Sven Seebeck

The first snow. It does feel a bit early, but luckily it will not last long.

Nice to see The Monster Hunters back. At this moment it seems to be more of a re-issue of the previous seasons on a new network, but I hope they will put out new episodes as well.

I had read about the book but so far haven’t read it myself. This article on Tor surely made me very curious. Considered that I enjoy totally enjoy Neil Gaiman’s work it was a no-brainer. Purchased the book, and look forward to read it.

Despite my initial thought of not switching my blog hosting I did it anyway and the improved site speed is really nice. If I wouldn’t be loading fonts it would be even faster, but I prefer to have nice fonts.

Updating an old iPhone 5s that I had in the book-shelve for years to iOS12. Currently it is running iOS 9.3.3 Even though I need to connect the phone to a computer, it is amazing that this is at all possible. Wondering how it will work afterwards.

Had a great rehearsal with the OASBB featuring the great Jukka Perko and Jukka Eskola performing Jazz Noir composed and conducted by Jussi Lampela. That is going to be a fun concert tomorrow.

OMG, OMG!  iA Writer Settings -> Editor -> Hardware Keyboard -> Hide Keyboard Bars 👍🏻 Was this always in there on iOS? Either way, awesome that it is.

Totally unrelated: I have switched from Inoreader to Feedbin. Have done this plenty before, but now have the feeling I might acutally stick with it. After simply removing all the feeds that mostly cluttered my reading list, instead of relying on filters to weed out the croft, I enjoy the much calmer and nicer interface to read. Makes my morning routine (and every other one that follows through the day) much nicer.

I totally want this: Lego Porg. This should be looking great next my BB-8.

My oldest daughter turned 16 today, which is a great reason to celebrate. Related: cake for breakfast is amazing.

I’m probably late to the game, but private and encrypted messaging based out of Europe sounds 👍. Wire definitely looks interesting.

Just finished the audiobook of Herbie Hancock’s autobiography “Possibilities” and what an inspiring read! Now will have to go through my notes and transcribe all the quotes for future references, as well as listen to the recordings that I’m not familiar with. Overall a fantastic book and highly recommended. 📚

Finally new glasses

After sitting on and breaking my previous glasses, and sticking with crap glasses from the supermarket for a while, I finally got new ones. Nice to see again sharply.

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Related: when I got my first, and previous glasses, I still was on ADN and posted it there. Seems ages ago.

Also related: the piano looks scratched quite badly.

Should you be in the need of a coffee table and find yourself spare of about 10.000 Lego bricks, then this is for you. It does look rather nice.

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Currently listening to the audiobook of Herbie Hancock’s autobiography and it works brilliant as an audiobook, since he is reading it himself. It’s almost like having him over and telling his story. Enjoying it a lot. 📚

I just finished the 70+ hour long The Complete Sherlock Holmes audiobook read by Stephen Fry. It had been a long, but worthy read. I found though that it is somewhat easier to follow one long book, instead of a multitude of short stories, as characters and stories change naturally a lot 📚

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A new card game arrived the other day: The Mind. I’m not particularly good with games but look forward to give this a try as the reviews and awards are very positive.

 

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Working late on my standing-desk with re-purposed kids’ toys. Not perfect, but does its job. It’s definitely better for my posture and rather unlikely that I fall asleep 👍🏻

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I’m pretty sure they are making this up on the go, but I added another badge to the collection.

For the sake of consistency, and the lack of possibility to change usernames, I have deleted my old Mastodon profile and created a new one. Unsurprisingly the id is now: mastodon.social/@svenseebeck. I should have been that smart to export my previous following list though. Naturally I didn’t.

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And another Fitbit badge. 4000 floors. Guess that would be high.

I just ran into this nice interactive version of the famous “A Great Day in Harlem” image.

Got me a few more audio-books at the current Audible 2-for-1-sale. Scalzi: The Androids Dream & Agent to the Stars, Stephenson: The Diamond Age and the Complete Blackwater Saga by Michael McDowell. Now I only need the time to listen to them. 📚

Boba Fett

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Our little boy got this Lego set as a gift and it is simply gorgeous looking.

Today’s office. Hope the weather lasts.