Henrik Carlsson's Blog

I just setup an old iPod Touch for Iris to have as her first MP3 player and I gotta say that iOS 6 feels like an old friend.

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The fact that my phone throws up notifications with the actual text ”notification” instead of what it’s supposed to notify me about, that is an iOS 13 bug, right?

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Iris, my four year old, has convinced herself lately that she loves Star Wars. A few years ago she got a book called ”When Rey met BB-8” which is a child-appropriate version of the scenes in ”The Force Awakens” where Rey is introduced and where she mets BB-8. The book ends just prior to Unkhar Plot’s goons trying to steal BB-8.

I’ve read that book to her a lot and she knows that I really like Star Wars, so I think that is why she really wants to like it as well. So a few weeks ago, after getting tired of reading that book *every night*, I suggested that we’d try to find a comic book version of the whole film and read that. So we bought that from Comixology and since then, whenever I’m the one reading to her at night, we’ve slowly made our way through ”The Force Awakens*

Tonight we read the lightsaber duel between Rey and Kylo Ren and I asked her if she wanted to see it in the movie, which she did. So we watched that scene on the iPad and at least according to herself, she liked it and thought it was exciting but not scary.

So fingers crossed that she won’t have nightmares tonight and that she still wants to like Star Wars tomorrow.

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So I guess this is the single most important piece of tech I own right now. It’s a good thing that it fits in the guitar pick pocket on my jeans.

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Night mode on the iPhone 11 is simply fantastic.

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If DHL keeps its promise, tomorrow will be New iPhone Day!

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The forty millimeter, aluminum, silver Apple Watch with a Milanese loop does look very good in the pictures. Maybe it might look just as good in my wrist?

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Two weeks ago I was away on a work trip and I decided to try to capture footage to potentially make a vlog out of. Here’s some lessons I learned.

So no, there won’t be a finished vlog this time but is was fun to try.

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Tonight I started playing ”Link’s Awakening” on the Switch. This is one of the games that I didn’t play as a kid, so I have zero nostalgia for it. I think that was why I had a hard time getting into it when I played it in Virtual Console on the 3DS.

It seems like the Switch version will hook me more, but it does to me like a 3DS game than a Switch game. I guess this one will shine more in handheld more than in TV mode.

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I need your help finding a self-hosted alternative to iCloud photo sharing

I’m looking for a self-hosted alternative to iCloud photo sharing for private photo sharing with the family, and I need your help finding it.

Here’s what’s great about iCloud sharing:

The main problem is that it is exclusive to the Apple ecosystem. That excludes part of the family. If I’m going to change things up it would also be nice if the new solution was hosted on a server controlled by me.

So, a self-hosted alternative to iCloud photo sharing, with apps for viewing on both iOS and Android. Any recommendations are much appreciated.

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Writer 1: ”This movie is a bit dull. Maybe we can spice it up.”
Writer 2: ”Oh, oh, oh, I know. Let’s get the dial tone villain from Guardians in it as well!

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Amsterdam, here I come!

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The mid credit scene in *Ant-Man and the Wasp* was __amazing__!

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Gboard and swiping takes some getting used to but I do think that it’ll be the most efficient way of writing on the iPad mini with the Apple Pencil.

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Now playing: David Bowie – Station to Station

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I’m testing out a darker theme on my blog. The plan is to use it to eventually have a dark and a light mode.

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@johnjohnston No, I’m just manually marking it up as such. Maybe it has something to do with the blog-subdomain not being what I had previously put into my micro.blog account as my webpage. I’ve changed that now, so let’s see if this reply works better.

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@johnjohnston Thanks John! If this works as intended this should show up as a reply at micro.blog, even though it was posted on my blog with “u-in-reply-to”. Does it work?

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I’m testing some things with my blog and micro.blog. If you’re willing to possibly receive some test responses, reply to this post on micro.blog.

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I’m hoping that turning this switch to “off” in Overcast will decrease the amount of mindless listening and get me to make more conscious choices about when to listen and to what.

(Also I love any excuse to use my Pencil.)

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Part of rethinking the tech I use to get work done is also getting rid of Dropbox. From now on, personal documents that need cloud sync goes into iCloud Drive and work stuff goes in OneDrive.

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A silly amount of computing devices.

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I just found Rebble, a project to keep Pebble watches working. Maybe this is what gets me to love my Pebble again.

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Okay, let’s give this a try then!

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I made a slight mistake in a previous post. There needs to be two lines in the terminal to play from Spotify:

And yes, things are progressing nicely now.

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Right now is my favorite time of the year.

The kids are asleep after a long day of playing in the sun and I’m sitting on the deck, programming and blogging.

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Apparently it’s more or less impossible to install additional software on an instance of Pi MusicBox, so I’ll try to get Mopidy working on a ”vanilla” Raspian Lite instead.

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My somewhat ridiculous setup for listening to music outdoors today; a Raspberry Pi running PiMusicBox and Spotify Connect connected to an external speaker and being powered by a power bank.

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I’ve just uploaded my first Mario Maker 2 course. Feel free to check it out at 2DR-HVB-FRF!

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Cortex #16: Structural Trust – Relay FM

This made me literally laugh out loud!

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While Nintendo is refusing to take my money I might as well throw the question out there; is there any reason to buy New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe instead of Super Mario Maker 2?

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I’m making progress on the music player for my kids. Using Pi MusicBox on the Pi, I can control playback using mpc on my Mac.

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Kvällspromenad

Varvsgatan,
Arvika

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Sälviksvägen 1
Fjällbacka

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Sushi till middag, på Heat. 🍣

Södra Hamngatan 9,
Strömstad

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Vi började förmiddagen med en tur ner till havet.

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Trevlig utsikt på lunchen.

Ångbåtskajen,
Strömstad

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An incredibly beautiful sky tonight. The photo doesn’t do it justice at all, but I had to at least try.

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Cortex #3: Good for Brain Health – Relay FM

I’ve been relistening to the first episodes of Cortex and it is interesting to do so with hindsight and to see how straight the line is from this monologue by Grey to Project Cyclops.

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Om könsrock 26 november 2015 kl 06.00 – Snedtänkt med Kalle Lind | Sveriges Radio

Det här avsnittet av Snedtänkt kan vara det roligaste någonsin! Just det här citatet är extra intressant idag, bara några år senare när humorlösa personer inte bara finns utan även har möjlighet att styra en nätmobb.

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