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Johan Bové

What am I doing and why am I doing it, I have no idea. Today is one of those days.

Johan Bové

Tomorrow we remember that on August 6 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped by the USA on Hiroshima at 8:15 in the morning killing
70,000–126,000 civilians and 20,000 soldiers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki

Johan Bové

Why do I keep writing simple English words like "change" or "chance" and "save" or "safe", and "live" or "life" wrong?

Johan Bové

Perhaps it's time to go European with my Web browser? Almost everyone on the Vivaldi team is North-European, more precisely Scandinavian - and the browser features even look cool. https://vivaldi.com

Johan Bové

Voice robots on call centers hotlines NEVER WORK! People talk with accents and sometimes slower or faster. Stop implementing these frustrating systems and the people working in the call centers will get more relaxed people on the phone. Looking at you

Johan Bové

Seriously: how many people died in Germany because some company had to keep to strict "Datenschutz Richtlinien"?

Johan Bové

Very frustrating to see more and more sites and web apps that don't work properly in Firefox.

Johan Bové

#DHL Tried to send an e-mail from my personal e-mail account to hza-ffm@zoll.de-mail.de and apparently there is such a thing as a closed e-mail system.

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The e-mail address is on a very official looking "invitation to pay" from Deutsche Post DHL Group in Frankfurt am Main with no other phone number or whatsoever.

NO WAY I will create an email account with de-mail just to be able to send DHL Group a complaint, but an official complaint to the Bürgerbeauftragter will be sent out shortly.

Geman Digitalization in all its messy glory...

This is the response you get when you try to email the address mentioned:

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

<poststelle.hza-ffm@zoll.de-mail.de> failed: host
 mx.de-mail-t-systems.de-mail.de (83.125.35.23) said: 554 5.7.1
 <poststelle.hza-ffm@zoll.de-mail.de>: Recipient address rejected: Ihre E-Mail
 wurde abgewiesen, da es sich bei De-Mail um einen geschlossenen Mailverbund
 handelt.  Aufgrund der besonderen Anforderungen an das De-Mail System bzgl.
 Technik, Sicherheit, Integritaet und Vertraulichkeit, ist es nicht moeglich,
 eine normale E-Mail an eine De-Mail Adresse zuzustellen. Eine De-Mail Adresse
 erhalten Sie hier:  http://www.telekom.de/de-mail Your e-mail was rejected
 because De-Mail is a closed mail group. Due to the special requirements of the
 De-Mail system regarding technology, security, integrity and confidentiality,
 it is not possible to send a normal e-mail to a De-Mail address. You can get a
 De-Mail address here: http://www.telekom.de/de-mail (in reply to RCPT
 command)
Reporting-MTA: dns; REDACTED
Received-from-MTA: dns;  REDACTED
Arrival-Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:51:04 +0200
X-Original-ID: 56787f61-f4f0-11eb-aa4b-001a4a4cb9a5

Final-Recipient: rfc822; poststelle.hza-ffm@zoll.de-mail.de
Action: failed
Status: 5.7.1
Remote-MTA: dns; mx.de-mail-t-systems.de-mail.de (83.125.35.23)
Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 554 5.7.1 <poststelle.hza-ffm@zoll.de-mail.de>:
 Recipient address rejected: Ihre E-Mail wurde abgewiesen, da es sich bei
 De-Mail um einen geschlossenen Mailverbund handelt.  Aufgrund der besonderen
 Anforderungen an das De-Mail System bzgl. Technik, Sicherheit, Integritaet und
 Vertraulichkeit, ist es nicht moeglich, eine normale E-Mail an eine De-Mail
 Adresse zuzustellen. Eine De-Mail Adresse erhalten Sie hier: 
 http://www.telekom.de/de-mail Your e-mail was rejected because De-Mail is a
 closed mail group. Due to the special requirements of the De-Mail system
 regarding technology, security, integrity and confidentiality, it is not
 possible to send a normal e-mail to a De-Mail address. You can get a De-Mail
 address here: http://www.telekom.de/de-mail (in reply to RCPT command)

Johan Bové

Have not been happier in my life before to own a certain certificate and a QR code.

Johan Bové

The lyrics from "Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play" by Roky Erickson feel very appropriate in light of how climate change will influence our daily lives in many ways even if we want to or not.

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"Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play"
(originally by Roky Erickson)

Click your fingers applauding the play
Such clear clear nights and clear days
Cause lightning never flashes our way
If you click your fingers applauding the play

Fat kings and queens all eating their grapes
Blood and blaspheme not upon the door drapes
Scream out for murder, scream out for hate
If you click your fingers applauding the play

And from the horizons the wrath boot's not down
Clear skies sometimes the clouds so inviting
Such a friendly sound

Temples arising are not raked
Columns not shattered by any earthquakes
The seas and famine are all their own brake
If you click your fingers applauding the play

And from the horizons the wrath boot's not down
Clear skies sometimes the clouds so inviting
Such a friendly sound

Thanks to Electric Six for including this one on their über-cool new album "Streets Of Gold" (2021).