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2023 Recap

December quick recap December went past quite fast, I had a quite a few great dinner parties with friends where we ate good traditional Norwegian christmas food. Then I spent the new years in Playa Flamenca next to Alicante, Spain. It was a great trip with old and new friends! January quick recap In January I started doing group training at the gym, that’s pretty fun and it’s a big differene from my usual casual weight lifting....

February 10, 2024 · 4 min · Mathias Haugsbø

2023 November recap

2023 November Yet another month has passed and it’s time to recap what I’ve been doing! Monthly principle 🌟 Write meeting notes, documentations, questions, answers, etc. in public searchable spaces. This is something I have seen an increasing need for in my daily work life, you can read more about why in my blogpost Value of transparent notes. Finances 💰 My networth increased by 12.5% in November! Both crypty and stocks are even more up....

December 1, 2023 · 3 min · Mathias Haugsbø

Transparent notes

Transparent notes The value of notes and action items are undisputed. If you leave a meeting without any action items or notes, did you really have a meeting? I think not. The second layer of value comes from collaboration on the notes. Sharing your notes with colleagues allows them to also benefit from the notes. This is a very important step in building a strong resilient team. It also allows for a more open and transparent culture....

November 23, 2023 · 4 min · Mathias Haugsbø

Unlock City Bike With Siri

Motivation Winter is coming and gloves are worn, so unlocking the bike with the app is a bit cumbersome as I need to take off my gloves. I want to be able to unlock the bike by pressing my AirPods and say “bysykkel” which then unlocks a bike. Reverse engineering process In order to unlock the bike, I needed to find out how the Bergen BySykkel app communicates with the backend....

November 21, 2023 · 3 min · Mathias Haugsbø

2023 October recap

2023 October October, my birthday month 🎉 is over and it’s time to recap what I’ve been doing! Monthly principle “Never start a chat with ‘Hi’.” “Reduce use of this and that, be clear and consise.” “Include full context in chat/email messages.” This months principles is about making communication more effective. As a friend of me wrote on hos blog timharek.no/blog/no-hello, starting a chat with “Hi” and then waiting for an answer, is a waste of time....

November 8, 2023 · 4 min · Mathias Haugsbø