February 24

Cynical Wisdom


A fool and his money are soon partying.
Money can’t buy love. But it can rent a very close imitation.
Eagles may soar, but weasels aren’t sucked into jet engines.
If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
He who hesitates is probably right.
Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.
No one is listening until you make a mistake.
Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles
Two wrongs are only the beginning
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive
The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard
Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory
If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before
Change is inevitable….except from vending machines
Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow
Always try to be modest. And be damn proud of it!
If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of payments
How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hands….
Drugs may lead to nowhere, but at least it’s the scenic route
Everybody repeat after me…..”We are all individuals.”
Death to all fanatics!
Chastity is curable, if detected early
Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener
Bills travel through the post at twice the speed of cheques
Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now
Borrow money from pessimists – they don’t expect it back
Beware of geeks bearing gifs
Half the people you know are below average
99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name
42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good
If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you


January 29

Subject jitter…

Random :-)Now, one of the nice things about running a site like this – a blog type of thing that contains stuff that relates to stuff I enjoy, do, or work with.

As you’ve probably guessed I’m a very project focused type person and that comes across in the type of posts I write and the times they’re published.

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January 27

The EU Dream

EU FlagThe European Commission have just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty’s Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5 year phase in plan that would be known as “EuroEnglish“:

In the first year, “s” will replace the soft “c“.. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard “c” will be dropped in favor of the “k“. This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have 1 less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced with the “f“. This will make words like “fotograf” 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent “e”‘s in the languag is disgrasful, and they should go away.

By the 4th yer, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” with “z” and “w” with “v“. During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd from vords kontaining “ou” and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.


January 24

Setting up your own mailserver in Debian.

DebianSo, you have your own machine and a fixed IP address and want to set up your own mail server. Sometimes this can seem quite difficult but the reality is that you can be up and running with a fast, secure mail environment within about 30 minutes – Possibly quicker depending on your typing speed!

Like most of my guides, I will be demonstrating what to do to get things up and running first using cook-book type instructions and then as we go along I’ll be explaining about the build and what things control what options. Either way, by following this guide you will have a basic, working and secure mail server for your domain.
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January 24

Motorcycle Chain Adjustment Made Easy…

motorcycle-chainSometimes the easiest maintenance chores are the ones most frequently overlooked. Case in point: I frequently see some of the newest, hottest bikes sporting limp chains. Since the drive chain is responsible for getting all that horsepower from the engine to the rubber, if you want want to transfer every last bit of what those hydrocarbons are offering to the ground, you should pay attention to the chain. Need I mention that an improperly adjusted chain-or one in bad condition-can cause unpleasant things to happen to both bike and rider?

The key is to perform the maintenance on schedule and inspect the chain for stuck links or obvious signs of wear.

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