Perspective

Reflecting on everyday life in a few words.

Sun

May 12, 2024 — Living Life

Isn‘t it odd that our sun, the single most influential and essential factor for life on earth, receives almost no credit from today’s major religious movements?

Ferrero

April 22, 2024 — Story Time

Fun fact monday: Ferrero, the manufacturer of the infamous Nutella hazelnut spread, purchases one-quarter of the global hazelnut harvest each year.

Autonomous driving

April 16, 2024 — User Experience

I said it once and I’ll say it again: autonomous vehicles won’t take off until the first manufacturer takes full responsibility for its robots.

Parenting

April 14, 2024 — Living Life

Raising a child is hard, especially today. And tomorrow. And probably the day after tomorrow, too.

Azores

April 14, 2024 — Living Life

One year ago, we spent three weeks on the Azores. With our then five- and one-year-old kids, the trip was challenging and exhausting—and is one of my fondest and most cherished memories so far.

Clematis montana

April 13, 2024 — Living Life

I don’t need motivational or inspirational posters on my wall.

Instead, I watch our Clematis montana as it stretches toward the sky, climbing the rope inch by inch, all the while sprouting new leaves and nourishing butterflies with its vibrant blooms.

Update

April 10, 2024 — Personal News

Oops I did it again… updated my personal webpage. Credits to Onur Çoban for the inspiration.

Weeks

March 17, 2024 — Living Life

Approximately 4,000 weeks. That’s how long I’ll live (statistically)—make ’em count.

Elections

March 17, 2024 — Living Life

Once again, we just had free, fair and secret elections. This can not be emphazied enough.

Million-dollar idea

February 24, 2024 — Living Life

A few days ago, I had a million-dollar idea. Maybe.

Vision Pro

February 04, 2024 — User Experience

„I left my settings app in the other room yesterday“ — Jason Snell, sixcolors.com

Who needs standing desks when you can put each app in a different room and run around the apartment all day?

Getting Real

January 27, 2024 — User Experience

Reading ‘Getting Real’ by Basecamp on how to build successful web apps. So many good quotes, it’s impossible to choose. This is the way. Or is it?

Cappuccino

January 13, 2024 — Living Life

Some days, you just try to get from one cappuccino to the next.

Baldur’s Gate

December 30, 2023 — Story Time

Sorry, I must join in. Baldur’s Gate 3 is the most impressive and comprehensive RPG I’ve ever played. No matter what perspective you have, be it as a player, developer, designer, writer—it’s a masterpiece.

I hope it leaves a mark in the industry, especially for Triple-A productions, as a showcase of previously inconceivable creative work and freedom, and a publisher that isn’t focused on maximizing profit.

On time

December 30, 2023 — Living Life

It’s fascinating how people’s attitudes to punctuality differ.

Even with two kids, we are usually plus/minus two minutes ‘on time’. We don’t compromise to achieve this. It’s an essential part of our organization and logistics.

Time is the most valuable thing each one of us has. I try to respect other people’s time.

Three hours

December 14, 2023 — Living Life

Seven hours. That’s the amount of sleep I need to function… pretty well. It’s way less than how long I would sleep without kids, though.

Add another seven for work, and seven more for family life organization. That’s 21 hours to keep it all running, and leaves up to three hours a day to spend however I want.

That right there. That’s privilege. Prosperity. And when I’m old and wrinkled, I’ll reflect on how I spent those three hours every day.

Faster internet

December 10, 2023 — User Experience

“Internet providers sell connections by capacity, but the difference between streaming a 4K movie 30 times faster than you can watch it versus five times faster than you can watch it isn’t particularly important.”

Mitchell Clark, theverge.com

Rain

October 29, 2023 — Living Life

Water falling from the sky is great. Seriously. I don’t mind. You do you.

But… what’s the point of doing it for two weeks straight? And why the fuck can’t you stick to your schedule like everybody else!?

New chapter

October 12, 2023 — Personal News

Starting a new job as a product designer. Will it be as fulfilling as I hope it to be? Who knows. For now, it feels like the perfect match.

And it will certainly open new doors in the future, in a field I feel so deeply connected to.

Live Sticker

October 06, 2023 — User Experience

The new Live Sticker feature of iOS 17 is just incredible. Finally, having kids (or pets) makes sense again!

Lübeck

August 24, 2023 — Living Life

Back in my second hometown. Feeling nostalgic.

Living in the old town is something special. You just walk out the door, and everything meaningful is a five-minute stroll away—like locally roasted coffee or homemade pie.

Vacation with kids

August 18, 2023 — Living Life

Taking some time off with the kids (5 and 1). Planning and logistics are so crucial to make relaxing holidays actually possible. I don’t think childless couples realize that.

A few more years and it will be much easier. Well, at least the logistics part.

Google reviews

August 17, 2023 — Living Life

I rely way too much on random peoples cranky opinion.

Color palette

August 14, 2023 — Personal News

On this blog, my website and other personal documents, I’m currently using this color palette: a slightly-off white for background, a dark green-black for text and moss-grey for sub-text, and a bright orange for interaction.

I let the orange start with .5 opacity for dynamic/animation. The palette also works in dark mode by flipping ‘text’ and ‘background’ color.

Breaking Bad

August 13, 2023 — Story Time

Binge-watching Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad for the… fifth time?

This series is simply incredible. Each and every episode serves a purpose, drives the story, the characters. It is on point. Nuanced.

And don’t get me started on that acting performance. Through and through, lead or support. It’s mind-blowing.

Personal webpage

August 10, 2023 — Personal News

Reviewed and redesigned my personal webpage to a much more minimalistic approach. Pure HTML and CSS.

Reducing clutter and removing features — it’s liberating.

Slay the Spire

August 08, 2023 — Story Time

Damn, games can be addictive. Got Slay the Spire+ from Apple Arcade. Spent 12+ hours with it last week, nearly two hours a day. Crazy.

Affinity Suite

August 03, 2023 — User Experience

I always try to imagine Adobe’s face realizing that Affinity by Serif is here to stay. Such a comprehensive product, facing one of the biggest digital players with nothing but confidence and quality.

Figma

July 30, 2023 — User Experience

I love to sketch out ideas in Figma. It’s the perfect place to play around and quickly elaborate thoughts.

Feedly

July 30, 2023 — User Experience

To stay sane in the age of information, I channel all input with Feedly. Gain insight and inspiration without having to spend 2+ hours a day checking multiple resources is a game changer. Welcome back, RSS!

Todoist

July 28, 2023 — User Experience

Our brain is damn powerful and can process information with incredible speed, but one unfinished task can block resources like a Chrome browser.

I declutter my brain with Todoist to allow me to focus on one task at a time and get things done.

Asket

July 23, 2023 — User Experience

I don’t like shopping. Thanks to the ‘Permanent Collection’ by Asket, I don’t have to. It’s comfortable, high quality, durable, sustainable—a no-brainer.

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