Category Archives: Society

When You Know That You Actually Don’t…

The genuinely friendly community. It applies to many different areas whether you are looking for a track/music, gear or are experiencing some kind of problem; hardware or whatnot you can always trust the friendly elite…

Sorry, but if you need to ask how to do that … just don’t. You are more than likely to hose your system. I see already 1 issue: the mesa version in your download is 18.0. Ubuntu 18 is on Mesa 18.1 so it is already a newer version than the one you will download. That might be a problem.

The original question posed (incidentally not by the author in this particular case)? “How to upgrade Intel Graphics driver?” Posted in the Ask Ubuntu forum. That would be: Ord och inga visor for real! Please note: there’s a cat in the picture.

Rebuilding But Slowly

The WP 5.2 update completely destroyed the previous setup (CSS3 and hence the appalling look of all things, I do apologies, sincerely!) However my intention is to rebuild, but it will take some time. Bare with me. Plz.

Wikipedia Needs Help!

I was shocked to realize that it must be less than a thousand of a percent, less than 0,001% (per mille), that has ever contributed to Wikimedias’s mission to make information free to everyone (they say less than 1%, but that cannot be correct, unfortunately).

Honestly, it sickness me to even contemplate the idea that I (personally) have contributed more than any news media outlet, paper or agency have done in the entire the World.

The fact that people are making a living of or is using Wikipedia commercially every single second without contributing a single dime or cent is simply re-vaulting!

Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

We’re a non-profit. Less than 1% of our readers give, but we manage to serve hundreds of millions of people per month. Imagine if everyone gave? We could transform the way knowledge is shared online.

– 200,000+ editors contribute to Wikimedia projects every month

– 47+ million media files on Wikimedia Commons

– 1+ billion unique devices access Wikimedia projects every month

© Wikimedia 2017

The average donation is a reported (we don’t want “fake news”), $15 per 6,1 million donations.

It is a non-profit organization and that makes for an annual budget of roughly $91,5 millions. However, it is one of the top-ten most visited sites of the entire planet and it is “free”.

I’ve donated above the average in the past. Did I do it again? Yes, I recently donated, but below the average this time around.

Simple Q: What is wrong with you people? In reality?

La Cité V

Depicted?

It is at least a quarter of a block in the inner most city – at the very core of my city and that would be Stockholm.

Function? The sole function is to park auto carriages (cars) in the center of the city.

Mind you, this was engineered – to funnel traffic into the core of the city. That was the original idea.

Then shortly (a decade or so) after this feat was achieved the decision was made to reroute the traffic around the city instead (like in all European cities).

Yet, this plot is one of the most “valuable” and attractive in the entire city. I claim that it is simply a legacy of 50/60’s city planning.

Incidentally my farther was involved in similar projects in the very same time period that I’m referring to but in a place far, far away.

I’m a concrete “Brutalist” at heart architecturally speaking.

Meaning? I really like how this building portraits itself. By every section/floor, dominantly geometrical, it is a brutally beautiful building. La cité (in my mind) is a combination of functionality and aesthetics.

However, it is a parking lot, a building for stationary cars, the size of a quarter of a block in the very center of La cité?

And this one is not the only one. There are at least ten of them.

Document thoroughly and then re-build.

To view a part of the back of the building. Please see: La Cité II.

The Word

As I suspected the “camera-cover-saying”: Ällerbätsch! Turned out to be hard to translate.

But, I can say this much; it is Bavarian and it is somewhat cheeky if I interpreted the interpretation correctly.

Again, I’m not a German speaking person at all. Languages are truly fascinating things.

There’s a lot more to all of them apart from the mere characters they consist of.

The Newcomer

I have to ask what the exact meaning of the camera-cover-saying* is and until I know the correct answer I hope I’m not offending anyone.

* I try hard to not use words that I do not know the actual meaning of, but there are so many of them. The restriction (with some exceptions) are the ones that are based on the languages that I do speak.

That would be Indo-European or there about (I’m not up to date with the current teachings, I must admit).

And yes, it is the salvage MacBook Pro depicted. Doing well indeed.

The Orphans

Who? The orphans? It is the most used computer and the last salvaged one.

They where both brutally discarded.

To the left (in the picture); my everyday companion and trustworthy HP ProBook 6475b indeed it is the same machine that has the unique feature of having the top grinned down to bear metal. Please see: Alu

The latest little newcomer is a rescued and precious MacBook Pro 13″ from the mid 2009’s that had also been brutally thrown away destined for destruction.

They are now both serviced, reformatted, fully functional and making good use in a warm and caring home.