Crushing Depression

Tens of millions of people suffer from depression, some to the point of debilitation.  Here at Crush, we understand depression and are offering help.

Ways to combat depression:

1.) Work on something different.

The idea here is simple, if you feel depressed or that depression is coming on, you move to another task (for some, this may mean moving to any task).

Tidy up your desk, pick up some things around the house, swing on a swing.

2.) Think of something positive you did in the last day, week or month.

Another simple but effective idea: as humans we focus on the negative rather than the positive.  Finding something that you have done in the past that was positive, is a way to remember that you are a good person.

3.) Talk to someone

Whether it’s a friend, a neighbor, an animal.. Talking helps you to better understand what might be affecting your mood.

4.) Take a bath/shower

Whether you took one a few hours or a few days ago, taking a shower/bath helps to clear your mind and bring some sense of clarity to your thoughts.  It’s also good to be clean.

5.) Brush your teeth

Again, a little thing you might have done earlier today but provides a good way to focus energy.

6.) Play an instrument

If you have any musical instruments around the house, play them.  If you don’t, tap your hands on the table, your lap, your stomach.  Tap your foot.

7.) Go to the flea market/mall

Being around people can be a positive experience.  Even if you feel like you don’t want to be around people, being around people can help you to separate you mood from your feelings.

8.) Jump around/Dance

Sometimes it’s something as simple as doing a little hopping around that helps to clear your mind and bring a slight bit of happiness to your life.

Controlled Replication Under Scalable Hashing

What is CRUSH?

CRUSH stands for “Controlled Replication Under Scalable Hashing” and It is the algorithm in charge of placing data at every disk’s device of the cluster

CRUSH distributes data evenly across available object storage devices in what is often described as a pseudo-random manner. CRUSH’s settings are defined through a compiled map called a CRUSH map. The map, which can be customized by the storage administrator, informs the cluster about the layout and capacity of nodes in the storage network and specifies how redundancy should be managed.

CRUSH replicates data in multiple locations and fault domains. So when a disk fails, CRUSH replicates data across available OSDs. There is no need for RAID, which typically just adds to the hardware cost. – See more at: