Friday, 16 Nov 2018
Category: general

The evil in ‘do not be evil’ google

The words “do not be evil” have been linked to Google for a while now, and has reached near mythical proportions now with some of its users. But how much of this is true? One would argue, successfully, that google must absolutely not be evil, since these very words where immortalized in it’s IPO. However, […]

Samsung Continues to Poke Fun at Apple Fans in Super Bowl Ad

A nice post from MacRumors points out that Samsung continues to poke fun at Apple users, who stand in line to get the a newly launched product. Now, as a dutch person, I am blissfully oblivious to the Super Bowl, but one thing I do know is: Super Bowl ads do not come cheap So, Samsung […]

The only thing the iPad might be lacking

I, like many others, like the iPad. I don’t own one, and never have, because as much as I love my iPhone, I don’t like one simple thing: – it’s got no separation for users Separation for users, while a common thing on computers, including OS X, is very uncommon on phones and tablets. On […]


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Sony’s random generator

int getRandomNumber() { return 4; // chosen by fair dice roll. guaranteed to be random. } for people who don’t understand what this means: this is how Sony’s PS3 got hacked.

Add another to the list

I can finally, after being long overdue, add the UK, and more specifically: Scotland to my list of countries visited. Last month, Kirsteen and I travelled to Glasgow on a family and friends visiting trip. I absolutely loved it. Though we did find the hotel lacking. Not worth what they charge. Though the breakfast at […]

bacula: Fatal error: Failed to authenticate Storage daemon

When you see the backup of a (non localhost) client failing with the message: Fatal error: Failed to authenticate Storage daemon Keep in mind that bacula uses tcpwrappers, though probably not in the way you expect it. instead of doing: bacula-sd : 111.222.333.444 do: $name-sd : 111.222.333.444 where $name is the name you specified in […]

do companies ‘sell out’ their customers?

Normally I don’t answer ‘blocked’ phone numbers on my cellphone, but since I’m expecting a call from a company I got tempted today. It was (off course) some call center, who immediately asked: “I’m sorry to bother you, but do you by any chance have children under the age of 12?” my (logical) answer was: […]

Spamassassin 2010 bug

Someone on IRC pointed me to this wonderful bug in Spamassassin, it’s easy to quickfix, but the fix itself will become a bug in 10 years, in any case, until they push an update that correctly fixes this: ##{ FH_DATE_PAST_20XX header FH_DATE_PAST_20XX Date =~ /20[1-9][0-9]/ [if-unset: 2006] describe FH_DATE_PAST_20XX The date is grossly in the […]

a wonderful xmas :)

I had a wonderful Christmas this year 🙂 On the 24th, my girlfriend Kirsteen flew in from Vienna, where she lives, and she stayed until the 27th. We did the whole exchange of gifts on Christmas-eve, a first for me – it’s more a British tradition I think, and since she’s Scottish … I think […]