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Create an automatic backup from your USB flashdrive

In this tiny guide, I will show you how to automatically perform backups from your USB flashdisk when you mount it on your computer. The system needs to run systemd and we assume that the USB flashdrive is labeled with MY_DATA. Further, we assume that our user john wants to store the last 50 backups of his flashdrive in /home/john/usb-sticks. Step 1 In the first step, we need to identify the mountname of the flashdrive with sudo systemctl list-units -t mount and find a result like this: run-media-john-MY_DATA. [Read More]

LaTeX templates I am using

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system to generate documents with scientific or technical content. I would like to present the templates I am using quite often and hopefully can convince you to use them as well… Templates: Latex Briefvorlage - template to write letters (german) Classicthesis - template for your next thesis ModernCV - template for a modern curriculum vitae mtheme - template for a beamer presentation The Legrand Orange Book - template for a book (e. [Read More]

My Software Setup

In this post, I would like to present my system setup with a focus on the software tools I use on a daily basis. The foundation of my system is an Archlinux based distribution named Manjaro. The main reason for me to use this distribution is the rolling-release concept which provide updates “when they are ready” instead of having a fixed release cycle. Further, I was a little bit annoyed by the software installed by default in other distributions. [Read More]