Symbolism in Back to Anping Harbour

6 May 2020 Study Notes

Introduction Back to Anping Harbour (回來安平港) is a Taiwanese melodrama from 1972, which is regarded as the end of the “golden years” of Taiwanese language films (Ministry of Culture 2014). It was directed by Wu Fei-jian (吳飛劍) who worked on over twenty films throughout the 1960s and 1970s in Taiwan and its runtime is approximately […]

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Citation of Newspaper Articles using biblatex-chicago

11 Mar 2019 Study Notes, Technology

Recently, I have to quote newspaper articles more frequently and I had troubles finding a simple and short manual on how to implement such citations sensibly. Most guides online just simply state that newspaper articles should be treated like any other periodicals in biblatex and therefore, you should use the @article entry type. But there […]

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Die Berateraffäre – Eine deskriptive Statistik

10 Feb 2019 Study Notes

Seit einigen Monaten ist Kabinettsveteranin Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) vermehrt Kritik ausgesetzt. Vor allem ihre Führung des Bundesministeriums der Verteidigung (BMVg) wurde häufig kritisiert. Zusätzlich kamen im Januar 2019 neue Informationen heraus, die darauf hindeuten, dass Ursula von der Leyen besonders hohe Ausgaben für externe Berater haben soll. Aber nicht nur die Menge der […]

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A Specimen by William Caslon

1 Dec 2018 Design

A piece of typographic history recreated.

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Home Automation: WiFi enabled AC controls

7 Sep 2017 Technology

I got tired looking for the remote control of my very old AC units at home. I cannot modernize the apartment, so I thought maybe I can upgrade my lifestyle by “hacking” my air conditioning system. There are tons of tutorials for this on the web, basically you just reverse engineer the infrared remote control […]

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Audio VU Meters & Raspberry Pi

22 Aug 2017 Technology

I started building a small from scrap parts such as some old HDDs and a Raspberry Pi. Assembling the parts and installing the software was rather simple, but putting it into a nice enclosure that also shows what the headless device is doing was a bit more complicated. I always fancied analog displays on old […]

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What is going on in Hong Kong?

28 Sep 2014 Hong Kong Hong Kong Island

Protests are happening in Hong Kong, more than 70 students got arrested by the police and about 25 protesters and police officers got injured. This happened within two days. When I was at a local university on Wednesday, I could see booths and public announcements by students, who called for action to boycott classes and occupy […]

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