About Arne Bahlo

a developer, podcaster & dad based near Frankfurt, Germany.

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Emacs Config From Scratch, Part 3: LSP & Tree-sitter

2024-05-11 08:00:00

In this third part of my Emacs Config From Scratch series, I configure LSP and Tree-sitter.

Writing an SDK in Zig

2024-05-09 08:00:00

Part 1 of writing an SDK for Axiom using the Zig programming language.

Thoughts on Zig

2024-05-01 08:00:00

I’ve started writing Zig. These are my thoughts.

DIY Music Streaming with NixOS, Jellyfin and Manet

2024-04-01 08:00:00

In this post I describe how I’m hosting my own music streaming service with NixOS and Jellyfin on Hetzner for €6 / month.

I Lived 7 Days without a Smartphone

2024-01-29 08:00:00

I left my smart phone at my desk for 7 days and instead used my Apple Watch Ultra 2. This is how it went.

My Favorite Articles of 2023

2023-12-31 08:00:00

In this post I collect my favourite articles of the whole year.

Emacs Config From Scratch, Part Two: Projects and Keybindings

2023-12-28 08:00:00

In this second post in my Emacs from Scratch series, we’ll set up a way to manage projects, quickly find files, set up custom keybindings, interact with Git and open a terminal inside Emacs.

Yearly Themes 2024

2023-12-27 08:00:00

I review my yearly themes for 2023 and set new ones for the coming year.

Emacs Config From Scratch, Part 1: Foundations

2023-12-22 08:00:00

The first post of my Emacs from Scratch series is all about the initial setup and defaults.

30 Bits of Advice for 30 Years

2023-11-17 08:00:00

This article contains some advice I’ve collected in my life so far.

We Need to Bring Back Webrings

2023-11-14 08:00:00

I built a webring for personal websites.

Archive Your Old Projects

2023-11-12 08:00:00

In this post I describe how I wish I had archived all my old projects and my approach going forward.

My App Defaults

2023-11-05 08:00:00

The apps I use

Why You Should Write Your Own Static Site Generator

2023-11-03 08:00:00

I rewrote my personal website using basic libraries and the flexibility is incredible.

Static OG (Open Graph) Images in Astro

2023-04-07 08:00:00

A guide to set up build-time Open Graph images in Astro using Satori, sharp and Astro endpoints.

You’re Using Email Wrong

2022-03-06 08:00:00

If you don’t like email, try a different strategy.

Plex on NixOS

2022-02-22 08:00:00

In this post I describe how I set up Plex on NixOS, including a virtual file system for Backblaze B2 and Nginx for HTTPS.

Hello World

2022-02-13 08:00:00

My first blogpost (not really).

I’m Writing an App

2020-06-12 08:00:00

A human, interested in software development, automation and sustainability

Automate #2: Checklists with Things

2019-02-09 08:00:00

How to use checklists in TaskPaper-Format with Things.

Automate #1: Spotify Podcast Mirror

2019-01-05 08:00:00

How I created an Automator application, which records the latest episode of a Spotify podcast, fills out metadata and generates a file for metadata for a podcast client to subscribe to.

Announcing the Automate Series

2019-01-04 08:00:00

The start of a series of blog posts, all related to one of my yearly themes: automation.

I18n in Node.js

2018-11-15 08:00:00

Node.js uses ICU (International Components for Unicode) for i18n and only includes English data by default.

On Hexagonal Architecture

2018-09-02 08:00:00

Why a hexagonal architecture can be better than traditional MVC-style architecture, with a real-world example.


2014-08-14 08:00:00

This post explains how to get project-specific Vim settings.

Deploy Octopress, the right way

2013-09-28 08:00:00

This post explains how to deploy an Octopress page via Git