Progress. I do not understand you anymore.

WTF1 started several years ago with Matt, a true F1 fan. Not good enough. A white guy talking racing.

Stand with me and fsck these fscking fscks. Just turn and walk away. Let them drown in their own feces.

Don’t just unfollow:

But block the bastards […]

Thunderbird – crappy low cost booze and email client.

Seems I’m not alone in this fight. Fsck these fscking open source punks and their ignorance. Remember Win98 or XP? They had very nice settings for making shit bigger, and that was when 1024×768 reigned. Now with 4fsck’n monitors, fuck you old people and your old eyes! Lets makes the tiniest fucking fonts you have […]

Create an Ubuntu Cloud VPS PC on Oracle Cloud using xRDP

This works, I can confirm as of Dec 2022. The signup process is a bit maddening, as is the way of Oracle, but the service is legit. Does require a CC# to get going, but the service is using the free tier. I have not been charged.

The future is cloud based computing for sure. […]

coming soon

Google Online Security Blog: Google Protects Your Accounts – Even When You No Longer Use Them

Google offers a service to, in effect, tell your loved ones what to do after you die… They will email those who you designate after your account has been inactive for a preset time period.

Give this significant thought. Your loved ones will benefit.

Source: Google Online Security Blog: Google Protects Your Accounts – Even […]

Pi Builds


Turn your Fortigate into a PiHole (well … kind of)

What? You aren’t using a Fortigate? Well, never mind then.


Source: Turn your Fortigate into a PiHole (well … kind of)

Projects | Robert Oostenveld’s blog

Last time I was here (in 2016), Robert was working with temperature sensors and such… He has really stepped up his game!

Source: Projects | Robert Oostenveld’s blog

Hosting your own email server

I’ve been thinking about providing internal email to all of my erp system users.

Running this task on our Intranet site seems a no-brainer, however there are options:


SQL to identify the Informix users involved in sessions with lock contention

Source: SQL to identify the users involved in sessions with lock contention


This article provides sample SQL that can be used to diagnose users involved in lock contention issues.


TimeStretch Audio Player

Online Audio Tool

Source: TimeStretch Audio Player –

Swaks – Swiss Army Knife for SMTP

A great tool for the email administrator in all of us.

Source: Swaks – Swiss Army Knife for SMTP – New Fun Stuff for Technics Enthusiasts

This site was dug from Brainless’s ashes and it’s not only still up and running, but still has great stuff!

Source: – New Fun Stuff for Technics Enthusiasts

Chinese Harvard student decides ‘not to learn English anymore’

Seriously, why the fsck would anyone care?! Maybe you should learn the language of the land you are visiting, or not be pissed that you have trouble communicating.

Regardless, in this case, a possible solution may be for the person to go the fsck home where everyone speaks her language and she won’t feel isolated.


Five Ways to Run a Program On Your Raspberry Pi At Startup

A great writeup on the many ways to run stuff at startup. Oh, the simplicity of autoexec.bat!


Well said, dear commentator

Damn. Truth hits hard at 7am today. Been saying it for a few years now, but it is tough to read. I too, wonder if we have till the 2040’s.

Source: Climate change: Russia burns off gas as Europe’s energy bills rocket

The Plan

The Plan

In the beginning, there was a plan, And then came the assumptions, And the assumptions were without form, And the plan without substance,

And the darkness was upon the face of the workers, And they spoke among themselves saying, “It is a crock of shit and it stinks.”

And […]

NSS Preserve – Tytoona Cave NP

Source: NSS Preserve – Tytoona Cave NP

Microsoft is telling us something. Aka: How to Install Free HEVC Codecs (for H.265 Video)

TL:DR: http://ms-windows-store://pdp/?ProductId=9n4wgh0z6vhq

Source: How to Install Free HEVC Codecs on Windows 10 (for H.265 Video)

Microsoft is really showing their hand now a days. They love us so much, they want .99 cents for the new ‘divx’ codec. Yep, Bill’s once great company, the one that gave us things like Power Toys for free, now […]

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