hardpass is a hardware password manager based on the Raspberry Pi zero.

Raspberry Router: A man, a plan, a Pi, an LCD, an LTE modem, and a WiFi adapter.

Composite USB Gadgets on the Raspberry Pi Zero: setup instructions with examples.

minesVIiper runs in Unicode-compatible XTerm/VT100 terminal emulators and has vi keybindings.

base65536: Unicode's answer to Base64 ported to UNIX shells. Also base1 for the unary folks.

Porn like it's 1979: Fooling around with the PornHub API to generate ASCII art pr0n.

Load balancing with iproute2 for faster torrenting. Simple to use. More details here.

ttxd: Fetch (nearly) tweet sized news bites from the TV antenna, and display it neatly.

Blag: Mostly semi-coherent ramblings. See iSticktoit for higher quality postings.

About me

My name is Tobias Girstmair and I am a twenty one year old nerd, hacker and general computer and electronics enthusiast, currently living and studying computer science in Innsbruck, Austria.

My (tech related) interests range from programming, to UNIX/Linux tinkering, to electronics and hardware building, which I am always happy to discuss. In the offline world I like to ski in the winter and vegetate at the riverside with friends and beer in the summer.

Sometimes I write posts for, the blog of two friends of mine. Focus is on Linux and GIS, interspersed with whatever is currently of interest to us. Here's a fun one about my VT220 text terminal.
I also contribute to projects on GitHub on occasion and publish some of my own there as well. A few of my hardware projects have been published on

The easiest way you can reach me is via mail (tobi isticktoit net).

VT220 Terminal; Image Copyright Digital, Inc.