Henrik Sommerfeld

The Grass is Greener on the Other Side

Approaching 40 years old and two years since I changed direction as a software developer, I conclude that the grass really is greener on the other side. Perhaps I should have jumped earlier. Git hooks are better than deployment weekends! Read →

Asuswrt-Merlin Firmware Update Checker

I have an Asus RT-AC68U router at home. I’ve previously used the build-in update checker together with a notification script that ran on the router itself. Recently I noticed that I hadn’t got any update notifications in a long time, one of the downsides of silent failures. This is my custom code that looks for updates. Read →

MacOS Alternative to Notepad++

Having switched from Windows to Mac quite recently, there is one application in particular that I’m missing – Notepad++. After trying Notes and Stickes, Brackets and a bunch of others, I had to rethink what I was actually using Notepad++ for and which characteristics I was appreciating the most. Read →

Code Quality and Automated Tests for Legacy Systems

My team recently had a discussion trying to agree on a few rules of thumb for our ambition level regarding code quality and automated tests for our legacy systems. These systems are business-critical, but planned to be replaced in a Big Bang fashion. Read →

Settings for new MacBook Pro

I recently bought a new machine, a MacBook Pro 16", and this is my initial configuration. I'm documenting this for my future self so I have something to cherry-pick from if I will ever configure a new Mac from scratch. Some of these things might not be relevant in future versions of macOS or for future versions of myself, so I don't see a point in automating it. Read →
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