• Intel NUC in Akasa fan-less cases

    My Intel NUC home lab is finally fan-less. In the summer months, with air temperatures of 30˚ to 40˚C, the small fans were spinning almost all day. Especially with the older models. Nevermore!

    I finally decided to get Akasa cases for the NUC. As they are sitting on one of my desks, I decided to go with the Plato line. The X7D for the NUC7i5BNH, the X7 for the NUC7i7DNHE and the X8 for the NUC8i7BEH.

    August 4, 2019 9:22 PM

  • Now that GitHub is owned by Microsoft, free accounts can have unlimited private repositories. Before the acquisition, this feature was only available to "Pro" accounts. That, and the fact that I like to support companies which products I use, was the main factor for me to have a paid account.

    I am no full-time developer, and I do not need all the collaboration features GitHub offers. So I just cancelled my subscription.

    GitHub - Account Subscription Website

    And now that GitHub is a part of Microsoft, one of the most valuable companies in the world, I dont feel bad not supporting them with my money. 😁

    August 4, 2019 8:55 PM

  • Wenn man das so kurz, prägnant und präzise herunter gebrochen bekommt, fragt man sich, wieso sich das "Heute Journal", die "Tagesthemen" oder ähnliche öffentlich-rechtliche Programme nicht damit auseinander setzen? Vielleicht mal mit Hintergrundberichten und kritischen Interviews? Wieso bekomme ich dort stattdessen nur ständig "Horse Race", "Köpfe" und unkritische Fragen?

    Kommen die Journalisten sich nicht blöd vor, wenn zwei Satiriker ihren Job machen? Einen viel besseren sogar, wenn es darum geht Bewegung in die öffentliche Debatte zu bringen?

    July 16, 2019 2:00 PM

  • A very good opinion piece in the Washington Post.

    Telling four non-white members of Congress — American citizens all, three natural-born — to “go back” to the “countries” they “originally came from”? That’s racist to the core. It doesn’t matter what these representatives are for or against — and there’s plenty to criticize them for — it’s beyond the bounds of human decency. For anyone, not least a president.

    Every Republican politician who is not speaking up is silently approving this behavior. And with their inaction, they are supporting racism and should be ashamed of being a citizen of the United States.

    July 16, 2019 1:59 PM

  • Chernobyl 2019 - HBO Trailer

    Chernobyl is one of the best shows I have seen in the past couple of years. After I watched it, I asked myself how much of it was „real“ and how much of it was „fiction“. Surprisingly, it was very real, with a lot attention to detail. In Germany, it is a available on Sky.

    June 8, 2019 7:00 PM