Europes future is open

Being a follower of the Open Source Business Alliance I am receiving their newsletter. The latest news about the OSBE conference in late 2020 caught my attention as the interview with Raphael Laguna de la Vera is absolutely eyeopening / mindblowing. It explains how we europeans can set standards for data protection and use it […]

Building a CRYPTO FLOSS DIY babycam

In order to monitor your babies (or whatever you wish) and there is some old hardware available you can easily build your own CRYPTO DIY FLOSS babycam. All you need is: a raspberry pi (3b in my case) and corresponding gear (sd-card, powersupply) the raspbian operating system (with LXDE, not the lite version) a usb […]

Critical Mass Boom Box

As a supporter of the local Critical Mass Movement I wanted to entertain my fellow cyclists with some music. In order to get some good volume and to support my DIY interest i build my own portable boom box: It takes: car battery car amplifier with cinch input and stereo cable output 2 bookshelf speakers […]

Install Oracle Virtual Box Extensions

In order to access full resolution inside your VM and to access USB Devices with full USB3 Speed you need to install Virtual Box Extensions: Go to and select the appropriate version. Then download the extension pack, e.g. Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.12.vbox-extpack Then open VirtualBox >> Preference >> Extensions >> browse for extension pack by clicking on […]

Install gimmicks on Fedora easily with Fedy

Fedy lets you install multimedia codecs and additional software that Fedora doesn’t want to ship, like H264 support, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java etc., and much more with just a few clicks. Installation Installation instructions can be found on