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14.06.2018 02:00

Not to confuse my earlier advice about meditation apps, I still consider Headspace to be the best place to start, but I have enjoyed the built in breathe app on the watch a lot lately.

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14.06.2018 02:00

Edit for iOS is better than I hoped.

My custom Emacs.d

14.06.2018 02:00

I started to use Emacs with Spacemacs, and loved it, and then I moved over to Doom Emacs when it started to feel slow. And then I moved over to having my own thing when I realised that the kind of changes I wanted to make would be much easier if I went 100% custom. This is not the first time I tried this however. But nothing went anywhere the first time I tried it.

The reason I wanted to write my own was that I wanted to make sure my editor had less moving parts, and only had what I used. Instead of having a huge system for managing configuration and a lot of stuff I didn’t use. I’m very happy with it this far. It starts faster than Doom Emacs with a little, and faster than Spacemacs by a lot. And I can set stuff up in a way that makes the most sense for me.

The hardest thing about it was to identify the various packages or combination of packages that provide a certain functionality in Spacemacs and Doom. But everything worked like a charm after a few days.

1Password X

13.06.2018 02:00

1Password X is awesome. If you use Linux, or some other platform like Chrome OS, where 1Password don’t have a native app, you can use their “Chrome App” called 1Password. The difference between this and the regular extension is that the extension requires you to have the native 1Password app installed, while X does not.

It is awesome. But the user experience of using it is not as great as the regular extension yet (like copying OTP codes on fill in doesn’t work yet).

Apple Watch

12.06.2018 02:00

I’m still on my first Apple Watch: the series 1.

It’s slow, but still great.

My plan is to upgrade when the next version comes out, if it survives that long. And to get a Series 3 if not. The reason I say survive is that my current one have a crack in the screen.

I do not recommend people to buy an Apple Watch unless you are the kind of person where Achievements and Push Notifications about moving more helps to motivate you. And the push notification stuff is okay. But health related stuff is the only real reason to get an Apple Watch.

Serious considering going back to Iroshizuku

11.06.2018 02:00

I’m seriously considering going to back to Pilot Iroshizuku inks. There is just something about them that I loved.

  • The shorter dry time
  • How smooth the inks are
  • How awesome the bottles are.

There are nothing wrong with Diamine or the other inks I have used lately. But they are not up there with Iroshizuku. Not as smooth, takes a little bit longer to dry. It really adds up over time.

The Apple Sportsband

11.06.2018 02:00

I have used the Apple Sports band a lot with my Series 1 watch. And I think it is great, for a rubber / plastic watch band. But I’m not a huge fan of it, even though it is the band I have used the most. My problem with it is that it is not the worlds most comfortable to wear like 22 hours a day. It kind of feels like your arm can’t breathe. And unless you tuck the end in the hole, it is very easy to unbuckle it. I don’t tuck it in there because harm hair.

The band I use most of the time is my Clockwork Synergy NATO band. It is awesome. A standard buckle. Never unbuckles, comfortable to wear no matter where and how. But it has one problem that the sports band doesn’t: it gets dirty.

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09.06.2018 02:00

I’m not a fan of the App Store pre-order

Apple custom CPUs

08.06.2018 02:00

Apple have already moved all their non OS X hardware over to custom chips. And I think the future will bring custom Apple CPU’s or systems on a chip for the rest of their hardware lineup. But that does not mean that they are moving all of it over to ARM. What I think Apple will do, if they start moving away from intel is to make the best possible chip for each of their computers. For example it makes sense with ARM for their MacBook, but the rest should probably remain on some kind of x86 style system. At the same time I think Apple could go for a tailored chip for each of their products. Because what is the “perfect” chip for a MacBook Pro is different from a MacBook; and the best chip for an iMac is different from a iMac Pro or Mac Pro.

Twitter.

07.06.2018 02:00

Okay. I get it, third party apps doesn’t make them any money because they don’t show ads.

But I don’t get why twitter didn’t do a real effort to get an agreement with third party clients to require them to show ads and report some data back.

I guess them just don’t want them.