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.

2017

Apple Watch Series 2

Published March 25, 2017

I’ve now owned the Apple Watch Series 2 for several months and did wear it non-stop since it arrived. The black version, aluminum 42mm, feels timeless and much more...

I’ve now owned the Apple Watch Series 2 for several months and did wear it non-stop since it arrived. The black version, aluminum 42mm, feels timeless and much more refined since the first version was introduced in 2015. When I first unboxed the watch I painstakingly watched at every single detail, much like I did with the iPhone 7 Plus. The details at the bottom of the watch, that are engraved around the cameras and sensors are such a beautiful attention to detail, Apple nailed it.

Apple Watch Series 2 Back

The first setup and pairing with the iPhone went without issues, although I noticed that the Watch takes a long time to boot the OS. Note: This is no real issue, the first versions of the iPhone took around the same time and the Watch doesn’t need to be rebooted if it works as intended. In the time that I did wear it, it...

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 the new A10 Fusion...

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 to remember, articles where...

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 than just this. In...

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 focused at development, design,...

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...