I am Nicolas, also known as Eisfunke. I’m a computer science student from Germany. I like learning & teaching stuff, functional programming, type systems, politics and more.
If you’d like to find out more about me or if you want to contact me, take a look at the about page.
Occasionally I write blog articles about various things that interest or bother me. You can find these articles below.
I’ve been concerned about the excesses of the blockchain industry and their spread into all parts of society for some time now. Here I’ve summarized my thoughts regarding the subject.
Schon länger bin ich besorgt über die Auswüchse und die zunehmende Verbreitung von Blockchaintechnologie in der gesamten Gesellschaft. Hier habe ich einmal meine Gedanken zu der Angelegenheit zusammengefasst.
I make a German-speaking podcast about computer science named “Bytegeschichten”.
SVG, short for “scalable vector graphics” is a format for, well, scalable vector graphics. In this article I summarize my opinion of the format, what its problems are and suggest what could be done to improve things.
When designing a computer language, be it for programming, data exchange, document markup or configuration, the first thing you should do is decide as to whether your language is meant for use by humans or by machines. Well, obviously, every language will be used by both, but still, who is your main target audience?
My friend Jonas and I are now making a German-speaking podcast named “Das System ist das Problem”.
I recently turned in my bachelor thesis. I don’t have the results yet, but still, that’s a lot of pressure gone now. I hope that I’ll be able to use the free time until my first master semester starts to get some of my personal projects done.
A simple solution for routing specific docker containers through a WireGuard VPN using only two simple systemd-networkd files, no cumbersome
Hungary is now the EU’s first dictatorship. And the EU is doing – nothing.
A small update on speed limits on expressways.
In Germany the discussion about an introduction of a general speed limit on freeways has rekindled. Again. Should it be introduced or not?
Over the weekend I went on a trip to Frankfurt am Main. For the first time in a while, I took some time to take some photos with my camera and some turned out quite well.
Electrical kick scooters are conquering cities around the globe. They are fun, practical and environmentally friendly – allegedly, that is.
The first version of my new website is online.