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Modern iPhones and headphones

10.04.2018 02:00

We are on the second generation of iPhones without a headphone jack. And I guess most people are moving towards bluetooth at this point. But you get a lightning to jack plug in the box.

I think bluetooth is better in many ways. Especially when you listen on the go or while walking around somewhere. No cables that get hooked on door handles etc. But the big problem when you are using the EarPods included with the iPhone is that you can’t charge them while listening to something.

If Apple want the user experience to be as good as it was when we had a dedicated port, they either have to include a double that supports both charging and listening or they need to include AirPods with every iPhone.

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09.04.2018 02:00

I wonder who the orangutan will blame when he loses his re-election

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09.04.2018 02:00

My Doom Emacs Config.

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09.04.2018 02:00

I’ve started to bring Luna to the office, because reasons that aren’t that important. She’s not a huge fan of not being able to walk around as she wants and bothering who the hell she wants. But the first day went much better than expected. She was quiet most of the train rides and most of the time in the office. And she apparently hates the meeting room as much as I do.

Giving Pass a shot.

09.04.2018 02:00

I have been a 1Password user for a long time now, at least since 2011 or

  1. Their app is solid, their service is solid, and their security is

solid. I also think that they way they deal with problems or potential problems is great. No bullshit, just honest answers to what’s going on and what they do to deal with it.

I have no complaints about 1Password. Seriously. I don’t. Or I wish they had a proper Linux client. But no complaints regarding their apps and service.

But I decided to give Pass a shot. It have been one my radar for a while now. And I blame @Jack for this.

Pass is a unix password manager that is based on a thin wrapper around a folder with PGP / GPG encrypted plain text files. This means that pass itself does not deal with syncing or encryption. GPG deals with the encryption and you can use either GitHub or Dropbox to sync it. Pass only deals with interacting with GPG and doing stuff like adding new credentials, editing them, deleting them or searching them. You also have third party extensions giving you features like one time passwords or nice flow for updating them.

I’m not going to ditch 1Password over night, or at all. Because if I cancel my subscription, I’m still going to use it at my company because using something like 1Password is the least painful way to share One-time-passwords across teams. And I have had way less hassle dealing with “Do you have the password for X?” messages on slack after we started using 1Password.

Pass is cool, and I really enjoy using something that is not proprietary and very easy to understand. And I could probably write my own “pass” if I wanted or had to. All you need is your pgp keys and your pass store. The experience is way worse than what you get from 1Password. You get way more features, better apps, better browser extensions. Everything is easier to install on new devices. And so on.

I’m going to check this out over the next few months, and I might cancel my 1Password subscription if it works well enough.

Palomino Blackwing.

09.04.2018 02:00

I bought my first box of pencils not too long ago. And I think this is the first time I have paid for a pencil. Why? I’m not sure to either of the why questions. I have never bought a pencil because I didn’t know it was more to them than the crappy plastic thing I got at school, that us boys always tried to bend into weird shapes. And I’m not sure why I bought a box of them now. I guess it was because a lot of people I respect enjoy using them.

My biggest surprise about pencils is how similar to fountain pens they are. Everyone have their own taste. And you have a lot of the same problems: both are very fiddly. Also: there are compromises. For example a softer pencil is smoother, but you need to sharpen them more often. Not unlike how broader fountain pens are more smooth(until you move into stubs), but they require more ink and take longer to dry.

I have enjoyed the Blackwings a lot. And I use them a lot. They are great to write with for example on the train and other places where I don’t want to think about ink smudging. They also look fantastic. Which was kind of the reason I went with the regular blackwings. But I will probably check out the 602 the next time. Because I think I will prefer a pencil that doesn’t require as much sharpening. But who knows? This is new to me.

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08.04.2018 02:00

Like: GitHub - hjertnes/photo-gen: A rewrite of my go photo gallery generator to Python, because I’ll work faster in it.

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07.04.2018 02:00

Home alone: Mac & cheese for breakfast.

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07.04.2018 02:00

@jack How is the keyboard on your X1 Carbon?

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07.04.2018 02:00

Re-listening The Power Broker audiobook for the third time. Still can’t make up my mind about if I like Moses or not.