How to keep using Dropbox even if you don’t use unencrypted ext4 (workaround)

Dropbox has recently announced that they will be dropping support for all file systems that do not mount as plain ext4, that includes btrfs, zfs, xfs and ecryptfs (the home encryption shipped with many popular Linux distributions). Poop-emoticon! Luckily, it seems like ext4 on top of cryptsetup/LUKS is not affected by this awful business decision. Read More …

How to automatically stop charging your Android phone when a certain battery level is reached

I recently found out about AccuBattery, an Android app that encourages behavior to increase the lifespan of your battery. Batteries have a limited lifespan. Every time you charge your device, it wears out the battery, lowering its total capacity. Scientific research shows that battery lifespan can be extended up to 200%, when you charge your Read More …

I moved to the United States

Just a quick heads-up. The last couple months were very busy, because I was moving to the U.S. I will keep blogging about as many German banks as possible, however some already told me that as a U.S. resident, they will close my account. However, to pretend to be German, I currently use privateinternetaccess.com VPN, Read More …

mycard2go VISA and VPAY prepaid review: quite good if you don’t need it asap

After using the mycard2go for almost two weeks now, I can give you some additional information on top of what the official website tells you. Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions that you might have in the comments section. Purchasing and activating Purchasing this card was harder than I thought. However, once Read More …

CosmosDirekt requires you to provide a German IBAN

The first entry in the IBAN Discrimination Hall of Shame is CosmosDirekt. CosmosDirekt is a German insurance company offering products from liability insurance to car and life insurance. As of July 2016, CosmosDirekt forces the user to provide a German IBAN using bad UI design. See for yourself:   Screenshot of “Update your bank details”-page. Read More …