October 23, 2021
Released emocli

emocli is a little bash script, which is able to display most of the emoticons and symbols found in Wikipedia articles about Unicode and Charsets. The tool does not present an overview and is not meant as a replacement for gnome-characters, but better suited to test the capabilities of different terminal emulators: The script can add modifiers to the smilies and request a text-only representation by doing so. Not all terminal emulators support that today. ...

October 9, 2021
Released vim-under-the-cursor

vim-under-the-cursor Underlines all occurances of the word under the cursor and additionally displays the color under the cursor if it is written as a hex value. The alpha-channel (#rgba colors) is also supported and changes the brightness of colors.

March 14, 2021
Xfce/Thunar contribution

This is no spectacular change, but it is really awesome how easy it is to contribute to the Xfce project thanks to its maintainers like Alexander Schwinn. Thank you! This really encourages further involvement.

March 7, 2021

I was looking for a way to use FreeBSD as router OS in my home. Its purpose was to route OpenVPN traffic from and to my network, so that an individual host configuration becomes unnecessary. My first setup was based on a raspberry pi and that works good enough and is so simple, that it can easily be fixed if something breaks. I further improved the setup and installed a local DNS recursor in order to get DNS under my control. ...

February 7, 2021
Raspberry infrared camera drill template

This camera is available online and gets seriously warm when turned on. Also it is hard to mount in this form. Or short: A case is necessary and here is the drill template for it (in SVG-Format) openscad file svg file glabels file And the result is good enough:

December 1, 2020
Smart home

I have never found it noteworthy that I have installed LED strips behind my main monitors, because it used to be too dark there and was hurting my eyes. For many years I had a crude LED-strip in a cable tie construction, not very nice from a construction point of view, but as durable as such temporary solutions always get. I have now upgraded the setup and for anybody interested in how my desktop looks like today, here it is: ...

July 7, 2020
Vim contribution

I am confident to speak for others as well when I thank Bram Moolenaar for accepting my pull request so quickly. I am really impressed, that you really did that by yourself. I was not expecting that, because its unusual to be recognized by rock stars when participating in their concerts. However I realized, that what this means to me could potentially be something I could give to others as well. ...

April 7, 2020
And still...

Some time ago my blog software broke and I could not help but did not feel like fixing it. That was now the situation for almost one year and until today and it was never supposed to take that long, nor does it mean that I will quit with anything. I am still here, I still work on my projects and below you find a picture of my latest project, which I will eventually release as an open source project. ...