Ricco Førgaard

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.

AirPod Freedom

For two whole days now I’ve been outside painting my house. For almost the entire time I wore my AirPods listening to podcasts and audio books.

The freedom AirPods give is heavily underestimated, I think. I didn’t have to keep my phone in a pocket and get annoyed by the cord for the headset. I put the phone in a relatively safe place nearby and I had to go pretty far away from it before the connection would drop. Not a single time did one of the AirPods fall out of my ear or in any other way cause me trouble. They were completely out of the way.

I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, and I think the AirPods are one of the greatest new products from Apple since the iPhone. Of course, wireless headsets aren’t something new, but the execution is so damn perfect.

One downside to the AirPods is lack of noise cancelling. I look at it as a trade off; do I want next to complete freedom and no noise cancelling or do I want noise cancelling and a huge lumpy thing on my head (not to mention sweaty ears on hot summer days)? It depends on the situation, of course. For my daily commute and even short flights there’s no doubt that I prefer the light AirPods (even though the bus can be insanely noisy and noise cancelling is bliss), but on longer trips my Bose headset has more advantages in terms of noise cancelling and battery life.

I’m interested to see if Apple will give us next generation AirPods this year and if so, what will be improved? I suppose noise cancelling is one possibility, even though I imagine it must be hard given that AirPods don’t close the ear canal. Another “feature” could be smaller plugs (critics seem to always point at the long “stick” on the side of your head) and perhaps longer battery life.