Wishlist 2019

Christmas and New Years are over, so I guess it is safe to publish my wish list for 2019. Movies Anywhere in Europe. Because I am tired of having all those DVDs in the living room. Outlook.com/Gmail would have a view in their web interface that lets me view my text messages. For no other apparent reason that it would be convenient.

Getting ready to leave

So, who knew? I got a new job, which means I will be leaving my employer through the last five years. Actually, it’s five years to the date. For the most part, the last five years have been pretty good. I have had my share of big exciting projects, and I have been part of transforming a financial institution into a lean agile software machine. Well, we tried anyway. Now that my last day looms ever closer, I find myself being oddly at ease yet reflective. I suppose that is a good thing though. It suggests that the previous five...

Trying out wearables

I got Garmin Forerunner 630 for Christmas and this little bad boy actually supports Android notifications. Who knew how much fun you could have with a phone OS that is actually being actively developed. So anyway, when my Fitbit started coming apart I started using the Garmin full time just to try out the whole wearable thing for a little while. So far it works pretty smoothly. The Bluetooth connection seems to be rock solid, and I get most of my notifications on the watch now. However, I am not sure what to use these notifications for at the moment....

Lost for words

It is no secret that I have been struggling with this blog for a couple of years. Most of the things I have wanted to write are inappropriate outside of work context, and everything else seems like uncritical regurgitation of already published news stories. For a while there, I tried to only post how-to articles, or should I say, bug reports. Every time I ran into a problem, I would publish the solution if I found one. My post about fixing the OneDrive sync engine issues have received a lot of hits WordPress tells me. It is a slightly depressing...

Considering Outlook.com Premium

It’s the weirdest thing. I don’t really send or receive a lot of personal email anymore. Most of my communication goes via Facebook messenger or Google Hangouts; not even Skype is something I use a lot of these days, with the exception of Skype for Business of course. Despite this change in habits, I find myself oddly drawn to Outlook.com Premium. Since I moved to Android I have been considering moving to Gmail, but even though I find that it is fine product I can’t seem to actually do it. And now that I can can use my domain with...

New Firbit Charge HR

18 months ago I lost my Fitbit Flex in the airport. At least I think I lost in the airport during a business trip, however, I could theoreticall have lost anywhere. This illustrates by biggest problem with the Flex – the locking mechanism. I lost it a couple of times before, but I always managed to find it again. But not that time. So, when I decided to venture into the wearables category again, I needed something that would not fall off my wrist without me noticing. Enter the Fitbit Charge HR. I am not fully committed to any specific...