Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu

Posted on February 15, 2017 by quashnsa

Well, it has been a very long time since I have done this type of workout. There are a couple of Judo houses nearby, but I am afraid of being thrown now with my balance problems. Since jiu jitsu is almost all on the ground, vertical balance is not as much of a problem for me.

Today I did my first workout with an instructor and two classmates (Freddie and Stephen).

After a quick warmup of jogging, insides, outsides, cross-overs, and "ups", we were working on ground work and moving from being on the bottom, guard position, to moving over the opponent using Hip Bump from Closed Guard. This included a nice shoulder lock submission, called a Kimura.

FLAC/CUE

Posted on February 10, 2017 by quashnsa

Ever since I found the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) I have been saving my audio files in this format. There are CD albums that are not suited to this type of treatment. One of these albums that should not be separated into tracks is Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. This album should be saved as a single file from start to finish. But, you ask, doesn't that make searching for a single track difficult? Well, yes it does make it like listening to the cassette tape. However, there is a solution that I have only tried recently. Using a CUE sheet (a small text document that defines the tracks and times) will allow the single album file to be treated like individual tracks.

I am using FOOBAR2000 to "play" the CUE files for the album FLAC files.

Here is the command line program in BSD that will rip a single file from a disc and create a CUE sheet.

abcde -1 -o flac -a default,cue