Post confinement 

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I’ve been commuting back and forth to my office for over a month now, occasionally eating in restaurants and generally going on with my life as before. Or am I?

Remember those strange times a few weeks ago when everyone was looking at each other with suspicion, changing side of the road to keep distances (or not), the stress associated with shopping, hoping to find some bread, flour or toilet paper? Not to mention masks or disinfectant. We quickly forget.

It’s like time froze for a brief moment. For instance, I was struck by the number of clocks that were still on Winter time in May, including my car.

Switzerland slowly eased out of semi confinement on April 27th, stretched out on May 11th, and it was downhill from there. On June 22nd, only the gatherings of more than 1000 people were forbidden.

Early July, the EU borders opened, flights resumed and easyJet flash sale ads flooded our inboxes. Community trends are back to normal, except for transit which is still 20% lower than the pre-confinement average. Driving in town is way over average, as a slice of people riding public transport was transferred to personal cars.

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Recent Logs — or the next 10 entries

Well, they might not be all that recent. You'll find the older entries in the archives.

  • Safari’s Responsive Design Mode triggers Cloudflare error 1010

    If you are using Safari’s Responsive Design Mode to test a site using Cloudflare, you might run into 1010 errors and see your access denied to the website (even if it’s your own).

  • Organising my iPhone Home screen

    Among the major features of iOS 14 announced last Monday at WWDC, were App Library and Widgets, both of which impact how your SpringBoard (or Home screen) is organised and how you access apps.

  • My initial thoughts on the macOS Big Sur redesign

    I found this year’s WWDC 2020 quite overwhelming in terms of what has been announced.

  • Time to party

    After weeks of uncertainty, followed by the announcement that the June exams were cancelled, her Collège Director decided to organise a graduation ceremony on Monday, June 22nd to close the 4 years leading up to the Maturité fédérale, the Swiss public high school’s diploma giving students access to the universities and polytechnic schools, in Switzerland and abroad.

  • Letting that fine sand slip through

    It’s been a month since my last post. June (the best month of the year - wink) has come and almost gone as fine sand slipping through your fingers.

  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

    Emmanuel Acho sits down to have an “uncomfortable conversation” with white America, in order to educate and inform on racism, system racism, social injustice, rioting & the hurt African Americans are feeling today.

  • A trip to the Apple Store in COVID-19 times

    I had an appointment at the Apple Store last Tuesday to fix my AirPods Pro issue. The experience was quite different from what I was used to.

  • Ecamm Call Recorder does not show up in Skype 8.60

    This morning I noticed that Ecamm Call Recorder stopped working with Skype 8.60. I wrote an Automator script to restore the previous version.

  • AirPods Pro clicking sound with Noise Cancellation on

    Early March, my left AirPod Pro started to whistle or crackle when I put it on, before playing anything. Today, I only have to touch it ever so slightly, to hear a continuous clicking sound.

  • Week #8 of semi confinement

    It’s almost 2 months now since the semi confinement was ordered, and this Monday will see most of the businesses return to our new normal.

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Cambodia — via Bangkok and the Gulf of Thailand

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So, we are off to South East Asia again. This might be the last time (or not) Emma comes with us. Mathias is off to Myanmar solo, and to Indonesia with Célia this Summer, so we decided to explore Cambodia, eventhough it’s the wet season.