Ubuntu - Building own Kernel

One of the reasons why I like Ubuntu is its simple usage. Most stuff works out-of-the-box or is configurable pretty easy. So it's also pretty easy to compile your own kernel. The reason I wanted to build my own kernel were some issues with the amdgpu graphics card. Since Kernel 4.15 AMD has pushed it's… Read More »

Iceland trip: Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk

Last year, me and my girlfriend went to Iceland. One of the most amazing things was our 5-day hike from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk. Originally we wanted to go to Skogar, but had to cancel the last section due to bad weather conditions on the Glacier. This story is about the adventure of this awesome hike!… Read More »

Visualisation for the poor man

A very quick and cheap visualisation method for skymaps. Print out 1's and 0's, choose a text editor of your choice without line break, turn down the font size and voilà Very cheap and quick visualisation for the poor man 🙂 UPDATE - Here's a suggestion for a ASCII opacity table:

Thanks to goliath… Read More »

All new infrastructure

I've almost finished porting my webservices to the new infrastructure. They are now running in a FreeBSD virtual machine on the physical server. All of the content has been migrated as well and I hope that also the older posts are still working. The FTP server is not yet functional but I'm working on it.… Read More »

Upgrade in progress

Because of ongoing upgrade processes, some services might work not so well or not at all. I'll let you know when everything is set!

Firefox 57 - Enable U2F

I really love the new Firefox. I have the impression it runs much smoother, especially with some bloated sites. I also guess it won't take too long until webdesigners are making their websites even more bloaty, so that in some months from now we will be at the same time again. Let's see how many… Read More »

Iceland: Camping Card Locations

For our Iceland trip in Summer we had decided to go camping and purchase the camping card. The camping card offers a large number of possibilities across whole Iceland for a reasonable price. Since Iceland is comparably expensive, this might be a real consideration for most of travellers that want to go camping. Although the… Read More »

SQLite3 C++ Wrapper Class

I really love sqlite3 databases. They are small, scalable and just do the job. The only thing they need is a file, so they are also much easier to configure, maintain and backup than heavy database solutions like MariaDB, MySQL or PostgreSQL. For bigger class applications they do a very good job, for most of… Read More »