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Self-hosting my calendar and contacts using Baïkal

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I recently moved my emails to Purelymail. And since I also used the contacts and calendar synchronization feature of my previous email provider, I also transferred the contacts and calendar entries to Purelymail via WebDAV using WinSCP.

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My 2021 in Review

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The year has almost reached its 100% progress, so it’s time again to take a look back and see what happened especially for me personally so 2021. I have written a monthly review every month (already the second year in a row), so here are the highlights of the past 12 months:

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About Telegram’s new translation feature

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Telegram is developing updates and new features like crazy, they just released the 12th major update this year. One of the new features is the translation of chat messages from a foreign language to your own.

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My December ‘21 in Review

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Today is not yet the last day of December, but since I still plan to write a yearly review, the monthly review comes rather two days earlier. So December…

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My November ‘21 in Review

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Welcome to my monthly review for November 2021. What was going on this month?

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Bahn2GPX

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For me, the best option to travel long distances within Germany is to take the train. I don’t have a car since July, but I have a BahnCard 50 for years, with which I get up to 50% discount on (unfortunately very expensive!) train tickets.

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My October ‘21 in Review

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The end of the year is approaching and another month is over. With the end of October and today’s time change - which I had briefly forgotten this morning for inexplicable reasons - but already comes a bit of the winter feeling. The last weeks it was sometimes unusually warm, but now the cold season is just around the corner.

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(Smart Home) Automation with Node-RED

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Yesterday I expanded the memory in my home and code server to 16 GB and wondered what I could do with all the resources this server provides me. So I looked around a bit and came across an open source program called Node-RED. Especially in the context of Smart Home and Home Assistant, I’ve heard about it a few times, but never looked into this software in more detail.

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Retiring my Raspberry Pi (again)

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And again I changed something in my setup. Now I have turned off the Raspberry Pi 4 again and handed over the tasks to my EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT. But why? Here is my explanation.

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My first Smart Home steps

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I recently wrote about that my Raspberry Pi now has an SSD. With this, the Pi now runs quite fast and I also no longer have any concerns if I ever install something that also stores data. I even wrote in the last paragraph that I now want to get a bit involved with smart home.

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