Long time users of Simply simple must we wondering what happened to all the content that used to be here.To summarize, life got too busy -although the learning didn’t stop, the writing did! Hosting expenses kept going up while service went down the drain. My skills were centred around technical things and designing was a pain in the neck -particularly with the AD’s I decided to use to monetize my blog and thus subsidize my web hosting expenses. I ended up taking short cuts and using a lot of plugins to make my blog readable even though as a systems administrator I was aware that I was setting myself up for trouble by introducing possible security vulnerabilities into my blog. Free templates too did not come with updates and even if they did, I would have re-coded them so extensively that overwriting the old template with the new one would reset most of my work and I’d end up tearing my hair out.
Then work kept getting more and more hectic, and even as I gained considerable expertise in configuring and managing Linux servers and managing organisation wide networks, I had less time to keep up with the blogging rat race. The less I wrote, the more unjustified the hosting expenses became. When due to a security hole in one of the plugins my site got hacked and I got locked out of my blog, it was the last straw for me. I could have easily regained control of the site, but I was already at the end of my tether managing household chores single handedly, long outstation work related trips, hours of research at a stretch and the job stress of managing a mail server, 12 websites and providing support to 22 hospitals, another dozen or more projects and providing IT support to countless free-loading acquaintances. Finally, I threw in the towel and informed my web host in London not to charge my card any more and to discontinue my hosting.
However when my domain was expiring, I renewed it for a year -just in case -and here I am writing all over again -this time hosting on my own server that I have built from scratch. Things change as time passes and wisdom comes with age. A lot of the content will remain the same on simplysimple, although I am not sure at this point whether I will be writing on Linux even though most of the hits for my site were for Linux solutions and also for my camping equipment reviews. I want simplysimple to be more holistic this time covering a broader range of subjects of the simple life style. I also need to document all the research & experiments I’ve conducted over the years on Simple & back country living and ancestral skills.
The key areas of focus will be on ancestral/survival skills, food and nutrition and reviews of products I own. I’m particularly interested in how to do things from scratch with minimum dependence on store bought stuff as these skills will be very useful in an urban survival situation. However this time I will also be focussing on current events and on spiritual things -as usual everything will be based on my own experience. I have not copied and pasted things from various sources. Feel free to disagree with anything -but walk away gracefully without arguing unnecessarily. We are all at different stages of maturity, learning and understanding. A kindergarten student can only make so much sense of a textbook for advanced studies, sometimes I could be the student, at other times it could be you. Age doesn’t guarantee wisdom. I may be wrong at times but I promise to be honest with everything I put down and will re-visit my posts from time to time and revise them!
Happy reading and thanks for stopping by. God bless you!
Disclaimer: Every individual is unique. There is some truth in the saying, “One man’s food is another man’s poison.” So try everything on my blogs at your own risk. Don’t forget to use your common sense. Life doesn’t come with any textbooks and the foolish die young.
Some of the pictures are from social media where such things endlessly circulate. As an example, look at the following picture:
Here is a quote allegedly by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. I have quoted it, because I agree with the essence of its words. I can’t be sure that Gandhi said it and I definitely do not share any of Gandhi’s other beliefs unless I have expressly quoted them.
The same can be said of the automatically placed AD’s. I have very limited control over them and do not vouch for any of the products or philosophies of the advertisers.
I want my readers to think for themselves, and unlearn and relearn wherever necessary even as I have done for the past few years of my life and come out of the matrix like system we have been brainwashed into believing by schools, religious institutions, the media and businesses.
So what happened to all the IT posts? At one point it was migrated to www.simplywired.info which was an offshoot of simplysimple.info. [ As of today, www.simplywired.info has ceased to exist as I don’t think that it was worth my time to write tech articles with super short life spans] Those of you who visited simplysimple.info for IT posts, would have realized that all the previous IT posts have vanished.
‘It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.’
Sherlock Holmes in the Beryl Coronet
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