Jonas Schäfer

Recent articles

  1. March 2021 Update: Safety and Responsibility

    At the beginning of March 2021, the first room was removed from the listing. In the surrounding events, new features have become desirable which have partially been implemented or put up for public discussion.

  2. Making the Isolation bearable: Self-hosted Audio/Video Conferencing with Jitsi Meet and Mumble

    The global COVID-19 pandemic is a serious issue and governments as well as individuals are taking action to reduce the physical social interaction between humans in order to limit the spread of the disease. This has been taking a toll on shared A/V conferencing infrastructure and some may want to not rely on third-party offerings for privacy reasons. Nowadays, it is not too hard to set up your own A/V conference server—with Jitsi Meet. Aside from providing a few tips on the setup, this post also has detailed measurements of a multi-hour six participant Jitsi Meet session.

  3. First update on in 2020

    The 2020-01 update of brings description links, language statistics and an OpenSearch descriptor.

  4. On Centralisation of Code Hosting Infrastructure—An Argument

    Last year, we’ve seen GitHub getting bought by Microsoft. This event has caused the FLOSS community to run in circles panicingly, because Oh My God Microsoft. There was a certain exodus from GitHub to GitLab (who played the event masterfully, PR-wise). In that context, folks were (and still are) discussing the issue of centralisation of development infrastructure in the FLOSS communities. Here’s my argument.

  5. What the Heck: The Ruby Array.slice method

    A brief note about the weirdness of the Ruby Array.slice method