Playing the Mindcraft board game for the first time. It was fun. ๐ŸŽฒ

Playing the Mindcraft board game for the first time. It was fun. ๐ŸŽฒ

Disconnected.
The switch came loose when I changed the batteryโ€”time for the soldering iron.

Disconnected. The switch came loose when I changed the batteryโ€”time for the soldering iron.

A daily random note from my brain

To get myself more to think about my notes, I’ve setup automation to send me a random note from my digital brain every day at noon. I hope that when I get an email in my inbox with a random thought, it triggers additional ideas, which I can then write down again. As so far, I was not so good with revisiting old notes I’ve written once. The system has the following components:

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Trying to debug why my ruby script is not running as a launchd service is a pain in the ass :-( I wish there was a way to see what’s wrong. Apart from error 1.

I ate the trunk of broccoli for the first time. That was a revelation. No more broccoli will be wasted now.

The new year has begun again for me. Back to work. No more holidays.

Nearly one year of daily piano training! I think I managed to form a habit here. And I start to see some progress as well. Sunday’s are missing as this is my free day.

Nearly one year of daily piano training! I think I managed to form a habit here. And I start to see some progress as well. Sunday’s are missing as this is my free day.

Automating email sending with SwiftSMTP and launchd

I am unhappy with my email sending automation using AppleScript and the Apple Calendar App. I have been searching for a better solution for quite some time. Sending emails is a complicated problem in 2022 :-).

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This image summarizes the last year. I hope it does not entirely define the new year as well.
Happy new year, everybody!

This image summarizes the last year. I hope it does not entirely define the new year as well. Happy new year, everybody!

Eating before the TV. Need to use the time without a child at home :-)

Eating before the TV. Need to use the time without a child at home :-)

I love my Christmas present from my wife! Such a cute little guy :-) Happy Christmas, everyone. ๐ŸŽ„

I love my Christmas present from my wife! Such a cute little guy :-) Happy Christmas, everyone. ๐ŸŽ„

Why do I always need to fear that my project stop working when I upgrade Xcode :-(

A good resource with a lot of tips to better understand what you need to deal with when you work your way into a legacy code base. And another book for the TBR list :-D

This book analyses how your brain works and gives concrete advice to help you work with Legacy Code. Here's my summary of its salient points.

โค‘ The key points of The Programmer’s Brain.

Book notes for Four Thousand Weeks

I’ve heard about Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life. by Oliver Burkeman everywhere. So I now decided to listen to it. I’ve experimented with listening to a new book directly as an audiobook. Notes When I first heard the concept of the book, I felt defeated. Four thousand weeks sounds like such a small number. But I think it is still an important concept and helps put things into perspective.

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