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Johan Bové

One of those nuisances with IFTTT is that even-though they obviously are for a more tech-savvy audience, their error handling and messages are frustratingly "sparse" and generic. You actually have to dig into the network tab and check XHR requests to figure out what exactly is failing. This should not be necessary.

Johan Bové

First week of Autumn and first day where I feel like wearing a sweater in the house.

Johan Bové

As an owner of Main Coon cats, be prepared to get lots of cat licks and requests for belly rubs!

Johan Bové

Epson's unsubscribe form is as bad as it gets. It simply does not work in any browser due to a combination of CORS issues and an impossibly crazy layer of data-mining and tracking added on top of what should be a simple form submit. So I tried the unsubscribe through Postman instead, copying the form fields I found from the web page. It got through to the confirmation page. Let's see if it worked for real.

Johan Bové

It's almost unbelievable how unstable Microsoft's Onedrive on the Web client really is. Instead of adding "clever" features, perhaps do something about making the current ones actually work everywhere first.

Johan Bové

So proud of my son that he's riding his bike without support wheels for the first time today!

Johan Bové

The Germans are big on trying to "digitalize paper work" - they do try, but then there are others (Act on Proof is the Directive (EU) 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union ("Directive") adopted by the European legislator, which the German legislator must transfer into national law by 1 August 2022.) who think having everything related to employment contracts still works best when everything is printed out on dead trees; it's called the "Nachweisgesetz" - if employers not put new contracts (from August 2022 onwards) in paper they can be fined. So my employer, who was fully digitalised, has to go back to paper printed contracts.
Who wins with this really?
In English: https://www.engage.hoganlovells.com/knowledgeservices/news/the-reform-of-the-german-nachweisgesetz-a... and https://www.ecovis.com/duesseldorf-koeln/blog/2022/07/20/nachweisgesetz-arbeitsvertraege/

Johan Bové

And I'm back on Windows ... I simply don't have the time to mess with the OS like unfortunately still is pretty much needed on Linux.Luckily I kept all important files on the shared drive and reverting back was only a matter of selecting the correct boot order and deleting the Linux partition to recover the space. Going to stay here for as long as this hardware works probably.

Johan Bové

Ordered from https://glasbote.com/ today for the first time - Glasbote is a Düsseldorfer start-up which delivers groceries sustainably using cargo bikes and glass return jars and bags.

Johan Bové

Twenty years I've been using an electric toothbrush and never before had I even considered the energy it uses every day to brush my own damn teeth twice.

Johan Bové

The biggest challenge with eating grasshoppers for protein instead of having a piece of meat is that the, otherwise interestingly tasting buggers, have a face. Eating something like that, which has a face, even shrimp, feels weird. We got so used to processed food that we totally not relate the animal with the food directly any longer. It's going to take some time for me to adjust.

Johan Bové

Got a bit of a set-back using Ubuntu because Brasero messed up an expensive BluRay disc for no clear reason - All works well when using my previous app on Windows. Makes me want to reconsider going full time on Linux unfortunately.

Johan Bové

Got a bit of a set-back using Ubuntu Brasero messed up an expensive BluRay disc for no clear reason - All works well when using my previous app on Windows. Makes me want to reconsider going full time on Linux unfortunately.

Johan Bové

Had my life-time first three snack "natural" grasshoppers from Jimini's - if you like eating nuts you'll like these too! If you'd like to try them too: https://www.jiminis.com/shop/lang/en/15-insect-snacks

Johan Bové

Research is Hope

Johan Bové

How many people have suffered in Germany because personal data could not be shared between organizations and institutions in the last ten years?

Johan Bové

One of the measures people can do to limit their co2 output is to consume less meat - less beef especially - but everywhere you read about this it's about consuming less, but I have not seen many write about at which point this will start having an impact as long as farmers keep growing cows for their meat?

Johan Bové

Watching "The Sandman" on Netflix. Did not know what to expect because I did not know the comics. But oh man, how cool and mind blowing this show is! Got to chapter five "24/7". Highly recommending it. Intelligent, emotional human fantasy to its best.

Johan Bové

Haven't been on any "social media" really lately and it feels enlightening. I am back at actively looking for information on a certain topic instead of getting it all stuffed in my face from a timeline is so much better for me. I have no fear of missing out because I use an RSS reader and follow only a handful of people through their blogs / sites. And I am no longer cross-posting on any other platform just so I don't add to the noise myself. If people want to catch up with me - I'm here on my own little corner of the Web.

Johan Bové

Volume 3 of "Love, Death + robots" is amazing! Every single episode is out-of-this-world!