January 2018

Let’s recap January of 2018, shall we?

That was a busy month for me, mostly thanks to my new year’s resolutions. First, after gaining a bit of weight over the holidays and because I haven‘t worked out since last October, I wanted to get back on the bike at home and really start using it again, not long but at least do … more →

Soderbergh shows how it’s done

Funny coincidence, yesterday I talked about shooting videos on an iPhone X because of its ability to shoot in 4K Resolution and later that evening, FOX releases the Trailer for Steven Soderbergh‘s new movie. Soderbergh has always been auteur by trying new things, so this time he shot an entire Movie with an iPhone X … more →

Shooting Videos with an iPhone?!?

There are some blog posts, especially from way back in the day, where I talk about shooting movies. There are even two Short Films, Short Films? Let’s not call them Short Films, let’s just call them Scenes or Clips. One was The Insider and the other one was Slippery When Wet. It was fun shooting them and … more →

Playing around with a dark Theme

I had some time today so I made some quick changes to my local installation to see how a dark version of the current theme might look like. This was achieved with 10 lines of SASS, not everything was styled and a final version might change the header image as well, this one was just … more →

I created a new folder with a starter theme from u…

I created a new folder with a starter theme from underscores for a possible version Five. I’m not sure when and IF this page gets a new design, but I love the idea of a dark theme, you know to save battery on all those OLED screens, so I’ll see where this will go.

Growing and living with a Beard

I’m growing a beard now since mid-October. First, it was because I wasn’t in the mood of trimming it every other week during my vacation and I thought why not grow it a bit. And second, the beard received great feedback so I kept it and I kept growing it. Just sometimes I had to trim … more →

Emilio Estevez is back with The Public

I haven’t posted a trailer for a long time but then again there weren’t many that really hit me (maybe except for the Avengers one, or Trailer for  The Thoroughbreds. This one however kinda hit me emotionally and it came out of nowhere, plus bonus points for Andrew Clark a.k.a Mr. Mighty Ducks a.k.a. Emilio … more →

Time-Management when Commuting

I‘m commuting now close to 10 years and It‘s not always easy, you lose so much time traveling from and to work and your private life is definitely suffering from this. What I‘ve started doing is squeeze as much free time out of my day by micromanaging like crazy. I‘ve previously mentioned (link to social … more →

And the Oscar goes to…

So the Nominations are out and some surprises, some not so surprises and the obvious choices after all the previous awards winners. As for me, I’m glad that Gary Oldman seems to be the front-runner for Best Actor in a Leading Role. It’s time he gets some well-deserved recognition. Also nice to see that Logan … more →

Trash comes in small sizes

Recycling is still a big issue and I think it has come a long way, I mean Pet, Glas, Paper and Tin Cans is something a lot of households recycle. As for me I also started using a CamelBak bottle for my daily water consumption, no more unnecessary Water Bottles and Cups. The CamelBak is … more →

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Did I buy the wrong Phone?

I’ve been an iPhone user since day one, my mom bought me a 1st Generation iPhone from the states. I’ve had an iPhone 1, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and I’ve used the iPhone 6 for three years when Apple released the iPhone X. I knew it was time for a new Phone but … more →

I made some housecleaning on my blog and at the sa…

I made some housecleaning on my blog (removed old Themes and Plugins I don’t use anymore) and also some old Blogs who used up Databases. And at the same time thought I could finally use Git to develop and deploy changes to the theme. It’s a much more streamlined development workflow now which hopefully brings lots of benefits, especially for a possible future new design.

Geostorm, a bad Movie, but a fun time

I just finished watching Geostorm and I had such a blast even though the movie is such garbage. It would have made my Top 10 Worst Movies of 2017 easily, but compared to another recent stinker (Looking at you The Snowman, you are an absolute bore and I hardly could keep my eyes open) I actually laughed … more →

Back when I was writing Screenplays

During my last spring cleaning, I stumbled upon some old stories and screenplays I wrote, so I scanned them all and I was surprised how much I wrote back then. Back then being around 1997. So I scanned 13 stories, some of them in screenplay form, others more like a more detailed outline. I didn’t … more →

I feel like there’s a lot of goodness in me…

I feel like there’s a lot of goodness in me, a lot of greatness, but I can’t get it out of me. I can’t give it to the world. I have ideas. I’m not an echo. I make things in my mind, but I can’t get them into the world. I can’t get past this. It’s like a trap. Like the world won’t see the… me… the real me.

Joe MacMillan, Halt and Catch Fire S02E08

Casey Neistat keeps motivating me

I know that when you see Casey for the first time you put him off like some weird YouTube guy but when you actually start to watch some of his stuff you start to get hooked on his energy and passion. For me it was the same, I’ve seen his face pop up on preview … more →

My future living room wall?

At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, a lot of concept and products in their early stage were presented and some of them looked quite cool or interesting. One thing that caught my eye was the all LED Wall, containing small square LED panels. (Source) Now, something like this sure looks too expensive to recreate, … more →

Find stuff…

I’ve added ‘Find Stuff’ functionality and a Storage. The search looks quite good, but the Storage is done in a way that it works for now but I might tinker with it some more later on. That was probably the most urgent thing to do, anything else for now is bonus.

My thoughts on the #MeToo Movement

A lot has happened since October when Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexually assaulting women. The sheer scope of his actions throughout his career shocked a lot of people and started a process of women coming forward with stories about abuse of power and sexual assault in all kinds of professions. There is currently no end … more →