Hello! My name is Thomas Bensmann
and I'm a developer

I’m crazy about two things, technology and nature. When those two are combined, it’s magic!

I work as a CTO at Nettmaker, based in Oslo, Norway. We primarily do web stuff – mostly based on WordPress. Here I strive to help our clients achieve their goals online!

These days my time is spent on web development, fitness and rambling about technology. Well, that and home automation.

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Recent posts

If you recently upgraded to MacOS Sonoma, you might have noticed the caps lock indicator hovering around your input fields. But there is good news, two quick commands is all it takes to get rid of it – you run them in the terminal. Requires reboot for it to take effect.

sudo mkdir -p /Library/Preferences/FeatureFlags/Domain
sudo /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Add 'redesigned_text_cursor:Enabled' bool false" /Library/Preferences/FeatureFlags/Domain/UIKit.plistCode language: Bash (bash)

Tesla Owners: Ever forget to reset your charging limit to 80% after a long drive? I’ve been there too! So, I automated this with Home Assistant. Now, whenever my Tesla is plugged in at home and the charge limit is over 80%, it automatically adjusts to 80% and sends me a notification about it. A small tweak for optimal battery health!

Remember when the EU nearly ditched daylight savings before the pandemic paused everything? As a parent, I know how tough the time change can be on kids. This year, I tried something new based on Matthew Walker’s ‘Why We Sleep’. We gradually shifted our bedtimes and wake-up times by 15 minutes per day (half the circadian rhythm’s adjustment limit) combined with smart bulbs that simulated the sunrise. Result? A completely smooth transition.

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