• Heat your home with the surplus electricity from your photovoltaic system

    Heat your home with the surplus electricity from your photovoltaic system

    Summary In this post I show how to use excess electricity from your photovoltaic system or a balcony power plant with an infrared heater to heat your apartment or house. This way you will use less electricity and save a little heating costs at the same time. After you have implemented these instructions, your infrared…

  • Shelly 3EM, a photovoltaic system and HomeAssistant: Measuring electricity consumption correctly on a net basis

    Shelly 3EM, a photovoltaic system and HomeAssistant: Measuring electricity consumption correctly on a net basis

    For whom is this description? Changelog 2023-07-03: Why can’t I see directly in the Shelly 3EM how much power I have fed in? Basically, it must be said that the Shelly 3EM does everything correctly and you can see the electricity that is fed in technically correctly displayed. However, this is not true “billing-wise”. Because…

  • Nextcloud Face Recognition & Nextcloud Hub

    Nextcloud Face Recognition & Nextcloud Hub

    Within Nextcloud 25 aka Hub 3 the photos app got many improvements (version 2.0). That includes a face & object recognition feature. Finally a plugin that is part of the “core” and therefore gets a better support and user interface integration. Therefore, I will discontinue the support of my docker instances that were build to…

  • Shelly 3EM in a condominium or rental apartment connecting

    Shelly 3EM in a condominium or rental apartment connecting

    I will show you how in a rental / condominium can connect an electricity meter. This usually always works in the sub-distribution of your apartment. Thus, you have your consumption at a glance and can track down power guzzlers. This is supposed to be a “living” guide, which I like to optimize further. Leave a…

  • Docker: nextcloud-fpm updated!

    Docker: nextcloud-fpm updated!

    I wasn’t really maintaining the iamklaus/nextcloud:fpm image. Frequently I received questions if I ever will maintain the fpm version at all. YES! All your requests motivated me to do this. So, use the image: hub.docker.com: https://hub.docker.com/repository/docker/iamklaus/nextcloudgithub: https://github.com/iamklaus/nextcloud/tree/main/fpm The fpm docker image comes it the same feature as the apache version does. Enjoy! By the way:…

  • Nextcloud Face Recognition: How to update

    Nextcloud Face Recognition: How to update

    My Nextcloud docker image is build on top of the official image from nextcloud. I received some questions about how to update from one nextcloud version to the next. Here is some help: Environment variable “NEXTCLOUD_UPDATE”Your docker container needs to have set the environment variable “NEXTCLOUD_UPDATE” to “1”. Without set, you won’t receive any updates…

  • Open source face recognition for your family photos

    Open source face recognition for your family photos

    NOTE: I have currently problems to compile DLIB. My base system does not allow to compile DLIB due to version problems. Therefore I cannot update the Nextcloud docker for face recognition. Do you like face recognition for your family pictures? Me, too. But I figured out, that I spend too much time with the administration,…

  • Mailclient GEARY on KALI Linux unable to store certificate

    Mailclient GEARY on KALI Linux unable to store certificate

    If you receive an error on Kali Linux using Geary as your mailclient like this: “Unable to store server trust exception; Couldn’t find a place to store the pinned certificate.” Then run the following two command in a terminal:Using a local SMTP and IMAP server with self signed STARTTLS certificates, after accepting the certificate warning…

  • Log data from openweathermap.org with Python

    Log data from openweathermap.org with Python

    The weather in Hamburg is always terrible. Cold, foggy, rainy. Really? Recently I moved from southern Germany to Hamburg, to the “north”. Everybody said the weather is terrible there. Really? Even the people living in Hamburg are always complaining about the weather. But to be honest, I personally did not sense any negative differences. Really,…

  • Use Google Maps to optimize your commutes

    Use Google Maps to optimize your commutes

    In October 2017 I started a new job. For more than a year I had to commute by car every week from the north of Bavaria to Hamburg (Germany), because we decided that the family will stay at the old house for about year. Each trip is about 530 km, so 1060 km every week.…

  • A social intranet with more than 10,000 users, powered by WordPress

    A social intranet with more than 10,000 users, powered by WordPress

    This is just a pre version. I will update an enhance this post soon. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I will answer or update the post according to your specific question. At my former employer, I was able to launch successfully a social intranet, using WordPress. Before we where struggling over…

  • Simple HTML/Javascript countdown

    Simple HTML/Javascript countdown

    For an internal event inside our company we needed countdown, showing how much time is left until the event starts. Since where are an international company, I had to take care of the different timezones. Here is my simple piece of code, that could be used inside any webpage, without any additional resources or libraries.…

  • About Me

    About Me

    This page is all about learning some new web technology, web design and some search engine optimization, nothing more. By this, I will share recent projects and think they are worth to share publicly.

  • Control garage door drive Rademacher S1 with a Raspberry Pi

    Control garage door drive Rademacher S1 with a Raspberry Pi

    Recently I bought a garage door drive from Rademacher (S1-650N-1). The purchase I made in the opinion, to be able to control this through the normal 433Mhz modules on the Pi. That’s why I made sure when choosing the product, which is controlled with 433 Mhz. Unfortunately I had to learn that this is a rolling…

  • WordPress Plugin: Better Content

    WordPress Plugin: Better Content

    Whenever you use wordpress as somekind of a wiki or glossary, there might be some post that you would like to be informed about updates by others. This plugin adds the possibility to decide by each post on the frontend, if you would like to be informed by email if any updates have been on…

  • Using custom fonts in WordPress Avada Theme

    Using custom fonts in WordPress Avada Theme

    I love WordPress and I love the Avada Theme. Avada gives me tonnes of options to build a nice website in all my projects. But there is one thing that I don’t like: Fonts customization! In this post I will show you how you can replace the font theme wide.

  • Live healthy – for 19,50 Euro

    Live healthy – for 19,50 Euro

    In todays homes, the quality of the air is very poor. Homes are getting more and more tight. Because we want so save energy and take care of the environment, we install windows that don’t allow air exchange when they’re closed. Sounds stupid, because windows should be tight, that’s what we want. But modern windows are…

  • Amazon Instant Prime on Apple TV 2

    Amazon Instant Prime on Apple TV 2

    Update: Since October 2015, Amazon changed many things and added DRM to their content. With this update, you cannot watch videos anymore, using the plugin. You can follow the discussion here. I have tried a lot of different streaming services in the last couple of years. Of course iTunes, WatchEver, Maxdome and some more. Th…

  • jQuery/Html Fullscreen & Page In/Out Example

    jQuery/Html Fullscreen & Page In/Out Example

    This is the combination of these two posts: FullScreen and Fade In/Out. Check out the download:

  • jQuery Example how to fade in / out a page

    jQuery Example how to fade in / out a page

    jQuery gives you a very easy api to fade in and out a page. This examples consists out of two html files. Download and unzip the files, open one of the files in your browser. First the pages fades in, after a couple of seconds it fades out before a redirection to the other files…