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The Last of Us is Getting Married


I spoke to my sister today (that’s her above) one last time before her wedding tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast people grow up. She’s now managing a team, doing programming while using Debian 11, just like me. Tomorrow she’ll be officially married to another technical person. Life passes by when you don’t pay attention. We all grow older, but some take advantage of the time they have on this planet. Some waste it away.

This is me aged 16, back in the days I was playing tennis a lot.

Roy Schestowitz aged 16

Self-hosting Paradigm


WITH the rapid growth of so-called ‘social’ networks and that rather disturbing hype around ‘clouds’ usually comes a mindset shift; a lot of people foolishly turn to other parties to not only host — in the datacentre sense — their sites (or accounts) but also to manage all of their software and control their data. I have been trying hard to resist that, especially for photos hosting. Our wedding (and beyond) album now has over 400,000 views and the albums I set up in 2005 (using Gallery) has outlived many PHP changes, albeit with some efforts (code changes and migrations).

People don’t need surveillance and censorship platforms such as Facebook in order to share photographs. Facebook is people who are lazy and irresponsible, not technically-inept.

RIP Grandpa

Avner Werner Max Schestowitz, August 29th, 1924 – January 9th, 2015

Avner Werner Max Schestowitz

That Funny Valentine

My Funny Valentine

Rianne Schestowitz

On Valentine’s Day we think of those
Who make our lives worthwhile,
Those gracious, friendly people who
We think of with a smile.

I am fortunate to know you,
That’s why I want to say,
To a rare and special person:
Happy Valentine’s Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

More Xmas and Birthday Photos

Cake Roy Schestowitz

Xmas Roy Schestowitz

Altar Roy Schestowitz

31st Birthday

Thanks to Rhoda for this card…

Birthday card

Pre-Wedding Photos: Preparing for the Flight

Last week we shared some photos of a small private party held before our wedding. There are some additional pictures from the airport and preparations for the flight to the wedding venue. We share them today.

Roy and mother

Pre-wedding flight

Pre-wedding flight

Roy with siblings and mother

Pre-wedding flight

Pre-wedding flight

Pre-wedding flight

The girls

Pre-wedding flight

Roy at the airport

Pre-wedding flight

Rianne at the airport

Pre-wedding flight

Roy and Rianne at the airport

Pre-wedding flight

The ladies at the airport

Pre-wedding flight

Pre-wedding flight

Roy and the mothers

Pre-wedding flight

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