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Setting up the laptop for photos.

One of the frugal things I do is avoid, as much as possible, commercial solutions. This includes working on photos: I have a second blog for that and I have for years used open source tools. I’m  reading and absorbing Dmitri Popov’s work,  which includes using simple tools to get things done. As part of […]

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Administration Analogue Linux

Monday technical.

We are in the process of simplification. Not minimalism: that is too complicated. But being deliberate about what we keep, and what gets recycled — to the kids, to tinkerers in the family, and to the Salvation Army. It means you change habits. Most authors want a review on goodreads: that account is closed. I […]

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2019 Stats and administrivia.

This blog was restarted in April. I have been running three sets of statistics and avoiding Google since October. So, FWIW: noting one of these things is not like the others, and that Statcounter started again and is probably the most reliable.   Pageviews Visitors Data from NewStatsPress Dec 14832 3697 NewStatsPress total 40135 7107 […]

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Administration Hardware Linux

Monday Technical (and monthly stats)

One of the useful things about Ghost BSD (which is really a freeBSD thing) is that it is semi-rolling. Updates come about every fortnight, are curated, and when you install them things don’t break. (this is different from Debian testing, where the changes come a lot faster). You reboot and get on with it. This […]

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The weekly reactivity

This week locally has been marred by thunderstorms and hail. A woman in Palmerston is having her oak tree taken down after a lightening strike that (praise God) missed the shed where she was feeding the calves. Locally, we have had alternating days of heavy hail and beautiful fine weather. Spring is late, but here, […]

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Administration Hardware

Linux convergence: Rainbow Taliban ruin everything

In the last few months I have standardized my machines on Debian testing. It works OK… but what has been happening is that things that used to be slow and not optimized well now run fast and the old systems are flakey. I’m now using kde as my environment over xfce because the reviewers were […]

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Administration

Stats three ways.

I mistrust stat counters, and I have three of them. Slimstats says 1600 page views this month. Statcounter (which I think is the more reliable) also has 1600 page views. New Stats press has 1500 visitors and up 7800 page views, but 24K spiders. I’m a bit twitchy about enabling Jetpack from wordpress, Google Analytics, […]

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Administration

Technical Monday (purge mozilla).

I am in the process of rationalising this place, by setting up a schedule which will be sort of followed. Lectionary Daily Technical and geeky issues Monday Imagist and modern poetry Tuesday Kipling Wednesday. Thursday Church Fathers (Patrisitics) Friday Weekbook of quotes and links Saturday Fitness journal Sunday Sonnet This week, I am in the […]

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Administration Analogue Diet Life

Daybook.

I am putting my photos up at this site. It is still under construction, and will take a while to stabilize. In general, the photos I use here come from my phone. The photos there, however, are from trips with tripod, camera, and have been worked on. Our food budget is big. But our eating […]

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Administration

Administrivia.

This is a semi regular update of where things are at. Firstly, and before discussing modifications, the current stats programs are wildly variant. For the last 30 days you get the following. Note that I did not install referrer spam until today, thus one of these things is not like the other. Visitors Page Views […]