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2021-03-06: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 64 Lazy, lazy day today. “буду весь день лежать на диване, смотреть телевизор и плевать в потолок” “I …

2021-03-05: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 64 It is almost my birthday: “у тебя скоро день рождения” “You have a birthday soon” “Syntymäpäiväsi on …

2021-03-04: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 63 Today I spent time trying to wrap my head around the Russian noun declension system. I guess I will …

2021-03-04: TIL (in Twitter of all the places). The original Muppet Show streams on Disney+ 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

2021-03-04: Turns out googling “voluptuous” will result in very interesting targeted advertising 🙈 (I was …

2021-03-03: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 62 I noticed бесценная i.e. priceless (as in the credit card ad priceless) in a hockey rink ad and …

2021-03-03: This Anti-Chicken Soup for Real Life | The World of Chinese on disillusionment of Chinese …

2021-03-03: I like Viewbox newsletter and especially the latest installment about generative SVG. Box #8 - …

2021-03-03: and how it is going today. Snow disappearing very, very fast

2021-03-03: Spring How it started (Feb 18th)

2021-03-03: defiance When my son was three I took him to art exhibition and that was not something he expected …

2021-03-02: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 61 Today I needed help: “не мог/могла бы ты мне помочь с этим?” “Could you help me with this” “Voisitko …

2021-03-02: Oh boy, I wish I could just get into my reading hammock today and not worry about work

2021-03-02: Sometimes you need the privacy and coolness of your private tent. Normal routine: kids want to sleep …

2021-03-01: I am one micro blog pin short of getting all of them (yes, I am a sucker for gamification). Now how …

2021-03-01: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 60 It is the 60th day of the year, time to learn some ordinals. It is “первый день весны”, “kevään …

2021-03-01: Am I taking this photo challenge too seriously if I pick photos in advance? Butbut my defiance photo …

2021-03-01: I love Grammarly but it makes me feel like “passive voice misuse” is my middle name 😒

2021-03-01: Day 29 of February(!) Photo Challenge is light. Nothing beats the summer sunset. Late July, 9:35pm. …

2021-02-28: Sunday coding got this far. Made my Scriptable based bus stop widget nicer and got pretty far with a …

2021-02-28: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 59 Today we celebrated Kalevala Day in Finland and Finnish culture. We are therefore going to pick high …

2021-02-28: Currently reading: Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin 📚

2021-02-28: I am very excited that second book of Teixcalaan series, “A Desolation Called Peace” by Arkady …

2021-02-28: This frog looks up and wants some ice-cream

2021-02-27: I went to learn CSS and now going back to React feels like I forgotten everything. How do you keep …

2021-02-27: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 58, Learning Strategies Today’s post is a bit different. Let’s talk about three strategies - or perhaps more …

2021-02-27: As someone with no sense of fashion this is the closest I get to pompasetting. New shiny shoe days …

2021-02-26: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 57 Some easy words today. ”очень просто” ”очень сложно” ”very easy” ”very hard” ”tosi helppoa” ”tosi …

2021-02-26: I am much closer to getting a covid vaccination than I thought. If I lived in Espoo I would already …

2021-02-26: My favourite view in the world. View at Aulanko in Hämeenlinna, Finland. This one is postprocessed …

2021-02-25: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 56 We got some mixed news today, so we went with following sentence: ”забыть о вчерашнем. завтра будет …

2021-02-25: My setup for code and other serious computing

2021-02-24: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 55 Today we compared personal assistants: “Toisin kuin Alexa, Siri osaa myös suomea.” “Unlike Alexa …

2021-02-24: This funny looking kid is my baby who back when the picture was taken had just learned how to sit …

2021-02-23: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 54 Sentence today answers the question ”когда” i.e. when. ”в пятницу через неделю” ”On next week’s …

2021-02-23: It is a banana. It is also a photo I have no explanation for

2021-02-23: Is there an easy way to see how many posts my micro blog has altogether?

2021-02-22: Yes, many meetings could have been an email but there are a lot of emails that could have been an …

2021-02-22: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 53 Sport(s) related sentence today. ”Кто-то забил гол” ”Somebody scored (a goal)” ”Joku teki maalin” …

2021-02-22: I find this demonstration of design tool concept What’s Glisp? super fascinating. I am almost …

2021-02-22: Spell Day 22 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Multiple rainbows are a sign of strong magic. …

2021-02-22: If you can point me to Wandavision deep dive podcasts, I am here for it…

2021-02-22: TV Series update I’ve completed a pair of books and have several in progress but this one is about other type …

2021-02-21: 3x365 Russian Words, day 52 Today I continued training with Clozemaster and encountered the word нибудь I didn’t know. Example …

2021-02-21: Colours or colors someone has created these cool ice flowers in our neighbourhood

2021-02-20: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 51 Today, my Russian studies have consisted of going through the small, commonly used words. I tested …

2021-02-20: I wonder if snow counts as weather but that we have a lot this winter. Checked our allotment garden …

2021-02-20: Never was a big fan of Duolingo, now testing Clozemaster - better than Duolingo? to add some …

2021-02-19: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 50 Today I spent some time reading about the grammar of adjectives in Russian and learned a few of them …

2021-02-19: Day 19 of #mb Feb Photo Challenge alive. This hill was alive with kids running up and sliding down

2021-02-18: 3x363 Russian Words, Day 49 Today we compared notes on books we are going to read next: “Какие книги ты собираешься прочитать?” …

2021-02-18: Continuing with the at home theme. Second day of lent. Lunch is lentil soup with some hot sauce and …

2021-02-18: I love this view out of my kitchen window. With -16 Celsius it is better to be indoors at home and …

2021-02-17: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 48 Phew, used a taxi today and asked it: “остановитесь, пожалуйста, у того дома персикового цвета.” …

2021-02-17: This video goes after the vector illustration style currently in fashion. That style got stale very …

2021-02-17: Another embedded tweet comes with a nice Chrome browser dev tools tip: console.table() allows for a …

2021-02-17: NY Times profile of Corey Quinn, the snarky Cloud Economist, has this amazing sentence: An Oracle …

2021-02-17: Cost of Setting Up a Meeting Stumbled upon this Swedish tweet yesterday and my mind was blown with this insight: Jag har hittat …

2021-02-17: Day 17 of photo challenge still. July 26th 2018, it is 10.05pm, sun is about to set in 20 minutes. …

2021-02-16: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 47 Today is Maslenitsa or in Finland Laskiainen. In Russia you would eat blin and in Finland pea soup …

2021-02-16: I am probably the only person in the universe that liked “Terra Nova” TV series. It seems to …

2021-02-16: Day 16 of the February photo challenge erudite. This is some books from my this year’s book …

2021-02-15: Sunset at 5pm felt luxurious after winter darkness

2021-02-15: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 46 Today, we will have some mild cursing (with links for those that want to go beyond mild curses) …

2021-02-15: Day 15 reflection is one of my favourite snaps from years ago when visiting Nokia offices in Espoo. …

2021-02-14: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 45 I think today was the first day of the year sun managed to warm a bit. There have been glorious …

2021-02-14: Day 14 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge compassion. Kids, they have moments like this in …

2021-02-13: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 44 Today I went through and reviewed numbers, just picking up some from there that have not been …

2021-02-13: This from 7 years ago: sand cake that my daughter did make for us. Looks delicious

2021-02-12: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 43 Day 43 we ask, if you are afraid. Slavic cultures have Baba Yaga who is a supernatural being who …

2021-02-12: My favourite thing about sporg is that it reminds of one of the few nice things about Twitter when …

2021-02-12: I found this Lean LEGO – The red brick cancer – Hakan Forss’s Blog writing on resource …

2021-02-12: It would be fun to do some sort of summation of all the sporgs today on “kind” vs. …

2021-02-12: 3D slice of a four dimensional sporg captured on camera. That or panorama algorithm taking an …

2021-02-11: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 42 It is already day 42 of this year, what happened?! Today we are still interested in my sore throat: …

2021-02-11: Day 11: Machine. Perhaps not strictly a machine but I am a sucker for industrial dashboards. This is …

2021-02-10: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 41 Ah, today was an anxious day of waiting the results: “результаты анализа уже пришли?” “Did the …

2021-02-10: The happiest sentence in Finnish language: “Koronatestisi tulos oli negatiivinen” Not that I …

2021-02-10: This day has been like I had a full family of people in the back seat asking me ”are we there yet?” …

2021-02-10: Day 10 of photoblogging challenge is “Energy”. This is from October 2019 at the Boston Science …

2021-02-10: Covid test number 2 for myself ahead in the morning. I have some reasons to think I might be exposed …

2021-02-10: I find it heart warming that in web design we have almost come full circle from clip-art then to …

2021-02-09: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 40 Today’s sentence is simple: “живут как кошка с собакой” “They live like cats & dogs” …

2021-02-09: Day 9 mud. This is from almost exactly year ago. Much less snow, way more mud

2021-02-08: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 39 Today we conjugated verbs, I conjugated haukotella which is Finnish for “to yawn”. In exchange, I …

2021-02-08: There is hope of more light and more warmth

2021-02-08: “Can you just record an audio with all forms of ‘haukotella’?” “🧐! All the forms?” Finnish verb …

2021-02-07: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 38 Yesterday, I was cleaning our home and my spouse was lying on sofa watching figure skating. And she …

2021-02-07: Phew, it is pretty hard to get my own image out of Instagram. Time to download everything and put to …

2021-02-07: Day 7 cravings I miss going to a concert to see symphony orchestra play and go grab pizza and beer …

2021-02-06: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 37 When I woke up I immediately sneezed loudly and my spouse asked: “ты чихаешь или кашляешь?” “Did you …

2021-02-06: This is a very old sports photo from probably late 80’s. It features me 🙈 and my dad as the coarch + …

2021-02-05: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 36 Today we are politely telling telemarketers to call us back tomorrow “не могли бы вы перезвонить мне …

2021-02-05: No pets at Koola residence. Our long term plan includes a rescue dog but so far these fellows are …

2021-02-04: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 35 Today, some basic daily sentences: “пойдем (идти) в магазин” “Let’s go to the store” “Mennään …

2021-02-04: Day 4 layers - not quite anymore, more like a heap, but there were several layers of snow before the …

2021-02-03: Are the any formal rules for sPoNgEbOb capitalisation? Strictly every other, or just every other, …

2021-02-03: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 34 Today we are going to learn names of colours: sininen - синий - Wiktionary - blue (dark) punainen - …

2021-02-03: I am so lucky I can see this hill from the comfort of my own home every day.

2021-02-02: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 33 Today we spent so much figuring out the sentence for the day, we ended up saying: “давай придумаем …

2021-02-02: Morning brew on my messy home office desk

2021-02-02: I’ve been eyeing Apple Watch Series 6 because of the blood oxygen app and the for its …

2021-02-01: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 32 Got a hair cut, it was: “not good, not bad” “ни хорошо ни плохо” “ei hyvä, ei huono” Words …

2021-02-01: My partner wanted to cut my unruly social isolation hair. Plan A didn’t quite look right, Plan …

2021-02-01: This Making a Parallax SVG Landscape - new site part 1 - Alistair Shepherd web site is so cool. Some …

2021-02-01: Close up is the theme today on February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge

2021-01-31: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 31 First month of Russian studies are behind for me. I just cooked something nice and asked: “ты уже …

2021-01-31: It was such a lovely winter day today

2021-01-30: And this Wikipedia article goes through many other languages as well Names of the days of the week - …

2021-01-30: It started to bother me where Russian weekday names are derived and was surprised to find I didn’t …

2021-01-30: That tiny speck of red in the middle of snow and ice is a snowkiter gliding on ice

2021-01-30: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 30 Today’s 3x365 Words in Russian we went through days of the week. This Finnish language resource is …

2021-01-29: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 29 Today, we had three Zoom or Team meetings running at times. Sentence for the naturally follows: “Не …

2021-01-28: Read: 📚 Taleb, Pratchett, Aristotle Quickly summing up the books that I’ve completed lately Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb …

2021-01-28: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 28 Out theme today “Could you take out the garbage, please?” “можешь вынести мусор, пожалуйста?” …

2021-01-28: This blog post from Hacking Chinese touches upon something I feel very strongly - learning languages …

2021-01-27: How would one discover micro.blog micro podcasts. I know about @monday - but what else is out there? …

2021-01-27: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 27 Today we were fighting over the last slice of pizza and needed the following phrase: “почему не …

2021-01-26: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 26 Today we are going to learn a question word “why”. In Finnish it is “miksi”, and in Russian …

2021-01-25: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 25 In theory our vocabulary today is 75 words strong today. I am very, very tired and our sentence …

2021-01-24: This is my occasional check of where I am going with my journey of learning Chinese characters. Last …

2021-01-24: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 24 Today we trained pronunciation of “З” so our words are perhaps less interesting: “я не знаю/ я занят …

2021-01-24: I hope some day I will have published a web page as awesome as Bruno Simon. Got there looking at his …

2021-01-24: I feel almost like Angus MacGyver when I push “ok” on my remote to keep TV from turning itself …

2021-01-23: For future reference for myself when I search how to create an Alfred - Productivity App for macOS …

2021-01-23: This is what +3 and rain does to winter wonderland…

2021-01-23: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 23 Today’s words are topical: Митинг в Якутске. Там мороз -50 градусов. pic.twitter.com/d9LoPmS6p7 …

2021-01-22: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 22 After three weeks(?) of nice winter we got a rain and +3℃. What else can you say than: “мокро и …

2021-01-21: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 21 Day 21, we need caffeine to power through blizzard. “где мой каппучино?” “Where is my cappuccino?” …

2021-01-20: 3x365 Russian words, day 20 Already day 20! I think some kind of review day will be needed soon but at least today we’ll go with …

2021-01-20: Celebrating this moment Diamond Joe style with a can of beer Biden Says Life Better Than It Was 4 …

2021-01-20: My mom died just a couple of weeks before Trump got elected and I now just remembered that watching …

2021-01-20: Kissanpolkka, Flohwalzer... This Wikipedia article on Flohwalzer is amazing in many ways but, but Sweden, what on Earth? …

2021-01-19: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 19 Today we go with small talk about weather: “какая сегодня погода?” “How is the weather today?” …

2021-01-19: Quick test of something…

2021-01-18: Some brave football (soccer) kids practicing while it was -7℃ 🥶

2021-01-18: 3x365 Russian Words, day 18 Today we get along with easy sentence: “хочу шоколадку” “I want (some) chocolate” “Haluan suklaata” …

2021-01-17: 3x365 Russian words, day 17 New tools to the toolbox, ways to ask for linguistic advice: ”Как сказать по-русски” ”how do you say …

2021-01-17: Some brave people walked and ski’d on sea ice already.

2021-01-16: It was another glorius, sunny day in Helsinki today

2021-01-16: 3x365 Finnish(!) words, Day 16 As I said in Timo Koola · 3x365 Russian Words, Day 16 we have separate lesson for Finnish today. Our …

2021-01-16: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 16 Today we needed separate Russian and Finnish classes (see next post). My spouse is several years …

2021-01-15: 3x365 Words of Russian, Day 15 Like yesterday Timo Koola · 3x365 Russian Words, Day 14 - Small-talk! and tomorrow we learned some …

2021-01-15: So pretty, so -22 centigrade 🥶🥶🥶

2021-01-14: It was very beautiful today, if a tad bit too cold for my liking. Went from -13℃ to almost -19℃ now …

2021-01-14: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 14 - Small-talk! Today, tomorrow we will do some small-talk bits in Russian and Finnish. “Как дела? - Хорошо.” …

2021-01-14: All my kids are now in double-digits. Lately idea of adding a new member of family in form of a …

2021-01-13: 3x365 Russian Words, day 13 Today’s phrase is topical: “везде сугробы!” “(There are) snowbanks everywhere” “Lumikinoksia …

2021-01-13: I think winter 20/21 will be “when I was a kid…” moments my kids will tell their grandchildren …

2021-01-12: Read: To Sell is Human by Daniel H. Pink 📚 I completed first book of 2021 already few days ago (but then again started it in 2020 🙃) To Sell is …

2021-01-12: New weather, who dis?

2021-01-12: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 12 Today’s phrase is again winter related: “карман моей зимней куртки” “Pocket of my winter …

2021-01-12: I think almost all headphone reviews miss the point that makes Airpods succesful. Yes, I can find …

2021-01-12: Found this interesting The Play, the points, and the biggest lie in software. Been thinking about …

2021-01-11: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 11 Today’s sentence is: “мои зимние ботинки” “My winter shoes” “Mun talvikengät” (this is …

2021-01-10: This photo was taken by my brother a week ago in Hämeenlinna

2021-01-10: 3x365 Russian words, day 10 Day 10 we spent a lot of time concentrating on pronunciation. I have trouble with Russian sounds “ж” …

2021-01-09: Today was a sunny, crisp winter day and kids got to slide down a hill on a sled.

2021-01-09: 3x365 words, day 9 Today, no time for full Russian lesson, so going to teach myself some numbers. 1, 2, 3 I already …

2021-01-08: 3x365 Russian words, day 8 Todays words come from a sentence: ”I am baking (cinnamon buns)” ”Minä leivon pullaa” ”Я пеку …

2021-01-08: Preaching to the choir, but You should start a blog today : hamatti.org. Good points, even if one …

2021-01-07: 3x365 Russian Words, Day 7 Again something lifted from the real life - goes well together with day 4. “извини, что накричал” …

2021-01-07: My kids suggested following alternatives to WhatsApp: Discord E-mail Paper letters I guess that …

2021-01-07: I wish (external) Magic keyboard came with a fingerprint scanner. I love the MBP scanner, but in …

2021-01-07: I wonder if anyone is using something like Slack or Discord for family communications?

2021-01-07: I think I finally will have to start migrating away from Facebook properties. Facebook itself will …

2021-01-07: I missed most of the yesterday’s events being busy elsewhere but 💔 for USA. Populists flirting …

2021-01-06: Filed under: sloppy game level design in the real world. Unjustified pumping station in a corner of …

2021-01-06: 3x365 Russian words, day 6 Today’s sentence and words are: “не забудь вернуть подушки” “Älä unohda palauttaa tyynyjä” …

2021-01-05: 3x365 Russian words, Day 5 Today’s words are: ты - you (singular) - sinä новый - new - uusi телефон - a phone - puhelin We …

2021-01-05: Daily snowy forest photo from Alppiruusupuisto, Helsinki

2021-01-04: 3x365 Russian words, day 4 Three daily Russian words today form a sentence: “кто здесь шумит?”, in Finnish “kuka meluaa …

2021-01-04: Toying around with wide lens in a snowy forest.

2021-01-03: Three Russian words for the day налево - to the left - vasemmalle направо - to the right - oikealle …

2021-01-03: We have snow! Amazing how much more light there is now

2021-01-02: 365x3 Russian words, day 2 Turns out spoken Russian is like spoken French. One needs to learn it with ears not eyes (of course …

2021-01-02: I am pretty sure this is the oldest standing signpost in Helsinki 🙃. Spotted on my walk today, it …

2021-01-01: 365 x 3 words Started a three words a day year with my spouse. She will teach me three words of Russian every day …

2021-01-01: New year’s walk past our little waterfall. We should have a proper winter coming at us on Sunday, …

2020-12-31: Hindsight is 2020 I am this blog post away from 2020 being completed for me. I won’t be missing this year and …

2020-12-30: Quick walk with new shoes. This was the most snow I saw.

2020-12-29: I wish Apple had its own, solid password manager with family sharing. I love 1password but it has so …

2020-12-29: Run iTerm in Rosetta(2) Daily tech tip from a random SO answer. One can run iTerm over Rosetta which pretty much takes away …

2020-12-29: Current weather: wet

2020-12-28: Another waterfall photo to conclude the busiest microblogging day for me ever.

2020-12-28: I am worried about options and competition in traditional, micro-computer style Personal Computers …

2020-12-28: Thing that I encountered through CodePen newsletter css-doodle. Is very nice. Maybe some day I will …

2020-12-28: I think I might need to publish my very simple Chrome browser plugin to create markdown link for a …

2020-12-28: Completed: City of illusions by Ursula K. Le Guin 📚 This was the final fiction book of the year, another Hainish Cycle book that I liked a lot. It tells …

2020-12-28: First impression of M1 Macbook Pro Never get M1 Mac unless you are ready to replace every Mac in your household. Have my work stuff on …

2020-12-28: I am person who thinks in lists, processes, check-lists, and templates. I wonder if writing a …

2020-12-28: For me definite end of Christmas proper is when the pizza 🍕 is delivered on the first week day after …

2020-12-28: Read: We Burnt $72K testing Firebase + Cloud Run and almost went Bankrupt I am all in on cloud and on serverless and this kind of thing keeps me awake at night. Turns out, …

2020-12-28: Very anxiously waiting for my new M1 Macbook Pro that is scheduled to arrive today.

2020-12-28: Gearing up for winter - getting merino wool under pants and shirt and winter boots with studs …

2020-12-28: Current snow conditions: almost

2020-12-28: What would be a minimal app with terminal shortcuts to play mp3s on a Mac? Default music client …

2020-12-27: Started reading: To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink 📚

2020-12-25: My daughter has a very cool office corner.

2020-12-21: The shortest day of the year made even shorter by a grey sky

2020-12-20: I find iPhone Pro night mode fascinating even if results are perhaps a little too algorithm-y. …

2020-12-19: Apple TV has a Mariah Carey’s Christmas Special. This. This is awesome.

2020-12-17: Read: City of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin 📚 Completed: Planet Of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin 📚 A second story in Hainish cycle. Novella length (a …

2020-12-17: Another reminder that CSS is not that hard and things that were difficult are nowadays easy to …

2020-12-14: Going through my old tweets and it seems I have many cat related hot-takes. (Yes, I am a dog person)

2020-12-13: True Horror Been going through my tweets archive in order to build a static blog around the content. Mostly …

2020-12-13: Currently reading: Planet Of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin 📚. This followed by City of Illusions will …

2020-12-13: Guess which movie we saw yesterday. 😬

2020-12-12: No snow, clouds low but weather is pleasant.

2020-12-11: It is that time of year. Finnish joulutorttu (puff pastry with plum marmelade)

2020-12-11: Read 📚: ”Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon and ”The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power” by Christopher Avery Completed two 📕 books this week: ”Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon and ”The …

2020-12-10: I like how Amos Rex museum’s entrance looks like at dark with its neon light glow

2020-12-09: I love Hover, but I wish there was a way to export DNS records as a text file (and if there is and I …

2020-12-09: Github has a very delightful toggle for switching between light and dark mode. Need to dig into its …

2020-12-09: I wonder if anyone has written a good instructions alt texts from the viewpoint of someone who …

2020-12-09: This cool and useful website teaching (e.g.) scientific notation is refreshingly 1998 Scientific …

2020-12-09: Favourite thing about this WFH year has been ability to go out for a walk at lunchtime. I have a …

2020-12-08: Spotted this CSS styling of Accessible Custom Toggle Switch from CodePen newsletter. Looks very …

2020-12-08: Disney+ has a full album length(and some more material) play through/documentary of Taylor Swift’s …

2020-12-08: A great sentence from ”Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon It’s not light oozing through …

2020-12-08: Sadly eye-rolling emoji was not available in the personalization options. I kind of had decided to …

2020-12-07: Looks interesting, need to read it later: Sentia Techblog | AWS re:Invent 2020 Day 3: Optimizing …

2020-12-07: Advent of code moving from “fun” to “this feels like work”. I wish my code …

2020-12-07: It is 3.30pm and sun set 15 minutes ago. Luckily, we got a full day of sunshine today.

2020-12-06: Happy 103th birthday Finland 🇫🇮. One of the weirder ones of recent history but vaccine is hopefully …

2020-12-05: I’ve seen a lot of snow in my life but never experienced ‘thundersnow’ (Scotland - …

2020-12-03: Thinking of publishing my old tweets archive as a simple blog and now going through some horribly …

2020-12-03: Saving this one for a later read. How Amazon uses formal methods when building AWS: …

2020-12-03: This tool looks very interesting: a browser plugin to extract Tailwind CSS code for elements on a …

2020-12-03: Today’s Day 3 - Advent of Code 2020 task tripped me right in the beginning (off-by-one, sigh), but …

2020-12-02: Today’s Day 2 - Advent of Code 2020 gave me already more headache. Used from functools import …

2020-12-02: Testing iPhone 12 Pro in nightish conditions

2020-12-02: I for one love to dive into Spotify Stories of the year people are sharing. I always find new stuff …

2020-12-02: Nose of the God This goal is dubbed “Nose of the God” by Finnish media. Went directly to Finnish sports history …

2020-12-01: CSS and User Font Size Preference This quote gets me every time: there are more users who adjust their default font size in browser …

2020-12-01: Reading it because I am going through the excellent Learn Eleventy From Scratch - Piccalilli course …

2020-12-01: This is interesting post about how to defer loading of some CSS Modern Asynchronous CSS Loading | …

2020-12-01: WDIBI VI: Aggressively Automate your Workflow Last time I touched upon the subject I wrote about downright avoiding additional code - because …

2020-12-01: I don’t think I’ve ever used reduce function in a way that I didn’t end up …

2020-12-01: I usually avoid puzzle type of coding challenges but at least Day 1 - Advent of Code 2020 was very …

2020-11-30: I know M1 Macbook Pro isn’t really cheaper its predecessor was but still felt cheaper. I gave …

2020-11-30: Offensive New Customer Discounts There must be a way for companies to offer new customer discounts without it being downright …

2020-11-30: This year has reinforced my belief in ownership of my own content. I am at most a visitor on social …

2020-11-29: I do have a winter tires for my bike but now that working from home is the default option again, I …

2020-11-28: Every now and then I check my progress in learning Chinese characters. While I may lack innate grasp …

2020-11-28: I am already thinking of the future point in time I will not wear a mask for shopping or a train or …

2020-11-27: I thought “misclick” really should be “mistap” when our primary computing devices are …

2020-11-27: Instagram, goodbye to the last good social media? I don’t get the changes in Instagram lately. What is it that Instagram wants me to do and what …

2020-11-26: Next up on my reading list is ”The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon📕. Then will …

2020-11-26: Read: Excession by Iain M. Banks 📚 Finished ”Excession” by Iain M. Banks. After the ”The Player of Games” this is my favourite so far …

2020-11-26: Finnish railways adjusted their info screens and I don’t get how this passed any reviews. Text size …

2020-11-26: My favourite part of Thanksgiving: prime time (American rules) football on a weekday.

2020-11-26: When was the last time you didn’t know what time it is? I mean for hours you didn’t need …

2020-11-25: My bedside setup was upgraded from regular Qi-charger to MagSafe one. One sentence review: …

2020-11-25: Generally, I try to buy stuff that I’ve already planned to get as a Christmas gift or digital …

2020-11-25: My first Black Friday purchase of the year was a pro access for year to Meng To’s designcode …

2020-11-25: Solving a bug with multiple sources calling one function and that function trying to combine the …

2020-11-24: Filed under - something I read about CSS today: Animating a mobile menu | letorey.co.uk

2020-11-24: I’ve been meaning to write a blog post “everyone is a beginner” but I don’t need to …

2020-11-24: Good service, Smiley service Provision is a hard word to drop into a natural blog post. All I say that big part of a great …

2020-11-23: Learning languages I really would like to start learning a new language. Four years in I have a good continuous …

2020-11-23: Which M1 Mac? I have hard time deciding which way to go with M1 macs. Air probably would be the long lasting one, …

2020-11-23: Kid broke a phone and we needed to set a time and place for our meeting (to get a new phone of …

2020-11-23: This principle is probably formalized or named by someone, but got bitten again by it: one should …

2020-11-23: Tried to capture a group of kindergarten kids playing but they are tiny. Weather has been very, very …

2020-11-22: We briefly crossed the border of winter Friday but now back to relatively warm weather

2020-11-21: Christmas Light City

2020-11-21: One day of winter was followed by another warm and wet storm day. November darkness upon us like a …

2020-11-20: I opened teletext this morning (old habits die really hard) and my kid asked if that service exists …

2020-11-20: Tail ends of a very late summer storm fade away and turned first into snow and then we get sun ❤️

2020-11-19: It is possible we are going to set up the Christmas tree already today. I love Christmas time, I …

2020-11-19: Today I fought Python requests or rather Jira API library in an environment with a hand-crafted …

2020-11-18: Reading a delightful Piccalilli newsletter and found this two gems: A Single Div CSS art and …

2020-11-18: Dependence on email means that I have to keep up renewing a domain I really don’t need nor …

2020-11-17: Speaking of CSS. Today I’ve read this CSS tricks article on gradients: A Complete Guide to CSS …

2020-11-17: Hmm, I’ve so far ignored the bookmarking feature of micro.blog but suddenly realized I could perhaps …

2020-11-17: I’ve thought of moving from Spotify to Apple Music, mainly for consolidating invoices, but kids have …

2020-11-16: This made me laugh out loud (1) Douglas Merrill on Twitter: “@tom_nuttall When the first …

2020-11-16: Today I will try to teach myself CSS flexbox. If I had more energy I would work on my first proper …

2020-11-16: I wonder what would be the best way to improve “SEO” on my micro.blog blog? I wish it was the first …

2020-11-16: Read: Every Layout by Heydon Pickering & Andy Bell Read a very nice book about foundations of CSS lay outing (think box model and centering, not …

2020-11-16: Read a book so far into the night that my memory failed me and forgot to write a #mbnov post. Trying …

2020-11-14: I both love spooky movies and I also am terrible at handling them. I am soon 50 and still sleep with …

2020-11-13: I guess I am too sleepy to watch through Lost World: Jurassic Park II, but it won’t stop me from …

2020-11-12: Hard to decide what to wear when most days are ”unseasonally warm” as they nowadays are and some …

2020-11-11: In recent days I’ve used a lot of Amazon Polly and Mac’s say command to generate speech. I …

2020-11-10: Bring it on!

2020-11-10: Reading ”Excession” by Iain M. Banks and this sentence: An Outside Context Problem was the sort of …

2020-11-10: WDIBI V: Avoid Adding Code In principle, I believe that as a programmer I should write as few lines of code as possible. Line …

2020-11-10: Early morning Chinese lesson about to start. I hope when I am an elderly person all this brain …

2020-11-09: WDIBI IV: Be Conservative - Except Sometimes Today, in “What do I believe in as a developer” I will shortly lay ground for next few days with two …

2020-11-09: My Python setup This post is mostly used to document my current Python setup before I get my next Mac where I am …

2020-11-09: Sun is shining, sold a long project, there is a working vaccine for Covid and orange menace is gone. …

2020-11-08: Did something very simple today with AWS Amplify: Timo Koola Picture. Thinking of writing a blog …

2020-11-08: Bind was one of those words I needed a dictionary check on. Not that I didn’t know the primary …

2020-11-08: Bad week - Good weekend This week was so stressful I dropped everything from blogging to even not reading a book for three …

2020-11-07: Feels like my balloon has been inflated

2020-11-05: In other news, HJK Helsinki won the Finnish football championship for men for the 30th time making …

2020-11-05: Just in case it comes necessary for anyone, Finland is having a lottery of free relocation packages …

2020-11-05: Git vs. Mercurial Discussed about how Git won (especially against Mercurial I was a huge fan of) with a friend (don’t …

2020-11-05: For no particular reason this is what I’ve learned on how I can deal with bullies: never stoop …

2020-11-04: I must say I am this close to loving the 🍑 state.

2020-11-04: Too tired today for anything useful but at least near to being somewhat happy.

2020-11-04: Yes, this is what one would expect from 2020.

2020-11-03: Personal Projects - DoD Do you have a “Definition of Done” Definition of Done by one of the Scrum institutions for your …

2020-11-03: WDIBI III: Embrace the Platform Jumping around in my list of SW related foundational beliefs I picked up today: Embrace the Platform …

2020-11-03: I feel gloomy and pessimistic today, both hope and dread US will astonish us today one way or the …

2020-11-02: What are the things you want to see in a book review or a book recommendation? Personally, I am …

2020-11-02: I have been very tense for last week or so and only realized what it was about when found out that I …

2020-11-02: Weird day, I have no book in progress (apart from Smoke and Mirrors audiobook). I have several …

2020-11-02: WDIBI II: Choose Speed Yesterday I wrote about fun WDIBI I: Programming should be fun // Timo Koola. Today I am going to …

2020-11-02: Busy day today, both customer and own company needs love and care today. Taking care of chores first …

2020-11-01: Book 📚 update Haven’t had a book update for a while, and have read four books since the last one. First, I …

2020-11-01: WDIBI I: Programming should be fun I think there is a certain sub-population of programmers that think one should be programming also …

2020-11-01: SW Developer: What do I believe in I have had a What do you Believe in as a SW Developer? // Timo Koola blog post brewing in me for …

2020-11-01: Further away this looked like a yellow balloon hovering in air. Gave me Pennywise vibes 😰

2020-11-01: Nov 1st feels

2020-11-01: Nov 1st and despite the dreary weather I saw someone jog in a short sleeve and shorts. I salute that …

2020-10-30: I like these whatever they are in Hyväntoivonpuisto park in Helsinki.

2020-10-30: Whenever I see fog I remember someone telling me it is just universe is doing some heavy rendering …

2020-10-29: Helsinki subway system is not impressive in any way - about 25km of tracks in Y-shape. But at least …

2020-10-28: So much yellow

2020-10-28: Amazon.se opened and while I am thinking what it means for Finland I got stuck at ”acceptera kakor” …

2020-10-25: Autumn, normal time is here. Trying to cope with idea of 4.40pm sunset

2020-10-25: I am not much of a baseball person but got to see last few innings of the last night’s game and that …

2020-10-24: Reading book version of Every Layout by Andy Bell and Heydon Pickering and I love this quote …

2020-10-23: Usually Disney is the company does internationalizations 100% correct. Dubbing of movies for …

2020-10-20: And this one made me laugh out loud Dead Broets Society: The Story Behind the Strange and …

2020-10-20: This story made me chuckle Canadian town of Asbestos chooses new name - World news - The Guardian

2020-10-19: Are there formal rules for SpongeBob capitalisation “LiKe ThIs”?

2020-10-19: My brother sent me this this morning 🥶 (from Hämeenlinna, Finland). Somehow we went directly from …

2020-10-18: Saving this for later reading - apparently zero based indexing came after one based indexing …

2020-10-18: Learned a new word today: ha-ha

2020-10-17: Crisp beautiful days but nights are getting cold

2020-10-17: Sunrise in Helsinki in 20 minutes but it is not dark anymore.

2020-10-16: I wonder why getting payments through to Apple is so darn difficult. Pretty much only retailer I …

2020-10-15: Have picked up both “Barrayar” and “Use of Weapons” but my new Scriptable addiction is eating …

2020-10-15: Haven’t made a 📚update even if I completed two books. Promise to get back to those over the …

2020-10-15: New Scriptable widget showing departures on the closest bus stop down the street or near the …

2020-10-14: The part of Espoo, Finland where I go to visit my customer is not the prettiest but at least today …

2020-10-13: Another day, another Scriptable widget. This time it is a random HSK 3 grammar item from Chinese …

2020-10-13: I hear a pacific blue iPhone Pro Max screaming my name.

2020-10-13: I was thinking no sports today but then remembered my favourite sports event - new iPhone release is …

2020-10-13: Rainbow just before sunset in Espoo, Finland today.

2020-10-13: Node.js snippet for quick json creation from scraped webpage Just a quick snippet to build up a json file of all the HSK 3 grammar points in Chinese Grammar Wiki …

2020-10-13: No filters needed Autumn from the weekend at Aulanko, Hämeenlinna

2020-10-12: Ok, I am very late to the party but Scriptable app is amazing! Just created a widget and a Siri …

2020-10-12: My brother has entertained me today with question: what would the localized versions of “no shit …

2020-10-09: I wonder if there is a name to feeling that there is something that you can well afford but because …

2020-10-04: Online text to iOS widget? I wonder if some app already comes with following: post a text online, have that text appear on an …

2020-10-02: Today four years ago my mom died unexpectedly. Time is a great healer but still miss the greatest …

2020-10-02: I think I’ve said it before but I think sidebar for year 2020 of a future history book will be …

2020-10-02: I like new looks of micro.blog clients. Very clean

2020-09-27: I don’t want to celebrate early but pipenv seems to resolve many of the issues I have had with …

2020-09-27: One year since I closed my main Twitter account. Not sure I can measure the benefits properly with …

2020-09-26: Colours of autumn are here

2020-09-24: A cool, foggy sunrise from Tapiola, Espoo. Things you can only catch on a bike commute

2020-09-22: I told my kids to download Widgetsmith but they already had done it. Turns out, people are very …

2020-09-22: Those ”this day in xxxx” features can be so - for the lack of a better word - cruel. Now some …

2020-09-21: Live footage* of our robot overlords taking their first steps in world domination (or mowing the …

2020-09-20: Read: “Midnight in Chernobyl” 📚 by Adam Higginbotham Completed “Midnight in Chernobyl” 📚 by Adam Higginbotham. Most of the time I thought that I should …

2020-09-18: Let’s see how this GIF iOS Photos created works. This was a nice summer day in Saarijärvi, Finland …

2020-09-17: I like palindromes but never seen anything like this 🤯 Su Hui: The Ancient Chinese Palindrom Poet | …

2020-09-17: 🤞for iOS 14 update. I have not used the betas but now going to take a deep dive with 14.0

2020-09-15: Mac expectations If I was Apple and coming out with Apple Silicon Macs, I would come out with $799 12” Macbook …

2020-09-15: Good morning from Helsinki. Summer is gone, sun rises just before seven

2020-09-14: Programming comes with days that you can’t get a three line code change to compile and you …

2020-09-14: I work and write mostly in English and I still constantly think how I will never master it like I do …

2020-09-13: My family goes through lightning cables at such pace I might as well have a monthly subscription

2020-09-10: The Athletic has a €/$1 per month offer in celebration of their one million subscriptions. Now I …

2020-09-10: Whatever I have saved on events, dining and travel this year has been given to providers of …

2020-09-09: CSS-Tricks, Chris Coyier: All the Ways to Make a Web Component is an interesting comparison on …

2020-09-07: Next book 📚 I will now visit Chernobyl again with “Midnight in Chernobyl” by Adam Higginbotham. I …

2020-09-07: Read: Memory Called Empire 📚 Today I completed “Memory Called Empire” by Arkady Martine (audiobook version). This book got …

2020-09-07: Another link to read later is this UICollectionView summary by Swift by Sundelll Building modern …

2020-09-07: This blog post about shell scripting looks very good, need to go through it and its links.

2020-09-06: Read: Colour of Magic Turns out “Colour of Magic” 📚 by Terry Pratchett was a quick read. While I am not 100% of the …

2020-09-05: Rainy day today so will have time to continue my journey on 100 days of SwiftUI, now on day 26. I …

2020-09-04: Currently reading: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett 📚 I am now 50 pages in and not completely …

2020-09-04: Books, books, books Speaking of books. I am already thinking what would be the main theme for me in books 📖 2021. This …

2020-09-04: Read: Shards of Honor  📖 Because at every once in a while one needs to read a space opera, I picked up Shards of Honor by …

2020-09-04: I think I found my next word lists to study: What important words are missing from TOCFL? | Hacking …

2020-09-04: This is an excellent feature of the web platform Help users change passwords easily by adding a …

2020-09-03: My favourite kind of programming blog post is the kind that offers a peek into someone’s …

2020-09-03: Also read: Should you learn the pronunciation of radicals? | Hacking Chinese

2020-09-03: For later reading: 10 lesser-known Web APIs you may want to use

2020-08-24: Summer Reading Summary Book Update I’ve read a couple of books since the last time I wrote about them and I forced …

2020-08-20: Going to be tested for Corona today (luckily this should be just in case test) and not sure if I …

2020-08-20: Totally stole this thought from someone but good thing about getting old is that every screen is now …

2020-08-16: Foam Reading about different kinds of advanced note taking strategies, frameworks, and tools after …

2020-08-14: I’ve lived five years without a dishwasher and after getting one I feel like I have a British butler …

2020-08-12: I have made my peace with Firefox changes, but absolutely shocked about laying off the MDN team. I …

2020-08-07: How to build a nuclear warning for 10,000 years’ time - BBC Future. I am a sucker for stories like …

2020-08-06: I wonder if anyone else has seen (or rather not seen) an issue with Twitter images? It is like they …

2020-08-04: I just suddenly remembered very Canadian Stockphotos Gallery | CIRA and started laughing

2020-07-30: Very much enjoying the new Taylor Swift album. The best of her after “Red” and “1989”

2020-07-25: Reading through excellent A Best in Class iOS App by Jordan Morgan

2020-07-25: I remember we talked about analysis paralysis when I was a junior developer. Haven’t heard that term …

2020-07-17: Reading Your blog doesn’t need a JavaScript framework /// Iain Bean while itching to go try Eleventy …

2020-07-14: ”On Top Of Everything, Man’s Allergies Also Acting Up” This hits home. Thanks every tree making my throat itch in an anxiety inducing way. On Top Of …

2020-07-14: I have had very busy two weeks moving between apartments but now finally a first day I can do stuff …

2020-06-26: Read: Consider Phlebas and Rocannon's World Book update: Finished reading both Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks and Rocannon’s World by …

2020-06-26: I may be easily distracted by candy but I think MacOS Big Sur looks very nice. I acknowledge the …

2020-06-25: I am inexplicably intrigued by the upcoming Eurovision Netflix comedy Movie Review: Netflix’s …

2020-06-24: What do you Believe in as a SW Developer? Lately I’ve pondered the following question: what are the things that I believe in as a …

2020-06-24: Nice quick help if one needs to handle RTL languages like Arabic in UIs with zero understanding of …

2020-06-24: This is a great list of things that are new for SwiftUI at Hacking with Swift: What’s new in SwiftUI …

2020-06-22: Very much enjoyed both the delivery and the content of WWDC keynote.

2020-06-22: Today’s digital purchase was “Learn Eleventy From Scratch” course by Andy Bell. Very …

2020-06-22: As someone who got in to Macs with PowerBook G4 I am very interested to hear how ARM transition is …

2020-06-22: Filed under “some day I will be looking for CSS grid reference/cheat sheet” Grid Cheatsheet

2020-06-17: I wonder what happened to Playdate December Update? I was quite intrigued about the idea but no …

2020-06-09: Read: Among Others, Ancillary Justice, Catastrophe 1914 Seems I have missed an update on books I’ve read recently. Among Others by Jo Walton is an …

2020-05-29: Smart-TV Features Scored for a Busy Product Manager For second time in about a year I am buying a TV. This time I am looking to add a smallish TV to my …

2020-05-26: Read: Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick Completed Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. Rarely I do complain that book was too short but …

2020-05-25: Couple of esoteric styling options for your web pages: LaTeX.css — Make your website look like a …

2020-05-25: Updated my list of The Incomparable episodes for Hugo and Nebula nominees with the latest The …

2020-05-22: Another blog post with a same “maybe we shouldn’t build all web on SPAs” in Swift by Sundell: Why …

2020-05-22: Reading Second-guessing the modern web - macwright.org and re-examining many of my own assumptions. …

2020-05-22: Read: Dune + Red Mars On my mission to fill in the blanks on my sci-fi finished reading Frank Herbert’s Dune and Red …

2020-05-20: Read: 7 things you were taught in Chinese class that are actually wrong A list of simplifications one might have heard about learning Chinese language 7 things you were …

2020-05-15: I am terrible at non basic colour names. Violet, lilac, purple, indigo they are all the same for me

2020-05-15: Blue light in this photo of my daughter on her phone. #mbmay colour challenge day 5

2020-05-14: Plenty of green in this summer photo for #mbmay

2020-05-13: Yellow is the colour today #mbmay challenge. I am happy we get to experience all of summer before …

2020-05-12: There is something orange in the #mbmay pic from year 2018. There is also my kid fooling around

2020-05-11: Past Me in Digital? Procrastinating with a site idea and my Twitter archive. Would it make sense to setup a website that …

2020-05-11: Colour-a-day challenge: red. Photos app thinks this is red wine but IIRC this was some Chinese local …

2020-05-08: Reason I’ve been toying with audio and audio programming is that I would like to build …

2020-05-08: Lately been toying around with all kinds of sound stuff from AudioKit - Powerful audio synthesis, …

2020-05-06: The Natural Experiment - 99% Invisible One of those 99 Percent Invisible episodes that are just very much an episode of 99 Percent …

2020-05-06: Reading in May All of a sudden I have four books that I am reading: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (as an …

2020-05-05: Nice concise summary of current changes in upcoming Python release 3.9: Martin Heinz - Personal …

2020-05-04: Read: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell Finished The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. The first 85% I loved the book so much, probably more …

2020-05-04: This looks like an interesting take on Python object model ClassForge is a better object system for …

2020-04-30: Quantum Thief Finished Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (mostly as an audiobook, though I also had it on my Kindle …

2020-04-23: Two quick picks about learning CSS and attitude problems “real developers” seem to have …

2020-04-23: Other quarantine activities: while I have continued my Chinese studies I also picked up basics of …

2020-04-23: Speaking of Sci-fi. I am reading two books now (to be exact the other one is an audio book): Quantum …

2020-04-23: Things that I have learnt while fixing the holes in my sci-fi reading: if you have a mutiny on …

2020-04-23: After finishing all the Expanse out there (before book 9 comes), I have read more Sci-Fi. Finished …

2020-04-23: This is the kind of attention to detail I enjoy very much: Which is better on Android: divide by 2 …

2020-04-15: SwiftUI is very convenient for building up throwaway UIs for testing, prototyping and used as a …

2020-04-07: Bug hunting Amazingly satisfying to hunt down a bug that has been eluding me for a week. Long story short: * If …

2020-04-04: Was almost sure Tiger King wouldn’t live up to the hype, but I was very wrong. I literally said WTF …

2020-04-01: I’ve two short stories left to read but other than that I’ve consumed all of Expanse universe …

2020-03-26: For few days I’ve been thinking what are old normal things I will most relish when I get to do them …

2020-03-18: If times were different I would be jumping to new iPad Pro very soon but now buying one seems very …

2020-03-16: Trying to get a recipe renewed before the second wave of reality hits Finland and I am seeing 503s …

2020-03-16: Today remote work, tomorrow there will be a day at the very empty office with extra precautions, …

2020-03-10: COVID-19 Have not written about COVID-19 as I have trouble integrate my individual level calmness with my …

2020-03-04: Reading: Project LightSpeed Reading Project LightSpeed: Rewriting Messenger to be faster, smaller, and simpler with approving …

2020-03-03: TIL: many birds sunbathe: Hot, Bothered, and Parasite-free: Why Birds Sun Themselves | Audubon

2020-03-02: This I have been thinking about a lot lately: how people treat politics like it was a team sport …

2020-02-26: Reusing pic from January for escape. Take this bridge to escape the city and get into dark forest …

2020-02-25: A lot of roadwork around my home but from the correct angle you just see the winter sun and not the …

2020-02-24: Read something about things very close to my heart: studying, Spaced repetition, and Anki software …

2020-02-24: Reading: Teaching ReactiveX (and a lot of other things) Like Skiing A very good read on why ReactiveX (or Combine) is made unnecessary hard to learn. Teaching ReactiveX …

2020-02-23: Another morning walk in around lake Aulangonjärvi

2020-02-22: Forty years ago today: the greatest moment in ice hockey history The Miracle on Ice - USA vs. USSR. …

2020-02-20: This was an interesting read on migrating from rules based classifier to machine learning based …

2020-02-19: TIL about sips command in macOS. No more imagemagick scripts for resizing a batch of images. Bumped …

2020-02-19: After a long few years of Android use finally back to iPhone (11, 128GB, yellow). The last new …

2020-02-17: Made a search “rest” to my Google Photos and this poster showed up. I have no recollection of …

2020-02-16: Working on a tiny iOS app for myself and waiting for the endless rain to pause so I could hit the …

2020-02-14: Some “warmth” #mbfeb . Sun is still not climbing very high this north, but I can at least imagine it …

2020-02-13: I was today’s year old that I (probably re-)discovered killall command. For long I’ve …

2020-02-11: Long, but interesting read on people of very high age and verifying it Was Jeanne Calment the Oldest …

2020-02-11: Very peculiar IG spam lately. People have copied over bio text of Ulysses Reader (@UlyssesReader) / …

2020-01-27: I love Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast in general but this episode about creation of Seinfeld’s …

2020-01-24: My top one pet peeve is that people don’t put weekdays into their invites. “Please join us on …

2020-01-22: Reading a good summary of all 69 (nice!) Python builtins: Python built-ins worth learning - Trey …

2020-01-21: Very atypical January weather +7 Centigrade and sunshine. If the sun wasn’t so low I’d …

2020-01-17: The Internet of Beefs Interesting but perhaps a bit too long read on Internet battle grounds. Quote Online public spaces …

2020-01-15: Read Goodbye, Clean Code — Overreacted with satisfaction.

2020-01-14: You wake up in your own bedroom. It is dark outside. What are the sounds you can hear? Can you tell …

2020-01-13: SwiftUI snippet to copy text to clipboard Quick SwiftUI snippet to copy text to clipboard by clicking a button: Button(action: { let …

2020-01-10: Putting on my to read list: The Death of the Good Internet Was an Inside Job | The New Republic

2020-01-10: Ugh, writing C code and messing up a header guard (two different headers had the same by accident) …

2020-01-08: Weather in Finland has been horribly non-wintery lately: dark, relatively warm, and snowless. Only …

2020-01-06: Today I am reading: AI won’t save healthcare by Vicki Boykis How things that feel recent are …

2020-01-06: I have been watching Lost along with The Storm: A Pop Culture Podcast but none of the Finnish …

2020-01-06: Occassionally I remember NHL ‘95 NHL 95 PC - Gameplay part 1 of 3 - YouTube and get very nostalgic. …

2020-01-05: GPT-2 meets Christmas carols AI Weirdness • The AI’s Carol Don’t miss the awesome tweet …

2020-01-01: For few days I’ve spent circling this idea: “SW engineer achieves much better results by being …

2020-01-01: Year 2019 in Review My somewhat random top 3 of 2019 Great Sports year This year was in personal terms the best sports …

2020-01-01: Nice, first lunchtime walk of 2020 around Häme castle in Hämeenlinna

2020-01-01: Happy New Year 2020 from Finland! 新年快乐!

2019-12-31: Adding Digitransit API GraphQL to an Swift project This is a step by step instructions on how to add GraphQL API of Finnish public transportation …

2019-12-31: TIL about CBOR — Concise Binary Object Representation | Overview. Need to have a look

2019-12-28: Joy of Missing Out After quitting Twitter I have had my share of FOMO moments but all and all it has been more of a …

2019-12-27: Random TV/Streaming tip: Russian national championships for figure skating are streamed free and …

2019-12-26: Code Kata 4 Just a brief write up on code kata 4 Kata04: Data Munging - CodeKata where the task is to write a …

2019-12-23: Sci-fi that turned real There must be an early 80’s science fiction story where kids of an advanced civilization carry a …

2019-12-20: So many ideas for a post but I feel like I just want to write code on my spare time. Need to …

2019-12-17: This is quite awesome and fun 文言, or wenyan, is an esoteric programming language that closely …

2019-12-17: Putting on my reading list: An Introduction to Complex Systems Science and its Applications — New …

2019-12-17: Reading Why is Not an Accordion - daverupert.com. Shocking tidbit: In a world where 97.8% of sites …

2019-12-12: Code(less) kata 3 Today I am working on (non-coding) Code Kata 3 Kata03: How Big? How Fast? - CodeKata. And I finished …

2019-12-10: Today I am reading: Web Performance Calendar » The unseen performance costs of CSS-in-JS in React …

2019-12-09: Code Kata 2 I now have implemented two different implementations of Code Kata 2 Kata02: Karate Chop - CodeKata. …

2019-12-09: Should I code a bit for fun or go to bed like a responsible adult I am?

2019-12-09: The probably incomplete list of The Incomparable Hugo and Nebula episodes This is mostly for my own reference. I am building a reading list for year 2020 and started to go …

2019-12-08: Swift Code Kata Started my journey in learning Swift coding in earnest today. Eventually I want to be able to …

2019-12-08: Black Friday shopping This year, like many years before, my Black Friday shopping was mostly digital with an exception of …

2019-12-02: I like this deep learning keyboard from AWS One of those “I wish I had time” things would be to make …

2019-12-01: Amazing morning walk in a forest where winter is doing its best to win over the last bits of autumn …

2019-11-28: Flu shot season I think this only happens to you if you are very pedantic like me and non-Native English speaker. …

2019-11-27: All the TVs I regularly see have “attach USB memory device to record”-functionality, but I don’t …

2019-11-27: A first for me in learning Chinese: Spotted a typo (most likely pinyin keyboard error) in a Chinese …

2019-11-27: Bought a mouse for Raspberry Pi setup needs and it turns out nowadays nobody sells plain old mice …

2019-11-25: Adding this “Machine learning systems design” by Chip Huyen to my work related reading list: …

2019-11-25: Q: How do people cultivate and keep track of their ideas? Do you have a note book? Do you have a …

2019-11-25: Something cool I stumbled into today in Twitter: LegraJS a simple Javascript library for making Lego …

2019-11-25: Currently reading My current book queue is themed “read books that went to Amazon Video”. Just finished “The Good …

2019-11-24: Sunday coding Some Sunday coding: created a Chrome browser plugin that copies a title of the current page and its …

2019-11-20: Quick updates: Python 3.8 is now supported run time in AWS Lambda AWS Lambda now supports Python 3.8 …

2019-11-19: Tool in the style of Can I use for checking how your colour combinations work for different kind of …

2019-11-19: Another Chinese gotcha I had no idea was happening: sometimes you read from right to left instead of …

2019-11-19: Cool in London One of the coolest and most useful uses of modern tech is that Transport for London supports Apple …

2019-11-16: Finland, Finland, Finland Great night in Finland yesterday as Finland’s men qualify for a major tournament first time …

2019-11-15: Reading: The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising I am late to the party but very impressed with The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online …

2019-11-15: Big Day Today in Finland Big day for Finnish sports today. First ever qualification for major tournament for men’s …

2019-11-13: Turns out my next laptop will cost more than 4000 euros. Apology accepted, Apple

2019-11-12: I love how nowadays there is a separate selection of non-alcoholic and low alcohol beer in grocery …

2019-11-12: Feeling a sting reading this blog post titled The Department of Useless Images . Just intentionally …

2019-11-07: This is what greeted me this morning in Helsinki. Not quite ready for winter yet…

2019-11-05: From simplified to traditional Started adding traditional Chinese characters to my learning queue and it seems to be the thing I …

2019-11-03: Tech the best vs. the one you love There are plenty of tech that you have to work with because you know they are the best tool for the …

2019-11-03: TwIL: if you are checking a list of passenger with a paper list, carry a pen. Surprisingly easy to …

2019-10-31: Interesting article (and data!) about how Lionel Messi is the greatest football/soccer player and …

2019-10-30: What kind of pre-automobile horse owner would ask for a faster horse?

2019-10-25: quietly whispers in corner CSS these days is pretty awesome and easy

2019-10-23: Extermely funny video of two simulated cars run by reinforcement learning agents fight over a …

2019-10-23: Funny mangled squirrel panorama from Central Park

2019-10-23: Speaking of automated panoramas. Sometimes they are pure magic like this one it created from a …

2019-10-23: First pic from my trip to NYC last week. This is a Google Photos automatic panorama of Manhattan …

2019-10-22: So frustrated with my bad BT headphones (currently on Android, dreaming of changing to special chip …

2019-10-07: CSS, I have no excuses for not knowing you better I am not very good at CSS, yet occasionally I need to venture into doing it and I always feel …

2019-10-04: My personal hot-take on foldables like upcoming Surface devices is that they are never going to be a …

2019-10-01: Interesting, cinnamon flavoured Coke

2019-09-29: Another pic from my morning walk. This sewer is a cross between something from movie “It” and the …

2019-09-29: Took a pic from my morning walk looking east over Lake Aulangonjärvi in Hämeenlinna, Finland

2019-09-24: Lately I’ve found out that I don’t really enjoy coffee. Pondering what my options are, …

2019-09-23: One of the things Apple really nails and doesn’t get noticed perhaps as much as it should is …

2019-09-20: Another note to myself: I need to collect printf-formatting cheat sheet or rather Unix command line …

2019-09-18: KHL ice hockey referees announce video calls with a PA system that have this Russian art film feel …

2019-09-16: This automatic 3D Ken Burns effect from a single image is 🤯

2019-09-16: I woke up at 4am for airport reasons. I feel like I only have energt to write some Linkedin updates …

2019-09-13: 中秋节快乐!

2019-09-12: Just a reminder to myself that I will write about running PlantUML some day

2019-09-11: Things I learn about writing software over and over again: Check and log error values you receive, …

2019-09-10: Apple Arcade and new iPad are both very easy buys for me

2019-09-09: I found this web page element pretty funny. It says: Psst! Main menu can be found here I can …

2019-09-09: List of leeches as of September 2019 This is my “leeches” list of Chinese characters I have hard time getting into my head …

2019-09-09: I will test out a lot during the following days what kind of things I want to publish here, have …

2019-09-09: Hello World!