In continuation to week twenty, here are a few thoughts and things that caught my attention in week twenty-one, 2023:
🚴♂️ This week I've cycled 238 km with my bikes and walked 64 km, mainly with our dog.
🕵️ For the second time, Apple Find-My-Network has helped us recover an expensive item. The first time, an Air Tag was able to help recover my oldest son's stolen bike, and over the weekend, it helped us get back my younger son's iPhone that was lost on the bus. This service is really damn handy.
🐘 In week 19 I mentioned this awesome thread on Mastodon with "underrated" iOS apps1, and now there's an even more incredible thread about Mac and iOS apps, started by Steve Troughton-Smith (@email@example.com). Within hundreds of replies you can find so many apps and their developers - a real goldmine.
To stay on topic. Recently, version 2 of Sequel was released. Unlike many other movie trackers, the app is very clean, functional, and pretty and...
What caught my attention in week twenty, 2023
In continuation to week nineteen, here are a few thoughts and things that caught my attention in week twenty, 2023:
🚴♂️ I've been biking a lot this week. My wife and I took the train to Wolfsburg (Germany) and from there we cycled a small section of the Iron Curtain Trail with our gravel bikes. On the first afternoon it was 59 km to the accommodation and we were very happy to have found on a public holiday ("Himmelfahrt") in the nevertheless very sparsely populated region of Germany still the one pub that could serve us something to eat, currywurst with fries 🍟😅. The next day we initially cycled 100 km against the wind, which blew not only a little 🌬️🚴♂️. But when we got close to the Elbe and the path made a bend, we had tailwind for the remaining 30 km, which we then enjoyed very much. The landscape is characterized by a lot of farmland and a little forest. The villages are all quite small and some of them are getting on in years. We spent the night in Dömitz and then cycled another 134 km along the Elbe to Hamburg on the third day. Having the river by our side was very nice. We also had tailwind most of the time and the only piece of clothing I didn't need was my...
What caught my attention in week nineteen, 2023
In continuation to week eighteen, here are a few thoughts and things that caught my attention in week nineteen, 2023:
🖱️ That's very strange, I've been using computers with a mouse for about 35 years and, as a left-hander, I've always used the left mouse button with my middle finger instead of the right-handed way with their index finger. During the Amiga era, there was no way to change this (at least I don't think so) and later on, I never bothered to switch. Now, after a few weeks of suffering from tennis elbow, I reluctantly replaced my Magic Mouse with a Logitech Lift Left. The mouse buttons were swapped by default and it felt right after just a few hours. I still occasionally confuse my fingers when I am tired, but otherwise, it works almost automatically. I never thought that my 35-year-old habit could be changed so quickly.
🚴♂️ I cycled about 115 km, 25 of them on the trainer, the rest outside.