Scrintal Workflow

As some of you may have noticed I transitioned from Obsidian to Scrintal for my personal knowledge management. As a first draw I want to share this video from Bianca Pereira explaining a workflow which is very similar to my […]

PKM and Thomas Bayes – Tags vs Folders

I am/was struggling with a well known problem: how to organize my knowledge? There are numerous recipes available, lately supported by computer software. I tried many of them – Notion, Obsidian, Logseq, Heptabase, Rem, Capacities, Kosmik, Muse, Scrintal. I tried […]

OpenCore Legacy Patcher gifted a brand new Macbook to me – and an iMac 27″. Sonoma 🥳!

10 years ago (almost exactly) I invested a very significant amount of money (more than 3000 €, then!) to buy a MacBook Pro, the almost the best one available (quad core I7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Nvidia Geforce […]

AI Fake News – Hallucinations

Only lately I was in the mood for joking and sent a picture of my breakfast — a Müsli topped with the rest of the milk remaining from preparing my cappuccino to my daughter naming it “Cappucciüsli”. Being in a […]

Why I chose Apple Notes instead of Notion

This article could have been named “Notion vs Apple Notes vs Onenote vs Redmine” but it is no thorough comparison: this are very capable applications, each of them living in a different ecosystem, each with impressive strengths and some weaknesses. […]

Staingate solved for my MacBook Pro

For the ones in a hurry: YES, this worked for me, the stains on my MacBook Pro (Late 2013) display are gone completely. NO, you will not be bamboozled, fools day was two days ago. YES, do try this at […]

iPad only — a Self-experiment

Spoiler alert: I am writing these lines with a pencil on my iPad, scribbling and/or typing on the onscreen keyboard. When I use a german word it is translated on the fly not leaving my editor or installing something. I […]

Moodle Forum Activity — Safer Internet Day

Lately I used the Forum Activity in Moodle to create a couple of activities centered about our “Safer Internet” initiative. Mainly I wanted the students to think about their own experience, their priorities using some service usually being of high […]

Owncloud Full Text Search with Elasticsearch

Using Elasticsearch for Mahara was a very fine experience. After reviving my Owncloud installation (it somehow went away after dist-upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04) I stumbled across this subject. Knowing myself and knowing how useful such an option would be I […]

TCP/IP Role Play

Since some years I tried to figure out how to teach the mechanisms of the TCP/IP protocol in a playful way. Some elements have been clear from the beginning but I had to sacrifice exactness to make it work. Our […]