Checked in. Now heading to the beach to meet friends 😊

Watching FOX News physically hurts me. Beyond words. I don’t understand why people really watch this.

I don’t understand Wholefoods… where’s the fun stuff to eat?!

Lunch with friends, now up for some wine tasting. Nice relaxed Saturday before finally heading to San José tomorrow evening.

Nada Surf performing the whole Let Go Album live @ KEXP 😱

Nice dinner today at an Hawaiian restaurant with friends I didn’t see in three years. I should come here more often…

I’d love to use Trip Mode and I understand the necessity for a kernel extension, but I hesitate to trust it on my corporate machine… a kernel extension with full access to your network traffic is problematic from a security standpoint.

Wheels Down… Hello San Francisco 👋🏻

FRA 🛫 SFO … Two weeks away from the family. Not so sure this was a good idea 😕

Three hours of sleep before driving to the airport. 😴

Last day in Zeeland… biking a bit and spending some time at the beach. Heading home tomorrow already. A couple of days more wouldn’t have hurt 😉

One good thing about GDPR is that it’s an automatic unsubscribe from lots of marketing eMail and „newsletters“

If there would only be one reason why I‘m always happy to come back to the Netherlands, it would be for Stroopwafels 🇳🇱

4 years ago I wrote a blogpost about the pricing of Macs. Thinking about reposting it to my current site. The gist: Things only get worse. I can’t afford a future proof Mac today. My iMac from 2010 is still more or less fine. The price of a comparable Mac today has nearly doubled

I understand that the Mac „was always more expensive“. But today it’s nearly impossible to buy a private Mac that is still valid in a couple of years. The Macbooks are unusable if you need storage, the Pros are ridiculously expensive if you configure them to be useful.

Arrived in Zeeland today… The weather didn’t feel like welcoming us this evening, but this place looks like we could have some fun around here in the next couple of days 😊🇳🇱

Wow… one year past already since our family trip to Canada. Time flies! I can’t believe it’s been this long 😱 There’s finally some traveling ahead again after such a long time. Netherlands 🇳🇱 next week, California 🇺🇸 the two weeks after. Really looking forward to this!

As long as I need to go to Spotify to listen to music I bought on iTunes because „the object is not available“ I‘ll probably not going to switch to Apple Music.

Getting goosebumps while listening to a favorite song after a long long time is one of the best things in life 😊🎶

I still can’t understand how anyone is even remotely capable of using the native Twitter app. Making this the only choice to use the platform is a huge mistake.

In other news… this is the second time I loose eMails in Exchange within one week. This never happened to me before, so it’s either me or Office 365 which is acting weird. All I know is that my brain didn’t get migrated to an online service recently.

Good idea: booking a hotel for WWDC at a discounted rate.

Bad idea: losing the confirmation eMail and now having no idea about where I’m staying 😣

I think I realized why I‘m tempted to switch to Apple Music lately… it puts the album in the focus for me. In Spotify it’s all a big blur. I find amazing new and old stuff, but somehow the experience is missing something fundamental for me.

Thinking about the backup and data storage „architecture“ for my family. It’s a lot of work to get everyone on board when you’re the only one who cares and if the photo management is a huge mess 😉 It also involves a lot things and money if you’re as paranoid as I am 🤔

Big release day tomorrow at work. Excited but also a bit anxious… major updates for a huge user base make me nervous.