Monthly Archives: July 2013

Data, no matter collected for good or bad reasons, allways produce temptation and desire for more.

Governments, Intelligence Services, the Industry etc. are like drug addicted people – if they used the drug ones, they can’t get away from it.


Translation:

” … our employee of the year, Mark Zuckerberg, would you come to the desk please !

Source: Computer Magazin c`t


Surveillance System with Raspberry Pi

Pato Surveillance System

WTF is this !?

Aka PATOSS, is a Raspberry Pi project I started because of a wounded bird I did find on the street. “Pato” is a spanish word which actually means “duck” in english… Since “pájaro”, which means “bird” in engish, was too long, I did name it Pato :)

The goal of the project was to be able to monitor via Internet, at least, the following parameters:

  • Video / Picture streaming via Internet in order to check how Pato is doing.
  • Environment temperature.
  • Water level.
  • Possibility to activate a buzzer in case Pato starts to run out of water.
  • Send 1 tweet every hour including water level (OK / NOK), temperature and a current picture taken by the webcam.

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Monsanto buys Blackwater, the world’s largest mercenary army

Monsanto buys Blackwater, the world’s largest mercenary army




Happy SysAdmin Day!

I wish all my hard word working companions out there a happy SysAdmin Day !!!!

I hope you will get big tasty cake, cookies and cup of coffee from your users !!!

The System Administrators’ Code of Ethics

We as professional System Administrators do hereby commit ourselves to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct, and agree to be guided by this code of ethics, and encourage every System Administrator to do the same.

Professionalism

 

  • I will maintain professional conduct in the workplace, and will not allow personal feelings or beliefs to cause me to treat people unfairly or unprofessionally.

Personal Integrity

 

  • I will be honest in my professional dealings, and forthcoming about my competence and the impact of my mistakes. I will seek assistance from others when required.
  • I will avoid conflicts of interest and biases whenever possible. When my advice is sought, if I have a conflict of interest or bias, I will declare it if appropriate, and recuse myself if necessary.

Privacy

 

  • I will access private information on computer systems only when it is necessary in the course of my technical duties. I will maintain and protect the confidentiality of any information to which I may have access regardless of the method by which I came into knowledge of it.

Laws and Policies

 

  • I will educate myself and others on relevant laws, regulations and policies regarding the performance of my duties.

Communication

 

  • I will communicate with management, users and colleagues about computer matters of mutual interest. I will strive to listen to and understand the needs of all parties.

System Integrity

 

  • I will strive to ensure the necessary integrity, reliability, and availability of the systems for which I am responsible.
  • I will design and maintain each system in a manner to support the purpose of the system to the organization.

Education

 

  • I will continue to update and enhance my technical knowledge and other work-related skills. I will share my knowledge and experience with others.

Responsibility to Computing Community

 

  • I will cooperate with the larger computing community to maintain the integrity of network and computing resources.

Social Responsibility

 

  • As an informed professional, I will encourage the writing and adoption of relevant policies and laws consistent with these ethical principles.

Ethical Responsibility

 

  • I will strive to build and maintain a safe, healthy, and productive workplace.
  • I will do my best to make decisions consistent with the safety, privacy, and well-being of my community and the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might pose unexamined risks or dangers.
  • I will accept and offer honest criticism of technical work as appropriate and will credit properly the contributions of others.
  • I will lead by example, maintaining a high ethical standard and degree of professionalism in the performance of all my duties. I will support colleagues and co-workers in following this code of ethics.


44 years ago we put a man on the moon, but we still can’t vertically center things in CSS.

Luke (via david)

Ubuntu – Windows of the Linuxworld?

When it comes to Ubuntu/Cannonial and Mike Shuttleworth, i feeel two hearts beating in me.

Mike Shuttleworth and his team done an amazing job with Ubuntu to bring Linux and Open Source/Free Software to the normal User. Within a few years they`ve done what the Linux-Community tried for more than 20 years and never achieved.

On the other hand. The way Shuttleworth and Cannonial act reminds me more an more what Microsoft, Google and all the others out there do.

But i’ve to admit – the upcoming Ubuntu-Phone sound and look sexy 😉

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge?utm_campaign=shortner&utm_medium=url_shortner&utm_term=ubuntuedge

But – if you open your mind a little bit and stop dreaming, i think, if you want an Open Source-Product to be an competitor to the the big players an be successful, you have to , like it or not, act like them.

Just my 2 cents