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 · 4 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 · 7 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

Looking after your flatpaks

Do you have many flatpaks? From various remotes added over time? Several themes installed? Disk space is starting to run out? Read on for some tips! ...

September 18, 2021 · 5 min · Cris Dywan

How to help test-drive zypper

As you may or may not know libzypp is what powers zypper and YaST, which are the packaging frontends on openSUSE. Chances are, you’ve used both. But have you ever tried a development version or enabled unstable features? ...

August 31, 2021 · 3 min · Cris Dywan

How to aggregate your blogs with the world crab

After dipping my toes into Rust and preparing the boilerplate I’m going to explain what my first project is and how to use it! ...

August 26, 2021 · 3 min · Cris Dywan

Writing openQA tests in Python

openQA is a test framework that works with many operating systems. openSUSE, Fedora, Debian and others are using it to ensure the quality of releases. Writing tests with it is easier than you might think. And you can use Python to do it! ...

July 15, 2021 · 4 min · Cris Dywan

Setting up a new Rust project

Not long ago I wrote about dipping my toes into Rust where I discussed what Rust is and why I’m interested to learn it. Now I feel like I need to try my hands on a real project which scratches an itch of mine and at the same time allows me to exercise what I learned. ...

May 7, 2021 · 4 min · Cris Dywan