Working efficiently with my MacBook Air

I’ve changed jobs recently so I no longer had access to my trusty ThinkPad T490 running Ubuntu anymore. Instead, I was provided with a brand new MacBook Air. I’ve got to admit, I’ve always liked the look and feel of these machine (from the outside that is) but I’ve never used one myself, barring messing around with it in the local electronics shop. With that said, I had some concerns with being able to work with this thing efficiently because I was so used to my Linux setup....

June 3, 2022 · 3 min

Keychron K8 - First Impression

One fine day in May I switched on my desktop PC only to discover that my keyboard would not process any key presses. The LED signaling that the num block is active did not light up (which it usually does) and I figured that the time had finally come to lay this fine keyboard to rest. Well, it wasn’t all that fine, in fact it was very cheap and came in an all-inclusive desktop PC package from Aldi in 2009....

June 3, 2022 · 5 min

On Impostor Syndrome

I recently read a blog post about impostor syndrome which prompted me to write down my own musings on the subject. I’ll try and not repeat what Kev has written on the subject too much (see link above). I’ve been struggling with a feeling of inadequacy for many years now. Sometimes I wonder where it comes from but I cannot think of anything specific in my past that seems like a likely cause for this....

May 17, 2022 · 4 min

Redoing my CV and Cover Letter for Job Applications

I have recently decided to quit my current job and pursue a career as a developer. This decision has been in the making for a while and only matured a short time ago, still I feel like it’s the right thing for me to do. Obviously, I’ll need to apply for jobs and for that I need to get the paperwork in order. I need to update my CV to make sense when applying for coding jobs (as opposed to scientific positions in academia) and I need a cover letter for every job I’m applying to although a basic template that I can edit as the need arises should be sufficient....

May 4, 2022 · 5 min