Random thoughts

January 03, 2020

New FOSS cli tools and services discovered in 2019

There are many essential cli tools for the everyday use. And from time to time even better, newer tools arrive :) Reasons may be a nicer interface, better features or just making you more productive…

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December 26, 2019

Extract and recover inaccessible application files from iOS devices

By default iOS applications store their files sandboxed to maximize security. But sometimes you need to backup application files directly…

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May 17, 2018

Debugging i18n translation in SilverStripe

The scaffold form generator does a very good job bringing you the models to forms for editing. When using translations, sometimes debugging might help you to find which translation is looked up…

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September 08, 2017

Sending SMTP Mails with SilverStripe 4

Since SilverStripe 4 uses Swift Mailer for sending emails, you can easily activate SMTP support for it…

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April 25, 2017

Two Piano improvisations

Recorded on December 21st in 2016 …

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March 05, 2016

Minimal Cookie disclosure implementation in SilverStripe

We implement two Controller methods in Page_Controller and explicitly allow the action confirmCookieUsage: …

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December 24, 2015

Left Thoughts and Bei Gezeiten

Today I could record a new piano piece, called "Left Thoughts". This time I recorded on a real piano, so there will be some extra noise which I couldn't avoid to record…

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December 03, 2015

Past Places

Currently I've started working on some new age piano inspired songs. First one is called Past Places, which are actually two pieces in one…

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June 10, 2014

Marathon Dash (Boulder Dash clone on C64)

While recovering some old C64 floppy discs (most of them are still working after 15 years!) I found "Marathon Dash", a Boulder Dash clone for C64…

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June 06, 2014

Giana Sisters "The lost Levels"

In 1989 the two german programmers Sandy and Prof. Knibble hacked the C64 game "The Great Giana Sisters"…

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April 30, 2014

Using git versioning to keep track of your UNIX settings in `/etc/`

Simple idea: Using git's versioning and remote capabilities to keep track of your settings in /etc/. Why…

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April 28, 2014

Wrong Rabbit (a small groovy piano piece)

A small piano piece wich I wrote in 2000…

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April 27, 2014

Game of Thrones theme for piano

Today I recorded a version of the "Game of Thrones" theme for piano, you can listen to it on soundcloud or download the mp3 here

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April 27, 2014

Mondtraum (piano piece)

I wrote this song back in 2002 by experimenting with a two hand melody which became the in- and outro…

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