in all the world is more dangerous, than sincere ignorance and
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
from May 22, 2019
This is a
Nederlog of Wednesday,
I bought a computer on May 9 with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS MATE and am for the
coming months (at least) "between two computers". I shall
continue - for the time being - to write and upload my files from
LTS (that is: from the old computer, that I bought in 2012)
that is easier right now and the old computer still works (and may
continue to work for another two years or more, although I do not know
Well, here is a change I made on May 17:
I did not like 18.04 LTS mostly because quite a few files I
have been editing for 20+ years can't be installed any more on that
(for incomprehensible reasons also) so I had 18.04 deinstalled and
got 16.04 LTS reinstalled on the new computer - but that too is quite
from the 16.04 LTS on the old computer...
is later, and while my old computer, on which I have been writing since
2012 has started again, after considerable trouble, I am not yet sure
whether everything is OK, and also not whether I can write to my sites in Denmark and in Amsterdam.
Also, I am not certain yet whether I can receive mail.
In each and every case it seems I can, but this is a first try. More
end of 2015 that
xs4all.nl is systematically
ruining my site by NOT updating it within a few seconds,
as it did between 1996 and 2015, but by updating it between
two to seven days later, that is, if I am lucky.
claimed that my site was wrongly named in html: A lie.
They have claimed that my operating system was out of date: A lie.
just don't care for my site, my interests, my values or my
ideas. They have behaved now for 3 years
as if they are the
eagerly willing instruments of the US's secret services, which I
from now on suppose they are (for truth is dead in Holland).
two reasons I remain with xs4all is that my site has been
there since 1996, and I have no reasons whatsoever to suppose that any
other Dutch provider is any better (!!).