change the “User Name:” from “” to be “”

    It should work now

    For mutt, I followed the directions at Consolify your Gmail with MUTT with the exception of the following line:

    set smtp_url = "smtp://"

    I modified it to be:

    set smtp_url = "smtp://"


    Installing xml2rfc on OSX

    curl -O
    pip install xml2rfc


    clang: error: unknown argument: '-mno-fused-madd' [-Wunused-command-line-argument-hard-error-in-future]
    clang: note: this will be a hard error (cannot be downgraded to a warning) in the future
    error: command 'cc' failed with exit status 1

    So try:

    curl -O
    export CFLAGS=-Qunused-arguments
    export CPPFLAGS=-Qunused-arguments
    pip install xml2rfc

    As partially documented here in Ansible Installation -clang: error: unknown argument: ‘-mno-fused-madd’.