Curated list of Windows 10 software packages

Some of you are wondering how to use Windows successfully while knowing about the advantages of a Linux workstation. To clarify a bit I created a plain, curated list. You are welcome to comment and recommend useful (free or open source) tools. First I’d like to have an apt-like application installer. This is where chocolatey…

Issues with WSL after boot?

Sometimes on my business laptop Windows Subsystem for Linux refuses to start.This is often caused by antivirus software. Although this happens not very often, this can be fixed by restarting the Lxss service using cmd (with administrator privileges): sc stop LxssManagersc start LxssManager Nevertheless, it is always helpful to read system logs and understand why…

Engrave your trivet

I just wanted to share some impression what to do with a lasercutter. Besides cutting Plexi acrylic glas for gadget housings, there is much more you can do with a powerful lasercutter. In this example I engraved some trivets I bought at IKEA for a friend as birthday present. Same things can be engraved in…

Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3G Alternative Firmware

On the way looking for a new affordable 5GHz router I found the inexpensive and good-looking Xiaomi Router 3G. With its technical specification it fits to my needs at all. Unfortunately I am unable to read and understand Chinese. Moreover I would rather like to rely on a more open-sourced firmware. With alternative firmware and…

Display Arduino sensor data using Grafana

Collecting and display sensor data can be fun and helpful. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know the average temperature of last month based on sensor data collected using Arduino, MQTT and a time series database? Ever wanted to know the postman’s show-up times for making future predictions? At Maker Faire Hannover 2017 I presented a demo…