Author Archives: Michael Simons

Do some puzzles sometimes

03-Feb-21

Wait, I here you say “This guy writing there, didn’t he write about not having time and energy for site projects?”: Honestly, I admire all the folks in my IT bubble starting and finishing new side projects. How do you do it these days? I have a hard time already distinguishing Blursday 1…5 and the […]

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Minecraft terminology for Java developers

03-Jan-21

My eldest kid – 11 at the time of writing – has been into Minecraft for some time now. I tried to motivate him on various ages to do some kinda programming with me. We tried Scratch, Lego Mindstorms (one of the few sets that is gathering dust) and a couple of other things. We […]

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Music 2020. Wrapped.

05-Dec-20

Everyone and their dog is posting their Spotify Wrapped thing. It’s 2020, i still don’t have Spotify, but despite my increasing age, I still listen to a ton of music. When I started to work remotely back in 2018, one of the biggest perks for me was – apart from not having to commute – […]

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Hacking with Spring Boot 2.3

03-Jul-20

A couple of weeks ago, I received a paper copy of “Hacking with Spring Boot 2.3 – Reactive Edition” by Greg L. Turnquist. Greg sent this copy to me free of charge for a review. Thanks for that! I’m happy about the opportunity to read a new Spring Boot book after I published one myself […]

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