A little over two weeks left to my trip to California. I should start thinking about some preparations 😉 Packed program of work, events, friends and of course WWDC 😊

Die CSU macht Bayern zum Amerika Deutschlands. So sehr es mich nach Hause zieht… so manches ist einfach abstoßend. Ich kann das schlechte Image so langsam verstehen.

Papertrail Diary 2 - kokodev.de

Planned to do some late night coding today. Now I’m caught in the music rabbit hole. Oh well ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Listening to Oasis again after quite some time… what an exceptional band they were. Hearing what Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds do today makes me wish even more they would find back together at last. Incredible musicians 🎶

Papertrail Diary 1 - kokodev.de

Tranquil and Papertrail - kokodev.de

Pet Project Progress

I’ve been very busy lately… mostly excruciatingly tired, but sometimes I found a couple of minutes to think about and work on my current pet projects. I won’t post that much about them on this blog in the future, except if there is something worth to know for a wider audience. Technical things regarding development topics will be posted over on my other blog at kokodev.de. I started a development diary for my two active projects there. I will post more in the coming days, but here’s my introductory post from today: Development Diaries.

My plan is to have the diaries as companions running next to the development to discuss some problems and approaches I find along the way. This could be technical things, but also how I tackle the creation of icons for the apps or thoughts about different solutions to offer in-app purchases. It could be anything really. I have a couple of posts more or less ready for the next couple of days, before I go back into development. I’m excited about this!

Again, for everyone interested, you can visit kokodev.de and follow my posts there.

Development Diaries - kokodev.de

I can‘t help but think than Kim Jong Un was assasinated by a servant of the Many-Faced God who is now acting in his place as some kind of peace dove.

is and will always Synchronisation be a programming difficult thing in.

Microcasts have a huge potential! What I’m really interested in is all the non-tech stuff. Stories out of peoples lives, their view on things. Imagine how we would see our history if everyone were able to record and share their stories with the whole world 50 or 100 years ago…

It‘s amazing how different the feeling and the lyrics of music can be. It’s probably a great recipe to have them diverge if it works. I guess lots of great songs were written like that.

I mostly listen to songs without thinking too much about the lyrics in the beginning. (I’m not a native speaker so that’s pretty easy for me 😉) What I thought to be a happy song for me turned out to be kind of a sad story somehow and now I want to cry 😢

Oh! The Gaslight Anthem didn’t really split up… it’s just “on hiatus“. They will even do a 10 year anniversary tour for The ’59 Sound this summer ☺️

I just learned that The Gaslight Anthem have basically split up a couple of years ago. Too bad… I always liked them. But then I saw that their lead singer Brian Fallon just released his second solo album and it’s my new favorite right now! 🎶

I’m on some kind of blogging hiatus. I’m mentally very exhausted at the end of the day and just can’t get in the mood to do anything productive. Feels like a huge roadblock in my head but I hope it will be removed at some point.

Autumn is gone, summer is back! We’re having 2-season years now as well. No need to move to California anymore…

Seems like I got my ticket to WWDC this year 😊

When you found the perfect name for your new app and then realize you can’t use it because it’s already taken.

Filed my first Radar after 2 years. It feels satisfying somehow… although I know it will be open for eternity after being marked as duplicate or being ignored forever.

The hardest thing when making an old & well established app better is to communicate the tough calls on certain UI changes. The objective UX might be better, but people know something else and think it’s broken. Maybe better to find a middle ground & change slowly over time

So many document based iOS apps only support Dropbox. I’m not using Dropbox. It should be mandatory to support document providers.

Hans Söllner & Bayaman’Sissdem live in Heidelberg. A little bit of home in this still somewhat foreign area.

„Stephen Hawking, the English cosmologist and black hole maven, liked to say he was born 300 years to the day after Galileo died, and he died on Wednesday, 139 years after Albert Einstein was born, on Pi Day, a holy holiday for the mathematically inclined.“ The New York Times