Developing Ghost themes (IMHO)

In this post I'll show how I set up the Ghost blogging software locally to create, develop and/or tweak themes with as little pain as possible....

Setting up Mastodon for development

In this post, I will show how I set up Mastodon locally for development using Docker to run the required services....

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....

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....

Packaging a .jar as .app file for macOS

When you write a Java application, you'll get a `.jar` file in the end. If you launch this file on a mac, you'll end up having the default java icon and you are unable to save the application in the Dock. Fortunately, there is a Maven plugin to package a .jar file into a native .app file....