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Thoughts of a systems engineer with way too much cloud in his head

Sweden’s most famous Black Metal trio is back with a new album. Following their rather lackluster release The Wild Hunt, which had its moments but ultimately could not completely deliver on what they seemingly tried to achieve, Trident Wolf Eclipse might just be two thirds of a turnaround for Watain....

If you had to kill one of your loved ones or risk them all dying, what would you do? That’s the question Yorgos Lanthimos is asking in his latest creation of misery, where a doctor who failed to save a patient is trying to make up for his mistake by...

I love companies that send their employees to conferences where they actually come back smarter and better connected. InVision is such a company and they sent me and my colleagues Kai and Thomas to Austin in Texas to the KubeCon/CloudNativeCon.

In 2013, Google introduced the Chromebook Pixel. It was the first time I actually considered Chrome OS and I had an urge I hadn’t felt since Apple introduced the first Intel MacBook Pro: I wanted this thing. I needed to have it. But it was way out of my budget...

Yesterday’s event went quite smoothly, in my opinion. Google’s message is still clear: Just doing software and hardware doesn’t cut it, in that they also want to bring AI/machine learning to the masses and fuse it with their hardware products running their software. They’ve also toned down the specs-game and...

Next week in Wednesday, Google will host an event where they will announce a bunch of new hardware products under the Pixel brand and of course, most of the products have already been leaked. One of these devices is supposed to be a follow-up to the Chromebook Pixel laptop-line that...

I enjoy going to the cinema, but if possible, I prefer to go to smaller cinemas. Every so often it even happens that I am the only one sitting in the room, being completely immersed in the movie that is projected to the wall. Small cinemas are often screening indie...