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Two years with my Surface Go

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The daily look into my OneDrive app showed me a photograph this morning: Of my Microsoft Surface Go with its accessories. Because two years ago today, I received and set up this device on which I’m typing this text right now. So for two years now, the Surface Go has been with me in my everyday life, taking on the role that my laptop had before.

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Programming is a really useful skill

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I started programming in elementary school when my parents gave me a programming book aimed at children. Since then, I can’t imagine my life without programming. The days during the year when I don’t program something are very rare.

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Writing as self-therapy

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My blog has this feature to open a random post. One of over 900 on my English blog alone. I think I’ve mentioned before that I like to use this feature to browse a bit through my thoughts from a few years ago.

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My August ‘21 in Review

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Actually, I had planned to write my monthly review only tomorrow, but it would be stupid to interrupt this routine. So here is a short overview of what was going on in August:

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About my new watch: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

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In response to my teasing post about my new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, James suggested I share my experience with the watch on my blog and asked what my reasons are for wearing a smartwatch. So here is my answer.

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My new Code Server: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT

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Yesterday I read this article by Vincent Warmerdam describing his new home setup. He uses an Intel NUC running Linux, which he can program on well, and accesses it via his laptop or a Mac using Visual Studio Code.

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I moved my files to OneDrive

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Probably some readers will now think about this post: “What’s wrong with you? Where have your ideals and principles gone? Microsoft is evil!” But why do I actually have to justify myself? I have my reasons and I am free in what I can and cannot do.

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My July ‘21 in Review

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Now the end of July has already arrived. Another month over, another monthly review to read.

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My June ‘21 in Review

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So, now June is also over already. Already half of the year reached – crazy. So here’s my review of the past 30 days and what else is on my mind:

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My May ‘21 in Review

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And the next month is over, May. What happened? From my point of view not very much.

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