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Lamy 2000 is still the king

17.02.2019 18:11

I own more pens than I far to admit, and most of them are fountain pens that are great. Any one of them would be a great only pen for me. And I have two pens that I carry every day: the Lamy 2000 and the Pilot Vanishing point. I guess I use them the same amount of time.

They have different strenghts. The Vanishing Point is very convenient. But the Lamy 2000 is the king. I just love that pen, it is my all the favourite pen design and the ink capacity is awesome. All of the put to the side, my favourite thing is how great it feels to write with. Unlike many fountain pens it doesn’t require any work before it starts writing.

If I lost all of my pens, I’d probably just get another Lamy 2000 and leave it at that.

The Visual Studio Code Git Client

17.02.2019 18:06

I have been using Git on the command line most of the time, for as long as I can remember. There have been periods where I have used apps like Tower. Some of them are okay. Tower is a great one, but way too expensive for me, and Fork is another great option.

Git clients in IDE’s and editors on the other hand have always been really confusing to me. I can never understand how the hell to use them. The exception being the one in Visual Studio Code and Magit. What I really like about the one in VS Code is that the visual UI is just about about committing changes. You have some other UI like showing the current branch, and some nice wrappers for running git commands through the command interface and other places. But the main UI thing is committing.

I really like it, because it makes it all really intutive and easy to understand for anyone.

Link dump

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.