Uwes Blog

Electronics, Robotics and me

Changed to static Website with hugo

I had a Wordpress installation till now. But Wordpress has some disadvantages:

  • you need a Database instance, it is not easy to have a failover if you have two servers a t different hosting providers
  • there are a lot of security upgrades
  • It uses a lot of CPU power (compared with static pages)
  • No chance to track changes in git

So i decided to change it to a static generated Page back again. I tested a bunch of Website generators, and that is what i am using now:

iOS GnuPG Clients

On my Mac i already use GnuPG a lot (basically all my messages are signed, and some of them encrypted). But because nowadays i do a good amount of work on my iPad an iPhone, is had to search for a GnuPG solution on iOS too.


Name Price
iPGMail Icon iPGMail 1,79 EUR
oPenGP Icon oPenGP 4,49 EUR
Secumail Icon Secumail 44,99 EUR
NouveauPG Icon NouveauPG 2,69 EUR

All programs where tested on iOS 8.1.2 with a iPhone 6 and a iPad Mini Retina. All programs except NouveauPG are Universal Apps and optimized for different screen sizes.

Telekom DSL with Ubiquiti EdgeRouter

These days i exchanged my aging FritzBox with a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite. Most of the configuration including IPsec is pretty straightforward. The only thing which took a little bit more time is the “Zwangstrennung” (daily shutdown) of the PPPoE connection from my provider. I do the daily reconnect for my connection at 4 am every day. To achieve that, a script and a daily call from cron is needed. Here is a article from the Ubiquiti Forum which helped a lot.

Parallella Boards

I’ve got my two Parallela Boards from the Parallella Kickstarter Campaign. So far i have only installed Ubuntu on the two boards and run some sample programs. Looks like they have quite impressive performance.

cmake Files for mbed created

I have created a github repository https://github.com/uwearzt/mbed-cmake for using the mbed libraries together with cmake. Please check it out and if you have additions or found errors, please leave a bug entry at github.