Christian Heilmann

The (very) short story of “Ideasoft”

December 22nd, 2022

When I was a kid, access to computers was at a premium. We had a few in school, and there were department stores that had them on display. You could do whatever you wanted with those, as the sales people in the store had no idea what they are or do (think Best Buy but […]

Microdosing burnout – on working remote and in a different time zone

December 19th, 2022

I’ve been working remotely in the EU for US companies for the last 15 years. On paper, this sounds like an excellent gig. You get the salaries and bleeding edge work of a US employee but you also get the job security that comes with a European contract. If used correctly, an 8-9 hour time […]

What’s new in DevTools 108 video and blooper reel

December 16th, 2022

Whenever we release a new (stable channel) version of Microsoft Edge, we also create a short video showing all the new features. This time in 108, it was my job to record it and it features my glorious flat and a Kurzgesagt hoodie. You can see it in the browser or on the Microsoft Edge […]

Barrierefreiheit mit Computern 1985 – ein faszinierender Artikel

December 16th, 2022

Beim stöbern nach alten Artikeln im 64er Magazin, das 1985 bis 1993 in Deutschland erschienen ist und suich mit dem Commodore 64 Heimcomputer beschäftigt hat, bin ich auf einen faszinierenden alten Artikel gestossen. Dieser erklärt, wie ein Computerclub in Graz mittels der Symbolsprache Bliss von 1949 und dedizierter Hardware für den C64 es behinderten Nutzern […]

Code brushes for GitHub Copilot

December 13th, 2022

Github Next now showed a new feature in GitHub Copilot labs that allows you to change code you write to make it cleaner, more robust and document it automatically. GitHub Copilot is incredible, and if you check what’s happening in the preview released as the Copilot Labs extension it will only get more amazing. Check […]