my list of absolutely free audio, video, graphics, fonts

March 1, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Ever heard of Public Domain, Creative Commons, CC0.. ? .. if not.. you should!

Most of the content you find on the web is not for free. You are 'allowed' to watch it. That's it.

But there are generous people, who contribute their stuff for free to the world. You are even allowed to use it commercially.

Here I drop some ressources i stumbled upon:

Free Images/Illustrations: unsplash.com, pixabay.com

Free ClipArt: openclipart.org

Audio/Music: look for public domain stuff

Fonts: fontsquirrel.com -> read this

Sourcecode (look for MIT Licensed stuff): github.com

have fun!


Tools/Software i love/use/was used to

February 28, 2019 - Reading time: 3 minutes

This is a incomprehensive (commercial, free, opensource,.. ) recap / list of software/technology I use (or have used or have worked with) for my day to day business/(schdraggl)survival: (no links, google themself).

OS

  • Windows (Server 2000 -> now / MSDOS / Windows 3.1 -> now / Mobile / CE )
  • Linux (Debian, Ubuntu Mint)
  • MacOS X (Tiger -> Yosemite)
  • Android ( Froyo -> now)
  • iOS (iPhone OS 3 -> now)
  • IBM i

Audio

  • Fruity Loops (it's all about the synths)
  • Propellerheads Reason (catching music ideas)
  • Audacity

Coding

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Netbeans
  • JetBrains Tools (CLion, PyCharm) for University Stuff

Photo/Graphics

  • then: Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign/Premiere (CS6 and older)
  • now: Serif Affinity Suite (Photo, Design, Publish)
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve (my free favourite)
  • DxO Nik Collection

Office

  • M$ WordPad, Office 95 -> now
  • OpenOffice / LibreOffice
  • Google Docs / Office 365 ->
  • OneNote for University transcripts/written notes (if you have an opensource solution with pen support, i would love to know)
  • Nextcloud (on my own Server in my flat, for my private stuff)

Database

  • MSSQL
  • MySQL/MariaDB
  • PostgreSQL / PostGIS
  • SQLlite
  • QlikView
  • Access
  • ODBC

Games

  • Solitaire
  • Half-Life
  • Counter-Strike
  • DotA 2
  • Diablo

Welcome party!

February 26, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

.. or

printf("Hello World!");

looks ugly but es tuat scho (but it does what it is supposed to do).