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Drupal webform mail template override

 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:32:49 +0200 
The default #Drupal swiftmailer mail template override works something like this:

I was struggling how to configure a module which actually needed more than just module--key identifiers. For example when you have several Drupal webforms or even several handlers for one webform. It was not directly obvious how to access each handler, but actually it is quite simple:


That is an improvement

 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:11:48 +0200 
#^Conflict Zone - Human Rights Wronged | DW | 14.03.2018

Despite being adopted in 1948, the principles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remain under threat nearly 70 years later. Conflict Zone confronts guests on human rights issues in this recent highlights show.


Preis vs. Wert

 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:04:33 +0200 

Nina Zacher wrote:
Wir leben in einer Gesellschaft, in der alles einen Preis hat, aber kaum etwas einen Wert.


 Bonn, GermanySun, 15 Apr 2018 23:37:32 +0200 
#^Death of Jan Loh - Bonn remembers the "Alle-mal-malen-Mann"
13.03.2018 Bonn’s best-known city artist has died. Jan Loh drew many thousands of pictures during his time as the “Alle-mal-malen-Mann” in Bonn’s bars and beer gardens. For many Bonners, he is closely connected with their home town.

You always saw him in the city at night. Last time I saw him was just few days before he died, but during the day in a mall. Looking back the last weeks I must be the only one who was never painted by him. The funeral was just yesterday in Kessenich at a nice graveyard I crossed several times when we went to the forest with Kindergarten.


 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:59:32 +0200 

#^No, end-to-end encryption does not prevent Facebook from accessing WhatsApp chats

At a glance
* During his Congressional hearing, Mark Zuckerberg claimed that Facebook doesn’t have access to WhatsApp chats thanks to end-to-end encryption.
* Nevertheless, communication channels between the WhatsApp and Facebook iOS apps could be abused to leak data from the entire chat history.
* The object of this article is not to claim that Facebook snoops on WhatsApp chats, but that end-to-end encryption is used by both WhatsApp and Facebook as a disingenuous and misleading argument to reassure the public.
 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:13:15 +0200 
Could be used - yes. Facebook has all your WhatsApp metadata, which I find disturbing enough to never use that thing. Who cares about content, if you have the social graph and the when and how?


 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:33:05 +0200 
#^Erneuerbare Energien: Der Heimakku als Baustein in der Energiewende - Golem.de
Solarstrom an Netzbetreiber zu verkaufen, lohnt sich nicht mehr. Ein Heimakku zum Eigenverbrauch ist die bessere Alternative. Diese Speicher könnten helfen, Schwankungen im

Vehicle history

 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:48:32 +0200 
Sometimes it feels like we are living in Stone Age in Germany, and sometimes I am quite glad about this.

#^Accident in Dubai? Your smart number plate will soon alert police, ambulance
Trial phase of smart plates to begin next month  says RTA

Dubai: Vehicles equipped with smart number plates will automatically send out alert to police and ambulance centres in case of accidents or any other emergencies, officials said on Monday.
Dubai will be the first city in the world next month to run a pilot of smart plates, testing the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Tag2Connect (T2C) platform.

Another first in the world, and a related initiative is the Vehicle Chain project that will help RTA track the history of a vehicle from birth to scrap.
“The Vehicle Chain project will bring all the stakeholders such as manufacturers, dealers, workshops, insurers, licensing authorities, police and vehicles owners on a single platform. This will bring in the much needed transparency in the auto industry, especially in the used car market,” said Abullah Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency.

Office & Bar

 Bonn, GermanyWed, 11 Apr 2018 22:50:26 +0200 
#^Office & Bar - SIEGFRIED Rheinland Dry Gin

Finally, our own Bar!
Every company needs a solid office. Even better if the office accommodates a fully equipped bar. We open this bar every Thursday to the public. Come join us and let´s have a great drink!

 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:29:21 +0200 

Potenziale von Freier Software und Offenen Standards

 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:45:40 +0200 
Stadt Dortmund untersucht Potenziale einer Freien-Software-Strategie
Der Verwaltungsvorstand der Stadt Dortmund hat in seiner Sitzung vom 10.04.2018 beschlossen, die Potenziale von Freier Software und Offenen Standards im Bereich der städtischen Informations- und Telekommunikationstechnik zu untersuchen. Die Verwaltung wird den politischen Gremien Ende 2019 einen Ergebnisbericht zum Einsatzpotenzial von Freier Software und Offenen Standards vorlegen.

Für Do-FOSS markiert dieser Beschluss einen Meilenstein, der die Grundlage für eine systematische Potenzialbetrachtung Freier Software für die Stadt Dortmund darstellt. Die Verwendung von Offenen Standards wurde bereits in der Charta Digitales Dortmund 2018 – 2030 vereinbart.

TYPO3 v9.2

 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 01:00:21 +0200 
Was fighting with Drupal8 half of my work day just to get stupid alternative mail templates for webform handlers with swiftmailer in production. And then in the evening I updated a private project to the new TYPO3 9.2 release and it was such a relief. ;-)

Off to go Site-Seeing!
Packed with awesome features and perfectly on time, we released a new version of TYPO3 v9.

1.1 million Indonesian

 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 23:40:05 +0200 
#^Cambridge Analytica causing trouble for Facebook in Southeast Asia | DW | 06.04.2018

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook is being forced to answer tough questions in Southeast Asian countries whether its platform is being abused and if citizens' data were misused.
Letter Bomber
 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:47:49 +0200 
This story is such a giant facepalm. The only scandal is that they didn't pay facebook for the privilege of manipulating it's users. That's supposed to be a premium feature. *sigh*
 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 23:23:35 +0200 

Martin Heidegger wrote:
Wir haben nur dieses Leben. Niemand hat uns gewählt. Wir sind einfach da. Jetzt. Und jetzt ist es unsere Aufgabe, der zu werden, der wir sein wollen.


 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 23:22:41 +0200 
I really like the eleventh season of The X-Files. But after this episode I have a really annoying earworm. Members of Mayday - Sonic Empire (1997) o_O
1997 OMFG!!! 21years! I was recording this event on tapes from radio. :-D
 music  movie
 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:33:23 +0200 
#^Help Us Cure Online Publishing of Its Addiction to Personal Data | Linux Journal
Since the turn of the millennium, online publishing has turned into a vampire, sucking the blood of readers' personal data to feed the appetites of adtech: tracking-based advertising. Resisting that temptation nearly killed us.

energy transition

 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 22:52:47 +0200 
#^Blockchain in the energy transition: hope or hype? | DW | 29.03.2018

The technology that made Bitcoin possible could solve key challenges of a renewables-based energy system. The race is on to radically change how to we consume and generate power.

A change of mentality

What's needed isn't just technological progress, but a change in mentality — from thinking of the power system as a supply we passively plug into, to a network in which each user plays an active role.

At this point, individual customers in the German market are still more interested in "a sturdy energy supply," than its means of its delivery, Reetz says. But he adds that the situation is "changing really fast."
 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 22:13:09 +0200 
#^Is the IEA underestimating renewables? | DW | 26.03.2018

Scenarios from the International Energy Agency (IEA) have failed to predict the growth of renewables and overestimated the role of nuclear. Critics say that's a political choice.

Last year, the world's photovoltaic power capacity overtook nuclear for the first time – reaching 402 gigawatts, compared to 353 (GW). Wind power outstripped nuclear back in 2014, and by the end of 2017 amounted to 539 GW.

Hans-Josef Fell wrote:
The main driving force behind the new nuclear reactors are nuclear weapons, and the desire for nuclear weapons

It's called intent

 Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:49:42 +0100 
#^Opinion: The eternal dispute between politics and religion | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 22.03.2018

As interior minister, Horst Seehofer is responsible for defending both Germany's constitution and its religious freedom. However, his recent remarks show he may not understand those tasks, says Michel Friedman.
 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:37:44 +0100 
The more I have to work with Drupal the less I understand people complaining about TYPO3. Fascinating how quick you get used to such pre security advisories. ;-)

#^Drupal 7 and 8 core highly critical release on March 28th, 2018 PSA-2018-001
Advisory ID: DRUPAL-PSA-2018-001
Project: Drupal Core
Version: 7.x, 8.x
Date: 2018-March-21

There will be a security release of Drupal 7.x, 8.3.x, 8.4.x, and 8.5.x on March 28th 2018 between 18:00 - 19:30 UTC, one week from the publication of this document, that will fix a highly critical security vulnerability. The Drupal Security Team urges you to reserve time for core updates at that time because exploits might be developed within hours or days.


 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:17:14 +0100 
and in the sidebar you read: "and...we're on Facebook" :headdesk :headdesk :headdesk

#^Opinion: The one way to control Facebook — delete your account | Science| In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW | 21.03.2018

Tougher security settings on Facebook just won't cut it, says DW's Zulfikar Abbany. In his opinion, you shouldn't be using Facebook in the first place — and users have themselves to blame in part for data breaches.