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Ultra portable mini soldering iron – Even open source

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I just wanted to quickly share my excitement about a device I purchased some time ago – the TS100 mini soldering iron. The TS100 is a really tiny soldering iron, and light weight. With the tip assembled it is overall about 17cm long and weighs just a little over 30gr. The manufacturer also offers a range of replaceable tips for… Read more »

Microsoft schränkt Office 365 und Cloud ein – Hoffentlich lernt jemand daraus!

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Wie Heise und andere melden, schränkt Microsoft seine online Produkte wie Office 365 und weitere Netz basierten Dienste immer weiter ein – angeblich wegen der Überlastung ausgelöst durch mehr Nutzung wegen der Corona Virus Krise. Davon abgesehen, dass dies zeigt, dass MIcrosoft offenbar mehr Kapazitäten vermietet hat, als sie tatsächlich vorhalten, was an sich schon ein fragwürdiges Geschäftsgebaren darstellt, da… Read more »

Thermal Camera on Linux – FLIR ONE Pro

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Recently I got myself a new toy, which is actually a very useful toy, a thermal camera! The one I got was used from eBay, a FLIR ONE Pro “for Android” with USB type-C connector, this is how it looks like: This is a pretty neat device as it attaches directly to the USB type–C port of a mobile phone… Read more »

Warum Vorratsdatenspeicherung keine gute Idee ist

Ich finde es immer sau schwer Leuten zu erklären, warum diese Datensammelwut von Firmen und Behörden keine gute Idee ist. Das vermeintliche Gegenargument ist oft “Ich habe doch nichts zu verbergen!?“. Edward Snowden hat dazu einmal gesagt: Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t… Read more »

Power Cosumption – Intel Based Laptops

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With the Teclast F5 (same hardware: BMAX Y11) being my portable little workstation I try to maximize battery life under Linux as much as I can and while doing that try to figure out which are high consumers and how to bring these down. One of the very first things I found useful was to run powertop and going to… Read more »

USB Type-C – Heartbeat Moments

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Do you know that feeling when a device you really care about, that you put a lot of effort into and that you love suddenly starts to misbehave? That it actually feels broken? And that you have admit that this fail has probably something to do with what you did last? When something like this happens my blood pressure rises,… Read more »

Teclast F5 – Update

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Some time ago I wrote a review of my experiences with the Teclast F5 11.6″ slim laptop and Linux. I am still a fan of this low cost but super slim and light weight laptop. It offers everything I need as an ultra mobile laptop for travel – 8GB RAM, M.2 SATA SSD slot, full-HD display and even touch. It… Read more »

GNOME Foundation faces software patent lawsuit!

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Just today it came to my attention that the GNOME Foundation, a non-profit free software governing foundation, has been approached by what seems to be a patent troll trying to squeeze money out of the non for profit GNOME foundation over a patent, which can only be laughed at. Here is the information that the GNOME foundation gave: https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/09/gnome-foundation-facing-lawsuit-from-rothschild-patent-imaging/ Looking… Read more »

Kernel update for Marvell Kirkwood TK71 board

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After some silence and in preparation for CCC Camp 2019 where I want to use this board as small FTP server I updated the kernel a bit to 3.16.72 (LTS), information here: https://www.warpcomm.org/ and patch here: https://www.warpcomm.org/downloads/tk71/20190815/linux-3.16.72-tk71.patch Maybe some time in the future I’ll forward port the stuff to 4.x or 5.x but this is a bit more effort since… Read more »

Shortlisted CTO Of The Year 2019 – Women in IT Awards Europe

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With great honor and pride I can announce that I have been shortlisted as CTO of the year 2019 of the Women in IT Awards Europe. This is very important to me in several ways. First of course an award like this shows the recognition of the importance of women in IT in general and the category CTO in special… Read more »