who can give up essential
liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety, deserve neither liberty
-- Benjamin Franklin
"All governments lie and nothing
say should be believed."
"Power tends to corrupt, and
absolute power corrupts
absolutely. Great men
almost always bad men."
1. Why there are no uploads
on my site
since June 29
(links, mostly without reviews)
is a Nederlog of Friday July 3, 2015. It is mostly like yesterday's
NL, and (also) cannot be uploaded today:
This is not a normal crisis file
or Nederlog because while I can write it, I can't
upload it, and this also may take some days to sort out.
I explain this in a little more detail in item 1.
Indeed I also plan to
continue the present schema until after I can upload again, that is -
since I do read the about 40 sites I read every day for NL - I will
selecting articles from sites, and upload the links, as in item 2 below, but I will not review them, or only a
small selection, simply because this saves time and saves health, and
for the moment I have little of either.
Here are the items for today: item 1 is a brief
statement on why there are no uploads to my site; item 2
consists of 9 articles (with links and authors etc. but with very
little comments); and item 3 is a brief conclusion
that - again - explains why I cannot upload at present.
There are no reviews with comments today (for it is very hot where I
live, I am quite tired, and this will anyway not be read by anyone till
next week, I fear).
1. Why there are no uploads on my site since
June 29, 2015
item today is an explanation of its title: Why there are no uploads on my site since June 29, 2015.
The basic reason is this: The programs I use for
uploading the sites, which happens with FTP (<-Wikipedia)
suddenly and unaccountably on June
29, and since then I have not been able to start them again.
I don't think it is a fault with the computer; it may be a fault in
Ubuntu though this is less likely; and all I do know on the moment is
that the two programs I
use on Ubuntu to get FTP-uploading to my sites done, that worked quite
well for over three years, stopped working and refuse to start.
I will have to sort this out, and eventually I will, but I do not
how long this will last (passwords, extremely slow help from providers,
bad health, tropical temperatures, other work I must do etc. etc.)
There is some more text explaining this from July
Here is the summary:
- I can't upload on
the moment, and will try to sort this out the coming days or week,
which will - eventually, I am afraid - succeed.
- Until then I will continue
Nederlog (without uploading, until I can, again) but while I will keep
crisis-related articles I will only review a few of them,
because this is easier and I have to do other things as well.
- I will also try to
write out some of my general conclusions about the crisis.
Crisis materials (links,
mostly without reviews)
The next item today is
a list of articles with links. As I said in the previous item,
I will keep looking every morning at around 40 sites and
interesting articles, but for the moment I will not review most
of them: I merely list them.
This has two advantages:
Less work for me, but possibly more articles for my readers. Indeed
today is another such a day, for I found nine articles.
Here are the articles: Titles + links + author(s) + site:
This is by Micah Lee, Glenn
Greenwald and Morgan Marquis-Boire on The Intercept. (It continues
yesterday's article about XKEYSCORE.)
This is by Sherif
Elsayed-Ali on The Intercept.
This is by Damian
Carrington on The Guardian.
This is by Polly Toynbee on
This is by Frances
Perraudin on The Guardian.
This is by Alexander Reed
Kelly on Truthdig (with a link to The Guardian).
This is by Alexander Reed
Kelly on Truthdig (and seems to state the real
end of the leaders of the European Union).
This is by Deirdre Fulton
on Common Dreams. (Quite interesting!)
This is by Washington's Blog
on his blog.
Since I can't upload this today, and I don't yet know
how long that will last, there is also this: I will try to keep
up writing Nederlogs for later publication, that depends on my being
able to upload them, but they probably will be briefer.
For as I said, while the main reason that you cannot read this since
June 30, 2015, is that I can't upload, it is also a
fact that I need to do quite a few other things than computing,
while my health is
currently - and since 2 months - worse than it was since 2012, and also
there has started a period with tropical temperatures in
which I tend not to cope well with.