Webscraping for dates of birth and death of female scientists

Content: Motivation Idea Implementation Conclusion Next steps Additional information Motivation A friend of mine is a member of the organisation “500 Women Scientists” which advocates for equality and openness in science. As a member of the local Pod of Heidelberg, she is responsible for the Pods Social Media activity. To have some easy content to … Read more

Random weird magic weapons

Refresh page to get another 10 weapons with a 9 % chance for them to have one slightly magic effect and 1 % to have two. Name Class Description Type Price Edge Weapon (Shortsword) NONE Non-magic 10 GP Fatespun Tetsubo Weapon (Greatclub), uncommon (requires attunement) Once per short rest, when the bearer crits with this … Read more

Random DnD names based on plants

Refresh page to get another 10 names. Latin English German Myosoton aquaticum Moench. Water Chickweed Wasserdarm Asplenium septentrionale Hoffm. Forked Spleenwort Nordische Milzfarn Pulsatilla vulgaris Mill. (Anemone pulsatilla L.) Pasque Flower Cicer arietinum L. Chick-Pea Vicia villosa Roth. Russian Vetch Zottel Wicke Selaginella selaginoides Link Lasser Clumboss Dorniger Moosfarn Ceratophylium demersum L. Hornwort Dianthus deltoides … Read more


How to extract Each poison has a certain DC that decides whether it works or not. To extract a poison, the character has to have a Poisoner’s kit and spend a number of minutes equal to the poison’s DC uninterruptedly extracting it. The character has to pass a Nature check against the poison’s DC to … Read more

Learning and Teaching

This article describes my homebrew system for learning and teaching skills (weapons/tools/etc) or languages (including Druidic and Thief’s cant). I assume that the player has a source of knowledge, either another being that is proficient in that skill or a scripture containing the relevant knowledge. Since I don’t like the system from XGtE (p. 134), … Read more

Bella Italia

An image of an PhD hat.

Tim2021-12-06 Table of contents The Microscope The Western Blot Chamber The Coffee Pot 3D printing Electronics Code One of the best things about doing a PhD in Germany (imho) is the tradition, that your research group makes some form of graduation hat for you. You are “awarded” this hat after your successful defense and can … Read more

Fixing my broken Antlion USB ModMic

Using Christmas 2020 as an opportunity to imporve my home office setup, I got myself a nice dedicated Antlion USB ModMic. Knowing that Bluetooth microphones sometimes are a bit troublesome under Ubuntu, I got the wired version. A wire which I accidentally rolled over with my office chair, ripping the microphone itself out of the … Read more