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2024

The Big Transfer — Moving Away From gandi.net

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gandi.net was my domain registrar for many years (20+). They were wonderful. No nonsense domain management with full control over even the weirdest settings....

The BÆD books, my little trick

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My personal little mental health trick. I have a notebook and a pen at my bed. It’s called the BÆD book. All the negative things, the moments where I felt ba...

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2023

The No AI/ML clause on this blog

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Today I read this, IMHO rather clickbaity blog entry by Heather Meeker called Is Copyright Eating AI?. And I was not impressed.

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2022

How to read your e-mail headers

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This is a corollary to E-Mail Done My Way, Part 3 - DKIM/DMARC/SPF. To really understand what problems exist with E-Mail since many years and how DKIM, DMARC...

E-Mail Done My Way, Part 2 - dovecot

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0. The Journey - The basics and outlook (on the series, not the Microsoft mail client ;) 1. Postfix - the in and o...

E-Mail Done My Way, Part 1 - postfix

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0. The Journey - The basics and outlook (on the series, not the Microsoft mail client ;) 1. Postfix - the in and o...

E-Mail Done My Way, Part 0 - The journey

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Warning. This whole series is not a simple HOWTO. This series is about how I run my mail server. I go through the configuration, line by line and explain. It...

Using Woodpecker CI for my static sites

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Recently, due to all the discussions around GitHub and Copilot and Software Freedom, I moved my repositories to Codeberg. I was an avid user of Github Pages,...

DNS Done My Way, 2022 Version

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Long before NFT existed, we had other digital dreams - domain names! I have quite a bunch of them, still. A few times per year I look at them, think of all t...

Corona In Munich - numbers and problems

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On my 50th birthday, back in January 2020, the first official PCR diagnosis of a new Corona virus in Germany was made here in Munich. This became later known...

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2018

SundayRecap

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Time to revive this blog. I let it linger in limbo for too long. Running on a WordPress instance I set up 9 years ago (but I kept it up2date, vigorously). I ...

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2016

Testing this Jekyll and github stuff

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Alright. I am not really sure where I am going to take this, but I now have a static blog here. I might move my existing blog over or I might keep this blog ...

#MyOpenHA Part 1 - Philosophy

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Home Automation. The holy hipster and geek grail. I have played with it. I have tried. I have failed. But today I am proud to have a solution I can truly end...

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2014

Thank you, Tesla Motors For The Patents, but …

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Here’s the thing. Elon Musk doesn’t trust the patent system to protect his inventions. So instead of filing for more, he will simply not file at all and keep...

Just a thought

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I don’t fear the bugs that get fixed (in OpenSSL and now GnuTLS) in an open, transparent way we open source people do. I fear the bugs in proprietary stuff w...

Paper task management - the Corbinizer as A4

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I have always been struggling with task management. Always. And will always do. I have tried a lot of things, paper based, digital (starting on my Apple Newt...

GPG, subkeys, the genius of it!

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#geekporn Today it made “click” in my head. I finally understood the use of subkeys in GPG. The genius of it!

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2013

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2012

6 things to know about patents, the short form.

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Basic Patent Knowledge #0: The patent system has a long history. It’s fundamental task is to incentivize sharing of knowledge. Not protection of the innovato...

Slic3r on RHEL6, 64 bit – HOWTO

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As one of my hobbies is 3D printing, I have built an eMaker Huxley 3D printer last year. It is fun, teaches me a lot and I try to keep the setup up2date. So ...

Generation @ – inspired by @smarimc

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I think Smári McCarthy, a fellow transnational citizen, Uberhacker and admired activist, touched a special nerve when he recently twittered:

Closing remarks on FOSSpatents

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Florian Müller (or Mueller when he is quoted in english articles), a self-acclaimed “expert” on software patents and nowadays quite a mouthpiece for FRAND li...

Patent reform ideas, braindump version

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“All proceedings from infringement MUST go to the original inventor.” “Ownership of a patent is bound to the inventor named in it and this is a non-tran...

The Patent System – why it fails.

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What started as a post on Googleplus turned into quite a nice braindump of my struggle with the current patent system. Hence I decided to also turn it into a...

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2011

Idea: Better architecture for computers

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SSDs that disguise as hard drives make no sense IMHO. A cool architecture would have temporary storage (RAM) and stable storage (Flash) on the same bus. Imag...

Dear Queen Beatrix,

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UPDATE 2 Rop Gonggrijp blogs, mentions this petition here. Explains there is no extradition request ATM and urges all to tone down.

Switzerland: 0wned by Microsoft, OK by court?

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer and this is my PERSONAL blog. This article reflects my PERSONAL opinion and does not necessarily represent the position of my e...

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2010

[UPDATED] Patent Madness by Tandberg?

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Meet Lars Petter Endresen, Senior Engineer R&D at Tandberg. He is the official “inventor” named in this patent application:

#possesa day 3 – let me fix your Ubuntu, Michael

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Day 3 of POSSE is where the actual nwork in Open Source communities takes the front of the stage. So we discussed which projects to pick on, what to do. This...

#possesa – POSSE South Africa Day 1

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So here we are, all in a room, running POSSE. Capetown, it’s warm, it’s sunny, it’s a very nice place to be. Following the schedule as planned.

Facebook and education – my idea

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How about this: History teachers, students across the world can “adopt” a Facebook account that represents a historical person. These historical persons have...

Sixtus, GVU, Schwarze Schafe

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Die Kurzform: Sixtus macht tolle Filme/Spots. Er veröffentlicht diese Filme auf vimeo.de. Aber da gibt es auch noch die GVU, die im Namen der Gerechtigkeit g...

On Contributions – The GNOME Affair

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The discussion is quite on the roll after Dave Neary gave some insight into who commits how much code to the GNOME project.

Competition is fine – if facts stay facts.

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So over at Red Hat, we are quite proud that IBM has chosen KVM via Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to run their IBM Cloud as they announce here:

Open Standards – redefined?

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For years and years I am using and promoting the term Open Standards. And it has always been very clear what an Open Standard is and, more important, what it...

The dutch ACTA leak – rough translation

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Original dutch source is here. I hunted it through google translate and cleaned up some of the translation mistakes. As I am a native dutch, I do know what I...

WRT FOSDEM Beer Event

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Lots of comments on my last blog entry. Let me make some points clear before you all turn the flamewar to full force.

Red Hat starts opensource.com

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Finally. A place to discuss, learn, promote everything open. With 5 channels:

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2009

Google on Open – mixed feelings

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So Jonathan Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Product Management, teaches us all on his understanding of “open” in various fields in this article over at the...

Good news? The EU declaration on eGovernment

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We all remember the discussions around the leaked EIFv2 draft. We know there is a lot of lobbying efforts in the background to make sure the principles of EI...

OOXML defect report – just the numbers

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So for all those people that still believe that OOXML is in good shape and might just need a few corrections. It might be a bit more complicated.

Spam protection on my blog

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I have activated Akismet and Yawasp for my WordPress blog here. It works. Here the current numbers:

Renaming Files based on mtime

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So I have this cool little camera, the JVC GZ-MS100R, a SD camera that generates simple MPEG-2 files. The filenames are however a bit uncool:

Kadushin – Open Design

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Ronen Kadushin, famous designer in Berlin decides to do something quite interesting. He puts some of his designs under Creative Commons license.

Cool stuff: JBoss Developer Studio 2.0

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Red Hat has released the new JBoss Developer studio. Find more details here and here. Why do I think this is important? Well – first of all I am proud of the...

Sunday Wrapup

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I will try every sunday to wrap up the topics that kept me busy over the last week. Sort of like a braindump to make sure I capture those loose ends that oth...

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