Journal


Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.

- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851)

  • Anytype: Notion, but Open Source
    Anytype: Notion, but Open Source
    Ten years ago, the internet was flooded with so called note-taking apps, from Microsoft’s Notes and Google’s Keep, over Evernote, all the way down to open source software like Standard Notes and even my own project Paperwork. Within the last few years however it seems like all of these apps became basically irrelevant thanks to one silent killer.
  • Updates 2023/Q2
    Updates 2023/Q2
    Project updates from the current consecutive three-month period, with info on the current status of my projects and next steps. You might find this interesting in case you’re using any of my open source tools.
  • Updates 2023/Q1
    Updates 2023/Q1
    Project updates from the current consecutive three-month period, with info on the current status of my projects and next steps. You might find this interesting in case you’re using any of my open source tools.
  • Listen to Audiobooks without the Audible App
    Listen to Audiobooks without the Audible App
    As someone who’s reading all day long – mainly technical documentation, code, mails and chat messages – I enjoy the luxury of having someone else read a book to me very much. That’s why I have always been an avid audiobook user.
  • Get the BBS Scene Vibes back with Neon Modem Overdrive
    Get the BBS Scene Vibes back with Neon Modem Overdrive
    Miss the internet from the 80s? Want to (re-)experience BBS scene vibes but still participate in today’s conversations? Then Neon Modem Overdrive is for you!
  • Updates 2022/Q4
    Updates 2022/Q4
    Project updates from the current consecutive three-month period, with info on the current status of my projects and next steps. You might find this interesting in case you’re using any of my open source tools.
  • xbsapi: An Alternative xBrowserSync API that supports SQLite, PostgreSQL and MySQL
    xbsapi: An Alternative xBrowserSync API that supports SQLite, PostgreSQL and 
MySQL
    xbsapi is an alternative xBrowserSync API built in Go, that supports SQLite, PostgreSQL and MySQL and can easily be deployed as a single binary on Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Dragonfly, NetBSD, Windows and even as a Google Cloud Function and AWS Lambda Function!
  • Run Your Own LastPass on Hardened OpenBSD
    Run Your Own LastPass on Hardened OpenBSD
    With LastPass having suffered yet another data breachimportant update here – it’s probably time to take matters into your own hands and run your own cloud password manager. Let’s do exactly that, on a hardened OpenBSD system!
  • Run Your Own Instant Messaging Service on FreeBSD
    Run Your Own Instant Messaging Service on FreeBSD
    What if you could host your own instant messaging service for you and your friends, to communicate privately and securely, away from the prying eyes of big tech? Turns out you can, and it’s actually quite easy to do.
  • Frankenswitch: The Holy Hypezilla
    Frankenswitch: The Holy Hypezilla
    … or the thock that will make the Boba U4T jelly, at an eye-watering price.