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Johan Bové

Three week vacation is coming up. Thinking of going offline for that long and reading books for a change. Got a whole stack "to read".

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So not to have this previous post as my last post: I am happy to have made a nice Python "picture uploader" app for our family pictures. Thanks to Flask it was only a matter of finding some good tutorials and articles and the thing actually works.

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Go rot in hell US "law-makers" and "freedom-fighters" and your "right to kill as many people in a shortest time possible" madness : watch this video with your families and see if it is REALLY WHAT YOU ALL WANT ??
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/07/04/us/highland-park-shooting-july-4-parade/5eb19670-759b-5a1c-a...

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Oh, the irony - the English Wikipedia article on "Link_rot" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_rot), has some External Links; the link to Jakob Nielsen, "Fighting Linkrot", Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox, June 14, 1998 (http://www.useit.com/alertbox/980614.html). is returning ... "HTTP Status: 404 (not found)" .

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Saved our cat after she got her back left leg stuck in a folder chair and she "thanked" me by biting me. Got 5 nice teeth marks on my hand. Luckily no stitches necessary and she is doing good again too.

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Working with Onedrive on Linux is like mixing milk with fruit tea, it just doesn't blend well.

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Let's just say I would have not wanted to be around when the microwave was accidentally invented.

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What keeps you motivated?

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Seeing "suggested replies" in chat tools is freaking me out. I don't need an algorithm to analyze my communication for me. What's the next step? Turn it in "auto-suggested replies" and not have to deal with talking to people at all anymore? Wondering also: who exactly is requesting this feature except for it being a "business" case to be able to say your app is using "AI" as a hype-lingo-bingo check mark?

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Be kind.

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Is it a trend you noticed too that businesses simply ignore phone calls on their own listed phone numbers during regular business hours? Most painful are the ones with messages on their websites and auto-reply mails to call them ON THE PHONE in case of urgency. Tried for days reaching out to three different businesses with nobody picking up the phone. I even checked if my phone could have been listed on one of those spam-reporting lists, but it doesn't seem to be. I also tried with different phones and phone numbers.

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One of the reasons why I keep my IRC connection going is the amazing IRC channels. Thanks to some awesome bot programming (Loqi) you can follow up pretty neatly what is happening in a unobtrusive, ad-free manner.

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Renewed by yearly IRCCloud.com subscription again (third year) - holding on to the IRC protocol like it's 2010.

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My son is asking questions like "What is war Daddy?" - I feel ashamed as a human being to have to explain him it somehow.

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My site, my rules ... as long as it is legally compliant in whatever country you happen to live in. Somehow the utopian promise of a free Hyperspace where people could exist in peace and harmony, not bound to physical and any other boundaries, seems to be more and more an unachievable dream, because of ... people.

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Cool, my static private website is on https://lowwwcarbon.com/ with a page weight of 58.56 KB and carbon per page view of 0.043g. Not the lowest, yet still respectable.

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I can only imagine the horror parents go through after they get news that something really bad happened to their children while at school and they will never come home again; this horrendous thought flashed through my head after realizing how I miss him already by just looking at the way he left his toys around this morning.

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Went to see Top gun - Maverick at the movies. It is a cool and heart-felt pop-corn movie and our first time back at the movies in two years. You have to like Tom Cruise of course. If you liked the original Top Gun, you're going to love it. Just the right mix of nostalgia and a coming of age story line.

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Highly recommend the NEMO museum in Amsterdam - our 4-year old and the whole family loved it!
https://www.nemosciencemuseum.nl/en/

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We want to take a city trip with our son and now he got really excited to go the "Hamsterdam".