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Some thoughts about LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office

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I usually prefer using LibreOffice over Microsoft Office because it’s free / libre software and I can use it on Linux. However, while writing a seminar paper, I noticed one feature that LibreOffice Writer is missing and that made me use Microsoft Word for the paper: literature index.

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GitLab Telemetry: Use Non-Commercial Alternatives Instead

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Yesterday, GitLab sent an email to all users (and wrote a blog post) telling that they are updating their terms & services (to which you have to agree) to include a new third party service to track and analyze the behavior of their users, so that they better understand how their users interact with GitLab.

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distro.tools: Scripts for lazy Linux users

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Today I want to share one of my own projects: distro.tools.

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VSCodium: Microsoft-free Visual Studio Code binaries

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Visual Studio Code is an awesome text editor. It is in fact my favorite one. I use it for writing blog posts, I use it for looking at code (although I prefer JetBrains IDEs for actual coding) and I use it whenever I need a text editor.

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Did you ditch Chrome yet? Don’t switch to Brave though.

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There is some discussion recently about another evil move by Google. Google plans to deprecate (and remove) an API in it’s webbrowser Chrome, that is used by many ad-blocking addons. Of course they are ignoring voices from the community! Only enterprise customers will be able to use this API for custom development.

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IFTTT alternative: Beehive

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I recently wrote a blog about how to schedule posts on Netlify using IFTTT. IFTTT is a proprietary service from a company that somehow has to make money (They earn money by charging other services that want to make their service available to the IFTTT platform).

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Docker Saves My Life

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It is not uncommon for me to jump back and forth between software. Be it with Linux distributions (Solus is my current favorite), blogging engines (Ghost for most of my sites) or the software I use to run my server.

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

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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.

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How I Built An App For Telegra.ph

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Telegra.ph is Telegram’s new Medium alternative made for easy and also anonymous publishing. It’s quite similar to Medium, except the need to log in. Of course you CAN log in, but it isn’t necessary.

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Great Open Source Android Libraries

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Libraries are a bunch of code that simplifies developing of certain features and prevent you from reinventing the wheel. Because most Android libraries are open source it’s also possible to fork and modify them. But you should take care about the specific licenses.

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