• I have not used dynamic DNS in a very, very long time. I think the last time was back at the end of the 90's or the beginning 00's. Most (if not all) of the services I used at the time do not exist anymore. I happily noticed that my DNS and domain provider offers a DynDNS service. My new EdgeRouter 4 has a built-in DynDNS client, supporting multiple protocols.

    $ ssh jfriedrich@                        
    Welcome to EdgeOS
    By logging in, accessing, or using the Ubiquiti product, you
    acknowledge that you have read and understood the Ubiquiti
    License Agreement (available in the Web UI at, by default, and agree to be bound by its terms.
    jfriedrich@'s password:
    Linux er4 4.9.79-UBNT #1 SMP Wed Jun 5 15:53:11 UTC 2019 mips64
    jfriedrich@er4:~$ configure
    jfriedrich@er4# set service dns dynamic interface eth0 service dyndns host-name dyndnshostname.domain.tld
    jfriedrich@er4# set service dns dynamic interface eth0 service dyndns login MyUserName
    set service dns dynamic interface eth0 service dyndns password P4ssw0rd
    jfriedrich@er4# set service dns dynamic interface eth0 service dyndns protocol dyndns2
    jfriedrich@er4# set service dns dynamic interface eth0 service dyndns server dyndns.inwx.com
    jfriedrich@er4# commit
    jfriedrich@er4# save
    Saving configuration to '/config/config.boot'...
    jfriedrich@er4# exit

    Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

    August 5, 2019 12:43 AM

  • 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

  • A New Git Desktop Client

    I am not what you would consider a "Pro User" for git. Not at all. I would classify myself as an intermediate user. But even as an intermediate user, things can get pretty ugly and inconvenient when you only rely on the standard Git console client. When things got more…

    August 4, 2019 8:00 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