Too aggravating to even read this entire thing. I’ll have to get it together soon to delete my facebook account. Though I’ll still be locked into Instagram and Whatsapp then, so I think it would be best indeed if those services would be broken up.
Ende Gelände is the radical environmentalist movement against climate change and here they are blocking a strip mine.
Protesting is a core German competence. There is deep institutional knowledge of how and why to do this. At the drop of a hat and with a lot of organizing infrastructure, it is possible to get thousands of people to join something like this.
AOC is correct. America is running concentration camps filled with kids.
If you’re American or working in America by the way, I think you’re somewhat complicit in this.
Exceedingly rare to find a talk about programming that draws on both Christopher Alexander and James C. Scott, two authors that I keep coming back to myself.
Even better that it uses them to explain why the Design Patterns failed, something that I also felt but couldn’t really put my finger on—I always thought this is just a silly thing that Java people do—and how they could be better.
Just like almost every public service in Berlin the pediatrician situation is absolute squalor. It’s impossible to find one who picks up the phone or takes on new patients.
We’ve had some bad incidents in the past with sketchy doctors because of this and now I’m trying to figure out why this is the way it is.
Call my lead for a pediatrician “We’re very sorry but we can’t take any new patients.”
Call the Kassenärztliche Verein “It’s not us who do this.” I am told to call the Dachverband der Krankenkassen
Call the Spitzenverband “We do not determine how many pediatricians can settle in a given area.” The telephone person says they are a temp and do not have any channel up to their leadership. I’m told to call my own Krankenkasse.
Call Techniker Kankenkasse ‘Wir sind nicht dafür zuständig.’ The person says they have the same problem on a personal level in Hamburg but can’t really do anything for me professionally. I am told to call the Kassenärztliche Verein
Call KV (again) Reception says that I can get a peds appointment sometime in the future from a different number of theirs (not what I want). I called this number before and they will not give me a pediatrician and that is if they bother to pick up the telephone.
Every instance says “Dafür sind wir nicht zuständig.” and sends me on until I’ve closed the loop.
It’s not the first time that this happens. I’ve previously spent half an hour being sent in a loop between Polizei and Ordnungsamt. This is the way that Germany functions: nobody is responsible for anything and everybody in between can get fucked.
Corollary: if it is impossible to figure out why something is the way it is, it is also impossible to fix it.
Lovely to see the Twisted community take the lead in moving Python forward and I fully support this idea of giving the standard library the Konmari treatment.
There is another dirty secret behind the German switch to alcohol-free beers: German beers just aren’t that good. I prefer any major foreign beer (Heineken, Carlsberg, 1664, etc.) over most beers you can buy here.