July 21, 2014

Installing OS X applications through Homebrew

I have to admit to having been slightly jealous of a friend running Arch Linux on his laptop when he went ahead and installed xmind right through his package manager (or actually yaourt, but I won’t make the distinction here). Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with installing applications on OS X. It’s dead simple. You download the disk image, double-click it to mount and drag the . ... Read more

April 21, 2014

This is getting ridiculous

November 29th, 2012: Left a math lecture on a rainy day and wanted to get home as quick as possible. But it looked like I would be carrying my bike home seeing how some douche had stolen my front wheel on campus. Seeing how I moved to Dresden with quick release skewers (if I can trust dict.leo.org) however, this happening was just a matter of time. Instead of directly buying a new wheel (and new brakes, thank you, asshole! ... Read more

February 21, 2014

Optimizing my Life - Part One: Decluttering

Optimizing every single aspect of my digital live is something I’ve been enjoying for years. It’s the little things, being able to define a new shortcut for a task that I do all day, streamlining a complex process that has had me looking up howtos everytime I had to do it, but the same has never really held true for my life away from the keyboard. I’m definitely not what you would call messy, but the organization of my desk, room or now my apartment has never been one of my strengths. ... Read more

February 15, 2014

A New Start

(Making the Arrested Development reference in the title there was damn tempting, but nope, didn’t go for it.) I’m not a huge blogger, I know that. I’ve been installing and running away from I guess around 10 to 20 blogs in the last few years (I can at least find one of the remnants to still be online, probably due to the fact that this is the only instance I didn’t host myself) and have had a lot more fun playing around with the software itself than writing, although I always aim to change that. ... Read more

November 7, 2013

Valentina Kalashnikova - Last Dangerous Racoons

Just got back from an awesome gig from a small local band a friend of mine plays in. They’re called the Last Dangerous Racoons and this title of theirs is definitely worth a listen! Also check out their site and bandcamp if you’re interested.

November 5, 2013

Launching Alfred with Caps Lock on OS X

In great contrast to Alfred being one of those apps I love more than anything on OS X, the caps lock key is something utterly useless nowadays (or ever for that matter). And if you do happen to find yourself in an argument on the internet, even Homer Simpson agrees that you put a lot more weight into your statement if you take your time to press the shift key. ... Read more

April 9, 2011

Autodesk being awesome

I remember being severely dissapointed about two years ago when I wanted to download the free students version of Maya, the so called PLE (Personal Learning Edition), but since Maya had already been acquired by Autodesk (before: Alias), this was no longer offered. I also wasn’t able to find any mirrors for that online, but today that PLE would be a far outdated version, so it wouldn’t be that useful anyways. ... Read more