A timeless time machine

In the picture below you see my first love computer: the Schneider CPC 464. It had a build-in tape deck and was sold with either a green or a color monitor. It was never as popular as its rival, the C64, but that did’t matter to me. I got the brownish monolith in ’85 as a Christmas present and 35 years later it still looks timeless, I think.

Sure, the screen is a bit small (size and resolution wise) for todays standard, 64k RAM is not too great, and music tapes are not a popular storage medium anymore – but it can still play the game heroes of my childhood: Elite, Gauntlet, and Saboteur.
That’s why I decided a while ago to re-buy my first computer, since I sold mine in my late teens to get money for a newer one.

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No longer AFK

Hey, long time no hear. I hope you are still around and haven’t given up on me. The last two months were quite busy, so I didn’t find the time to write. Sorry for that.

But I have a long list of things I want to tell you. This post will be a short update on the things that have kept my attention.

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Alexa and me

About four months ago Alexa moved in with me. She’s a quiet but witty flatmate. She connected with my WiFi speaker, immediately. Yes, she is a real tech geek. Soon she took over music and radio management for my place.

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Happy Birthday, dear Axure book

Five years ago, in 2012, I released a small e-book on the Amazon Kindle platform called Axure for Mobile. At that time Axure 6.5 was just released, offering quite a few enhancements for mobile prototyping (swiping events, the mobile settings panel, etc.). My book described these new features and offered quite a few hacks which made mobile prototyping way easier.

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Let’s reboot

The other day I thought I should try to take another stab at blogging. My last blog post is from 2014 and was an uninspired embed of a presentation I gave. But that is easier thought than done. Especially if you want to do things “right” – whatever that means.

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