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Journal Moments

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tl;dr Apple’s own Journal app is not much more than a proof of concept for the Journaling Suggestions API. Which in fact is a nice addition to all other journal apps out there. »

Kein Mucks! in concert

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Ich bin kein großer Podcast-Hörer. Einigen weithin empfohlenen (gehypeden) Podcasts bin ich kürzlich wieder entfolgt, ich habe nicht die Zeit1 um - ansonsten von mir durchaus geschätzten - Unterhaltungskünstlern beim belanglosen Labern zuzuhören, oder dabei, wie sie sich mit ihrem Gegenüber über ihre eigenen Witze amüsieren. »


Fran and Bob

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Music makes people happier, and it doesn’t harm them. Most things that make you feel better are harmful. — Fran Lebowitz1 I am not sure if Fran Lebowitz is a fan of Bob Marley, or even reggae. »

This Blog is now Fixelized

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I recently learned about a new font called Fixel, which was developed at MacPaw in collaboration with Ukrainian type foundry AlphaBravo. The font is offered under an open license, and since I liked the fresh clean look and good readability combined with some distinctive characteristics1, I decided to fixelize this blog. »

Browsing my Brain

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On Heavy Rotation Today, it happened again that I was picking my brain for the title or artist of a song whose melody popped up in my head. »

I Relicanth stand Region Locks

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When we travelled to a seaside town on the Dutch coast, and on our way stopped at a rest area in the small corner of Belgium which we had to pass through, I was very happy to catch a Klefki, the key ring Pokémon released in 2020. »

ChatGPT is stuck in Berlin

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As an afterthought to my first try at bicycle routing in Apple Maps1, of course I tried what everyone does nowadays: I asked our new intelligent overlord a trained chatbot for its advice on a nice bicycle-friendly route in my hometown of Cologne, Germany. »

Tsundoku - an unread counter for books

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Some paperbacks from the Discworld series. Probably in the late 90s, when I had catched up with the then current instalment in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and was compulsively checking into the bookstore patiently waiting for the next release, was the last time my unread books pile had a height of zero. »

Platinum All-Stars

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Last catch for the Platinum dragon medal. All my type medals are Platinum now. I made good use of the recent event ✨ Twinkling Fantasy ✨, which had increased dragon type spawns (Dratini, Bagon, Deino, as well as the occasional Noibat and Goomy). »