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These are things I stumbled upon in the interwebz that I want to share, recommend and/or log for myself. Most of them are interesting or inspiring in some way, while others just happened to help me out.

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Random numbers with Linux

Whenever I'm talking about the use of (pseudo-) random numbers in some Linux software or the devices /dev/random and dev/urandom, I encounter common misconceptions about those devices. What people mostly claim, is that the use of /dev/urandom is too insecure for cryptographic purposes and one should use …


Building Linux distributions from Debian package source

This year at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in Berlin, there were several talks about build systems for linux distributions, that all use the Debian package sources as codebase. The aim is to use the well-maintained and packages and ptches the Debian maintainers provide to build custom Linux distributions …


mdp - A command-line based markdown presentation tool

At work, I have to regularly present accomplishments and new features of the stuff we develop. This week, I had to present a lot of tiny, different things, so I feared I might lose track of some and forget important aspects. So, for the first time in years, I seriously …


Baroeg Open Air 2016

Somehow, probably by some retweet or so, I stumbled upon a dutch metal festival called Baroeg Open Air. Baroeg itself is a music venue in Rotterdam, which started this festival on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. From then on, the festival now exists for ten years, and keeps on …


Prezident - Der ewige IKEA (prod. Kamikazes - Limbus)


Nexus 4 (mako) auf CyanogenMod 13 updaten

Auf meinem Nexus 4, das ich wahrscheinlich noch benutzen werde, bis ich es endlich geschafft habe mein N900 richtig einzurichten, benutze ich die CyanogenMod (CM) Nightly Builds. Bis vor einer Weile war ich noch auf CM12, also Android 5, unterwegs. Das Update auf CM13 wollte ich mir eigentlich sparen, weil …


League of Legends and Hearthstone on Arch Linux

I got myself a new laptop last year, which I selected for productive use. Compiling stuff, a little coding here and there, but not gaming. And running Linux, of course. But from time to time, I enjoy playing a round of League of Legends with some old buddies, or a …


Ranger image preview with sakura

So I had this problem with the file browser ranger, which I was eager to try out. I was especially excited about the possibility to render many filetypes, like images and pdf, directly on the command line. I quickly installed it, enabled the w3m image preview — and it didn't work …


Nokia N900 Ersteinrichtung

Da ich von meinem Android-Telefon die Schnauze voll habe–hauptsächlich wegen einer mangelnden Hardware-Tastatur–habe ich mir ein gebrauchtes Nokia N900 zugelegt. So kann ich die Vorteile einer bedienbaren Tastatur und eines Linux-basierten Betriebssystems genießen, muss dafür allerdings auf ein paar Android-Apps verzichten, an die ich mich gewöhnt habe, und …