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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

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

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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An explanation of open source phobia in the public sector and large corporations

Bulgaria recently adopted a law stating that software developed for the public sector should be open source (techcrunch.com). That got me thinking: open source adoption in the public sector is extremely slow in general. Decision makers seem to show signs of a phobia when it comes to using open source or encouraging their suppliers to develop open source solutions. Here is a subjective and cynical explanation of where I think this phobia comes from.
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Canon Pixma MX 925 cannot scan to email, to cloud or to a Chromebook

While setting up my newly acquired Pixma MX 925 I came across a requirement it cannot handle: Scan to email or scan to cloud. – The MX 925 does not support this functionality. You can output your scans to a PC or Mac, to a Android or iOS device or (old school) USB stick. But you cannot not directly send your scan to an email address or save it to the cloud. Bummer! Read more