Fang Talks

Be mindful of who you bare your fangs at, son.

They’re unfair terms if you don’t at least make an attempt at informing your users what they’re all about.

If a couple of your pages say “cancel within 24 hours and get a full refund”, then that’s what your users are expecting. It’s nice and simple, a clear-cut deal. But then later it turns out there’s a bunch of fine print, stating conditions your payment has to adhere to in order to be eligible for such a refund. You tell your users this, but of course, “what the fuck, I didn’t know that”.

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2017-05-25 03:30 PM Californian time, San Francisco.

Just the city of San Francisco alone seems to have more height difference than all of the Netherlands combined. Seriously, this place seems to be built on mountains! I’m sure the locals would just refer to them as tall hills, but they’re quite something compared to the five meter tall hills my country has.

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25 05 17

Made it!

2017-05-24 04:15 PM Californian time, San Francisco.

That means it’s over an hour past midnight back at home. I may or may not feel the jet lag starting to hit me. Even though normally I’d still be awake by now, go figure how much of an impact a long flight has on its own. As not-great as it was though, it did successfully get me all the way here! Met up with a colleague, and visited the office today. Good times!

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24 05 17

Long day

2017-05-23 03:30 PM Icelandic time, Keflavik Airport.

When you’re flying and heading westward, time itself seems to stop flying. I left Schiphol Airport three hours ago, and already have one of my four hours of layover behind me. After I take off, it’ll be a measly two hours before I land at San Francisco National Airport. Of course, all of that’s only true if you’re not afraid of shifting perspectives when looking at the time.

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I suddenly feel like a very powerful man.

By the time this post goes live, I’ll… still be in the air? Crazy how that works, moving across timezones. So, a couple hours after this post goes live, I’ll set foot in San Francisco. That’s great and all, but there’s no doubt in my mind there will be moments on which I want to voice my disappointment. As a foreign traveler, I get the delicious privilege to say: “I came all the way here, for this?”

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