March 7, 2016

Cheap DynDNS Alternative

Until recently I had the pleasure of living with a static IP. This made accessing my Raspberry PI from outside my home rather easy. I could just open the port on my router and hardcode the IP anywhere. After moving though easy access like that unfortunately fell away. I looked into some services like DynDNS but found them cumbersome and hard to work with. A simple solution to this “problem” presented itself via CloudFlare. ... Read more

February 13, 2016


Finished it two days ago and was left in some emotional turmoil. I believed the ending to be spoiled for me after accidentally having read a sentence on Reddit, but it turns out that was bullshit. Unfortunately that made it even worse. It’s a gorgeous game, albeit relatively short (~4 hours). The gameplay mechanics work great (a bit unexpected at times) and the story is definitely captivating. Can’t say too much about it though without giving stuff away. ... Read more

January 13, 2016

Black Mirror

Blindly following a recommendation on Reddit I just finished watching the first season of Black Mirror. Not quite sure what I was expecting, only had the SciFi label in my head. Didn’t quite find that, more of a feeling of deep disgust with the different shown realities. Interesting nonetheless. And definitely a recommendation!

January 1, 2016


That was seriously awesome! My first congress and I couldn’t be happier with it. Definitely coming back next year, for sure! There’s so much I could write about here, but I’m going to keep it to a minimum. I kinda regret watching quite a few talks live and not using the time at CCH to have a look at most assemblies and workshops. Will improve on that @ 33c3. All talks have since been published online at https://media. ... Read more

November 20, 2015


A friend recently had the fun idea to write a small script for his machine running Arch displaying his current battery state as a series of hearts instead of the traditional boring percentage. He did so via a short python script and the magic of Font Awesome to integrate with Conky. I have to admit that writing a quick script in your language of choice makes customization like this a lot easier than on OS X, but I liked the idea and wanted to follow along with something native as well. ... Read more

May 7, 2015

Why I'll be keeping my Apple Watch

Update: I changed the post title from Why I won’t be keeping my Apple Watch to the current one. Let me explain why. My biggest gripe with the watch was the in my opinion abysmal battery performance of my iPhone when connected to the watch. I’m not entirely sure what changed, but I believe the watch is actually affecting how I use my phone during the day. Specifically how often I do so. ... Read more

February 26, 2015


A few months ago Code for Germany launched. An OK Lab (Open Knowledge Lab) was founded in Dresden soon after, although similar projects ( were already in place. Everything merged and Dresden has had quite an active community interested in bringing Open Data to the next level. It’s awesome. My first real contribution to this comes in form of an iPhone app using a PHP scraper backend scraping the data at dresden. ... Read more

January 5, 2015

Migrating to

I spent most of today moving around my e-mail infrastructure. The way I had it configured would probably bring tears to most people’s eyes, so I’ll spare you the gruesome details. Let’s just say that nothing is forwarding to Google Mail any longer and I’ll be using a different address as my main contact address from here on out. Namely The domain has been pointing to my server at Uberspace for a little while now, but it hasn’t been much more than a little gimmick, just like kilian. ... Read more

December 19, 2014

Pycharm and Java 8

There’s been a bug with current versions of Jetbrains products (not just Pycharm, but also IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio, AppCode and surely the others as well) on OS X 10.10 Yosemite where the editor screen flickers uncontrollably when you scroll the view. It’s been making my workflow increasingly difficult and was generally unpleasing, but there is a way around this! Kudos goes to Justus for pointing this one out. All you have to do is set your favorite Jetbrains IDE to use the JVM version 1. ... Read more

October 31, 2014

Simple Robot

It’s been a while since I’ve touched Blender. A lot has changed, everything is awesome. There’s not all too much to say, but I’m a real sucker for pretty clay renders, so here’s a simple little robot. Note that this render is in 2400p, the native resolution of the new MacBook Pro. I didn’t want said device to go up in flames though, so a shoutout goes to (and especially their signup bonus). ... Read more