This page contains random thoughts and impressions by me.

  1. 2016-11-17

  2. 2016-11-15

    • Christian Kruse

      I’m rolling on the floor laughing – „It took millions of years for mankind to evolve. Now they’re hunched over cellphones, playing with your balls.”

  3. 2016-11-14

    • Christian Kruse

      In reply to

      I think we should create a new term for this type of problems:

      to jeena : to fuck up your computers with weird and esoteric problems.

      you jeenad your hardware!

  4. 2016-10-29

    • Christian Kruse

      I have to face it: I’m no longer target audience for a MacBook Pro. They dropped all ports, still only 16GB RAM and still an old CPU. This is not what I expect from a pro notebook. I like the idea of the touch bar, but it doesn’t compensate the missing features.

      After careful consideration we decided not to buy a new MBP but instead bought a Tuxedo Notebook which I can get with 32GB RAM, a fast i7 Kaby lake CPU and a lot of ports (inluding a network port).

  5. 2016-10-26

  6. 2016-10-25

  7. 2016-10-18

  8. 2016-10-14

    • Christian Kruse

      Does Google really do hiring tests like this ? I can’t belive it, this seems so dumb. The answers the guy gave have all been correct and the recruiter obviously didn’t know anything about CS.

      If this is true that would explain a lot…

  9. 2016-10-13

  10. 2016-10-11

  11. 2016-10-10

  12. 2016-10-06

    • Christian Kruse

      It is impressive how none of the shiny new iOS-macOS features work for me.

      • Handoff? Doesn’t work at all, never has, neither synchronized tabs nor email nor accepting calls on my mac or the iPad.
      • Universal Clipboard? Doesn’t work.
      • Unlock with watch? Doesn’t work, I don’t even get the box to enable it.

      I did the complete Apple dance more than once (disable/enable iCloud, disable/enable 2 factor authentication, reboot devices, etc, pp). And the worst of all: I am not able to debug that. How would I?

      Just works my ass.

  13. 2016-09-26

  14. 2016-09-20

  15. 2016-09-16

  16. 2016-09-14

  17. 2016-09-09

  18. 2016-09-04

  19. 2016-08-31

  20. 2016-08-22

  21. 2016-08-16

  22. 2016-08-15

  23. 2016-08-09

    • Christian Kruse

      It’s fascinating to see how the Emacs vs Vi holy war is still a thing. I thought we had overcome that.

      In my opinion these holy wars are stupid. Emacs vs Vi, spaces vs tabs, Linux vs Windows vs OS X, etc, pp - its unproductive, silly and stupid. Use what suits your needs and let others use what suits their needs. Diversity is good!

  24. 2016-08-08

  25. 2016-08-07

  26. 2016-08-05

  27. 2016-08-04

    • Christian Kruse

      In reply to

      In this article@chipotlecoyote writes

      Using iOS as your primary OS is like using desktop Linux.

      No, hear me out. See, Linux users don’t care how much easier we say it is in our non-Linux worlds. Sure, they say it’s because of open access and free as in scotch ale and yadda yadda yadda, but really? They like the challenge. Figuring out how to do what they used to do on a Mac or Windows PC is part of the allure.

      While, of course, I can’t speak for all Linux users I totally can say for myself: bullshit. he can’t be more wrong. A lot of things would be easier if I would use OS X, especially during my work time. I use Linux because of two reasons: it offers an overall benefit since as a developer a lot of things work better for me using Linux and it is libre software.

  28. 2016-07-29

    • Christian Kruse

      Most of this site’s content is english - but sometimes I want to write about a topic in German. To be able to do this I added a lang attribute to all of my content; is this, my dear reader, enough or should I add additional markup to warn and inform you of the language of the content?

  29. 2016-07-26

  30. 2016-07-07

  31. 2016-06-27

    • Christian Kruse

      Recently I read a very interesting article about the UK leaving the EU debacle. It is written in form of an e-mail dialogue between father (voting to leave despite being a left-wing) and son (voting to remain). He basically argues that the EU is a right-wing, neo-con construct in its very basic structures. A highlight:

      For me, the right-wing junta aspect of the EU is more important, but the effects of that are longer term. For the people I’m talking about, immigration was an immediate and important problem affecting jobs, housing and facilities, and it didn’t help that every time they tried to mention it they were automatically accused of racism. That’s what drives people into the arms of fascists; if you consistently won’t listen to what they say, they’ll find someone who will. The rise of the pan-European far right is entirely down to the EU.

      Totally a must-read!

  32. 2016-06-21

  33. 2016-06-20

    • Christian Kruse

      In reply to

      You are right, a lot of players take an overly technical approach. And GNOME Music has a nice UI doing it differently. But on the other hand it’s missing key features like gapless playback and replay gain; heck, you can’t even change the music directory, it always looks into ~/Music .

      And IMHO you’re also missing the point about iTunes. It was not about the new music overview, this is great and I like it. It is about the missing sidebar, the mix-in between shop and your local music collection as well as Apple Music. These three problems make iTunes very hard to use, I am constantly looking for my music and am constantly confused about the navigation state.

  34. 2016-06-15

    • Christian Kruse

      The pipe of death:

      find . -name "*.flac" -type f -exec dirname "{}" \; | uniq | perl -lne 'print quotemeta' | xargs -I{} cp -rv "{}" ~/Desktop/flac

      „Find all directories with flac files in them and copy the found directories to ~/Desktop/flac

  35. 2016-06-13

  36. 2016-06-08