The biography of Dai Vernon by David Ben is pretty great. I learned a lot about him and magicians in that time. An awesome book about the history of magic in the US in the first half of the 20th centuries. Lots of excerpts from letters. Sadly it is expensive.

#magic #history

Warum böllern die im Frühling?

Auf Fotos sieht Ratzinger immer aus wie der Imperator.

TIL: the Faro shuffle is called the Faro shuffle because Faro dealers used it to dispose of splits after a round of Faro.

#magic #gambling

Der Sohn wollte zu einem Eisbären-Spiel und sie gewinnen 5:0

So soll das sein 😁


Und jetzt: “E.T.”

Im Kino :)

I wonder why LastPass gets pried open regularly but 1Password doesn’t.

Is 1Password really safer? Is it a more uninteresting target? Or didn’t they notice breaches? After all you can only tell about that you were hacked, when you know it.

With the recent episode of #Willow the world of it got more complex and far better. Now things get shades of grey. I like it.

I let ChatGPT create a mission for Shadowrun

Prompt: Create a mission with NPCs and opposition for Shadowrun 6

Response: Sure! Here is a mission idea for Shadowrun 6:

Mission: The Heist


Mr. Johnson:

The mysterious employer who hires the player characters (PCs) for the job. He is willing to pay top dollar for a successful heist, but is tight-lipped about the details of the target.

Marcus “The Mole” Thompson:

A skilled infiltrator and hacker, Marcus is the PC’s inside man for the heist. He will provide the team with the necessary information and access codes to complete the job.

###Sam “The Muscle” Johnson: A seasoned street samurai, Sam is hired by the PCs as additional firepower for the heist.


The target of the heist is a high-security corporate research facility, guarded by state-of-the-art security systems and a team of skilled security personnel. The PCs will also have to contend with rival shadowrunners who are also after the valuable research being guarded by the facility.

As the PCs attempt to make their escape with the stolen goods, they will be pursued by corporate security forces and possibly even a team of heavily armed mercenaries.

The PCs will have to use their skills in hacking, infiltration, and combat to overcome these obstacles and successfully complete the heist.

Good luck!

#chatgpt #shadowrun

Das EGovG Berlin sagt, dass barrierefreundliche Nutzung ein Ziel ist. öffnet sich nicht, wenn man kein Javascript an hat 🤦

I am a sysadmin for quite some time, worked a lot with firewalld and a bit with nftables and I don’t understand why the traffic of kdeconnectd gets rejected.

Days where I doubt how I am earning money with my job.

I am using currently #org-roam for general notes (meetings, rpg-session-notes, stuff to keep long term) but I am reading now regularly about #denote.

Is it worth to migrate? Loosing that database would be nice. #emacs

„IBM to create 24-core Power chip so customers can exploit Oracle database license“ 🤣

Because you license per two sockets.

I like it IBM

Great, I forgot to encrypt the backup of my new machine… 🫤

I thought setting up btrfs with regular snapshots of root and home and backing them up to an external disk (think Apples Time Machine) is easier. I have now something but I am not happy.

Someone keeping me company while I am lying sick on the couch.

15 years later I deactivated my bird site-account…

With recent news that the bird site wants to share all the data, I think it is time to deactivate my account (and then trying to delete it)

Successfully replaced the internal battery of the used laptop I bought. The old one was at 17% capacity which meant that I went from: Oh I have 40% left to laptop powers down in minutes.

I am not 100% sure but I think Andor is better than The Mandalorian.

My Thinkpad from 2018 can now do something like Face-ID in Linux.

Why can’t a current MacBook Pro 14” do this? Do the sensors need so much space?

Nice. I can now log in with my face as well 🎉

I know biometrics are bad but having the fingerprint reader and face unlock working is neat #linux

I can now “sudo” with my face 🤔


set fish_color_command $color
set fish_color_param $color

And I have suddenly readable commands again. That was really annoying with #fish