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This page contains random thoughts and impressions by me.

  1. 2017-06-21
  2. 2017-06-14
    Christian Kruse,

    Although I'm not a Firefox user these days I have to say I'm impressed by their last release. After years of ignorance followed by years of „we're not that slow really“ they finally got noticeably faster. It feels much less sluggy and websites which were slow on the older releases now feel much more responsive. Kudos!

  3. 2017-06-06
  4. 2017-06-04
    Christian Kruse,

    Making progress in the gym feels so good. Hard work pays off!

  5. 2017-06-02
  6. 2017-05-25
  7. 2017-05-22
    Christian Kruse,

    I hate it when I have to fight the framework… sigh #elixir #ecto

  8. 2017-05-21
    Christian Kruse,

    If you would've told me that I would have fun in the gym and would do sports five to seven times a week I would've laughed at you 😜

  9. 2017-05-17
    Christian Kruse,

    I'm really happy that I can run 10km routes again. I had to stop running a few years ago because of shin splints.

    Since about February(?) I go regularly (three times a week) to the gym and do some strength training and jog about 20 minutes. At the same time I started jogging again, first with small routes (about 4km), then longer routes (8km), first slow then faster. It seems that I avoided shin splints for now despites running three times a week outside and three times a week on the treadmill (only 20 minutes to warm up).

  10. Christian Kruse,

    Recently I read a very interesting (and for me: entertaining) article by Dan Luu titled „everything is broken“:

    If I had to guess, I’d say I probably work around hundreds of bugs in an average week, and thousands in a bad week. It’s not unusual for me to run into a hundred new bugs in a single week.

    This is basically a list of errors and bugs he finds during a week. Go read it - software quality matters!

  11. 2017-05-13
  12. 2017-05-08
  13. 2017-04-18
    Christian Kruse,

    Brave new world: my Arch Linux now boots with systemd-boot and systemd-cryptsetup 🎉

  14. 2017-04-07
  15. 2017-04-06
    Christian Kruse,

    Just discovered: DigitalOcean blocks outgoing SMTP traffic via IPv6

  16. 2017-03-09
    Christian Kruse,

    In reply to

    Be aware, this is Enterprise grade hardware, it needs a controller to work. The controller can be installed on any computer you own (there is a version for the three major OS), but this controller software has to run when you want to use the wifi.

  17. 2017-03-08
    Christian Kruse,

    Once you bought UniFi access points you will never want something different. 😍

  18. 2017-03-07
  19. 2017-03-01
    Christian Kruse,

    Maybe we can now take most of the services off Amazon? Centralizing the Internet sucks…

  20. 2017-02-22
  21. 2017-02-08
  22. 2017-01-27
  23. 2017-01-25
    Christian Kruse,

    The ScanSnap ix500 was for sure a really good invest. I scan every mail I receive and put the original into a file. I put the file onto the attic at the end of the year and done. If I need a document I just send the scanned version.

  24. 2017-01-19
    Christian Kruse,

    A repost of

    Bryan Lunduke talks in his new show with Barton George about Dell and their Linux Laptops (the developer lines). Interesting interview: he states that Dell has sold tens of millions’ dollars’ worth of Linux laptops.

    He also states that Dell has no intentions to deliver their laptops with other Distros other than Ubuntu. While I think this is sad I can understand it: it would be a lot of work to do that.

  25. Christian Kruse,

    A repost of

    Kyle Schreiber writes about The Problem With AMP:

    While the intentions of the project seem good, there are a number of issues with AMP that both promote lock-in and provide a poor user experience.

    He states that AMP is all about the lock-in for Google:

    Make no mistake. AMP is about lock-in for Google. AMP is meant to keep publishers tied to Google.

    I see it the same way, besides disliking the technical solution. However, it is an interesting read even if you are pro AMP.

  26. 2017-01-18
  27. 2017-01-17