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2018


How I Skip the Gym with Bodyweight Training at Home

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I’m currently in my 9th week of my Runtastic Results training plan. It’s actually more than 9 weeks since I started, but that’s because my schedule was too busy sometimes and so some weeks took longer than planed. But believe it or not, it’s finally becoming fun.

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Migrate a PostgreSQL Container to a New Major Version

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A few weeks ago PostgreSQL 11 was released with a few new features and probably also a lot of improvements and bug fixes since the last release. Although I don’t really have the need to update to the latest version (I just use PostgreSQL as database for my Nextcloud and Miniflux installations), I wanted to migrate it though, to have everything up to date and probably profit from those smaller improvements.

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News the minimalist way - Why I use Miniflux

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Like two or three weeks ago, I was a little bored and thought about installing something new on my server again. Yes, I really like installing “things” (it’s actually just adding some lines of configuration to a file), especially when those things improve my life in some way. I installed Miniflux and using it really opened my eyes about the way I consume news. If you don’t want to host Miniflux yourself, like I do (which allows me to tweak the configuration), there’s also a very cheap hosted version for just some bucks a year.

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Automatically Backup Docker Volumes

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I changed my setup because the Docker image used in this post got deprecated and is no longer maintained. Read about my new setup using restic to automatically backup Docker volumes.

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Netlify isn’t as bad as I thought it would be

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When I wrote, that I switched from a Ghost-based blog to a static site generated by Hugo, I made the following statement:

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Hugo Is Awesome - Why I moved from Ghost to Hugo

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Hugo is a framework to build static websites. Yesterday I migrated this blog from Ghost - a dynamic NodeJS based CMS - to Hugo, not only to reduce the hardware requirements (a static page uses way less resources), but also to simplify my setup.

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Back to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu was the first Linux Distro I “really” used. Before that I sometimes used Knoppix to disable some time limits on my PC my parents set me (but that’s another thing). I used Ubuntu to revive some old PCs I got from school, including my first laptop. Ubuntu is the distro most people start their Linux journey with, wether it’s on the desktop or a server.

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I’m melting…

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So, here I am again. Back with no creativity, no ideas and no plan. I (including my brain) am melting due to the heat and the stress of the last weeks of studying somehow erased my brain. I have absolutely no idea what to write about, so I write about that and about what’s up in my life.

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Getting rid of it - The start of my minimalism project

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Lately I got deep into the topic “minimalism”. I read a lot of online articles, started to read a book, watched some YouTube videos and even the Minimalism Documentary. I want to become a minimalist, get rid of most things I own and live a more meaningful life, which isn’t defined by my consumption. But hell, that isn’t easy.

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Distractions And How I Try To Avoid Them

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Today I had no university. But that didn’t mean I had nothing to do. I had a lot to do. I had to learn so much for my exams next week!

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