Author Archives: Haridasi

About Haridasi

integrity - the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished.

The fable of the Eagle and the Lark

Once upon a time there was a lark who was renowned for her beautiful singing. Her song was judged by all who heard her to be the sweetest sound on earth. From dawn to dusk she would sing her song … Continue reading

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Randomness vs destiny

A year ago I was boondocking around Stavanger and during one of the evenings I met a German couple who was travelling around, and we shared a nice evening of talks and wine. As the evening progressed we ended up … Continue reading

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Life is in the transitions

In the US there is a notion of mentors. Apparently, these are people in your professional field you contact for coffee or lunch, and they give advice and help to move you further up the status ladder. I have never … Continue reading

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No TV Month revised

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”— Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) So I decided to go a month without tv this July. It has gone surprisingly well. I have only broken it once, and … Continue reading

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The discomfort of humanity in our idols

When I first saw the documentary “Leaving Neverland“, there was no uncertainty in me on wether Michael Jackson had sexually abused children. After that, whenever his music comes on the radio I change station. If I hear the words “Heal … Continue reading

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Man’s (well, mine) search for meaning

I have for over a year now had the dreaded title “ufør” here in Norway. It’s a terrible title – ufør is the equivalent of the word “disabled” in english. Which means there’s a whole species of people who has … Continue reading

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Setting up piHole in Docker Swarm

At home I have set up three raspberry pi’s in a Docker cluster. You know, just for the fun of it and to keep learning new things. Because how could I ever love doing IT stuff if I didn’t set … Continue reading

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Emacs: Setting up MobileOrg and dropbox

Setting up MobileOrg on my iPhone was a little bit of fiddle, so I wanted to share the little tidbit I didn’t find when googling my mistakes. The steps to follow is outlined in the MobileOrg manual: https://mobileorg.github.io/documentation When setting up … Continue reading

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Then darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time, and I wandered far on roads that I will not tell. The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien

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Plex – a network error occurred

I have a private virtual server setup with linux, plex, amazon cloud drive and encryption. I use the samsung plex app for viewing, and I have for some time now encountered the error “a network error occurred”. I tried to … Continue reading

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Joylent doesn’t fix bad habits

I’ve been trying on Joylent for about two weeks now, and I see a change of habits already. What makes you sure a habit will stay or not? Answer: It’s easier than the previous habit. My food habits weren’t really … Continue reading

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Joy in Joylent?

The complete meal replacement is having a revival with the start of soylent. The spin is that one can replace one’s whole food chain with a powder that makes you feel full and provides you with all the things the … Continue reading

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The dying breed of libraries

I used to think that libraries were dying. In a world slowly governed by ebooks, physical books are a dying breed (exception being cookbooks and specialist literature). Now I’m sitting in a library. Not because of the books, but because … Continue reading

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Finding beauty in daily life

Being sick for weeks makes for a very grumpy me. There is no time for being alone, replenish the energy stores and life sucks. Now that I have been well for some days, I have been desperate for getting out … Continue reading

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The theme of life

Happiness research is the new drug where you practically hit walls with well-meant advice about how to live a happy, prosperous life.  I’m done with all things happiness related now. Why? Well, I have figured it out. It’s not about … Continue reading

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Was Jadurani re-initiated?

One of the questions that comes now and then is why Jadurani received the name Syamarani by Srila Narayana Maharaja. This is answered by Naryana Maharaja himself in the book “Walking with a saint” on page 4 which contains transcripts … Continue reading

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Day 4: Say no to your poison

This was the day to clean out the cupboards of a certain food you can’t resist. You just can’t stop eating when you have it around. I struggled with this one, because there weren’t anything that I couldn’t say no … Continue reading

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Capturing the city spirit

I’m on vacation in Oslo, the city I have lived in for 12 years or so. It’s the typical cliche: I didn’t know how much I loved this city until I moved to Stavanger. I knew I loved the openness … Continue reading

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I am a little piece of Norway

That’s what it says on the bag – I am a little piece of Norway. Any Norwegian know what this bag is about: Milk chocolate from Freia. It was the best chocolate, could easily be compared to the quality of … Continue reading

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Day 3: Eat an apple

Easy one, right? Not if you’re on a vacation, which I am. If I had been working, this would have been easy. Now that I’m on vacation – not so much. I have may be eaten that apple 4 – … Continue reading

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