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Striking view isn’t it. What does this have to do with technology you might ask. Well, no idea. But it’s beautiful none the less.

The photo shows a place from northern Italy. A colleague showed me the place when we were there in 2008. I of course had to make a photo straight away, and it just waited in my photos folder to be used for something. Even though I have tried to find the place again, I have been unsuccesful to do so. If you recognize the place, then please let me know where it is. :-)

Linux

Linux is my main OS. And I can’t see that changing anywhere in the near future. One of the things that really sets it apart from other systems is the way you tweak it to your liking. I am not just talking about changing a few icons and backgrounds, although that is also extremely customizable. You are not forced into one desktop environment, but can chose from various ones including gnome and kde. My favorite for a long time now is openbox. It’s lightweight and the keyboard shortcuts are really customizable.

Over the years I have accumulated a lot of paper notes on installing different distri and applications and on how to perform different tasks with the system. Now I am in the process of getting all this information organized. It’s a daunting task, and it’s probably not all information that will make it to the site.
There is one big advantage with keeping this on a website. It’s readily available no matter where you are in the world, and other people than yourself can benefit from it.

Windows

When you have worked with computers as long as I have, you will learn that there is no one tool for everything. It is true that I’m a Linux guy. And I still prefer running my applications under Linux. But that doesn’t mean that I am not able to use something else.

Windows is still one of the main players when it comes to cooperate environments. And it should be treated accordingly.
For this reason records of my dealings with Windows and the problems and successes that I have seen will also be featured on the site.

One place where MS really shines, is with the Excel spreadsheet program. Sure, as long as you only need to make a simple budget plan, you can do that with Libre Office as well. But when you start to build complex applications, then the VBA script used in Excel is really awesome.

Electronics

Having an education as a TV repair technician sometimes comes in handy when I need a small circuit for something in my house or car.
From time to time I will include some of my projects here on the site. Feel free to use them for you own purposes, just don’t blame me if you blow up your home :-)

Security

It’s almost a shame the way the world is nowadays. You need to be on your toes all the time to keep the “bad guys” out of your systems.
Lately I feel that it has gotten worse. Especially if you run your own mail server. Even on this blog it’s been necessary to enable 2-factor authentication, just because some people have no honor in them and can’t create anything for themselves.

So in lieu with recent events, various safety tips will most definitely find their way to this site. I will give my view on different aspects of security, be it on workstations or servers.

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