Articles in the misc category

  1. Coffee gear upgrade

    By Andrej Shadura

    Two weeks ago I decided to make myself a combined birthday and Christmas present and upgrade my coffee gear.

    I’ve got my first espresso machine back in 2013, it was a cheap Saeco Philips Poemia, which made reasonably drinkable coffee, but not being able to make good coffee made …

  2. To England by train (part 1)

    By Andrej Shadura

    This post was written in August 2021. Just as I was going to publish it, I received an email from ÖBB stating that due to a railway strike in Germany my night train would be cancelled. Since the rest of the trip has already been booked well in advance, I …

  3. Transitioning to a new OpenPGP key

    By Andrej Shadura

    Following dkg’s example, I decided to finally transition to my new ed25519/cv25519 key.

    Unlike Daniel, I’m not yet trying to split identities, but I’m using this chance to drop old identities I no longer use. My new key only has my main email address and the …

  4. Useful FFmpeg commands for video editing

    By Andrej Shadura

    As a response to Antonio Terceiro’s blog post, I’m publishing some FFmpeg commands I’ve been using recently.

    Embedding subtitles

    Sometimes you have a video with subtitles in multiple languages and you don’t want to clutter the directory with a lot of similarly-named files — or maybe you …

  5. FOSDEM by train

    By Andrej Shadura

    I’ve always loved train journeys, but with flygskam changing people’s travel preferences across Europe (and possibly worldwide, though probably not that much), I decided to take train to FOSDEM this time.

    When I first went to FOSDEM which, just in case you don’t know, happens each February …

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