Category Archives: Ramblings

A QR-code on a mobile site. Just joking, right, @stepstonebe? #QR-madness #in

There are more than 11 reasons why QR-codes suck, for instance that they are inherently unsafe. They’re even that unsafe that Norton saw room for another app. And still, some marketeers still use them in appropriate or less appropriate places, like a mobile site for instance. 

Can someone at Stepstone explain me how I’m supposed to scan a $*#@-QR code with the same smartphone I want to download their iphone app on? 

Ryanair & A Possible Double Booking #wtf

As regular Ryanair-customer, you get used to the way the low-cost carrier is treating its customers. Will not complain about that, what you pay is what you get and they always bring me from point A to point B, which is exactly what I expect from them. Until I double booked a flight.

Background, in my enthusiasm I booked one flight to Krakow twice. Stupid, I know, but ok, it happened. Will not nag about the fact that cancelling is  impossible , nor that changing the dates of the duplicate showed more expensive than booking a new one. So basically I took my loss and accepted that one of the two bookings was a waste of money.
But sending me a notification that I possibly booked twice for the same flight exactly three (3) minutes after that flight took off?
Really Ryanair, WTF?
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Ryanair Duplicate Bookings <>
Date: 24 March 2011 15:38
Subject: Possible Double Booking
To: $$$$$
Dear Customer

We have detected a possible duplicate booking for your Ryanair flight reservation detailed below. Payment may have been taken twice from your credit or debit card.

Please note no refund is possible on a duplicate reservation after the departure of the booked flights.

Please contact Ryanair regarding a possible duplicate reservation via.

Ryanair Reservations

ITINERARY/RECEIPT – All times are local.

1. Jeroen Fossaert

Your new flight details are as follows:
From Charleroi(CRL) to Krakow(KRK)
Thu, 24/03/2011 Flight 6728 Depart CRL at 1535 and arrive KRK at 1745
From Krakow(KRK) to Charleroi(CRL)
Sun, 27/03/2011 Flight 6729 Depart KRK at 2010 and arrive CRL at 2225
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