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European Union where is your strength?

September 26th, 2015

The fact that all of Syria only represents ~4 percent of all EU citizens makes it a sad chapter in Europe as a whole that we can't "grow" 4%. And not only that there is talk of 800,000 refugees this year which is 0.16% of the European population. And even then if you were to take all 60 million refugees worldwide that's only 12% of the EU citizen base. I just can't believe that some Central European nations within the EU don't want to take their fair share of refugees. Where is our conscience?

Why are europeans so xenophobic when it comes to our neighbours? Let me spell it out for you 2000 years ago Syria was part of the Roman Byzantine Empire and is a mediterranean nation. This means it is on the same Mediterranean as Italy and Spain. Have you not realised by now that the ground you're on in Europe is not yours? You're only a steward of managing this ground as is everyone else, we all die, so then that stewardship is dissolved. The land belongs to noone the people and their visions are the stewards of the land, and a slight discrepancy in numbers (4%!) doesn't affect the main core! What's happening now is disgusting, greed, opportunism, xenophobia, and racism are the signs coming out of Europe.

We should be above all those things, our waters are clean to drink giving us health. The land is fruitful giving us food to eat. What can't we share that to people who have lost it all? And mind you the uprisings in the fringe nations of the EU are an indirect cause of our unity. We should feel compelled to help them not close them out.


Happy September Equinox!

September 23th, 2015

As I write this there is about 30 minutes until it's truely equinox. Happy Equinox! I turned the heat to 1 (out of a possible 3 settings) today as it was quite chilly overnight. This morning I looked up the temperature at 10 degrees Celsius. Since these are night heating units it'll take 1 or 2 days for them to reach their heating potential.


I'm not hiring

September 15th, 2015

People are sending me resumes of what I can tell from the envelope. I'm not opening resumes as I'm not hiring. I look at these as attempts of phishing. Thanks. Also I'd like to say that I'd love to be hiring, had I money. Sad truth is that I'm not rich.


Ordered a book from Amazon

September 10th, 2015

I ordered the "Computer Security Handbook" by Seymour Bosworth et al. It cost a lot of money, but it's a thick book (2000+ pages). I was made aware of this book when I googled the domain of my place of work and it came up. Apparently a link in the book is to our servers, which interests me. Oh well here is hoping to it being good.


Purchased Reggae

September 10th, 2015

This time it's Exco Levi - Country Man. He's a migrant to Canada like me!


Equinox in less than 2 Weeks

September 10th, 2015

On September 23 at 8:20 GMT is equinox. After that point the nights will become longer again and the days shorter. Yes, winter is inevitable. That day is also the start of Autumn (or Fall) and usually the leafs from the trees will turn in colours and eventually fall to the ground. Frost will return...then perhaps snow putting its blanket on the leafs that fell. Insects will rest, other wildlife will have a harder time getting food. This is the seasons of the northern hemisphere. I think it's great!


Delphinusdnsd now answers to version queries

September 5th, 2015

On my test server it replies for version queries now:

alpha$ dig @io.solarscale.de version.bind ch txt +short
alpha$ dig @io.solarscale.de version.bind ch txt +short +tcp
I did this partially because I needed something easy to do. Where I left off in June/early July was boring and complex work. I am trying to get back into the swing of things now. There is lots to do still before the 1.0.0 release. If I don't make it by November 15th, it will be postponed until the new year in 2016 most likely.


The last homely house on Earth

September 5th, 2015

Or... next stop, the Moon. This photo is my favourite photo of 2015.

I prefer it cold in photos as you could probably tell if you saw my self portraits on this website. No, I'm not in this photo.


Changed DNS setup

August 31st, 2015

I have partitioned my zones between four nameservers (two sets). swshell.de is a testdomain and is served by io.solarscale.de and americas.centroid.eu. I will test dnssec on these eventually. The rest of my domains are served by omega.virgostar.net and supercluster.virgostar.net. This is a thinning out and I hope I don't experience a double failure on either set but then nothing would work anyhow anymore.


Cancelling io.solarscale.de, eventually

August 29th, 2015

io.solarscale.de wasn't meant to be around forever. I've had it a number of years now at hetzner online. So hetzner came out with a new line of VPS's. A certain config of it I don't like at all, so when I tried getting a new VPS with them I got stuck with that, I cancelled it right away. No way! So I'm in the process of migrating everything to omega.virgostar.net and supercluster.virgostar.net (the former for mail, the latter for web). I just set up the IPSEC tunnel between those two hosts, it's looking promising.


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