2019-10-19: Mission accomplished

2019-10-17: I am visiting the old country, and snapped this photo from the parking lot outside the grocery shop. …

2019-10-15: Old tech revived. I installed the Logitech Media Server on my Synology NAS, and now I can use my old …

2019-10-10: In November I’ll go to Berlin for a conference. Looking forward to spending some time there. Such an …

2019-10-04: Sometimes it feels to me like there are two Americas. One containing the people I know, and one …

2019-10-04: Enjoying a cold Oktoberfestbier after a 4K run. One cancels out the other, right?

2019-09-30: For special occasions, a nice Belgian ale, but my true love is reserved for Bavarian Weißbier.

2019-09-30: I love org-mode, and the Emacs keybindings are in muscle memory. For pure text editing though, I fly …

2019-09-30: Evening walk with Brownie

2019-09-27: It was a difficult decision, but I have deleted OmniFocus from my devices. I only have good things …

2019-09-25: Many years ago I was fascinated worth wearable computers, and alternative input devices. One of …

2019-09-22: I am going back in time. Just put a new copy of Dark Side of the Moon on the turntable.

2019-09-20: It has only been a day, but I have taken to my new trackball like a duck to water.

2019-09-17: On coffee and music

2019-09-16: New pointing device on the way, a Kensington Expert trackball. I am also giving in to my rucksack …

2019-09-14: DevonThink 3 has been released for macOS. For me it is one of those apps where upgrading is a given.

2019-09-14: Yesterday I did a presentation at work showing off Emacs and org-mode. My younger co-workers seemed …

2019-09-12: I just ordered a Kensington Expert Trackball. I was considering an MX Ergo, but I prefer the finger …

2019-09-12: Sometime in the early nineties I walked into a record shop and was mesmerised by the record that was …

2019-09-11: I have such a soft spot for David Lynch’s Dune.

2019-09-09: After Atomic Blonde was mentioned here recently I re-watched (again). One of the reasons I like it …

2019-09-08: Joys of returning from holidays: #1 - Walkies with Brownie.

2019-09-08: Arrived back home from holidays in France yesterday, so I was inspired to bake some baguettes for …

2019-09-07: Ok, the cider on the french side of the basque country is as good as the one further south. I love …

2019-09-06: I’ve come to realise that i like the ideas of the Hobonichi Techo more than the Techo itself. …

2019-09-02: The Gardens of Château de Villandry. Beautiful.

2019-08-31: On holidays in the basque country.

2019-08-30: Finally got round to getting a Synology NAS. Super easy to set up, and it already runs a git server …

2019-08-28: I am considering upgrading an old OmniGraffle license. I love that OmniGraffle can open …

2019-08-25: Oh, magit, why didn’t I start using you sooner?

2019-08-18: Tangible benefits after a few days back on micro.blog: discovered org-super-agenda and elfeed, was …

2019-08-17: Working outside

2019-08-15: Small actions sometimes remove little nags that I didn’t even realize annoyed me. My last edit of …

2019-08-15: I just updated Keyboard Maestro to version 9. This is my mostly used utility on the Mac. I have been …

2019-08-14: Shade, a good book, the sound of waves, and this view.

2019-08-13: Speaking of backpacks, recently my (almost ten year old) Goruck GR1 developed a hole near the …

2019-08-13: I don’t need another backpack, but if I did, I would be all over the Tom Bihn Synik.

2019-08-13: Vacation and homemade bread. Good mix!

2019-08-12: Deep frying rissois (kind of a half moon shaped croquette with a prawn filling). A Portuguese …

2019-08-12: Dipping my toes into micro.blog again after a social media hiatus.

2018-06-14: I got my hands on a nice used ultrabook, the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Now to put a Linux distro on it.

2018-06-12: A little morning pick-me-up

2018-06-12: Hmmm… “A limited number of the DM42 is back in stock and availble at …

2018-06-11: My new favourite refreshment: cold brewed coffee and tonic.

2018-06-09: Changing jobs means early holidays this year. Next week I am taking the boys to Norway for a week.

2018-06-09: My third coffee tool is more expensive than the Aeropress and the Hario combined, but worth the …

2018-06-09: Usually, but not always, good tools are expensive. My two top picks for making great coffee are both …

2018-06-08: Not having to fake dates to have tasks appear in the OmniFocus forecast view has removed a lot of …

2018-06-08: Yesterday I got a bew cold brew pot, so today I had a nice, refreshing cold coffee with breakfast. …

2018-06-06: It is official. Yesterday I signed the contract with my new employer, and I will start working for …

2018-06-04: It has been a few years since I watched a WWDC keynote live.

2018-06-04: Given the small footprint of the stand, it is easy to put it on some sort of shelf. In this picture, …

2018-06-03: Visiting The Lisbon Book Fair We went to visit the Lisbon book fair today. At lunchtime there was not a lot of people, so it was …

2018-06-03: Visiting The Lisbon Book Fair We went to visit the Lisbon book fair today. At lunchtime there was not a lot of people, so it was …

2018-06-03: My Sunday setup

2018-06-01: Listening to Aerial Boundaries by Michael Hedges. I don’t think I will ever tire of this …

2018-06-01: The Microsoft Foldable keyboard is a really nice accessory for my iOS devices. Small and portable, …

2018-06-01: I doubt that I would have discovered Espresso and Tonic on Twitter. This could quickly become my …

2018-05-30: OmniFocus 3 is out for iOS today, and MacStories has a review out.

2018-05-29: Getting a new rucksack for travelling I am thinking of getting a Goruck GR2. I am in love with their rucksacks, and since 2011 the GR1 has …

2018-05-28: Seems like my iPad is terminally ill with battery problems. However, it will be replaced by a new …

2018-05-28: My iPad is in hospital, so I am finding myself using pen and paper a lot more. While I miss the …

2018-05-28: I have a strange relationship with coffee. I crave every cup, but very rarely do I get one that …

2018-05-28: “My” football team, SK Brann, won the national championship in 1962, 1963 and 2007. They …

2018-05-27: My agenda/diary. A Hobonichi Techo with a YELLOW cover.

2018-05-26: You know a company has some way to go in the HR area when the first two reactions from management …

2018-05-26: I’m going to Munich for two weeks in July. It is one of my favorite cities.

2018-05-20: Wine in its early stage

2018-05-20: Relaxation

2018-05-19: The less pleasant part of changing jobs is informing the current employer that you want to leave, …

2018-05-18: I have started brushing up on my almost forgotten German.

2018-05-17: Morning bliss

2018-05-13: Reading Sophie Lovell’s book Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible. Much food for thought.

2018-05-10: Since there seems to be quite a few pen geeks here, you might like to know that Cult Pens in the UK …

2018-05-07: Stephen Fry’s Mythos dropped from 30-something dollars down to roughly 10 on the Kindle store, …

2018-05-06: Getting more and more tempted to get an AlphaSmart keyboard. In a way it feels like a step on the …

2018-05-03: Some months ago I spent a pretty penny on an iPad stand from Yohann. I thought at the time the …

2018-05-03: For whatever reason I haven’t listened to David Sylvian in a long, long time. I am remedying that …

2018-05-02: “Spellbound” by Siouxsie and the Banshees continues to spellbind me.

2018-04-27: Found this in a local shop today. It brought back memories of all-nighters from my student days.

2018-04-27: One thing I have noticed since getting an Apple watch is that the phone is using a lot more power. I …

2018-04-25: I guess UEFA Champions League is not huge in the micro.blog community, but to anyone following the …

2018-04-25: Preparing for football tonight. Guess which is my team.

2018-04-24: I love this stuff

2018-04-22: Made my first action in Drafts 5, it adds a note as a TODO in my org-mode inbox.

2018-04-21: Dear micro.blog people: Cheers!

2018-04-21: Drafts 5 and Operator Mono.

2018-04-20: Using the Operator Mono font in Drafts 5. 💗

2018-04-18: My boys are horrified that I eat horse meat. I wonder where that comes from and how it in their …

2018-04-18: I am generally not a fan of subscriptions, but for Drafts 5 I subscribed without batting an eyelid. …

2018-04-17: Workmate Alex is my new workmate.

2018-04-08: Got a new wok the other day and inaugurated it with a seriously yummy chicken stir-fry today.

2018-04-08: In a happy accident I discovered the Ozric Tentacles in 1991. They have remained one of my favourite …

2018-04-08: Brownie!

2018-04-05: She said “I do!”, I said “I do!”, 15 years ago today. Celebrating with a …

2018-04-05: Cinema Paradiso is back at my local cinema for the 30th anniversary screening. 🎥

2018-04-04: Kindle and Calibre Calibre might not be a pretty app, but for manging a Kindle library on and outside of the Kindle …

2018-04-04: Calibre is not a pretty app, but a good way of managing a Kindle library. Also, it is …

2018-04-04: Just installed the feed reader miniflux on a cloud server. It seems really neat.

2018-03-31: HHKB Case - interior shots

2018-03-28: Geometry

2018-03-27: Covered Window

2018-03-27: Lisbon Light #urbanphotography #light

2018-03-27: Lisbon Light #urbanphotography #light

2018-03-27: Flower Power

2018-03-27: Sleeping Beauty #adogslife

2018-03-26: View from the office rest room. Not bad.

2018-03-26: Lisbon street art #streetart

2018-03-24: Birthday present :-)

2018-03-24: The Real Thing - oranges from Vidigueira

2018-03-24: I will be celebrating my birthday by reading up on the Spring framework and Cloud Foundry 🤓

2018-03-24: 49!

2018-03-21: Train station

2018-03-21: Pallets

2018-03-20: Ultra modern elevator control panel

2018-03-20: Lisbon street art #streetart

2018-03-20: Lisbon street art #streetart

2018-03-16: Lisbon street art #streetart

2018-03-15: Lisbon

2018-03-14: Lines

2018-03-13: Water under the bridge

2018-03-12: The corridor

2018-03-12: Shades of red

2018-03-12: Ever so slightly sleepy this morning. Watching six episodes of Jessica Jones after 10pm might be a …

2018-03-11: Brownie is watching

2018-03-11: Stormy sky in Lisbon

2018-03-11: Dark sky!

2018-03-09: Alcântara

2018-03-09: It is wet in Lisbon today.

2018-03-09: Fresh!

2018-03-08: Luxury: having access to an orange orchard that lets us have this in the morning.

2018-03-07: The Wet Cat Look Caught a shower on the way from the office to the commuter train.

2018-03-06: There are two guitarists that can bring me to tears simply by the melancholic beauty of their …

2018-02-28: Weissbier is like the force. It has a light side and a dark side.

2018-02-28: Org-mode, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

2018-02-25: Evening brew (yerba mate).

2018-02-24: Cheers!

2018-02-24: Watching Blade Runner 2049 for the second time. If anything, I am even more impressed now.

2018-02-19: I have a Mac again! My wife upgraded to a MacBook Pro, so I am taking over her aging 13” Air. It is …

2018-02-18: LiquidText is my preferred tool for reading PDFs on iOS. The way I can take notes and excerpts that …

2018-02-17: In the beginning of January I started practicing martial arts, and I am already seeing huge …

2018-02-16: The scale is pointing the right way. I am tracking observations in an org-mode table which …

2018-02-09: It took me a while, but I finally got to see Blade Runner 2049. I absolutely loved it, both visually …

2018-02-08: I am trying to learn chess properly. I still am really bad at it, but I am having a lot of fun. My …

2018-02-06: Configured for sleep

2018-02-05: Am I officially old? I got my first pair of glasses with progressive lenses today. Now I can see …

2018-02-05: Talk Talk were (and are) one of my favorite bands. Especially their late albums (and Mark …

2018-02-05: My Micro Monday recommendation is for @bsag. She is a biologist with a tendency toward nerddom, and …

2018-02-05: For collaborative work I use git for source control, but for my own pet projects I am still partial …

2018-02-04: My current keyboard at work (CODE VP3 with SA Industrial keycaps).

2018-02-04: My hot beverage of choice

2018-02-03: Stairwell

2018-02-03: Brownie #adogslife #dog #bestfriend

2018-02-02: I’ve been using XMonad as a window manager for a few months now. It has gone from being a …

2018-02-02: After years of a mostly sedentary life I have recently taken up organized exercise three times a …

2018-02-02: I missed Blade Runner 2049 when it was at the cinemas, but today it was released in my local iTunes …

2018-01-30: Handwritten notes on the iPad I am getting more and more into handwritten notes on the iPad using GoodNotes. Usually I tend to …

2018-01-29: The Flower and the Bee

2018-01-29: Brownie #adogslife

2018-01-28: Flowers and bee!

2018-01-26: Got my RadioTopia stickers today. I love most of their podcasts. Among my favorites are Ear Hustle, …

2018-01-24: Fog on the bridge

2018-01-24: I just moved my personal server from Linode to Hetzner Cloud. I’ve been very happy with …

2018-01-23: Fog at the station

2018-01-17: My new keychain gadget (with a Cherry MX Brown switch)

2018-01-15: Few things are better than a cold beer after a good exercise session.

2018-01-15: I have been trying many task management systems over the years with varying success. Last year I was …

2018-01-13: Tree

2018-01-13: The Portuguese word for «Pull» is pronounced «Push». After 15 years here I still look like an idiot …

2018-01-12: Stickers

2018-01-12: That feeling when you’ve struggled with an intricate problem for days, and you finally manage …

2018-01-07: Those eyes! #adogslife #bestfriend

2018-01-07: Brownie has an ear infection.

2018-01-04: I am on a quest to read more books in 2018. So far I’ve read Uncommon Type, a surprisingly good …

2018-01-04: At the end of last year I purchased a refurbished WASD Code Poker keyboard for a good price. I …

2018-01-01: Here’s to a beery good 2018! #homebrew #beer

2017-12-31: Picked up Brownie from the countryside where she spent her holidays. Happy, and tired from all the …

2017-12-28: Where time slows down

2017-12-28: Water in various forms

2017-12-28: No place like home

2017-12-28: Snow

2017-12-25: Fishing on Christmas day. As one does.

2017-12-25: Christmas tree decoration made almost a century ago by my great aunt.

2017-12-22: Tomorrow morning I am jumping on a plane, and eventually I will end up in Norway for the holidays. …

2017-12-21: Yesterday I watched the film “Locke”. It was an intensely emotional and gripping …

2017-12-18: Anecdotal evidence only, but my anxiety level has dropped significantly lately, and the timing …

2017-12-16: Homemade beer for the holiday season

2017-12-16: Very Merry Beery Christmas! #christmas #beer #homebrew

2017-12-15: Flexible, responsive layout with sublayouts (windows can be joined in tabbed sublayouts which …

2017-12-11: One clear sign that I am spending more time in Emacs lately is that I find myself typing Ctrl-X …

2017-12-11: Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk is one of my all time favourite albums. Along with Mark Hollis’ …

2017-12-10: I have learned/am learning Haskell and XMonad mostly by osmosis. I am thinking of writing an …

2017-12-10: Sleeping beauty

2017-12-10: Brownie

2017-12-08: I am sipping a nice Kriek while on cooking duty.

2017-12-08: A dog’s life

2017-12-04: I am thinking of Mulholland Drive as a relatively recent film, and was mildly shocked when I …

2017-12-04: Ramping up for the new year, and have started filling in information in my agendas. I keep one for …

2017-11-30: A typical night

2017-11-29: Some time ago I dropped Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and moved to Affinity Designer and Photo. I …

2017-11-29: Emacs and Xmonad are both part of a tinkerer’s dream playground. I get to program my work …

2017-11-28: Tracks in the rain #autumn #rain #lisbon

2017-11-28: On my laptop computer I have opted for a lean Arch Linux install with Xmonad as a Window Manager. …

2017-11-25: I have fallen into a hithertoo (to me) unknown rabbithole: custom key caps for mechanical keyboards. …

2017-11-24: While not a fan of shopping for shopping’s sake, I have been on the lookout for a new monitor. One …

2017-11-22: I used to have a Mac at work, but now I have a generic laptop. I put Linux on it, and I am really …

2017-11-21: Handing down the HHKB lite to one of my sons, and switching to a 61 key Code Keyboard at work.

2017-11-21: I think I want to read Seveneves again.

2017-11-19: Morning light #lisbon #light

2017-11-17: Having fun with creating an Xmobar status bar for Xmonad. With Font Awesome icons and the Operator …

2017-11-17: Detail from graffiti #streetart

2017-11-16: Learning Haskell as a side effect of installing XMonad. Great fun.

2017-11-16: Reducing the wine before adding stock and tomatoes #MyFavoritePastaSauce

2017-11-16: Tools #fountainpen #notebook #analog

2017-11-12: In Portugal, this is what November looks like. #crazyweather

2017-11-12: Smoking time, this time it is sea salt in the box. A piece of toasted bread, a little sheep’s butter …

2017-11-12: Still peppers in the garden #hot #peppers #gardening #fermentedfoods

2017-11-10: Messing about with Linux I found the perfect keyboard layout for my use case (I alternate between …

2017-11-06: Above and below the clouds. #portugal #serradaestrela #clouds

2017-11-06: As if tinkering with Emacs config wasn’t enough of a rabbit hole, now I have found XMonad.

2017-10-21: I have deleted my Twitter account and installed a feed reader with a few carefully chosen blogs in …

2017-10-16: So, after 10 years on Twitter, today I deactivated my account. The good moments were few and far …

2017-06-02: The house under the Bridge.

2017-04-29: Westvleteren 12 on a Portuguese spring evening. Not a bad mix.

2017-04-29: @bestoftimes @bsag I am reminded of a quote from The Blues Brothers. “We’re getting the …

2017-04-29: The light in Lisbon is beautiful, particularly in the morning.

2017-04-28: Just completed my setup for micro.blog. Excited to see how the project pans out.