Michal Lichwa

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2019-06-18: Sometimes one short message offsets all the long nights spent on writing code. I got a nice email …

2019-06-06: I sometimes wonder why in general people didn’t have any issues buying music albums for more …

2019-05-31: What is a better place for people from those to countries to meet than an airport in Barcelona? :-) …

2019-05-21: Watch Case 2019.5 has been approved yesterday and the new version is on the App Store now. I’m …

2019-05-20: I think the new design looks pretty decent :-) It is hard to design an app that is mainly a fancy …

2019-05-19: This new version of Watch Case will introduce lots of new features, will work on iPads and …

2019-04-14: My dad’s Poljot needed a bit of an adjustment and some cleaning. I love how it turned out. ⌚️💥🔥

2019-04-14: I’ve spent most of the weekend working on an iPad version of Watch Case. The tricky part …

2019-04-11: My goal with Watch Case App is to create an unified experience to catalog watch collections. Sort of …

2019-04-10: Touring Catalonia with an old Wostok on my wrist :-) ⌚️ 🏝🗻⛺️

2019-04-06: I’m building a new watch case from a box I got at a vintage market a few weeks ago. The box was in a …

2019-03-30: On my wrist today. An old Kirovskie watch that belonged to my grandpa… 😍🔥🕰

2019-03-29: Get it while its hot! Watch Case just landed on the App Store and you need it to keep your …

2019-03-27: On my wrist as I’m working on an iOS app for watch collectors. Makes me smile each time I look at my …

2019-03-27: Is it normal for an app to be in waiting for review for more than 3 work days? I decided to cancel …

2019-03-25: So the app made out of my interest to mechanical watches is almost ready and I would be curious to …

2019-03-01: First build of my new app called Watch Case is waiting for review for TestFlight beta tests. If you …

2019-02-27: I might keep it super simple for now. Type ‘promocode’ and it saves you money.

2019-02-27: Sometimes the best way to reset your head is to spend some time working on a passion project. …

2018-12-27: I wrote about my Seiko SCVE005. You can read it here.

2018-12-23: A turquoise Poljot from the 80’s

2018-12-22: I spent more than an hour polishing Hardlex crystal of a vintage watch and then wrote a few …

2018-12-22: Traveling home…. from a T-shirt weather to a heavy jacket weather. ⛄️

2018-12-22: Part 1 and 2 of my “vintage watch from eBay” adventures is on my blog The Dusty Watch Box. I …

2018-12-21: I had an urge to write about my grandpa’s old watch (and a few pieces I own) for a long time. …

2018-12-04: I played in a soccer tournament last Saturday. Scored a few and got sick for the next 3 days. …

2018-11-27: Modern torture device…..

2018-10-10: Im thinking about putting Ubuntu on my 2009 iMac…. 🤔🙄

2018-09-10: I just published a new app- YT Podcaster. You can read about it on its GitHub page YT Podcaster Repo …

2018-09-06: Siesta time. Our office manager knows how to relax.

2018-09-06: Our Airbnb experience. We went on a week long trip around Scotland. We didn’t really plan out our sleeping situation …

2018-09-05: Last day in Scotland. We got lost in the National Museum of Scotland for a few hours. Highly …

2018-09-05: The new Vorto is coming along nicely. Testing starts soon.

2018-09-04: 2018-08-31 I think we’ve picked a perfect time for our trip to Scotland. The summer craziness is …

2018-09-03: I’m almost done with my new app for language learners. If you’re studying languages or know someone …

2018-09-03: Lots of castles, green hills, cliffs, fish and chips and some rain. Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 is my favorite …

2018-08-24: A new season of Bundesliga is starting today. Finally!! Heja BVB 💪⚽️

2018-08-22: My first time completing a workout with RX weights. Challenging… but feels good!

2018-08-21: Just deactivated my twitter account. I wish I was able to escape Facebook too but that might be …

2018-08-18: I was thinking about writing an explainer blog post on how to set up Linode from zero to a working …

2018-08-16: A couple of days ago I posted a few photos of a watch I wear the most often. Seiko 5 is on my wrist …

2018-08-15: If I were to recommend a mechanic watch for programmers then Seiko 5 would be it. Good looking, …

2018-08-13: Summer in Barcelona. We found an evening concert at the rooftop of Casa Batllo.

2018-07-23: Fat Cow told me that it’s Go Daddy who handles emails for one of my client’s domains. Yes. I …

2018-07-21: It took me pretty much the whole Friday to structure the code in one of my projects. I’m starting to …

2018-07-21: 2018-07-17 Barcelona and it’s hidden gems :-) 2018-07-20 2018-07-21

2018-07-17: I have an📱 related workout challenge for the next WWDC for 🍏execs.. Seems impossible…. but …

2018-07-16: Ok, Monday let’s do this!

2018-07-13: Waaaaiiit what??? Icro supports images now??!!! I like it!!!! 👍👍😁

2018-07-11: Feedback please? :) mlichwa.github.io/Resume/

2018-07-11: Sometime I go for a run an don’t expect much. Same route, same hood…. And once I start …

2018-07-10: Send us your resume they said…. 5h later I’m committing a decent sized repo to Github. Of …

2018-07-09: I pushed Micro Blog Feed Importer to the Wordpress.org repo. Version 1.1.4 has lots of solid …

2018-07-08: Micro.blog Feed Importer I’m working on the next version of Micro.blog Feed Importer for Wordpress websites. There were a few …

2018-06-27: Strong foundation is the key!

2018-06-26: I’m back on Poland and trying to keep my workout streak alive. There is nothing even remotely …

2018-06-18: A perfect Cataluñan evening…

2018-06-12: I’m trying out watchOS 5. Something looks buggy with workout detection. It covered less than half of …

2018-06-10: I’m doing a No Zero Days challenge which forces me to excersise every day. Last few days we …

2018-05-28: WPEngine saved my freelance ass twice this week. If anyone of you is looking for a hassle free …

2018-05-19: I have a feeling that Apple’s response to Google assistant will be some sort of a collaboration with …

2018-05-12: One of the most pathetic season of Bundealiga just ended for BVB. Big changes are on the horizon for …

2018-04-20: It turns out that it is really hard to listen to podcasts while you’re editing a podcast. Who …

2018-04-16: Starting 32 with a good read. :-)

2018-03-19: Weird bug. Did any of you ever experienced that your paired AirPods are bothering random devices …

2018-03-18: I just noticed I reached 100 posts on Micro.blog. Just a year ago when this space wasn’t …

2018-03-15: Rock chalk jayhawk! 🏀⛹️🏿‍

2018-03-13: I’m trying to decide on a new strap for my Seiko. The watch is pretty thick so the strap I …

2018-03-12: So it turns out that iOS users don’t update their phones with most recent iOS version right …

2018-03-12: I did a boxing class this last weekend. It’s nice to switch it up every now and then. Usually …

2018-03-11: Making an app is hard. Promoting it is even harder. Cheers to the indie life! 🍻

2018-03-11: Vorto 1.0.2 Yesterday, we submitted version 1.0.2 that not only fixes a few minor bugs but also brings one big …

2018-03-10: I’ve spent most of my Saturday fixing bugs in Vorto and adding one, butt pretty big feature. Now …

2018-03-09: Hi friends! I just finished an app that make studying foreign language vocabulary more fun. Give it …

2018-03-09: Is there something going on with the iTunes store right now? ITunes Connect says ‘Ready for Sale’ …

2018-02-28: Wordpress Nerd Alert! Now you can read Wordpress blogs with your ear holes. ;-) …

2018-02-21: If you ever feel like pushing yourself during workout, find a group of running teenagers and try to …

2018-02-20: 🇪🇸

2018-02-01: I’m working on an iOS app and I would like to share photos directly to Instagram. I’m using iOS …

2018-01-28: Yet another fun Sunday…

2018-01-24: New home. #bcn

2018-01-24: I’m switching from a 7 day Swift streak to Javascript. It takes a few minutes to re-adjust and …

2018-01-23: My new iOS app is almost ready and I would love to hear your feedback before the release. It is a …

2018-01-10: 01110011 crying zeros and I’m hearing 111s, Δ #bcn #relaxer #alt-j

2018-01-03: Winter without snow and freezing tempreratures? I dig it :-)

2017-12-28: Micr.blog feed importer. If you’re like me and your default blogging platform is micro.blog but you still have Wordpress …

2017-12-26: I really wish Wordpress was using GIT instead of SVN to host plugins….

2017-12-26: Just some nature. Feeling pretty nostalgic about places I’ve visited this year. #Portland

2017-12-25: Christmas… :-)

2017-12-25: I like Christmas. I’m always able to do some work on a few on my side projects :-)

2017-12-18: I’ve listened to a few bitcoin related podcasts the last few days. It’s mind blowing for me that …

2017-12-15: I finally pushed News Real 2.0. As much as I know that the app isn’t for everyone, I’m super …

2017-12-05: Is there a micro blog running challenge/pin? There should be one :-) #evening5k

2017-12-05: Lucky to live in a place where weather is beautiful and buildings are magical. However, the …

2017-12-01: I was away from my normal dev setup for two weeks. During that time I was trying to use my 12” iPad …

2017-11-30: San Francisco and the Alcatraz tour were super cool. A great way to get tired befor a 12h flight. …

2017-11-29: California, Oregon and Washington. Mountains, the ocean, trees and mist… So many cool …

2017-11-17: Starting my day with a run :-) This is how I got introduced to the Golden Gate Bridge :-)

2017-11-11: #giveMeThatNewPinManton

2017-11-10: It got cold enough so I decided to move my tiny garden inside. Now I have something green to look at …

2017-11-09: I ordered 32GB of RAM for my iMac. Doing some Swift lately and I hope it will help with build times. …

2017-11-09: I took a few closeup photos of Seiko SCVE005 I got a few weeks ago. Some people call it “the blue …

2017-10-29: Cataluña, Cava, biking :-)

2017-10-27: Is it just me or is that “30s forward” icon misaligned? The 30 doesn’t seem vertically centered to …

2017-10-25: My new business cards from Moo arrived today. I took a few photos just for fun and then decided to …

2017-10-23: #art #Barcelona

2017-10-20: Got back from a short run. Building it from zero… again. I hope this time I will be able to …

2017-10-20: I was in Barcelona yesterday. It rained pretty much the whole day so my Zenit had some problems with …

2017-10-17: What is an acceptable maximum size of a storyboard file for a SIDE PROJECT? They grow so fast….

2017-10-14: The re-design of News Real is going great. Yesterday we were able to wrap up the iPad version and …

2017-10-14: News Real The re-design of News Real is going great. Yesterday we were able to wrap up the iPad version and …

2017-10-13: Good redesign feels like giving the app new soul. Huge updates to News Real are right around the …

2017-10-13: Since I’m doing majority of my iOS work on an iMac, I’m thinking about selling my MBP 13” and …

2017-10-11: Wrapping up one iOS project and moving on the the next one. Will be available for contract work in a …

2017-10-07: I’ve posted new question on StackOverflow. If you know the answer, let me know. I’m …

2017-10-07: Just got three new straps to add to my collection. I’m super happy with all three.

2017-10-05: First day on my wrist and I’m loving it. It need a different strap… but I need to give it a …

2017-10-05: An update Back at my home office after more than 2 hard weeks. Lots of thoughts that do not revolve only about …

2017-10-03: I went on a hike yesterday. We were climbing Polinina Wetlinska which is a part of Carpathian …

2017-09-06: Over the last few months I was trying to prepare for a half marathon in Chicago. Unfortunately my …

2017-08-15: I don’t understand. People are willing to pay around ~$50 every month for netflix, Spotify, …

2017-08-13: Rice fields at the delta de l’ebre river in south Cataluña.

2017-08-04: If everything goes well, Bilengua will have its video ready in less than 24 hours. 💪🏃🏃🌪🎬

2017-08-01: I did some research and cheap wine (even from Spain) does affect your next day productivity quite a …

2017-07-28: Sending “Hey, I was able to solve the issue and everything works as we discussed now” …

2017-07-20: iOS Programming question: Is it possible to send an email (use SMTP protocol) directly from an Apple …

2017-07-17: Cataluña at 🌒.

2017-07-12: While preparing for our September’s half marathon, we did 14km last week. Running around …

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2017-07-06: I’m looking for interesting podcasts in Spanish to help me study the language. Any …

2017-07-03: Back in tarragona and so excited about my new setup. I’m ready for a few uninterrupted weeks …

2017-06-28: After a few weeks of owning an Apple Watch I wish it was Apple who bought Pebble. Why? Because there …

2017-06-27: In a few days I will have to decide between Core Data and Realm. If I go with Core Data, I will be …

2017-06-24: Every year around this time we hike in polish tartas. This time we climbed Giewont.

2017-06-07: We’ve spent Monday and Tuesday on photoshoots with two fantastic companies from Chicago and …

2017-06-04: Back in Chicago for a week. This city is spectacular.

2017-05-30: Evening runs are fun. Morning sky might be as gorgeous as this is, but I will never know… …

2017-05-26: Day 5

2017-05-24: Running in Ropczyce. The weather didn’t cooperate but it was good anyway. #dayfour

2017-05-22: Day 3 of running in #zakopane. A few more days and we will be moving to a different scenery.

2017-05-21: I’m starting my half marathon training. Last few halves I was close to 2h but never under. I …

2017-05-19: Im still far from writing tests for all my code… but at least I try to cover everything with …

2017-05-18: There is a huge difference in productivity between working only on a laptop or using an external …

2017-05-16: Last week was weird. A disorganized blend of holidays, family, travel and work. It was great but …

2017-05-16: We were in Sagrada Familia in Barcelona today. The basilica was full and it was hard to find a spot …

2017-05-13: Another beautiful day in Tarragona. I don’t think I will ever get tired of sun and delicious food.

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2017-05-11: Back in TNG

2017-05-10: I’ve made Feed Importer for Micro.blog repo public. Feel free to comment or contribute.

2017-05-10: Last two weeks I had to fix some server and domain issues on two different client accounts. One with …

2017-05-09: In Zurich, waiting for our flight to Barcelona. Escaping cold and rain and entering warmth and sun! …

2017-05-05: I’ve spent the whole day working on a side project instead of worrying about all the stuff I …

2017-05-05: This is how my neighborhood looked like one year ago around this time. This year… there is …

2017-05-05: I’m still trying to incorporate micro.blog into my nonexistent blogging routine. I’ve …

2017-05-05: Dinner time!

2017-05-05: Los of code written and a few milestones achieved. #prettyhappy

2017-05-05: It’s been raining all day….. 🌧⛈

2017-05-05: How cool would it be if I could post via micro.blog and then my posts would end up on my Wordpress …

2017-05-02: 5k in #zakopane. First day without rain 😁

2017-04-30: Thanks to a slow and flaky internet connection I can assume that while using my code, I’m the …

2017-04-29: Scored pretty high today…. A few more weeks of this nonsense internet and I will be pretty …

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2017-04-28: There are two recurring patterns we’ve noticed this year. First one is shitty internet. …

2017-04-27: I’m deep in the Javascript world right now. It’s been fun and a bit weird. JS is …