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Chris Verbree
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I’m a software developer by day and tinkerer by night. I also love to read, mostly fiction. Avatar alt: A waving stick-figure with a rectangular head. A laptop on the left and a stack of books on the right.
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A plastic Zeppelin hanging in front of a white wall. Below it are some plants in planters. The Zeppelin has a big white Z in a blue circle on its broadside.

New decoration for my office (the Zeppelin).

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A word of advice: Don’t forget a block of butter in your backpack :-(.

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@anniegreens, you are welcome. And I'm not quite sure whether it's appropriate here, but I wish you a as quick as possible recovery.

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@maique, are you helping organize a school feast?

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A hardcover book hold on the bottom right corner. The text reads “Stefan Zweig” and below it on the se ond line “Schachnovelle”. The cover has golden foil decoration on a dark violet background.

Found a book I love in a cool edition and bought it. They had a whole set of classical fiction in this edition. But I only bought this one. It’s “Schachnovelle” by Stefan Zweig. I first read it during my apprenticeship and like this author.

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@cptpudding gute Besserung

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A closeup picture of a measuring cup with salad sauce.  The ingredients are split into three layers. Dark yellow oil on the top. Mayonnaise in the middle. And the vinegar (light brown) at the bottom. The measuring cup has a scale printed in blue on it. And the volume reads 0.2 liters in total.

Layers

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@joshuapsteele Oh no. I wish whoever got it a fast and full recovery.

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Dianna is Live streaming a day in her life as someone suffering from long COVID and ME/CFS.

Physics Girl LIVE with long Covid.

This is a long one but I found it interesting and I think it is an important topic.

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Outside scenery at the lake. People playing, blue sky and umbrellas.

Day at the lake.

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I can have good days – yesterday was one such day! I had no migraines and could enjoy hanging out with my friends and talk about our common interests. I’ve missed this a lot. I’ve got around four new series for my TBR as a result :-D

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@Archimage I'm also going with the (original) UNO. I like shorter games more than long ones, and I'm not really fond of the newer versions of the game. I also like the Mindcraft Portal Dash board game, but it takes too much time and energy for me most of the time. I like that it is collaborative between the human players—it helps with children who don't want to lose. I also like Siedler and Monopoly, but it's been ages since I last played them.

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A blue sky with some clouds. Photographed directly upwards from the ground. On the left the sky is a deep blue and on the right top the clouds are nearly white. In the middle the clouds slowly fade in from the left to towards the right. There are narrow bands of blue between the clouds.

Party cloudy sky.

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The sound of a bass behind me and around me happy people. Enjoying the feast. Children are running around on the walk to the next play station.

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Girl reading a book on a feast bank

Girl reading a book

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The sky is framed by houses. The sky is blue with light blue clouds. The houses on the bottom side of the image are in the shadow.

Sky

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A decorated street in the old city part. With lots of people lining the street waiting for the parade.

It’s Jugendfest time again (youth feast).

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@kev you are speaking the truth her — unfortunately :-(

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A bouquet of sunflowers, roses, and gerberas (don't know the English name of them) in front of our outside door.

Our contribution to the feast decoration of this year’s youth fest (which marks the end of the school year). The children will come and collect them.

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@stupendousman I need to learn this as well. And in my last reply I wanted to write "congratulation on the upgrade," not "concentrating".

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Question: how are you all managing your (work)-budgets? I’m using a spreadsheet right now. But I’m not sure this is the best solution.

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@stupendousman oh I hope you get a possibility to give away some of your regular work. And concentrating on n on the upgrade.

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@amerpie, that's a cool list. I have an ambivalent connection to time travel in stories. On one hand, I like it, but I hate it when it is used as a deus ex machina to solve a story.

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@crossingthethreshold perhaps its heavy water. // @Miraz

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A big solitary lime tree in front of a dark cloud. In front is a street.

An old lime tree. And I just learned the English name of this tree type.

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@Annie Happy belated birthday from me. And this is good list. I need to keep number 30 (Not bearing the weight of the world) more in my mind.

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A tunnel with a suspended walkway above a small stream. In the center the far side of the tunnel is visible, and the sun shines into the tunnel. The walkway has railings left and right and is supported by concrete beams.

Light at the end of the tunnel.

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Oh no, the Microsoft Word virus has taken hold of my daughter — she just told me she needs Word on her new computer :-(.

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I’m so glad that this week is over and we have the weekend now. It was a tiring week. Containing some new depths and also some new highs.

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@fozstark that sound like a very good offer.

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@jatowler, I wish for this as well here in Switzerland. I mean the transportation company belongs to the state why does it need to make a profit?

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@Burk that summarizes my morning also quite well so far. :-(

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@adders thanks for linking to this. I need to watch this project as well.

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I wanted to build a thumper. Not a movie prop replica, but as real of a thumper as I could manage. One that I could actually imagine getting used. This is the story of how I went about that, and what I ended up making.

Making a Fremen thumper.

Such a good video

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@Miraz Thanks to all of you for the good wishes. Looks like I don't feel worse than before the zero on my back :-) // @jabel @odd, @Imika, @jean, @Archimage, @ArnoldHoogerwerf, @crossingthethreshold, @val

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@fozstark I think it sound like more than it actually was I think it was 2 lessons per week for 30 weeks total. It was certainly a good deal as I did not pay separately for these – don't want to think about what these lessons on the private marker would cost me now OO. The only sad thing is that I did not pass the second semester and that I did not retain much (apart from some random numbers, and the greetings – but these I already knew before from anime).

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@lmika out of curiosity, du you generally squash all your mr down to a single commit? I tried this for a while, but when I ever need to search a bug if find it quite unhandy to have lost the single commits inbetween from developing the feature. But having a single linear history on main would be so nice. Compared to the mess I usually get. I also sometimes wondered whether it is just a sign of my features being too big.

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Why must life sometimes be so hard?

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@tagmut welcome 👋🏼

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@Redrat9 welcome 👋🏼 Just write about what you love and don't think to much about it.

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I Found The Worst Streaming Service Ever.

It took me a while to realise about what is was :-)

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What happens when you follow the first link on wikipedia pages to its end? I tried to find out and regretted the resulting headache.

How One Small Change Broke Wikipedia’s First Link Rule.

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@amerpie that is a cool app just installed it. Thanks for writing about it.

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@fozstark welcome to micro.blog

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@fozstark is a nice language. I had two semesters of lessons while doing my bachelor's. But it takes a lot of learning to get good at it. I had no chance :-(

We are currently planning to visit Japan next spring. But have no concrete plans yet.

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Pink flowers, with three in the foreground and in focus, and the rest of them slightly out of focus in the background.

Flowers

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@philipbrewer belated happy birthday from me as well. Looks like you are 25 years ahead of me :-)

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@Archimage I hate this warning, it completely destroys your Mac's uptime and the workflow.

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git worktree.

I did not know about worktree’s in git. This sounds handy when debugging and wanting to compare two branches. Or when checking PRs.

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A table filled with food for burgers. Around the table are three chairs with read pillows. On the table in the front of the image is a bowl of sweet potato fires. Behind it are the burger patties and then the burger buns. There are also two tins of Coca Cola visible. And at the end of the table another bowl of regular French fries.

The birthday meal for my daughter - all is ready for burgers.