Very random thoughts on a Wednesday (night)

It’s summer in Berlin! And Berlin during summer is just awesome! <3

The previous winter was a very intense time for me. Mostly of course because of my new job. – Meeting new people, answering new questions and starting new routines often made my head swirl, I had to constantly regain my focus and was “distracted” from a lot of other things. But I have the feeling that I’m gaining back a lot of the control again and have even made some plans for a few side projects…

And I’ve been reading a book with the correspondence and love letters between Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann. Reading intimate love letters while sitting in a Berlin UBahn is a weird thing. My mind is in this very private, sensitive and fuzzy and cosy place, while my ass is sitting on a warm spot from somebody else’s ass, my nose is inhaling millions of different smells and my ears are hearing Justin Bieber from my neighbour’s earpods…

My current favorite podcast: Methodisch Inkorrekt! It has been my go-to podcast for almost a year now, but I just can’t get enough of those two physicists, who talk about topics from the science world and about various others things. – They. Are. Hilarious!

Oh… and favourite song this week: TILTED by Christine and the Queens (the french version is actually better, but I like the dancing part in this version, because it’s not too polished):

Goodbye TotalTerminal, hello iTerm2!

After using TotalTerminal for years, I eventually had to give it up, because it no longer works in MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan) due to the System Integrity Protection. I’ve wanted to try out iTerm2 for a while now, this just gave me the final kick to actually do it!

Setup the Visor

What I really liked about TotalTerminal was the hotkey, which fires up the visor. In order to set that up in iTerm, goto iTerm2 > Preferences… > Keys and check Show/hide iTerm2 with a sytem-wide hotkey. [Source]

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 23.37.30

Now we have to prevent iTerm to open a window on startup, because it blocks the visor when using the hotkey. [Source]

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 23.43.53

Make it pretty & even more powerful

I really don’t like staring at a white terminal with black outputs all the time. After a bit of research & a bit of back and forth I decided to install Pretzo. The GitHub readme of Prezto describes itself as

… the configuration framework for Zsh; it enriches the command line interface environment with sane defaults, aliases, functions, auto completion, and prompt themes.

After setting Prezo up, I went through the very well written instructions from Mike Buss and customized the hell out of the terminal. And this is how it ended up look like:

A more review will follow.

Badersee, Gainau

32C3 – in tweets

Mir war nach einem Gedicht zumute

Sei du mir Omen und Orakel
und führ mein Leben an zum Fest,
wenn meine Seele, matt vom Makel
die Flügel wieder fallen läßt.

Gieb mir das Niebeseßne wieder:
das Glück der Tat, das Recht zu Ruhn, –
mit einem Wiegen deiner Glieder,
mit einem Blick für meine Lieder,
mit einem Grüßen kannst du’s tun.

– von Rainer Maria Rilke