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Johan Bové

What do you browse through generally first thing in the morning? Your E-mail, Twitter, Reddit, IRC, others?

Johan Bové

Is there any medical praxis in Germany that has opening hours adapted to their patients or do they all organize their hours to how the doctors and staff would like to work in the most relaxed, non-stressed way?

Johan Bové

Seems like Chromium/Electron based applications don't work well on Elementary OS 6, tried it yesterday and wanted to run Vivaldi browser but it only showed a blank / white square; but Firefox worked fine. Will try to see if there is a work-around because I do want to give that OS a go. Also, Vivaldi really has cool ideas for managing tabs, but I already get anxious when I have 9 tabs open due to my old-school idea that every
10:39 tab open is just there munching on RAM.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Flood Destruction

Do not trust your basement

2 min read

Seeing that devastated family house basement left a big impression on me. The destruction level of a flooded basement full of family memories was really high. 99% of everything in that basement is lost after a couple weeks in dirty, mucky river water and slick. Furniture destroyed after it floated freely in the dark water. When the water eventually recided, all of the stuff, even the heavy furniture pieces, got thrown around the rooms. A photo projector and dias, all in there containers, probably 40 years old, all destroyed. Photo albums completely returned to sticky pulp as the water dissolved the paper. When you try to pick it up, it all falls apart. Old board games, puzzle pieces, even a whole set of the classic electronic Battlefield game, all scattered around the water and covered in muck. The pieces kept coming towards the vacuum cleaner head while I was working to suck out the lower levels of the basement. We managed to get about 100 buckets of stinky dark river water out. Books were everywhere and also completely destroyed. It really hurt me emotionally to see all these family memoriabilia scattered and destroyed like that. Perhaps as a dad, it is one of my worst nightmares that our family memories would be returned to only that ... memories which eventually will be all forgotten and lost.

Never keep your precious things in your basement!

Johan Bové

Caught a spider and promoted it to head-fruit-fly-catcher in our kitchen. You can do it buddy!

Johan Bové

Never-ever store irreplaceable family valuables in a basement or sou-terrain if you have the option. Today, I witnessed the utter destruction of a flooded basement full of family relics and memorabilia, two weeks after the flooding. Photo albums, photo slides and a projector, nothing stands the test of being submerged in water and being left in a damp moldy basement. Not even a model rail-way ...

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Was feeling a bit down but watching some family videos and pictures from last year brightened me up. Good night.

Johan Bové

In my spare time I like to read the history of songs, albums and bands on Wikipedia. The history of the song "Let's all chant" by Michael Zager Band is one of those gems. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_All_Chant

Johan Bové

Is there a Wikipedia author and moderator appreciation day already?