QWERTY should be dead

QWERTY is an incredibly dated keyboard layout providing only disadvantages from a technical and usability point of view. Why is it still around; and what are the alternatives?

enter the rabbit’s burrow

After falling down the rabbit hole when I started to read the mechanical keyboard Reddit, I bought myself…

a lack of scientific rigor

This is going to be a long one because it needs some introduction to give context to my experience. Back to the issue at hand—science. It as fascinating for me how systems can function and fulfill their goal despite being critically flawed. One such system is science. When I was young I dreamed of becoming a scientist. I believed in the idealized image that, as a researcher, you work on the forefront to expand humanity’s knowledge. Two…

seeker of truth

I consider myself a seeker of truth. Most people ascribe this title to themselves because it sounds virtuous. However, I think that most people are seekers of convenient truth. They do not actually want truth, especially not if it challenges their held believes. I dare to say that I am a seeker of truth in the literal meaning. I do believe that truth is one of the most important concepts in life. Truth is the fabric that…

domain update

I recently bought palladion.tech and I will slowly transition all my sites to that. The current URL palladion.it should generally still work until 04.2021 but will cease to exist after that. The transition will also probably break a few things. I expect matrix and email to break because some of the configurations need to be changed by other people. I try to do all to forwarding and error handling that is required but even if something breaks…

when you have a hammer…

I am sure you can complete the saying in your head. And this post is about exactly that, being blinded by the hammer. In a previous blog post I wrote about setting up Webstorm development with docker. After progressing further in my project I needed to setup more complicated configurations and what seemed an easy change turned out to be a rather tricky problem. Admitting an…

ultralearning

by Scott Young

synopsis

In 2012 Scott Young started a challenge to learn the entire 4 year MIT computer science curriculum in just 12 months. Based on his idea of super efficient learning, he composed a book called “Ultralearning”. The whole idea of his book is to explain how he approached this, and similar projects of learning a lot of information in a very short amount…

community and motivation

With the current black plague and the necessity to work from home, many people told me that it is difficult for them to stay motivated. This seems to be widespread and all the other bloggers I read on a regular basis have tackled this issue from their own perspective.

Enjoying the process and the finished work.

Mark Manson wrote about…

crafting as therapy

The city of Glass

If you are a knowledge worker like me, then you might also have the feeling that only working in the digital realm is dissatisfactory. Maybe it is because like me, you grew up using your hands for, both, leisure and work. Coming from the countryside and spending most of my waking hours in front of the computer either doing research…

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman

synopsis

The Daily Stoic is a collection of quotes and stories of the ancient stoics with context given for each of them. The book is split into the three core tenets of stoic philosophy – perception, action and will. On top of that, every month has a general theme to it. Every day provides the reader with a short quote fitting the theme…