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February 17, 2019

  • The sun is setting later and later and I’m making use of that by going for a walk before six these days.
  • I went to the last Mustermesse Basel ever – and it was as slightly weird as I remember it to be. Still sad to know it was the last one.
  • After I saw that the place I tend to go to have duck and dumplings has Char Siu now I went to give it a try – I quite like it! I might still get the duck the next time again, though.
  • Sunny day today – I wanted to go for a walk at one of the usual places where I take walks sometimes and I didn’t even make it out of the car at the car park, it was so crowded.
  • I bought the latest Civ IV expansion and wasted basically all my weekend on it. It’s fun, though. A lot harder than it used to be.

February 16, 2019

Well, hello there.

Well, hello there.

February 15, 2019

February 14, 2019

February 13, 2019

Blue sky = Dominik looking at planes out of his window during lunch break.

Blue sky = Dominik looking at planes out of his window during lunch break.

February 12, 2019

🚶🏻‍♂️

🚶🏻‍♂️

February 11, 2019

  • Nothing much happened. A work week, a lazy weekend. Installed two games on the XBox – The Division 2 and some old WRC game. Enjoyed both of them for a bit, then they turned into work. Might not be much of a gamer at the moment.
  • Went on a short walk covering all three countries here. Didn’t make it all the way to France due to the wind being extremely cold on the bridge over the Rhine.
  • Bought and wok-ed bok choi. That is pretty easy and very delicious. Should do that more often.

Bookmarked https://open.spotify.com/album/688SZwgqQj6SbDZCxB4Ull?si=P81WY6UXQN-pqgggWw07tQ.

Until Spotify has the On the Floor at the Boutique albums this shall do.

Big Beach Bootique 5

Big Beach Bootique 5, an album by Fatboy Slim on Spotify

February 9, 2019

Riverside

Riverside

February 4, 2019

  • My internet at home isn’t very fast and yet somehow it still feels faster to upload a file to the cloud than copy it to my NAS.
  • Turns out the ten-years-challenge photo from a couple of weeks ago shouldn’t be the first picture someone sees of me. On the other hand – this has been my only photo on Tinder for quite a while and the few women who liked it are objectively pretty great.
  • Every time I go to Cologne I feel less interested to ever live there. Given that I’m there for work roughly once a month, it will be interesting to watch when I actively dread even going for a few days.
  • Health hasn’t been great this week but that’s what bloody winter does to you.
  • I closed the circles in the fitness tracking app on my watch on every day of January. Let’s see if this continues in February and if I manage to write the blogpost about it that I have in mind. Both chances are roughly 10% yes/90% I’ll get bored with it.

February 1, 2019

Bookmarked https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs69U_6hjKl/.

Hashtag #relatable

Adam Ellis on Instagram: “goodbye”

349.4k Likes, 4,194 Comments - Adam Ellis (@adamtots) on Instagram: “goodbye”

January 29, 2019

hi bruce

hi bruce

January 28, 2019

hi

hi

I look at my blog archives and this is the fourth or fifth try to get something like a weekly blog post started. This time with the great weeknotes format that I’ve seen for the first time on Alice Bartlett’s website. I’ll collect little bits and bobs that I might have tweeted in the past in Drafts and will turn them into these little brain dumps roughly once per week.

  • What really sparks joy at the moment: the Bialetti Mini Express. It is very fun to watch an espresso come out of the little fountain.
  • Cheap Virtual Machines are both a blessing and a curse. A curse because they make me think I might be able to do dev things, a blessing because when I inevitably mess one up, I can just shut it down and start up a new one.
  • If you have a custom taxonomy in WordPress and you want it to still work in WordPress 5 you have to add them to the REST api with the show_in_rest parameter, which is a bit dumb. I also didn’t manage to move one of my meta boxes to the sidebar, so now it is dangling underneath the editor, which is also a bit dumb.
  • Slowly is a joy but it turns into proper work at some point. I might have reached a point where I have to disable getting messages from new people.
  • Comics RSS is the best. I quite enjoy getting a couple of cartoons in my feed reader every day.