Changing of Keyboard Mappings with xmodmap

Deutsch Introduction When running a Linux system in its graphical mode, keyboard mappings can be changed by using xmodmap. Each key on the keyboard has a „keycode“ which can be found out by looking at the output of xmodmap -pke > current-keyboard or by running xev for trying out the keys. I am using a […]

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Tastaturbelegung mit xmodmap ändern (Linux/X11)

English Einleitung Wenn ein Linuxsystem im grafischen Modus läuft, kann man die Tastaturbelegung mittels xmodmap ändern. Jede Taste hat einen sogenannten „keycode“, den man leicht ermitteln kann, indem man sich die jetzige Belegung mittels xmodmap -pke > current-keyboard ausgeben lässt oder mit xev die Tasten ausprobiert. Ich benutze gerne eine deutsche Tastatur und tue das […]

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Java: Using Enums for Singletons

This singleton pattern is not really a big deal, but overused because it gives us the coolness of knowing about design patters without learning too much stuff for that… It does have its uses in some programming languages, while more or less implicit or obsolete in others, depending on the point of view. I have […]

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Automation and its Limits

What we do in IT is programming and implementing and maintaining automatism. The general usefulness is not really challenged these days, but it was quite a big deal a few decades ago. Many routine tasks can be done more efficiently and more reliably or become feasible at all with IT… Just think of getting money […]

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MS-Windows-Encodings with CMD: Bug or Feature?

Deutsch Whoever is working with MS-Windows, should know these black windows with CMD running in them, even though they are not really popular. The Unix and Linux guys hate them, because they are really primitive compared to their shells. Windows guys like to work graphically. Or they prefer powershell or bash with cygwin. Linux and […]

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