KUM Masterpiece vs Classroom firendly

28.04.2019 20:07

The KUM Masterpiece (or the KUM longpoint sharpener, it is basically the same thing) and The Classroom Friendly are my two favourite pencil sharpeners. The former is a inexpensive, small sharpener while the latter is more expensive and not very portable. Both of them give you a great long point.

I use the Classroom friendly most of the time because it is a lot faster. But I also use it because I prefer the point it gives me. It is not as sharp as the KUM’s give you. Some people might think that is a bad thing. But I don’t, because sharpness is only a good thing if it is actually usable. And I think that the super sharp point the KUM gives me break too easy and sometimes tear the page.

Write a notefor yourself at the end of the day

28.04.2019 20:02

When I left the startup I was working for and started to have a normal relationship to work, and leave it at the office I started to have a problem with remembering where I left off when I got back to the office.

For a while I continued not doing anything about it, but then it started to become ridicolus spending like 15 minutes trying to figure out what I should be doing. So I added a Due reminder monday to friday to write a note for myself 20 minutes before I leave. Just a few lines to describe what I was doing and what I should get started on next.

It sounds kind of dumb, but have worked great.


28.04.2019 11:45

First new post using Gatsby, I’ll post more about why soon. Anyways. Here is like since last week.

Pen, pencil and paper stuff I currently use.

22.04.2019 15:21

Just a list of all the “stuff” I currently use.

Instapaper likes

21.04.2019 19:44

My pen and paper stash

21.04.2019 15:50

As anyone who have read this site for a while might guess, I try to keep things minimal and I try to keep a minimal stash of unused notebooks.

  • Pencils. I buy a significant amount of pencils when I order, but then I don’t order new ones before I’m about to run out. The reason for this is that I have to order from the US to get what I want and it isn’t a huge difference in shipping if I buy two 12 packs or two 144 packs.
  • Notebooks: the notebooks I use are available from a Norwegian web site so I don’t keep a lot of spares. I get three LT1917 Bullet Journals when I start the last one, I buy a handfull of Travelers Notebook refills when I start the last one, and I buy some packs of Field Notes when I have a couple left, and the same goes for DotPads.
  • Ink: I get a new bottle when the current one is almost empty. It is too easy to get into a situation with inks where you have more than you can expect to use for the rest of your life.

What's in my small bag

21.04.2019 15:17

I have two bags I use a lot. One of them are the big one I wrote about a few days ago. That is a Fjellreven Foldstack No. 2 that I bring to work every day. My small bag is a Foldstack No. 3. I’ve had it for 4 years or so, and it is the thing I bring when I want to go light, but still want to bring more stuff than I can fit in my pockets. That usually means either when I’m hiking with Luna or going somewhere like to the city or visiting Ingri’s parents.

What I typically bring when I hike is:

  • My X-Pro 2 w/ the 23mm lens
  • Extra batteries
  • My Phone
  • Extra memory cards
  • My water bottle.
  • Bellroy Field Notes Case, plus a pencil and my Ystudio fountain pen

Or when we go somewhere:

  • My X-Pro 2 w/ the 23mm lens
  • The 50mm lens
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards
  • Phone, wallet, keys, cleaning cloth for my glasses
  • My kindle.
  • A small powerbank.
  • Bellroy Field Notes Case, plus a pencil and my Ystudio fountain pen

The thing I love about this bag is that you can bring a bunch of stuff with you, but not a lot.

Clojure cli and deps.edn

19.04.2019 17:11

When I started to learn Clojure, there was two options: lein and boot. They were kind of the two big options to managing dependencies and building your project. Lein is this huge monolith that includes more or less everything you need and want, but you kind of need to build your project around how it works. And then you have boot that everyone likes better, but most people still use lein because it just works.

Then Cognitect released Deps.edn and the clj / clojure cli stuff. Edn is like JSON but more lispy, and deps.edn is a way you can define three different things: paths, deps and aliases. Paths are where you code is located, deps are your dependencies and aliases are just a way to write aliases for clojure/clj commands per project or globally. Where clj foobar expands to a longer clj command with a lot of options. Kind of similar to what you can do with the scripts stuff in node projects.

The cool thing about deps.edn is that you can add the file to a directory, add a few deps, run clj and it installs them and they are ready to be loaded from the repl. The reason this is interesting is because it only takes care of a few minor parts of what your projects neeed in a way where you can pick other tools to take care of the rest based on what you need. And because both boot and lein have their own ways of dealing with what deps.edn does it will be harder for them to adopt to this.

The way I look at it is that deps.edn provide all the “glue” that ties it all together. And then you just need to add what you need on top if it to get what you need, to build, pack and lint etc.

In my bag

18.04.2019 19:45

I’ve been meaning to post this for a really long time. But every time I’ve gotten to it something new I planned to have in it was on the way to me. This is not just in my bag, but also stuff I have on me, in my pockets etc.

In my pockets / on my person

  • Glasses. Cheap Specsavers storebrand. They basically look like something Elvis Costello would have worn.
  • Apple Watch: Series 4: space gray with a sports loop.
  • Trove Wallet. Red and blue.
  • iPhone 8 Plus, space gray with a popsocket.
  • Keys: just a plain key bring with one of Luna’s old dog tags on it.
  • A piece of cloth to clean my glasses.
  • Bellroy Field Notes case, with Field Notes, some Index Cards and a Golden Bear pencil in the spine
  • A YStudio Fountain pen is always in my pocket.

In my Bag.

  • Misc cables: USB-C to USB-C, USB-A to micro-USB, Lightning USB-C, USB-A Apple Watch charger.
  • Mophie XXL powerbank.
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Kindle Paperwhite 2008.
  • Nock Co Seed A5 case, with a LT1917 Bulletjournal notebook and a Lamy 1.
  • Nock Co Pencil Case with a lot of Golden Bears. I use it to bring sharp pencils to work and bring dull ones back. Usually around 12 in it.
  • Audio-technica ATH-M50x headphones
  • A few Lightning to jack dongles.
  • LT A few lines a day 5 year journal.
  • My work ID/key card, paracetanol, fishermans friends.
  • My 24H Water bottle. Keeps my icewater cold for at least 24 hours.
  • Contigo coffee mug. I’m going to replace this with a more durable one in not too long.

Bullet Journaling with Dashplus

14.04.2019 18:06

For as long as I have been using notebooks for managing my life, close to ten years by now, I have used Patrick Rhone’s Dashplus during most of that. It does more or less the same as the bullet journal notation. I have decided that I’m going to do my Bullet Journaling with Dash/plus instead of the standard notation. I changed this a couple of months ago. Why? No particular reason, they are very similar and there are no advatages to one over the other. But there is one huge advantage to dash/plus for me, I have used it for so long that it would take me a really long time to unlearn it. p