Samstag, 1. Oktober 2011
Getting up after my coresleep is the hardest thing to do right now. Switched off my alarm at 7 am and then turned right back into sleep. Overslept about 1.5 hrs again. I'll try with more discipline next time. Just getting up, no matter what. Hopefully my naps will work better this time.
Nap 1: This was a nap how I imagine it should be. Falling asleep, waking up, feeling good.
Nap 2: Was good, too.
Talks about Sleephacking
I found two talks so far. If you know of any other talk, let me know in the comments.
Joe Betts-LaCroix tried the 28-Hour Day inspired by xkcd's comic strip
Christiane gave a Lightning Talk at the 26c3 quickly introducing the topic. Search the Lightning Talks Day 1 video in this list and start watching at 1:42:00.
Freitag, 30. September 2011
Last night's sleep was okay, but I had a tough time getting up this morning and slipt back into a light slumber a few times before I could escape the bed about 1.5 hrs later. Maybe my previous naps weren't as restful as I needed them.
Nap 1: I dozed off for only 10 minutes and then reset my alarm to get a good nap. Feeling very good right now.
Nap 2: About 20 minutes late, didn't fall asleep, reset alarm clock, then overslept by a few minutes, but I feel okay. I guess oversleeping in the morning messed me up a little.
Different Types of Sleep
I tweeted it before, but I found it so funny and experienced some kinds of these already: Top Eight Kinds of Nap. I'm very excited about experiencing the last kind where you sleep for a few minutes only, but have long, vivid dreams that make you feel you slept for hours. Other poly sleepers reported to get these after about a month of staying on schedule.
Donnerstag, 29. September 2011
Falling asleep at night was no problem. In the morning I woke up exactly one minute before my alarm went off. And I felt better than any other morning before. Took only little time to get out of my bed. Best morning so far.
Nap 1: I fell asleep, I woke up before my alarm, I did not feel very rested for 20 minutes, but then I felt good.
Nap 2: I was about one hour late and again had the kind of nap where it feels like you only closed your eyes for 25 minutes without falling asleep. But I'm pretty sure that I was asleep. Felt quite rested a few minutes after the nap.
Usages of Polyphasic Sleep
I'm wondering why altrenative sleep patterns are a fairly unknown topic. Did you ever before hear of this or anything similar? I learned about it this year. But there are many advantages (and disadvantages like being out of sync with other people) one can make great use of. Every person in the world is able to do this, it doesn't need any special equipment or something else. So why are only few people using other sleep patterns? Well, there are some people who do. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyphasic_sleep#Napping_in_extreme_situations Wikipedia has a section on where polyphasic sleep is used. Soldiers, astronauts and one-hand sailors use polyphasic sleep patterns for better performance in extreme situations. Makes me feel a little less geeky
If you find any further sources on usages like the above mentioned ones I'd be happy to read them.
Mittwoch, 28. September 2011
Again, the evening was just fine, but the morning was not perfect. I couldn't get up with the alarm and overslept about 45 minutes. Still in the adjustment phase I guess. But after that I feel awake and alert and ready to get going!
Nap 1: I moved this nap about half an hour ahead because it collided with an appointment I had. When I laid down it didn't feel like I really fell asleep. More like dozing off and slumbering. But time passed quickly and I felt okay afterwards
Nap 2: Same thing again, I didn't feel like I really was asleep, more like dozing a little, but time passed quickly again. In both cases I was awake before the alarm went off. Not in the best shape, but I already felt worse after a whole night of sleep.
Since I started this experiment I got feedback ranging from 'Awesome, I would love to do that myself as well!' over 'Hm, would be interesting to see how it turns out for you.' to 'You are crazy, this is plain stupid suicide!'. Well, I tend to see an invers proportionality between negative criticism and knowledge about the topic. The more people more, the more they seem to want to do it as well. Or: The people yelling the loudest understand the least.
I noticed two things people mostly misunderstand and sometimes don't even want to understand:
1) This is not about sleep deprevation, which is bad, but to get the amount of rest you need in less time. It's about sleeping more efficient.
I try to get the same amount of REM phases like everyone else, but in a different pattern spread around the day, allowing me to cope with almost half the sleeping time less. I'm usually fully rested, but skipped a few sleep stages that don't seem to be important to your health and well-being as far as science can tell.
2) How can you assume the way you're and almost everyone else you know is spending their nights is the right and only way?
Before the advance of artifical light sources people would during winter go to bed at about sunset, have a rather light sleep, wake up at midnight for a few hours and spend this time to talk about their dreams, have sex, eat and even visit friends and neighbours. Then they would go to bed again for a second phase of sleep. It was for long the natural sleeping pattern of humans. You can find historic sources describing this online and even remains of these habits are to be found in modern languages like 'beauty sleep', which was the first phase of light sleep which usually was accompanied by 'beautiful' dreams. A good start on this is the wikipedia page on segmented sleep.
Dienstag, 27. September 2011
Tonight's coresleep was good. Fell asleep immediately and woke up just a few minutes before my alarm went off. I had no problem with stkipping my second nap and got out of bed quite quickly and painless. Having a good start into the day.
Nap 1: Shortly after reading Rolf's blogpost about his nightmares, I went for my nap as well. I fell asleep quite quickly and had a dream. Usually I can't remember any of my dreams, but this time I did. And guess what, it was a nightmare! Incorporating my mom's wish to redo the bathroom and moving tons of stuff around to empty it out, cramming my room so full I can't even open the door properly anymore and blocking my way to my medication while I have a serious asthma attack and barely can breathe. It felt very real and it took me a while to realise I didn't have an asthma attack and could breath freely when I woke up (Ah, breathing can feel so great!). This means I woke up by myself during a REM sleep phase, three minutes before the alarm. Good for me
Nap 2: Because of the sneak preview I had to move my second nap forward by half an hour. I used my mobile phone with earplugs to play rainymood and to wake me up with a countdown timer app. Worked great. I also got a sleeping mask to cover my eyes for my midday nap.
During a usual night a person has five REM phases within about 8 hrs (if you don't know what REM is, look it up). The idea of Everyman 4,5 is to reduce the number of REM phases at night to three during 4,5 hrs of coresleep. The other two REM phases should be achieved during short (about 25 minutes) naps during the day. It's crucial to find the right length for your nap so you don't wake up too early before going through a REM phase and not too late because you feel most refreshed shortly after or right at the end of a REM phase. But if you sleep longer you enter a different sleep state and waking up is harder and will leave you groggy and unrested. The hard part about the adjustment phase is to train your body to enter REM during these short naps and finding the right length for your naps.
Montag, 26. September 2011
Staying awake until bedtime wasn't a problem after all. But staying awake the next morning is. I wish I could go right back to sleep.
Nap 1: After a slow morning not getting ahead with anything I felt quite good at about 11 am. Then I got some things done and was about 20 minutes late for my nap. Unfortunately my mom woke me up in the middle of my nap and I reset the alarm and fell asleep again. It was a fairly good nap.
Nap 2: Since I was in the theater and watched "A Clockwork Orange" I couldn't take my nap as usual. I got very tired at around 8 pm, but I had no trouble following the play. Later I felt awake and alert enough to skip the nap altogether. We'll see if I'll regret this decision.
All in all this is goin way better and much easier than I expected it to be. I was expecting to feel extremly sleep deprived and hardly functioning by now the latest, but I'm doing quite fine.
I tend to drink a lot of coffee, Club Mate, and sometimes Fritz Cola. But I read and heard quite often not to consume any caffeine because it messes with your sleep cycle. So far I had a cup of coffee after getting up and with about 6 hrs until the next nap I assume this is enough time to get the caffeine of one cup through my system. But in general I'm seriously considering weening myself off this habit.
Sonntag, 25. September 2011
Falling asleep was easy and no problem at all. But, ugh, I remember the alarm going off, but just a second later it was 7:50 am. Something must've happened. But I felt good after getting up. sTartetd right off being quite productive, though I don't feel really rested.
Nap 1: At the library, laying on a table, with a scarf covering my eyes and earplugs with rainymood.com on them. It was a bit tough. I dozed off multiple times and I think I didn't get enough sleep although I woke up bymyself a minute before the alarm went off. Feeling only little refreshed and yawning a lot after the nap.
Nap 2: Ouch. I fell asleep very quickly, but my brother woke me up after about 20 minutes. I reset my alarm and took another nap of 25 minutes and after this one I felt really bad. It's going to be hard staying awake for the next 5.5 hrs until 2:30 am. Maybe crafting on my ship model will help me stay awake?
Samstag, 24. September 2011
After hearing of non-monophasic sleep cycles through some friends in Ulm, Germany, I got very interested in this topic. I tried earlier to get more off of my sleep by trying to follow the tips from lifehacker and I even got a Wake-Up light since they supposedly helping you to get better rest from your sleep. Well, that's all nice and stuff, but I still sleep irregularly and need almost 9 hrs of sleep every night.
I read all of Steve Palina's experiences with a sleep pattern called 'Uberman' and had a look at other sleep cycles. I decided to try the same pattern as ulmnotsleepy eventually settled on, which is:
2:30 am - 7:00 am: core sleep
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm: nap 1
8:00 pm - 8:25 pm: nap 2
The experiment started on Thursday, September 22nd and I'm in day 3 now. About 1 hour to go for nap 1 which will be interesting because I'm at a library and don't plan to move much. Maybe a table will accomodate me for half an hour?
Here are some more links on the topic and after that is a short log an my last two days.
Day 1 (22.09.2011)
Went to bed at 2:30 am the previous night. Actually wanted to go to bed earlier, but this way I caught up a little on my reading.
Woke up at 7 by my alarm, felt very tired, turned over and slept until 8:10. Felt much better then and been doing my usual morning routine since then. But at 9:15 I'm yawning a storm and think I'm gonna have a cup of coffee.
Nap 1 at 12:55 pm was only medium successful. Couldn't go to sleep for about 15 minutes, then reset the alarm clock for another 25 minutes. This time I slept and it was okay. Feeling a little drowsy, but okay.
Nap 2 was a complete fail. Tried to fall asleep for about 35 minutes from 7:55 pm on, then I gave up and got a haircut. Hopefully I'll be able to stay awake for the next 6 hrs. Maybe I'll go out on a concert, that'll help.
At 12:45 am it was hard to stay awake. Yawning, eyes falling shut, I wanted to go to bed, but had to wait for another 1:45 hrs.
Day 2 (23.09.2011)
Going to sleep was no problem. I was a few minutes late. This morning I got out of the bed at 7:10 am. And it feels way too early. Going to take a shower and get a coffee to get me started. Then off running errands.
Nap 1: took a while to fall asleep. When the alarm went off I couldn't tell how much time I spent waiting to fall asleep and how long I slept or if I slept at all. Don't feel any different than before. A bit tired, but okay. I'm pretty sure I slept about 20 minute, though.
Nap 2: 10 minutes later than planned and right after a heavy dinner (lamb steak). Again I was wondering how long it took me to fall asleep and it seemed like ages. But suddenly the alarm went off and I realized I was indeed sleeping deeply. Feeling quite refreshed and productive now. At 6 pm I felt very tired and couldn't wait for the time to pass until my next nap.
Freitag, 2. September 2011
Positive Erfahrung mit Alice: neuer NTBA Geschrieben von Jan Girlich in Rest um 04:00
Nachdem ich ausführlich über wenig kompetente Antworten von Alice bzgl. IPv6 und der problematischen Rufnummermitnahme berichtet habe, hier nun ein Bericht über eine positive Erfahrung. Leider sind positive Erfahrungen meist auch deshalb so gut, da sie so schnell waren, was dazu führt, dass es nicht so viel zu Berichten gibt.
Seit einiger Zeit, sicher schon ein Jahr, haben wir Knacken und Rauschen auf unserer Festnetzleitung. Es scheint von der Mondphase und Luftfeuchtigkeit abzuhängen, ist manchmal komplett weg und dann wieder so laut, dass jedes Gespräch unmöglich wird. Also rief ich mal bei der Hotline an, die mir sagte ich solle vom Handy aus anrufen, da die Leitung zum Störungstest nicht benutzt werden darf. Mit dem Handy superteure Hotlines anrufen und Warteschleifen bezahlen? Ich bin doch nicht blöd! Und sowieso: Internet geht, wer telefoniert heute schon noch? Falls doch, dann reicht es den NTBA kurz abzuklemmen, dann ist das Rauschen für ein paar Stunden bis Tage weg.
Leider telefoniert meine Mutter noch. In der Zwischenzeit fand sie die kostenlose Störungshotline, die ich dann vom Handy anrief. Ich war total baff: Nach einer Minute hatte ich einen kompetenten Techniker an der Leitung. Der ist mit mir das Protokoll durchgegangen. Jetzt bitte mal hier und da und an die eigene Nase fassen und rauscht es immer noch? Ja. Dann bat er mich den NTBA für die Leitungsüberprüfung aus der TAE abzustöpseln. Daraufhin sagte ich, dass wir das gerne machen können, aber er würde nach dem Störungstest der Leitung nichts finden und dann wird das Rauschen weg sein, da der NTBA vom Netz getrennt war. Dann würde ich da stehen wie ein Idiot, denn offensichtlich ist ja alles in Ordnung und wenn ich dann in drei Tagen, wenn das Rauschen wieder da ist, mit dem nächsten Techniker sprechen und wir das Protokoll wieder durchgehen wird sich das wiederholen. Das hat ihn wirklich überzeugt (!) und er sagte er kreuzt den Test einfach mal als durchgeführt an und wir schauen weiter. Boah, war ich begeistert!
Leider kam dann das nächste Problem: unsere analoge Telefonanlage. Wir haben nicht ein ISDN-Telefon und der Techniker hätte doch gerne die Telefonanlage als Fehlerursache ausgeschlossen. Kann ich nachvollziehen. Nach nur einer Woche hatte ich dann endlich mal von einer Nachbarin ein ISDN-Telefon ausgeliehen und getestet. Das Rauschen ist auch mit ISDN-Telefon präsent.
Nebenher hat Alice mal wieder Mist gebaut. Wir hatten uns darauf geeinigt, dass ich mich bei Alice melde wenn ich den Test mit dem ISDN-Telefon gemacht habe. In der Zwischenzeit wird der Fall aber intern an eine andere Stelle, die evtl. auch einen Außendiensttechniker entsendet, weitergeleitet und die würden sich möglicherweise nochmal am Montag melden. Aber im System wurde auf mein Bitten hin vermerkt nicht einfach auf meinem Handy anzurufen (mag ich nicht, ist immer auf lautlos), sondern mir eine SMS zu senden auf die hin ich dann wieder die kostenlose Hotline anrufe. Alice hat aber stattdessen am Sonntag auf dem Festnetz angerufen, meine unwissende Mutter komplett verwirrt und als ich anrief war der Fall bereits als geschlossen und gelöst markiert.
Aber bei meinem zweiten Anruf hatte ich dann wieder jemand Kompetentes an der Leitung. Die Person hat den Fall einfach wieder geöffnet, wollte aber dann mit dem Protokoll von vorne anfangen. Daraufhin habe ich der Person geschildert was wir bereits gemacht haben und was die Ergebnisse waren. Und dann hat er die Schlussfolgerung gezogen, dass es ja am NTBA liegen müsse. Mein Reden! Nochmal einmal den NTBA abklemmen, nur um das nochmal zu testen. Kein Ding. Und dann kam tatsächlich zwei Tage später ein NTBA. Eingebaut und kein Rauschen. Mal sehen ob es die nächsten Tage noch in der Leitung rauscht, aber es scheint alles in Ordnung.
Dienstag, 19. Juli 2011
Yesterday I went on a little geocaching tour deciding spontanously on which caches to try. 2 out of 4 were climbing caches although I wasn't prepared and were wearing the most slippery shoes I own. I didn't care, dropped my backpack at the trees' trunks and climbed them. No safety gear, no person knowing where I am and what I'm doing. Up in the treetops of about 5 m (~15 ft) and maybe 8 m (~24 ft) I picked up the caches' logbooks and took a few pictures. Then I got down, took the bus and went to the sneak preview. It was about an hour later when I realized: Wow, that was pretty dangerous! I could've fallen down and break my neck! Those trees were tall!
That's the moment I knew I'm a grown-up now. When I was young I did the same things and many crazier things, but never thought about how dangerous they were. Now I do. After I did those crazy things, but I do weigh the risks.
Montag, 11. Juli 2011
part 2: how to find a packet stuck ... Geschrieben von Jan Girlich in Rest um 12:45
Well, so I got the slip needed for picking up the packet from customs Thursday, one week late, in my mail. Since the packet will be sent back to the sender after two weeks being so late with sending the notification card is not acceptable. It was sent by DHL Express.
Since I was on a short trip for three days I picked it up today, on Monday. My fault I'm too stupid to take the right bus and it took me ages to get to the new address which is still a construction site. But I met a really nice bus driver who gave me a ride after her tour ended.
Anyway, at the customs office it was pretty much as I expected: show notification card, show ID, answer a few questions like: What's in there? I know what it says on the card: 'model airplane: $6' Who is this gift from? It's from <name> in <address>. And then they asked me to open the package. I did. In the box are some sweets, a drinking glass, a letter and a small airplance modell. They took a look and said it's fine, I can go now.
But before I leave I ask them why this got stuck in customs and they told me that this decision was made by the main customs office in Frankfurt which is doing the first inspection on every package entering Germany. After the first inspection the package is handed back to DHL and DHL has to send it to the local customs office, in my case Hamburg. DHL sends out the notification containing some often way too general standard textblocks like 'missing receipt' for a reason. The local customs office is not allowed to open the package and thus the receiver has to pick it up and open it in front of the personel for inspection.
What you can do to prevent the main customs office in Frankfurt from falsly declaring a package to be tariffed is to put the receipts in the toll declaration pouch on the outside of the box.
Seriously broken system. But I got my box.
Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2011
personal monday: how to find a ... Geschrieben von Jan Girlich in Rest um 18:35
My girfriend sent me a packet from Florida on June 24th. The tracking website clearly stated it's way through customs and an attempted delivery on June 30th.
(read from bottom to top, because reading chronological data backwards in time is more intuitive. Not.)
- Attempted Delivery Abroad, June 30, 2011, 5:32 am, GERMANY
- Customs clearance processing complete, June 28, 2011, 12:13 pm, GERMANY
- Customs Clearance, June 28, 2011, 12:13 pm, GERMANY
- Customs Clearance, June 28, 2011, 10:50 am, GERMANY
- Processed Through Sort Facility, June 28, 2011, 10:49 am, GERMANY
- Processed Through Sort Facility, June 25, 2011, 3:31 pm, ISC MIAMI FL (USPS)
- Arrived at Sort Facility, June 25, 2011, 3:29 pm, ISC MIAMI FL (USPS)
- Acceptance, June 24, 2011, 4:57 pm, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33328
Note that these times are EST, but Germany is 6 hrs aheard, so the attempted delivery was at 11:32 a.m. local time Thursday June 30th.
Too bad the packet didn't arrive and I didn't get a delivery note either. So I waited for a little longer and went to the post office on Monday. They said there was no packet for my whole street the whole past week. Neither at the two bordering post offices. I should come back with a tracking number to file a search request.
Too bad my girlfriend is on a trip on the keys right now and didn't give me the key yet. I threw a little fit (and gave a lot of apologies) but she got me the tracking number two days later. So I went to the post office this morning. The guy at the counter didn't believe me when I said they don't have it there and checked again. He's right, could've been arriving in the meantime. Then gave him the tracking number, but he said he couldn't use it, because he needs the German tracking number and not the one from the US Postal Service. Every packet entering Germany gets a new tracking ID and that's the only one he can look up. I asked him how I would find out what the German tracking number would be. He had no clue how one could do that.
But he was kind and tried calling someone higher in the ranks of the post offices of Hamburg and asked how to go about the packet. He then gave me the number of the DHL (Deutsche Hanse Logistik) hotline. Nice system: you call a toll-free number, tell a voice computer what you want (lost letters) where to call you back (this number) and when (this instant). So I sat down and waited for a moment. Or two. After about 10 minutes I figured I could go to campus and wait for them to call back there. The moment the bus arrives at the bus stop they call back.
Did I mention that I was carrying around a backpack, a duffle bag, a sleeping back and a sailing-jacket which didn't fit in anymore? That's because I want to go sailing for the next three days and didn't want to go back home from campus since campus is already right next to the highway.
So I talk to the DHL hotline and they could use my USPS tracking ID, but the only information they could give me was that the packet is in Hamburg's customs office since June 30th. If I didn't get a notice saying so? Nope, I didn't. Well, here is the number of Hamburg's custom office. Try calling them. I call the number and a computer voice tells me that the number is no longer valid and I should try calling this new number. I call the new number. Nobody picks up, no matter how often I try.
Alright, so let's go to the customs office by chance and pick up the packet. Unfortunately it's located at the other end of the city. Well, I want the packet, so I take that time and go all the way out of my way. Just to find out they moved two days ago! To oun new and prestigous quartiers in the harbour. Luckily I wasn't the only one with that problem and I met Peter, who gave me a ride to the new location. Thanks Peter and good look with your Bachelor thesis!
At the customs office I go around the wrong way and can see the delivery entrance. Just a glass door separating me from all the packets they store in there. No luck with the customs, because they have another tracking system and without the custom's tracking number I have no chance to get the packet because they can't even find it in their computer system or storage. I talk to them a little more and try to find out what to do now, but waiting.
They explain to me that DHL is intentionally lying about the packet's statuses when they get to the customs. The packet actually did not arrive there yet (they were pretty sure without being able to check anyway) because DHL has to send the notification to the recipient and they do that only when the packet has been handed over to the customs. It's a known problem. They also explained a ton of other details about how the custom's and parcel service's joint workflow is, but it was too complicated and back and forth to understand or remember. The gist: DHL f**ked it up and is giving misleading information to their customers. Also it's DHL job to send me the slip to pick the packet up from customs.
So I call the toll-free call-back DHL hotline, but since they call back at arbitrary times (if you tell them to call back ASAP) and I was taking buses to get to campus at the other end of town I missed like three calls from them. Their fault if they only let it ring for 2 seconds. And the hotline computer gets really annoying when you have to tell him the same thing like 4 times and he can't cut short any of the announcements you already know by heart.
Talking to the guy at the hotline he tells me the same stuff again. I tell him that the customs office moved and is not at the address they gave me anymore. I tell him what the customs office told me about the wrong statuses of the DHL system. He says there is nothing he can do about. I ask him how we could restart the workflow so I get my notifcation sent to my home. There is no way he could do that. So I ask him if his superior could do that. No, he couldn't. So what about his superior's superior? Neither. So who has the privileges to do more than just looking at the files in your system? He doesn't know. What can I do to get my packet other than waiting since that obviously isn't enough? He wants to give me an email address of the Post (the other German postal service which handles letters opposed to DHL dealing with packets) to file a search request online. I deny that one. That would only set me back to square one at the next company. What would I do in such a case if I hadn't internet access like my grandma? He has no idea. I keep bugging. He says that would probably take weeks and definitely longer than they keep the packet before sending it back to the sender. I ask if there is no other place I can talk to with more knowledge about the situation or more priviliges. I get out of the bus. He gives me a number. Not a hotline but a common landline.
The number is of the main DHL customs transfer station in Frankfurt where every packet goes through. I have a person on the line without any waiting music or voice computers. I feel like in heaven. I state my case and the person seems to genuinely understand me and isn't just following a phone script. I give him my details and he promises to call me back. And five minutes later (I'm in the train now) he actually calls me back! He says he spoke to the customs office in Hamburg and the packet is there. He then gave me the customs tracking number. But he also said the guys at the customs usually are so small-minded that they won't give you the packet even if you have all information from the notification card, but not the card itself. But he also found out that the notification card was sent out today by DHL. Probably the address has a mistake which then takes a while until the notification card goes back and the correct address is found. We also talked about how crappy the DHL computer system is and that the misleading tracking updates in the USPS system are the fault of the DHL system, but hell will probably freeze over before DHL will manage to fix their systems. He also said the customs will keep the packet for two weeks before sending it back, so after about a week is a good time to start being worried about your stuck packet.
Right now I'm on my way to 3 days of regatta sailing on the baltic sea. I tried calling my brother who has off work and is at home to ask if the notification card arrived today as the cool guy at DHL suggested, but he didn't pick up the phone. Can't call him now because I lent one of my two SIM cards to a friend in need of some internet and using the one from my phone in my laptop right now to write this text. When I get back the customs office is closed for the weekend, so I will pick up the packet on Monday, I hope.
When I got the packet and found out why the packet got stuck in customs again, I'm going to give a short update here. The people at the hotlines said the sender should stick the store's receipts to the packet to satisfy the customs. I find that ridiculous for little gifts which are supposed to be toll-free.
I totally feel it: xkcd
Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2011
Gut gemachte PayPal-Phising Mail Geschrieben von Jan Girlich in Rest um 14:27
Heute diese Mail im Postfach gehabt:
Ziemlich gut gemacht, aber immer noch eindeutig als Phising identifizierbar, denn:
1) die Antwort-Adresse ist "noreplay" statt "noreply", wie es korrekt heißt
2) keine persönliche Anrede mit Namen
3) der Link zur Konfliktlösung geht nicht auf eine PayPal-Webadresse
4) unter dem Link ist ein Encoding-Fehler (das Fragezeichen in der Raute), was ein handwerklicher Fehler ist, den PayPal eher nicht machen würde
Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2011
This is a little project which I dragged along for way too long, but I finally finished it on June 7th. I'm only late with blogging it.
I'm highly lactose intolerant since about 9 months and I can't even enjoy the slightest bits of dairy products without taking a lactate pill (or taking lactose-free products you don't get at most places like restaurants). Unfortunately I never have them with me when I need them, so I wanted to add a pillbox to my holster I'm wearing every day.
Materials: velcrow, double-sided tape, rivets and a metal chewing-gum box. The rest is quite straight forward, so you can just figure it from the pictures.
For putting the velcrow in place in the bag I used a very advanced trick based on exchanging tenders made from paper against a service, i.e. I paid a tailor for doing it. Just 5€, that's better than destroying my fingers while trying it myself.
And now I always have my lactate pills with me and can enjoy every meal
Donnerstag, 2. Juni 2011
Just finished writing up my thesis, pulled an allnighter at uni. Printing it and turning it in in about 24 hrs. And I feel like this:
Sunrise at uni