Published Articles

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This is where I want to create a place where I can keep track of development and design over time, review products I used or worked on, publish pictures from places I travelled to and share it with the world.

2016

Thoughts on the iPhone 7 Plus

Published November 26, 2016

In this review I want to write down some thoughts and observations on the new iPhone 7 Plus after a few weeks in use. With...

In this review I want to write down some thoughts and observations on the new iPhone 7 Plus after a few weeks in use. With the new A10 Fusion chip inside, where two cores are for high-performance and two for low-performance, the overall performance feels drastically improved and seems even more impressive when switching from the 6er series.

iPhone from the Side with Volume Knobs

With normal use I have around 30% of battery left at the end of the day, which is around 15-20% more as on the 6 Plus, which show how efficient the new SoC is, given that the battery capacity from the 6 Plus and 7 Plus is nearly identical at 2900mAh and 2915mAh in the 6 Plus. A teardown shows that the new Plus version features 3GB RAM compared to 1GB that was used in the 6 Plus. In the few weeks that I used the 7 Plus the difference...

Books And Highlights

Published April 29, 2016

I added two new websites, Highlights — Papers and a Personal Bookshelf. In Highlights — Papers I will share articles that I want...

I added two new websites, Highlights — Papers and a Personal Bookshelf. In Highlights — Papers I will share articles that I want to remember, articles where I learned lessons I won’t forget and want to read again from time to time. For years I saved articles in Instapaper and build up a collection like that. Over the last months however I couldn’t find new articles like that, articles that motivated and inspired me and I wondered how different it would be if we shared the saved articles we have, like we do with the books we read. I wanted to build a public collection of those articles, gathered in one place, not scattered over several platforms.

Personal bookshelf is a motivation and challenge for me to read and learn more, about technology and culture and strive to understand how things work. I found that reading a book calms me down and is a great way to learn,...

2013

App.net Platform

Published April 20, 2013

App.net is a platform which got popular because of its social network-ish part, which is similar to twitter but in fact is a lot more...

App.net is a platform which got popular because of its social network-ish part, which is similar to twitter but in fact is a lot more than just this. In the last few months I’ve learned to value it more and I think that it is something great which is why I’d like to share a few thoughts about it and scatter a few uncertainties some of you might have.

As I mentioned app.net is a social media service comparable to twitter but you have to pay for using it. The original pricing of $50 per year of membership was reduced to $36 what makes $3 per month where already paid members got a few additional months. If you want to pay monthly you can do that for $5 per month, which makes $60 per year and if you’re a developer and want to develop something with app.net, you can purchase a developer membership for $100 a year with...

A New Paragraph

Published February 2, 2013

Starting over is often difficult, but necessary for each to develop further. With this in mind, I’m starting a new paragraph, Developer Content-Blog, which is...

Starting over is often difficult, but necessary for each to develop further. With this in mind, I’m starting a new paragraph, Developer Content-Blog, which is focused at development, design, technical parts, some cultural aspects and some personal thoughts. I’ve written many times before, but I always somehow failed at producing content which I actually published. I wrote down long-form posts and ended up deleting it right after finishing because I felt like it sucked.

My emphasis still is at writing code but I want to create a place where I can keep track of development and design over time – whatever I am thinking about or working on. Most time I’m trying to figure out how something works, and then writing it down, into one of my Moleskine books or in a folder on my Mac. Now I basically write it down into this blog. I hope that other people will find these posts helpful, relevant, or interesting. That’s what...