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!

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.

SaveYourInternet-Demo in Cologne

What caused this? As you may have noticed, several events took place during the last few days. As I briefly indicated yesterday, there is a request by Manfred Weber for this Thursday to postpone the decision on Article 13 until the beginning of this month. This postponement is an attempt to pre-empt the rallies planned for 23 March in many European cities. This behaviour is more than questionable, as it makes it impossible for parts of the citizens to get politically involved.

Upload filter decision brought forward

Demonstration in Berlin Last Saturday I was in Berlin at the demonstration against the upload filters, which will be introduced with article 13. I have already written something about this in my blog several times. And actually I only wanted to share my new video with the impressions here. Appointment was brought forward But in this business, things change all the time. For example, MEP Julia Reda from the Pirates has just announced on Twitter that Manfred Weber has submitted a request to bring forward the vote to pre-empt the many protests on 23rd March.

SafeYourInternet (Update)

Demonstrations Short after the Members of the European Parliament have voted for the controversal copyright reform which brings upload filter with it a spontaneous demonstration in Cologne took place with around 1.500 people. Keeping in mind that this was planned in less that two days under the week that is very impressing. Some of the participants are well known in Germany like Sep (PietSmiet), HerrnNewstime, Sturmwaffel, the Marmeladenoma etc.. Most of them were livestreaming which adds round about 20.