Februrary Update

What happened:

Some changes in my network, I bought a Synology NAS, still trying to fill it up with various data on various machines. I bought a new Gigabit Switch, as the old one seems to be broken and I bought a new Accesspoint. The Ubiquity supports PoE which allows placement at a position where it covers the whole flat. Now I only need to get their management GUI unifi working on FreeBSD. Unfortunately my budget for Computer stuff is now finished, so no new Laptop until Summer ๐Ÿ™

I am still struggling with my university assignments from last term. Next term it looks like none of the mandatory courses I need are offered, so I will probably take it easy.

Holiday plans have been made, looks like I will learn some Greek in summer.

The third incarnation of a BSD User Group in Vienna was launched. 2nd meeting is tomorrow, See BSD Stammtisch. Hope I will make it there.

End of the Year update

No November update, since I was busy with moving.

This month still busy with moving aftermath and of course christmas.

So lets see how I did with my Plans for 2017:

  • Continue studying (10+ ECTS) still doable
  • Work: Finish with AWS Competency and release NG firmware version 7.1done
  • More Sports: Motivate myself to run more than once every other monthfail
  • Hardware consolidation: Buy a new Screen.done Maybe a NASnot done or a new Desktop and retire direk.arved.priv.atnot done and sauna.arved.priv.atdone
  • Continue contributing to FreeBSD <50 commits, less than the year before and Wikipedia.143 edits, no new articles
  • Attend a conference, e.g. EuroBSDconfail

Sumam sumarum mixed results.

So My Plans for 2018:

  • Continue studying (10+ ECTS)
  • Finish EMV L2 Certification, do a cool, sucessful project
  • More Sports: Motivate myself to run more than once every other month. Get a bike.
  • Hardware consolidation: New NAS, New Desktop, retire direk.arved.priv.at
  • Continue contributing to FreeBSD and Wikipedia
  • Attend a conference
  • Read more books
  • Improve my foreign language skills
  • Travel

October Update

Put online my article from last terms university course: Fani.

Did a business trip to Basingstoke, UK. First year since 2010 than I have been traveling 7800km by plane.

Busy with getting ready to move. So not much time for anything else.

September update: Back from vacation

Spent two weeks on vacation in Turkey.

Finished two books, first El laberinto de los espฮฏritus” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, read in German (“Das Labyrinth der Lichter”). A present from my last birthday.

Second “Tour de France” by Irene Kuhn. My first book read in French (at least partially). The bilingual text worked fairly unlike when I tried bilingual Turkish-German books, where reading the original was way too tiresome.
But still there is lots of work to do to get my French back to the level I was 20 years ago.

Apart from swimming in the see I ran about 37km in two weeks. Now my right knee is still a bit stressed. Hope it is nothing serious.

Registered a private AWS accout to keep up with my cloud foo. Hope I will manage to stay in the Free Tier.

Registered for next terms course at the university, though I still haven’t got the result from last term.

In preparation for the move in October I decommissioned mchammer.arved.priv.at after 13 years of service. Most likely also sauna.arved.priv.at will be decommissioned in the next weeks.

August update: SSL broken

So noticed today, that the cert expired. Some upgrade broke letsencrypt. Will have to fix later.

Tried to run rocketchat on FreeBSD. Horrified by the custom buildsystem that not only once to install its private version of clang as well as downloading bazillion of dependencies, (some of them even multiple times).

Looking at getting a NAS based on the HP Proliant Gen8 and FreeNAS. Just need to find a budget ๐Ÿ™‚

Submitted finally my semester assignment, will publish it after I got a grade. Now two months of work and fun until the term starts again.

Made a plan to start another blog in Turkish to improve my writing skills. Delayed for now ๐Ÿ™‚

July update

So I have switched jobs, back to the old one. Not much has changed, even the broken lamb in our office hasn’t been replaced in one year. I have been missing the green view from the office and the more dynamic approach to software development. Now I am missing reasonable timelines, the food and my dockingstation/Dual Screen setup

At home I am still working though with less intensity on my university assignments (have to finish this month).

last.fm wants my $$$

Since i am not living in de/uk/US last.fm wants to force me to subscribe again.
Probably i will spend some minutes on trying to get the last.fm proxy working on my server.
But because most of the users with similar or interesting taste don’t live in the three markets and the music catalogue will probably also focus on the three big markets. I guess last.fm will be boring in the future.
Looking for alternatives now…