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I see you’ve made your way through the depths of the Internet and found my blog! This is where I publish posts to topics of all kind very irregulary. Beside this blog I also run a YouTube-Channel (@Topster) and try to do night photography on Instagram as @graf.von.foto (Yes, it really means Count of Photo). Visit me there as well!

Install Gentoo on a Mac Mini (G4 PowerPC)

Note: This article is primarily translated by DeepL and I did not really check everything due to a lack of time. I guess you will get my point - I guess. Why a computer from 2005? Older computers always fascinated me. But I do not limit myself to a certain era, like the 80s or 90s. That’s why I still own a Commodore 64 with datasettes, but also my first laptop (IBM ThinkPad T23) from 2003.

Repairing my windshield wiper hose

The winter keeps my busy As we all know, winter is the cold season. Thats why I often have to think about my Audi 80. After the door lock froze up the other day, I couldn’t see through my freezing windshield now. A few nights ago I drove to Münster in the dark. Because of the low temperatures my windshield was frozen with a light frozen veil. At every red traffic light, I wiped the windshield clear again to keep the view free.

The winter lets freeze door locks

Winter is coming My silver Audi 80 B3 (Manufactured in 1989) In mid-December, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that winter is dropping the temperatures, and it freezes again at night. As a Audi 80 driver the first thing you notice is that the roads are slippery. Then, if you have a car without ABS in the case of a braking, even good winter tires are no longer much help.

Cat cam

When our cat got babies, I plugged a webcam and a PC to the internet so I am able to see what happens at home. This is very useful when I am at the grocery store or just working in office. Additionally a lot of people got the link in the meantime so I kinda have to keep this service up for you all. I call this: The Trueman Show.

Bug in Firewalld

My personal experience level I am administrating many servers for our university since 2016. Of course we try to keep them as safe as possible by using firewalls. They are used to protect our network from unwanted visitors and to protect every single node from each other. Only administrative and known service ports are open for specific IPs. Additionally we are NATting a lot of traffic. So you could say I am firm with the usage of firewalls.

No Smartphone

More than a week ago my Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus fell on the road. Actually, that’s (usually) not a big deal, because until now (at least for me) it has always been considered relatively robust. But this time the display broke. Fortunately, the display was still working and the touch function was also working perfectly. However, I didn’t want to walk around with a broken display for a year again (like with the last mobile phone), which is why I decided to buy a protective cover and a repair set on Amazon.

Von der Leyen as commission chief?

Something seems to be wrong in the EU. If you have been following me here for some time, you should know that I don’t think much of Manfred Weber (see this). So I wasn’t very angry when they said the other day that Parliament wouldn’t propose him for the post of Head of the Commission. But I was very surprised when Frans Timmermanns was also rejected. At first I thought to myself, it may be quite refreshing that not only the proposals of the large groups were waved through, but perhaps someone from the small groups could also come.

Video project Internet

New ideas That I didn’t had much time in the past months to shoot new videos is probably already noticeable. As well as the fact that my most recent videos are something like more and more strange experiments. On the other hand, I had intended to try out some random things from the beginning. Undoubtedly I do so. But I noticed that this is perhaps not the best idea. But now I have an idea again, which I think (at least for now) could at least be “interesting”.

Moving with barriers

Current state The past weeks In the meantime a few weeks have passed since I dropped off my last post. However, it is very difficult for me to find the time to write new posts for you. Same situation with the recording of new videos. Most of the time I drive to the house after work and try to get on as good as I can. Often my friends help me as well, they have much more experience and are therefore much better at it than I am.

Another demonstration against upload filters

Once again in Cologne This Saturday (9th of March 2019) I was at a demonstration in Cologne to demonstrate against upload filters together with Tobske. Unfortunately there weren’t as many people as planned, but the atmosphere was good. I also found it interesting that it started at the train station in Cologne-Deutz with 600 people, but while walking through the city many people from the side streets joined so we were more than 1,000 people.