In continuation of week 21, here are a few thoughts and things that caught my attention in the 22. week of 2024:

  • ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ This week was relatively quiet in terms of tech-related news, partly because my wife had a bicycle accident in the middle of the week. I have borrowed a car, transported her 100 km from one hospital to the local one, she had surgery, and now she is hopefully recovering quickly at home and will soon be back on her feet (and back on the bike).

  • ๐ŸŒฆ๏ธ CARROT Weather has been released in version 6.

  • ๐Ÿ’ป The trick on how to Get ChatGPT for Mac and skip the waitlist actually works seamlessly.

  • โฏ๏ธ This week, I repeatedly1 came across IINA - the modern media player for macOS - which I amusingly already had in my bookmarks collection but hadn’t looked at yet. While I was at it, I finally connected Transloader with Downie. BTW: Papertube - Turn any YouTube podcast, TED Talk, or chat into easy-to-read text with real speaker names: I need to take a closer look at it when I get the chance. And while I’m at it, cobalt also looks like an interesting service.

  • ๐Ÿ“ pixelgraphix pointed out Bebop. If Drafts is an overkill (or maybe too expensive) for you, you might be able to quickly and easily push texts to Obsidian with this really nice app.

  • ๐Ÿ“… I use Dato, but if you’re only interested in the Week Number in the menu bar, you can install the app of the same name from the same developer for free.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ I completely overlooked that there is now a sister application for iOS for Carbon Copy Cloner. I need to check it out when I get the chance.

  • ๐ŸŽฅ โ€ŽKino - Pro Video Camera from the makers of Halide has been released. It also looks very promising.

  • ๐ŸŽฎ In a quiet moment, I need to take a closer look at this: Another Majora’s Mask PC Port Is Here.

  • ๐ŸŽฎ I wasn’t aware until now that you can even run Android on the Steam Deck. I’ll keep that in mind until I figure out what I would actually use it for ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

  • ๐Ÿ’ป Recently, I wanted to find out what a specific setting is called in English in macOS System Settings, so I set up a virtual macOS installation with UTM - Virtual machines for Mac. Wow, that was easy. (Unfortunately, I can’t manage to access external USB devices/hard drives yet.) Next, I should get into Docker…

  • ๐ŸŽฎ This week, after more than two months, my “repaired,” i.e., replaced Playdate arrived. It’s now the third one. Maybe this one will last a bit longer ๐Ÿคž.

  • ๐ŸŽฎ I also acquired an old Nintendo N64 console. The picture quality of PAL games on the PAL version of the console is abysmally bad on my LG LED TV. Interestingly, NTSC games, started from the Everdrive, look good ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ.

  • ๐ŸŒ I was happy to hear from Adam again.

Have a great week and take care ๐Ÿ˜‡

  1. among others at Markus (blog in ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช) ↩︎