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I've been using the iPad Pro with the Magic Keyboard daily since I got mine a few weeks ago. I think I am now confident enough to write down my thoughts and share what I like and don't like about it.

If you've been holding off of buying one, I hope this clears up some things for you. These are in no particular order.

Kevin Rose recently published a Twitter-thread1 on Grammarly.

In it, he explains that while Grammarly's Terms of Service says they might store your emails, what they do looks different. They do a poor job of explaining it.

They do store what you (and only you) write but anonymized and only for the time it takes to optimize their engine. As soon as the model improves, it's destroyed.

Grammarly is the backbone of my writing. Grammarly has checked every blog post I publish. I am relieved that they care about privacy, and they don't sell our data. We got enough companies doing that already.


  1. Every Twitter-thread should be a blog post. 

When they announced that they couldn‘t license all the songs from the original two OSTs they had me worried.

But all the songs I care about are part of the official playlist. This tracklist is lit! I can‘t wait for September.

GIPHY, a leader in visual expression and creation, is joining the Facebook company today as part of the Instagram team.

And yet another service on my „nope“-list.

The amount of data they can collect from that purchase. Assuming that they didn‘t have that data anyways.

You want to play old Nintendo or Playstation games on your iPhone and iPad? Let me tell you how. All you need is a bit of patience.

Ugh, don't get me started on email-clients. I haven't found one that doesn't do something that annoys me. This one looks promising though. I just hope it allows for IMAP-accounts and isn't Gmail-only or something like that.

Why do clients even do that? Get rid of Gmail! Use Fastmail or something.

Update: Marcel found a comment saying, that the v1 is a Google-only app. 🙄

Do you know that feeling when you find something that is so useful that you wonder where the heck it has been all these years?

Halo 2: Anniversary comes to PC as the next installment in Halo: The Master Chief Collection!

Fuck yes. Kim and I have been waiting for this. We played the original games back in the days on the Xbox, and have been replaying Halo: Reach and Halo: CE when they launched on the PC.

I can‘t wait for next week!

Sometimes YouTube's algorithm recommends something that isn't a total waste of time. Sometimes. Most of it is crap. Yesterday's recommendation was good, though. It was one of these evenings where you discover a video and fall into a rabbit-hole of puzzle-videos until way too late in the night.

Cracking the Cryptic is not one of these super highly produced channels with a ton of production-budget. It's a guy playing Sudoku in his office using a webcam. With a weird video-overlay. But it is still a fun watch.

The video up there is him solving a Sudoku with only 4 digits. And how he gets the solution is crazy. Definitely a subscription for me. This is just another type of Let's Play, after all.

So, any good Sudoku-apps for iOS out there?

Some updates: I bought some lenses for my camera. I decided to get more into photography again as you might have seen from the different blogposts having a picture. I got the following lenses: the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8. A portrait lens, a lens for …