Her: Hello? Me: Hello Her: Who is this? Me: The person you called. Who may you be? Her: You called my phone yesterday evening and I wasn’t able to answer. I need to know who is this. Me: You can’t. I did not call you. You called a fixed line and it can be from anybody. Give me your name and I will ask around. Her:-gets angry- Where are you from? Me: I don’t wish to reveal. Provide me with your name and I’ll check. Her:-raises voice- What is this? Me: I don’t need to identify myself. Her:-officially pissed off- Are you trying to mock me? Why are you doing this to me? Me: Why would I mock you? I am just asking–
Not the first time this has happened. I hate to answer phone to ask me to identify myself. I won’t reveal myself before the caller does as I felt it gives a stranger an opportunity to find out more about the phone number’s owner(s). He or she could be someone who tries to use some social engineering skills. I’m mostly a prick at such scenarios. I know I know.
In late summer the plankton bloom is at its height. Vast shoals of herring gather to feed on it, diving birds round the fish up into a bait ball and then a humpback whale roars in to scoop up the entire ball of herring in one huge mouthful.
HD: Bait Ball Feast – Nature’s Great Events: The Great Feast – BBC One
I haven’t been generous enough to spend money on higher RAM for my blogs. I started to notice slow downs in the blog recent, particularly caused by a particular plugin that does related posts. I found out by checking on slow queries log. Here’s how to get MySQL to log slow queries:
If you are using Ubuntu of Debian-based operating systems, it’s found in /etc/mysql/my.cnf. You may need to use
For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a message of environmental respect and responsibility (for 10 of those years without speaking). A funny, thoughtful talk with occasional banjo.