I recently started upgrading my servers and containers to Ubuntu 20.04. I made three Ansible playbooks to get information about which hosts I needed to update.
When I first started making AVR modules, there was no Raspberry Pi or ESP8266. Arduino was introduced in 2005, the same year I started with the AVR microcontroller. But I didn’t know of it until many years later.
There weren’t any Wi-Fi enabled microcontrollers at that time. Both Ethernet and Bluetooth interfaces were more expensive, and harder to interface. So I ended up using the good old serial port.
With RS-232 I got a way of getting data between the microcontrollers and the computer, but I still needed a defined syntax. So I set out to make one, and called it SIOS — Serial Input/Output System.
I’ve tried a lot of task managers. Todoist was the first task manager I used, back in 2015. I was very happy with it, got premium, but stopped using it about 1½ years later — so what happened?
The answer is rather simple; I got overwhelmed. Not by Todoist, but by the tasks. It may seem counter-intuitive to stop using a task manager when the tasks become overwhelming — and it is. Instead of tackling the growing number of tasks, I convinced myself that the problem was the tool; Todoist.
I recently got into pipe smoking, and I have enjoyed it a lot. There is a certain amount of peace and mindfulness about it that I really enjoy.
So I felt it was time to get another pipe — and some more pipe tobacco 😃
I have a hard time remembering to take breaks when working from home. I do check Twitter and Reddit every now and then, and think of that as a break — but it’s really not.
A break is stretching, getting up, walking around, or going outside. And I’m not very good at doing any of those things.