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Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Webcams are in high demand these days

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The fact that you can buy a used webcam today faster than new is astounding. A Microsoft Lifecam Cinema, which would sell new before the corona crisis for about €50, was sold today as a good second hand condition on Ebay for €81 (+ shipping cost).

If you happen to own an unused webcam in your drawers, then now is the time to sell and you could even make a profit.

Ebay Auction for a Microsoft Lifecam Cinema

Price range for a Microsoft Lifecam Cinema

Microsoft LifeCam 3000 outrageously over-priced.

Some shops are not shy in offering this camera for an insanely high price! Don't get fooled.

Price range for Microsoft Lifecam 3000Outrageous prices for a €25 euro webcam

Johan Bové

We're all doing good. We're following the news and the reports closely. We're staying at home as much as we can - with a very active two-year old little guy who loves running, we did enjoyed a day out today with a long walk along the Rhein river, keeping our social distance. We're managing to work from our "home office", but will be happy when we can go back to our daily routines from before soon again. I've activated Folding@Home on my home machines as a way to "help" fight this virus and washing our hands seventy times a day. I'm also doing more laundries than usual just to keep it all "virus free". Hoping for the best. Stay healthy.

Johan Bové

Journal Update

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Today I'm in my fourth week of forced working from home-office.

Some moments I seem to think we have it all under control and we're actually managing to combine baby sitting and working at the same time, but then the two-year old in my son resurfaces and he needs attention every 15 seconds.

We love spending time with him, but the combination with a sprint plan deadline is making me a bit short-fused and nervous. I'm keeping my cool however by realizing how lucky we are, compared to many families in the World and especially in Italy.

Still feeling pretty bad how much TV he needs to see to keep him busy. It does seem that he is starting to be able to play on his own for a - little - while longer. He likes the V-Tech MagicBook 3D interactive toy, especially the little 3D animations. He's so clever.

We got him more cars and a garage and the biggest extension set of the Lillabo Ikea train (50 pieces!) - So it's not like he has a shortage in toys, it's just that he's only two.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

I'm taking a break from social-media until our society manages to cope with , hopefully that won't be longer than a few weeks more.

Johan Bové

Journal Update

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The news and measures about the corona virus are giving me anxiety caused nightmares. I feel genuinely scared about what is happening. Worried about my family and my friends and colleagues. Worried that we might not have enough supplies. Worried about how the World As We Knew it is over. Perhaps I've seen too many apocalyptic movies and TV.

I've been away from the office at home for five weeks now. Working from home was okay until my son couldn't go to the kindergarten anymore and then last Friday, my laptop broke. I got the machine replaced. Hopefully I can be somewhat productive again today.

We're together in this until at least April 16th when the schools can reopen. Today is March 17th. A complete lock down of Germany might still happen. For how long is totally unclear? I need to make an inventory of the food and supplies in the house.

Nathan is great and developing. He's also starting to talk much more. And he even formed little sentences. It is however tough keeping him busy without simply turning on the TV. Worried what this is doing to his development?

Johan Bové

Are the measures most countries are taking against spreading really a good thing for the environment and climate change? Time will tell.

Johan Bové

Great neighborhood initiative

Helping elderly with their groceries during the Corona crisis