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16.02.2019 11:03

Stardew Valley

13.02.2019 21:11

This was one of the first games I downloaded for my Switch. I think it was the first day when I got it and I downloaded a few games.

It is a great game, and I do enjoy it a lot, but I don’t love it. This is the perfect game when you just want to kill some time. I have played a lot of it on the train from and to work.

I think this is one of the games everyone with a Switch should get, because it is not expensive, and you get a lot of entertainment out of it.

Why I went for Clojure

11.02.2019 18:32

The reasons I went for Clojure is:

  1. It’s the one with the most Hackernews traffic
  2. JVM
  3. Node
  4. Great tools
  5. A lot of great documentation (and books)

My Bullet Journal Setup

10.02.2019 12:01

A new Kindle Paperwhite

10.02.2019 11:52

My story with Kindle’s and e-book reading starts with my first modern smart phone. I got a HTC Hero back in 2010, and then I also got a iPod Touch a few months later.

I started to read some e-books on them, and then around when the first iPad came out I ordered a Kindle 3. It’s the last one with a keyboard on it. And I used that until late 2012 when I bought the first Kindle Paperwhite.

That one died a few years later, and I replaced it with a iPad mini. And when that died I didn’t replace it.

Some time after I didn’t have a dedicated e-book reader my e-book reading went way down. So this year I decided to finally get one again.

I went for the cheapest model, the Paperwhite. It is great, the reading experience is awesome, the side lights are great when you read in the dark.

The general feel of the UI is still klunky and slow though. And the process of setting up a new Kindle isn’t great. It comes paired with your Amazon account, but it still takes forever to download the books and all of that.

Anyways. It is a great device, and I recommend having a dedicated device if you want to read more e-books.

Mophie XXL

09.02.2019 16:07

I’ve been a huge fan of powerbanks for years. They kind of changed how I think about using battery powered devices. Suddenly you’re not limited to the built in battery or having to sit next to the power outlet while it charges.

I ordered a new powerbank in the beginning of December. It is made by Mophie, it’s just called XXL. The main feature of it is that it is a real USB-C powerbank. You can charge it with your MacBook Pro USB-C power brick and it will take advantage of the power of it. And you can also charge anything USB-C, like the Swithc or even a MacBook.

It also comes with a A style port.

What I love about this thing is that it charges from empty to full way faster than anyhting I have owned. And it can charge anything USB I own. It have made by travel powerbrick situation a lot simpler.

Links

08.02.2019 21:18

It is amazing how many links I actually read each week, and consider interesting.

Gitkraken

03.02.2019 13:49

I’ve been very skeptical about this app, for a really long time. I never got what the fuzz was about. It is a electron, subscription, freemium app. Talking about hitting all the hate points out there. But it is awesome.

It is a fantatic Git App, but it is not the best App in the world. It is very cross platform.

If you have used a git app for any amount of time, there are probably some stuff annoy yu a little bit. Like dealing with merge conflicts managing branches or even doing simple editing while committing. What Gitkraken seems to be doing is to make things a little bit better all places there are some friction.

Merge conflicts? You get a simple interface with checkboxes. Simple edits? It has a very basic text editor. Changing branches, upstreams and al of that junks are at most two clicks away. I have used it for a couple of months by this point, and I really like it. Not because it is a great app, it isn’t, but because it removes a lot of friction.

Retiring the Hightower

03.02.2019 13:42

The Hightower is one of the best purchases I have ever done. I first got in 2014, not as a part of the Kickstarter that started Nock.co, but as soon after it that it was in stock and I had money to buy it. It have been a part of my daily carry since then. I have had 2-3 pens and 2-3 fresh Field Notes in it since then.

It shows no signs of wear, and it looks like it was when I got it, except for some ink spills. This and all the other Nock.co products that I own seems to be made in a way where they will last forever.

If you look for a great case to carry a few pens and a few Field Notes sized notebook it is the best thing out there.

Links

02.02.2019 19:02