How To: Remove DRM from eBooks

A while ago I bought an eBook reader. I figured it’s a smart investment because the shelves at my place are almost full. Also, this would let me carry my whole library with me at all times so I have to carry less. Buying new books should also be easier because I don’t have to order them and wait but can just download them instantly. What’s not to like? Sure, there’s something to be said for holding an actual paperback in your hands but I think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, at least for me....

August 20, 2022 · 4 min

First Impression of GrapheneOS on New Phone

I recently decided to get a new phone. The old one (a ShiftPhone 6m) wasn’t that old yet, I only bought it 2.5 years ago but it was already running on Android 8.1 which is no longer supported. I could have waited for the manufacturer to maybe provide more support in the future but it seemed doubtful to me this would actually happen. As I understand it, the biggest roadblock for this was the CPU, a Mediathek one, for which the manufacturer apparently doesn’t provide support or something of the sort....

August 19, 2022 · 8 min

Degoogling my life

Nowadays, I get the impression that most people realize how dependent we all are on the tech giants. Those few companies that are worth more than some countries and which shaped the internet of today to the point that, without them, most of it would simply break down. Most people also seem to know, at least to some degree, that companies like Google, Amazon and especially Facebook are not totally benign and do some pretty shady stuff with people’s data (to put it mildly)....

March 8, 2022 · 17 min

Migrating my YouTube video consumption to the command line (and on digital minimalism)

I’ve recently realized something. My use of the Linux operating system and all it offers has been evolving in something of a wave-like pattern. When I started out, the first thing I tried was Linux Mint which is something a former Windows user might do as it works in a fairly familiar way. I quickly realized that I wanted to dive deeper and do more things than what Mint let me do easily....

February 10, 2022 · 6 min

Choosing an Operating System

How to choose a (desktop) operating system and why you should care in the first place

September 3, 2021 · 10 min