The dreams, hopes and life of an ordinary man...

Month July 2020

To tattoo or not to tattoo?

If you were able to read the title of this post 10 times in a row without mistakes, you are allowed to read on 😉 If not, you probably already have a tattoo and want to know what I will… Continue Reading →

ZX81: our very first computer

So you have been programming or gaming or making creative work on your computers for a long time, and think you have seen a lot do you? Well I don’t want to flex, but sometimes it is good to be… Continue Reading →

My Inbox is empty, I can breath again

Let me ask you: how many email messages are currently in your Inbox, waiting to be processed? 200? 1500? 20000? In my case I was looking at about 1000 emails across multiple accounts, and I can safely say they felt… Continue Reading →

Trade $TSLA to buy an actual Tesla?

Just ask my wife about me and my emotional relationship with Tesla. She has seen me drooling over the cars driving by many times and besides loving its design and craftsmanship I am in awe of visionairs like Elon Musk… Continue Reading →

Why are birthdays supposed to be celebration days?

How many times have you celebrated your birthday and were happy that it was finally over? All the visitors, gifts, cake and laughters were great but boy did it feel good once the house was for yourself and cleaned up… Continue Reading →

Would you pay to game with me?

If you knew my age, my kill/death ratio in first person shooters and my overall lack of pro gaming reaction times you probably would not. But what if it was just for having a good time with a non-raging gamer… Continue Reading →

Another iPhone bites the dust

Coming from an era without Internet and mobile phones, let alone smartphones, it took a while before I purchased my first Apple iPhone. I never treated myself to a new one, so my first iPhone was a second-hand 2009 model… Continue Reading →

Is playing Pokémon GO worth giving up your privacy?

Am I even allowed to write about Pokémon at my age? It is clearly a massive name for our children and the rest of their generation, but as an old time gamer I think I should still be allowed to… Continue Reading →

My chiropractor is so funny!

He cracked me up during my first visit while mimicking my posture. I even told him – while laughing, but with respect for his knowledge – that he might as well become a stand-up comedian. I had no idea I… Continue Reading →

Why schools do not teach you about money

First of all: I like money. I am not rich and I won’t do stupid things to gather more, but even as a kid I enjoyed stacking my few cents and measuring how high I already saved them up. Once… Continue Reading →

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