• On Layoffs and Their Inhumanity

    This interview with Jeffrey Pfeffer, Standford Professor of Business, got me thinking, again, about the wave of tech layoffs throughout 2022. For which there is not even a sign of it slowing down as of the first weeks of 2023. I went through two separate layoffs in 2022. The first was early in the year, […]

  • Book Notes: The Intimate City

    At the beginning of the pandemic Kimmelman, a New York Times architecture critic went on walks with architects, historians, writers, and others. While the conversations with architects were for the most part approachable, very few of them stuck in my memory. On the other hand, I enjoyed the walks with historians and local activists. Especially […]

  • View – 2. Jan 2023

    Transporting bulky items from your favorite flatpack store. Who needs a car in a city when you have access to e-cargobike sharing services. The box was a bit too big for the bike, which made for some hilarious steering manoeuvers in which turning the handlebar past a certain point pushed on the brake levers. It […]

  • View – 30. Dec 2022

    Yesterday’s last outdoor coffee of the year on an unexpectedly sunny and warm end of December day in our favourite coffee shop.

  • An Opinionated Guide to Operating a BookWyrm Instance

    Everything mentioned in this article is open-sourced as an Infrastructure as Code repository at chdorner/bookwyrm-infra. I’ve been running my BookWyrm instance for some time now, mainly as a means to get operating and admin experience while contributing to the development of the project. BookWyrm is a social reading and reviewing application, a sort of federated […]