How to add more games to NES Mini Classic using hakchi2 and a Mac(3 years, 2 months ago)

The NES Mini Classic is a wonderful little box. It captures most of the old gaming feeling by putting you close to the screen and giving you authentic feeling controllers. That all while displaying everything in a modern fashion on a up-to-date HDMI...

Fixing failing SSL-certificate verification for Ruby under Windows(3 years, 7 months ago)

A while ago I wrote a little piece that was ment to safe people from the SSL-certificate problems that might occur using RVM. For the past year this problem has not gone away and still exists today. Since I just had to fix it on Windows, I thought...

The one IT skill I wished everybody had(4 years, 2 months ago)

There is a big gap in understanding between developers and business-people. Sometimes we are not aware of this gap, for example when we engage in emotional arguments about "how long things will take" or "if refactoring or features are more important...

A new Ruby-gem for the Giantbomb API(4 years, 6 months ago)

You know, I really like videogames. I also really like structured data about stuff. e.g. IMDB or TheMovieDB. When it comes to data for videogames the best place for structured data is hidden in the editorial content of Giantbomb. They also offer a...

When RSPEC with Capybara fails with NotFound while serving AJAX-requests(4 years, 7 months ago)

"Concurrency is a bitch" this famous quote by any developer ever can haunt your everyday work like crazy. Why? Because mainly race-conditions and concurrency does not fit the "normal" way of thinking about code, which normally works like a cursor that...

The speed of product development is just a feeling(4 years, 8 months ago)

You know, I often get a very strange itch, when on a long-distance flight: After let's say 3-5 hours after take-off, when I've watched the first 0815-movie, looked through the stuff on my iPad, tried to connect to the non-existing wifi - I sometimes...

The best 35 podcast-episodes since 2010(4 years, 10 months ago)

Today is a really sad day for me. My beloved Podcast-Client Instacast has closed down due to „no money left“. I normally can remember very vividly things or places that that I’ve been to when listening to spoken words. Therefore the following list...

Fixing failing SSL-certificate verification with RVM/OSX(4 years, 11 months ago)

I just returned from a world of hate and am going to tell you my war story, in order to spare you the trip. Just this morning when starting to work on some ruby-code again I tried executing a rake task that in the process does a simple HTTPS-connection

Die Katastrophe und die Berichterstattung(5 years ago)

Ich gebe gerne vorweg etwas zu: Der Absturz von Germanwings 4U9525 ist schrecklich in seinen Auswirkungen und mysteriös in seinen Umständen. Dass ein deutsches Flugzeug ohne äußere Einflüsse abstürzt ist zudem noch äußerst ungewöhnlich und deshalb...

Mehr Content für Serial-Hörer(5 years, 3 months ago)

Bei mir es so ungefähr 3 Wochen her: Da hörte ich auf dem Weg zum Reifenwechsel die erste Folge von Serial. Das war so um ungefähr 10:37h. Ich bin sowieso anfällig, weil ich seit Jahren begeisterter Podcast-Hörer bin. Nun gut. Sagen wir gegen ungef...