28 Dec 2023
A recent trip to the U.K. showed me the reality of opening the Supercharger network to non-Tesla cars. I hadn’t really seen much of that in Belgium yet, but then I don’t use the Superchargers a lot when I’m close to home. The occupation rate of the stations I tried in the U.K. was higher than before (2021-2022), with anywhere from 25% to 75% of the stalls occupied by other brands. And that is not without its challenges.
01 Dec 2023
It all started with Instagram Reels showing me too many yummy cooking videos. I wanted to try some recipes out myself.
But I didn’t want to have to keep my phone in the kitchen, and I didn’t want to have to keep unlocking it to see the next step.
I wanted to print the recipe out, and have it on the counter while I was cooking.
Wouldn’t it be cool if I could just print that video?
17 Nov 2023
In 2007 I wrote a post “Learning Bulgarian in an Hour” based on this article: How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour. Let’s see how that works out with Hungarian.
01 Jul 2023
I’ve started using my setver bash tool for easy semver versioning of components and projects. One of the design decisions I made back then, is that I would always have a
VERSION.md version file in the root of my project. This file only contains the current version number. This version is also stored in the
package.json (JS) files and git tags, but I wanted a system that also works for my bash projects. In the end, it turns out that was a clever decision.
15 Jan 2023
I have been driving my Tesla Model Y 2021 for almost 18 months now,
and while I do not really suffer from EV Range Anxiety,
I would like to nuance the official range of the Tesla Model Y LR, which is 330 miles / 533km range.
That number very much feels like a theoretical maximum. It is not the number you should have in mind when you’re deciding on the next car to buy.
15 Dec 2022
Post #8 in this bash benchmark series,
measuring the speed of common bash operations.
15 Oct 2022
GitHub Actions, used in countless CI/CD setups, are a good example of the ubiquity of bash scripting. Most of the
run: lines in an Action YML document are nothing but (a sequence of) bash command lines.
15 Sep 2022
Every end of the month, as I spend several hours getting on top of all my receipts, expenses and invoices, scanning barely legible paper tidbits with my phone,
I’m thinking to myself, surely there must be a better way? I mean, we are 2022, after all?
02 May 2022
I have been working on GDPR-related issues recently, and I need to vent a little.
While it might be a good thing that the privacy concerns, that led to GDPR, were raised by
lawyers, unfortunately the implementation was left to lawyers, too.
Let me rant first and talk about a solution afterwards.
19 Apr 2022
Post #7 in this bash benchmark series,
measuring the speed of common bash text manipulations.