ooh err – or testing debian kde

midgetI like kde (my blog) rather than those midgets that come in sevens from Potterang (my blog) and his band of gnome sjw warriors and when the debian testing update for kde came down it was mainly broken even ffmpeg* is is a bit of a state in regard to the back end in kde so i ran lxde in the meantime.

This is not a rant, but when the keyboard does not work, applications work full sized only like the midgets like gnome then thank you and im off to something else.

It comes with the territory.  So one evening i removed all my xwindow and gubbins and reinstalled kde, where in testing \ stretch i found you dont need kdm as it runs non root and my music player changed from once more.

kde works but is radically different to old kde.  Still very compatible once you remove the old.  I like kde and debian.

*another change in progress.

the digital age,Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen

moonbaseisbn: 9780848546202 is one of those buzz word bingo books which i knew of but not by name. Wikileaks has another narrative to this hence why it is being read.

Pre Snowden (my blog) it casts a wide net and how google might operate.  It has faults as it sees that legality is a form of censorship.

Another problem is the reliance of ngo’s who fail in Haiti by not doing anything but that’s a boss talking to other bosses ignoring failure.  Calling wikileaks a terrorist organisation kind of proves that provided its legal google feels genuinely ok with government demands.

Transformative technologies are given a push but i do wonder if the censored net speculated would allow them to do much after all communicating with facebook in Ethiopia is illegal.

Kieth Vaz

Kieth Vaz

In cooperating with the bully who might also be moral and gay (my blog) i do wonder how they will meet there illicit lovers.  Needs must be met.

1/5 bananas

 

 

Free Speech,Tim Garton Ash

MohammadTurbanBombisbn: 9781848870925 is an author i have read before (my blog) and this book is a depressing grind for even needing to be written

However it seems most of you don’t want newspapers to report on news that is bad for leaders. Islam also comes across as the mentally retarded inbred cousin (my blog – affects mormons too) I suppose they really dont need electricity either

If they do not like the ideals of classic Greece (my blog) then that is a good statement of the mental backwardness to be found there.

Much to disagree with here but then how do you reason with a caveman like Khalid Masood and all islamic believers..

I muse on uk lottery funded films (not safe for uk luvvies)

Im not dead yet but i can whine

Im not dead yet but i can whine

One day i looking through the films of the week in a newspaper* and deciding if anything was worth seeing via the television i noticed a film that never got a cinema release to my knowledge.

However the lottery players paid for it, and it had its usual contingent of arty types feeding from the free money. Perhaps cinema  don’t pay.

It was low budget on the whole but it appears to be based on something young adult famous but nobody seems to have been really enthusiastic about.

It was also on late one weekend, and so i used this (my blog) to watch at my convenience.

It was not very good perhaps too adult for young adult,  but it keeps the luuvies from whining.  I was more interested in the back story but hey it was not a film for apes.

Not sure if you class this employee training (make work), or spending other peoples money with there friends?

No money was transferred by me

No it was not a Ken Loach film.

*nothing to do with netflix if you read this blog

Bolshoi confidential,Simon Morrison

tutuisbn:9780007576609 has been out some months ago and only now did i notice that the library service finally bought a copy – make of that what you will as a state of affairs.  My commentary on that is why both even bother thinking about using a library when its a easier to buy it in a bookshop of some type.

I had it on list and was not that bothered that i had not done anything about it.

Bar the acid attack of recent this book documents the beginnings of things and it can be said that far from being russian it was dreamed up by an englishman and funded from outside russia as no banks existed.  Talent was imported from Italy and shows what a poor state russia was in after all why would royalty need money.

Royalty ended up owning this pan european creation which had its ups and downs.  There is very little in the way politics here but it is quite surprising that many communist works have not aged and things like swan lake are still performed.

The writer a musician mostly remembers that most readers dont give a shit that the music changed in something a hundred and fifty years ago and keeps it normal which is hard trick to pull off if mired in academic music as a day job..

Not my kind of usual thing but 3/5 bananas.

 

 

When Copyright does not create (AEPI )

pirate

greek and proud of it

Copyright is supposed to make creative stuff pay, patents too have there issues (using a hyperlink) so i was amused to hear about AEPI  which is an organisation that collects fees and issues them to artists in Greece (my blog).

AEPI (not here)  made some greek’s rich, but as to paying copyright owners there in debt to €42 million euro’s

So copyright it seems does not promote creativity, you shall be glad to hear that the organisers collected the money but then gave it to themselves because who gives a stuff about to artists.

So next time somebody says copyright works (and they will be a politician) please remember our Greek friends to aiding culture.

the unscheduled lets encrypt renewal by 21 days

are-you-serious-wtf-meme-baby-faceLets encrypt is a free tls thing and a bit of a game for me to do email in tls i had to make a web site just to get the bloody tls that assumedly lasts three months and then i have to redo my tlsa records for dane.

I wrote down the date but 21 days early it got renewed all on its own, i only know this since i got an email about this fucked up renewal as the tlsa recrds where wrong.  How the fuck did 90 days become 69.  That’s with the zoo doing some pruning of lets encrypt cron jobs and me not knowing precisely what calls the update in debian (not me).

I renewed my tlsa records (my blog) but its process to call for updates and inform you is something i have to figure out and that’s even looking at the logs in /var/log/letsencrypt which is a joy to read due to stack traces.

Grr