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2014 in review, what happened this year?

December 6th, 2014

Usually I do this review on the 10th of December every year but this year I may not have time on the 10th so I set out to do it on the weekend before. Here goes:

December 2nd, 2014 - Upgraded io.solarscale.de
November 27, 2014 - Google should be broken up? No.
November 26, 2014 - Got out the winter jacket
November 24, 2014 - Left Zoosk forever, Love DS
November 21, 2014 - Fixed a long standing bug with Delphinusdnsd
November 20, 2014 - Love coming to an end
November 19, 2014 - Living with Schizophrenia: the medication
November 16, 2014 - Reading Glenn Greenwalds book
November 14, 2014 - Delphinusdnsd is born
November 13, 2014 - Reflections: Nine years of wildcarddnsd
November 13, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd 0.9.0 will be released tomorrow
November 5th, 2014 - Graphing DNS queries
November 2nd, 2014 - Careful of a FritzBox downgrade
October 29, 2014 - Proud owner of 5.6 CD's
October 26, 2014 - When TCP is blocked/manipulated
October 25, 2014 - On my Christmas wish list: book of Pf
October 22, 2014 - Mytd, my tcp traceroute daemon
October 19, 2014 - I have a new VPS!
October 18, 2014 - Wiping keys, so important
October 15, 2014 - Turning off SSLv3 on OpenBSD's Firefox
October 13, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd 0.9.0 to be released next month
October 11, 2014 - Citizen4
October 4th, 2014 - money lookout
October 3rd, 2014 - Tried the firechat app
September 30, 2014 - Two tcp traceroutes
September 24, 2014 - Donated 5 dollars to the FreeBSD Foundation
September 22, 2014 - OpenBSD blocked at the routers?
September 20, 2014 - Equinox in three days
September 12, 2014 - The Enforcers of the Internet?
September 10, 2014 - moon finally gone
September 7th, 2014 - Venus (computer) has 4 more interfaces
September 2nd, 2014 - Donation time again
September 1st, 2014 - Purchased Soekris addon
August 29, 2014 - War in Europe
August 29, 2014 - holiday coming to an end
August 22, 2014 - Fears of a centralized wifi
August 21, 2014 - Futile attempt on a dating service
August 20, 2014 - The end of moon.
August 19, 2014 - On holidays what will I do?
August 18, 2014 - Changed dns servers
August 15, 2014 - Why I use Amazon
August 13, 2014 - New open source: bindsync
August 12, 2014 - removed moon.virgostar.net from nameservers
August 12, 2014 - Asylum for Snowden
August 11, 2014 - OpenBSD has a new httpd
August 11, 2014 - nginx and fastcgi stopped working
August 4th, 2014 - My next .ca vacation
August 2nd, 2014 - Tunnels vs. Submarines
August 1st, 2014 - 40 days til end of moon
July 27, 2014 - My Prayer
July 25, 2014 - Interrupted Venus's uptime
July 23, 2014 - Backdoored Hardware
July 19, 2014 - The dark side of IT workers
July 19, 2014 - How much space would we have if .. 
July 8th, 2014 - An old rap song of mine
July 6th, 2014 - How to compile xephem from source on OpenBSD
July 4th, 2014 - Why a static IP is best
June 30, 2014 - Happy Canada day (tomorrow)
June 28, 2014 - A message to the justice minister: you're doing it wrong
June 23, 2014 - Cherries 2014
June 21, 2014 - Happy solstice
June 13, 2014 - ap.centroid.eu
June 11, 2014 - Isn't it time for a new computer design?
June 5th, 2014 - My 2nd WRT router
May 31, 2014 - Opinion: the destroyers of the 'net
May 29, 2014 - Another TODO for wildcarddnsd
May 28, 2014 - Snowden: All german citizens are spied on
May 25, 2014 - I went voting in the EU election
May 23, 2014 - The Tree
May 23, 2014 - The heaven is singing a lullaby
May 21, 2014 - On my XMAS wishlist
May 17, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd now has RFC 1996 (Notify) master-only support 
May 14, 2014 - The NSA, one year after Snowden
May 13, 2014 - Happy 1400000000
May 11, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd now has NAPTR support
May 10, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd now has EDNS0 support
May 7th, 2014 - Administrivia and future plans network wise
May 5th, 2014 - wildcarddnsd now has packet rate limiting
May 4th, 2014 - got openbsd in the mail yesterday
April 28, 2014 - Two racing ARP's
April 25, 2014 - Highest possible date on OpenBSD 5.5
April 23, 2014 - Mercury (computer) OpenBSD dmesg
April 22, 2014 - Mercury (computer) has arrived
April 18, 2014 - All my domains now have spf records
April 13, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd has a YACC parser now!
April 11, 2014 - My new computer is ordered
April 8th, 2014 - Heartbleed, my story
April 4th, 2014 - Where would you hide?
April 2nd, 2014 - Good weather ahead?
March 31, 2014 - Happy 5th anniversary centroid.eu blog
March 31, 2014 - Pre-ordered OpenBSD 5.5
March 30, 2014 - My C Primer hits 30,000 views
March 27, 2014 - Oculus Rift, too bad
March 27, 2014 - Scaling back on donations this year
March 26, 2014 - americas.centroid.eu upgraded to FreeBSD 10 
March 21, 2014 - I hunt Sysadmins
March 20, 2014 - Spring has sprung!
March 19, 2014 - As the world turns
March 14, 2014 - The case with consumer routers
March 14, 2014 - Happy Pi day
March 8th, 2014 - Viewable Starsky tonight
March 4th, 2014 - What happened to *REAL* technical support?
March 2nd, 2014 - How should we punish aggressors?
February 25, 2014 - Win for the Consumer in Germany
February 20, 2014 - Upgraded my FritzBox Repeater 300E 
February 19, 2014 - My apartment: Year 1
February 18, 2014 - New Computer the decision factor
February 15, 2014 - OpenSMTPD on FreeBSD with Spam Assassin
February 14, 2014 - Happy Valentines day
February 13, 2014 - SVPRadio.com did get media attention in 2012
February 12, 2014 - Security can be about Incentives
February 12, 2014 - New naming scheme after planets
February 11, 2014 - After a long downtime my VPS americas is back
February 4th, 2014 - OS Changes back
January 28, 2014 - My apology to OpenBSD
January 24, 2014 - Someone actively probed my MTS tunnel (MITM)
January 20, 2014 - FreeBSD 10.0 released
January 19, 2014 - The Apple magic wore off
January 15, 2014 - Donation time again
January 15, 2014 - Is the NSA so much smarter than everyone else?
January 11, 2014 - What would I do in Virtual Reality?
January 10, 2014 - Freifunk Franken
January 8th, 2014 - So who owns the Internet
January 2nd, 2014 - My IT spendings are just about average in .de
January 1st, 2014 - Why China is fixated on the moon
December 30, 2013 - My Moonchart
December 26, 2013 - Success, configuring the resolver right
December 23, 2013 - Purchased Music off iTunes
December 23, 2013 - Living with Schizophrenia, what's it like?
December 22, 2013 - Donated 5 euros to the LibreOffice document foundation
December 19, 2013 - I'm in love with the new Apple Mac Pro (cylinder)
December 17, 2013 - Compartmenting more $USER functionality
December 16, 2013 - I wish Europe would land on the moon too
A lot has happened this year, it was great going over it again.


Purchased iTunes music

December 4th, 2014

Something to get me through the upcoming winter. I have purchased "Real Life Stories" by Lutan Fyah and Turbulence featuring Jessie Reds. This album/EP came out in 2014 so it's new music for me.


Upgraded io.solarscale.de

December 2nd, 2014

Happy December!
I have upgraded io.solarscale.de, my VPS in Bavaria. It is now running FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p0. You may have noticed emea.centroid.eu being down for about 7 hours, if you did I hope you used the americas.centroid.eu mirror. io.solarscale.de does mail, dns and web and some other services.


Google should be broken up? No.

November 27th, 2014

I didn't know I'd say this, but, Google should not be broken up like European politicians want it. First look at how Google got started. In California, USA. Land of possibilities and capitalism. Europe on the other hand has less possibilities but is still capitalist. So why is there no european Google? The answer is simply because the economic and juristic landscape in europe don't allow a Google. I've tested this first hand. Network policies of european providers cry out when there is an attempt to make it as a search engine. So I am against the European Union's vote to break up Google. If you don't like Google, give us freedoms and we'll make our own! Don't bite the others hand because they had the freedom to do what you can't! I'm sure other people in europe see this different, but some may agree with me.


Got out the winter jacket

November 26th, 2014

I also turned up the heat to level 3 (highest) and increased the night charger to 5 hours. I expect tomorrow it'll be nice and cozy warm. Today I'm frosting a little (my feet are cold).


Left Zoosk forever, love DS.

November 24th, 2014

Well I left Zoosk. I closed my account. To me it was a waste of time, not sure who else thinks so. I never got to chat to anyone and never made a date. However Zoosk gave me some insights which I've printed out. I'm going to share my results with you.

  1. Women who were interested in me had the average age of 36
  2. I attracted women who are non-smokers
  3. I attracted women who don't have kids more often.
  4. Women who watch action are often attracted to me
  5. I attract women who live within 136 km from me
  6. Most women attracted to me were Saggitarious and Libra
  7. Demographis of women who have shown interest in me
    • Ethnicity: White 78.3%, Mixed/Other 13%, Latino/Hispanic 4.3%, Asian 4.3%
    • Education: Attended College 73.9%, High school graduate 17.4%, No degree 4.3%, College graduate 4.3%
    • Body Type: Average 52.2%, Slim 30.4%, Curvy 8.7%, Athletic 8.7%
    • Children: No 47.8%, Yes - at home 43.5%, Yes - they don't live with me 8.7%
    • Religion: Atheist 22.7%, Christian 22.7%, Catholic 22.7%, Other 18.2%, Muslim 13.6%
    • Smoking: No 56.5%, Yes - regularily 34.8%, Yes - socially 8.7%
  8. Interests of women who expressed interest in me
    • Music - Dance and Electronic was winner.
    • Movies - Action and Drama seemed to be tied for 1st
    • Sports - Boxing and Martial Arts
    • Books - Romance and Religion/Spirituality
    • TV - Drama
    • Games - Arcade
That was statistics for women interested in me. Now I'm not going to go into what I liked the most except I'll give you a clue what women I most interested in were: Depeche Mode, Clueso, Two and a Half Men. I don't think that's true at all, but perhaps it is!

When it comes out I'm probably going to register a .love domain and continue my search for a partner that way, perhaps with help of google? I already pre-ordered the domain I just have to be willing to accept it when it's available and that depends how pricy it will be.


Fixed longstanding bug in Delphinusdnsd

November 21st, 2014

Up to today and in the 0.9.0 release Delphinusdnsd had a bug with time to lives. A domain name with different RRsets would give the lowest RRset's TTL to all of them. So if you had an A with ttl 1800, an MX with ttl 2400 and an NS record with a ttl of 3600 and the A record happened to be the last parsed in the configfile, all RR's would have a TTL of 1800. This is fixed now as I needed that fixed for RRSIG records.


Love coming to an end

November 20th, 2014

In 5 days my 3 months trial of Zoosk.com is running out. Unfortuantely even as a paying member I was not able to conduct any chat with other members. And I didn't find anyone beyond animalistic attraction. So my love search is coming to an end. I've joked to friends that I'm possibly going to register a new .love domain in order to have google find me a partner. But who am I kidding...she's not out there!


Living with Schizophrenia: the medication

November 19th, 2014

This is sorta a second part. As some of you know, I have schizophrenia. I don't feel different though, I feel like I've always felt. I don't hear voices or anything like that at all, but that's because schizophrenia entails a broad spectrum of traits ranging from paranoid to a schizoaffective and even depression. What I can tell you about me is that the doctors in Germany judged me mostly on my speech, which isn't fair because I lived in Canada for 15 years, and I have trouble recalling the right words. Most of the time I'd just like to say everything in english, but then noone would understand me. Sucks I know.

In Canada I was diagnosed with OCD so I started taking Luvox which is Fluvoxamine first. Having gone off it in cold turkey may have led to my greater psychosis. My gateway drug with schizophrenia was Zeldox aka Ziprasidone. It put on quite the pounds on me between 2003 and 2005, even though I was fairly physically active especially since losing my job due to "not performing as wished" in 2005. I got a little paranoid back then and displayed psychosomatic symptoms at work. I also went off this medication as I just couldn't handle my new psychiatrist. When I moved in 2006 or 2007 I went straight into the mental health facility and they subscribed me another medication that gave me a greedy appetite, called zyprexa aka Olanzapine. Then I really put on the fat with this stuff.

My psychiatrist (the original one) then reviewed me and gave me Abilify aka Aripiprazole. The current dosage is 30 mg a day now that I intake. I was watching youtube yesterday and saw someone whine that they had taken 7.5 mg and felt bad/symptoms. Poor them. I don't feel any side effects at even greater dosage.

While I'm positive that these medications can't harm me, I'm looking forward to the day when my doctor says that I don't need them anymore. I do feel that medications that are highly addictive like aripiprazole are a binding medication causing someone to cease being all over the place and settling down to one home, where taking medication binds you to the place you call home. It's more to do with control than healing. That's all I wanted to talk about today.


My thoughts on the recent BND 300 million euro project

November 16th, 2014

The BND wants to crack facebook/TLS encryption. My view is as it has always been, like here. Waste of money, and totally not worth it. Imagine the electricity costs, that it takes to power 300 million euros worth of ASICS. It would be counter-productive of the will of the people here to change our energy transition to renewables.

I'm still peeved that the BND sold us out and gave the NSA our data. See here. I was living in Frankfurt in 2005 and it turned out that the BND forwarded data to the NSA from my provider at the time (freenet.de/pppool.de), sheesh!

Now that I'm reading Glenn Greenwalds book you may see more of this type of blog post. Although I'm not trying to fixate on this too much. I've got projects to do anyhow.


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