Bowmore 15yo

Frank Mueller
Some time ago I already had the Bowmore No. 1 as a small addition to a Bowmore 12yo. And it was also with this 15-year-old, but as a result will still find his in my collection. It pleases with its post-maturation in Oloroso Sherry casks and its price is really fair. Nose The Bowmore 15yo pleases the nose with very pleasant salty sea notes, which make the location of the distillery clear.

Glengoyne 18yo

Frank Mueller
A malt that is already in my collection since February 2019 and was opened only now, is the Glengoyne 18yo matured in sherry casks. I bought it blind on sale at the time, but I already knew the 15yo. Now I was pleasantly surprised by this wonderful natural colored Highland. Nose On the nose you immediately notice its sherry, a fruity mix of dark fruits, sort of like blood oranges or raisins.

Bowmore No. 1

Frank Mueller
I didn’t have the Bowmore No. 1 in a big bottle, but only as a small 50 ml addition to the Bowmore 12 yo. A good size for tasting unknown drops. So is this simple malt, matured only in first fill bourbon casks. Nose The Bowmore surprises with its very light aroma for an Islay. It is almost sweet, with notes of vanilla. There is also a damp, slightly earthy spring meadow.

Bruichladdich Islay Barlay 2009

Frank Mueller
With the opening of the current bottle, I have decided to publish my tasting notes for each newly opened bottle. As background for you the info that as a long time single malt friend I always have about 50 bottles at home. These come from different regions, so I can always choose nicely. On the one hand I have about 35 closed bottles in the cupboard, on the other hand up to 15 open bottles in a nice box.

Migrated Go Actor and Go Wait

Frank Mueller
As described a few days ago, I am migrating individual packages of the Tideland libraries to owb repositories. I have already described my motivation for this. In the meantime, two more packages have been migrated to the main level: Tideland Go Actor and Tideland Go Wait. The package Tideland Go Actor pursues the idea to realize concurrency in Go not only via CSP, but also with the Actor Model. It picks up a bit the concept of the Erlang/OTP module gen_server.

Make it easier to find

Frank Mueller
A look at the Tideland Go repositories shows that these today are libraries for individual topics with various packages included. One problem with this form of organization is that these packages are difficult to find. At the same time, their individual histories and their versions are tied to those of the entire library. This must be improved. Therefore, the reconstruction of these projects has now begun. So some of the packages from the repositories move to the main level and become independent projects.

Tideland Go Audit v0.5.0

Frank Mueller
While step by step reorganizing the Tideland Go libraries the one for testing your projects reached a new version. I’ve just released the Tideland Go Audit v0.5.0. As it already is a very robust and complete library there are only few changes. The asserts package now provides the additional assertions NotOK() and AnyError(). In case of asserting tests and using Failable like testing.T their provided Logf() and Errorf() will be used for output.

I'm off then

Frank Mueller
The Facebook corporation was a thorn in my side early on with its handling of personal data for advertising purposes. On top of that, Facebook itself showed me how difficult it is to keep conversations in check. That’s why I deleted my Facebook account a while ago. It was the same with Instagram as another service of the Facebook group. As a messenger, I have been using WhatsApp for a long time.

Online Go training, working title 'Go to Go'

Frank Mueller
Last Monday I gave a remote workshop about Go programming. It has been an interesting experience, not yet done something similar before. Sadly I needed too much time for the basic topics. So I had not enough time in the end to dive into my example. This has been a module containing a little declarative environment for components, a bit like Kubernetes. As a result I decided to create an online training for Go based on an improved version of that example.

Working from home

Frank Mueller
Interestingly I already wanted to write about working from home already before the current crisis. I had the luck to start with it in 2011. I then began working for Canonical, a world-wide distributed company. My direct colleagues had been spread from New Zealand and Australia via several locations in Europe to North- and South-America. A fantastic feeling. Actually I’m working for Loodse, not as large but 100% remote too. And I enjoy working with all my different colleagues.