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Thoughts of a systems engineer with way too much cloud in his head

In 2013, Snowden showed us that we don’t really care about privacy.

This is just a reminder for myself, for the darker days: I can feel happy. I can find joy in life. Hell, I can even smile and then take a picture of that. I didnt have to focus on anything, it just started to become the new normal since I...

Alright, yesterday I wrote about Frustration. Today, it’s about success.

Normally I can deal with frustation, be it in my job or in my personal life. Shit just happens and it’s mostly not a complete dealbreaker. Today however is a bit different. I purchased new tires for my Cannondale CAADX cyclocross bike because the old ones were close to retirement....

In the past, I have been very vocal against automatic replies from ticket systems. I considered them to add no value while possibly causing the person requesting support some discontent. Let me explain why. Imagine you just sent a support request. Of course you’re hoping for a quick reply. But...

tl;dr: If you do not need the audio channel, do not buy Type C to HDMI dongles, buy Type C to DisplayPort.

After the unexpected surprise that was Babylon Berlin, it seems that Germany is slowly on the rise in terms of being able to produce thrilling, modern TV shows. This time it’s Bad Banks, focusing on the dubious schemings of the financial sector.