· Hamburg, Germany · #

Tomorrow we are moving to apartment No. 2 here in Hamburg. High time I praised a wonderful device that has woken us up for the past four weeks: The Philips DC220/12 radio alarm clock (top left). What a coincidence that this apartment came with the perfect companion for my trusted modded 5th gen iPod (bottom)!

For me (and a gazillion other people, I’m sure), the whole iPod nostalgia was sparked by the movie Baby Driver (top right) and writer/director Edgar Wright’s own gusto for music and retro tech.

I own two modded iPods and one is usually part of my EDC:

I can highly recommend breathing life into your old iPods by modding them. The 5th gen iPods’ music chip is concidered top of its class. Check out iFlash’s compatibility page and see for yourself what’s possible.

· Hamburg, Germany · #

I stumbled upon an old SitePoint article of mine while cleaning up my GitHub repositories. And I thought I could collect the four articles I wrote here for later reference. For me they are an emotional testament of a time when I was contemplating becoming a web development evangelist 😎

From my author bio:

He loves traveling, writing, music, and building stuff that helps people.

Yup—still true!

· Hamburg, Germany · #

If you live in Germany and are concerned about the Freedom of Information Act in this country, please consider donating to Frag den Staat, a nonprofit organization of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany that “brings light into the darkness of the authorities.” I am not affiliated with them, but I follow and admire their work since I became a mentor with Jugend Hackt, another OKFDE venture.

They just released their latest art print as an additional goody for a 250€ donation—and it is a beauty!

· Hamburg, Germany · #

Today is Global Climate Strike day! Find your closest rally in Germany or worldwide.

· Hamburg, Germany · #

We are apartment-sitting for friends of ours and will be in Hamburg for the next two months. So this is as good a time as any to tell the internet how much I love this city!

· Hamburg, Germany · #

Learned about the P.A.R.A. method by Tiago Forte which is a great way of organizing digital information. I’ve been using it for work, my bookmarks, and personal projects (like the relaunch of this blog). Separating projects (series of tasks towards a goal with a deadline) and areas of responsibility (ongoing activities to maintain a standard) has been a revelation to me.

· Cologne, Germany · #

Quick praise of my trusty Remarkable 2 as it has become my daily companion for bullet journaling, university, and reading. Using ddvk’s remarkable-hacks for some much-needed additonal functionality and KOReader, a fantastic e-reader app that definitely trumps Remarkable’s built-in reader software in every aspect.

The best thing, though, is hooking up my local COPS server with KOReader as an OPDS source and using it as my own little Kindle eShop—without USB connection or Remarkable cloud.

· Cologne, Germany · #

Got my hands on one of Submodule’s GB01 Cart Readers (as seen on Retro Game Couch and The Retro Future). Dumped all my game cartridges and save games to my Mac and I gotta say—it feels good to play “my” game roms in emulators.