Category Archives: Blog

Building a video soundboard in OBS

Despite the fact that I do not stream as much anymore, I continue to tinker with OBS on a daily basis. For a while now I wanted to have what I would call a “video soundboard”, a simple mechanism that … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Friendship ended with WebDrive

Now RaiDrive is my best friend. After more than a decade I have finally migrated away from WebDrive. It is not that I am particularly unhappy with the product, so South River should not feel bad here. My use-case for … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Content-based file search with Powershell and FileLocator

I love Powershell. Unfortunately, as soon as we cross into the realm of trying to grep for a specific string in gigabytes worth of large files, Powershell becomes a bit of a slowpoke. Thankfully I also use the incredible FileLocator … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

The SemWare Editor is now available for free

There are two things you cannot ever have enough of: Good text editors and good file managers. One of the arguably best commercial console-based editors for Windows with a history going back all the way to the 1980s is now … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Corsair K95 Lockups

I am still rocking my beloved Corsair K95 RGB, the original one with the 18 G-keys. I still think there is no keyboard to date that is as great for multiboxing as this one. Since migrating to my new machine … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Windows 11!!one

I have been playing around with Windows 11 in a virtual machine. My thoughts can best be summed up with “a bouquet of unremarkable things nobody wanted”. Windows 11 already made the rounds on the internet over its strict “no … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Synergy 1 Pro on Linux clients – Automatically start before logon with LightDM

This is just a very quick and dirty how-to for getting Synergy 1 Pro to run on LightDM before logging in. All the other instructions I have found haven’t really worked out for me, so let this be my best … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

VMware Workstation – Containers with vctl

I never understood why people think Docker is a big thing. To me, it always seemed to solve a problem that does not exist by adding layers of complexity which inevitably always introduce new problems and bugs. If you wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Synology Diskstation – Two Things

I do not get to write neat posts nearly as often as I would like to. But this one does not violate any NDAs and is relevant to an OG post on this blog. So today I want to talk … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Gopher

Good news, everyone! This blog is now also available via Gopher. I will be working on making the blog look better (as in: remove all the pesky HTML and replace it with proper plaintext) over the coming weeks. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Streamlining your OBS workflow

Building a stream layout is a lot of work. Design elements like colours, fonts and layouts have to be consistent. In the past, I used to design things in Photoshop or Affinity Photo, cut the assets up into smaller pieces … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How Droidcam OBS gets it wrong

Given the current state of the world, you might be in need of a webcam to participate in meetings and prove that you actually wear clothes and/or pay attention. Given the current state of the world you might also have … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Improve your OpenSSH experience on Windows 10

Since Windows 10 1709 Microsoft offers an optional SSH client feature. This is pretty sweet and much needed. Unfortunately, the current [as of writing this post] version 0.0.1.0 that you can install via the Features panel or the command line … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

OpenEdge 10.2b – Invalid version Error 2888

We service different versions of OpenEdge for a software project. The entire build has been automated through Jenkins, Ant and PCT to produce artefacts for different OpenEdge version targets. So far, so good. Let’s not comment on the fact that … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

ZNC Playback script for mIRC/AdiIRC

The main reason I use an IRC bouncer is so I can detach from the bouncer and get the messages I missed the next time I attach to it again. ZNC provides support for this feature by default, however, there … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment