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Hi, I'm Andreas Gohr and splitbrain.org is my website. I'm a web developer and maker living in Berlin, Germany. If you're new here, feel free to check out the blog posts and links below.

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New Compost Ever since we bought the house, there are two things I find somehow relaxing. One is mucking around in the workshop of course. The other is tending to the compost. Turning food and garden scraps into usable soil is quite fascinating to me and I watched a gazillion YouTube videos on the topic.…

Regular Expression to match Multi-Byte Here's something I figured out today: How to match a UTF-8 multibyte char with a regular expression without enabling the Unicode support. The task was to match a single character following the ✆ symbol. The initial approach would look like this:…

Raspberry Print Server for Brother QL-500 Label Printer My Brother QL-500 label printer is attached to a Raspberry Pi and I use it with my Label Creator Software and that's fine most of the time. But sometimes I need to print something else to a label sticker. Case in point this time: I bought a bunch of stamps from the German Postal Service through their website.…

itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality Game Reviews Part 3 The itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality just keeps on giving. This is part 3 of my attempt to give a quick review of every game in it I try. You can also check out the first part and second part. …

French Cleats and Wood Storage I made some workshop upgrades again. Wood Storage under the Stairs We have some dead space behind the stairs to the cellar (where the workshop is located). You can just squeeze by if you must, but it's not an easily accessible space. Right when I saw it for the first time, this screamed…

MiniDLNA vs. MiniSSDP on Synology DiskStation I am running MiniDLNA (or ReadyMedia as it seems to be called nowadays) on my Synology DiskStation to access movies from my Samsung SmartTV and BluRay player via UPnP/DNLA. The MiniDNLA package was installed by adding a the custom package source…

itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality Game Reviews Part 2 This is the second part of my attempt to give each game in the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality a quick review. You can also check out the first part. …

DIY Bench We needed a place to store a few more shoes in our house's entry area. There isn't really a good place in the mud room for it, so I came up with the idea of putting some storage in front of the door, right at the top of the stairway. There's just enough room next to the door to have a little bench. It should provide room for garden shoes, rubber boots and some storage for things like gloves and Kaddi's favorite garden shears.…

itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality Game Reviews Popular indie games platform itch.io recently ran a thing where they sold a games bundle to support the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund in lights of recent events around the murder of George Floyd and others by the police. The bundle was absolutely massive, containing more than a thousand items consisting of indie games, soundtracks, visual novels, comics and game assets.…

Table Saw Workbench with Custom Fence A few weeks ago, I finally got a table saw. I was lucky -- a local shop had it on offer for a reduced price because the box had been damaged. So I got for a hundred bucks less than usual :-). The saw I bought is a…

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