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youtube-dl

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Shoutout to youtube-dl for supporting such a large number of services. Pretty handy when you want to download entire Soundcloud playlists that are embedded as widgets on some websites.

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Simply cache form fields in localStorage

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Have you ever started typing something into a web form and then you accidentally closed the browser and lost everything you typed there? Because of that I usually use an external text editor for long posts and later copy the text into my blog editor.

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Firefly III

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Some time ago, I tried keeping track of my subscriptions using a simple spreadsheet. But I still had no idea, how much I spent each month for various things not considered a subscription.

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rakyll/hey

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If you need a simple tool, that sends some load to your web application or site, you can use hey. You can also use it to measure the performance. It provides a nice overview of the distribution of response times and shows how many requests per second your app served.

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Libre internet speedtest

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Until now, when I wanted to measure my internet speed, I mostly used speedtest.net or speed.cloudflare.com. But recently I found a better alternative: librespeed.org. Advantages: Open Source, tracking and ad-free, possibility to host it yourself. After a few tests I can say that it works at least as well as the other alternatives.

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Stay hydrated!

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I bought myself a cheap glass jug to always have enough water in reach. Stay hydrated! 🚰

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curl wttr.in - Weather in your terminal

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Thanks to @hacdias, I just discovered this:

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Skip reCAPTCHA challenges with the Buster Add-On

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If you aren’t using Chrome but another browser like Firefox with turned-on privacy settings and an add-on like uBlock Origin, it can happen that you come across reCAPTCHA challenges quite often (because Google thinks, you’re a bot). They are pretty annoying to solve manually, so there is an add-on named Buster that solves the audio challenge by using speech recognition.

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bitwarden_rs: Lightweight self-hosted password manager

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I just did updates on my home cloud, and among those updates was a new version of bitwarden_rs. Bitwarden is a quite popular open source password management solution. I use it for quite some time already. Until some months ago, I used the hosted version, for which I even paid a few bucks to get premium features and support the developer behind the project.

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Google Alternatives for More Privacy and Less Monopoly

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I hope I don’t have to explain why Google is bad, but just to give a few reasons to switch to alternatives: You’ll probably get better privacy because those alternatives collect less data about you, your data won’t get sold to advertisers or government organizations that easily and you help to prevent a monopoly. Sometimes alternatives are also just better than the Google product and don’t lock you in so much.

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