1. AzureException extends RuntimeException

    Azure updated many of its Java libraries. Not only the (Maven-) groupId com.azure is new. Also exceptions were redesigned. Their principle reminds me of my first tries with Java. More…

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    Touch events at the right place, June 2021 in Linux
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    For years I have been using KeepassXC and in some places even as browser plugin. Its auto typing sequence is very flexibile. But a drop down selection at the input fields for username/ password is much easier to handle. But this comes at a price. More…

  8. Repair a bike light

    The bike light has a built-in rechargeable Li-Ion battery. But it doesn't work anymore properly. Instead of lasting a few hours it turns dark after a few minutes. Charging nevertheless works properly. More…

  9. Scanner with Tcl/Tk

    No Python, no compiler, a simple grid layout to call scanimage. An easy tool for my 8year old to turn workbooks, tests and home schooling results into digital copies. More…

  10. Wonderdisk

    I often do hardware tests and compare Linux desktops. So I need many distributions bootable but also isolated. A handful of pen drives is the easiest solution. The following sections describe how to go one step further and bring them to a single USB disk. More…

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