Breakthrough 2017

I participate in a contest and need your help. My start-up and me want to win the Breakthrough 2017 Award. With your vote, you can support us to win. You do not need to register and voting takes less than 30 seconds.

Just click on the voting link, scroll down und click “Crashtest Security Suite”. Thank you. Vote now!

[UPDATE 29.01.2017]: Thanks for your support! Last week, there was the award ceremony and we were part of the finalists. We did not win any prize, but nevertheless are very proud being part of the final round.

X1 Carbon with Wayland

Here, I described how I set up my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Unfortunately, Wayland breakes my Keyboard Configuration as xmodmap is deprecated. Following a post on Stackexchange, I managed to get my keyboard work propperly again. However the solution provided there did not work for me, so I changed the Neo keymap definitions directly.

I changed the behaviour in the way that Pos1 and End behave as Caps Lock again by updating the caps_switch definition within /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/level3:

// The CapsLock key (while pressed) chooses the third shift level.
partial modifier_keys
xkb_symbols "caps_switch" {
 key <CAPS> {
 type[Group1]="ONE_LEVEL",
 symbols[Group1] = [ ISO_Level3_Shift ]
 };
 key <END> {
 type[Group1]="ONE_LEVEL",
 symbols[GROUP1] = [ ISO_Level3_Shift ]
 };
 key <HOME> {
 type[Group1]="ONE_LEVEL",
 symbols[GROUP1] = [ ISO_Level3_Shift ]
 };
 include "level3(modifier_mapping)"
};

Download the full map file here: level3 (Remove the .txt suffix to use the file).

Creatives Unite!

There are wonderfull projects, that nobody can use… (Just have a look at GPG vor example.) What we have learned from smartphones and tablets is not that our parents can’t use tech. It is just not designed for them. If we just could give encryption, collaboration tools, open-data, … a face-lift, I believe good software will spread.

How will this work? Maybe if we all work a little bit together… Head over to Creatives Unite! Thanks at @SuddenGrey for the initiative.