What is this? Just a test. I need to see if my IFTTT triggers still work the way I want. Please ignore. (Or don’t. Do whatever you want.)

Wait, did he get rid of Wordpress? Yes, he did. I hope you like how it turned out. I’m using Hugo with the Tranquilpeak theme. It’s going to change my workflow though. I have to commit my new articles into a github repository, where a webhook will trigger a rebuild of the website. An IfThisThenThat recipe will take care of posting stuff to google/twitter/etc. I’m also looking into converting other sites over, but having my first main weblog in this format is a good first step.

It seems general stupidity has moved into a lower DEFCON level again, so I’m tapping out for a bit. So, you won’t see any posts from me again for a while. You can have your little bubble, while I lurk on and watch the shit flinging from afar. If you do value my input from time to time, I’ll be listening on Messenger, e-mail, this here weblog, Minds, Gab, Twitter, Bitchute, etc.

I did some shuffling again. I’ve moved all my websites over to FreeBSD and the venerable Caddy webserver. I also ditched SaltStack and went full Ansible for maintaining everything. So, this releases me from quite a few nasty dependancies. The SSL implementation of Caddy is based on the internal Go one, which doesn’t need the dingy OpenSSL at all. The configuration is a lot simpler and less complex than nginx’s. If only WordPress would work on PostgreSQL, then I would be shot of MySQL as well.

So, I’m dipping my toe into the Steemit waters, and I’m kinda excited. It seems there is a large community out there on this Blockchain-based platform that seems very friendly and will interact with you. And as a bonus, you can earn a little bit of cash as well if your stuff seems to be interesting enough. I have also found DTube, where I will upload videos. It seems like a better alternative to Youtube, and very censorship-proof.

Might as well continue with a little series about what made me not want to choose one of the other parties here. This list will probably not entail all 28 parties running, because I either didn’t really look at their party platform, or have no past experience with them. Well, here goes: PVV: I actually very briefly considered PVV (although I wouldn’t have voted for Wilders, but rather Fleur Agema).

I’m actually proud of my country for once. The small country that refused to back down to the dictator in Turkey. Of course, the wayward Turks that live here that seem to have more sympathy towards their homeland are waving their red and white crescents about and are being a general nuisance.  Their glorious leader is calling the Dutch fascists, but I guess that guy should look in the mirror. How many judges, journalists, teachers and other dissidents have the Dutch thrown into jail?

So, how goes my little hiatus from social media? Pretty good, I’d say. Lots of peace and quiet, and a lot less idiots to contend with. I of course maintain communication with my closer circles, but every time I look at my timelines, it drives home why I stepped out. Idiocy is still quite rampant.  The sheep still act like sheep, and there are some that staunchly try to distribute red pills.

Emiel Kollof

Passionate geek with musical tendencies

Hacker, Tinkererer, Philosopher

Netherlands