arkascha on October 6th, 2019

Over the last decades the development of computer science has been tumbling along with unbelievable speed, unrivaled by other fields of engineering or science. New fields popping up every few weeks, a break though in complexity published every month, new paradigms and methodologies that are sometimes outdated faster than they spread…

Some of the constant drivers of that process of changes are unexpected at first glance: bionic and intelligence understanding, natural language research, medicine, … Unexpected in the sense that people working in a field as dominated by technology as computer science surprisingly often look at fields being tied to natural systems and their observance. But is that really surprising? Not at all: a good engineer will always keep an open eye for solutions found elsewhere. Proven strategies which might be worth to adapt or mimic. And natural processes, nature itself, certainly is a never ending source of unbelievable genius, precision and perfection. So actually not borrowing from there would be a highly unexpected behavior.

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As some of you might know I like to offer help to fellow Softwerkers around the world from time to time. I see that as a great opportunity to combine and enjoy several positive aspects: offering help and experience, community building, an opportunity to peek over the own horizon by getting to know others, a geeky hobby and last but not least simply practicing my coding skills…

Today I came upon a question about the creation of nested structures, one of the great riddles that probably only geeks experience as “interesting”. Although I doubt that the desired data architecture chosen by the original questioner is a good one I accepted the challenge and implemented a small demonstration of a reference based approach to building such a structure. Continue reading “Building of nested structures in data processing implementations” »

arkascha on November 9th, 2016

After having started experimenting with my new electronic percussion kit I quickly started musing about situations where I could participate in jams and sessions. Since besides the social aspect that obviously is the best way to learn and make progress! Pretty soon one of the major drawbacks of an electronic drum or percussion device got obvious: you need electricity!

This certainly is not an issue on stage or in an exercise room. But what about outside? That is a typical use for drums: nature, beaches, evenings in parks, not to mention the legendary drum session at the beach in Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera at sun set…

That is why I decided to get a battery pack for my drum! Fine. Great plan. That is, actually, not fine, since it turned out to be not that easy to find a battery that combines a few requirements I had in mind…
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arkascha on September 26th, 2016

I was recently given this nice postcard by people that became very dear to me. It has some personal farewell greetings written on it. Meant as a motivation for my current journey!

Thanks!

bonvoyage

arkascha on November 11th, 2015

Whilst searching for some other owncloud feature I just saw another mentioning of one of my old apps I implemented for owncloud, the “FluXX Compensator (Y)”:
5 recommended OwnCloud plugins
It’s a bit sad that I had to abandon those apps…

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