The end?

I guess I’ve come to a point where blogging isn’t a viable hobby anymore. I wonder what to post, sometimes I get an idea and next thing I know I’ve forgotten everything.

Well, I guess this just means there’s a pause now in my blogposts, while I’m focusing on the better things in life. See you soon!

Oh look. Someone is trying to nuke things.

A quick blog entry, because I’m going to leave the house for a hour or two.

North-Korea. Some country, placed right above South-Korea, is threatening with war. Why? Because the U.N. gave new sanctions right after the rocket-launch test and possible nuclear experiments. North-Korea blames the United States, and threatens to launch a rocket to the U.S.

Experts say they do not have any rockets that are capable to arrive at the United States.

North-Korea, are you even capable of launching the internet and start a digital war?

Well, we will see.

WhatsApp? I know.

People always ask me: “Do you have Facebook on your phone?”, and I always reply “No, sorry.”
The next thing someone says is 9 out of 10 times: “Do you have WhatsApp then?”. Same reply, why not Skype, Messenger or SMS?

The thing is, I have Skype and Messenger (it’s integrated in Skype now), why do I even need additional applications for WhatsApp or Facebook? Why should I?
Short Text Messaging costs money(duh). That’s the reason why people use Skype or WhatsApp as a ‘free'(cheaper) alternative.

WhatsApp got hacked like 2 times, and leaks are dripping like an old tap. You only need someone’s IMEI and phone number to log in to WhatsApp. And it only supports file transfers and texts. But Skype has support for video chat, Facebook integration, messaging, calling, and more. But not only that, should I register for 16 services because I only need one?

It’s not about bandwidth,  it’s about usage. I have unlimited (FUP of course) mobile internet, and I must say that Skype works better than WhatsApp on a modem connection, even with video. Horrible quality, but messages were almost instantly delivered, but with WhatsApp, it took 30 seconds on the same network.

Peerbet 2. A website listening to its users.

This is a follow up article about the old Peerbet review, the owner of Peerbet contacted me according to the review.

I have had my own experiences with Peerbet. A good site, and it differs from other well known Bitcoin sites. I had some criticism about Peerbet, mainly because it had no option to ‘try’ or register without E-mail (which is something for privacy-parrots and real Bitcoin veterans). They offer instant withdrawals now, so take a bite of coins.

Their simple response to my review was: “We’ve added it now. Check your facts”. And now I did. I wrote this article as a huge appreciation and a apology. I underestimated Peerbet.

Well, a thank you to the Peerbet staff for reporting it and actually implementing the feature. Even if its criticism from a small blog like this, it’s a great improvement.

Until next time~

You won’t be getting postcards before christmas. Maybe next year.

Ordinary mail, postcards, packages, and all other stuff that gets send by mail companies: the delay was huge this time. (in the Netherlands at least) My friend send me a package with a charger in it, without being too big (bubble-wrap envelope).

When he send it, it took 3 weeks to arrive. Christmas cards didn’t arrive that fast either: this took 1 week. I live in a city, and the post office is very close to me. Even when cards got send from within a 10 miles (approx. 15KM) radius, it took a very long time to arrive at my home address.

PostNL, the company that handles the mail in the Netherlands, did not want to give any explanation of the issue. They only told me that I didn’t live in a good location to receive letters and postcards fast. They also told me it would be better next (this) year, and “happy holidays, thank you, goodbye”. I certainly hope so, since I don’t have time for reading Christmas cards in February.