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

In the past, I have been very vocal against automatic replies from ticket systems. I considered them to add no value while possibly causing the person requesting support some discontent. Let me explain why. Imagine you just sent a support request. Of course you’re hoping for a quick reply. But...

tl;dr: If you do not need the audio channel, do not buy Type C to HDMI dongles, buy Type C to DisplayPort.

After the unexpected surprise that was Babylon Berlin, it seems that Germany is slowly on the rise in terms of being able to produce thrilling, modern TV shows. This time it’s Bad Banks, focusing on the dubious schemings of the financial sector.

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...