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Weekly digest 2022-50

While listening to the beautiful Kahedi Radio Show, I’m having a hard time this week to put down words; I feel done for the year. Wrt music, one interesting documentary I watched last week was this: It’s about the ever increasing prices of concert tickets and about the business of Ticketmaster, Livenation and Eventim. And […]

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Weekly digest 2022-49

This has been a somewhat bleak and dark week and I’m not feeling overall happy, I have to say. The weekend was pretty excellent with me doing the ATG-Winterlauf for the forth time: Despite being now way too much over 40, I just got faster every time. 16km with a pace of 4:16. That is […]

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Weekly digest 2022-48

It’s getting bleak outside but as you might have guessed, it does not stop me from getting outside. Last week I managed to increase my Veloviewer maximum square to 40×40 tiles. That is kinda of an online game connected to Strava. I am a big fan of both services. The goal with the squad is […]

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Weekly digest 2022-47

And another week gone. Time flies. It seems that I manage to make a habit out of note taking and writing about it later. I notice a big change in my days not having the urgent need to tweet everything all at once all the time. As shown in my last digest, I put the […]

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Weekly digest 2022-46

Last week, I received quite a lot of really positive feedback for my first attempt at writing a digest. Thank you for that Kevin and Frederik, super kind of you! Even Payara picked it up. One thing that I have changed this week is my iPhone home screen from which I removed the Twitter app […]

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Weekly digest 2022-45

Tja, it had to happen at some point: Twitter is dying, I need a new old outlet. I have now this but also this After thinking it for a while now: I am more angry at Musk than I ever thought I would be. Twitter has been a tremendous source of joy, friends and real […]

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Hi! My name is Michael Simons. I live in Aachen and create software for a living. You can read more about me on the "About me" page. This blog mostly contains posts about Java and Softwarearchitecture with a strong focus on the Spring eco system.
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Good stuff cannot be achieved alone. A salute to several great people in my life: NetBeans Dream team and more. And certainly, lots of ❤️ to my family and my wife who always supports me and my crazy ideas.