It is now a tradition for me to spent the last days of the year with fellow nerds on the chaos communication congress in Hamburg. And as last year I spent lots of time in the RubyTown assembly and wandering around talking to people.
Today I gave a small lightning talk at the Rug::B about Ruby. Basically its a long list of stuff you can do with ruby besides websites.
10 years ago you could spot tourists on the street by their heavy usages of maps. Today this is nearly gone. Most tourists use their phone to find their way around a city. This is only one of the many things that changed since the start of the digital revolution.
Till around two years ago I had tons of subscriptions in my RSS reader. Hundreds of news I had to skim through every day. Then I realized this was neither sustainable nor healthy. I needed to spent less time on skimming through news that did not interest me.
A few months ago I and a few others read over a hundred talk proposals to find the perfect lineup for eurucamp.
In my last post I promised a follow up that explains the setup on my MacBook. And here it is.
Shortly before the 31C3 I started to be interested in mechanical keyboards. They are an important part of what we do as a programmer. We type. A lot. And we all should investigate more into possible options how we want to do it.
Yesterday I talked about state machines on the Berlin Ruby Usergroup.
The 31c3. What an awesome way to end the year 2014. For all of you who don’t know what the 31c3 was: a conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club, Europe’s largest collective of hackers. Four days with over 10.000 people and talks on technology, society and utopia.