Investigating open() and close() performance

On another day, the question came up, in how far the performance of open() affects a certain system. In my mind I was going through the need to go to disk and do sync() calls to open a file that didn't exist. Eventually I decided to write a simple tester…

Review: The Great Gatsby

I completed reading The Great Gatsby last week. This book was a classic topic of English courses during my high-school years. I did however take only basic courses in English and never got to read this book. Instead we read "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner". But back…

Review: Great Ideas on Radio New Zealand

It's a tranquil Sunday afternoon in Hamburg. The rain is pouring down, i already confirmed that the ice cream parlor has closed for today. So it's radio time for me. And there's a particular gem I would like to recommend to you. It's Radio New Zealand's "Great Ideas"…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Making My First Batch of Tempeh

At this years Foodhackingbase I was attending a nice workshop on making tempeh. After the foodhacking event was over, Algoldor handed me some nice tempeh. I never tried tempeh before that. I read on the internet that some people use it to make vegetarian bacon -- I'm not a vegetarian…

First Dovetails

Letztes Wochenende war ich bie Jochen Lichtenberg in der Tischlerakademie und durfte am Grundkurs Klassische Handerwerkstechniken teilnehmen. Das Format des Kurses umfasste zwei mal sechs Stunden, jeweils Samstag und Sonntag. Die Atmosphähre war entspannt, in der Werkstatt haben wir uns geduzt. Das Publikum war gemischt, aber der Anteil der Leute…