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Have you ever....

December 3rd, 2020

Looked up your own name in Arabic? Greetings, my name is Hadzar. In fact my name is Hadzar (Xail) al Habber, if I got the translation right. Hadzar for Stone as in Rock as in Peter; Xail as in horse and al Habber I think should say lover of horses. But it may not be right.

Why Arabic? Dunno, just thought it'd be cute to know. Also in Chinese I'll find my name some day. A decade ago+ I bought a few Langenscheid's (translators), Greek, Latin, Chinese, Arabic and some other language that I can't think of right now. Obviously not everyone has a translator, so use google translate, it's pretty good. Cheers!


Administrivia: Added CAA records to centroid.eu zone

December 3rd, 2020

I have added CAA records (which are supported in delphinusdnsd 1.5.0) to the centroid.eu zone. I'll keep this for 70 days and see if it creates any problems:

centroid.eu.            3268    IN      CAA     0 issue "letsencrypt.org"
centroid.eu.            3268    IN      CAA     0 iodef "mailto:nospam@centroid.eu"
The above is the output of CAA query for centroid.eu.


Remember to donate to OpenBSD

December 1st, 2020

It's almost the end of the year and OpenBSD users and corporate users of OpenBSD software should put in their share. Be kind to donate to the OpenBSD foundation. I have already donated 50 EUR in the beginning of the year and I'm on hard times currently so there is not much more from me. however I saw that one person (I met him at eurobsdcon in maarsen in 2011) donated 25K dollars. That's incredible! You rock! Thanks a lot for keeping OpenBSD alive! Here is my disclaimer: I'm not associated with OpenBSD in any form, I'm just a big fan of the project.


Let them know it's Christmas time

December 1st, 2020

Tonight as we crossed into december we got dumped on with snow. I guess the radio be playing all those jingles and jangles (I personally don't have radio anymore). It's a magic season to have snow. I cherish it very much. I'm gonna see if I can catch a glimpse of the full moon as well. Yesterday it shone bright and clear. I'd like to point people to this nursery rhyme I played yesterday "Au clair de la lune, mon ami Pierrot". This one on youtube was nicely done. I remember a friends mom in my youth sang it, she was originally from Quebec.


Did not get funding/grant

November 27th, 2020

The details are on the delphinusdns blog. Disappointed.


Why SYSADMIN is no more fun

November 27th, 2020

There is too many laws. To be a successful admin in the EU you have to know law. May as well have studied law. I'm dropping out. In the next two years I'm gonna seek a job that isn't so infested with law demand.


Considering emigrating from the European Union

November 26th, 2020

I have since yesterday openly talked to my family about emigrating from the EU.

  • Canada
  • USA
  • England
Are some candidate destinations. It depends what I can get/give with a disability.


Solstice and Christmas less than a month away

November 26th, 2020

I'm looking forward to this christmas. I may be doing christmas shopping next week to get everything done before the big wave of cybershopping slows down purchases.


True choice: 10 parties+ we got none

November 24th, 2020

The only anti-EU party that exists is the AfD. This is why I may have to vote for them. I'm not racist, but I will be after this. I have only one goal, to end this EU. Next federal election is in a year less 1 month. I have some time to think about his choice.


What is that word?!

November 17th, 2020

When I returned to Germany in 2002, I was very physically active I did everything... including trespassing on US Army property. However. There was a word on the Achtung signs that I did not know, but i understood it. It was a sort of fnord sort of word. I never encountered this word much (if at all) while living in Canada for 15 years. It just wasn't taught. Of course these signs are bilingual, in german and english. It has all the Warning/Achtung/Caution/Be aware type warnings, but it did not mention trespassing. So I'm deeply sorry that I passed into unchartered/illegal territory. By now it's 18 years later and I have learned my lesson. The Army is gone by now. A sign could look like the following:

X  Achtung!  Warnung!  U.S. Amerikanischer Truppenuebungsplatz.  Nicht X 
X  Betreten!  Scharfe Munition!                                        X
X                                                                      X
X  Warning!  Caution! YYYYYYYYY!  Do not cross into this territory.    X
X  Live ammunitions!  Yadda yadda yadda.                               X   
X                                                                      X
So this word was somewhere between the YYYYYYYY and the yadda. It made perfect sense to me at the time of crossing into the territory. But I ignored it. I'm really curious if the Internet knows what word I'm talking about. It is not "No trespassing", "Beware" or other simple words. I think it is from the 1940's perhaps. Google doesn't know it. I checked several times.

PS: I dropped a tissue on the field on US soil. Sorry.


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