Sir Apfelot Blog

12 October 2020

Coronavirus: list of maps, apps, links and more

It is there, the “second wave” of Covid-19 infections long predicted by the experts. After the vacation months and with the start of the wet and cold season, the number of cases increases across Germany, although not significantly more than usual [...]
16 June 2020

Corona warning app is available for iOS and Android

The Robert Koch Institute's Corona Warning app has been available for download since last night. The free installation is possible on Apple devices from iOS 13.5 and on Android smartphones from version 6.0 of the operating system. In this post you will not find [...]
22 April 2020

Corona data donation app of the RKI - CCC recognizes clear defects and gaps

The corona data donation app from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is intended to collect anonymized data in order to identify coronavirus hotspots. But the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) recognizes clear shortcomings. Data protection has not been given sufficient consideration and the reading of [...]
2 April 2020
License fox 7% discount Windows and Office

Extended: Now 7% discount on Office and Windows - License Fox offer (short message)

Many office workers are currently working from home due to the Corona crisis. License Fox is therefore making a discount code available for Microsoft Office and Windows until April 10, 2020. You get the 7% discount if you go to the [...]
31 March 2020

Corona cards - the best statistics at a glance

In addition to the Corona Tracker app, there are also good online overviews that you can use to monitor the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). In addition to simple corona maps on which the infection numbers hover over countries and regions, [...]
26 March 2020

Instructions and tips: Sew, glue and staple the respirator yourself (update!)

A face mask can help to keep pathogens away from your own mucous membranes and also to prevent infecting others. In view of the current corona crisis, respiratory masks and protective devices are becoming scarce. You can sew or fold yourself there [...]
24 March 2020

Podcast recommendation: Corona update of the NDR with virologist Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten

The podcast series "The Coronavirus Update with Christian Drosten" is a project of the North German Broadcasting Corporation (NDR), of which a new part appears on weekdays. The main character of the podcast is Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten, head of virology at [...]
21 March 2020
DIY hand sanitizing recipe

DIY tip: mix hand sanitiser yourself

Don't worry, my blog will not become a "collection of grandma's home remedies" and I will not report daily about the coronavirus (COVID-19). For this type of information, from my point of view, the podcast "Coronavirus Update" [...]
20 March 2020

Corona Tracker: Monitor SARS-CoV-2 development under iOS and macOS

The spread of the coronavirus is to be restricted by extensive measures worldwide; however, there are new case numbers every day. Do you want to know about the infections, the number of cured patients and the people who unfortunately died from Covid-19 [...]
18 March 2020

Against boredom: Free iPhone and iPad games (short message)

If you are currently sitting at home and have no school, no university or a leave of absence from work, then there are many ways for you to spend the time. In addition to reading books, learning [...]