๐Ÿ’ป Arc Browser Act II

The Battle of the defaults introduced me to the Arc Browser. Although, this was months ago and reviews were super positive, I didnโ€™t try it out yet. Yesterday, they announced their second act with a cool video. This showcases cool new features and finally motivated me to download it. I set it as default browser for now and see if it brings benefits for me. Letโ€™s see ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ’ป My First Mac

The Mac celebrates its 40th birthday and with that comes another bandwaggon I’d like to jump opon. Everyone is writing about their first Mac. I joined the party quite late. My first Mac was a 2019 MacBook Pro 13" that I got from work and used intensively during Corona lockdowns. It still had four Thunderbolt ports, the only thing I am missing on the M1 MacBook Air. I was a Windows Users since I had my fist computer about 20 years ago, with some short excurses into the linux world, but always wanted to try out one of those “cool kids” notebooks.

๐Ÿ” Fat Boy at 40

In August last year, Kev announced that he doesn’t want to be a “fat boy at 40” and I decided to accept his invitation and be accountable together. A few days ago, he wrote his Christmas update and I would like to use this opportunity to finally write something myself on this topic. Situation I am 36 years old and have some time left to come into shape until my 40th birthday, but I am having the same goal as Kev - to be fitter this summer.

๐ŸŽ„ Holiday Travels - Part 4

Over the weekend, the last part of our holiday travels this season took place and thus, I would like to conclude this post series. We went to Vienna. Not for the first time, the program was not that touristic. I think I will summarize some tipps from this trip in another blog post, soon. Back to the train travels. In short: We were lucky. On the way to Vienna, the first train arrived on schedule with not even a minute delay.

๐Ÿฅ‚ Happy New Year

Dear Reader, a new year has started. I couldn’t find the time to write a 2023 review yet - a lot has happened - but I still wanted to wish you, and your loved ones, a Happy New Year. May it bring many joyful experiences. I am really looking forward to continue writing here and read your awesome blogs. I really love reading them all. Thank you.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 2023

๐Ÿ™ Personal: This year marked the first Christmas with baby. In contrary to previous years, we spend the whole time at home and invited family and friends to our place. It was exhausting, but - with the usual exceptions - very joyful. Buying an extendable dining table beginning of the year was a good choice. ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Work: A few more weeks of parental leave. With the January report this section should become meaningful ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ“ฌ I'll read it

Manuel Moreale wrote a helpful article for everyone thinking about starting a blog. He identified two issues soon-to-be-bloggers have: not knowing what to write about, and worrying that nobody will read it For the first issue, I suggest to read either this article by Manuel, this one by Meadow, or this one by alienlebarge. All three offer some thoughts on what to write about and to not overthink it. Concerning the second issue, Manuel offers to be your first reader.

๐Ÿงน Cleaning Up for 2024

Brandon inspired me to write about this. I am a big fan of fresh starts but tend to collect a lot of bookmarks, podcasts, reminders, etc. over the year. With 2024 on the horizon, I feel like cleaning up - digitally. Here is what I did or plan to do: ๐ŸŸข done Bookmarks: During the “battle of the defaults”, I learned about Omnivore and use it as my read-it-later-slash-bookmark tool intensively at the moment.

๐Ÿ  Home Alone & Rich

Itโ€™s that time of the year, where I enjoy watching โ€žHome Aloneโ€œ. Itโ€™s one of those Christmas Movies warming my heart. Every time I watch it, I wonder how crazy rich the McAllisters are if they can afford traveling from Chicago to Paris over Christmas with 15 people, four of them in first class. Lucky me I donโ€™t have to wonder anymore: the NYT asked three economists to estimate the wealth of Kevin’s family.

โ„๏ธ I went to winter wonderland, and all I got was ...

… heavy snow fall, a week spent in the apartment, a Corona infection, but still nice family time. I was really looking forward to this post. We went to the alps for a week (read here about the adventures train journey) with the intention to spend some quality time surrounded by snow. I was so full of anticipation that I prepared a few paragraphs in advance that I wanted to use in the post.

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