This page contains random thoughts and impressions by me.

  1. 2016-12-13

  2. 2016-12-12

    • Christian Kruse

      Over the weekend I have been moving my stuff from a dedicated server to three DigitalOcean droplets (affiliate link). I’m down from 60 EUR to about 20 EUR. Yay! :)

      I also took the chance and moved my configuration to deployment via ansible. What a relief!

      I also have to admit, I’m impressed by the work DO did, it is really fast to create a new droplet. It is just a matter of under a minute.

  3. 2016-12-08

  4. 2016-12-07

  5. 2016-12-05

  6. 2016-11-24

    • Christian Kruse

      The last week I have been writing on a new iOS project. I hadn’t had so much fun during work for ages.

      Learning new things is fun, and the iOS ecosystem is pretty neat!

  7. 2016-11-18

  8. 2016-11-17

  9. 2016-11-15

    • Christian Kruse

      I’m rolling on the floor laughing – „It took millions of years for mankind to evolve. Now they’re hunched over cellphones, playing with your balls.”

  10. 2016-11-14

  11. 2016-10-29

    • Christian Kruse

      I have to face it: I’m no longer target audience for a MacBook Pro. They dropped all ports, still only 16GB RAM and still an old CPU. This is not what I expect from a pro notebook. I like the idea of the touch bar, but it doesn’t compensate the missing features.

      After careful consideration we decided not to buy a new MBP but instead bought a Tuxedo Notebook which I can get with 32GB RAM, a fast i7 Kaby lake CPU and a lot of ports (inluding a network port).

  12. 2016-10-26

  13. 2016-10-25

  14. 2016-10-18

  15. 2016-10-14

    • Christian Kruse

      Does Google really do hiring tests like this? I can’t belive it, this seems so dumb. The answers the guy gave have all been correct and the recruiter obviously didn’t know anything about CS.

      If this is true that would explain a lot…

  16. 2016-10-13

  17. 2016-10-11

  18. 2016-10-10

  19. 2016-10-06

    • Christian Kruse

      It is impressive how none of the shiny new iOS-macOS features work for me.

      • Handoff? Doesn’t work at all, never has, neither synchronized tabs nor email nor accepting calls on my mac or the iPad.
      • Universal Clipboard? Doesn’t work.
      • Unlock with watch? Doesn’t work, I don’t even get the box to enable it.

      I did the complete Apple dance more than once (disable/enable iCloud, disable/enable 2 factor authentication, reboot devices, etc, pp). And the worst of all: I am not able to debug that. How would I?

      Just works my ass.

  20. 2016-09-26

  21. 2016-09-20

  22. 2016-09-16

  23. 2016-09-14

  24. 2016-09-09

  25. 2016-09-04

  26. 2016-08-31

  27. 2016-08-22

  28. 2016-08-16

  29. 2016-08-15

  30. 2016-08-09

    • Christian Kruse

      It’s fascinating to see how the Emacs vs Vi holy war is still a thing. I thought we had overcome that.

      In my opinion these holy wars are stupid. Emacs vs Vi, spaces vs tabs, Linux vs Windows vs OS X, etc, pp - its unproductive, silly and stupid. Use what suits your needs and let others use what suits their needs. Diversity is good!

  31. 2016-08-08

  32. 2016-08-07

    • Christian Kruse

      Dear Safari, please stop being the new IE. Thanks in advance.

  33. 2016-08-05

  34. 2016-08-04

    • Christian Kruse

      In reply to

      In this article @chipotlecoyote writes

      Using iOS as your primary OS is like using desktop Linux.

      No, hear me out. See, Linux users don’t care how much easier we say it is in our non-Linux worlds. Sure, they say it’s because of open access and free as in scotch ale and yadda yadda yadda, but really? They like the challenge. Figuring out how to do what they used to do on a Mac or Windows PC is part of the allure.

      While, of course, I can’t speak for all Linux users I totally can say for myself: bullshit. he can’t be more wrong. A lot of things would be easier if I would use OS X, especially during my work time. I use Linux because of two reasons: it offers an overall benefit since as a developer a lot of things work better for me using Linux and it is libre software.

  35. 2016-07-29