Blog

Sometimes I write stuff. You can find it here.

New Blog, Who Dis?

July 9, 2019 | 3 min read

It's been a while since I last updated my blog – or wrote anything at all, for that matter. Since the last article in January 2018, I've…


Archive (2013 - 2017)

Older articles can be found here. The may not be up to date anymore, but I'd like to keep them online just in case.

Edit Final Cut Pro X Projects on Synology DiskStations

September 21, 2017 | 2 min read

A while ago I started using Final Cut Pro X for my projects and two days ago I bought a Synology DS1817+ to store my project files. The…

3Dfine - A website for my father

September 21, 2017 | 1 min read

My father does 3D architecture visualization and needed a new website that would look good on all devices, load quickly and be optimized for…

Let me introduce you to Festify

April 8, 2015 | 2 min read

Over the last few months I have worked on a new app called Festify together with my friend Moritz. Festify is a free Spotify-powered app for…

Color Grading scenes from 200 Calories

October 6, 2014 | 1 min read

200 Calories was the first short movie in which I tried using Premiere to color grade the footage. I mainly used the Fast Color Corrector…

200 Calories, created during the 2880 Film Festival

October 4, 2014 | 1 min read

We (Paul and I) made this short movie during the 2880 Film Festival in Leverkusen, Germany. We hope you like it. You can watch the other…

Reviewing Quad Lock's Bike Kit for the iPhone 5

July 17, 2014 | 2 min read

Quad Lock is a smartphone mounting system that allows you to mount your devices on a variety of locations including cars, bikes and other…

LMS Remote – Control your Logitech Media Server

July 5, 2014 | 2 min read

When I set up my living room Media Center, I decided to also install the Logitech Media Server to stream music stored on my external hard…

Testing Hardwrk's Massive Dock for the iPhone

May 24, 2014 | 2 min read

The iPhone 5 is easily my most used device when I'm not at home. When I'm sitting at my desk, however, the phone usually resides in my…

Reviewing the PlayStation 4 (Gamer Edition)

January 12, 2014 | 4 min read

Introduction On Nov. 29th of 2013, the PlayStation 4 was released in Europe and my friend decided to buy one and give it to me for testing…

Building a living room media center - Part 2: The Intel NUC

December 26, 2013 | 6 min read

After some waiting time, the Intel NUC finally arrived. The NUC, or Next Unit of Computing, is a small barebones-computer for about $15…

Building a living room media center - Part 1: The TV

December 8, 2013 | 2 min read

Since I was born, we had an old tube-type television standing in our living room. It wasn't bad to watch TV on it, but it was just bulky and…

Keeping iTunes libraries in sync

June 23, 2013 | 4 min read

Introduction Last friday, my new MacBook Air arrived and as it's got 512 GB of disk space, I wanted to have my iTunes library on it, so I…

Testing the 13" Haswell MacBook Air

June 22, 2013 | 6 min read

Introduction A few months ago, I built my first Hackintosh and I really liked Mac OS X, so at this year's WWDC I decided to buy the new…

Creating a simple RSS feed in PHP

June 8, 2013 | 3 min read

In my current project, #tifnum, I wanted to add a simple RSS feed, so that interested people can get the newest favorite number every day…

StayAwake HD - Keep your hard drives from turning off

June 1, 2013 | 2 min read

StayAwake HD is a little helper app for Mac OS X and soon for Windows and Linux that keeps your hard drives from turning off. » Download…

#TIFNUM - Finding the internet's favorite number

May 28, 2013 | 3 min read

The internet's favorite number (#tifnum) project started with a simple idea: If you ask a random person a question, like "How many people…

Building an Ivy Bridge Hackintosh - The Installation

April 2, 2013 | 4 min read

Now that all the components were installed in the case, I turned my Hackintosh on and had to see that the BIOS was always freezing right at…

Building an Ivy Bridge Hackintosh - The Build

March 30, 2013 | 3 min read

After having received all the parts that I needed for building my Hackintosh, I immediately started building it together with my good friend…

Building an Ivy Bridge Hackintosh - The parts

March 27, 2013 | 2 min read

Since my almost eight years old Mac Pro with it's Dual-Core processor and 3 GB of RAM is getting really slow, and I can't update to Mac OS X…

Rethinking music management in iTunes with Tags

March 20, 2013 | 2 min read

I love listening to and discovering music and I really like the way iTunes organizes my albums, especially with the new grid view. One thing…

Bose MIE2i Headphones Review

February 20, 2013 | 4 min read

Last friday my old in ear headphones broke after being used for half a year so I wanted to buy some new headphones that would last longer…

Reset the WordPress language back to English

February 20, 2013 | 1 min read

I recently wanted to change the language of my WordPress blog from German to English and found a simple way of doing it. You needn't install…

My 3 favorite jailbreak tweaks for iOS 6.1

February 7, 2013 | 2 min read

I jailbroke my iPhone 5 with iOS 6.1 this monday and found some nice tools that I want to share with you as I think they could be useful fou…

Making JetBrains' IntelliJ portable

February 2, 2013 | 3 min read

In our informatics class, we are working a lot with Java and as I was searching for a nice IDE that is easy to use and contains an…