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Short maintenance downtime window coming up

My “Alien Pastures” blog will be down for two or three hours on Thursday, 27 July 2017, starting around 1700 UTC. The blog runs on a server in the Teklinks datacenter, and that will be replaced by new hardware. Since this involves driving to the datacenter and doing physical work (thanks Robby Workman!) the slightly […]

taper.alienbase.nl mirror will lose rsync access

For the sixth time in just 5 days I had do a system_reset on my virtual machine which runs “taper.alienbase.nl” as well as “docs.slackware.com“. The virtual machine is¬†crashing under the load that is put on it by demanding rsync processes. According to my pal who donated the use of this VM to me for free, […]

Raspberry Pi and Broadcom: a birthday present

¬†Two years ago (on 29 february 2012), the Raspberry Pi Model B went on sale. More than 2.5 million Raspberry Pis have been sold to date! An amazing number, considering that the original goal was to equip british school kids with cheap hardware for Computer Science education. Thanks to these enormous sales numbers, the Raspberry […]

mirror & wiki server temporarily down

The host machine which is running the virtual machine “taper.alienbase.nl” and “docs.slackware.com” has malfunctioned. According to the story told by that server’s owner, the power cord got loose during the re-build of the RAID array after the guy replaced a failing hard drive. After a power-on the RAID volume refused to mount… It looks like […]

My Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Back in february I bought the camera I had had my eyes on for over a year. It was a bit too expensive to consider it seriously, but then suddenly there was a discount of 75 euros and I grabbed the opportunity. A Panasonic DMC-LX5 was finally mine. I had been using a relatively cheap […]