Month / August 2018

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  • Livable Code

    First of all, sorry for not writing to you yesterday. I spent the day in the hospital with my wife. Our second daughter was born at 1:20 pm yesterday and we couldn’t…

  • My automated publishing workflow

    A week ago I mentioned my Automation project: Factory 0.1. During the last week, I managed to get it to a point where it works. Today I wanted to tell you a…

  • Books I enjoyed reading

    Since I love reading I thought I switch things up for today and share a small list of books I enjoyed (and why I enjoyed them). All links are no affiliate links.

  • Maintenance and janitorial activities

    You walk into a room. You haven’t been here before but you need to find something. Your friend told you, that you’ll find it here: “It has to be there somewhere. Please…

  • Premature optimization

    Yesterday I told you about our struggles with the new doorbell. While, sadly, this state is still unchanged, there’s another story there that relates to software development: The new doorbell needed some…

  • Spaghetti wirings no-one knew about

    Over the course of the weekend, we tried to install a new doorbell for our house. The old system is really old, falls apart and works only some days. So we bought…

  • Let’s practice together

    Where I sit writing this email, today is Friday. So tomorrow the weekend starts. Do you already have plans for the weekend? Perhaps we’ll go to the lake because it’s scorching hot…

  • The bullshit web and our responsibility

    My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite…

  • When do you know enough?

    “When did you reach the point where you didn’t need to read another research report, didn’t need to absorb another scouting analysis, didn’t need to stop by the bookstore… because it simply…