There’s Electricity in the Air

Every time I charge my laptop or my phone I feel like I’m back in the ’90s. I find myself plugging and unplugging them on a regular basis to keep them going. This is a problem because it wears out their USB-C sockets. Over time, the connections become sensitive and only work some of theContinue reading “There’s Electricity in the Air”

People All Over the World, Join Paper

Sometimes you want to keep a pile of paper sheets together. And sometimes you can’t help but wonder why stapling a few sheets together is so hard. I still remember the school secretary applying her full body weight to staple our exams. When it comes to small expenses, I prefer to invest a little moreContinue reading “People All Over the World, Join Paper”

Size Matters

Size matters. Especially when we’re talking about software. Quite simply, smaller is better. In some cases, size comes at a cost. We call this a lossy compression. JPEG is such an example. The smaller your JPEG, the lower its quality. There is no way to recover the original data. It is lost. The loss mayContinue reading “Size Matters”

A Double Espresso, Please

There are very few perfectly engineered machines. I mean, there’s almost always a flaw. A button that’s not responsive, frustrating maintenance routines… So when I find a machine that just works, I’m impressed. The Nespresso Lattissima Touch is such a machine. I’ve been using it and its predecessor, which is harder to get now, forContinue reading “A Double Espresso, Please”

Being Lazy is Hard Work

Our body is a funny machine. Well, I say funny, but it often makes me sad. Food I really enjoy tends to be the food I should avoid eating. Sugar, fat… All the good stuff – is actually terrible for our body. That’s unfair. However, there’s a trade to be made. If I’m willing toContinue reading “Being Lazy is Hard Work”

TV in My Pocket

It seems like streaming media is all the rage now. For a while now, we have been able to watch content not only on our TV, but on our phone and our computer too. I don’t know about you, but I still prefer larger screens. The bigger problem for me is when I travel. IfContinue reading “TV in My Pocket”

Post #35, Version 317

I often find I want to go back to older versions of my documents. Whether it’s my CV, excel sheets with my balance or document templates, older versions are useful. Maybe I deleted something I shouldn’t have. Maybe I want to understand why I made a change. Sometimes I’m just being nostalgic or curious. IfContinue reading “Post #35, Version 317”

My International Connections

I believe there is not a single person in the world today that travels without electronic devices. Whether it’s a mobile phone, a tablet or a laptop. Some would carry all three, and maybe other devices, too. And, with no exception, at some point these devices need charging. This is where the trouble starts. ThereContinue reading “My International Connections”

A House Connected

If you have dead WIFI spots in your home, this one’s for you. I’ve moved flats quite a lot in my life. I don’t think I remember a single one where WIFI connectivity was perfect. There are always dead spots. Well, that’s if I’m lucky. In some flats, whole rooms got spotty WIFI. When youContinue reading “A House Connected”