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My June '20 in Review

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Translations: Mein Juni '20 im Rückblick

Welcome to my monthly review of June 2020 and thus already the sixth monthly review on this blog. As always, I want to take the chance to review the last month and see what has happened to me.

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Costs to run this blog

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Kev Quirk and Horst Gutmann recently wrote about how much it cost them to run their blogs. So I thought, I could write about it too.

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My current Wiki approach

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I see a lot of people blogging about really clever knowledge base systems like Zettelkasten or a tool called Roam. But that isn’t something for me for a couple of reasons.

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My May '20 in Review

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Translations: Mein Mai '20 im Rückblick

Now May is over too. So here’s my little monthly review of the events, my experiences and happenings of the past month:

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How I curate links for my blog

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On my blog there is a section called “Links” (recently not only in English but also in German). But how do I find links that I find interesting and worth sharing? In this post I will describe my process.

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Retiring AndroidPub

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Many may not know it, but I am the founder of AndroidPub, a Medium publication about Android development. (The site is still running on a subdomain of my first domain, although I registered it’s own domain a long time ago.)

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My April '20 in Review

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Translations: Mein April '20 im Rückblick

April was somehow anything but exciting. Thanks to a contact ban it was now the first full month in home office.

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Streaming or MP3s?

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As I write these lines, I listen to music on Spotify. To a playlist named “Lowkey Tech” with “chill techno and chill house” music. Recently I have been enjoying this music a lot. Electronic music, but relaxed and mostly without vocals.

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Why HN readers don't have a blog

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Yesterday, I asked the Hacker News community why they don’t have blogs, even though they have the necessary technical skills.

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Why I use tools like Docker and Flatpak

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I admit it, I am a big fan of pre-packaged software. Software that I simply set up by typing a single command or just adding a few lines to my existing configuration. I like simplicity and this kind of software makes things a lot easier and lets one focus on getting work done.

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