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Happy Birthday R.

October 3rd, 2015

And everyone who is born on this day, happy birthday!


For God's sake! Stoererhaftung is in the Way!

October 3rd, 2015

In Germany there is a law preventing people from opening their access point to anyone in the public. It's called the Stoererhaftung (in german) which translates to the two words "Stoer" which means disrupt and "haftung" which means accountability.

We have a situation now that is of national significance. We have a lot of refugees that are flooding first contact centers. The refugees are in dire need of Internet to keep touch with their families. After food, clothing, shelter and security Internet is the next needed thing for them.

The german government has denied Internet access to refugees for a period up to two years, which is the word from someone I got to know through a mailing list. She works with the refugees. People and groups are helping providing Internet by using the Freifunk infrastructure which bypasses the legal situation with the Stoererhaftung. It's not ideal because the resources of Freifunk groups is limited.

While Freifunk is happy now that we're seeing real user numbers on our stats, I worry about the long term effects half a year down the line. We need to offload. And the only correct way is to offload the Stoererhaftung. We fought the government on this before, and to put it bluntly the government is the reason that we're dumped on with refugees looking for Internet.

Getting rid of the Stoererhaftung would allow us to make operations cheaper as traffic would come from inside Germany, it would make everything sustainable. This is a classic case where a law designed by government is causing people in need to suffer.

I expect from the german government to immediately do everything in their powers to help the humanitarian crisis that our refugees are facing. Look no further but the Stoererhaftung it's a law that is disruptive in all respects.


Happy Birthday M.

October 2nd, 2015

I know you probably won't read this but here is a try anyhow. May the walks of life guide you back to us.


Pre-ordered Tears of Luv Album

October 1st, 2015

The artist: Anthony B The album: Tears of Luv The release date: October 16th


Wrote a donation to OpenBSD

September 30th, 2015

Yes it's donation time again. I have written the transaction and will be bringing it to the bank friday the 9th of october or thereabouts. It's only 50 euros so nothing much to get excited about. But every tidbit helps. This brings the total donations this year to 200 euros, I think.


Profit for the poor!

September 27th, 2015

I have saved a lump some of money over several years. It's more than a little and too little to gain any attention. However I want to invest it into a business of Internet nature. I would do work just before and during this endeavour to make it work. The big problem that I see is that I don't have enough capital to start to make it, and I want to do it on my own. I realise that "The Internet" the medium that promised freedoms to us is only a place where the rich can make a profit. And that's what's wrong with it. It is _the_ motor that makes the rich richer and the poor poorer because poor are just supposed to give money to the rich on the Internet and no opportunity for small business is granted. Correct me if I'm wrong.


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.


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