Ricco Førgaard

Wikipedia seems to be having technical issues. I think this is the first time I’ve experienced that.

Today I’m working from home. I like to do that once in a while but I mostly do it to save time on commuting when I have other things to do. I prefer the face to face interaction with my colleagues and even just putting pants on and get out of the house (I wear pants now, though).

I think GDPR is a very important thing and I welcome it, but boy am I getting tired of all the emails…

Wow, Samsung’s app ecosystem is such a train wreck. After only four apps and a lot of Googling I managed to connect my A/C to wifi and control it from my phone with a sub-par pre iOS 7 app. I hope I can update the firmware to get it into the SmartThings system which seems nice.

I like these transparent coffee mugs from IKEA.

I just went from “I have nothing to eat” to making a delicious bolognese 🤤👨‍🍳

I just returned from the movie theater where I watched Ready Player One. My verdict: Ho. Ly. Shitwhatagreatmovie. I’ll give it five DeLoreans out of five Atari 2600s.

Hustwit is making a film about Dieter Rams. I love his other films and I’m really looking forward to this one.

It's Time for an RSS Revival

It’s Time for an RSS Revival

I, for one, welcome a second act for RSS and RSS readers.

I love this piece of insight from The Old Reader creator, Ben Wolf, in 2013:

How long will it be before your Facebook stream is so full of promoted content, bizarre algorithmic decisions, and tracking cookie based shopping cart reminders that you won’t be getting any valuable information

Summer Memories


On the way from Bergen to Denmark.


The beautiful North Sea.


Traditional fishing boats. Now they’re mostly just for show.


That’s one way to avoid getting water down the pipe.


Chem trail shadow.


My kids playing at the beach.


Photogenic animal at the zoo.


My parents were raised by poor families in this place. The view is beautiful but it must have been a tough place to live 60 years ago.

I finally replaced my iPhone 6 with something newer. It had to be an iPhone 8, since iPhone X was out of the question for some reason (ask my employer).

However, I really, really like the little tactile “taps” everywhere; deleting an item, scroll a list and so on.

I have something to say that can’t fit in a post on micro.blog. I’m reluctant to start a blog because I’m afraid I don’t have more to say than the one post. I’m also reluctant to give my content to Medium.


I made a game!

No, not really. I followed a tutorial on simple game development in Go and then I made this.

Games are actually quite fun and really challenging. Now I can use some of the maths I should have learnt in school…

Ready for launch.

The camera on my phone doesn’t do the clouds this morning justice. I’d better get a new one…

I can’t help but feeling a bit of schadenfreude when I look at installation instructions for stuff. Usually it’s a short list of oneliners for different OSes and at the end there are ten steps for Windows.

A grey, rainy, and windy Sunday.

A good day for working on fun projects!

I just released a new alpha version of my Micro.blog CLI, speck. Now with support for replying and (un)following.

Install it with homebrew or compile yourself. For more information, see Github.

Be aware that speck is still an early alpha version. It only lets you list your timeline and write posts.

More features are in the pipeline, I just need to figure out where to begin ;)

Speck is now available with Homebrew.

You can install it in two easy steps:

  1. brew tap fiskeben/homebrew-tap
  2. brew install speck

Read more on Github.

This week I discovered Fountains of Wayne and especially the song Hackensack. For some reason it just really sticks. 🎵

My CLI tool for micro.blog is now available on Github. I chose to call it speck.

It’s still very much in alpha, but feel free to try it out and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help.

I’m trying out @micron, a micro.blog app for iOS by @chrislopez. It looks really good so far and it has all the features you’d expect from it. I hope to see it out of beta soon.​​​​​​​

Another test posting from my CLI tool.

If this goes well it’s now possible to create posts from a file you’ve already written. I think it can be a useful feature because you’re more in control this way.

Once this works I’ll post the code on Github.

I’m making a command line tool for micro.blog, mostly just to learn more Go.

So far it can list your timeline and, if all goes well, create new posts.

Once I have some basic functionality in place, I’ll make it public on GitHub.