Blog

A collection of my technical experiments and university summaries. Filtering to be added soon. Conten’t might be added too ;-) To be honest, all my old posts have been put back so that I can go through them again. I will slowly add them back to the list and ensure the assets are up to date as well as the topics being still valid.

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Visiting the #HambiBleibt demonstration

I visited the demonstrations against the RWE coal mine nearby Cologne and talked to some participants to see first hand how the story is seen from the people that are involved.

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My XPS customizing diary

A collection of modifications I did to my XPS to make it my very personal work machine.

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Information about my master thesis

A information collection about my thesis and its related documents and links

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How to get Lightroom running on Linux with WebAssembly and nativefier

Lightroom is available online. And it's surprisingly good thanks to recent advancements in web-technologies. I'm showing how to get a pretty good version of Lightroom running on linux.

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What is PowerTAC?

An introduction about the Power Trading Agent Competition in which I am writing my master thesis

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The Dark Side of Youth Mobility

Looking at what happens when young professionals can move around the world as they please and at the places they leave behind

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Turning your Linux computer into a screencast station for pareto principle level professionality

A tour of my linux screencast setup to exhibit how to quickly turn a computer into a screencast studio for high quality online screencasts

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Enabling Tensorboard to see what's happening during training of an LSTM on Keras using a Timeseries Generator

Learning neural networks is still very messy, so without tools such as tensorboard, it would be really hard to really comprehend what is happening. Unfortunately, it’s not super easy to get tensorboard working out-of-the-box with Keras when training certain structures.

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Want to do

A WIP list on things I wanna do or build that are tech related.

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Starting to screencast about my thesis and machine learning

I am starting to upload screencasts about my developments of the agent for my thesis. This is the initial video

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Should I reinvent the weather?

In my journey towards a powertac agent I discovered the complexity behind the weather server and thought about adapting it to make it easily deployable in a container. Once it's in a container, other teams could quickly start up an instance of their own without many dependencies (really just docker). But then I realized some oddities with the way ...

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Getting the capture date in a .NEF Nikon raw file with python

While importing all of my Google Photos into my local library in the process of deleting everything, I needed to get the capture times of about 20k .NEF files from my library. I used those to compare files with the same name (DSC_1000.jpg DSC_1000.NEF) to verify if these are in-fact the same files or just have the same serial number.

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Spin down HDDs on Linux for extra quiet desktops at night

How to get your hard drives to shut up while you are trying to sleep at night

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Choosing the right blog and website technology from dead simple to fully state of the art

A guide to finding the right balance between absolute dead-simple usability and tech-savvy workflow allowing for a range of customisation and control abot your blog or website.

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Optimizing a Jekyll Blog with minification, image optimisation and caching on Firebase Hosting

Moving away from a clean and technical but unoptimized jekyll blog to a CDN backed, more efficient blog with dynamic image sizing and more.

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UzK Operations Management Course Summary

A summary for the Operations Management course at the University of Cologne in the summer semester of 2017.

Helpful snippets for writing a Post with markdown first and then moving it to a jekyll blog

A bunch of snippets and regex stuff to help me move files automatically after I am done summarising university classes.