Metal type and linocuts

I participated in an enjoyable workshop on letterpress printing and typesetting with metal type in the Museum of Work, on a weekend in june. One of the perks of this is that, I'm "entitled" to visit the open workshop (normal entrance fees apply). So most mondays I find myself visiting the museum, either typesetting or printing something. For one of my meetups/regulars table I did print coasters. The front page contains the title "Donnerstags Stammtisch" and fields to enter your consumption of beer, food and shots. The front is…

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Cabbage Stir Fry

Today I did a slight variation of this recipe from BudgetBytes. Slight variation: For the sauce: 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil 1 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp siracha For the main dish: 1/2 head of green cabbage 4 carrots 400g minced meet, extra lean, half pork, half beef 1/2 Tbsp sunflower oil 3 cloves garlic a knob of ginger salt and pepper sesame seeds How to: Mix the ingredients of the sauce Add oil to the pan, throw in ginger and garlic and let sizzle…

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Off-flavours january 2017 summary

On saturday evening with temperatures around or below 0°C and rain, with streets slippery as hell, 15 people got together at FabLab St. Pauli to experience off-flavours in beer first hand. The bad parts: we should have tasted the beer warmer. The hall at FabLab was rather cold and we had problems to taste the esters in the pack. The bread I bought was some factory bread that tasted too much of butter and sugar. I will have to find a source for english crackers in Germany. The good…

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Off-flavour tasting in Hamburg

We have been planning this for the Foodhackingbase at 33c3 but didn't do it, because the weather was rather bad and we couldn't close up the tent because of the wind. But now we'll do it! The off-flavour tasting is scheduled for saturday, the 7th of january at 8pm. The tasting will take place at the FabLab St. Pauli, Lerchenstr. 16a. The off-flavours will be diluted in a neutral beer (likely Bitburger or Becks Gold). We'll be giving out a reference/untainted sample and some bread for cleansing the palate.…

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Generating syslog network load

Recently we're experimenting with logging solutions at work. We'd like to have an indication of what our current setup is capable of handling in terms of log volume. My first idea was to whip up a quick Perl script that simply uses Sys::Syslog to dump Shakespeare's works into the logging setup. That worked quite nicely but it's a limited test case. I wanted something that is more flexible. Enter logload. Logload uses a simple pattern language to generate syslog lines and adds rate limiting on top. Syslog Patterns Logload…

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