Building a Fermentation Chamber

chamber outside view

Fermentation is a wonderful hobby and can make your cooking experience way more interesting. Breading the right fungi and bacteria can require a certain control over the environment though. Especially temperature and humidity can be tricky to get right and a Fermentation Chamber can help here.



Some months ago, I got an email from my server provider Hetzner, telling me that I have to migrate my server to a new system. When I started with this entire server hosting as a student, I had loads of time and interest in these things, but nowadays, I just want something that is working. I do not want to care about exploding mail standards, Debian upgrades, server migrations, ever evolving security rules, backups and so on. So I took this opportunity to shut down my main server entirely and move to some proper cloud services. This posts illustrates the choices and the pros and cons compared to my old, self-hosted solution.

Democracy will fail


Democracy --- the great promise of freedom, sanity and happiness that westerns leaders made. It is the way we organize states, federations, unions, communities, forums, families, universities and nearly every organization where humans need to come along. We assume that it is the status quo of living together. The problem is, it is --- at least in its current form --- doomed to fail, and I will explain you why I think so.