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Loglift / borreliosis recovery

Enjoying the refreshing 4 degrees Celsius in my little gym, borreliosis recovery seems to be going reasonably well - loglift up to 87.5 x 5:

Firefox

In good old tradition, Mozilla tries to squander any rise in reputation they have recently acquired through speeding up Firefox.

An unwanted ad plugin in Firefox

Looks like it is “bloatware is uncontrollable even it is free and open source software” o’clock again.

picolist - minimal mailing list

I wrote a little program to set up mailing lists and newsletters without too much hassle: picolist

I did not want any additional software written in C or a scripting language on my mailserver, which ruled out all popular solutions. All I wanted was a reflector - one address that spreads the message to members - anyway, so GNU mailman and the like would have been big solutions to a fairly small problem.

picolist will work with mail transfer agents that are able to forward incoming mails to programs via UNIX pipes and which provide the sendmail command. This is the case for sendmail, qmail, postfix, exim and probably most other MTA software running on UNIX and Linux systems.

Freifunk Hochstift - Adressen

Da ich einen Vertrag bei o2 habe und damit seit gut einen Monat ohne DSL bin, habe ich ein Programm geschrieben, das stündlich eine Liste der aktiven Freifunk-Knoten von Freifunk Hochstift mit Adresse aus den vorhandenen Koordinaten-Daten zusammenstellt. Eine Suche auf der Karte macht mit einer gedrosselten UMTS-Verbindung z.B. wenig Spaß, daher die aufbereitete Textdatei.

[Update 16.12.2017: Der Kartenserver von Freifunk Hochstift ist seit Freitag morgen ausgefallen, daher gibt es auch bei mir momentan keine Aktualisierungen.]

Automation, a wonderful thing

So, I went to get my library card today.

Old workflow would have been: The lady behind the counter records your personal data, makes you pay ten bucks and confirms your payment with a click.

New workflow: The lady behind the counter records your personal data, then explains to you, that you need to use the pay machine, you walk over and first have to read the instructions. You scan the library card, pass ten bucks and wait for the machine to process. Because there is no “you’re done” message you wait for the timeout at which the machine resets to start. During that time the lady comes over to you, because she thinks you don’t know how to operate the machine.

Automation, a wonderful thing…

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