Demo against Article 13 in Cologne

Yesterday saw the first demo against Article 13 in Cologne, there are many more to come all over Europe in the coming weeks. For an up-to-date list, please check here

Needless to say that the current version of Article 13 spells disaster for all smaller providers and will change the Internet and Social Media as we know it to the worse.

But I was amazed at the turnout – with a mere two days of preparation the organizers reached about 2000 people on the street, and 16000 in Livestreams.

With #FridaysForFuture and #WirSindKeineBots this new Generation Z has the will and the ability to change the world and make it better!

It’s now time for us adults to support them as much as we can!

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Article 13

The EU Copyright Directive has been made much worse.

Now, Article13 requires mandatory copyright filters for any online community that has existed for 3 or more years, regardless of size.

This will greatly change social media as we know it and dramatically reduce the number of platforms, leaving only corporate voices to be heard.

If you haven’t done anything yet, now is the time to act!

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(Image: https://tecnoblog.net/248010/projetos-copyright-uniao-europeia/)

KubeCologne

Yesterday we had the first Kubernetes Conference in Cologne, KubeCologne.

With over 150 attendees and more than 15 session I hope we were able to present a good point of view on the current state of Kubernetes and the road ahead.

There was also ample time for networking and sharing – we really hope that people were able to learn a lot and get the information they were looking for.

Thanks a lot to all who joined us, our sponsors and our film crew!

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Marshmello concert

This February, Marshmello gave a live concert in-game at Pleasant Park.

It truly felt like a glimpse into the future of interactive entertainment, where the worlds of gaming, music, and celebrity combined to create a virtual experience we’ve never quite seen before. (Nick Statt, The Verge – https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/2/18208223/fortnite-epic-games-marshmello-concert-exciting-bizarre-future-music)

That was the beginning of something new and exciting! Behold the gamers!

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(Picture: Marshmello – https://twitter.com/marshmellomusic/status/1092820616367882240)

The Institute is financed!

Just received great news from the team at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling: The Dhagpo Institute is now fully financed!

My predecessor and the masters of his time brought their contribution through writing history: they planted the roots of Buddhism beyond the Himalayas and we are the result of that. In turn, we now have the opportunity to be part of history and contribute to developing the Buddha Dharma for future generations. So we have to roll up our sleeves!

(Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa)

Link to the full article: https://www.dhagpo.org/fr/actualites/1605-l-institut-est-finance

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GoDays 2019 in Berlin

This week we went to the GoDays in Berlin, a technical conference dedicated to Golang and the Gopher.

The conference had two tracks, full with great technical talks around developing in Go and running Go in public clouds or on Kubernetes; the keynote was delivered by Natalie Pistunovich (Fraudster) on The Importance of Beginners.

The organizer (Loovent) provided a great location with Factory Goerlitzer Park and went to great length to make sure that there was good food and ample opportunities for networking.

Highly recommended for 2020!

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

74 years ago, the German concentration camp at Oswiecim (Auschwitz) was liberated by the advancing Red Army, and the surviving prisoners freed.

Today we commemorate this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, lest we forget.

Never again!

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Photo: ZDFheute / Reuters (via Twitter)

Ford Kuga

This week’s car is a Ford Kuga ST-Line 4×4 EcoBoost (Ford Escape in the US); it’s a 4.5m by 2m behemoth and weighs almost 2 tons.

Clearly designed for suburbia, it’s not fun to drive in the inner city due to it’s long turns and poor maneuverability, and even less fun to park, as it’s wider and longer than most regular parking spaces. The interior though is very comfortable, with a high entry, very spacious seats and all assistance systems you could possibly think of.

It’s definitely a car that you can drive well into your 70s.

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