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Be careful when using "::file-selector-button"!

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A reader pointed out to me today that the styling of buttons on my sites was broken in the Firefox ESR version 78. I took this notice as a reason to search for the root cause, because I had already noticed the error in the Tor browser, but I always thought it was due to some security rules.

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The Verge's executive editor left Twitter

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Yey, I’m not the only person who is happy to quit using Twitter. The Verge executive editor T.C. Sottek left Twitter as well.

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Hoping to get faster WiFi and newer Bluetooth, I bought a new WiFi miniPCIe card for my laptop. As it turns out, there is a whitelist of allowed cards in the BIOS of many ThinkPads. Why is that? 🙄

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A new gadget arrived today: a Bluetooth transmitter and receiver. I can connect it to my stereo system, which is already more than 10 years old, and simply play music and audio via laptop or mobile phone. Works great!

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On the app store debate

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In the current debate (which has been going on for a while) about allowing alternative app stores on mobile devices, I honestly don’t understand at all the position that being able to use an alternative store would compromise security.

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I installed Windows 10 😱

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I did something very unusual for me, considering that I have been recommending the use of Linux for years (and still do): I installed Windows 10.

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Tomorrow is my first real working day as a permanent employee (after the one and a half weeks of vacation I already had). In the same company and in the same team where I also completed my dual studies and my bachelor thesis, but it’s still something “new”. I’m curious to see how it will turn out. 🤓

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"The evolution of a Go programmer"

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I stumbled upon this GitHub repository and I think it’s pretty funny. Of course, once you get to know all of Go’s features, you’ll want to try them out. But with enough experience you end up with simple code again.

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I didn’t expect to see snow again this spring.

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Signal now also wants to offer payments

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Sorry for so many Signal related posts, but I wanted to provide an update regarding my last post. Signal’s server code got updated.

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