I can‘t watch the Apple event live today. But following the live blogs it seems like a pretty great event with all the right things to be released 👍🏻

To make a mountain of
Your life is just a choice
But I never learned enough
To listen to the voice that told me
Always love
Hate will get you every time
Always love
Don’t wait til the finish line

🎶 Nada Surf - Always Love

Chances blown
nothing’s free
longing for
what used to be
still it’s hard
hard to see
fragile lives
shattered dreams

🎶 The Offspring - The Kids Aren‘t Alright

The world needs more Hans Söllner. My favorite German musician says his new album will probably be the last one. He’s kind of a Bavarian Bob Dylan and the lyrics are so beautiful yet grim, they make me cry. Right on point for the time we live in. There’s no one like him left.

When you read up on todays news and it feels like a bad horror movie from the early 2000s, you know that we live in strange times.

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious
So come on!

🎶 Muse - Uprising

Time is never time at all
You can never ever leave
Without leaving a piece of youth

And our lives are forever changed
We will never be the same
The more you change the less you feel

🎶 The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight Tonight

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

🎶 Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

I love the watchOS 5 update. Ever since updating I closed all my rings 😉 I rarely did before, so they clearly figured out how to calculate all those values correctly 😉

I don’t get why people need to be rude in support mails. A minimum amount of decency and politeness or even just a liiiitle form would make it so much more likeley for me to respond.

I kind of like the dark mode on Mojave, but I’m not sure I will get used to it. Totally irritated and I can’t find anything at the moment. I’ll try it out for a couple of days and see whether it gets better.

Since my beloved iMac from 2009 is not supported by Mojave anymore, I found a new use case for it… it now serves as the heating in my home office until it becomes really cold.

I don’t want to actively take part in the current discussion about the platform… I like it here and it does exactly what I was hoping for and it does it well. There’s basically just one thing I‘d need but it would not really fit the general idea and I‘m fine with that.

Priorities should always be guided by the needs of normal users. If you target something for a niche elite of tech savvy people, the result might be something cool, but also unusable by the vast majority of users. There’s only so much you can do and some things always fall behind

Alright. Site is moved to WordPress and live again. Now on to feeding it some content. Hopefully.

Oh my… what’s going on with the Cowboys today?

Looking forward to Mojave tomorrow! But all I care for is better Exchange Support and I can finally use Mail.app again and I‘m not forced to use that abomination of Outlook anymore. It’s the little things that have to make a corporate Mac bee happy 🐝

I set up a new WordPress and can now finally use MarsEdit and Ulysses to post something. I just have to move my posts, and flip the switch tomorrow. Let’s see if it helps 🤞🏻

I had to think about Ironic by Alanis Morissette when I saw that I started to think about what I could change to find some time to write more exactly 1 year after I wrote about Why I Failed at Blogging.

And isn’t it ironic… don’t you think.

It’s like rain on your wedding day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
Who would’ve thought… it figures

🎶 Alanis Morissette - Ironic

I think I don’t even want to host my own WordPress anymore. Keeping that server up and running also became more like a burden than a fun thing in my spare time. I’m might consider putting everything here on Micro.blog.

My current setup is of course not the main issue for not writing anything. I basically just don’t have any time. Work, child, life… it’s all extremely exhausting and I don’t feel like I have any energy left for something creative. Looking forward to a time when that changes.

I think I’ll switch back to WordPress. I really love the idea and everything about Hugo, but the whole process of publishing is just too cumbersome in the end. I‘ve not written anything in a long time and I think the whole setup is one reason.

Shine the headlight
Straight into my eyes
Like the road kill
I’m paralysed
You see through my disguise

🎶 Placebo - Teenage Angst

Crazy, but that’s how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe, it’s not too late
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate

🎶 Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train