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2019-06


My new PC: ASRock DeskMini A300 + AMD Ryzen + Fedora Silverblue

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It’s the first time I actually bought a brand new PC, or better say parts for a new PC. I had to assemble them myself. Until now I only had PCs or laptops with a maximum of 8 GB RAM and no fast CPU. All devices where also refurbished or second hand devices, because I didn’t want to spend so much money on new hardware. And I couldn’t upgrade them more because they were already maxed out.

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Git clients I use

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There might be some people who only use the Git command line interface. But I’m definitely not one of them. I’m way to lazy to always type all the commands.

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Learning and Motivation

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When I wanted to create the file for todays blog post, my static blog system told me, there’s already a post with the same post slug. That wondered me and I thought it must be an error. But it wasn’t. I already wrote about “lack of motivation” more than a year ago. That just shows how much I struggle with motivation.

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I use my password manager to find unused accounts and delete them

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This is a really bad title, but summarizes what I regularly do and recommend doing regularly.

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Aptoide is right, but wrong too

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James Fenn published a blog about Aptoide’s campaign against Google’s “anti-competitive behavior”.

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Automatically Backup Docker Volumes using restic

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One of the most visited pages on my blog is about how to automatically backup Docker volumes. In that post I use the Docker image blacklabelops/volumerize. Unfortunately that image is deprecated since March 2019 and not longer maintained.

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VirtualBox alternative: Gnome Boxes

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Yesterday I wrote that I’m planning to migrate to Fedora Silverblue in the future. One step towards this is finding a solution to the problem that VirtualBox, which I use to run Windows in a VM, doesn’t work on Silverblue.

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Be nice to Free Software maintainers!

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In march Georges Stavracas wrote a blog on being a Free Software maintainer. Although he is very passionate about being one, he also experiences people who don’t understand that most Free Software maintainers spent their free time for those projects:

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Never touch a running system

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Some weeks ago I stumbled across Fedora Silverblue again. I already heard about that project before but never thought about trying it and also didn’t really understand it’s concept.

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You should make a blog!

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I found Drew’s website when he announced the opening of his git hosting alternative sourcehut. He has recently made the move to work full time on open source and often writes very interesting and deep technical articles on his blog.

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