Analogue Australia COVID 19 New Zealand Social Change The Decline Wokeness Writing

The week in reaction.

In NZ we are now into the second week of lockdown — and someone asked what is beyond level 4? The answer was “curfew”. Not sure how that would work at casa weka, where one of us is an essential worker and is mandated to go to work — while another is over 70 and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Analogue Life Linux Networking Writing

Monday technical

Getting rid of Google as much as possible is a good thing. The following is a critique of a hardware hacker who produced a phone analogue running FreeBSD (all good) but then used google services. I would add this: every time people try to get me to join a facebook group I cringe. Facebook is […]


The writing on the weekly wall.

Ah, Saturday. You have a chance to sleep in: the work of the week is done: the week in reaction is put to bed before Adam has his hot links up. You awake, a little too early, because the Dog needs to be let out. It is a glorious morning, when the doomsters from climate […]

Analogue Fitness Hardware

The wearables panic (Monday Technical).

Over the weekend, the news broke. Google is taking over fitbit. I used to have a fitbit, but It did not pair reliably with my (Android clone) phone It annoyed me too much The heart rate was not reliable Kea cannot handle the metal in the back and the straps So I switched to a […]

Analogue Hardware Life

Reasons not to use a computer.

I have to schedule my life within workgroup, and although it is possible to connect evolution to it, that depends on where you work. My workaround is having the Outlook on my phone and work computers — and to use the web interface elsewhere. But that is sharing what is decided. When it comes to […]

Analogue Poetry

Modern curmudgeon poem.

I was going to put up something imagistic. But Dahl is more needed at this time. Kids need to read books, not screens. So that they do, not, in their ignorance, become Gretarded. (For they would have seen that priggish demonette in Harry Potter or any other boarding school book). Besides, Roald Dahl is a […]