On corporate culture

The Culture Deck is a great article on corporate culture and why you need a minister of culture at your workplace.

How people work is as important as what they do.


Culture isn’t about what gets done, it’s about how and why things get done.

iOS 9.3 Preview

It seems that Apple will release their own implementation of f.flux as part of iOS 9.3. All I can say is finally! I have been using f.flux on my Macs for ages and looking at the iPhone after having used the Mac screen during the evening feels terrible.

Many studies have shown that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep. Night Shift uses your iOS device’s clock and geolocation to determine when it’s sunset in your location. Then it automatically shifts the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum, making it easier on your eyes. In the morning, it returns the display to its regular settings. Pleasant dreams.

Source: iOS 9.3 Preview

The five keys to a successful Google team

An interesting read from Google on The five keys to a successful Google team, which can be applied to any startup employee.

Who is on a team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work, and view their contributions. So much for that magical algorithm.

We learned that there are five key dynamics that set successful teams apart from other teams at Google:

  1. Psychological safety: Can we take risks on this team without feeling insecure or embarrassed?
  2. Dependability: Can we count on each other to do high quality work on time?
  3. Structure & clarity: Are goals, roles, and execution plans on our team clear?
  4. Meaning of work: Are we working on something that is personally important for each of us?
  5. Impact of work: Do we fundamentally believe that the work we’re doing matters?

S3Backup Docker container and unRAID

I use a file server software called unRAID, which supports redundant disks with parity and other great features such as Docker support and a great community which creates plugins for any service imaginable. This is where I keep my main photo library, and I want to be certain that I don’t lose my photos — ever. Continue reading

The Martian (2015)


The Martian (2015) is the movie about astronaut Mark Watney who has been stranded on Mars after being presumed dead by his crew after a big storm made them abruptly abort the mission. Now that he is stranded on Mars with dwindling supplies, he must do what it takes to stay alive and hope for rescue. Continue reading

Worldwide Photo Walk 2015


I have attended the Worldwide Photowalk several years now (last year), but this is the first time during midday. Sadly, that shows quite a lot in the photos with their harsh shadows and bad contrast. It was a lot of fun however, and I’m already looking forward to the next time! Continue reading