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January 21, 2009

Linux Tells Us What’s Up (new version of ‘sup’ tool!)

by @ 9:44 am. Filed under bash, sweet tools

I have updated the ‘sup’ bash script so that you can see some useful stats about your Linux box at a glance. Here is some output:

  User:         scott (uid:1000)
  Groups:       users dialout video
  Working dir:  /home/scott
  Home dir:     /home/scott
  Hostname:     suse-linux
  IP (lo):
  IP (lo):
  IP (eth0):
  Name Server:
  Date:         Wed Jan 21 09:38:57 MST 2009
  Uptime:        9:38am  up 15 days 23:36,  6 users,  load average: 0.22, 0.22, 0.24
  Kernel:       Linux suse-linux #1 SMP 2008-10-21 16:30:26 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
  Memory:       Total: 2016Mb   Used: 972Mb     Free: 1044Mb
  Swap:         Total: 4102Mb   Used: 150Mb     Free: 3952Mb
  Architecture: i686
  Processor:    0 : Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
  Processor:    1 : Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz

I’ve added the processor info and gateway and nameserver info. I’ve commented out some other stuff that will give you your sound card info, video card info, and basically everything you can get with “lspci -v”. That would be why it’s commented out. Anyway, take a look at the new version:

Linux ‘sup’ bash script

January 5, 2009

Shelbi Kay Elwell, Age 6, Passed Away December 30 From a Sudden Illness

by @ 9:59 am. Filed under events

This family’s loss breaks my heart. They are friends of ours, and live in our neighborhood. Here is the obituary:

Shelbi Kay Elwell

“Shelbi Kay Elwell 2002 ~ 2008 Our little princess, Shelbi Kay Elwell, age six, passed away from a sudden illness on Dec. 30, 2008.Shelbi was born to her loving parents, Rian and MeLea Elwell on Feb. 26, 2002. Shelbi loved princesses, Barbies, playing with her cousins, her brothers, and her many friends. She was a happy and fun loving little girl. She shared hugs and kisses with her family. She attended Pony Express Elementary School where she was in the first grade. Survived by her parents, her brothers, Cameron, Nathan and Carter, grandparents, Brad and Debra Sheppard, Ted and Roxene Kresser, Jack and Marsha Elwell, great grandparents, Grant and Karen Stubbs, RueLeen Sheppard, Susan Elwell, Frankie Barney, aunts, uncles, and many cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Mountain East Stake Center, 4506 E. Pony Express Parkway, Eagle Mountain, Utah. Viewings Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the church and Saturday 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial, American Fork Cemetery.”

I went to the viewing on Saturday morning, and to her funeral. She was a beautiful little angel of a child.

If you can, please donate to help them with the mounting hospital, funeral, and burial costs. To make a contribution, go into any Zion’s bank branch, and state that you would like to make a donation to the account under the name of Shelbi Kay Elwell. You will then be able to make your contribution.

Here is the original obituary

Another way you can help is to post this same message on your blog or website, or send it to those in your address book. If you do, please include the information about her donation account. Let’s all help the Elwells as they work through their grief during this difficult time.

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