Okay, time for my #introduction. :)
Hi, I'm Sven! 👋
I'm a happily married and very curious IT consultant from Berlin in his young thirties. I'm into podcasts, movies, books and language, and also enjoy discussions about tech, society, politics and the usual stuff of everyday life.
Even though I'm German, I'm trying something new by establishing English as my primary posting language. I'm always open for improvement, so feel free to hit me up with corrections or suggestions at any time. :)
German, Politik, Deutsche Bahn
Ich bin jetzt auch endlich dazu gekommen, mir »Die Anstalt« aus dem Januar zum Thema Deutsche Bahn anzusehen.
Richtig gute und leider auch irgendwie traurige Sendung. Vieles ist einem so schon klar, aber das ganze Ausmaß ... phew. Seit 1994(!) haben sich jegliche Kennzahlen verschlechtert. Auch in Anbetracht der Klimakrise wird es Zeit, dass wir da einige der Entwicklungen schleunigst zurückdrehen. Und zwar besser morgen als übermorgen.
20mph (or 30kph) needs to become the new norm as the #innercity speed limit. Not only does it make the motorized #traffic less deadly if something goes wrong and reduces the number of passing moves. It also reduces fumes and noise emissions and equals the trip times for motorists and and cyclists, rendering an often-heard *argument* against #cycling obsolete. #urbanism #rideabike
Many cities in the world have become problematic when it comes to rents. Weirdly for me, almost no article, no podcast and no political discussion – even in in-depth formats – mentions strengthening/establishing cooperatives (Genossenschaften) as a part of the solution.
From my point of few, if most of the housing space would be held by either public institutions or cooperatives, many problems we face today would be either a solved or less grim.
»Spider-Man: Home Run«. Peter Parker uses his super powers to become a star in college baseball to fund his Spider-Man activities. #MoviePitches
I liked »Homecoming« a lot better. This time, it's too much high scool, a villain motivation that feels subpar and non-optimal pacing – especially in the middle section.
However, it's still an entertaining movie that I could enjoy. Sadly, I feel like it's a movie you can easily skip and read a few sentences about without missing pretty much anything for future #MCU projects. #SneakReview
“Hey, thanks for reading our book! If you liked it, please rate it on Apple Books, Google Books, or Bookify!“
“Hey, thanks for watching our Blu-ray! You can buy more Blu-ray at Walmart, Amazon at your local entertainment store or wherever you get your Blu-rays.“
Some podcasts endings are really weird, especially if you transfer them to other mediums. :D
@schreiblehrling Bei uns gegenüber im Haus (sieht man aus dem Schlafzimmerfenster) wohnte ein muskulöser Mann mit Glatze. Wir tauften ihn „Meister Proper“. Dann zog er aus.
Es zog ein schmächtigerer Mann mit Glatze ein. Er ist nun „Geselle Proper“. :D
After a couple of weeks in, she's pretty satisfied with her purchase and will probably replace her second pair with the »Iten« shoes again.
Also, the shoes arrived here in no time. Two business days from Nairobi to Germany. Since it wasn't clear on the website, we expected something like two weeks. :D
Just thought I would share, as some of you runners might at least want to know about this possibilities of global trade. :)
From my view, they are somewhat pricy (especially with exchange rates and duty payments), but in general, my wife liked quite a few thing about the shoes:
• beautiful and simple colors (she couldn't find cool green running shoes the last time she needed new shoes)
• same colors and models for men and women
And, of course, the mission statement of the company.
My wife needed new running shoes and coincidentally, she found out that there is a start-up from Kenya called Enda selling sportswear.
Obviously, they want to benefit from the Kenyan runners and their experience, to benefit economically, which – I think – is a smart move.
Right now, they manufacture some parts of the shoes in China but try to build everything in Kenya eventually.
Long story short, my wife liked the idea and ordered a pair.
On the other hand, it's remarkable how many external resources are usually loaded, even though they have no impact on the functionality of the website whatsoever.
I'm using those tools for quite some time now, but I'm still surprised about how much unnecessary stuff is added to websites regularly.
My hardest riddle to solve so far was a form that I couldn't send. Because the address I entered was supposed to be validated by Google Maps. Obviously, there was neither a hint that this was to happen, nor any asking for consent before sending a query of someone's address to Google.
As with every development, clear design and good error handling are important. If you happen to build websites, you might try their usability with NoScript or uMatrix turned on before the deployment. :)
One of most interesting things when blocking third-party content on websites by default, is how web developers handle that. The best example might be captchas.
First, I almost never notice that they're missing. Because they're just embedded without any hint that they exist (e.g. a frame or just „Captcha:“). Second, it's interesting to see what happens when proceeding. Some sites are pretty clear („Captcha hasn't been solved“), some just give you a generic error, some just won't proceed at all.
After watching »Anna« yesterday, I'm finally mad at Luc Besson. After »Lucy«, this is his second movie that (from the trailers) appears to be an entertaining action movie but turns out to just be a weird and uninspired movie that takes itself way too serios. :D #SneakReview
As an addition to my last boost (https://cybre.space/@gatewave/102425510656600042):
1. You can also easily do this with the #Firefox One-Click Search Engines (see attached image).
2. If you choose a special character (I use !), your keywords can be pretty short while also being distinct. :)
3. You can also directly add a Keyword with many searches by right-clicking and choosing “Add a Keyword for this Search“ from the context menu (second image).
#cycling Computer Scientist
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