Timo Koola Avatar
Timo Koola
My blog about things I do or skills that I want to learn. In no particular order: * Writing good software * Learning languages * Learning music Based in Helsinki, Finland
Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

I’ve been so happy with Airpods Pro noise cancellation before I started using WH-1000s. With big headphones I can imagine outside world sounds don’t exist at all and that has now ruined airpods ANC for me. But I don’t want to wear heavy headphones all the time either

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Currently reading: Translation State by Ann Leckie 📚

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Finished reading: Provenance by Ann Leckie 📚. Finally finished this. This is not quite Raadchai trilogy level, but then again, what is?

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

This is called ”takatalvi” in Finnish. There was no snow here last week and now 😳

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

I am ”ah, large text, amazing” years old

Page from Translation State in delightfully large text

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

My to read list manifested itself physically

Translation State, Lake of Souls books by Ann Leckie on top of each other on a piano chair

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Assumption that everyone knows how to use computer is wrong. Just a reminder to myself. Taking several steps back and starting from ”this is a web browser”

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

I have really started liking ”connections” the NYT game. Very good vocabulary exercise for a non-native speaker like me

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

How do I express ”no value set” with HTML slider? Is there a recommended way to show the difference between ”zero value” and ”no value”?

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

That moment of pleasure mixed with horror when you find out that that hot sauce you bought is indeed hot

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Currently reading: Provenance by Ann Leckie 📚

I didn’t even know there were more Radch books! My favourite thing in the world is to discover books that I am going to love.

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Finished reading: Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie 📚

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

I have a system that is Django and static HTML with some sprinklings of Javascript, no build tools for frontend, no libraries and very little structure. Now I have one more compliacated dialog that would benefit of some more structure. What is the best way to add that? Vanilla JS and custom web component? ... blog.timokoola.com
Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

I think I’ve read Lord of the Rings like almost ten times but not in years. I feel that re-read is coming soon

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

”Apple, like most religions, don’t pay taxes”, genuine laugh out lod moment from Macbreak Weekly (and Andy Ihnatko)

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Finished reading: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie 📚

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

I first tried to ignore whole British royalty related scandal, then I tried to read what was it all about, and I still don’t understand whats and whys of this story

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@chrisfoley oh, nice, probably not this but was worth the read

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Is there a song or a poem with a line like this: “Question I am asking 1am: would love exceed time?” (or something similar)?

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Fact-checked the newspaper. Winter has indeed come back

Newspaper story with headline Winter will come backView outside my window, winter indeed came back. There is a fresh layer of new snow

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@lewism very nice! I have lived in Pihlajamäki and I do love WeeGee building (I am a fan of the style for some unknown reason).

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

How do you see Twitter’s endgame? Will it end up like Yahoo!/Tumblr being sold multiple times to someone who thinks they can turn it around, or will we see a glorious meltdown at some point?

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Weirdly niche question: why does the audiobook reader of Ann Leckie’s Ancillary serier read ”Anaander Mianaai” more like ”An’ander Miatna’ai”? Is this based on some existing human language or explained somewhere?

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Currently reading: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie 📚

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Finished reading: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie 📚. Re-read. Still excellent

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@maique thank you ❤️

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

Happy international women’s day everyone!

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@jean ❤️. That kindergarten photographer took great picture

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

This handsome little boy turned 50 today!

Extremely smiley picture of me at four or five

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@odd ”Odd’s law of resting and sleeping well” EU Directive 2026/12/EC

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@jean that is very soothing

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@val that looks amazing (and a bit scary) either way

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@val is that some sort of intestine dish or what? 😳

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@mejh thanks, very interesting, but perhaps beyond my skills

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@mejh trackpad bluetooth yes, but I don’t trust BT for mice quite 100%. And that is one thing that needs to do 100%. Now I am using both

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@manton he is such a delight. He does absolutely impossible looking stuff. One game I was checking how short the opposing player was. He just threw over someone 6’8” making the other guy look like a child

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@mejh every 5 years this check until 70 and I think after that it tightens somehow. It starts at 50 for me as my license includes a truck driving license, normally checks only start at 60

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@mejh yes! I in theory believe that if you create something, you get to name it, but inventor of GIF was too late with their ”actually it is jif” claim. The ship had already sailed

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@manton I kind of like this development, it is like the early days of social media, where Orkut was big in Brazil, there was IRC-Galleria in Finland and many others

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@tkoola also: unexplained nuclear explosion to kick things off 🧑‍🍳😘

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@Annie I forgot, I also did gain some experience in medical studies! I mostly remember the bits that make me not want to do it ever again 😒

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@sod oh! Death sounds extremely interesting and yes, sewers and especially sewer networks are very interesting

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@V_ so many people have some connection to banking…

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@jaymy I think so. I would have hard time explaining what happens in this book besides character development. And I love character driven stories, I think, especially like this, where seemingly unrelated characters eventually feature in each others’ stories. But somehow I wished there was a bit more action

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@atpfm that was some unfortunate timing w/re EU app stores talk. The whole world changed between the recording and release of the episode

Avatar

Timo Koola
@tkoola

@odd yes! Then there was stuff like Beavis and Butthead that happened in between music videos. Perfect television