Laser Cutting


Laser cutting with plywood, acrylic glass, or paper can be fun! In this post, I'll share which laser cutter I bought last year, what I created so far, and what I learned along the way.

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Xubuntu 20.04 LTS on Thinkpad L15


Installing Xubuntu 20.04 LTS on a new Lenovo Thinkpad L15 was relatively painless, but involves a few steps. Especially the pre-installed Windows 10 makes it harder than necessary.

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Secure Scuttlebutt - SSB


Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) is a Free-as-in-Freedom decentralized (p2p) social network. I joined the "Scuttleverse" last December. The Scuttleverse is a strange place. Strange, but friendly and welcoming.

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Naming Applications and Microservices


Naming is hard. Naming is communication. Going bananas with naming microservices? Probably something you will regret! This post proposes a few guidelines to follow when naming internal applications and components.

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Date Formats: ISO 8601


Date formats are plentiful and humans are creatures of habit. Communication in an international context mostly works, but date formats cause unnecessary confusion. Which date format to use?

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Using OBS Studio with V4L2 for Google Meet


Many people are now working remote ("WFH"). How to make the best out of video calls with Google Hangouts Meet? This blog post describes how to use OBS Studio with a virtual camera device (video loopback) on Linux to add effects and scenes for Google Meet video calls.

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