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November 2, 2005 by Leauki
The New Nine Types of Users 1. The Mysterymaker “I disconnected five computers in one of the buildings. Go and find them.” Advantages: User probably didn’t break anything except temporarily. Disadvantages: User creates a lot more work than a user who breaks something for good. Symptoms: User will expect computers to be on the network without a network connection or to work without electricity. Real Case: Temps have very quickly figured out that if they disconnect a computer, ...
November 2, 2005 by Leauki
The New Nine Types of Users 1. The Mysterymaker “I disconnected five computers in one of the buildings. Go and find them.” Advantages: User probably didn’t break anything except temporarily. Disadvantages: User creates a lot more work than a user who breaks something for good. Symptoms: User will expect computers to be on the network without a network connection or to work without electricity. Real Case: Temps have very quickly figured out that if they disconnect a computer, ...
October 27, 2005 by Leauki
Boy, was I angry that night...
October 15, 2005 by Leauki
Israeli air strikes kill Palestinian children. And Palestinian terror attacks kill Jewish children. But even Palestinian propaganda cannot ignore the fact that while Palestinian terrorists specifically target Jewish children, Israel's army kills Paestinian civilians while targeting Palestinian terrorists. It is an unfortunate side effect that civilians die in a war. And it is, for the Palestinian cause, a fortune side effect that sometimes a terror attack launched against civilians makes t...
October 11, 2005 by Leauki
Follow the link to see some pictures of the part of Berlin where I grew up. Well, it's actually a bit north of where I grew up. A friend and I wanted to document the surroundings of our flats, which were also close to where I grew up, but we never finished the project. See the results of our first tour. It's quite amazingly boring, I promise! (It's been a while since I originally published these pictures.)
September 19, 2005 by Leauki
"Tens of thousands of tourists and residents have been ordered to leave the Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Rita heads toward the US chain of islands." That is, apparently, possible. "Governor Jeb Bush has declared a state of emergency, which allows the state to oversee evacuations and call in the National Guard." Should the president intervene or can his brother handle this?
September 17, 2005 by Leauki
"Advisers appointed by Tony Blairafter the London bombings are proposing to scrap the Jewish HolocaustMemorial Day because it is regarded as offensive to Muslims. They want to replace it with a GenocideDay that would recognise the mass murder of Muslims in Palestine,Chechnya and Bosnia as well as people of other faiths." -- TimesOnline World War II has special meaning to Britain, because in World War II Britain fought for her existence as a nation as well as for the existence of Europe as w...
September 17, 2005 by Leauki
(Again something I wrote earlier for my other Web log.) How to shop. Perhaps one of the most misunderstood yet least interesting ventures of the city dweller of today is the act of shopping for food. How does one do it? Step 1: You have to get up. If you lie in bed all day you won't be able to shop much. Step 2: Check the fridge. If it's still there, it probably needs re-filling. Step 3: Get some cloths on, preferably before you stand before the fridge. Step 4: Get your keys ...
September 17, 2005 by Leauki
(Again something I wrote earlier for my other Web log.) How to shop. Perhaps one of the most misunderstood yet least interesting ventures of the city dweller of today is the act of shopping for food. How does one do it? Step 1: You have to get up. If you lie in bed all day you won't be able to shop much. Step 2: Check the fridge. If it's still there, it probably needs re-filling. Step 3: Get some cloths on, preferably before you stand before the fridge. Step 4: Get your keys ...
September 17, 2005 by Leauki
I wrote this years ago when I lived in Germany. It's about an experience with German bureaucracy. Now I live in Ireland and don't find it funny any more. But you might. Today I had to go get a form from this district's internal revenue service agency. Luckily www.berlin.de gives you ample telephone numbers to call to find out where to get the form in question. Of course none of the numbers worked. The telephone rang all right, but even after half an hour nobody answered. It was the ...
September 17, 2005 by Leauki
I wrote this years ago when I lived in Germany. It's about an experience with German bureaucracy. Now I live in Ireland and don't find it funny any more. But you might. Today I had to go get a form from this district's internal revenue service agency. Luckily www.berlin.de gives you ample telephone numbers to call to find out where to get the form in question. Of course none of the numbers worked. The telephone rang all right, but even after half an hour nobody answered. It was the ...
September 12, 2005 by Leauki
A Palestinian stands next to a synagogue...
September 5, 2005 by Leauki
I am really not sure whether a Palestinian state can work. These people seem not yet civilised enough to live under their own rule. But it is not for me to decide that. On unrelated news, the Palestinian Authority has decided still not to disarm the terrorist militias, because it would mean civil war. Yes, indeed. If you have terrorist militias in your country and fight them, the result is civil war. But the idea of a state is not to avoid civil war by accepting other authorities, the idea is...
August 14, 2005 by Leauki
"Let's take the military option off the table. We have seen it doesn't work," Mr Schroeder told Social Democrats at the rally in Hanover, to rapturous applause from the crowd. http://www.pakistantimes.net/2005/08/14/top7.htm The suffering the Angloamerican invasion of Iraq has ended has to be seen to be believed. http://www.shianews.com/hi/articles/politics/0000374.php Saddam Hussein's SS (why not use the historical term) killed thousands, no, tens of thousands. I have not seen su...
July 21, 2005 by Leauki
This is a small collection of emails I sent to the author of http://www.peterhansen.com/. My original email: -quote- Hi, I have just found your Web site and followed the link to the Iraq Body Count. And I believe you might want to remove the link. Some people have interesting ideas about Saddam's regime and are thus impressed by the number of deaths caused by the invasion. (And on the Iraq Body Count I see that they happily count the victims of terrorism as "killed by the militar...