Linus Torvalds in 1991 on a Minix usenet group:

Just a hobby, won't be big at all

Nearly thirty years later:

It's taken over the world, on almost every server, countless devices, hard to find a single house without a device containing it in some form. Routers, phones, light bulbs, TVs, ...

I love how far off his assessment was.

Today is Pungenday, the 42nd day of Confusion in the YOLD 3186


I would love to show someone from 1995 this picture and ask them what they think is happening here


Today is Pungenday Discord 70th in the YOLD 3186

Remember, there is a generation that don't see nothing wrong here.

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Just ordered a selection of food additives. First experiment today with Xanthan. This stuff is amazing. Only ,5 g made a sauce go from water to creamy.

Managed to score a stack of type II cassette on eBay. All used but in pretty good shape. The previous owners obviously used them as write-only-memory. Recorded and never touched them again.

After the crisis you should come and try my homemade gin & tonic.

"Da gerade Telefondaten gesammelt werden für Bewegungsprofile, hier der Hinweis für Opt-Out-Seiten, falls mensch das nicht will:
Telekom: optout-service.telekom-dienste
O2: "

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Na toll. Jetzt hat es mich erwischt. Wegen Männergrippe beim Arzt gewesen. SARS-Cov2-Schnelltest gemacht. Bis das Ergebnis morgen Nachmittag vorliegt darf ich nicht raus. Werde dann mal dieses Bingewatching ausprobieren.

Hat jemand Interesse an zwei Karten für Star Wars in Concert heute abend um 19:30 in der Meistersingerhalle in Nürnberg? Hotelzimmer gäbe es auch dazu. Wir können wegen Krankheit nicht fahren. 😭

Morgen Abend ist Fotografie-Meetup im Maschinendeck, Trier. Laut Meetup App sind noch Plätze frei. Wenn ihr zu Fotografiethemen abnerden wollt - kommt vorbei.

Join me at Fotografie-Meetup-Trier. Hausaufgabe: scharf

Moody guest book entry by a visitor from the UK at the European Museum Schengen.

This is Schengen, Luxembourg. About here representatives of the signatory countries embarked the 'Princesse Marie Astrid' to sign the Schengen Agreement 1985. Schengen is at a tripoint. Photos taken from the Luxembourg side. On the other side over the bridge is Germany to the left and France to the right.

Biodiversum visitor center in Rëmerschen, Luxembourg. Without the sharp protest of local residents 1970 - 1977 this place would now be occupied by a nuclear power plant. However, only a few kilometers upstream across the border French EDF have built one. The Cattenom facility barely runs a few consecutive months without any incident.

Ticket vending machine at a Luxembourg tram stop. It’s not out of order. It’s obsolete. As of yesterday all public transport in Luxembourg is absolutely free.

Food additives 

Capitalism, final stage.
€23,27 per 100 g chocolate. No problem. Just slap some Harry Potter badge on.

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