Learned something again and more

I always plan to do more with this blog. To tell something and perhaps give some input to others that will help them. Like the other tens of thousands of blogs and websites I can learn  from every day.

The past few weeks I have been quite offline during my free time. We have build a new terrace, which was already planned when we moved into this house a few years ago. At that time, I just didn't think we would do it all alone.

Next to building and plastering a wall (at least 3,5 x 2 m in size), the extraction, the gravel, pulling of the grit and cutting the plates I've learned that there is simply no need to ask a craftsmen. If you ask how to do one or the other, you get two or three answers which are obsolet one week later. Almost like developers.

And then I taught myself how to solve a Rubik's Cube. My little son brought them in and actually wanted to learn it too. Because I can't help him, I had to have learn it by myself and so I can now solve the cube in a little bit over two minutes with the beginner method. If I will learn other algorithms to solve it in under a minute... I do not know yet.

I will start learning again for the certification of a TYPO3 developer (TCCD). I was able to extend the TCCI certification by one year last Friday, whereby I think that the procedure is worth considering. Just because I took part in a presentation of the innovations of TYPO3 10, which I held in my department in a similar way shortly after its appearance, I have collected a lot of suggestions, but I don't master them. Perhaps this is because I was one of the last ones where the certification is normally valid for three years, the new certificates are only valid for two years.

For the preparations I work through the Exam Study Guide for the Official TCCD Certification of the TYPO3 Association (https://leanpub.com/typo3certifieddeveloper-en) and this time I decided for me to write a blog post for each topic or question that I don't answer correctly when I was studying, in which I then work on this topic. The best way to learn is to write a cheat sheet. There will definitely be some posts. ;-)

A weird time

It's been a weird time when nobody can say, how it will develop. Everyone is swimming.
And even if the effects can already be seen on the horizon and they will be hitting us hard, are all people (TM) kind of friendly to each other. Okay, except the people you get too close to when shopping. They look pretty angry. Or fearful.

Where no man has gone before...

The appearance of Bladerunner on gog.com today made me slightly confused, but I am sticking on my plan, to play both Star Trek adventures. The winter is here on the calendar and maybe I will find some time over the holidays.

 

How can you only live without a shell?

Hello, my name is Stephan, I'm in the beginning of my fourties and I'm developing under Windows.This is how I would introduce myself to the anonymous developers. After twelve years with macOS I must occupationally get along with Windows since middle of this year. What is going well now, because Windows isn't more bad than macOS or Linux. And the other are not better. Only different.
You realize, I'm in the phase of denial.

But honestly, what do I really need? An IDE (PhpStorm) and DDEV as configuration software for Docker. And a shell.
And the last one is missing under Windows. cmd.exe and the Windows PowerShell can't belong to iTerm2 with Oh My Zsh. And also after several months I'm crying after my shell under macOS. I have by now found a replacement with ConEmu and Oh My Posh but a PowerShell really does not feel so good in comparison to zsh. But there is also the Quake mode with ConEmu.