This is a small collection of assorted blog-posts and links, grouped by category.
You could have already guessed my first hobby: Blogging. I started my weblog in 2005, before the time of twitter and before most people knew the difference between weblogs, web forums and plain websites. I’ve been actively blogging ever since, sometimes with large gaps in between, but always returning. The content of my posts has transformed over the years. I started by essentially re-blogging all the stuff I saw on the net and deemed interesting. When I started studying CS, I tried to keep my readers up to date with what I was doing during and after lecture time. At some point I switched to english almost exclusively and (kind of) decided to only blog about stuff that’s original and remotely interesting. The posts can be divided into technical topics, like Linux or other development topics, and my recreational activities, like hiking, cycling, touring cities and photographing.
I’m an avid photographer. I’ve been known as the guy with camera in his hand when I was still in school. After starting university my passion took a hit (not having a camera), but I recovered when I got a DSLR (Canon EOS 400D). Having tried many different solutions for hosting my photos online I decided on a two-step approach. Complete galleries (i.e. of events/trips) can be found on my own site at http://photos.heipei.net. Selected and annotated shots (sometimes without any context) are posted on my flickr-account. I release all my photos under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 license.
- Vacation to Canada in 2012, where I took two cameras along.
- My holiday in the US/Canada with Katrin, a few of my best photos were taken during this holiday.
- I’ve gotten quite adept at food photography, shooting whats on my plate a few times a week. These images can be found on the food-blog of Katrin.
- My photos have been used by people on their websites and in their blog-posts.
I’ve done little development that is public. I’ve published some of my public work on my GitHub account.
- engine-cuda, includes my contributions to the engine-cuda project. engine-cuda is an OpenSSL “plugin” to use the GPU for symmetric key cryptography.
- GitX, after finding a small bug in GitX I gradually became more and more involved in the development and am now contributing on a regular base. I feed the mailing-list with most of the stuff I’m up to. My personal GitX nightly can be found at http://avalon.hoffentlich.net/~heipei/tmp/gitx/, check the date to see how new it is.
I’ve been using Linux for at least 8 years and have to come to love everything about it. To that end I often blog about linux-related topics and have set aside a special page describing my terminal-setup. If you’re fed up with not having complete control over what your computer is doing you should consider running linux. It will make for a lifetime of discoveries and technically enlightening encounters, however corny that may sound ;)
Well, this isn’t really a hobby, but I did study Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University from 2005 until the summer of 2011. Most of what I did has been categorized by Flo already, so I’ll just post the link here:
- List of typical courses for CS undergraduates at RWTH Aachen
- Infostudium.de, a german forum for people studying CS at RWTH Aachen
- Skriptesammlung Informatik, Skripte/Mitschriften/Prüfungsprotokolle für Grund/Hauptstudium Informatik an der RWTH.
- I worked at the RWTH NOC, which is the Network Operation Center, as a HiWi.
When the weather plays along I try to get outside as much as possible. This includes long hikes on weekends, riding my bike around Aachen and taking care of our garden. I spend rainy days (of which Aachen has to offer many) reading the newspaper, magazines and any books which found their way from my Amazon wishlist to me.