receiving a “fuck you” note by youtube.

After my last video (my 100s video) didn’t get demonetized – which I found a refreshing change – youtube seems to have decided to add new chicanes. This morning I received a mail by YouTube titled “Important updates to the youtube partner program”. In this mail they say: “While our goal remains to keep the YPP open to as many channels as possible, we recognise that we need more safeguards in place to protect creator revenue across the YouTube ecosystem” So the first thing I thought was “ok, so they are finally dealing with the demonetization issue, and maybe kick … Continue reading receiving a “fuck you” note by youtube.

My unfiltered opinion on Star Trek: Discovery

WARNING THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS AND STRONG LANGUAGE. So, right after I saw the pilot on Netflix, I ranted about this series on Facebook and promised to go a bit more into detail, maybe in a video, once I’m back in Germany. A promise on which I haven’t delivered so far. I intended this to be a video on my YT channel, however, I ended up deciding not to, as I don’t really have any video footage about this to show for, and I didn’t just want to copy from the series – so a blog post will have to do. … Continue reading My unfiltered opinion on Star Trek: Discovery

composer – what you should know

composer – what you should know. Last year I wrote a piece called “a few thoughts about composer and how people use it“. In that post I had a list of things which are problematic about how composer is used. That post got widely recognized, linked an visited, but in general those issues still exist. However lately I’ve had even more people asking questions (either on related forums, irc or even irl) about problems that stem from issue number 2: people are using composer as an installer (and sometimes Number 3 because of Number 2). In that Post I already … Continue reading composer – what you should know

[Post 7] #oneweekdailyblogging – no honor amongst bloggers

So, yesterday on Twitter I joked about the last post of #oneweekdailyblogging, saying that I thought that we’d post drunk from a party today. @Tom174_ picked up up on that, and I decided that since I had brought it up honor demanded that I should really do that post with Tom. @Anemsalok lets do this! With pictures ;) @ppetermann @badidol — Tom Burck (@Tom174_) June 24, 2016 Well, I’m on the party, Tom is on the party, we both consumed enough alcohol to count, and he tells me that he already scheduled a post before we came here.. Guess you … Continue reading [Post 7] #oneweekdailyblogging – no honor amongst bloggers

[Post 6] #oneweekdailyblogging – on responsibility when posting on social media

A lot of people post a lot of shit on social media. Especially when it is about politics, conspiracy theories, or other highly polarizing things, a lot of people don’t even make the effort to check their source. I’ve called out several friends in the past, when they posted something with an untrustworthy source, or worse things that are obviously false. What gets me each time, is how often people respond in a careless manner, saying things like: “It was just a link, I can’t check every link I copy” (well maybe you should copy less links) or “Well I … Continue reading [Post 6] #oneweekdailyblogging – on responsibility when posting on social media

[Post 5] #oneweekdailyblogging – on posting

Right after yesterday’s post WordPress congratulated me to 100 posts. Interesting, I somehow thought I had written more in the 6 years since I moved from my old blog to this. This morning I still didn’t know what to post about today, and someone (already forgot who, sorry) posted a link to a test that was supposedly identical to one researchers had used to do a study on how many left-radicals or left extremists are in Germany. The test itself was quite simple, the questions almost leading, and you could only answer yes or no, where a scale from 1 … Continue reading [Post 5] #oneweekdailyblogging – on posting