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KEEP CALM AND CODE ON

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SSL killed the Flip Phone Star

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Back in the day ™, when we still could push buttons, when our phones lasted for three weeks in a row and they still fit nicely in our trousers’ pockets – no one ever had heard of forced SLL and IMAP wasn’t widely used either.

Back then ™, we used to fetch our plain text emails over POP just to have problems reading them on our tiny displays.

Ah ™, the good old days! I’ve owned the best flip phone of all time for almost a decade now. In this decade Saab has gone down the drain, BlackBerry has gone down the drain, as well as RSS, Loewe and Porn. But the original battery in my phone still lasts for two weeks and one could still use it for all the things a phone once was meant to be used for:

Dialing a pizza delivery service, calling the AAA or your local drug dealer, sending your other woman a text, and checking your few emails while being out and about.

And the came Snowden and rendered all those perfectly good phones obsolete. They didn’t die because of Seamless, WhatsApp, and Tinder – they died in next to no time because of the enforced SSL. Many of those ‘old phones’ were perfectly capable of sending and receiving emails, some of them even supported SSL but they all failed to handle the new certificates properly. It didn’t help that providers still offering POP, IMAP, and SMTP without SSL became endangered species.

By accident, I recently stumbled across one that still offers it, even for your own domains; given that you can edit your MX records.

I even danced the jig with Ollerum on my shoulders.

PolarisMail will cost you a dime or two but their support is actually pretty good and for some it might not be about their beloved RAZR. Some of us still need SMTP without SSL for printers, fax machines, an alarm and all the other otherwise perfectly fine machinery.



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My new home office chair

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Ollerum directly understood my idea. It’s actually already very comfortable; even without cushion. I haven’t found a fabric I like yet…



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UR-FASCISM by Umberto Eco

The first feature of Ur-Fascism is the cult of tradition.

UR-FASCISM by Umberto Eco



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MOApp Ringtones Set 3

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Yes, another Ringtones Set. This is a more relaxed/mellow one.
You can find my other sets here

Download MOApp Ringtones Set 3 for iPhone



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MOApp Apps and El Capitan

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Yes, I’ve been busy the last couples of months. I’ve mainly been working on the new version of Umsatz (ookkeeaapp) – but, of course, I’ve also been working on my other apps and already submitted and published a lot of compatibility updates so that you can use my apps without any problems under Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) when it is released in the next few days/weeks.

Here is an (always up-to-date) overview:

Umsatz Pro 2015 updated/ready
Umsatz Standard 2015 updated/ready
Umsatz Mini 2015 updated/ready
Umsatz Mikro 2015 (MAS) updated/ready
Bill 2 updated/ready
ookkeeaapp ready
Passwords updated/ready
Free updated/ready
Quick and Dirty updated/ready
Write 2 updated/ready
SimpleEdit updated/ready
CocoaBox updated/ready
SecureWords updated/ready
THE TICKER updated/ready
Pin updated/ready
Steps updated/ready
Colors/Colors PRO ready
TypeTeach updated/ready
TypeDrill updated/ready

All others apps have been tested and are working under 10.11.

MOApp Apps
MOApp Store
MOApp Free Apps
MOApp Apps on the Mac App Store



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What I’m currently working on

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Bill – my current invoicing app – allows you to create stylish invoices. It uses HTML and CSS for its design/templates. The benefit is that you can almost do anything you can dream of with it. The downside is: You nee to know what you are doing.

That’s why my next invoicing app will come with a dedicated ‘design builder’ that allows you to click/drag/drop invoice designs. This is, of course, much simpler but it is also more limited.

I’ll try to make it as flexible as possible, though…



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