Ricco Førgaard

Beautiful (iPhone) wallpapers of the new Star Wars posters.

Going micro.blog

I picked up my Go API and client for micro.blog that I made about two years ago. Boy did I not understand much back then. It’s both comforting to know that I’ve progressed and concerning to have code this bad laying out in the open.

Soon I’ll have an updated version with Go module support, better tests and all around better code but probably not any new features for now.

Yesterday I tried Untitled Goose Game. First impression is that it’s very inventive. Kudos to the team behind it. 🕹

Did you know you can write files with cat? Run cat with the > operator to pass the output to a file: $> cat > foo.txt. Then you can type or paste the content. End with a newline and then hit CTRL+C to exit and your file will be there. Useful in sparse Docker containers.

I’m writing JSON templates with jsonnet. I spent hours trying to grasp the syntax and how things work, cursing and actually considering writing my own template thing.

Then suddenly everything snaps into place. Now jsonnet is the Best Thing™ in the world.

The recipe for my Sunday slow cook.

Sunday slow cook.

An arctic fox I met the other day.

I love my Hario pour over.

I just made some kickass pizzas.

Yet another sunny day after a few days of dark threatening clouds. I’m liking this summer.

I don’t know if I’m picky or just think that my time is too valuable to risk wasting it, but way too often I end up watching stuff on Netflix I’ve seen before.

Yesterday I saw Prophets of Rage live in Bergen and it was fucking amazing! I lost my sunglasses and was literally drenched in sweat (my own and other people’s) and beer.

I made more Go

I’m a big fan of the migrate project for doing database migrations in Go apps, and I’m also a fan of the Packr asset bundler, so I wrote a source driver for Migrate to use Packr assets as the source for migration files.

This is so amazing both in terms of technology and perseverance.


My tv is stupid.

When I turn it on with the Apple TV remote it shows the antenna input, but I can turn it off fine with it.

When I turn it on with the PS4 the tv shows the PS4 input but it doesn’t turn off when I turn the PS4 off.

Did somebody create a micro.blog based Instragram alternative yet (dot com)?

Microsoft buying GitHub is not about making money on hosting code but owning a driver for Microsoft’s other software development ventures.


Yesterday I went to see a school play by my daughter’s class (6 year olds) and at least half of the kids did the Fortnite floss dance 🤷‍♂️

I wonder if it will crash as hard as the fidget spinner or not.

Microsoft buying GitHub seems like the right thing to do for New Microsoft. I’m actually confident they won’t run it to the ground. They’re not Yahoo!.

I love the cover to Weezer’s Africa cover ♥️


I’ve always had the same concerns about the auto-wipe-on-10-consecutive-passcode-fails feature in iOS. Now I have it turned on.


I like how I have to use URL shorteners to keep my posts under the 280 character limit. Takes me back.

One can question the authenticity of it but this video of a guy experiencing Rage Against the Machine’s debut album for the first time is cute.

Just going to work, that’s all.