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heads up if you ever use gimp for redacting screenshots and the like 

with the default settings, "clear", or the delete key, only makes a region transparent but doesn't delete the colour info. it can easily be retrieved

ways to fix this are:
1. uncheck "save colour values from transparent pixels" when exporting
2. put a fresh transparent layer underneath everything, its colour info (pure black) will be saved instead
3. just fill the area with a solid colour instead
3.1. or save as jpeg

I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

Still my favorite quote from my master thesis: "The working name for the prototype is BAS Observe, or short BOb"

Praise our lord @leyrer, for he told us about "icdiff" which makes diff output SOOO much more useful.

All hail the @leyrer (and you might want to watch the rest of his (German) modern CLI tools talk at

RT Here's a dystopian vision of the future: A real announcement I recorded on the Beijing-Shanghai bullet train. (I've subtitled it so you can watch in silence.)


"Typing is no substitute for thinking"

-- Dartmouth BASIC Manual, 1964

I more and more start to dislike IPv6. It's not that I don't like the concept, but it breaks all the time and I have no clue why or how to fix it. It's insanely difficult to memorize IP address and they change all the time and you've got like 8 of them. And thing with SLAAC makes firewall configs just impossible.
I just want things to work... :(

Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

I'm more and more convinced that there is a Unicode character for everything. (which is good - I think)

Interesting concept for secure login without sharing your E-Mail Address (again)

SSD is replaced. Well on the note of aging parts: I'm ordering a new power supply now and another ssd to do RAID (which I should have done a long time ago...)

Another day in fixing Java Spring's JFM bullshit.
Today: Why is the scheduler not working even though the documentation said adding `@EnableScheduling` will make it magically work

TIFU: the main SSD of my server just gone bad. Without notice. Despite monitoring and everything. No fun. Could restore it long enough to do another backup of the database files. But oh my am I in trouble right now...

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