• We set this baseline of “normal” in our mind, and we keep comparing it with how it is right now;
    And develop strong feelings towards what is not normal.

    is to feel full, relaxed, and happy.
    If it is so, right now, then that's normal.
    Won't feel a thing.

    If not, we feel hungry.
    Something unplanned comes up, we feel stressed.
    Someone does something we didn't imagine,
    a hardship comes up,
    we feel sad, and angry.

    What if we set our expectations and baseline like:
    Life is a set of disappointments, and a collection of miseries.
    Every second not so, a chance to be happy and grateful.
    The rest?
    It's just life…
    Normal life, as it is supposed to be.
    No hard feelings.

  • Making sense of the Y‑Combinator

    Y = f => (x => x(x))(x => f(y => x(x)(y)))
    Saw it and couldn't make much sense of it. On my nth try though…

  • On Agility

    Nothing to do with Scrum!
    Mostly about:

    • delivery – adding value
    • while maintaining the ease, and momentum, for future delivery.

  • Website Migrated 🎉

  • Users choose products for features and unmet needs,
    stay for polish and quality.

    Features matter the most at launch, details and UX play the leading role sustaining established products.

    To keep creating the most value, we should
    acknowledge the shift; act accordingly.

  • Federation is quite interesting, but isn’t Wikipedia doing well already? Or Mozilla?

  • On Code Comments

    “Code Smell” is a signal. A hint from the code itself, that there might be a deeper issue with it. Not an immediate problem though, but rather a potential long-term affect on the code quality and maintainability.

    Here’s a thought: code comments, often seen as helpful, are actually a code smell. Why? Because they are either redundant – adding to the mental load, or an indication of the fact that the code is overly complicated — too much context, too many tasks being done, mismatched abstraction levels, etc.

    Comments aren’t inherently bad, they have their place. But if there’s a comment, there’s often an opportunity to improve the code.

  • Paolo Maldini is one of the greatest defenders in football history. His game clips are filled with impossibly long and accurate sliding tackles that make getting past him virtually impossible.
    He once famously said:

    “If I have to make a tackle, then I have already made a mistake.”

    In the same way,
    a boss at work, or a leader, sometimes has to make hard decisions;
    which often suggests they made a mistake or two earlier on.

  • Who is doing CI/CD (Continuous Deployment)?
    Definitely not Twitter.

    Seemingly staging is called production there.
    Which means they have integration as staging?
    The idea being we have release cycles so short we don’t need production?
    Who knows.

  • The hardest – and usually a crucial part of any thing is maintenance. Even with wearing glasses the hardest part is to keep them clean.

    What does not need constant maintenance and keeps giving is such a joy. A speaker that sounds the same as when it was last sat up.

  • We are doing a thing or two wrong when we want:

    • an AI to turn an idea into some article,
    • and AI to summarize some article to give us the gist of it.
  • On Css-in-JS

    What I think is close to:

    My two cents on styling:

    • It sure depends on the context and requirements. Usually:
    • a minimal global css file, that handles overall look and feel for the website. Ex: fonts and typography, spacing, responsive design targeted media queries, colors, links and hovers.
    • Global classes for common use cases (ex: image and caption in a blog, meta texts, code)
    • CSS in JS for specialized cases, unique components, samples, styles related to code heavy components.
    • Prefer CSS to JavaScript for styling when possible. Hovers, media queries, transition animations and the sort, all should be handled natively by CSS rather than JavaScript – don’t reinvent the wheel.
  • Going through Make Something Wonderful, was reminded of this talk by Keith Yamashita I thought to share:

    P.S. If you haven’t checked out the book already, just do it! Great content, accompanied by a great reading experience. It sure is another wonderful thing 🤘

  • Does "the urge to be present on each and every existing or upcoming social media ever" have a name yet?

    We thought public blogs and comments paired with emails for more private communication was too much, and…

    Maybe it's a good time to reconsider.

  • – why me?
    – mm, wanna live Seneca’s?

    Der sterbende Seneca – Rubens
  • Was sick for some (long) time.
    Makes me appreciate being healthy even more.
    Such a blessing to be healthy and energized; yet, common to be taken for granted.

    I wonder what else is?

    Being able to work,
    to wonder,
    and to have a coffee.

    Good to be back

  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” was an amazing experience. The story was fun, the performances were great, and there were plenty of tributes and smaller stories, all coming together and creating something bigger.

    Yet what really stood out was the passion. The build was serious and professional, yet the experience felt raw, fresh, playful, with great care for the details.

    Was planning a longer post, but just start with The Story of the Daniels in 10 (Short) Videos
    And then search "The Daniels" on YouTube and watch them talk.

    PS It's how I learned about this beautiful music video:

  • 2019 / Antalya

    Not of my best times, but sure lots of memories
    and there was the sea…

  • Just finished the changes I had in mind for some time now. Lots of small modifications, the fonts, details here and there, style cleanup, and so on. A new section, and the first long form post are also coming soon 🤞 And maybe a WIP section…

  • It is called Software “Engineering”;
    though seemingly there are no terms everyone would define similarly!

  • [alarm sound ⏰]

    it’s time.
    you wish you could sleep a bit more.

    you turn on the kettle
    weight the coffee
    grind it
    not boiling yet…

    so exhausted you don’t move
    you just stay there and watch

    brewing starts.
    that aroma makes you excited. gives you the will and energy to make a perfect brew

    you pick the cup smell it and the first smile of the day appears on your face.

    you hit it to the edge of the table the cup is on the floor and coffee everywhere

  • With all the new utilities we are getting as in ChatGPT, AI+web search like you.com, perplexity.io, Kagi and their coming contextual search and the sort,
    a crucial fact to keep in mind is the results and responses could be wrong.

    They are google search on steroids.
    Higher chance of being true,
    and yet,
    could be wrong.

  • Was checking some audio setups and noticed I perceive the music and the sound differently with my eyes closed.
    From the details,
    to sound stage,
    to feeling.
    The whole experience!
    It’s more lively,
    and more vibrant.

    Then tried to replicate it with open eyes, while being more focused and mindful.
    A tid closer, but not quite there…
    It’s just not the same.

    Then started checking how the internet feels about it, and looks like I’m not alone.
    There have been some experiments around the topic, and the observation is
    even being inside an empty, dark room,
    the difference in experience is still there!

    Didn't expect this

  • Seth Godin writes:

    If you do anything at the last minute that takes more than a minute, you’re not organizing your project properly.

    The last minute is not a buffer zone, nor is it the moment to double-check your work.

    The last minute is simply sixty seconds to enjoy and to remind yourself that you successfully planned ahead.

    I wonder if this could ever be the case with software projects. Either way, it’s definitely something to aim for; by defining smaller projects that have shorter lifespans

  • Is taking things so seriously improving my performance?
    How can today feel like play?
    James Clear

  • Unexpected side-effect of using a wired headphone with my desktop is I sit down, and keeeep working 😅 The playlist though should be good enough

  • Another great piece by Seth Godin: Five true statements we don’t hear very often.

    This is so true. Am totally guilty of this,
    and will aim to do better

  • ahaha, lovely touch from letterboxd 👀

    screenshot of letterboxd app. For the Everything Everywhere All At Once movie, they have changed the icon for a watched movie from the normal eye outline, to happy eyes featured in the movie
  • #NoEstimates ✊

  • “The reason that most of us are unhappy most of the time is that we set our goals not for the person we’re going to be when we reach them, but we set our goals for the person we are when we set them.”
    — Jim Coudal 💬

    I think the same idea applies to finding friends and partners.

  • Posting the video reminded me of this interesting piece –amongst many others– by Joe Armstrong: A Week with Elixir.

  • I miss Joe… so inspirational. All his talks are amongst my favorites, just starting with this one

  • If you’d learn (I hope not) you will be alive for only 10 more years, would you change something about how you live?

    How about a year? Or even less?

    I’m not quite sure…
    And it does bother me

  • sick
    and sick of it

  • From National Gallery of Canada: Exploring the Psychology of Creativity / Jordan B. Peterson 👌👌👌

  • Those who know me, know how much I love Lex Fridman's podcast. By no means "The Best" episode –cannot pick that really– but my first exposure was the episodes with Jim Keller. just Great! Have listened to them a couple of times since then, and every time learned something new

    Here are some clips, but do check the full episodes: Most People Don't Think Simple Enough Abstraction Layers from the Atom to the Data Center

  • Best intro to category theory

  • Now I know what'd be my next speakers. Next year?

    Buchardt S400 MKII
  • Always thought to do FP, learning set and category theory is unnecessary. Not quite there yet to have a strong opinion, but am starting to feel different.

    I still think it’s best not to talk about it in the beginning, but am seeing how it could be of use

  • Unpopular opinion: iPhone sizes don’t make sense. They are a row too long, or a column too short 🤷‍♂️

  • collector loses 100 ETH in a joke gone wrong
    I'm liking this more than I should 🙈

  • This actually seems to be easier than what I imagined first 🤞
    and more laborious 😥
    [starts customizing theme]

  • “Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
    — Muhammad Ali

  • Curious how ✂︎ (U+2702) becomes ✂️ (U+2702 U+FE0F)?
    Check Emoji under the hood

  • Cozy spot, shadow of coffee brewing equipments, over a wall by the bed, with golden highlights in result of early sunset light
  • One of the things I don't like about Clubhouse is that the content is gone when gone… I don't like to participate in something like that, and I'm happy this one is stored. Interesting stories

  • Feb 7, 2021 / Berlin

  • March 8, 2021 / Berlin

    my photography - a pattern made by a building, with a tree in front of it, and a cyclist passing by, in high contrast black and white
  • March 8, 2021 / Berlin

    my photography - street photography in black and white
  • March 8, 2021 / Berlin

    my photography - street photography in black and white
  • March 8, 2021 / Berlin

    Foodfactory Cube Berlin in black and white
  • Pigs have mental capacity to play video games!

    … when the game was made more challenging and the pigs became reluctant to engage, “only verbal encouragement by the experimenter” would see training resume.

    Read the full story on sciencefocus.com.

  • Spent some hours creating an animated logo but seem like it's not supported. Maybe I'll get back to it with a custom theme

    different versions of handwritten SK displayed in sequence
  • This is me after quarantine, working from home. I was wondering what’s wrong now and what’s changed, for I used to rock working remotely and off-site… besides the coffee shop effect

    Link: Remote work is not local work at a distance