Just writing something…

Okay… I didnt get anything done yet, so i just write what i did the last week or better: what im doing…

I was at the zoo in bremerhaven with my girlfriend last week. i took plenty of pictures but they arent done yet (they are analogue, so they are still in development), so i cant show them, although i think some of them are pretty good.

Then i went stargazing – the comet Neowise (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2020_F3_(NEOWISE)) was still visible and i went with my friends and we took some great photos (digitally, of course). I got the permission to share them here – i will do that in another post. It was a really great night for stargazing!

Then the 3D-Printer broke down again. And i fixed it… again. Honestly: I cant count the number of times i had to repair this damned thing. The nozzle was clogged again. Its the 3rd nozzle in two weeks (and the last one we had). I just replace the whole thing now, because its really much effort to get a really badly clogged nozzle working again. (If i get called because its clogged, freeing it with a small needle has been tried, normally and didnt work…) So… Its working again.

I forgot something, probably, but whatever… I will, however, post one or two nice pictures of the comet and the milkyway in my next post – maybe later today!

Hellriding (the full scope of this pun is an insider)

Okay… So… i planned to visit some old schoolfriends in the city i grew up in (actually in the village beneath, because the parents of a friend i visited are living there, but whatever…)

And as its corona-time right now and i dont have a car and i also dont like to wear masks and as masks are mandatory if you want to board a train… i decided it was a good idea to get there by bike. its not that far. google said its about 75km and my e-bike has a range of about 80km – no problem!

Spoiler: google lied (kind of)…

I navigated with roadsigns – retrospectively that was a (if not the) mistake.

I was 20km away from the village i wanted to be, and suddendly on the next sign i was 40km away. later i found out that they changed the route and made it 20km longer.

google doesnt seem to know it, yet. i cant blame them, it must have been changed within the last 3 weeks.

My battery died after about 70km – it was strong headwind and i was about 3 hours late becaouse for the last 20km my battery and motor were only weights to carry against headwind.

As i got there i was REALLY exhausted….

So… why did i write this post? As an excuse why i didnt write the howto, yet.

But i have to do it soon or i will forget how i did it…

Maybe later today…

on the plus-side: i got some nice motives and hopefully took some good photos… 😀

SSL and HDD – Two completely different Problems that used up way too much time today…

Originally I wanted to write a howto (naturally i write them mainly for my future self) but as its very late i am too lazy for writing it right now…

But… the already mentioned friend of mine and i are using the same server and because we have different websites on it at the same time we use vhosts on the apache webserver.

I had already configured ssl for the existing domains and he bought a new domain… i think you can already guess where this is going.

he wanted to have working ssl on his new domain. well… i spent about 8 hours today fixing the setup because it went to not working at all… at least now i know every possibility how to not configure vhosts with ssl… AND at least one that works and is relatively clean and not awful.

Other things that happened: My HDD is breaking down. Naturally i have a backup, but as it is the hdd with the not much used data, my backup is on tape so i decided, as the hdd isnt broken down yet (it spins down every now and then und has read-errors) i just copy the data from there. if its not working i still have the backup, and as i do the backups monthly (mid of month) i can be sure to get all the data if it works. As its always automatically unmounting its a very timeconsuming process to find the right arguments to copy the data, but it seems to be working right now…

As i was fixing my computerissues anyway i did a system-upgrade of my desktop-pc as well – for good measure… 😀

Now im going to sleep – my pc is working and that usually lets me sleep very well as i know at least some”body” is doing work then…

Today’s work

As i dont want to upload another picture right now, im just going to write down what i did today.

Foreshadowing: probably some content for future posts…

So… i got up fairly early ( about 8 am) because my girlfriend forgot to turn off her alarm. Personally i think she just wants to get up earlier than me (my alarm was set to 8:40 am) – and she doesnt like my alarmsound so she tries to avoid it – and as i disable my alarm when i get up, she succeeded in that. so… whatever… i got up at 8, and she went to her place because she had much to do. i had an appointment for breakfast with my neighbours at 9, so i had some time to do things i wanted to do anyway. naturally i got to my pc and started rendering some videos of my projects that i want to publish. as i have a relatively old computer and the videos are mostly in 4k it is still rendering (about 9pm, now). to be honest: i prepared a queue and went to have breakfast and paused it afterwards to edit some other videos. anyway… at this point you probably notice that i dont have a concept for this post and im just writing what comes to my mind – sorry for that. i dont have the head right now to think of a good story or exciting manner to tell what i did. where was i? ah, yeah… after the breakfast… a friend and i have a small business centered around a 3d-printer and my skill to repair it… he designes stuff and we print it and then sell it. we also print on demand for other people. so i was editing a video of me building the electronics for a dead-space marker he printed. so… that took about 6 hours and im about 80% done… so… i would guess about 6 hours left… afterwards i went to take care of another project i do (or did) with another friend of mine – making mead. its almost done and we will have about 18 liters of nice honey-elder-mead in a couple of days. (maybe i will do a video of that, too, but as we are nearly finished… maybe of the tasting… so… after THAT i went to the friend i first mentioned to get some raw-videos (140gb) to transcode and edit. while being there i connected a battery pack i built out of 18650-lipo batterys for an rc-boat we are building (partially to promote the 3D-business) to a voltage-converter i built from scratch, so he can power his fucking(!!1!) motor (11V) and receiver (5V) from mentioned battery without having to use an extra battery. he bothers me about wanting to be able to test his 1kW motor for about two weeks now, so i was getting really annoyed – but thats done. as i was already on the workplace i recorded an “unboxing” video. i unboxed some lipo-batteries. way more boring than i thought, but whatever… then it was about 8pm and i went home and began to write this. its now 9:10pm and my pizza is done. i think i had good timing… so… whoever reads this can expect some content in the near future… maybe we will go viral or so with the boat or me building the marker… but thats unlikely 😀