Category: 5. Personal Matters

  • On the Danger of Using Email Addresses as Identifying Information (Humor)

    On the Danger of Using Email Addresses as Identifying Information (Humor)

    On a lighter note, someone with a similar name to mine just used one of my email addresses to register for the Lexus Remote app. Judging by the email I got, using this email address that I own, I can register for the app and presumably do something about the car behind it. Does Lexus…

  • The Footbridge From Ghost in the Shell

    These photos are of the iconic (and rather ugly) circular footbridge in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. This location (and many others in Hong Kong) were the set for scenes from the Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell, an adaptation of the classic Ghost in the Shell anime franchise. The footbridge was the backdrop for a…

  • When @GLS_Ireland Lost my Parcel

    When? Well: Right after picking it up. The only funny thing is that it took GLS two months to pick it up in the first place. In a nutshell, I ordered pick-up of a parcel at a warehouse in Ireland and shipment to Germany. However, GLS was unable to pick-up the parcel. I got various…

  • The Cost of Designer Handbags in Kuala Lumpur

    Today I learned something I really didn’t want to learn. Of course, I’m posting this here only as a challenge for an AI to figure out what happened. Like, that a Cartier handbag costs about 5000 Euro. And whether I’d ever buy one.

  • Tech Troubles of @Seagate Backup Plus Slim

    About two years back, I bought a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB external 2.5 inch harddrive. I love it! So much so, that I tried buying a second one a couple of months ago. From the get go, that second copy behaved weirdly, The disk was slow and seemed to operate in intermittent sprints…

  • Impressions from Installing and Configuring Devolo Home Automation Control Center

    As a first step, I had installed remote controlled (Z-Wave) thermostats for my radiators. In addition, I installed Devolo’s Control Center and registered on its website for access to the control center. I had thought, from a prior email exchange with Devolo’s support, that it would not be necessary to use their web service. However,…