My name is Christian Specht, and this is my personal site.
I'm a software developer and I use this site to feature my projects and (occasionally) some blogging.

Featured Projects:

SCM Backup

Makes offline backups of your cloud hosted source code repositories


Minimalistic tool to display tabular league data (results, rankings etc.) in existing websites.


.NET library to control an USB Missile Launcher

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Recent Posts:

Creating a map with markers for printing...with bigger fonts!

Once a year, I need to create a printable map with markers. The map is for Sindorf trödelt, a website which I built for an annual garage sale in my hometown. Users can register with...

Aug 29 2019 | command-line, maps, web

Goodbye Bitbucket Backup, hello SCM Backup

Almost 7 years after the first public release, I’m retiring my most successful open source project so far: Bitbucket Backup will be superseded by SCM Backup. There will be no further development on Bitbucket Backup,...

Aug 01 2018 | backup, bitbucket-backup, source-control

VeraCrypt integration for RoboShell Backup

Before TrueCrypt development ceased in 2014, I added support for TrueCrypt encryption to RoboShell Backup. In the meantime, multiple TrueCrypt forks have been developed based on the last “good” version. Until now, I was still...

Jan 07 2018 | backup, roboshell-backup

Fixing Resource.Designer.cs generation in .NET Core

When you’re starting a project using a technology which is still in alpha/beta status, sometimes things break. I experienced this with .NET Core. I created a new project with it in the beginning of 2016,...

Nov 29 2017 | .net, visual-studio

Running a combined Jekyll/PHP site on XAMPP

Why this combination? Some would say that using it together with a server-side language defeats the purpose of a static site generator, but in my opinion it makes sense in certain cases. I think my...

Oct 04 2017 | jekyll, php, web

Deleting an SSH key from Git Gui

For my current hobby project, I’m using Git and GitHub regularly for the first time. I don’t like using source control via the command line (for Mercurial, I’m using TortoiseHG), so I’m still experimenting with...

Aug 18 2017 | command-line, source-control

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