Watching today: Clash of the Titans
One of the few movies that gave me nightmares as a kid. #RayHarryhausen
My mini-me feared to run out of practice exercises for basic arithmetic operations today so we wrote a small software which creates simple exercises and checks the user's input. The mini-me laid out the requirements and I did the code. And suddenly I noticed the magic moment when he realised that we had the power to let the machine do anything we liked. #StayAtHome #MagicOfProgramming
TIL about a base-20 numbering system used by shepherds in Northern England. I just love the word "bumfit" for the number 15!
Just in case you don't know what to do on Friday: I'll go to Hamburg to see Ek Minute Baba play live at Hanseplatte (31.01., 21:00).
Instead of buying an extra monitor for my #c64 I use a cheap video grabber and #VLC now when I want to do stuff without occupying the family TV. Works pretty decent once I figured out all the command line foo: https://low.audioattack.de/viewing-the-output-of-a-c64-on-a-laptop-via-a-stk1160-based-video-grabber
Friend of a Friend: The Facebook That Could Have Been
Just installed /e/ on my good old MotoX Play. It comes with the latest security patches. While I love the MotoX Play hardware, I will not use it as a daily driver anymore since #LineageOS 16 is available for my #Fairphone2, but it is good to have an up to date backup. @e_mydata #FreeYourDevice #FreeYourAndroid
The most meaningful thing I did this year: I donated peripheral blood stem cells which helped somebody else to survive a terrible disease.
If you need a New Year's resolution, why not set the goal to register as a stem cell donor in 2020 (for example with #DKMS)?
Had to leave #36c3 today. I failed meeting several people I wanted to meet, but also had some unexpected encounters. I only attended 2 talks, but I held my first lightning talk and I attended a cool SMD soldering workshop. I had a blast, but will prepare myself better next time.
Watch me stepping out of my comfort zone. T -15 minutes