poppies for soldiers, poppies for children

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in a field in Ukraine
in Flander’s fields

hunderd years ago an idiot shot a duke
just 78 hours ago another idiot shot an airliner

let’s hope history does not repeat
so much compassion for all victims


Pictures by bvdb (whoisbert) march/may 2014 @home/@kruidtuin Leuven – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG_6918/6919/7525/7527

ipv6 part2: soho ipv6

bert0001:

kept myself busy writing some preliminary course material — letting you peek into my professional life …

Originally posted on Gnu Bizz 2:

In this series for small office and home office (soho) I will discuss connecting via ipv6 to the outside world, and back.
In this 2nd post, I will look at ipv6 in my linux machines.

There are 3 desktops and as many laptops in my network, all running one or the other Debian like distro. Regardless, what I will talk about in this post should be similar to most linux distros. I realize that this is a highly technical post. The most important thing is that you try some or many of the things in this post for yourself. A practical approach is the best to learn: you ask yourself questions, next, you’re bound to look for answers.

ipv6 on my desktop

3 years ago, we had a world wide ipv6 day: On 8 June, 2011, top websites and Internet service providers around the world, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo!…

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free and tired

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they came from nowhere
not bigger than a dime
some only half that size
millimetres above the lawn
mowed 3 days ago

in between
tiny leaves
of shamrock

the ‘ephemeral’

* – * – * – *

nature takes its own time
for everything
but it never
appears tired

* – * – * – *

a huge conflict underneath
creating a lot of fatigue

just beginning to understand
what burn-out could mean
something like this fatigue
to the power of 4

in my case caused by perhaps
the repression of unhappiness
source “unknown”

an unconscious
‘i don’t want to do this’

obviously resistance
against what is

next the emptiness,
again the emptiness,
after the work

the release of all frustration
the venting of all the misery
when preparing the un-preparable
when trying to get there in time
when trying to get back home
in less than 90 minutes

a struggle,
a battle
a relentless
resisting

of reality

this moment
that resistance
is past


Pictures by bvdb (whoisbert) july 2014 @home – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG_7600/7601/7602/7604/7605/7608/7595/7596

opinion …

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opinion, opinion,
nothing but opinion

sharing mine or your
preliminary conclusion
in a path of thought:
“I think that …”

i have this opinion
that opinion
is a blueprint
of the past
already overhauled by
present reality


Pictures by bvdb (whoisbert) march 2014 @botanical gardens Leuven(b) – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG_6896/6897

the “I”

from Krishnamurti’s commentaries on living series 2 chapter 26

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The outward and inward mind is ceaselessly active, receiving impressions; caught in its memories and reactions; it is an aggregate of many desires and conflicts. It functions only within the field of time, and in that field there is contradiction, the opposition of will or desire, which is effort. This psychological activity of the ‘I’, of the ‘me’ and the ‘mine’, must cease, for such activity causes problems and brings about various forms of agitation and disorder. But any effort to stop this activity only makes for greater activity and agitation.

If you are aware of the viciousness of this circle and realize that you cannot break it, then with this realization the censor, the observer, ceases to be.

Our problem, then, is this: is it possible for the activity of desire to come to an end voluntarily, freely, without any form of compulsion? It is only when this happens that the mind can be still. If you are aware of this as a fact, does not the activity of desire come to an end?

The demand for the cessation of the ‘I’ becomes the new activity of the ‘I’; but it is not new, it is merely another form of desire. Only when the mind is spontaneously still can the other, that which is not of the mind, come into being.


Pictures by bvdb (whoisbert) march 2014 @home – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG_6521