Donations 2021

At the end of the year people usually tend to be generous and start donating. So am I 😉 Here is an overview about my donations: Organisation Explanation Amount Sterntaler e.V. children’s hospice in Mannheim 100 € Digital Courage e.V. Organization fighting for rights in a digital world 100 € Netzpolitik.org Journalists fighting for rights in a digital world 50 € NABU e.V. environment association 100 € Free Software Foundation Europe Supports FLOSS in Europe 100 € I am thankful for a prosperous year and even more thankful that I can support the organizations I care about.

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Use own letsencrypt ssl certs with Fritzbox

If you want to access the webui of the fritzbox underneath your own domain (static or dynamic dns) you can import the letsencrypt certs from your webserver (e.g. nginx in my case) to the fritzbox. First Step: Collect and install cert First login to your webserver and copy the certs for the fritzbox: Make sure you really paste privkey.pem AND fullchain.pem into the combined pem-file. Then import the fritz.pem file underneath: Internet –> Freigaben –> Fritzbox-Dienste –> Zertifikat Write down the IP and port at which the Fritzbox is reachable. Second step: Configure Fritzbox DNS-Rebind: Add your own domain e.g....

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Free Mediaserver “Jellyfin”

The podcast Radio Tux reported in August about the mediaserver software Jellyfin. The website can be found at https://jellyfin.org/ The usage is quite similar to Plex but everything is open source and freely available. The features are: Streaming over a webserver with multiple user accounts Streaming of movies, series and music DLNA provisioning for your home network Apps for iOS and Android (even from F-Droid) Plugin for KODI Integration of Metadata databases like musicbrains or moviedatabase to display pictures and additional information On the fly transcoding of music files (nice if you have mainly “huge” FLACs and want to stream...

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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/Camera/releases 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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Website 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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Connect Nextcloud and 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. On Fedora check out MilkyTracker

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