Play LAN-only games together over the Internet with WireGuard

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This post describes how to configure WireGuard, an open-source point-to-point tunnel, to play LAN-only games together over the Internet. This includes games that never had Internet-based but only LAN-based match-making in the first place (mostly older games) - but also games that by design would have had both, but for which the Internet-based match-making servers sadly are no longer active.

Markdown pandoc slides: easy and quick ways to create slides from markdown with pandoc

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I’m frequently in the situation of being required to quickly create a handful of slides on the go/on the road. The slides are typically used at a quick meeting where I benefit from some supporting slides. Because in the end I can use my laptop for the slides, converting any type of slide source information … Continue reading Markdown pandoc slides: easy and quick ways to create slides from markdown with pandoc

git-difftool: an easy way to highlight changes in git-managed text files

git ships a nice little tool to compare two different versions of the same textfile and highlight its differences: git difftool. It basically does two things for you. a) checkout the versions of the file to compare. b) fire up your diff program to show you/highlight the differences. This posts explains how git difftool can quickly be configured and how it's used.