A week or so before Christmas, we traditionally go to the square to pick out a julgran (Christmas tree). This year, Sanna found the perfect one in less than 30 seconds! It’s a stunning spruce, now fully lit and decorated. 🎄
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Simone Giertz on comfort building:
So I woke up this morning feeling really overwhelmed and sad for no good reason, so I’m treating myself to a day of wearing sweatpants and refurbishing this old fire alarm.
So Lex just disputed a parking fine with ChatGPT, and it was successfully withdrawn. How cool is that?
Today we made caramel candy. 🤤 Wrapping them all kept me busy for a while.
Better late than never: Apple introduces end-to-encryption for “iCloud Backup, Photos, Notes, and more.” 🥳 Available to me and others outside the US “early 2023”.
Apple’s Self Service Repair program is now available in Sweden. I’ve performed repairs and battery replacements on Apple devices: haphazardly and for cheap, with hairdryers, etc. I’m curious, might try the official experience next time my iPhone 12 mini needs a new battery.
This year I made an advent calendar for Sanna. Presents are “hidden” around the flat, and she gets to choose one to open every morning. Loot so far: fancy coffee and a gift card for a three-course dinner (cooked by me).
Yes, some of the gifts might benefit yours truly as well. 😋
If you’re the family tech support, hooking up loved ones with password managers is the best Christmas gift you can give. Online safety is essential, and friends don’t let friends go without a password manager.
P.s. Om dina nära och kära förstår svenska, tipsa dem om min kurs. 😉
I love the opening credits for The White Lotus. Music and visuals! 🥰 Also, does this guy catch any fish? Is he even fishing? Who knows? 🤷
With a breakfast like this, it’s easy to muster the motivation to get out of bed. 😊
Many years ago, I made a commitment to find the Secret of Monkey Island. First, as a sidekick to my sister, who played the game. Then, on my own, once my English got better.
Today, ~25 years after backseat-playing the first game, Sanna and I finally found the secret. 🏴☠️
Our morning coffee ritual begins 6–8 hours before the first sip. Before bed, I fill the coffeemaker with water and ground beans. Then, two freshly brewed cups are only a flip of the switch away once we wake up. 🥱 ☕️
Sipping my morning coffee and reading Why writing by hand is still the best way to retain information.