Notes

Here you can find notes about things I discover or learn but are not (yet) worth a full-length post.

While on a little bike tour from Lindau to Friedrichshafen in order visit the Zeppelin Museum there I finally also listened to the Changelog episode from 2022-05-06 with Woody Zuill about mob programming, ensemble programming… whatever you want to call it. This interview is IMO a great introduction as it goes quite deep into the benefits but also shows that it is not meant as “the only tool” you should use. I also particularly enjoyed the segment about introducing the method to a team using coding dojos!

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: podcasts development mobprogramming
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Thanks to this discussion on Reddit I now know another online shop in the EU specialized on pens: PenStore.com from Sweden. While they don’t have fountain pen under the sun (unlike Akkerman), they have quite a nice selections including TWSBI, Pilot, and Platinum and also lots of roller and gel pens!

AND they ship into the whole EU for free for orders of €79 and more 😍

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: penaddict
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Replying to Trump, Truth, and Twitter (gizmodo.com…)

“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” Trump said. “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on TRUTH.”

Does anybody actually believe that? My best guess is that Trump’s social network won’t even be around anymore once the Musk-deal closes and so he will be one of the first to be admitted back to Twitter. For me personally, this would be another nail in the coffin for Twitter but that’s a different topic.

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Yesterday evening Twitter’s board of directors has announced that they’ve agreed to sell the company to Elon Musk for 44B USD. Personally, I have a really bad feeling about this, especially thanks to how the term “free speech” is thrown around here by Musk and others but also by the fact that a single person now also owns the platform.

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I still think that Factorio might be one of the best games that was ever created. Yesterday I started a new build after not playing for a really long time and was hooked immediately again. Perhaps I will finally make it to space this time around 😬

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A friend recently recommended Rift Breaker to me. The game looks like a mix of Factorio and a tower-defence game with graphics that have a bit of a StarCraft vibe. I should probably try if that works on my gaming PC … which hasn’t been updated hardware-wise since 2016 😅

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: gaming
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