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“Less Meat”

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James is trying to eat less meat:

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Ad-less YouTube on my Chromecast

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Someone gave me the tip (thank you!) to use VLC to play YouTube videos with my Chromecast. Although it is possible to stream YouTube videos directly in the VLC Android app itself, it somehow doesn’t work in combination with the output to the Chromecast. An alternative is of course to first use NewPipe to download a video and then play it on the Chromecast using VLC.

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I regularly watch videos on YouTube via my Chromecast with Google TV. But I feel like I’m seeing more and more commercials. It’s almost like private television, where every video is interrupted every few minutes with advertising. And most of the time it’s two commercials in a row that can’t be skipped. I think I have to think about an alternative solution for YouTube…

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James replied to my programming post.

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Today we went to the zoo spontaneously. 🐒

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I found out that Google Translate provides a hidden but freely available Text-To-Speech API and used it to improve the read aloud feature in GoBlog. Just let this post be read aloud right here to see how it looks now. 😉

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GitHub has a new web-based editor based on Visual Studio Code. For me, this fulfills one use case in particular: if you want to browse code to see how certain things were implemented in other projects, this editor now allows you to easily jump to references. This way you don’t have to tediously open many tabs and manually search for files. And it is probably also much easier to look at pull requests this way.

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Twitter is the new OnlyFans?

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I have posted photos of Denmark, but Flensburg also has some nice corners.

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For our second anniversary, we gave Denmark 🇩🇰 a second chance yesterday and visited Sønderborg. A really nice city! And I can’t believe that it’s been two years already together with my wonderful girlfriend! ❤️

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