Constructing a wooden climbing foothold with FreeCAD

A small tutorial to document my steps with FreeCAD to construct a simple wooden climbing foothold.

FreeCAD wooden foothold

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Using a TrueType font in LaTeX with XeTeX

I still prefer LaTeX for presentations. There might be more comfortable software for presentations, but LaTeX is in my eyes the way to go for scientific data. The font selection is just pretty limited. The XeTeX project can help you to get TrueType fonts into your documents and presentations.

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What are my GPS coordinates?

A small and easy tool that gives you your current GPS coordinates.

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Interval clock tool

A small interval clock counter tool for fitness exercises or similar.

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Longest common subsequence calculation in PHP with UTF-8 strings

I needed a PHP library that compares strings with a Longest common subsequence algorithm. Important was the support of UTF-8 or Multibyte Strings at all.

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Nonsmoking benefit calculator

My nonsmoking helper application ends today after four weeks, but I would like to see the benefits of not smoking in challenging moments. So I build my own small JavaScript tool that shows me the number of not smoked cigarettes and the saved money while not smoking.

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Create a list of notified events in Shopware 5

Shopware best practice while developing is to use events if you want to change or add the behavior of the shop. Some developers are often searching for full event lists of a system. But in the most cases are those lists incomplete. The main reason are dynamic events. It is always a good idea to create a fresh event list for every development task that desires events.

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Creating a handwritten TrueType font in Linux

I always wanted to create a font out of my handwritten letters and in this small tutorial I will show you the way I have done it with the help of FontForge, Inkscape and GIMP.

A handwritten TrueType font

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Magento Stammtisch Meetup Berlin February 2018

On February 22nd was again the Magento Stammtisch Meetup in Berlin. It was the 46th edition and as always we had two excellent tasks. The meetup was hosted by brandung.

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Insomnia - An Electron based API client

From time to time I like to spread the word for nice software that I use. As I wanted to write my own API client based on Electron, I have found Insomnia. And it has mostly every feature that I expect from an API client. Give this application a try if you build APIs every day and if you want to get rid of API client web browser plugins.

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