Arvid.Ortwig

Camera App for Pixel4a from GrapheneOS

I was unhappy with OpenCamera and the Stock camera app that comes with lineagos. It takes forever to focus the first picture if you open the camera app. I tried many settings, also the camera2api but nothing really fullfilled my expectations. On twitter I found out about GrapheneOS and that the guys are working on a camera app for Pixel Phones: https://github.com/GrapheneOS/platform_external_Camera/blob/12/prebuilt/Camera.apk I installed it and its really snappy. Let’s see how it turns out in the long run. Btw: I am not quite sure what to think about GrapheneOS: It seems like the most secure Android available atm but...

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open source password safe “Bitwarden”

Bitwarden is an open source passwordsafe software similar to KeepassX, but with a huge difference: It is based on a webserver which stores and manages the passwords (and notes as creditcard info and identities) centrally. So the data can be synchronized end2end-encrypted easily throughout different plattforms like desktops, notebooks, tablets and smartphones. Bitwarden can be used as a cloud service run by bitwarden or, as in my case, installed on premise in your own environment. It provides saving and organizing of sensitive data/passwords/texts Multifactor authentication with app or token sharing of passwords in organizations propose safe passwords through password generator...

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Privacytools.io

The website privacytools.io is a extensive collection of links to software (on different platforms) that supports your strive to privacy in the digital world. Most of the tools are already used by myself but I also found some quite interesting new ones. Go, check it out and donate a little if you like the service.

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DIY Musicplayer for Kids – PhonieBox

With a growing number of children the need for more than one music player is quickly arising. As you know I am fond of free software, so I decided to build something with, tadaaaah: free software 😉 Fortunately there is a great project on the internet: the PhonieBox It is a collection of scripts that creates, on top of a raspberry pi, a music player with an interface for an RFID-Reader, Arcade-Buttons to control volume and skip tracks, and a webserver to upload music files to the raspberrys internal SD-Card. You can also add youtube-links, webradio and even play spotify-playlists....

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Development of Nextcloud Plugin for MS Teams

As Head of IT for a medium sized company it is my duty to make data and the internally used software reliable, trustfull and accessible to all of the companies employees. The usage and development of Open Source Software is therefore vital to keep control over the data which the company is using and producing. I am therefore proud to announce that we have decided to support Mr. Dirk Riehle and Nextcloud with the AMOS Project. The aim of this specific project is to develop Open Source Software through students together with partners of the industry. In our case roughly...

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Chiptunes / Bit-music Archive

If you are into chiptunes (that old computergame music) I recommend checking out the Mod Archive: https://modarchive.org/ It’s a compilation a of different Mods and XMs (Files in which the 8-bit-tunes come) which can be downloaded and then be played with FastTracker (available on https://16-bits.org/ft2.php) or the XMP Xmod-Player under Android

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Data-Experiment “Made to measure”

This is a documentary about an art-project. The artists wanted to show how someones life could be reconstructed by only analyzing the data stored in the persons google-profile without ever meeting or talking to the person. Thrilling: https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/wdr-dok/made-to-measure-ein-datenexperiment/wdr-fernsehen/Y3JpZDovL3dkci5kZS9CZWl0cmFnLWYwZGQwNTgwLWMyNDUtNGIwZC1iNjE5LTljY2YwNDM5NmVhMQ/

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Freifunk@Filmfestival LU

The Filmfestival Ludwigshafen 2021 is over. The Freifunk Antenna on the roof of my house did a decent job: Even though it rebooted once in a while. I assume it couldnt handle more than 30 clients at once. The next time i will set up a separate router with Freifunk Software and a sector-antenna. We will see how that goes 😉

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Launch AppImages via Desktop File

I have downloaded the newest Cura Slicer Software as appimage and wanted to start it through my gnome favourites. To do so you need to create a .desktop file that refers to the appimage and add To change the icon you can choose any icon that is stored under just by naming it.

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