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Johan Bové

Paper notebook instructions: pick up pen, open on a blank page, start writing.

Johan Bové

And I strongly believe our software has become overly complex with too many dependencies nobody really knows where they come from and how to maintain

Johan Bové

Having to solve computer software issues is such a waste of human time.

Johan Bové

Proud of my son today! He waited patiently three hours in line for handing over chestnuts for candy from the Haribo factory and he also bought his very first item all by himself, a cupcake, with money at the library's coffee bar.

Johan Bové

Got a bad cold but getting through it!

Johan Bové

Every adult man was a four year old boy before. As a dad, this is a realisation that it is my responsibility that in his future, he has everything needed to live the life of a happy man.

Johan Bové

I hugged my son extra today. Life is not long enough.

Johan Bové

Who else hears the Game of Thrones theme in the "Doctor?" song by Orbital?

Johan Bové

A fun thing about doing private web projects is that it's totally okay to test in production

Johan Bové

Built my first personal app with React and Earthstar Project today! https://earthstar-project.org/

Johan Bové

Tell me again what the UN is actually doing? https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/09/30/world/russia-ukraine-war-news

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.