The Poison Gathering Ghost King

According to Master Yong Hua’s explanation of the Earth Store Sutra, the Poison Gathering Ghost King is a bodhisattva is a special ghost king who removes poison from people. He Can handle dragon poison, snake poison and gu(a legendary poisonous insect) poison.

This ghost king is mentioned in Chapter 1 of Earth Store Sutra.

Here is a copy of his explanation in bli2pl.ntcomp.com/www/media/publications/ESS/Earth%20Store%20Sutra_1e.pdf

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linux password

I Forgot m y linux password but thankfully was able to recover it via recovery mode as hinted at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword on my Dell Inspiron.

Also managed to install network wireless card driver via https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/796 . A simple

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

Selenium

Selenium is. the hottest web testing tool. It only works on Mozilla and can be coded in Python. Here’s a tutorial:

The Python code is at time. 16:51 . http://www.soastastore.com is the Test URL that it uses which is also a web front that allows for testing. However, due to its popularity, Selenium has been ported to a few OS and browsers.

I have looked at Selenium before but now I am relearning it.

Finding a fix route using Google Maps

In Malaysia, I have been recommended to use Waze but I like Google Maps. Lets say if I want to travel from Wisma MCA to 1 Utama in Jalan Ampang, both of which are popular locations, there are many routes.

You can try this for yourself. Reversing the route, you will get a different route. At different times of the day, the suggested route will change since Google tries to optimise in terms of time.

To workaround this, I will add a intermediary stop using Google Maps.

Wisma Mca to 1 Utama Shopping Centre – Google Maps is the generated pdf map using Jalan Sultan Ismail as intermediate stop.

Oracle’s Storage product line – a 1 pager

I reviewed Oracle’s Storage products and wanted to share my notes on it.
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NAS
. Oracle/Sun bred
. ranges from 100TB – 1 Petabyte
. Utilizes ZFS – 128 bit filesystem
. Products: 7120, 7320, 7420
SAN
. main product is from Pillar acquisition – Pillar Axiom 600
  – utilizes QoS patented architecture which ensures predictable performance for each application
  – supports CIFS, NFS
  – supports SSD, FC, SATA drives
  – supports iSCSI, 8GB FC
Flash
. Products: Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array, Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card, Sun Solid State Drives, Sun Flash Modules
. Reduction in IO service times by up to 15x
. Flash modules are in SO-DIMM form factor which is a big size reduction compared to normal disks
. Flash array handles up to 1.6 mil IOPS
Tape Storage
. Products and technology mainly from StorageTek acquisition
. Multiple tape products with various technology advancements
. It boasts highest capacity tape drive, highest availability, among others
Storage Software
. Products: HSM components, backup & recovery, security software, etc
. Robust HSM (Hierarchical Storage Management)
. Boasts
  – fastest backup and recovery for Oracle databases
  – integrated storage analytics
Storage Networking
. Oracle offers enterprise building blocks such as HBAs, switches, directors, etcs. Some of these
are sourced from Cisco and Brocade.
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garlic theory

I avoid garlic as well as the pungent plants. In the Buddhist Mahayana tradition, devout practitioners usually avoid garlic because it falls under the 5 pungent plants category which increase sexual desire and/or anger. Here’s some background:
http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/BuddhismAnimalsVegetarian/Buddhist Diet.htm .

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is a understanding that it is harmful in certain ways:
http://www.reikiempowermentseminars.com.au/assets/taoist.html

According to Ayurveda science, garlic falls under Rajasic food category, instead of Sattvic. It is also explained that it may dull the mind. People who meditate frequently have also mentioned that they are not able to stay focused after consuming garlic.

All of the above-mentioned theories, although coming from different perspectives, do not conflict, in fact, they are strongly related.

In my opinion, garlic is beneficial in certain ways but it does my harm than it does good. In Paul Pitchford’s “Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition”, he mentions the good and the bad in various chapters.

I did a quick search on the web and found a recent study that garlic may not help lower cholesterol, this is the first time I have heard of it.
http://med.stanford.edu/news_releases/2007/february/garlic.html