Eivind Hjertnes


07.06.2019 20:11

I did something radical about an hour ago, I took off my Apple Watch and put it away, before I found my old Seiko Quartz watch (featuring Saphire glass and titanium body; making it super light and scratch resistant), spent like 5 minutes fixing the date and the time before I put it on.

This might last a long time or not so much, only time can tell.

But the reason I did this is because at this point I see no value in using a Apple Watch, except for telling the time. And my Seiko can do that perfectly fine wihtout having to charge it.

In the past the Apple Watch had a very important role in motivating me to move more etc. But at this point not so much. It just collects data that I don’t use for anything. I’ve been feeling that I have been leaning a lot more on the health stuff as a proof of me doing good, rather than it enabling me to do more.

I’m not sure where this will go, but one of goals this year is to do all the heavy lifting to eventually get healthy. Getting into a solid yoga routine is one part of it, another part is to get a better relationship to food and eat better. But I probably don’t need to move more, if I can fix the two other things. *


07.06.2019 15:05

New episode of Hardcore History Addendum today


07.06.2019 06:18

This is where I first heard about Dr. John: Dr. John - Such a Night - YouTube, the first of too many times to count I watched The Last Waltz


06.06.2019 18:34

I have written some version of this many times: Micro.blog have broken social media for me. I find it all very stressful and not enjoyable in any way. All the same feelings come up no matter if I check out Twitter or something like Mastadon. But I decided to take a look at Pixelfed, and that was the same infuriating experience that all federated social stuff are.

You go to their website, it looks good, then you click to join, and have to decide what list of servers you want to check out. Then you meet a ugly table with no context at all where you only see some domain and how many users. Without any more information. I just scrolled up and down until I found what looked like the offical one, clicked on that and new registrations was closed.

Then I rage quit and told myself I’d never take a look at any federated social network again.

I don’t think mastadon or any of that junk is that different from twitter. All the same problems are there. It is all instant. While Micro.blog is based on RSS, that means that it will be slower than anything that writes to an database that again are streamed out to clients. Becuase something has to crawl the feeds every X, and parse them etc. I think this slowness is what makes Micro.blog unique, in addition to everything is a proper blog. This slowness serves as cooldown mechanism. You don’t see the kind of super rapid stream of messages I’ve seen on all other social networks.


05.06.2019 18:58

I did a full review of my 1Password database today. Deleted some old stuff, changed some duplicate passwords, updated some compromised passwords and added two factor authentication to all the stuff 1Password suggested. And I also moved all the work stuff to a seperate vault.

After using 1Password for close to 10 years, I think that the main value today ins’t the password management itself, but rather the analysis they do to show you things you should do differently; like duplicate, weak or compromised password.


04.06.2019 04:32

SwiftUI looks interesting


03.06.2019 20:30

What the hell is a “influencer”?


02.06.2019 18:14


02.06.2019 12:53

I’ve been re-organizing my homescreen today.


31.05.2019 20:38

I’m not sure why but those bitcoin/blockchain morons really annoy me