Hi, I'm Wolfgang Faust.

I do a lot of different things. Some of them I even do on the Internet! Here are some of the things I've done.



Unofficial deb repository for Vagrant


Generates postdated RSS feeds to reduce binge-reading

Python • Updated on Mar 10, 2016


Convert between SVG user units and various absolute units.

JavaScript • Updated on Nov 19, 2015


Library for driving a bicolor LED with Arduino

C++ • Updated on Apr 12, 2014
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Creative Endeavours

Sometimes I write things on /r/WritingPrompts. You can find these in my comment history.

Fiction?fiction‽ You want to marry someone from fiction⁈⁉” Not only was my father using unusual forms of punctuation, but he had also started turning a most interesting shade of purple. I will admit that this wasn't entirely unexpected, though I hadn't anticipated that he would break out the entire type case in the process. “I cannot have the heir to the entirety of 920Biography, genealogy, insignia married to someone from fiction!

I've also drawn some comics, though not recently.

Technical Writings

Ethernet Aglets

…are technically known as 8P8C modular connectors. It took five of us to figure this out—everyone knew exactly what I was talking about, and nobody could think of the actual name for the things.

How to install NodeJS on Debian/Ubuntu systems using Ansible

Since I’ve had to figure out how to do this twice now, and the NodeSource instructions make this more confusing than it ought to be. Make sure you replace node_6.x with the appropriate version from the installation instructions and xenial with the results of lsb_release -s -c.

- name: NodeSource package key
    state: present
    url: https://deb.nodesource.com/gpgkey/nodesource.gpg.key
- name: NodeSource repository
    repo: 'deb https://deb.nodesource.com/node_6.x xenial main'
- name: Install NodeJS
    state: present
    name: nodejs

How to split a git repository and follow directory renames

This is a mirror of my answer to this StackOverflow question.

I had a very large repository from which I needed to extract a single folder; even --index-filter was predicted to take 8 hours to finish. Here’s what I did instead.

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