GentryX /ˈdʒɛntriˌɛks/

Science, supercomputing, software engineering.



How to Mute Threads in Mutt as in Gmail 2015-09-08T00:00:00+02:00

Anyone who's on high-volume mailing lists knows this problem: some threads are irrelevant for you, but grow by tens or hundreds of mails each day. Incrementally archiving them in mutt is quick, but tedious. Google's Gmail has a mute feature for these threads. mutt did not, so I wrote a patch. More »

Compiling VMWare Modules for Linux 4.1.3 2015-08-05T00:00:00+02:00

VMWare modules 279.3 don't work out of the box with Linux 4.1.3. I've collected a patch set which gets them to compile on my Gentoo systems. More »

Verteilung der Flüchtlinge in Europa 2015-07-15T00:00:00+02:00

Kurzer Post zur Flüchtlingsdebatte in Deutschland, genauer: zur Frage, welches Land wie viele aufnehmen kann. Anlässlich eines Tweets von Julia Schramm hat Jens Kubieziel nachgerechnet, wie viele Flüchtlinge die europäischen Länder aufnehmen würden, wenn man die Flüchtlinge gleichmäßig gemäß der Gesamtbevölkerung verteilen würde. Ich habe mich dafür interessiert, welche Verteilung sich ergäbe, wenn man nicht die Bevölkerungsgröße sondern das BIP heranziehen würde. More »

The Listserve: a STORM is Coming Follow-up 2015-04-06T00:00:00+02:00

Last week I received an e-mail titled You've won The Listserve. In case you don't know: The Listserve doesn't refer to just any mailing list, but to an experimental lottery: each day one subscriber is given the chance to broadcast his ideas to all recipients. So now was my turn. More »

Compiling VMWare-Modules with Linux 3.15 2014-07-16T00:00:00+02:00

Frustrated by vmware-modules-279.2 not emerging on your Gentoo box? Fear naught! It's just a question of collecting the right set of patches. More »