Manton Reece - Introducing plug-ins for Micro.blog

Great to see plug-ins coming to micro.blog. I changed a bunch of things in my custom theme, it might be time to refactor the changes into proper plug-ins and open-source them.

Releasing iOS 14 public beta without the exposure notification framework seems like a bad choice.
It’s the main reason why I didn’t install the dev betas yet on my main device.

I wish developers defining keyboard shortcuts would acknowledge that different keyboard layouts exist.

“Apple approves Hey email app, but the fight’s not over - The Verge”

Not surprising that Apple wants the controversy gone before WWDC kicks off tonight, but none of the fundamental problems of the App Store are resolved by this compromise.

Yeah, my brother’s burgers lived up to the high expectations.

Cheesburger and fries

Veggie Burger

It’s beginning to look a lot like Burger Night.

Who would have thought that a hardware company pushing services to appease Wall Street isn’t great for users.

Another holiday means another hike and another cake. This time we made a delicious pieplant-apple cake.

Pieplant-apple Cake with icecream

Started to rewatch Scrubs. Mostly as hilarious as I remembered.

I wanted to listen to the podcast as I watch, but my podcast consumption is still really low compared to pre-corona.πŸ“ΊπŸŽ™

We prepared cheesecake in the morning. It came as a welcome treat after we came back from our small hike. πŸ₯§

Cheesecake and coffee

Essen, Grugapark

A wesp flying near a flower

Had a great afternoon in the park β˜€οΈπŸ“·

πŸ₯ž

Pancakes

Great news that Germany changed their mind and is now working on a decentralized contact tracing app.

There are disadvantages with both approaches and I don’t necessarily agree that private companies essentially make those decisions, but at least it’s the right one.

First a run πŸƒ through the morning sun in the park, now a second breakfast with a smoothie and homemade breakfast buns 🍞.
I don’t think there is a better way to start a Sunday β˜€οΈ.

A second breakfast

First day of our online-only university semester, 8 am, and our e-learning-platform is starting to struggle. This is going to be fun.

No, we didn’t order takeaway burger because we weren’t in the mood to cook, we are supporting local businesses πŸ” .

Takeaway Burger

Nadim Kobeissi: An Investigation Into PEPP-PT

The “open and private” European approach to contact tracing looks neither open nor private anymore.

The bright sides of working from home are the walks during lunch break.
Today, there even was a little snack.

ice cream during lunch break

April photo challenge: April 16, Angle.

Triangle

Triangle

A (late) first entry for @Burk’s April photo challenge: April 15, Glass.

glass tower in the evening sun

Glass tower in the evening sun

I hate recent Apple product pages. I mean they look nice, but they are barely usable. Just compare the webpage to the page in the Apple Store app. The later still looks good, you can quickly find all information and you can even scroll!

πŸ“Ί I was skeptical but after Chapter 4 of The Mandalorian I am fully on board. It’s interesting and refreshing but still feels like Star Wars.

I get used to reading more again. I am currently reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. But with my current pace I probably won’t finish it until the next global pandemic (currently at book 4/12) πŸ“š

Homemade breakfast buns πŸ₯ž

breakfast buns on a baking plate

Easter breakfast

Baking and baking and baking and baking (with @Sophia9).