Barcelona’s anti-privacy plan for public transport

In awful news recently, TMB (Barcelona’s Metropolian area Transport) has announced some tickets will no longer be available in paper form starting next year. These tickets will only be available through a mobile app or a contactless plastic card ๐Ÿ˜ฑThe tickets are those with monthly validity and such. Not single tickets. ๐Ÿš‡ But Ricard, this […]

Weeknote 19 (2023)

๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ We have been enjoying this little place 10 minutes from home where tacos are cheap, as they should. I’ve been complaining for years that there are no fair-priced Mexican restaurants in Barcelona.In most Mexican restaurants the food is not abundant and it’s quite simple. Like nachos, with cheese, some meat, and guacamole. It’s not […]

Fediverse etiquette

It was inevitable, as Thanos said. When Twitter users migrated to the Fediverse the culture was about to change. Thankfully the majority of my interactions are still within that old and nice culture of exchange ๐Ÿ˜Œ I’ve had, however, some disappointments I want to share where I have zero tolerance for. Your time, my time, […]

Reclaiming email ownership

โš ๏ธ This blog post is a little bit technical, sorry in advance! Read quite some stuff this past few weeks about email. Self hosting email is great but it has nothing do to with privacy. If you send emails to your contacts at, let’s say, @gmail accounts then Google has your emails (unless you encrypt […]

The Prime effect

For years I have been enjoying my Amazon Prime subscription. At work, we get vouchers for it so I use Amazon more than I would without them. Amazon is my go-to, I always check that first before checking other stores.  The thing is… I’ve gotten used to the super fast delivery and incredible logistics ๐Ÿ’ฏ […]

Getting conned by airlines

Airlines… where do I begin. I have been lining up my upcoming travels for Setember and October. Boy is it fun to look at ticket pricing ๐Ÿ™„ There are not many things I hate more than being ripped off. One day a ticket from Barcelona to Zurich is 75โ‚ฌ, a few days later it’s 160โ‚ฌ. […]

Twitter Notes, but why?

Twitter just anounced a new longer format tweets notes are coming. No longer you will be bound at 280 characters. Look at the screenshot I’ve attached. The user interface is so clean, so minimalistic, your eyes immediately focus on what really matters, no clutter, no multiple calls to action…. Just UX perfection. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ If you’re […]

Social media makes no sense

You can spend hours researching, coding, testing, then writing a blog post to share with the world. Or you can simply send a tweet ๐Ÿฆ Recently I shared a small piece of code on Twitter and it got lots of love. I don’t think I’ve ever had such engagement. At the moment of this writing […]