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Administration

Institutionalized DARVO

For those of you who do not deal with the nastier aspect of life, DARVO stands for DENY, ACCUSE, REVERSE VICTIMHOOD, and take OFFENSE. It is a distortion of reality, afflicted on others, and nasty. Although there are those who weaponize this using the Duluth model, this is very real, and hurts when you have […]

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Administration

March Statistics.

I’m finding that as the monitoring systems bed down, we are getting more similar results than we had last month. What has happened this month is that the COVID 19 posts have stopped: the crisis is upon us and we are in lockdown. Statcounter is now reliable, so let’s start there. And, again, there is […]

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Administration New Zealand

Monday Technical.

If last week was setting up the home office to get things working, this week is when the rubber hits the road. Anything that can be done from home will be done from home, and the process on returning from work will be that all clothing goes into the wash, lunch bag included. It appears […]

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Hardware Administration Analogue

Monday Technical.

With the current viral update, I am in the process of getting everything able to run from home. This includes installing or activating the tools that my university runs on, particularly office 365. My current game is uploading 10 years worth of files onto OneDrive, and seeing if I can break it. In addition, I’m […]

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Administration

Statistics five ways.

In the last two months I’ve installed Google site kit and worked on improving SEO. I’ve also reinstalled a wordpress counter — not the usual one in jetpack, but an analogue. As you can see the sampling rate is quite variable, with one outlier — even with spiders switched off. The old blog had about […]

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Analogue Administration Networking

Anything digital is insecure.

If you want to keep something truly secure you don’t put it on a computer. Computers are not for secrets.. Paper is better: handwritten is best. Things you don’t need to worry about getting stolen — the sermon notes you took, knowing that the sermon is going to be up in a fortnight on the […]

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Administration Life Writing

Mail systems, and avoiding the news.

I have an ambivelent relationship with Google, based to a large extent on mistrust. Some of their tools are useful, and many people still use blogger. I have used Youtube to find music for the blog — I don’t for listening. But they make their money out of advertisements, and that is a problem. I […]

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Administration Analogue Australia Linux

The joys of reinstallation and notes to myself.

> Notes to myself Get it in writing. By writing I mean handwritten. Analogue documents, such as diaries, have to be physically acquired, they cannot be hacked. Conversely, anything electronically out there is public. You can use this in your favour Take notes of any singificant meeting. THere are ways of doing this in bullet […]

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Administration Hardware Life Linux

KaOS, Digikam, and Monday Technical

I noted last week that Digikam does not run well with debian. This includes the Appimage. I want Digikam in my photo flow. So, I’ve looked at other issues. Opensuse and me don’t work well together. I need something reliable, that has been around for a while, and that runs plasma. The alternatives are endeavour […]

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Administration Life

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 […]