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Tags: Software


PlantUML

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I’ve seen several mentions of PlantUML recently and I’d like to share a few thoughts on it as well.

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"Stupid light software"

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Martin Tournoij wrote about “stupid light software”. When you try to be a bit too minimalistic with your software, it’s probably “stupid light software”.

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Origins of the youtube-dl project

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Ricardo García describes the origins of the youtube-dl project, which was recently banned from GitHub.

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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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Optimizing software

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After talking to @jlelse, I finally decided not to trouble myself with writing my own static website generator and just improve what I have right now.

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Nextcloud is my favorite cloud

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I have just updated my Nextcloud install from Nextcloud 16 to Nextcloud 17. It’s a Docker-based installation on my Odroid HC2, which I use for a lot of self-hosted softwares. (Thanks to Docker I can forget about all things PHP!)

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Journaling with rwtxt

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For about a month now, I do journaling again. Every evening before I go to bed, I try to write down everything that comes to my mind. I usually write what I have done that day, what my emotions where and other things that I thought about during the day. It has a very positive effect to do that. I wrote about that more detailed on my German blog (Google’s translation).

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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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Why I Like Playing With Technology

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Technology is awesome. Technology can simplify life, but it can also be fun. Playing with technology (doesn’t matter if it’s software or hardware) always fascinated people. And I’m one of them.

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What Does My Software Setup Look Like?

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I recently got a new (refurbished) notebook and already wrote a post about that, but this time, I would like to focus on my software setup. What programs do I use for developing? What do I use for writing? And what is my favorite web browser?

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