A short checklist to keep up with the stress in my daily work life:
In Windows 7 You can use Alt Gr + Print to take a screenshot of the currently active window and put it into the clipboard.
In 2006 I bought my first Bosch IXO. It did a wonderful job over the last years and helped a lot assemble and disassemble mostly furniture. (I moved 3 times in the last ten years)
But when we started to renovate our bureau at home the switch for changing directions started to get a slack joint. Here You can see the misery:
After a bit of a web search I finally found a replacement part and soldered it in:
Works like a charm!
- Replace battery
- Replace LED with brighter one
Sometimes You get to something by sheer chance: Scrolling down my Facebook timeline I saw the ad for the Audi MQ!.
At first the offer looked not very sincere because the promoter of the event wasn’t Audi itself. But the whole campaign including the website looked quite professional and a bit to perfect for a scam 🙂 Continue reading “MQ! – The Audi Innovation Summit”
TL;DR: don’t use var anymore when You declare variables.
I registered for the event “The Mobility Quotient” which features Steve Wozniak and Jimmy Wales as keynote speaker! It will take place on September 7th/8th in Ingolstadt. I am stoked!
I started to learn knockout.js therefor I will drop MeteorJS from my list. Instead of dealing with npm, I will try out yarn for a couple of projects. Grunt seems to be quite handy to handle client site development and bootstrap looks promising as well. Roll with the punches 🙂
Trying to contribute to the Flask plugin flask-login I just added these lines:
if isinstance(duration, (int, long)): duration = timedelta(seconds=duration)
Looking quite plausible, isn’t it? But lo and behold: it doesn’t work under Python 3.x. Dang!
The reason: Python 2 has two integer types: int and long. In Python 3 there is only int, which makes it necessary to distinguish between these two major versions. I’ve found a nice page which deals with this issue. Here is what You must do to make it work in both Python 2 and 3:
import sys if sys.version_info < (3,): integer_types = (int, long,) else: integer_types = (int,) isinstance(1, integer_types)
I pity the fool who hasn’t got a tool! After buying cheap tools all my life I’ve decided that I became too old for 5€ screwdriver. Our working student Michael Jäger introduced me to the brand PB Swiss Tools. They have lifelong guarantee on their tools and have some nice ideas like colorcoding their bits and screwdrivers. Continue reading “PB SwissTool Ratchet Screwdriver”
After I’ve introduced You to Yarn I will show You more client side tools in this post.
Fiddling around with the wire webapp which is available on GitHub I came across yarn. Yarn is a package manager like npm which accesses the same repositories. The design goals are reproducibility of builds, speed and security.
npm install -g yarn
or on macOS Continue reading “Yarn – A new package manager”