This term at the university

My course this term is about ottoman poets. So I will have to study the tezikires. I already got a copy of the Meridith Owens edition of Aşik Çelebi. But others are either difficult to find or expensive. So more visits to the library necessary.

What’s new this month

  • Website switched to Lets Encrypt CA. After Start CA was removed from most browsers, i tried to get an acme-client setup working. Let’s see if the automatic extension in May will work.
  • New Phone, after the charger cable of the iPhone broke for the nth time, i bought a Huawei P8. Back to Android. Favorite new application is Clozemaster. So I am even refreshing my french vocabulary now.
  • Reading list 2017: Turgenev Ася & Первая любовь (in English of course, but just want to check how wordpress deals with cyrillic)

Plans for 2017

  • Continue studying (10+ ECTS)
  • Work: Finish with AWS Competency and release NG firmware version 7.1
  • More Sports: Motivate myself to run more than once every other month
  • Hardware consolidation: Buy a new Screen. Maybe a NAS or a new Desktop and retire direk.arved.priv.at and sauna.arved.priv.at
  • Continue contributing to FreeBSD and Wikipedia.
  • Attend a conference, e.g. EuroBSDcon

2016 roundup

positive
  • Switched jobs; Learned a lot about firewalls (BTN300), AWS and Azure
  • Continued studying (12 ECTS points) and learned a lot about TeX
  • Traveled to Turkey, Germany and Innsbruck
  • Switched the blog to WordPress
  • Migrated my Webserver to a new ISP and upgraded it from FreeBSD 9.3 to 10.3
  • Retired mchammer.arved.priv.at after 12 years of service (It was the first amd64 dedicated to FreeBSD ports work)
  • Wrote 8 Wikipedia articles
  • Finished two books in Turkish. Ustam ve Ben by Elif Şafak and En Uzun Gece by Ahmet Altan
negative
  • Lost IPv6 connectity at home, thanks to sixxs.net disabling my tunnel.
  • No hardware upgrade at home. Still using computers from pre-2010
  • Not enough time for OpenSource contributions, especially FreeBSD