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Free software enthusiast, big on tea, fresh fruit and nuts.

The bare minimum to keep dot files in git

What do you do to backup files in your home? How do you share them and keep track changes? Version control to the rescue! ...

April 27, 2022 · 2 min · Cris Dywan

How to do 4k on Linux in 22

High resolution displays are great. Not just to count pixels but because you get real good font rendering and graphics without aliasing. Sadly it’s still something requires a bit of tinkering. ...

April 19, 2022 · 3 min · Cris Dywan

Running standandalone tests with isotovideo

Did you know? isotovideo is the tool at the heart of openQA. You can actually use it without the whole scheduler, and it’s easier than you think! ...

March 16, 2022 · 4 min · Cris Dywan

Inclusive language - English vs Spanish

They? Them? elle? le? Why is gender neutral Spanish so difficult and how do you make it work? ...

March 13, 2022 · 2 min · Cris Dywan

Inclusive language - English vs French

They? Them? iel? ellui? Why is gender neutral French so difficult and how do you make it work? ...

March 8, 2022 · 2 min · Cris Dywan

Inclusive language - English vs German

They? Them? xier? dier? Why is gender neutral German so difficult and how do you make it work? ...

March 8, 2022 · 2 min · Cris Dywan

Smart galaxy watch 4 is smart

The Galaxy Watch 4 is a bit of an upgrade for me. Notifications with unicode, emojis und videos on the watch. I’m used to Xiaomi - I expect to trade two weeks worth of battery for apps. ...

December 12, 2021 · 3 min · Cris Dywan

Do perspectives matter

When you live in the desert with barely food or water, you must be patient? Or are you desperate to try strange foods? And what about the curiosity? ...

November 19, 2021 · 3 min · Cris Dywan

How to live on containers

Presuming that one could very hypothetically use something like MicroOS for immutable servers, development machines and regular desktops for non-technical users, let’s see how that dream would look in practice. ...

September 24, 2021 · 6 min · Cris Dywan

Decent picture in meetings with Anker PowerConf C300

What I needed was a webcam with a decent picture that can sit on top of a monitor at a sensible angle. Usable out of the box rather than tweaked to taste. And ideally not too annoying to look at. Here’s what I found. ...

September 21, 2021 · 5 min · Cris Dywan