Sunday, January 24, 2021

Upgrading my Wiki

My last post mentioned that my wiki was down. Well in the process of troubleshooting the issue I discovered a bunch of things that I didn't know. It's good to learn right?

So there are a couple of things that I discovered during this process the first of which is that Python2 reached end of life support January 2020. I knew that MoinMoin used python 2 but I hadn't realized that python2 is no longer supported at all. In addition PIP, the python package installer announced what yesterday that it no longer supported python2, so you can install it via method. And so the more I thought about it the more I realized that I definitely didn't want to be running my wiki on outdated software particularly if a security vulnerability in python2 was discovered.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

My Wiki is Down

My wiki is down. I've been playing with trying to get multiple virtual hostsd up and running and in the process I knocked them all off. You will now just get a default nginx default html page although I did customize it for my www2 virtual host.

Bear with me it'll be back soon. -ish.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Browns Lose Divisional Playoff Game to KC

The Cleveland Browns played in their first divisional round of the NFL playoffs since 1994 today. They lost their first divisional playoff game since 1994 too. However, while I am disappointed and am not disappointed in the season,the result of this game or the team. This season and this team went way beyond anybody's expectations. At the beginning of the season I was hoping for a winning record 8-7 or even a reach of 9-6. We ended at 11-4 and won a wildcard spot. Finally, we played in the divisional round of the playoffs. This season was a huge success!!

Thank you Cleveland Browns!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Historical Second Impeachment

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time today by the House of Representatives. While the vote pretty much split along party lines, 10 Republicans were brave enough to choose the country and the Constitution over cultish, seditionists and domestic terrorists. While it is clear that there are a significant number of GOP representatives that are choosing cult and sedition over the constitution, including Ohio House Representatives Jim Jordan and David Joyce, the sole true patriot of the republican representatives from Ohio was Anthony Gonzalez.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Problematic Politician Privilege

Saw this post on twitter tonight:

Live on @KCBSRadio, @RepGaramendi says members of the House have already written up new articles of #impeachment and @realDonaldTrump will "absolutely" be impeached again if he's not removed under the 25th. He says impeachment will be rapid and come "early next week."

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Day of Trump Sedition - January 6th 2021

Today, January 6, 2021 will live in infamy along December 7th, 1941 Pearl Harbor Day. In the case of Pearl Harbor a fascist country of Japan bombarded a air assault on a Naval Base on Sunday morning in Hawaii. This attack kicked off America's entry into World War II. Today, the 45th President of the United States called on "protesters" to a go to the Capitol and fight which they did. These seditious insurgents stormed the Capitol where the our elected representatives were carrying out their legal and constitutional duties. They had to be evacuated and some had to hide in offices.

This result was foreseen by many, including myself. The GOP's complete repudiation of any ethics whatsoever allowed this to happen. Certainly Democrats are not blameless. Yesterday I found a blog post from 2009 with the comment of "be afraid, be very afraid" to a video that goes on to interview supporters of Sarah Palin. It demonstrates the immense amount of not only ignorance but plain stupidity of average Americans. They didn't understand policy terms or care, the were "fans" of Sarah Palin. Democrats have not understood the the republican party has been creating this monsters for two to three decades now. The result of that effort have ended in a Trump presidency and the violent sedition we he ordered his supporter to do today. The Democrats have turned a blind eye to this because they also are vested in the money of the system and the benefits of the system. This fact is apparent when our politicians received covid-19 vaccines before our front line workers.

If today wasn't motivation to become more active I don't know what is.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Google Cloud Playground

I have been playing around with the Google Cloud Platform. I have deployed a MoinMoin Wiki on a Debian vm. You can access it here: So today I was leaving myself some notes on what I had done so I won't forget where I was and I realized that it counts for by "blog" to do list item. So I can check it off. I have transposed (i.e. cut and paste) it below.

Monday, January 04, 2021

Hara Hachi Bu 腹八分

Hara Hachi Bu (腹八分) is a Japanese proverb or saying that means eat until you are 80% full. In the Okinawa Program, they identified this as an Okinawan Proverb and I certainly can't contest that statement as I don't actually know if its origins were Japanese or Okinawan. In the end its origin is/was irrelevant but the fact that I read about it again recently in the Okinawa Program is helping me define one of my goals for this year. I am adding the practice of Hara Hachi Bu to my daily routine.

Friday, January 01, 2021

Happy New Year! Welcome 2021!

Happy New Year!!

It is finally 2021! The year that was 2020 is finally completed and most of us made it through. For the 350,000 plus Americans that did not make due to the criminal behavior of the US President, you have my sincerest condolences.

2021 will see Joe Biden become President, and we will see a vaccine delivered however slowly that may be such that we can get back to a non-pandemic lifestyle. It will be a time of celebration, of release, of great joy. There will of course be the normal life difficulties but compared to 2020, we will see a resurgence of optimism and spirit! And I hope for each and everyone of us best wishes and good health for the new year.