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Survival guide to School 42 Piscine in Silicon Valley

I intend to keep this post up to date. If you notice anything missing or incorrect then please send me an email at hello@kristofk.com. This article isn’t a “What I learned at the piscine” or a “Top tips for the piscine”. This article is a handbook, a manual… a survival guide to the Piscine. Because the piscine is the survival of the fittest (wh...

Book review: The Effective Executive

The Effective Executive The definitive guide to getting things done by Peter F. Drucker I listened to this book with Audible at 1.5x speed mostly. It didn’t take me long to finish this book. It takes less then a week for me and I can only imagine how fast proficient readers can burn through this book. I got the inspiration to read this book fro...

A new beginning

Hello new world… This is the new face of kristofk.com. This version of the website is static so it should much better than the previous version which was developed using Wordpress. All my previous content still lives securely on the previous version of my website available at old.kristofk.com.

Response to Stack Overflow being unwelcoming

Stack Overflow not that long ago released a blog post about how Stack Overflow isn’t welcoming and that they mean to change that. At the end of the post, they are asking for feedback from users. This is my feedback and response to that post. Fun fun function made a video loosely tied to this blog post where MPJ talks about politeness and clear ...

Evolve Your Brain – Book Review & Summary

General info This book was a longer book, it is about 15hours of listening on Audible. I read it at 2x speed and finished it in about 2weeks.
I really liked the book as a whole even though there were some boring parts in it.
If you read the Psycho-Cybernetics before then you can think of this book as an expansion and update of that. This book e...

class init – Swift initializers pt. 2

This is part 2 of Swift initializers. You can find part 1 here. This post is going to be an exhaustive guide to initializers for Classes in Swift. I created a diagram about all the topics I am going to discuss here. Class A class is a reference type in Swift meaning that each time you copy the instance it is going copy only the reference to...

struct init – Swift initializers pt. 1

The topic of initialization in Swift if very important. You come across it every day. It is not a hard topic at all but there are many types of initalizers. This is a no-nonsense, in-depth look at initializer. The process of initialization in Swift encapsulates everything that is needed to prepare a type for use. Reference and Value types diffe...

Events, releases, utilities • iDevReport • Week 11, 2018

There are new interesting events coming up and there are some new interesting utilities you might want to use in your workflow. Releases Apple released new beta software: macOS 10.13.4 beta 5 (17E182a) Track features on 9to5mac iOS 11.3 beta 5 (15E5211a), iOS 11.3 beta 6 (15E5216a) The release notes for beta 5 is the same as beta 4 Track...