- 🦠 The fact that I haven’t updated this page in almost 3 months tells a lot about the time budget for fun things these days. Desperately longing for a real timeout, both in the head and geographically.
- 📐 Enjoy doing doing the redesign for a major client at my day job. Glad to be working with Figma.
- 👨💻 On the freelancing side I get to improve my skills with Statamic CMS on two projects at the same time. Best CMS I’ve ever worked with period.
- 🧘 Got into a meditation habit with Headspace: 63 days streak and counting. Major contribution to stay sane during the madness of a pandemic.
- 🥶 Rediscovered Wim Hof and his method of breathing and cold exposure. I’ve been taking cold showers for 5 days straight and I feel real benefits in terms of energy, motivation and general mood. Doing the breathing exercises regularly just for a couple of days, I was able to hold my breath for 2 minutes (opposed to ~45 before)
- 🦶 With rising temperatures I started to run barefoot again. Nothing beats being on a trails in the morning sun without your shoes on
- 📖 The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User’s Manual. Can’t get enough of this kind of life advice these days
- 🎧 Herr aller Dinge by Andreas Eschbach. Amazing story thus far
- 💻 Sold my 2013 iMac, got a 4K LG screen to attach to the 2018 MacBook Pro and really dig not having to maintain and sync to computers anymore. Looking forward to a upgraded MacBook though, but I’ll wait for the next generation of Apple Silicon MacBooks.
Apps and services I enjoy using these days
- Craft – Create Amazing Documents The love for detail on both the Mac and iOS apps is amazing. As they recently improve import and export I feel quite at ease in terms of vendor lock-in
- mymind — The extension for your mind One of those services that are just fun using. Time will tell if it’s worth its quite hefty price tag. For now I just enjoy throwing things in there and looking back over it.
- Raindrop.io — All-in-one bookmark manager So much more than a bookmark manager. I decided to spend less time organizing web findings (articles, inspiration, tutorials, etc) in Notion and instead throw it into Raindrop. As it saves a permanent copy of everything I don’t have to worry about it still being around.
- Gmail (rather Gsuite) I hate to admit it, but I can’t help it. Can’t count how often I’ve changed DNS records back and forth. Every damn time I came back for Google’s spam detection and filter rules. And every other time I left for, well Google being Google.
Updated Feb 24th 2020 from Freiburg, Germany
This page is inspired by Derek Sivers