palladion Posts

QWERTY should be dead

QWERTY is an incredibly dated keyboard layout providing only disadvantages from a technical and usability point of view. Why is it still around; and what are the alternatives? enter the rabbit’s burrow After falling down the rabbit hole when I started to read the mechanical keyboard Reddit, I bought myself a really nice mechanical keyboard […]

a lack of scientific rigor

This is going to be a long one because it needs some introduction to give context to my experience. Back to the issue at hand—science. It as fascinating for me how systems can function and fulfill their goal despite being critically flawed. One such system is science. When I was young I dreamed of becoming […]

seeker of truth

I consider myself a seeker of truth. Most people ascribe this title to themselves because it sounds virtuous. However, I think that most people are seekers of convenient truth. They do not actually want truth, especially not if it challenges their held believes. I dare to say that I am a seeker of truth in […]

domain update

I recently bought palladion.tech and I will slowly transition all my sites to that. The current URL palladion.it should generally still work until 04.2021 but will cease to exist after that. The transition will also probably break a few things. I expect matrix and email to break because some of the configurations need to be […]

when you have a hammer…

I am sure you can complete the saying in your head. And this post is about exactly that, being blinded by the hammer. In a previous blog post I wrote about setting up Webstorm development with docker. After progressing further in my project I needed to setup more complicated configurations and what seemed an easy […]

ultralearning

by Scott Young synopsis In 2012 Scott Young started a challenge to learn the entire 4 year MIT computer science curriculum in just 12 months. Based on his idea of super efficient learning, he composed a book called “Ultralearning”. The whole idea of his book is to explain how he approached this, and similar projects […]

community and motivation

With the current black plague and the necessity to work from home, many people told me that it is difficult for them to stay motivated. This seems to be widespread and all the other bloggers I read on a regular basis have tackled this issue from their own perspective. Mark Manson wrote about it in […]

crafting as therapy

If you are a knowledge worker like me, then you might also have the feeling that only working in the digital realm is dissatisfactory. Maybe it is because like me, you grew up using your hands for, both, leisure and work. Coming from the countryside and spending most of my waking hours in front of […]

node.js express debugging inside a docker container with Webstorm

If you don’t care how I came to write this post and you only care about the meat in the title then scoll down to “setting up the Webstorm project“. Beware that this info was written in the midst of virulent ragnarök and the information might be stale. wasting time on the old internet Recently […]