#log 2021-05-02

How to Get Started with—Real—Travel Photography

Photographing the butcher on the corner of the street instead of someone dressed in traditional clothes solely for the purpose of pleasing tourists. Looking for real people and daily life instead of famous landmarks. That’s what going to make your photography interesting and stand out from the crowds.

More than a quarter of all Starbucks orders in the U.S. are now paid for with a smartphone – here in Europe, I pay almost all the time with my phone. It’s fantastic.

MonitorControl – in MacOS, an app that allows you to modify the brightness, contrast, and volume for external monitors. Simple and effective.

Brown cafés in the Netherlands: all you need to know

Savvy shoppers: long lines at IKEA and Primark upon re-opening in the Netherlands

If anyone still thought that our consumption behaviour would change permanently in the post-corona era, here’s a sneak peek. Soon again people will be going to Bali and New York three times a year, looking forward to it.

Office default Calibri will join Clippy, Internet Explorer in Windows retirement

“Calibri has been the default font for all things Microsoft since 2007, when it stepped in to replace Times New Roman across Microsoft Office,” the Microsoft Design Team opined in Calibri’s de facto obit. “It has served us all well, but we believe it’s time to evolve.”

OKRs and developer backlogs

“It usually seems to me that the reason it works out this way is because teams generally have large backlogs of things they’ve decided they’d like to do. Most of the stuff in that backlog was written down long before the current OKRs where specified…. So it makes sense that when the OKRs come out for the quarter, we just take what we already have and figure out how to fit it into the OKRs.”

Ignoring the Rules Sometimes Works for Elon Musk

‘When asked to comment on the specifics of this article, Mr. Musk replied with a “poop” emoji.’

Software Defined Talk Episode 296: Fungated into my mind