Category: foss

  • Europe Trip Journal – Entry 6: Laundry Day

    Today I had a thought: You cannot run away from being lonely. Besides some short exceptions, I haven’t really met anyone yet during my travel. The only people I really talked to were friends and family on the phone. Am I lonely? Maybe. But that’s okay for now, I guess.

  • Europe Trip Journal – Entry 5: Bonsoir

    This morning I extended my stay in La Rochelle for another day. The night was relatively quiet, since in my 6-bed dormitory only one other bed had been booked. So after a good night of sleep I went to get some breakfast and then straight to the reception to book another night.

  • Europe Trip Journal – Entry 3&4: Nantes & La Rochelle

    This post is a little bit delayed. Yesterday, after having a petit-dej’ with a room mate I took the metro to get to the train station for my next journey. I tried capturing the atmosphere in the metro with a sound recording.

  • Creating an OpenPGP Web-of-Trust Implementation – A Series

    I am excited to announce that PGPainless will receive funding by NGI Assure to develop an implementation of the Web-of-Trust specification proposal! The Web-of-Trust (WoT) serves as an example of a decentralized authentication mechanism for OpenPGP.

  • Europe Trip Journal – Entry 2: Away-From-Home-Office

    Today I followed the advice of some friends and checked out places they recommended. First I went to visit the Notre Dame, which is unfortunately currently closed for visitors to enter. So instead everyone had to gaze at it from behind a construction fence.

  • Europe Trip Journal – Entry 1: Vertigo

    When I arrived at Gare du Nord, Paris welcomed me perhaps a bit rejective. I had the feeling the city knew that I was the stranger. The people rushed by, not caring about me and the only people that approached me were beggars asking for money. So I was a bit lost, wandering through the streets that felt as if they would arrogantly ignore me.

  • Europe Trip Journal – Entry 0: Learning Curve

    Today was the first day of my one month-long journey through Europe. And what better place to start than the capital of Europe – Brussels. At roughly 16:00 I arrived at station Bruxelles-Midi after changing the train in Cologne.

  • Europe Trip Journal – Entry -1: The Day Before

    I’m going on a one-month long trip through Europe! Yesterday I bought a train ticket worth 30 days of travel time, so now it’s set in stone – or rather in some very expensive digital bits – that I’m going. The last time I’ve been on vacation was during my bachelor studies a few years ago and with some friends. This time I’m going alone and I have to admit that I’m a bit nervous.

  • Peace at any cost?

    Peace is universally a good thing. War on the other hand is universally bad. At least that was my idealistic view for my entire life. But something is different now.

  • PGPainless 1.0.0 Released!

    Close to the end of 2021 I’m excited to announce the release of PGPainless version 1.0.0! I feel like it finally reached a state of sufficient maturity to be worthy of a major release with a “1” at the front.