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Manuel Riess
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Product owner, previously and officially iOS + Mac Developer, trying to slow down and unclutter life. Family of 4, coding, traveling, reading, trying and failing. Mostly all at once.
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Manuel Riess
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Recently, I have work enough to do to occupy three people. Usually, I catch up on some things in the evenings, sometimes until late at night. That’s not really sustainable and after a really shitty and long meeting today, I’ll leave things be. Some days are just not worth even being annoyed.

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I do all my task management in Obsidian. Mike Schmitz on The Sweet Setup has a great overview of what’s possible with it. I learned some things and will optimize my workflow 🙃

If you decide to give task management in Obsidian a shot, there’s a mindset shift you have to embrace before it will click:

Location doesn’t matter.

This is the key thing that made this work for me and it’s the reason I love doing this in Obsidian. It frees me up. Tasks can be written everywhere! No Inbox or anything necessary anymore. Tasks are just there and collected where needed. Really amazing!

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@pratik agreed 👍 Also: history shows, that lots of the keynote stuff will a) not work as good as promised b) come in reduced form 1 month before next WWDC or c) never be mentioned again, ever 😉

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@pratik yes, that's true. And there's no solution, so maybe not a "problem" in itself. But a large (maybe paying) user base is cut off, earning the developers less money. But specialized apps will always provide more functionality. DayOne is a great example.

It's very funny though that they gave a design award to Gentler Streak last week, and today they announced (a basic but still very important) feature set of exactly that app 😉

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@pratik I didn't keep track of everything, but I remember Password Managers, Tiling Window Managers, Note Taking Apps, Equation Solving Apps, some Fitness Apps, and of course parts of Widget Smith … emphasizes one of the many risks for developers on the platform.

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@jsonbecker There's a lot in there that nobody needs or will use of course, but integrating your personal context and being able to work with apps using natural language is the most outstanding feature I think. It doesn't "just" create text or "just" generate an image. It's how these things are seemlessly integrated into everything, how they transform your handwriting and typed text into your handwriting… stuff like that. People will mostly not realize, that they use AI. And I don't think anyone needs to watch this 1.75h long ad 😉

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Sounds like an Apple Fanboy, but I really think they get the AI thing right. It’s integrated, personal, private. The AI companies say “Here! look! Cool Technolgy! Future! We’re not killing us all (we’ll totally do though)” Apple puts this technology into actual use that’s relevant to a normal human.

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WWDC 2024… the year of Sherlocking everything… Everything!

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New seasons of Severence, Silo, Shrinking… my absolute favorites in the last many months!

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Alright… wanted to watch the WWDC Keynote, but after that intro I got sidetracked. Listening to Mötley Crüe instead. Thanks Phil!

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This disastrous election is killing me. What’s wrong with people?! Fucking idiots are everywhere. Beer to the rescue 🍺

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@vincent it‘s so refreshing to see a plain and simple website for once. Should be a good example for others…

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Moved some domains from Hover to Porkbun. It’s a breeze to set up and fast… and it’s a a lot cheaper. Plus, it supports something crucial for my setup: CNAME flattening records. Not possible at Hover. I’ll wait and see how the move works out with my email and if everything is smooth… bye bye Hover.

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I‘m already looking forward to seeing Wanda live later this year. Their new Album Ende nie is out today. Bei niemand anders is the best, loveliest, most heartbreaking song I‘ve heard in a very long time. The story behind it makes the hardest rock tear up. 🎶

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This looks interesting! I’ll give Omakub a try. DHH built a one-line installer for a beautiful Ubuntu development setup.

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@hutaffe this video of the founder though gives a different impression. Although, I can't verify if and what is actually new with the display. Really interesting thing…

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And while I’m at it… I stumbled across a recent video about whether to still recommend the reMarkable in 2024. I definitely would. It’s the one device I would re-buy instantly without even thinking about the money.

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I found this review of the Daylight tablet on YouTube. Confirms my initial impression… it looks promising, probably perfect for my use cases, but it’s confusing and the way the company markets their display is a little weird and maybe even dishonest. We’ll see how it goes, but I wish them all the success t... hutaffe.blog
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I have a long-standing theory, that in many cases, you can extrapolate how the career of a band will evolve, from the way the very first song feels on their debut album. Examples that come to my mind immediately are Wanda (for German-speaking folks) or Greta van Fleet.

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@jsonbecker oh! Interesting, thanks for the pointer! The early review Om linked to looks promising. I'll still wait for more reviews, though. I'm really intrigued, and it somehow feels like betraying my reMarkable 😉

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This Daylight DC-1 looks like the perfect device for me… but I‘m not paying 730$ for a device by a company nobody ever heard of and which nobody ever saw in real life, no reviews, nothing. Guess I have to wait until it’s actually out 🤷‍♂️ Definitely interesting though!

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Finally some outrage again over something someone said. We definitely need more of that stuff. 🙄 It always has to be black or white and if someone says it’s grey… let them burn 🔥

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@cliffordbeshers @odd That‘s the difference of when I would make that photo vs. when an actual photographer makes that photo. Seeing the potential in a scene is a great skill on its own. To me this would look like a pile of garbage, and my photo would like a pile of garbage, if I even took it 😉 @maique makes it a piece of art. Really great 😊

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I’m obsessed with this guitar riff by Paul Davids. Beautiful 🎶🎸

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The grass is always greener on the other side
Neighbour’s got a new car that you wanna drive
And when time is running out, you wanna stay alive
We all live under the same sky
We all will live, we all will die
There is no wrong, there is no right
The circle only has one side






– Side, by Travis 🎶

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@jean thank you for making this such a special corner of the internet! It wouldn’t be the same without you. And good luck with your new endeavors! I‘m looking forward to reading your stuff. It’s an Inspiration to see someone set out to accomplish their creative dreams 💪

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Reminder: Pep Talk – You’re doing great! hutaffe.blog
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@sebastian Guuude ✌️

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Oh! New Podcast on Relay.fm about writing - Paper Places. Looks interesting! Very curious to give it a try.

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@ner3y this looks very businessy 😵‍💫

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@pcora I wished someone would care about Firefox at work 🙈

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New pop up newsletter by Craig Mod 🤩 THE RETURN TO PACHINKO ROAD

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Tried to live without time tracking since beginning of the year. Recent changes at work are so overwhelming, that I want to get back into that to back up my theories. Tried a few time tracking apps and wanted something simple and cheap. But now I’m back using Tyme. It’s cheap compared to the big players, y... hutaffe.blog
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I‘m using Velja now to automatically open internal work websites and tools in Chrome. It makes me sad, but it seems too much work for web developers to support any other browser now. Welcome to Internet Explorer again.

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@jsonbecker I know people want that, and somehow the stuff that gets pulled in from Mastodon is mostly fine and I‘m kind if glad it’s there as well. Maybe this says more about what people chose BlueSkye over Mastodon maybe. Of course, not everyone, but it feels more like the Twitter-crowd over there.

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@pratik thank god it’s not in the timeline. I have replies turned on, but that only shows micro.blog replies as far as I can tell. I only saw it when specifically checking conversations.

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To be honest, I start to not like that every other service is being pulled into micro.blog via ActivityPub. Just the fact that by looking at a random conversation I might be interested in, I might see the usual Twitter outrage coming from Bluesky which is the sole reason I deleted Twitter… ugh.

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@V_ @ner3y @jean thanks 😊 Glad this place exists 🍀

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Microblogversary today. 7 years since I joined… lots of good stuff that never got written and never saw the light of day 🫣

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@odd oh my god, this is glorious! 😅

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New Johnny Cash album with new unreleased tracks coming out later this year. Not sure what to think about that. Leaning towards excitement though! 🎶

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@sebastian gah! 😱 Wenn ich sowas lese oder höre, wird mir immer ganz schummrig. Gottseidank war nix schlimmes 🫣🤞

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@sebastian Alles Gute nachträglich 🎁🎈🎂🎉🎊

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@ner3y maybe one day it will become a Ferrari! Let it dream!

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@ner3y Obsidian 😉

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@hutaffe spoiler alert: I don’t like it 🛑

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@kayloehmann wie geil 🤪War auch neulich erst oder?

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@caseyliss @christianselig I basically stopped using Reddit after Apollo died. The occasional search here and there… other than that Apollo was Reddit for me. 💙

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@Annie I think you described my whole life 😉

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@odd glad you changed your mind! You‘re a valued member here! I also wholeheartedly agree with you Simple Plea post. Thing went off the rails more often lately. I know, some people think it feels too much like grandma’s house here, but I cherish this actually. I don’t need all the crazy uncles shouting at each other 😉 I make use of muting people more often now, and it feel good 😊 Anyhow… welcome back 👍