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Johan Bové

Just another token of appreciating of the more than excellent Radio Paradise listener-supported web radio station. https://radioparadise.com

Johan Bové

Regardless all of the open source operating systems, I would say I believe that Microsoft's "Windows 10" today is actually a more stable and robust operating system than Apple's Mac OSX.

Johan Bové

Oh the excitement of writing 23GB worth of baby videos of my son to Blu Ray disc from my network attached storage. Writing at 17 MB/second. And anything can happen to make the process fail and lose the disc worth about €4.

Johan Bové

Discovering the excellent German band "Die Ärzte" only today - I have been living here ten years - after finding a live album on one of the mini discs I got second hand.

Johan Bové

After last week's Qnap ransomware disaster I picked up my effort again to write all our valuable videos and pictures on m-disc immutable DVD-R and BD-R discs. I really hope that verbatim.com will keep making this excellent archive solution and won't phase them out completely. Imho discs like m-disc are real archival solutions, especially since these are ransomware proof.

Johan Bové

Got again a nice A+ score from Mozilla Observatory tester for my https://johanbove.info site after fixing issues with the Strict-Transport-Security header and the inline styles content security policy using base256 hashes

Johan Bové

Got my OpenPGP Key email IDs certified with my European eID through the German AusweisApp2 software made by Governikus - Check out their service here: https://pgp.governikus.de/pgp/index.html

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I got a finger nail infection on my left index finger, the condition is called _Paronychia_; it appeared suddenly and got swollen pretty fast and the infection became visible; so I went to the doctor and they decided to "drain" it. A bit painful, but it was good to have it done. Now my finger is wrapped in a lot of sterile gaze at least until next week. It's a bit annoying for typing. I was afraid of having more pain; but it has been manageable until now. Feeling fortunate about the German medical system. Apart from the pain killer, ibuprofen, I didn't have to pay a single Euro cent.

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How many crypto wallets do you currently manage?

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Are people really supposed to have a separate "Wallet" app for every crypto currency they have an interest in? Trying out some tokens to understand the (fin)tech and you end up easily with a handful of non-compatible applications on the Web and on your phone. And for each of these you really need to be careful for not losing access to or them becoming obsolete or getting hacked / stolen. Can't imagine what kind of nightmare it must be for any business owner even considering accepting crypto tokens. Sure, there are "solutions" out there that have a promise to solve this, but the problem with decentralization is that literally anyone can make this whole landscape even more complex at any given time. It's not like if you wanted to drive to somewere you can only drive with a certain brand of car on a particular road, right? And which will end up ruling them all? 

Johan Bové

Had a great Easter day with my family; we didn't leave the house - but enjoyed the chocolates and had a lot of fun with the new toys the Easter Bunny brought in exchange for my son's pacifiers. He was really brave about giving the pacifiers to the Easter Bunny so the new babies could also have theirs. So proud of him.