Shortcuts still no real list filters?

2024-03-01 00:00

How is that we still don’t have good ways of dealing with data structures in Shortcuts?!

It is so weird, that there isn’t some simple map and filter functions in there.

Honestly don’t give a shit.

2024-02-28 00:00

Most of the time when some new tech thing comes out I don’t give a shit. But I’d not mind if I got it for free.

The AR/VR crap is different. I do not give a fuck. If I got it for free, I’d sell or see what kind of trade in value I’d get for it.

Could not care less.

Year in review: 2023

2024-02-22 00:00

  • Started ADHD meds at the end of 2022
  • Spent large parts of the year burning down and building up my systems multiple times in search of things that worked for me
  • Loads of getting used to changes due to being medicated
  • Focused a lot on fitness and longboarding.
  • Focused on a defining a pyramid that rules all my decisions and following it
  • Trying very hard to have as few things going on in parallel as possible
  • Starting 2024 in a better place than 2023

Leaning top-down, bottom-up or both?

2024-02-20 00:00

I have never been able to learn very well or a lot of the time at all by bottom up learning, at least at first.

This is a large part of why I never got much at all out of lectures, classes, courses etc. Both at school and more corporate training stuff.

A lot of this is probably related to ADHD and weird brain.

The way I learn things at first is that I need to have a thing I am going to use it for before it is even worth it for me to do more than get an idea about what the thing is about. When I have a thing I’m going to use it for, I just have to learn enough to accomplish what I need to do well. And repeat this process until I feel like my water is above the water, and I have control of it.

For programming this usually means that I can write code without constantly looking up things.

At this point is when I gradually start to learn more and more topics related to it bottoms up. It is usually triggered by me feeling that I’m at a place where it would be useful to understand something completely.

If I start with bottoms-up style learning I may as well not do it, because none of it will stick. But I get a lot out of it when I have a lot of things to tie it to.

Another credit card rant

2024-02-15 00:00

A few places, some varying on the circumstance, others always, have this really annoying implementation of their credit card charging system, where they won’t attempt to do it immediately, but at some later point.

I typically won’t have a lot of money in the account my card is attached to, to avoid large unexpected charges. And sometimes, when there is like hours between me going in and fixing billing details and they attempting to charge it sometimes leads to it taking forever to fix it.

I get the need for this to happen in the background, because of how slow this crap is. And I get the need of it happening in the background for recurring charges etc. But when I hit a button it should happen within minutes after I complete the authorization flow.

Daily Stoic Habit

2024-02-13 00:00

An habit I’ve been doing most mornings for a while now is to read one day (or two if I’m behind) in Daily Stoic in the morning.

I really like it.

Some of the days are really awesome, while others are very meh.

Stage Manager

2024-02-08 00:00

I first tried Stage Manager when it came out but quickly gave up on it because of various reasons; a big one was performance of it on my Intel MacBook Pro.

A while back I decided to give it another go.

In general I like how it gives me another layer of organization below each Space (or what the fuck the singular of Spaces is).

What I don’t like is the lack of APIs, Shortcuts, Keyboard shortcuts etc to manage each Stage. And the recently used” thingy is beyond buggy on wide monitors.

I always drive with GPS

2024-02-06 00:00

I’m one of the people who always drive with GPS directions on. No matter where I am going. At least if the drive is more than 5 minutes.

Here is why:

  • I get live ETA
  • I see if there are any traffic fuckery going on so I can pick an alternate route
  • I can see if anything is closed
  • And (this happens a lot) I get a new route when I fuck up and take the wrong exit / forget to take an exit / take an exist when I shouldn’t

A real fucking lifesaver when driving with ADHD.


2024-02-01 00:00

Look at the complete turd the Docker Desktop app have turned into. Orb is a simple clean real native Mac app version of Docker desktop.

It is amazing.

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