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There is something worse than a @shapefile: A @shapefile with blank spaces in its name.

After going through a good deal of e-commerce legislation, I am now almost convinced this practice is indeed legal (doubts remain on the legality of the bill). By default VAT is a burden on the purchaser in the EU. However, every other seller charges VAT at transaction time to avoid unhappy surprises for the costumer and to swift the shipping process.

This is a real disappointment. Not the kind of behaviour I would expect from a company praising itself for protecting consumers.

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The original bill stated clearly that no shipping costs would be involved. There could be an error, but 120 € would ship a phone around the world several times over. Thus I contacted @Purism.

A reply finally came through: I have to pay VAT. For years I have ordered items from overseas and was never confronted with such pricing practice. Every other digital seller makes prices and duties clear at transaction time. Is @Purism fully complying with the law?

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Last week a DHL postman passed by to deliver a package against a payment of 120 €. Surprised, I requested the sender to be identified, which the postman could not properly do. Fearing being the target of a scam I rejected the delivery.

Days later DHL contacted me by phone, finally identifying the sender: @Purism. After three and a half years of wait the was finally arriving. But why was I asked for an extra payment of 120 €?

Telegram has suddenly surpassed 500 million users. I wonder if this is where @realDonaldTrump@twitter.com followers are flocking to.

Today I am reminded of a poem by American lyricist Ronald James Dio:

𝑰𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒍𝒔,
𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒃 𝒓𝒖𝒍𝒆𝒔!

@duckduckgo is currently unreachable from the Netherlands. What is wrong?

#1 - When I grow up I want to be like these guys. It is never too late to make great music. Truly inspiring.


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#2 - A truly genuine work with an element of innovation that is becoming ever rare. This record is currently ranked #1 for 2020 at MMA.


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Friends are now exchange their top 3 records of 2020. Here is my rank then.

I feel this was a particularly good year, not easy to come up with a rank at all. And I am yet to listen to some releases, so this may change later.

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