In continuation of week 23, here are a few thoughts and things that caught my attention in the 24th week of 2024.

My eldest son has a guest student from America visiting, who will be staying with us for the next three weeks. Last week was therefore very much about preparation and, after his arrival, a lot of social activities. I really hope, he enjoys his stay with us ๐Ÿ˜….

I still watched the WWDC keynote and exceptionally listened to the Talk Show. I will leave the further reporting and commentary to others. Besides that, there was very little I watched this week or that I had a chance to try.

  • ๐Ÿ” Somewhere I stumbled upon fastfetch-cli, which can also be installed via Homebrew; a nice tool for the CLI.

  • ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ If you would like to use an event countdown iOS app but don’t want to spend money on a subscription for Up Ahead or Pinning, you might want to take a look at Countdown Widget - The best app for your important events.

  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Very beautiful wallpapers: macOS Sequoia 1984 Macintosh Wallpapers.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ A new version of Barcodes for iOS was released. I don’t carry many plastic cards anymore, but this seems to be a very nice app to digitize them.

  • ๐ŸŽฌ The trailer for DOOM: The Dark Ages was released.

  • ๐Ÿค– Robb has declared war on AI companies: Blocking Bots with Nginx and Perplexity AI Is Lying about Their User Agent.

  • ๐Ÿป Somehow, half of my timeline seems to be discovering Bear Blog, and I had to first learn that it has nothing to do with the app Bear - Markdown Notes.

  • ๐Ÿ˜Š I was very pleased that Lou mentioned me on his Junited List.

  • ๐ŸŽฎ My wife doesn’t like video games being played in the living room, and she also doesn’t want to tolerate a bigger TV there1. On the other hand, my 24" 4K LG monitor for the Mac in my room unfortunately doesn’t have an HDMI input, so I could only use the PS5 remotely or when she was already in bed. That should change, and last week I was looking for a monitor that is at least 27" in size, provides 4K, 120 Hz, 90 W USB-C PD Upstream with DP alt., Audio out, at least one HDMI input, and could actually be purchased. The picture quality should also not be terrible. There are shockingly few options. Anyway, it ended up being the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDM and I am totally blown away ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ.

Have a wonderful week! ๐ŸŒŸ

Update 2024-06-18: added link to ๐Ÿค– paragraph

  1. ours is only Full HD and 32" ๐Ÿ˜ข ↩︎