Welcome to the main place I document my life. Mainstream social media just is not me so I built this site. Here on the blog there is long form writing and videos. Over on the micro-blog there are tweet like short posts.

These posts are also navigable by tags.

vienna and brno


Sizzling was the sound made by the sugar cone melting and dripping into the hot red wine. Sizzling was the sound made by the skin on my hand melting as gripped a burning pan. Both sounds made for a memorable weekend in Vienna and first time visit to Brno.




It’s rainy and cold outside, typical November. At least covid is “over”, been a long 2022. Let us go visit some friends in Frankfurt.

\- [ germany ]

first esphome sensor


Smart home aka gadget toys for adults. After years of being on the fence last week I finally caved and started my own smart home.

\- [ smart_home, tech ]

mallorca and madrid


Catch up post from our vacation to Mallorca and Madrid in October of 2022.

\- [ holiday, spain ]

foundry vtt fly.io setup


Let the NERDS rule!

\- [ icrpg, tech, ttrpg ]

hütte höhenegg


Catch up post from our hütte stay in December 2021.


skitour toward falkenstuhl


Our first ski tour of the season leaving from Munich in the morning.

\- [ alpinism, skiing ]

back to ettaler manndl


Last year we climbed Weibelkante, part of Ettaler Manndl, with friends. Returning to the same area Masha and I went to climb a nearby route but it didn’t go exactly to plan.

\- [ alpinism, climbing ]

sewa reef controller v1.4


This week I put some love into my 300 litre saltwater reef aquarium by upgrading the controller with new features. Now it turns on the new cabinet lights automatically and controls the T5 bulb fixture I installed a few weeks ago.