Currently reading: How to Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens 📚
Currently reading: How to Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens 📚
140.000 people die because of his pathologic idiocracy, but he has nothing else to do then whining about Twitter trends always being negative about him. No really… this country has no other issues to solve right now.
Ok… I’m an Alfred convert now. A little overwhelmed by all the possibilities, but pretty pleased so far. I had the hope I could cancel my TextExpander subscription, but the snippet support is not as good and creating workflows for similar results is too complicated.
Went down a rabbit hole in a SwiftUI underground project at work. Still amazes me how fast basic UI is fully up and running. Not so amazing is how it plays together with even mildly complex model layers. I guess it’s finally time to get into Combine to unleash the full potential
… they are beginning to piece together the story of a virus unlike any known before.
Very interesting overview and really well explained. (via @dave)
Is there a MarsEdit plugin or something that helps to quickly share a Link and title with some highlighted text for Firefox?
🤔 Release Notes mention to test 13.6 beta for exposure notification framework updates. Maybe it will get to iOS 14 beta after 13.6 got released 🤔
Still no exposure notification api available in beta 3. Maybe it won’t be enabled at all during the betas? Would be a shame… I want to build my app for iOS 14 but I can’t test it on my device because I would loose the Covid-19 tracking.
I‘m simply shocked, shocked! about how people behave in public. This Corona thing isn’t over! Numbers are slowly rising in some areas again after a couple of weeks of calming down. Is it really that hard to wear a freaking facemask? Why? WHY does nobody even care? I really can’t grasp why people have such a big problem with it. It just makes NO sense whatsoever. Why is it so hard to at least try to keep modest distance? After todays short trip to the zoo I‘m more convinced then ever that this whole situation will get back to us. There’s no other possibility with that much ignorance and stupidity out there.
At this point, my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify is complete and utter garbage and it doesn‘t seem to improve anymore. Glad I still have the Release Radar which does not seem to be infected by the children’s music I have to listen to 😉 (I tried to trick Spotify the last couple of weeks, but at the moment I don‘t think a family account would help anymore)
After a very, veeeery long travel and almost 4 weeks being stuck in customs, my @gluon shirt finally arrived 👍🏻
(This is definitely the last time for me to order anything from the US 😉)
I got pointed to Obsidian today. I never heard of it. This is amazing! It matches a lot of Roam’s features, yet it is totally open. It’s just Markdown files in folders, which you could also edit in any other editor. It supports plugins and has a bunch of styles. I’m really liking it so far. I just started to check out Roam and I can see some benefits of this style of note taking, but I’m really concerned about the pricing, at least for my personal usage. Obsidian is free for personal use, but you can send money their way to support and it seems to have a nice community around it. On first sight, it looks to me like a better Roam (at least for my taste).
Thursdays at 10am I have a regular Meeting. I dialed in today, but nobody else showed up. It’s Wednesday…. 4 months at home and days don’t matter anymore.
I just had another look at the manual for MailMate (as you do) and found some nifty hidden preferences and lots of crazy stuff in there. This app is ridiculously awesome.
One thing I urgently need to do during vacation is decluttering and organizing my digital life again. I can’t keep up with all the newest shiny tools all the time. A handful of note taking apps, text files, some ToDos here, some on paper, some in OmniFocus, writing blog posts in this app and in that app, having a copy here but not there, different mail apps… it’s a mess. I lost control of this stuff over time. I think it’s part of why I can’t concentrate at times.
I was hoping for Micropub support in the next Ulysses update… seems like I have to wait. Subscription will renew soon and I’m still not sure I want to keep it.
I hope Apple enables the contact tracing API in the next beta so I can upgrade to iOS 14 on my actual phone. My app needs it, but I don’t want to break the Corona Warn App 😉
So… is Roam yet another hype train? It finally got to some of my peers and they are also all in on this. I still think I miss the point. It looks like an Outliner with Wiki functionality, but I‘m not sure why a normal Wiki wouldn’t do the trick here. I find TiddlyWiki similarly easy to use. But then again, I tried lots of note taking apps and they all just gathered dust at some point. I think I’m just not a note taking person. I’m mostly fine with a couple of text files in BBEdit or Drafts.
Also, their product site isn‘t helping much. There’s no information about features, just links hidden away to external content (and it only works if you allow Google Analytics, so there’s that). Why show me the pricing if you didn’t even show me what you do?
I don’t know… I might try it, because it looks promising and because I’m interested in why people are so hyped about it. I don’t think it will stick with me though.
Down the rabbit hole. Catching up with some not so enterprisey technologies… watching WWDC videos from 2016 and 2017. Feels a bit like I‘ve really been away for quite a while, but there’s just stuff you really don’t come near to in certain environments. Feels good to finally get up to speed in some areas again though.
Tomorrow it will be four months that I’m at home probably 98% of my time. Working from home, barely seeing anybody (since maybe a couple weeks ago, finally). The only time I‘m leaving the house in general is to go grocery shopping. Our trip to the ocean this summer will most likely be canceled because nobody can afford the prices at the moment, it’s ridiculous! Also, the reports I hear are terrifying. It’s like nothing ever happened. Face masks? For what? Distance? „Naah, come on! It’s gone! Look! Do you see anybody sick around here? Let’s party!“ At this point I just wait until the first come back from their summer vacation and spread the virus like nobody learned anything at all during this time. I don’t understand these people. I‘d love to have another great trip during parental leave with my second daughter just as I did with the first! We already cut it down to the bare minimum. I miss traveling a lot. I don’t mind being at home, but a little change of scenery every once in a while would be nice. Seeing even this in danger now, with an outlook of staying at home for even longer… it makes me sad. I still hope things will work out though. Maybe we will find something affordable, away from people, last minute. I guess we‘re about to find out.
A president keeping his old buddy from a couple of years in prison is not a sign of a healthy justice system. It’s what happens in underdeveloped countries with no rules. It’s ridiculous that this is even possible.
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I‘m not affected by Facebook‘s crash… maybe because I don’t have an account anymore? We‘ll never know.