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Johan Bové

When Friends started in 1994, the characters were about 26, so then they were about 14 years older then me. Now I'm about 14 years older than them. Movies and TV works funny that way.

Johan Bové

Bluetooth is really one of those technologies that are wonderful when they work, but can be really annoying if it glitches. For instance when I leave my Android phone on the table between the Mac and the Trackpad with Bluetooth then the signal of my keyboard and track-pad is interfered with and the mouse cursor moves erratically.

Johan Bové

Having somewhat of a right now since I left Twitter behind. But on the other hand, I am getting some urgent needed stuff done!

Johan Bové

Storing your files in OneDrive or Dropbox is a trap. Don't fall into it.

Johan Bové

Pretty happy with the NAS I purchased recently. Already proved it's worth when I accidentally screwed up a mirror backup action using Beyond Compare and it had kept the deleted files in a back up folder. I was able to revert the deletion and did not lose any data!

Johan Bové

Tomorrow, October 13 is Ada Lovelace Day – Celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. More info: https://findingada.com

Johan Bové

This psychic attack on New York city in back in 1985 really left a big impression on me. What a crazy idea! Learned from it through the excellent 2019 HBO show. I need to pick up a book or comic some time too.

Johan Bové

I upgraded the camera hardware in my @fairphone

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Pretty proud that I was able to replace the camera modules in my 3 with the latest camera upgrades.

It is really awesome how Fairphone made a truly up-gradable phone possible and they made it really easy to take apart the phone.

The process does require steady hands and some nerve to execute. Detaching the screen from the frame was exciting. You need to get everything to "click" and not "break".

Everything came apart as planned and taking out the old modules and putting in the new was no issue. I did forget to take away one of the blueish protective covers of the front-facing camera module, after I had put the phone back together. So I had the exercise of taking apart the phone twice.

Followed the instructions from Fairphone themselves

The old modules are on their way to IFixit in Stuttgart Germany for refurbishment or recycling.

Johan Bové

One of the challenges of living far away from where you grew up, like myself, as a Belgian in Germany, is that most people around me don't really know legendary Belgian bands like Nacht und Nebel, Soulsister, Technotronic, Vaya Con Dios, Triggerfinger and more.

Johan Bové

Yeah, LinkedIn sent me an email to tell me I have a message from someone. And that's exactly why I will never give them my money.