Category Archive: Personal

Half of #debian died.

Hey Ian,

You shouldn’t have done this. Barriers are never too high.
But since this happened, there is no way back. I will never know your reasons.
The only thing left for me to do is to keep using Debian, and think about you every time I login.

Thanks for everything you brought to the world. Debian, open source, and you, in my memories for ever.

Your name will always be there, in deb-ian.

You ruled man, we will miss you very bad.


Sorry for the downtime.

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Sometimes, life sucks 🙂


I am a IT pro, NOT a plumber.

I get it … 🙂


But that fantastisch plumber that fixed it for me, can get a website, hosted by me, for little money.


Thanks, Herr Heizungsdoktor Brinker from SchĂĽttorf!

Can you grow palms in NW Germany?

Well, 2013:








So, yes you can!

This is a Trachycarpus Fortunei, it can withstand frost up to -17C. If you want to grow this Palm in my area it is best to only trim really dead, totally brown leaves, nothing more.

Straat vernoemd naar BZN?

Of Zangeres zonder Naam?

Geen idee, beide waardeloos …

Today’s number is: 47!

But don’t get too obsessed about it 🙂

(I hate my birthdays)

Note to self.



Busy busy busy …

With what?

Well, France.

And Spain.

And work.

And some difficult projects I might report on later.

Ttyl, but there is one more thing:
EKA is a man that keeps his word. Thanks Erik, for the food last week 🙂

Gimme some more Pi!

Ok, here it is, my brand new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.

A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
Like the (Pi 1) Model B+, it also has:

4 USB ports
40 GPIO pins
Full HDMI port
Ethernet port
Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
Camera interface (CSI)
Display interface (DSI)
Micro SD card slot
VideoCore IV 3D graphics core

When I start my project I’ll report. Probably I will test my download station on this one, and check out it’s performance. After that I will try some backup functions with plane rsync, or lftpd, and Bacula DR.


Five Reasons the MI6 Story is a Lie

by craig on June 14, 2015

The Sunday Times has a story claiming that Snowden’s revelations have caused danger to MI6 and disrupted their operations. Here are five reasons it is a lie.

1) The alleged Downing Street source is quoted directly in italics. Yet the schoolboy mistake is made of confusing officers and agents. MI6 is staffed by officers. Their informants are agents. In real life, James Bond would not be a secret agent. He would be an MI6 officer. Those whose knowledge comes from fiction frequently confuse the two. Nobody really working with the intelligence services would do so, as the Sunday Times source does. The story is a lie.

2) The argument that MI6 officers are at danger of being killed by the Russians or Chinese is a nonsense. No MI6 officer has been killed by the Russians or Chinese for 50 years. The worst that could happen is they would be sent home. Agents’ – generally local people, as opposed to MI6 officers – identities would not be revealed in the Snowden documents. Rule No.1 in both the CIA and MI6 is that agents’ identities are never, ever written down, neither their names nor a description that would allow them to be identified. I once got very, very severely carpeted for adding an agents’ name to my copy of an intelligence report in handwriting, suggesting he was a useless gossip and MI6 should not be wasting their money on bribing him. And that was in post communist Poland, not a high risk situation.

3) MI6 officers work under diplomatic cover 99% of the time. Their alias is as members of the British Embassy, or other diplomatic status mission. A portion are declared to the host country. The truth is that Embassies of different powers very quickly identify who are the spies in other missions. MI6 have huge dossiers on the members of the Russian security services – I have seen and handled them. The Russians have the same. In past mass expulsions, the British government has expelled 20 or 30 spies from the Russian Embassy in London. The Russians retaliated by expelling the same number of British diplomats from Moscow, all of whom were not spies! As a third of our “diplomats” in Russia are spies, this was not coincidence. This was deliberate to send the message that they knew precisely who the spies were, and they did not fear them.

4) This anti Snowden non-story – even the Sunday Times admits there is no evidence anybody has been harmed – is timed precisely to coincide with the government’s new Snooper’s Charter act, enabling the security services to access all our internet activity. Remember that GCHQ already has an archive of 800,000 perfectly innocent British people engaged in sex chats online.

5) The paper publishing the story is owned by Rupert Murdoch. It is sourced to the people who brought you the dossier on Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction, every single “fact” in which proved to be a fabrication. Why would you believe the liars now?

There you have five reasons the story is a lie.