Friday, 15 Nov 2019

signed, sealed and almost delivered

For most of you it’s been known for a little while now, for some of you this will come as a nasty bit of a shock: Petra and I are getting a divorce. Before anyone gets wild ideas about lengthy court battles and endless custody hearings: we will have none of that. We are ending […]

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why we have lost the war on terror

The title already has plenty of stuff to make this a very controversial article. But hey, someone needs to say this stuff. Let’s make one thing clear: I don’t like terrorists. I don’t like what they stand for, and what they do. Attacking innocent men, women and children is something which is beyond the pale. […]

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usefull tips for FreeBSD in vmware

Ivan Voras made a nice post called FreeBSD under VMWare, it has very usefull tips. Read more here. it covers a number of common pitfalls related to using FreeBSD in a vmware setting: using the wrong network driver (reducing network bandwith to 10Mbit/s) wrong kernel time frequency (modern day is 1000Hz, 100Hz is recommended) if […]

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legal madness in India

Today, I read a news article (dutch only, sorry), about how 2 organisations in The Netherlands, where I live, are being sued for voicing a protest against certain companies that produce in India, and the working conditions they have there. What’s even more shocking, is that my ISP, xs4all, is being sued as well, because […]

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FreeBSD portupgrade / portversion dumps core

First of all: do not panic Second: get some coffee Finaly: rm /var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db I think this comes from upgrading portupgrade somewhere along the line, and accidentaly switching between database formats (hash, or bdb4 btree). The strangest thing is that I’ve searched high and low with Google, but no results anywhere. (not even any of the […]

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HP has clue, but not quite enough (yet)

I like HP servers. True enough, I like Supermicro better, but big companies tend not to like Supermicro due to the fact you have to assemble them yourself, and there’s no real support / SLA agreement possible with them (for now – I hear it’s in the works). Most people in the ISP world know […]

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my dream house

A couple of years ago I discovered my dream home, it’s from Lockwood, an NZ based company specialised in wood based homes with some extraordinary designs, and build to last in even the harshest of climates. (the NZ building code is among the toughest in the world – I’ve read somewhere they need to stand […]

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evil cheatgenius / zango.com content trap

Evil is afoot on the internet. Unknowing users might be tricked into installing potentially malicious and definitely privacy invading software on their computers, in order to view free ‘premium content‘. At least, that is what the people at cheatgenius.co.uk and their partner zango.com are up to, or so it seems to me. (And I tend […]

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SCO falls… extremely hard

Okay, some of you might have felt a tremor on the 10th of August. And in case you where wondering: that was the Novell vs SCO verdict being dropped off by the judge 🙂 This 109 pages of legal words are like the hand of God (or whatever deity you favour) smacking SCO down. GrokLaw […]

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