rain

I don’t feel a thing
And I stopped remembering
The days are just like moments turned to hours
Mother used to say
If you want, you’ll find a way
But mother never danced through fire showers

I walk in the rain
Is it right or is it wrong
And is it here that I belong

I don’t hear a sound
Silent faces in the ground
The quiet screams, but I refuse to listen
If there is a hell
I’m sure this is how it smells
Wish this were a dream, but no, it isn’t

I walk in the rain
Why do I feel so alone
For some reason I think of home

The Seatbelts

The voice of Mai Yamane adds 20% more blue to this already sad piece. <3

Also: Pretty much my base emotion from November till March. Every year…

kannste machen

https://shop.kannstemachen.de/

I immediately ordered a bunch.. that is almost as golden as the “Inshallah” stamp of a fellow consultant/project manager.

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“if it works, it’s not stupid…”

#yolocolo attenuator – from twitter

“if it works, it’s not stupid” is the greatest shit the professional world has never needed and I am sick of it. This is not professional, it is maybe funny but it doesn’t belong in a business network. I can laugh about this on twitter but not on linkedin.

seriously, just go back to facebook or reddit or twitter. But pleaes keep this shit off linkedin.

I will block and unfollow all people who support, share or like this kind of crap from now on, zero tolerance.

Also: fuck you.

Mother should I trust…

fun error message that I received today.. citrix related (on Ubuntu 20.04, official citrix receiver install.. or workspace as it’s called now)

turns out the cert is valid, it’s just citrix looking in the wrong places. A simple symlink to the firefox cert store fixes this problem:

sudo ln -s /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/* /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts

and another fix for a problem that I don’t really understand… :-/

shrink pdf scans for email

Scanning to PDF is kinda useful when signing a contract without being there physically but the file sizes are usually huge.

In my case a 8 page multipage file coming from xsane is ~12MB – which is a little too large to email back.

Luckily someone called Alfred Klomp has written a nice script that compresses the images inside the PDF using ghostscript. it is called… shrinkpdf ;)

The syntax expects a parameter after the destination file name, if not given, it defaults to 72 dpi which I found a little too blurry so I changed that to 120 dpi. A 2-page scan would then be 200kB which is still mail-able so my 8-page file became 1,2MB which is good for emailing and still looks readable. For archiving purposes I actually would keep the larger version.

so now to integrate this into an xsane workflow.. how to go about that?

thoughts on networks…

“All companies have a test network,
some are lucky to have a separate production network.”

someone at the packetpushers

On my list of plans for the next decade I want to be less sarcastic about these kind of things but offer constructive criticism and be a person to go to for advice and help people find solutions.

But damn.. it’s hard to stay optimistic if you have to witness society collapse in slow motion around you…. :-/

I am hiring!

Per direct I am looking for a

  • cleaner / household assistant
  • accountant

The current holders of those functions were not fulfilling their tasks to my expectation so I had to let them go. They are now in early retirement with (lots of) benefits. :)

my accountant
my household assistant