Got a letter from the water company saying we will be without water for a bit on Wednesday.. It contained an English translation "We encourage you to generate some store of water".. Right 😂

After it being 34C most of today, we just got cooled down with a thunderstorm and some hail...

I turn up to work clearly intoxicated. My boss asks "why are you wasted at 9am?"

I reply "Dave, I'm a Linux user. You know I can't deal with the Office without Wine."

I get fired. I do not care. I just made the best joke in history.

Bullshit moment of the day. I realized I didn't check in for our flights to Amsterdam next week for Defqon. Upon signing in on the website of easyJet I conclude that our flight to Amsterdam got cancelled and we had to pick a new flight. Why is it a bullshit moment? Well, the fact that I didn't get a single email about this and kind of just found out by accident...
Either way, flight rebooked lol.

As I'm going to NL for a festival (Defqon) in less than 2 weeks, I'm looking for a good weather source for NL.. Ideally comparable to I remember most weather apps/website in NL to be garbage and ad driven, hence the question. Anyone got any suggestions? :)

When you go to pick something up in an electronics store and you notice that their machines are running KDE Plasma rather than Windows.

After I ran into this post on hackernews yesterday I got inspired to take a second look at my homelab. And I ended up creating a similarly small socat image because of it

So a few weeks ago I finally booked a flight to the Netherlands to visit family and friends who I haven't seen in more than 2 years.. And of course yesterday Netherlands announced a 3 week lockdown (which overlaps with my trip) 😩

It's such bullshit that it's 2021 and the Olympics opening ceremony is still only broadcasted on national tv channels and their own streaming platforms. Why no general youtube or twitch stream... Can't even watch it from Dutch national tv website either of course because dumbass geoblock (no I am not getting a vpn).

TIL. Some job websites reject pdf's for having 'active elements'. After some searching, it was suggested to print to pdf instead. This however increased the size of the pdf by about 200 times. After some more searching I ran into the following snippet
`gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=clean.pdf -dBATCH dirty.pdf`
Which seems to nicely 'clean' up the pdf, without increasing the filesize by 200 times..

Perhaps someone on the fediverse can help me. I am currently looking for work in either Switzerland, or fully remote (within EU timezones preferably). I am primarily a backend developer working with Golang, C++, Java. Have some experience with python, php and rust, willing to learn more. Also small time sysadmin/devops (mostly as hobby for now). DM me for resume etc, boosting greatly appreciated :)

(I speak Dutch and English, still learning German, but learning quickly)

I do kind of wonder how this is in other people their experience and in other (European) countries. I personally found it very helpful and especially kind when I was quite literally asked if I understood what she was saying.

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Yesterday when I was waiting in line to get my first covid19 vaccin. I once again noticed a huge difference in Swiss mentality when it comes to foreigners compared to the Netherlands. As expected they started to explain things to me in German and upon seeing my Dutch passport asked in German if I understood them or not. While in NL I've heard several stories of cashiers etc, just talking English because they can hear the other person isn't Dutch, even when they tried to speak in Dutch.

This would imo be a whole lot less weird if it was in response to a recent tweet about the topic.. Not a more than 10 year old tweet, that's just... odd

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First time checking Twitter in months.. Apparently a director of Brave found it needed to reply to a over 10 year old tweet complaining about browser memory usage? Just why. It seems quite unprofessional to me. More reasons for me to not even try their browser tbh.

I heard some people being super concerned about Twitch and personalized ads like a week ago lol.. Since that same week, if I switch between streams I quite literally see the same commercial hopping between the French and the German version... I think their personalized ads thing is kinda crap.. While being logged in with an account set to English btw, like you know.. they could poll my language preference from that..

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