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The rough road to Linux

Why do so many people not understand a double booted computer? The last time I send my laptop to a maintenance firm for some repair work the receipt listed double booted under fixed items. Recently I asked my older brother to remove viruses from my computer and not only did he mention double booted as a problem he found, but he removed all the extra partitions. Goodbye Linux and goodbye data-partition.


Since Windows Vista I have attempted to switch to Linux. Since especially graphical programs tend not to work under Linux, unless you understand advanced programming, I kept Windows on the side. On a separate partition. A range of bot-nets took a hold of my Windows partition during that time. Solution: Linux. I also learned the value of always keeping a backup of programs on a separate partition and kept yet another partition for backup files. Now all of that is lost. Almost. Fortunately I kept another backup on USB and yet another in the cloud. Nevertheless, why do all these people see my double booted multiple partition laptop as something potentially hazardous in need of fixing. Odd!

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Privacy Laws in spite. Personal information regarding my person started appearing on the internet. When? Shortly after I started working at what would be my last non-independent position. The personal information appeared a gathered mess of gossip and information taken directly out of government information systems. Inaccuracies left intact.

Nevertheless it was personal information in free-fall. My grandfathers battalion during WW ІІ. My fathers naturalization to dutch citizen in 1983. A false account of a company my father set up during the eighties. All placed online! Than the Internet started swarming with family-trees! Next. A forged family-tree. With the patrician section of more distant relatives replaced by TV-celebrities. Amazing what you will find when Google-ing your own name.

the lock of a diary

Where to go from here. Privacy legislation. In review. At my desk. Last years legal texts. Check. Jurisprudence. Online access. Slightly in doubt regarding it’s reliability. Nevertheless, check. Just started reading the text regarding
privacy legislation by the European Union.

Have not yet decided what action to take. Found out about a legal body assigned with privacy protection. Thinking of lodging a complaint. Currently investigating if I can press charges. From a libertarian perspective: I would call it interesting to see the law upheld or faltering. Not sure where it will land. Dissatisfied with it’s course so far. Taking account of fact and folly. Stories aplenty. Action on a leash.

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Breda. Below the rivers aka in the south of The Netherlands. Not Holland. The inauguration of March. That is where it was. Where I was the first of March. Had some trouble getting there. Missed the first train. Tried to catch up. Missed it by a minute. The second train stopped. Right before the platform. It did not reach the platform. So I stood there waiting and waiting. At last it arrived. Late. Took a sprint on a rental bicycle. Need I mention that I made it?

At the military academy and the bicycle basement at the train station

A talk and a half later I got around to asking a few questions. Is it normal for army answers to sound like riddles? Nevertheless. Got some answers. But first regarding the rooms. Less furniture that mine. Satisfaction. Why do I get slack over that? Took a photograph just to be able so say this. I am not alone in this. Someone onces asked me ‘are you in the army’ on a day when I was dressed in green. Meaning: green bag, green suitcase, green coat. A smile. The memory. The resemblance.

rooms at the military academy and Mercedeses

The answers: regarding my business. Please note, no-one mentioned this. Just adding one and a few other comments. Brilliant at that. Force to fit. The economy. The lay-offs. An opportunity. My company lacks security more than anything else. Although it could do with an increase in budget. Nevertheless. Security experts in need of transfers. That is where to find them. Negotiating over the details can be done in person. Soon enough. Currently imagining: company security, company spirit, company sports, company corps. In transit. Idea to blueprint to market.

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