Category: tech related

  • Exploring the Titanic – A YouTube Video

    Exploring the Titanic – A YouTube Video

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Over a few days I have watched a few minutes at a time of a video on youtube. They used Unreal Engine 5 to model the entire ship. It’s a walking tour where you start on the grand staircase and explore the ship one deck at a time. It shows how…

  • A Pi5, WordPress and ClasssicPress

    A Pi5, WordPress and ClasssicPress

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Last night I started to install wordpress on the Pi5 and I got it to work. I then started to install ClassicPress via the ClassicPress switchtoclassicpress plugin and got blocked. I was blocked because in order for WordPress to update plugins, themes and wordpress it needs to have access to itself…

  • Learning by Blogging

    Learning by Blogging

    Reading Time: 2 minutes A few days ago I was asked once again why I wore two watches and I gave the usual answer of “this is my GPS watch and that is my Smartwatch”. People still fail to understand so I elaborate and that’s where I saw that blogging is useful. When you write blog…

  • Watching Broadcast Television

    Watching Broadcast Television

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently the bottom Swisscom TV bracket tripled in price from 5 CHF per month to 15 CHF per month. This is a huge leap in cost per month. At first I spent a few minutes to see if I could abort the Swisscom TV part of the contract but I couldn’t so I…

  • Feeding AI via Communities

    Feeding AI via Communities

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Everything we do is being used to feed AI models. From the way we write our blog posts, to the pictures we take, and even the way we talk to each other. Everything is being hoovered up, and being turned into a model.  The result of this is that if we…

  • Digital Minimalism and Apple

    Digital Minimalism and Apple

    Reading Time: 5 minutes The problem with tech is that mobile phones, computers and more have reached a plateau. This plateau implies that the desire and need to get the latest and best new devices is gone. I am writing this blog post on a Raspberry Pi 5 with 8 gigs of ram, that cost about…

  • Lost Trips with the Citroën App

    Lost Trips with the Citroën App

    Reading Time: 2 minutes I have had a Citroën car for two years and I find it’s great for road trips but crap for maneuvering due to the gear system. I also find that the app is a frustrating app to use. At least twice I have lost my trip data. The first time because…

  • A Reminder of Why I Stopped Using the Garmin Watch

    A Reminder of Why I Stopped Using the Garmin Watch

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday I was reminded of why I stopped wearing the Garmin watch, replacing it with Casio watches instead. It’s because Garmin, Suunto and Xiaomi don’t count walking as real sport. Imagine, you’re wearing a watch twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, every day, and charging it every month…

  • Sun Bleached and Worn Out

    Sun Bleached and Worn Out

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday during my walk I bought a new clam shell cap. It’s the type of cap that you can take off, fold and put in a pocket. The one I had before this one was used daily for years, and eventually became bleached by the sun and sweat. It went from…

  • Of Rain and a Pi 5 4GB

    Of Rain and a Pi 5 4GB

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Rain was forecast today. If rain had not been forecast then I would have driven to Ins, near the Lake of Murten near Neuchatel to go around the lake at a slow up. I didn’t go, not because rain was forecast, but because rain was expected although not quantified. I like…