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How to Get a Completely Free Website

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In this post I want to show with which services and tools it is possible to run a completely free website. An own website not only offers the possibility to create your own professional web presence, it can also make you independent from silos like Facebook, Twitter or Medium. It is always better to publish content on your own page with your own domain. If a service changes the terms of use or ceases operation, it is so much easier to move to another service.

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Mount NTFS partition images on Linux

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Today I started sorting out a couple of old computers from the flat. To save the data from those, I took the hard drives, connected them via adapters to my PC and cloned each partition to a huge external hard drive. Now I have a bunch of NTFS partition image files. One also with Windows 2000. πŸ˜…

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Vanilla GNOME on Ubuntu

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In my previous post about the operating systems I use, I wrote:

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GitLab Telemetry: Use Non-Commercial Alternatives Instead

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Yesterday, GitLab sent an email to all users (and wrote a blog post) telling that they are updating their terms & services (to which you have to agree) to include a new third party service to track and analyze the behavior of their users, so that they better understand how their users interact with GitLab.

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Windows: Running Linux apps with Alpine WSL and VcXsrv

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If you want to use Linux applications on Windows you have multiple options. Using the Windows version of the application if it’s available, cross-compile the app, use a VM or Docker, or use the Windows Subsystem for Linux with a X Server.

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Fix Fedora Silverblue after "rpm-ostree ex livefs" failed

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This is just a quick post, I mainly write for myself, in case it should happen to me again. I temporarily broke my Fedora Silverblue installation for the second time by running the command:

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distro.tools: Scripts for lazy Linux users

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Today I want to share one of my own projects: distro.tools.

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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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Dark Mode for the web

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I generally prefer dark user interfaces wherever possible. My phone is set to a dark mode (as far as there is a dark mode in Android Pie), apps like Telegram are set to dark mode and on the desktop I prefer dark modes too. But the most important software I use everyday is a web browser. And most websites don’t support a dark mode yet (because there was no native browser feature for that until recently).

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Schedule static page deploys on Netlify with IFTTT

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This blog is a static website hosted on Netlify. As static site builder, I use the awesome Hugo, which is written in Go and amazingly fast. This page with currently more than 300 pages build in less than 500ms.

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