Author: Lars Händler

20 years of coding and working as software engineer but I am still eager to learn more. I am very passionate when it comes to open source, Linux and Java. But I made my peace with Windows long ago to fully enjoy my PC gaming hobby. I have a soft spot for 90s electronic music and Babylon 5. In the evenings you will find me roaming the endless space in Warframe (IGN k05h).

Gaming as a hobby in 2018

Gaming as a hobby 2018

I turned 40 this year and I still haven’t stopped playing video games. To the contrary, I reduced my already little TV time once again in favor of gaming and reading. With professional gaming known as esports filling big stations and video game streaming on Twitch as an accepted way to make a living, I thought gaming in 2018 is the new normal. – Within my family and peers at work I still get those pitiful looks when I talk about gaming as a hobby. Read more

Donut County – Review

Donut County - intro screen

The main mechanic in Ben Eposito’s Donut County is letting things and people fall into a movable black hole. The more things and people fall into that hole the bigger the hole gets. The reasons why you would do something like gets explained along your jouney. Story expostion is done in beautful animated scenes with text dialoges. Without too much spoiler: it is all because of the crazy racoons. Read more

How I accidently created a radio show archive

Back in 2013 I decided to rebuild my 90s techno vinyl collection because my original records and CDs had been lost over the previous decade. I had no written records about anything I owned. But most of it I knew was played at least once in a radio show called the Steve Mason Experience. By searching the internet for playlists of this underground techno radio show – that ran throughout the 90s – I started a journey that would lead to thousands of hours in research and in building an archive website with 8000 music tracks listed: stevemasonexperience.info Read more

Far From Noise – Review

Far From Noise - Significate Day

Far From Noise is one of those short but charming Indie titles. It asks existential questions through a conversation between the main protagonist and a stag. The graphics are simple but match the brooding mood of the conversations perfectly. The icing on the cake is an excellent soundtrack that reminded me in some parts of Dear Esther. Read more

wget save with different file name and special characters in url

To save an URL into a different file name the “-O” option is the best way to go. If you have special characters like ? or & in your URL enclose the URL in double quotes.

This is how it should look:

SSL source without checking the certificate

If you have a ssl source and do not want to have the certificate checked:

It is time to quit Warframe

Never before have I spent thousands of hours with a video game. Playing the game, scouring the forums, reading guides and thinking about new builds over 2 years does add up. And now it is time for me to leave.

[2018/11/04] And I got back into the game once again. It is so hard to quit Warframe 😉

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