Glückwunsch Susi + Volker!

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Leckere Marmelade

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Unter Wild Maine Blueberry Jam von Stonewall Kitchen bestellen! Die bestele Marmelade der Welt 🙂

Installing apps on your mac – in the year 2014

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I never really liked downloading an app, copying it from the dmg to the Applications folder. Unzipping it, moving it… The Mac AppStore is nice, klick-and-install. It also lists you all the apps you ever installed. Which is handy, of you move to a new mac. The same process actually exists with the handy command line tool homebrew cask as well for apps that are not in the Mac AppStore.

homebrew cask install google-chrome

And you got the latest version of google Chrome installed. If you know how to deal with homebrew, you know how to deal with casks.

It´s also easy to make you own casks:

homebrew cask create Volkersfreunde

cd /usr/local/Library/Taps/phinze-cask/Casks

git add Volkersfreunde.rb

git commit -m”Just added a new cask”

Just start a pull request, and the world is a better place. I´ve added 3 recipes already.

Cask can manage dmgs, zips, installers, quicklook plugins and some other types. The hardest part is to get the sha256 hash of the downloaded file.

shasum -a 256

does the trick.

What are your favourite apps, available as cask recipes? This is my current list:

adium hex-fiend airfoil hockey-app airserver hopper-disassembler android-file-transfer horndis android-studio imageoptim apns-pusher inkscape beaconscanner intellij-idea-ce beardedspice ios7-screensaver betterzipql iphone-configuration-utility bonjour-browser jsonlook caffeine mou carbon-copy-cloner mysqlworkbench charles pycharm-ce chromecast quicklook-csv chromium quicklook-json doxygen repetier-host fake find-any-file  fluid simpholders flux sketchup freecad skype freemind slic3r genymotion sloth gfxcardstatus slowy gimp sourcetree github spark gitx-l spotify gity teleport google-chrome virtualbox google-hangouts vlc grandperspective webstorm handbrake wireshark

Teamevent ideas in Berlin [updated 2014-04-15]

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I´m going to collect things you can do in Berlin with your colleagues as a team event:

more ideas as they evolve, please write comments

Falko & Andy in Indien

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Weil Volker natürlich auch außerhalb von Facebook und Google+ Freunde hat, hier auch noch einmal die Erwähnung unseres/meines Reiseblog mit Video und Foto und Texten.

Andy ist noch 2 Tage dabei, Ligi mussten wir vor einer Woche in Rajasthan zurück lassen, weil dort in der Wüste die Musik besser war 😉 Seine Abenteuer, die bis in den Mai andauern werden gibt es unter

Suspend to disc & RAM on non-portable macs

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If you want your iMac or macMini to use suspend-to-disc use the following command:

sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 3

found at German IT magazine A complete explanation of the modes in English can be found at


Elektronik Online Shops

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If you want to buy electronics online here a selection of good shops

smaller but also good

just in case:


I need a (video) camera

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If you´re in Berlin and you need some sort of video/photo equipment, I can highly recommend 25p cine support. They even have a quadrotor to carry a GoPro that you can rent.

I´ve rented a battery, and even though I had it for 5 days, they only charged me for 3 days of useage.

MacMini Disk Update – with FusionDrive

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Replacing the disk

Yesterday, Andy and I opened up his MacMini in order to replace the optical drive with a SSD. Actually, his HDD switched over to the optical bay, and the new SSD was placed in the harddrive bay.
I went quite smooth, the only special thing you need is the “Mac-Mini-Logic-Board-Removal-Tool”. It´s a piece of thick wire bent the right way, and it is worth every penny (6,95€), unless you buy it directly from Apple (39,95€).
Don´t forget to have a set of screwdrivers laying around as there are funny star shaped screws in the MacMini!
I was also using a “spudger” for the first time. It´s also a good tool to keep around.

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Slingshot channel

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I have  a little youtube recommendation for you guys. The slingshot channel by Jörg Sparve.

As an intro take a look at this awesome comic

I don´t know where he takes the time, he builds so many slingshots…

2 Morgan Freeman Filmtips

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1. “The Bucket List” – Das Beste kommt zum Schluss (iTunes)
2. The Magic of Belle Isle (iTunes)
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Glückwunsch Frido!

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Another Kickstarter-related cool website

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Seit einigen Monaten produziere ich nun den Koptercast. Hier die letzte Episode:

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