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Xubuntu 20.04 LTS on Thinkpad L15

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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