How to build a WiFi controlled Maneki-Neko using an ESP8266

I bet you already know those golden waving/beckoning cats that are available at a low price, different colors and styles and are usually powered by a single battery which powers the waving motion. In this post I will describe how to put an ESP8266 into it....

How to monitor dedicated servers (IMHO)

I have been playing with monitoring applications and servers for a while now and especially like Prometheus and Grafana. In this post I'll try to show how I monitor a small group of dedicated servers....

lrkFM - Awesome, archive capable file manager for Android

About a year ago, I started a new Android project. It's called lrkFM and it's original goal was to be a simple file manager for Android. I started the project together with @nsueper as part of a challenge. Since then, I put a lot of work into it....

How to deploy a single JAR file to Maven (oneliner)

I sometimes stumble upon Java libraries that are not available in Maven (or Gradle which seems to use the same ecosystem). To have to most convenient way of developing (ie. contributors should not have to download dependencies for themselves) I use my own Maven repository for hosting these....

Developing Greenfoot games with Maven/IntelliJ/Eclipse

I found out, how to create a Greenfoot game without having to use the Greenfoot IDE. I'm programming using IntelliJ and building using Maven. It works like a charm and it's a lot more convenient to use this over the Greenfoot IDE....

How to change/remove the Ubuntu Server login banner

If you've ever used a freshly installed Ubuntu Server (since 14.x), you definetly noticed the login banner that shows information scraped from the web. This might be Ubuntu news, updates or some other stuff....

How to use the Greybeard's Robes in Skyrim SpecialEdition

In this Article, I show how to create your own mods in Skyrim from items that are already in there but inaccessible to the player. (You can also download the mod here.)...