Author: Christof

  • Daily – 18. March 2023

    Spring has sprung in Berlin! Feels simultaneous too early, compared to previous years, and right on time, finally leaving the miserable grey wintery days behind us.

  • Book Notes: The Nerves and Their Endings

    I have been putting off writing these book notes for quite a few weeks. It’s not that I didn’t like the book, quite the opposite. This collection of essays is mostly about the collapse of our climate, but also about the immigrant experience, especially during Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. Personally, I thought I had…

  • Recommended: The Creation And Usage of Games For Solving Complex Problems

    I am biased not only because the author has an immense influence on my product thinking, she is also my life partner. I still think you should read this article on creating and using ad-hoc games for solving the complex problems we encounter while working on software and creating products. Being a product engineer, I…

  • Daily – 5. Feb 2023

    Played a lot of this prototype game that my partner designed over the weekend. We’re still in the process of fine-tuning the game mechanics.

  • A Local Development Setup for BookWyrm Federation

    BookWyrm speaks ActivityPub, but testing its federation capabilities locally can be tricky. Besides running two separate instances, there are a few caveats that complicate things further, namely that both instances need to run on their separate domain and they need to have an SSL certificate signed by a common certificate authority. Satisfying these caveats without…