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Timeline for new grass:

  • Growing season is 6 months in West Texas, roughly April to October (last spring frost to 1st fall frost);
  • Apply 2 – 3 lbs of nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000 ft per year.
  • Spring fertilizer: roughly 6 weeks after last spring frost;
  • For initial application, till fertilizer into the soil with the seed.
  • Mow when grass is 1/3 to 1/2 higher than desired mowing height.

April 1: Till ground, spread fertilizer, spread seeds, water.

May 15: Apply fertilizer that is four to six parts nitrogen, one part phosphorus and two to four parts potassium (16-4-8 fertilizer).

July: Apply additional fertilizer.  Look for slow release.

October 1: Cutoff for autumn ferilizer
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Useful Linux commands:

Linux command for seeing harddrive I/O in real time:
dstat -tdD total,sda,sdb,sdc,md1 60

SSH to a server and forward back X11 commands:
ssh -X -Y *hostname*

Stop and start Gnome as needed:
service gdm stop
service gdm start

Disable Gnome from auto-start:
systemctl set-default
systemctl isolate

To re-enable:
systemctl isolate
systemctl set-default #it’ll setup the gdm boot startup

Show size breakdown for individual directories:
du –summarize –human-readable *

Redhat’s guide to Convert2RHEL
Extra step left out of the Redhat conversion guide – Use this link if the install complains about an SSL CA path
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Setting up Google Voice Voicemail on a T-Mobile phone
Taken from:

As with other things on this site, I’m lazy and hate to run into a problem that requries hours of digging through forum posts for a solution. The following is (probably) what you should do if:

  • You are on T-Mobile in the USA
  • You have an Android phone (this may work with others but I have no idea)
  • You have a Google Voice number with voicemail set up already
  • You want to use Google Voice as your voicemail instead of T-Mobile’s VM

If all of the above apply to you, the solution is fairly simple:

  1. In a browser, login to your Google Voice account, and click on Settings. In the Voicemail tab, set up your greeting.
  2. On your phone, install the Google Voice App.
  3. From your phone’s dialer, enter * * 0 0 4 * [Your Google Voice Number] #

That’s it, pretty simple.
To disable forwarding, again from your dialer, dial: # # 0 0 4 #

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