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Preserving Memories: My Adventure with Digital8 Tapes and FireWire

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The last few days, I dived into a new topic in my spare time: Archiving videos from old Hi8 and Digital8 videotapes onto my hard drive.

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My January ‘23 in Review

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Before you realize it, January - and with it the first month of the new year - is already over. A little review.

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My 2022 in Review

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2022 is over, welcome 2023! A year full of unexpected events, many personal changes and a lot of new experiences… But since I wrote a review every month, I just want to highlight the highlights here.

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My January ‘22 in Review

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Crazy, new year and yet January is already over, how time flies! What was going on?

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Finally sleeping better 😴

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I have a very light sleep. The first brightness in the morning makes me wake up, noise from the neighbors in the evening does not let me fall asleep. No matter how late or early I go to bed, no matter how little I slept in total.

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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 January ‘21 in Review

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And now the first month of the new year is already over. On the one hand, time passes quickly, but somehow it doesn’t. Due to lockdown and the limited possibilities to do something outside, one day is like the other, one week like the other.

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FUD about Telegram

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It seems (not only) to me that Facebook is buying online articles to spread FUD about Telegram. Because Telegram does not use end-to-end encryption by default.

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A solution for social media?

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Sometimes I find it quite interesting to read through articles that I wrote three or four years ago, back then still on the platform Medium. Some time ago I deleted them on Medium and published them on my blog in a “Medium Archive”.

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Email is the messenger you should migrate to

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Today I have heard again a discussion about WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal and Threema and there was the question to which messenger one would switch from WhatsApp.

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