Feb 012013

So I upgraded my server at Hetzner from an EQ4 to an EX4. After installing ESXi 5.1 on the new server I wanted to copy/move my server virtual machines. Since both servers have a 100Mbit FastEthernet Uplink and are connected to the same backbone migrating would be both fast and easy…. or so I thought.

Disclaimer: I did this at home using an ordinary 8Mbps/768kbps internet connection. Your experience may vary. Continue reading »

Aug 012012

I would like to share these two videos with you.
Even if you are not playing games on a regular base or self-identify as gamer, please take a closer look.

They are about an upcoming Ubisoft game, centered around the player’s ability to hack into the city’s infrastructure network to control surveillance cameras, trains, traffic lights, telecommunications, etc.

Far-fetched Science Fiction or already nearly reality?

P.S.: Kaspersky is developing a secure operating system for critical infrastructure:

Jul 272012

This is the first micropost. Microposts will be posts that are to long for Twitter, to short for a full post, and to important for Facebook :D

Today somebody said to me “Thank you for being on time”. I was like 2 minutes late but the clock in my car is ahead of time, so I was probably just on the dot.

But this got me thinking. We live in a fast-paced world and many people struggle to be on time. I think often timeliness is expected, although it should not be.

10-20 years ago, when mobile phones time management was more resilient, now it is more agile. But maybe too agile. Earlier you used to think about what could go wrong and what to do then, nowadays you simply say “I’ll call you.”

At University there is “cum tempore”; what’s the equivalent for everyday life?

But let’s keep it short.
Bottom line: I’ll try to appreciate timeliness more instead of expecting it.

Jun 242012

“Das Höchstgericht rückt von seiner bisherigen Linie ab. Nun können Sexarbeiterinnen ihr Entgelt einklagen. Denn Prostitution sei sogar gesetzlich geregelt.”
– 01.06.2012 | 15:47 |  PHILIPP AICHINGER (Die Presse) [0]

You can find the corresponding legal document at [1].

“Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members — the last, the least, the littlest.”
– Cardinal Roger Mahony, In a 1998 letter, Creating a Culture of Life

[0] http://diepresse.com/home/recht/rechtallgemein/762499/Geld-fuer-Sex-ist-nicht-mehr-sittenwidrig
[1] https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokument.wxe?Abfrage=Justiz&Dokumentnummer=JJT_20120418_OGH0002_0030OB00045_12G0000_000

May 312012

Cron is very sensitive about certain things but does not tell you so, making it sometimes very hard to solve problems.

This is what I learned so far:

  • You have to be careful about fileowner and permissions (they said).
  • The file must end with a newline –> “ERROR (Missing newline before EOF, this crontab file will be ignored)”
  • Watch out for problems with encoding (\CR\LF), you should use \n. Check with “od -b -c <filename>”
  • If the file does not end with newline but a comment the file will be silently ignored.
  • The filename must not contain whitespace. (“test-script” works, “test script” fails silently)

The last one was new to me too, but now you and I know :)

Feb 202012
The things you do for love...

We live in a harsh world. We live in a fast world.

I wouldn’t claim today’s world is faster or harsher or whatever-you-name than it was before, because usually such claims are, in my opinion, attributable to a shift in perception that comes with growing up, growing older and more experienced.



The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.  – Aristophanes’ Clouds (423 BC)

It is nevertheless ever-changing.
And so in November 2011 the legal regulations for prostitution in Vienna changed, doing so also arousing a lot of controversy[0].

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Jan 282012
via http://domesticwitch.blogspot.com/2009/02/inaras-shuttle.html

Last week I was having another therapist massage. As I was laying there, being massaged by a cute young girl and melting away I heard somebody getting ready in the booth next to me and a therapist saying “My colleague will be with you soon”.

I said in a childlike way “No, she’s staying with me!”. My therapist chuckled.

But then I started thinking. “Wouldn’t it be great if your partner, if everybody had a skill like this? Why haven’t I learned massaging yet, liked I chose as a resolution once?”
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