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GitHub

in πŸ’¬ Micro

There are times when you want to look at something on GitHub on the go. The previous mobile web experience was terrible, but with the latest redesign, the new mobile web experience is finally usable. πŸŽ‰ By usable I mean usable, but not necessarily good. I think GitHub still has some room for improvement.

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in πŸ’¬ Micro

After reading this tutorial about how to mirror a Gitea repository to other Git hosting services like GitHub, I decided to follow a new strategy regarding my projects. I will use my main Gitea instance for all my public repositories and then mirror them on Codeberg and GitHub. I will also migrate projects from GitHub and Codeberg to my Gitea instance and replace the repos with mirrors. The first repo is this one with a mirror on Codeberg and a second mirror on GitHub.

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in πŸ’¬ Micro

Yesterday GitHub had an outage and it also resulted in some failures in the build pipeline for this blog. That’s why I decided to host myself a second Gitea instance on a VPS just for this purpose, where I mirror all the dependencies that are needed for a successful build, host some private repos or backup mirrors. Having two Gitea instances (one at home, one on the VPS - both are backuped daily) also enables me to not have to use Codeberg for not-open-source things.

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Will Microsoft acquire Docker too?

in πŸ’­ Thoughts

After Microsoft (GitHub) acquired npm, I think it’s only a matter of time before Docker (the rest that’s left after selling Docker Enterprise) is also taken over by Microsoft or GitHub. What makes me think so? Docker needs to find a new way to make money after Docker Enterprise is sold, Docker and GitHub already seem to be working together, and they’re also working with Microsoft on better Docker support in Windows with WSL2.

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GitHub projects focused on climate change

in πŸ”— Links

In the past years I always took part at the Hacktoberfest organized by GitHub and DigitalOcean. The rules are simple, do four (I think in the past it was five) pull-requests to any public projects on GitHub and you’ll receive a free t-shirt and some stickers. This year however, I lack the time to take part too and because I wore the last t-shirts not often enough, I don’t need another one that’s shipping around the world just to use up more space in my closet.

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Saying Bye To Google Analytics & Disqus

in πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Dev

When you publish websites, write blog posts and make them available on the internet, it’s not uncommon, that you also want to get statistics about how many people read your stuff, how many people visit your website etc. And you also want to enable comments under your blog posts, giving people an opurtunity to ask questions or just leave a reply. For the first case Google Analytics is the most widely used solution.

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Install Gitea as Your Self-Hosted Alternative to Github or GitLab

in πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Dev

There are different reasons for why you may want to install your own git server, like downtimes or new telemetry at GitLab. In this article I want to show you the self-hosted alternative Gitea, which you can easily install on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) with Ubuntu or one of many other Linux distributions (maybe at DigitalOcean or Hetzner) or even a small Raspberry Pi. The installation is actually quite simple…

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