I’ve had some time to clean up and get rid of dusty things in my life. We’ve all had that time, I guess. Besides physical things, I’ve also cleaned plenty of digital assets that I no longer need. The intention… Read More »What about those blog posts that I’ve never published?
I’ve had a guidebook on the English grammar on my desk for the better part of the last decade. It’s a classic – the Elements of Style. I rarely write longer essays in my native Finnish, and as Finnish is… Read More »Check your grammar! Understanding the security implications with cloud-based grammar checkers
I recently received a new laptop from work. It’s a Surface Book 2 (the 15″ model). It’s beyond great, although I’ve used it less in recent weeks than I anticipated. At home I rarely need to use a laptop –… Read More »Security awareness: Are you using separate laptops for work and personal use?
If you work in tech, you’ve possibly internalized that the technologies, services, platforms and tools you have at your disposal are almost limitless and exciting at the same time. I’ve spent a few years building my toolbox so that it… Read More »5 things with productivity tools that frustrate me to no end
I love gadgets, and I love reading, too. It’s a nice combination, as there’s always a new shiny gadget that one just has to buy – for reading, of course. I currently own an Amazon Kindle Oasis (2018) device, a… Read More »Choosing a suitable device for reading articles, docs, and ebooks
In my role as an architect, I’m often faced with limited time, scarce resources, and considerable expectations on how I deliver my services. It isn’t uncommon that within a single day working with a customer we work through Microsoft Teams… Read More »Learning quickly as a consultant: Efficient learning strategies
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love gadgets. There has been a time in my life I accidentally landed with some surplus money, and while many people wiser than me would probably have invested said money… Read More »Five indispensable gadgets I use in my home office
I’ve loved – and yes, I really mean it – Windows 10 since it became available back in 2015. I run Windows 10 on all three of my main machines – two laptops and one beefy workstation, and use this… Read More »Windows 10 19H1 (1903) update: Top 5 new features
Late last year I decided to place an order for a Oura Ring, the smart wellness and activity tracking ring from the Finnish startup. It took a few months to arrive, as they seem to be in high demand. While… Read More »Living with Oura Ring – the smart way to track wellness and activity
I’ve used modern smartphones for a long time. I remember purchasing the first Nokia phone with a camera (7650) in mid-2002, and it was fabulous. The 0.3-megapixel images I was able to capture were grainy, but I was taking pictures… Read More »Hello, iPhone! (and bye, Android)
I’ve been using computers since I was 5. I’ve worked in IT more or less full time since I was 13. For all this time, I’ve used an endless amount of software written by people I’ve never met and whom… Read More »I feel bad for not paying for quality software – so I made a small donation
Today, Monday, April 30, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 April 2018 Update. This was formerly known as Redstone 4, or Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. For me, it’s just “that update to 1803 or 1804 or whatever it will be… Read More »My favorite features with Windows 10 April 2018 update
In Spring 2013, I decided to start working more often from home consciously. One of the reasons for this was – obviously – the open office, which I felt was a productivity blocker for me. My commute isn’t that bad… Read More »Working from home: Using a standing desk