ebook comic conversion the hard way – azw3 to epub

I recently wanted to convert an AZW3 comic to EPUB because I prefer EPUB as a free format. However, no matter how much I tried to get Calibre to do the conversion with various output settings, it always distorted or clipped the images. I tried to brute-force my way through the settings after deliberately choosing settings. Not even heuristic processing helped in any way. So I decided that there has to be another feasible way to convert….

resuscitation

I have not written a blog post in a long time. I have been immersed with work, friends, change and life in general. The good thing is that this has always been an experiment without a clear goal and therefore the journey is what is interesting. However, lately I felt that I should write again for several reasons. One is, why have a blog in the first place when nothing is going on. No one needs another…

technology pitfalls and achievements – how to hack your mind

A newspaper in the country I come from published an article on the impact of technology in the future and whether and how it will change our society. It was one of these captain obvious posts, that something has advantages and disadvantages. Like there is anything in the world which does not  follow this principle. In this article they discuss how IoT and the next step of industry will change the job landscape. There will be people who lose…

nothing of interest – only thoughts

TL;DR; Nothing interesting here. No informative things only a personal entry of things I thought I should get off my chest.

 

Long time no see. Since this past few months have been very busy and this blog is meant to be some kind of personal(lulz) diary – and nothing personally devastating happened – I have not been posting anything in a while. This time there is however something that I think needs some venting on my part. There is something I just…

extremists everywhere

Happy new year to everyone out there! Regardless if you read my blog or not I wish you all the best for 2016. Now around new year the annual same mashup of posts and news is coming in as “A review of <insert topic> in 2016” and “X things to do in 2016 to be a better <insert thing>”. These posts combined with a post about “5 life-altering mistakes foreigners make when living in Japan” made me think. The…

the edge of perception

This post will be a rather philosophical one as I am a person that is thinking a lot. It is like a sickness that I have to think about everything. Ignorance is bliss I suppose. I want to talk about the limits of our world. I want to talk about the invisible borders of our life, our thinking and our perception. The reason I started thinking about this today, was when I was looking for beard healthcare grooming supplies which…

japan – it grows on you

Everything is cute, everything is fluffy and everything is awesooooome! Two days ago I bought the most awesome developer FPGA board there is. What I need it for you ask? I have no clue but I just had to have it. As I think it is impossible to get outside of Japan I went to Akihabara and bought an AZPR EvBoard – actually the last one they had in store. So if you guys have any useful ideas on…

let’s talk feelings!

…from a security perspective

japan_wifi

If you take a look at the picture you might notice that there are quite a few badly secured and even open AP’s. When you go around Tokyo and check for wifi there are usually an absurd amount of them around. Many of the open networks are there for tourists and require a sign-up or another form of authorization before being able to use them. As for…

food uncertainty and being a lonely person

After 3 days in Japan without any noticeable culture shock I had my first….culture schock? Well I think it is rather a common psychological phenomenon that occurs for people in the same situation. Today I felt lonely. For the first time in a few years I felt really lonely. Not necessarily in the sense that I miss my friends or family but rather in being singled out by society. Last time I had this feeling was during puberty when…

gitlab the tyrant

I am still working on getting everything up and operational and I am working my way through the lush config landscape of all the applications. One such program that has been bugging me is Gitlab. Everytime I started Gitlab it immediately seized the power and redirected all incoming requests to itself. So no blog, no syncing and no hive up and running. After playing around I found out that it was connected to Gitlab’s bundled version of nginx and…