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Whao. I was in a video conference when my Mac gave me 5 minutes notice that it would have to reboot. Probably security policies, and not MacOS - but still. Very, very annoying!

23-01-2019

When you're having a stressful morning and you discover that the new mixing bowl is wider than the depth of the cupboards so the door will always be 1 inch open: SERENITY NOW!

23-01-2019

Come on! "Moon selfie". Through a toilet roll tube. Not a single butt pic. #fakememe.

21-01-2019

Oh, snap. Can't use Bose headphones while they charge, so when the battery dies, the headphones go with them. #plannedobsolescence much?

16-01-2019

Give young people something old, and they look like old people trying to understand something young

14-01-2019

I’m only in the office on Mondays. That makes Monday a really bad day to have a bad day. Something you will have when you don’t fall asleep until after 2 am because of I have no idea.

14-01-2019

“Teams should be loosely coupled. That means there are few dependencies between teams, and teams are able to move quickly and independently (..) ‘Communication is a sign of dysfunction. It means people aren’t working together in a close, organic way. We should be trying to figure out a way for teams to communicate less with each other, not more’ - Jeff Bezos” and more goodness in How to Transform and Build a People Platform

14-01-2019

No UX like speed: “This practice reached its nadir around 2012 with bloated “skins,” such as Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense, which, at their worst, slowed down perfectly good phones with flashy graphics and truckloads of useless features. That’s why the Google Play Editions were such catnip to Android heads: great hardware, simple software.(..) However, software design is about time, as evidenced by the design of user experience and operations such as lighting up the screen and unlocking it before launching an app or action (..) In looking at Chinese users, it’s a very interesting question. I see them as changing. They have the same demands in what I see as wanting a device experience that’s fast and smooth, so that’s something we focus on in China as much as everywhere else. And what I see as a trend is, this is shifting from user expectations being a long list of cool or exciting or differentiating or superfluous features, into something that’s more minimal. It’s a transitionary period, it’ll take time.“ From an article on The Verge about phones from China

14-01-2019

Wonder how much work it would be to set up a web hook URL on my server and update this micro blog via IFTTT and Telegram or even email? Could be fun to try.

10-01-2019

Oh, wow! Steam punked Sega Master System. I had one of those. Not steam punked, though.

10-01-2019

Colleagues seem to like my Confluence articles more often when they have subtle Beyonce references in them. I just goes to show that you never really know the people you work with as well as you think.

08-01-2019

I'm (finally) reading The Mythical Man-Month, and I'm considering writing chapter notes relating a theme in each chapter to my own experiences. I think that would help me work through it faster and deeper.

08-01-2019

“Last year, the company received 13,700 applications for open roles. They shortlisted 1,400 candidates. They hired 18.” Worable on Doist

07-01-2019

“86 percent of workers said that working alone allows them to be their most productive” invision

07-01-2019

Reads a bad weather report on the bus. Googles “safest seats on the bus”. Changes seats. Who needs free will when you can let random strangers make decisions for you.

07-01-2019

Also cut down the mightiest trees in the forrest (albeit not with a herring). Feeling mighty manly!

05-01-2019

Mucking about in ed, a nearly 50 year old text editor. It's weird and fun.

05-01-2019

When you rage because you can't find the cinnamon in the spice cabinet because you already took it out and then realize your mistake: Double rage!!

03-01-2019

This F1 recap was great!

03-01-2019

From an article that made me download Fortnite: "In a world where social media has become toxic, exhausting and unsafe, many of us have wondered aloud where the next social network will be. Are groups going private, to Telegram, or some new service? I think we all missed it: Fortnite is the new social network, and it's transcending into a substitute for the real world, a place you go and talk to friends, but do something at the same time"

01-01-2019