Here you can find notes about things I discover or learn but are not (yet) worth a full-length post.

Replying to Nichelle Nichols is dead (…)

Actress Nichelle Nichols—who made history with her portrayal of Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series—died Saturday, July 30, at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson announced Nichols’ passing on her official Instagram account, saying his mother had died of natural causes.

Thank you for all your hard work 😢

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: startrek news

Today, the Prime Minister of the UK has finally pulled the plug and resigned … at least as head of the Conservative Party and has also announced that there won’t be any new policies until a successor has been found. Will that change the country and perhaps also somehow act more cooperatively regarding the agreement with the EU about Brexit? No idea but, honestly, I doubt it.

For the time being, I’m enjoying the commentary by @Number10cat and the tunes associated with political crisis in the UK

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: news politics uk

Replying to Chaos Communication Congress is back! (…)

While I absolutely love that there’s going to be another physical CCC this year, I had hoped it would still be in Leipzig. I had lots of fun in Hamburg at the CCH but Leipzig allowed the event to be much more open and less overcrowded. Not that this is going to stop me from getting a ticket and having some fun during the winter holidays 😅

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: conferences ccc events

The local Media Markt right now has a pre-order list where you pay €300 upfront and then get a bundle including Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 for €658 this month! I thought for not even a second and just pre-ordered it! This is still a bit of a premium price since I could get both games cheaper right now (and I actually don’t care about GT7) but I’m just too happy that my long wait might eventually be over in 2-3 weeks 😍

I guess I should now finalise the list of stuff I want to get right away with my shiny new PS5 🤪

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: gaming playstation5

After updating tmux and zsh last week, I started to see some weird errors like the one below:

❯ git log
WARNING: terminal is not fully functional
Press RETURN to continue

This seems to be caused by /usr/bin/less using an old ncurses version which lacks some color profiles. To fix this I’ve now installed less from Homebrew and configured Git to use that instead

brew install less
git config --global core.pager "/usr/local/bin/less -FX"

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: macos homebrew tmux git

Pro tip: Do not update zsh while having tmux active with like 10 sessions and lots of panes in each. The result was non-functioning sessions with just blank prompts.

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: tmux zsh homebrew

The GopherCon organizers just sent out a mail informing the community that the event that was planned for September at the Dolphin Resort in Orlando has been rescheduled to October 6-8 at the Marriott Marquis at McCormick Place in Chicago!

As you are likely well aware, on Monday, March 28th, Governor DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act, dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, and on April 14th, a law banning abortion at 15 weeks was enacted. In light of these recent events, Gopher Academy can no longer support the notion of convening in Florida. While the financial and legal repercussions are still unclear, we feel a strong moral and ethical obligation to ensure that the location of GopherCon aligns with the values of our community.

Turns out that there was already a post on the GopherAcademy blog about this last week…

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: gophercon conferences

One thing that absolutely fascinated me about the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen is that they have rebuilt a large part of the passenger area of the airship LZ 129 Hindenburg!

Reconstructed lounge of the LZ 129 Hindenburg

In the picture above you can see the lounge and behind the wall at the end of the room is a “writing room” complete with postbox. Turns out that they had their own postal service on the airship which put special stamps on letters there.

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: museums friedrichshafen travels