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Laser-Cutting Custom Fidget Spinners

The fidget spinner trend is pretty much over, as can be easily seen by the fact that they can now be bought virtually everywhere for as little as €1. At the time everybody was still talking about them, I thought, why not design and build my own? I guess I just wanted to find a reason to use Formulor, a service which lets you order custom laser-cut materials, in this case acrylic glass, by uploading a simple Illustrator file. Read more...

The iPhone 7 Headphone Jack

It was a huge controversy when the iPhone 7 was released. Apple dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of their Lightning port. That is, their earphones now come with a Lightning jack. I usually like to give changes like this a try for a while before getting all upset, as the rest of the Internet appears to do sometimes. A few months have passed since I’ve got my iPhone 7 and my verdict is out: I don’t like it. Read more...

Learning Swift

Started learning Swift. This seems to be a good moment to finally get into iOS programming. What I’ve seen so far looks ok, although I’ve recently started to really enjoy simpler languages (more on that later). The trend in the last few years seemed to be to add more and more “features” to a language based on whatever the trend is at the time. Generics, closures, features from functional languages. I don’t really think it’s needed — I’d like an OO language to remain OO, I don’t need it to become a functional language. Read more...