Been way too busy to blog these days. Got a license plate for my bike on Monday and been sorting the essentials you need for a daily motorbike commute the last two days. The rest of the time, I've been at work. It's been busy.
I tore myself off my new motorcycle just long enough to finish the release of Linux Outlaws 354. Can't leave you hanging in your Monday commute, after all. I hope you'll enjoy the new episode. At almost two hours length, it should keep you busy for a while.
I am currently experiencing the epitome of the First World Problem: I have too many good video games to play and not enough time to play them in. It's horrible. I think I need three weeks' vacation just to play some games. But that is, unfortunately, very unlikely.
I recently bought an old mechanical Olympia typewriter from the '60s. The more I look at this thing, the more the quality of engineering on this machine amazes me. It's roughly fifty years old and it still looks great and works really well. Fifty years. That's half a decade!
I wote my latest blog post on a typewriter. But I also wanted it to be accessible. The obvious solution was to pipe the scanned page through an OCR program. In the process, I learned a bit about OCR on Linux and how it works with typewritten texts.
The following blog post was written on an Olympia Colortip S mechanic typewriter. Which as far as I can tell is another name for the Olympia SM9. The one I bought seems to have been built circa 1966 and writing on it is an absolute dream.
I talked about my recent c't article on encrypting cloud storage before and how there's a video of me being interviewed on it. Well, the video is now available on YouTube, so you have absolutely no excuse not to watch it. Unless you don't speak German, that is.