Many of us on Medium and other platforms are passionate writers with varying degrees of commercial success, but we all have one thing in common: At times, we struggle with finding the motivation to write.
I had a simple change of mind that helped me being more productive with my writing. I summed it up in a nice little mantra that I tell myself several times each day. Maybe it does the same trick for you.
But before we get to that, let me tell you one very important thing:
It is okay to NOT want to write.
When it comes to mechanical keyboards, ANSI-US users have it best, hands down. They benefit from the widest available selection of prebuilt mechanical keyboards, switches, keycaps and a plethora of additional modding options.
When it comes to other layouts, especially the ISO-layouts and the DE in particular (german, as used in Austria and Germany for example), the outlook is rather bleak. Last year I urged you to at least once try a mechanical keyboard, to improve your writing speed, accuracy and overall experience typing. Nothing about that statement has changed in 2021. …
I was born into the prosperity of cold-war era Austria. This sounds dramatic and to some extent it was. Tschernobyl hadn’t happened yet and Germany was still divided. We couldn’t cross over to hungary that easily and we’d still have to show our passports when crossing borders in general. Still, for us middle-class kids, life was good. Even after Tschernobyl went down and we weren’t allowed to eat mushrooms anymore, or sand, we had a great time.
My parents raised me to be curious, with very little rules except the ones that kept me safe from injuring myself through my…
The mechanical keyboard craze of the past decade or so doesn’t seem to end. Hey, that’s all well and good, I am an avid mechanical keyboard user myself and recently recommended you should buy one in 2020, if you haven’t already. It even appears like you can’t even get rubberdome keyboards anymore, except the cheap pack-ins of major retailers and manufacturers like Dell or Lenovo.
Still, once you’re familiar with this fascinating subculture, there are some unpopular truths about mechanical keyboards revealing themselves. Here are the most unpopular ones, according to me.
Cherry MX switches are to be found in…
I’ve quit my gaming habit quite a while ago already and I am glad I did, so much time saved. That doesn’t mean though, that I won’t touch a game with a stick. I still enjoy about two to three hours a week dabbling in obscure indie or retro games, mainly comfortably on my Nintendo Switch while lying in bed, or on my experimental Linux box.
That said, I recently picked up a game again, that I already tried a few years back and have to say, I came away impressed the second time around.
Not because of the graphics…
When I say underdog games, I mean games that are really great, but the average parent or casual gamer doesn’t know about them. Mostly these games are indie games, developed by smaller studios. I played through all of them and enjoyed them quite a bit. All of them are available on the Nintendo Switch eShop and many as a retail version too. Since they are hardly triple A titles, they are cheap and on sale quite often too. What’s not to love? I tried to present a diverse selection of genres for your enjoyment on the next rainy sunday afternoon.
In a fake world authenticity will make you happy — and bump a lot of heads. Mental health is at an all time low, people tend to align themselves with fringe ideas and movements, meaninglessness is creeping into many lifes.
Why is that?
Well, there can be many answers and opinions about that but for obvious reasons I can only provide my own perspective:
Lack of authenticity.
Everything is fake. Eeryone is lying. Everyone is trying to fit in. …
Let me start by saying, this following article might be provocative for some audiences. Good.
When sitting at home on my balcony, or in my garden, tending to my tomatoes, I often think about my life, past and present experiences and for a long while now, there was uncertainty and fear mixed into my thoughts. Well, of course, look at the world in it’s current state.
But recently I embraced being thankful.
About everything (without being naive).
Let me share my thankfulness with you.
I am thankful for lockdowns and my personal isolation, because they helped me cut the cord…
It’s no secret that I enjoy toying with Linux and urge everyone to at least give it a try once. Recently released POP!_OS by System76 makes the step into Linux more userfriendly and enticing than ever. But there are of course plenty of other distros for you to try as well. These 7 apps are my recommendation for absolute beginners on Linux. They can be found on the most popular distros (especially if they are Ubuntu/Debian based).
So, once you got your Distro installed and look at the beautiful desktop (a “Cosmos” tweak of the Gnome desktop if you went…
When you are considering this keyboard, you most likely want to have the same awesome typing experience you know and love from the ThinkPads on your desktop. Also, you are most likely an avid Trackpoint user. Many of the reviews I watched and read before I got my Trackpoint II keyboard glanced over some facts that I wanted to know.
How is the build quality?
Do the keys feel just like on the laptops?
How robust is the lettering?
In this review I will answer all of these questions and then some, trying to make it comprehensive and compact all…