Patreon account

I now have a Patreon account! I’ve ummed and ahhed about this for some time, but I just recently decided to open a Patreon account for anyone to wants to support my work. This may seem a little cheeky to some, but creating consumer software is not exactly highly profitable. It’s more of a labor of love. Don’t get me wrong, being my own boss and the freedom that provides is amazing. »

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Reverse Engineering Safari's Cookies.binaryCookies file format

An Indie Developer’s short tale in overcoming one of MANY problems developing for the macOS platform Building products for the Apple ecosystem, while a very rewarding experience can be stressful… especially around the dates for the Worldwide Developers Conference. This is when Apple give us Devs just a few months to prepare for the next macOS release, with all the deprecations and outright course changes that come with it. The situation I was working solo on the simple cookie manager app for Safari at the time. »

Installing Listmonk Newsletter manager

Up until recently i was using Mailtrain, a fantastic opensource newsletter manager built in Node.js. I never had any problems with it, but… it hasn’t seen an update since Sep 2018, the system requirements for the upcoming v2 release seem a little steep. The setup is a little funky to get just right, and the templating system always bothered me how cumbersome it was. Ive had mye eye on migrating away for some time, but never could find the right project to jump ship too. »

New Tattoo

To anyone that knows me, it’s no surprise that I like tattoos. For a while there, I even had my own tattoo gun which I bought on ebay for around 40€… You can imagine the quality of that great machine. 😁 Over the years, I have been tattooed around 50x, so Im no stranger to the experience, and actually quite enjoy the whole ritual of being tatttooed. The sound, the smell and even the pain - is all something I look forward to. »

Intermittent Fasting

I’ve been interested in my health since I was a teenager, and have always looked at ways of improving my diet and workout regime. I remember as a teenager - being asked by a friend of one of my first girlfriend’s to talk to her about her diet. They were worried about her total lack of awareness on what she was consuming. It’s not like I had a super crazy diet, but back in the mid nineties I was snacking on muesli bars and carrots instead of chocolate bars and potato chips. »