Samba-based TimeMachine with Big Sur

It’s been driving me nuts that file sharing between my linux server and my Mac has been flaky for quite a while with the mounting sometimes failing and TimeMachine having stopped working ages ago.

Therefore, I finally spent some time to dig deeper and to find a working solution. This has been quite complicated since most information on this online is outdated by now because either AFP is still used or the most recent changes through Big Sur aren’t considered.


Herrenhäuser Gärten

We’ve been sitting around at home for months now (hence the lack of updates here). I had a couple of vacation days left over that I need to take till the end of March. Initially, I had been waiting for an opportunity to spend them on a short city trip but thanks to our government’s disastrous Corona response, that’s obviously not going to happen any time soon.

Therefore, I took the vacation days anyway and to at least leave the house a little bit, we drove to Hannover for a day.


Displaying Exif Tags with Hugo

This site is powered by Hugo and therefore statically generated. I post a lot of pictures and like to show the corresponding Exif tags. Up until a few weeks ago, I did this by embedding a JavaScript library that would parse the tags on the client and inject additional information into the DOM. While that worked fine, it wasn’t the most elegant solution and I wanted to finally utilize Hugo’s capabilities. »

Lüneburger Heide

The Lüneburger Heide (or Lüneburg Heath) is one of these locations that are relatively close (about a 2h drive) but don’t often come to mind when looking for a destination for a short trip.

On Monday, we finally went after having missed the time-window of blooming heath last year.



Jessie and I realized we hadn’t been to the Autostadt this year so we decided to go this weekend.

A visit to the “ID. Experience Studio” was an opportunity to finally take some pictures of the ID.3 in public. It’s a pity that Jessie doesn’t like the turquoise, though…


Trip to Göttingen

This Monday, Jessie had to go to Göttingen for a language test. I took the day off to drive with her and brought the mountain bike to spend the day in the local forest.


Rapeseed Field


Corona Bike Ride

For a lack of better things to do on a Corona-Sunday, Jessie and I went on a bike ride around Wolfsburg and were surprised by how how summery April already feels.


3D-Printing Speaker Enclosures

Our computer was connected to a cheap-ish sound-bar for quite a while now. The sound was decent but I wanted to get something of higher quality. Regular bookshelf speakers came to mind but I wasn’t willing to spend 200+€ on a good pair. Maybe I could make my own? Since I don’t really have all the woodworking tools, space, and experience, I looked into 3D-printing and found interesting looking enclosures like this one. »