Doug Whitfield

Minneapolis, MN, USA

I do A&R work for in Minnesota, Kentucky, DMV (DC, Maryland, Virgina), and North Carolina. In occurs to me that having such a minimal bio will make it hard to find me. I have no idea what my character limit is. You may also find me at and Basically every Saturday at noon US Central, you can find me at -- every Saturday someone will be there, at least for a bit.

  • 2021-01-22T19:22:12Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    #maven gurus, `mvn package ` does not work for #WSO2 API Manager. there is a colossal amount of debug output. Any tips on where I should start?
  • 2021-01-21T16:00:04Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Does anybody use #WSO2 API Manager AND Identity Server? Do you run them in separate VMs? Do you just move some directories from IS to the AM server (or visa versa)? Running two carbon servers on the same box leads to port conflicts and it seems to be for an integrated solution, you should just be able to run a single #carbon server.
  • 2021-01-18T15:55:03Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    How do ulimits in a #docker container interact with ulimits in the OS? #SELinux involved at all?
  • 2021-01-13T19:55:01Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Has anyone had success getting sales people to use Jira to find information? What helped make it a success?
  • 2020-12-26T20:37:02Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Today is one of my two planned rest days in the #Festive500. I had tire issues yesterday. On Christmas Eve, about 9 inches of snow (at least the airport) meant I had to take the #fatbike. I am stuck wondering if it is worth it. I have 131km set for tomorrow, with a 59% chance of snow. 46% chance of snow on Tuesday as well. I don't mind the cold in short stretches, but food and water get frozen on the ride. I can always circle back home, but it is annoying.

    It's not like I am so toasted I can't do anything. I would be doing dishes and laundry now if my wife weren't sick.

    I had planned to run a 50-mile attempt in October next year. I think if I want to quit the Festive 500 this year and give it another shot next year then that means the 50-mile attempt gets pushed out. That's not a huge deal. I mean, it's not like I get anything by getting the Garmin level 5 sooner and given all the timed Garmin Challenges, and the fact that 100 miles on the bike is worth 8 points, I don't need the 50-mile attempt anyway. I had put the 50-mile attempt on the schedule because a friend mentioned being interested in the challenge, but the friend just wants to walk it.

    One thing I *could* do this year that hasn't be an option in the past is ride inside and get the Festive 500, but I feel like I would still want to do it once the outside way.

    Obviously, there's just the increase FTP and get done faster next year, but I didn't have any Pogies on Christmas Eve and I still don't have any bar mits that I can put on my gravel grinder, which I definitely need to get, but I might not be able to get those this year. I should probably work on that though as a top priority if I am going to have any chance of completing this this year.

    Another big aspect is that the holidays fit perfectly for me to have off every day of the Festive 500.

    Idk if I am looking for encouragement to keep going or for validation for quitting. Sometimes just typing things out helps me think through things.

    #running #cycling
  • 2020-12-24T14:04:50Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I wrote this up for a Garmin group I am in and figured I might as well drop it here too.

    I am a huge underpronator. About a decade ago, I got some vibram five fingers and they changed my life. Maybe that was because of gait, or maybe that was because of strengthening all the other muscles that I had neglected due to my multiple ankle injuries over the years.

    I stopped wearing vibrams as much in part because I had a bad time wearing them on a bike. Again, maybe I just went further on the bike than I was prepared for, but it's not something I plan to ever do again. I do keep a pair in a bag for changing into when I make pit stops on my bike. I gotta remember to wear toe socks. That's in the summer. I can also walk half decent in the fall and winter cycling shoes.

    In any case, I heard that you get some of the same benefits from a maximalist shoe, and gave some hokas a shot. That was probably in fall of 2015, but I can't be sure. At some point those shoes wore out. There was a time when I was running more than I do now, so I haven't replaced shoes that much. Plus, I got a pair of La Sportivas for winter running. I live in Minneapolis, so I definitely need something special if I am running outside in the winter. Tomorrow the windchill when I get up will be -29F.

    In any case, I bought another pair of hokas at some point. I still have these. They are the Clifton 4. I haven't been nearly as impressed with these, and actually had my first ankle injury in years in them. It's entirely possible it was a case of too much too soon, and not the shoe. In any case, although Altra has been around since 2009, I didn't know about them when I started wearing vibrams and then hokas. I'm not against hoka. I have no allegiance.

    I don't know that my running history is all that relevant, but in October 2021 I am going to attempt 50 miles in 8.5 hours. I've walked 50 miles (well 48, actually) and that's definitely not a time you can get by walking.

    So, what shoes would people suggest given the above and these thoughts about the shoes specifically:
    1. I don't care what the shoes look like.
    2. I don't care all that much what they cost. This seems a little ridiculous though:
    3. I would prefer something made in USA, and there are definitely options such as and New Balance, but when I have looked at New Balance in the past they haven't been the right shoe for my foot-type.
    4. Bonus points if vegan. The pair of shoes from SOM I shared above are vegan. I have had vegan sneakers in the past and not been impressed, but maybe the binding agents have gotten better.
    5. The main thing is being right for my foot and the type of running I am going to be doing.
  • 2020-12-24T01:50:39Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Has anybody around here tried these? #running #vegan #ultrarunning
  • 2020-12-11T15:18:22Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    So, #ApacheGeode…sounds a little like #Kafka and a little like things like #Zookeeper and #etcd. What’s an actual good comparison?
  • 2020-12-10T16:28:10Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    SVNtoGit ( was last updated in 2016. Is there anything being maintained? Has anybody used this with more modern versions of #svn, #ruby, and #git?
  • 2020-12-08T21:46:01Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Any tips for moving from #svn to #git? If you don't need history, seems super simple, but I suspect we are going to be trying to keep history.
  • 2020-11-19T20:37:54Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    it looks like we got cut off two days ago.
  • 2020-11-19T20:37:09Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    #cycling folks, I use #elevate for Strava (MIT license), and I love it, but I would like to be able to predict recovery based on an expected stress score. Is there an app that will do that? By app, spreadsheet math would be ok. I don’t calculate stress, only distance in my spreadsheet, but it wouldn’t be impossible to add stress.

    specifically, I have centuries(+) planned for Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 12, Dec 19…and then the actual event, the #Festive500 (might move some of those depending on weather, but too far out at this point).

  • 2020-11-17T17:50:29Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    If you "kill -9" a process (or oom kills something whatever) is it expected that an application gracefully deal with that?

    The reason I ask is if you 'sudo -u postgres postmaster $STUFF'  and then 'kill -9' the parent you get a couple of leftover processes. However, if you use systemctl, you don't get the leftover process.

    The problem lies when you use etcd (or consul or Zookeeper). These leftover processes are a problem.

    Obviously, don't go kill -9ing stuff, and don't run out of RAM, but you build a resilient system for the worst of times, not the best of times.

    I'd say some programs might be prepared to handle SIGTERM, but SIGKILL is a different beast. When you want killing, you want KILLING, after all 😁

    JanKusanagi at 2020-11-19T23:03:20Z

    ultimately, the issue is that there is an epoll that doesn't get closed. I don't know enough about system calls though to understand why that epoll gets closed when using systemctl, but not when you use sudo -u postgres.

    If you are curious, this is the reported issue:

    Doug Whitfield at 2020-11-20T01:14:14Z

  • 2020-11-13T21:12:06Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    waiting for my 3 #postgres servers to run 'yum update'
  • 2020-11-13T19:57:24Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    #postgres folks, how do I determine the exact version of #psql? cat PG_VERSION just reports “12” #postgresql
  • 2020-11-10T22:27:06Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I know there are facebook extensions, but is there anything that blocks Trump posts? I'm tired of hearing about him, regardless from which side.
    so, I thought through this, and I think I will need an app. I haven't use Dianara in a long time. I am going to give it a look.

    Doug Whitfield at 2020-11-11T21:46:17Z

    I haven't tested that it actually works, but Dianara does what I want.

    Doug Whitfield at 2020-11-11T22:01:18Z

    upon reboot Dianara is crashing...

    Doug Whitfield at 2020-11-11T22:08:39Z

    I think because I commented on a post that mentioned "Trump" but maybe the filter by itself is causing a crash. In any case, removing the filter solved the problem.

    Doug Whitfield at 2020-11-11T22:10:53Z

  • 2020-11-06T16:40:07Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I am attempting to set up an #okd cluster, but my bootstrap server is not getting an IP from DHCP. Since there is no password given, and all the troubleshooting tools require ssh, I’m pretty stuck. Does anybody have any ideas?
  • 2020-11-02T22:44:17Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I may have asked before, but if there are any #prometheus podcasts that are good, send them my way. I don't necessarily mean for shows, a single episode of a show is good. I can add them to huffduffer.
  • 2020-11-02T20:49:34Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    If anybody is on diaspora and knows #postgresql, would love it if you took a look at this issue:

    It might be a systemd issue, but I am using the official yum repo on Postgres 12, not postgres 13, and not doing anything fancy with systemd, so I doubt it.
  • 2020-10-13T00:19:02Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    We discussed so many interesting things on Music Manumit with this #Australian musician:

    We discussed, Kellee Maize, and we actually had a short, but interesting discussion about licensing. I have two more Australian musicians that we had on Music Manumit, and then I'll be pulling from various other sources until we find someone to be the #Oceania judge for CC Community Music Awards. I should probably find some stuff from #NewZealand and the other islands. It is definitely out there.