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  • 05:12 UTC (diff) (history) Contact . . . . Alex Removed phone because of [en]



  • 14:28 UTC (diff) (history) 2018-05-19 Security Focused Operating System . . . . Alex Schroeder Parrot Project - Parrot Security OS Most security folks know about Kali Linux, but there are quite a few alternative security-focused Linux distributions out there. Parrot is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian and focused on Penetration Testing, Digital… [en]


  • 10:41 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2018-05-16 Podcasts . . . . Alex Schroeder I started reading *Romance of the Three Kingdoms* a a few years ago and got even less far. I think it was just a few pages in when I stopped so the podcast is my attempt at turning it into an audio book plus commentary which I might appreciate on my commute. As for news, I totally concur. I have… [en]


  • 10:58 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-17 Hex Grids . . . . Alex Schroeder There's a beautiful article by Herman Tulleken on Gamasutra, 20 Fun Grid Facts (Hex Grids), from 2014. The part about the coordinates reminds me of some of the code I have written... ## One Step To {{{ # Brute forcing the "next" step by trying all the neighbors. The # connection data to connect to… [en]
  • 09:05 UTC (diff) (history) List of Open Books . . . . Haaike [de, en]


  • 20:24 UTC (new) (history) 2018-06 Book Club . . . . Rene *What*: /"Handmaid's Tale"/ by /Margarete Atwood/ *When*: 20 June, 19:30 – RSVP on Meetup (optional )) *Where*: [Restaurant Werdguet] ## Welcome to the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States of America. There’s been a coup, the president has been murdered and an all-powerful, Christian… [en]
  • 08:08 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2018-05-14 Advertising . . . . Alex Schroeder Some great messages in this thread , and a link to If digital advertising sneezes, will content marketing catch a cold? [en]
  • 07:04 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-16 Podcasts . . . . Alex Schroeder Podcasts im currently listening to on a regular basis: * Thinking Allowed * In Our Time * 99% Invisible * Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History * History of the Crusades * The Allusionist * The British History Podcast * The Chinese History Podcast * The History of Byzantium * What Trump Can Teach Us About… [en]


  • 19:38 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2018-03-15 How to Describe Hexes . . . . Ben Miller I suppose what I'm hankering after is a way to alter parts of what Hex Describe comes out with by putting custom values in the map data. Or, I suppose, putting something in the random tables such that a specific trail/river mentioned in the map data is attached to a certain result specified in the… [en]
  • 15:29 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-15 Sitelen Mute . . . . Alex Schroeder I occasionally work on Sitelen Mute, my fork of *fgallery*. It is a static photo gallery generator with no frills that has a stylish, minimalist look. It shows your photos, and nothing else. There is no server-side processing, only static generation. The resulting gallery can be uploaded anywhere… [en]
  • 10:23 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-15 Game Development . . . . Alex Schroeder Game Making Wiki. This sounds great. Tags: [[tag:Games]] [[tag:Programming]]


  • 19:53 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2018-04-26 Climate Change . . . . Alex Schroeder I liked [ Solderpunk’s comment on the futility of individual action], via gopher.
  • 09:22 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2017-03-18 Email is the New Snail Mail . . . . Alex Schroeder Escape from the Zuckerborg: WhatsApp founder legs it. [en]
  • 06:09 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-14 Advertising . . . . Alex Schroeder I just read a blog post about the GDPR sand ads that I would like to share. Somewhere in the middle there is this image. And below it: «It was a survey of ad industry people: “300+ publishers, adtech, brands, and various others…” Pause for a moment and look at that chart again. Nearly all those… [en]
  • 06:06 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2018-05-13 Looking for Music . . . . Alex Schroeder Hah. I was asking for melancholy music. The problem is right there, in the name: /Joy/. But yes, it is a great piece of music. :) Meanwhile... Some of the names I was given led me to this wiki I had never heard of: ChoralWiki, home of the Choral Public Domain Library! “Here you will find free… [en]




  • 22:57 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-12 Mastodon OAuth2 Issues . . . . Alex Schroeder I signed up for a new instance and noticed that Mastodon Archive doesn't allow me to log in using OAuth2. What's going on? Let's look at the API again. Register the application: curl -X POST -d "client_name=mastodon-archive&redirect_uris=urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob&scopes=read" -Ss… [en]
  • 22:13 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2017-12-14 Perl 6 and Cro . . . . Alex Schroeder Maybe I need something simpler than Cro. Wap6 sounds more up my alley. Introduction: Concurrent HTTP Server implementation and the scripter’s approach. [en]
  • 15:43 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-11 Charming . . . . Alex Schroeder How do you run charmed characters? I find charms work best of combined with simple commands by the referee. I play it like Jedi mind tricks. “You will protect me with your life.” Or “You will fetch the black sword for me.” Combine this with a simple “you may roll a save if allies of the magic user… [en]
  • 12:56 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2018-01-10 Encrypted Gopher . . . . Anonymous Tor uses TLS, therefore only adds complexity on top of TLS. [en]


  • 19:02 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-10 Scanning & OCR . . . . Alex Schroeder The CanoScan LiDE 25 is still with me! I have a little OCR project and wanted to use it on the Mac, but I think it no longer works. The scanner still works but the OCR tool that came with it is nowhere to be found. Instead of investing time getting it to work on the Mac I decided to try it on the… [en]
  • 10:52 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-10 Pictures from Japan . . . . Alex Finally, some pictures! * Japan 2018 Tags: [[tag:Japan]] [[tag:Pictures]]
  • 10:51 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2018-05-10 Pictures from Japan . . . . Alex As always, notes to myself: I've moved from *fgallery* to Sitelen Mute (a fork of *fgallery*). perlbrew exec --with perl-5.22.0-thread-multi ~/src/sitelen-mute/fgallery -f --title "Japan 2018" --description "Alex, Zeno und seine Kinder, und Chris mit Frau und Kindern machen Ferien in Japan." --url…


  • 19:07 UTC (new) (history) Comments on Toadfarm Memory . . . . Alex Schroeder Over on Mastodon, Harald has suggested taking a look at ulimit.
  • 18:36 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2018-05-05 Depression . . . . Alex Schroeder I totally agree on the continuum: I think that's how empathy works. From our own headaches we try to extrapolate to migraine; from our own stage fright and fear of exams we try to extrapolate to anxiety attacks; from our own melancholy and listlessness on dreary days in autumn we extrapolate to… [en]
  • 18:07 UTC (diff) (history) 2018-05-09 Toadfarm Memory . . . . Alex Schroeder How much memory do you think a toadfarm should take? Whenever I see that these processes are taking up 100M and more, I feel like killing them all. But perhaps that's simply expected? Or is there some setting I should tweak? Tags: [[tag:Administration]] [[tag:Perl]] [[tag:Toadfarm]] [en]
  • 18:03 UTC (diff) (history) Toadfarm Memory . . . . Alex Schroeder Deleted


  • 15:14 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2018-05-05 GitHub . . . . Alex Schroeder Something to consider: git hub. `` git hub # Show the git hub cheat sheet git hub help # Show this awesome documentation git hub setup # Config dialog. Do this first! git hub user <user> # Get info about…



  • 12:22 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-05 GitHub . . . . Alex Schroeder Man sträubt sich gegen die allgegenwärtige Vernetzung, das Ende der Privatsphäre und dann ist doch ein wenig selbst-verliebt und ein kleiner Angeber und sieht, dass man sich mit dem GitHub Contributions Chart Generator alle seine Beiträge in einer Grafik generieren lassen kann.. Keine Ahnung,… [de]
  • 10:40 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-05 Depression . . . . Alex Schroeder I'm lucky because I don't have any mental illness that I know off. But ever so slowly I'm learning more about it. People I know casually on Twitter have it. People I know casually on Google+ have it. And I suspect a whole lot more people in my life might have it without me knowing it. And that's… [en]
  • 10:13 UTC (new) (history) 2018-05-05 Japan . . . . Alex Schroeder I haven't finished the photo album, yet. But Chris has! You can see me looking out of a window in one of the pictures. * Tags: [[tag:Japan]] [en]
  • 02:13 UTC (new) (history) Comments on Diary . . . . world cup 2018 Admiring the hard work you put into your site and detailed information you provide. It's good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same unwanted rehashed material. Excellent read! I've saved your site and I'm including your RSS feeds to my Google account. [en]



  • 18:24 UTC (new) (history) 2018-04-28 Interviews . . . . Alex Schroeder The following started as a solo thread on Mastodon... One of these days I should write up some interview questions I would like to see asked of other people in the RPG world. These days, I find most interviews extremely boring. Why is that? Something about there being no challenges, very little… [en]
  • 09:46 UTC (new) (history) 2018-04-28 The Pagoda of Pazuzu . . . . Alex Schroeder OK, I think I'm going to submit another entry to the One Page Dungeon Contest. Tags: [[tag:RPG]] [[tag:Old School]] [[tag:1PDC]]



  • 13:29 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2016-11-27 Work and Basic Income . . . . Alex Schroeder I kept wondering what the effect of money distributed to Native Americans was. I heard they sometimes get money from the oil industry, or from casinos. And today I found an article talking about it: Free Money: The Surprising Effects of a Basic Income Supplied by Government is about the Eastern… [en]