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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). However because of this business model, IFTTT is limited to services that have and are willing to pay the money to get on the platform.

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Own your email domain

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I already wrote about that you should think about paying for your email service (or host it yourself if you’re crazy), but another important aspect is the email address itself. Many people (and I also did this in the past) use an email address given by their provider like an address with @gmail.com, @outlook.com or any other. Using such an address is free of course, but it is definitely some kind of lock-in.

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Pay for your emails

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Yesterday, I wrote about Delta Chat and Chat over IMAP. To be able to chat using email, you need an account at an email provider. Many people use Gmail, with over 1.5 billion users it’s probably the biggest email provider out there, people already joke, Google owns email. But email at it’s core is decentralized. You can use whatever provider you like and still communicate with the rest of the world.

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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? But first let’s start with the Operating System: Operating System: Solus I love Linux and I’m already on the Linux site for a few years.

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Every Writer Deletes Many Drafts

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When you’re writing just to publish your thoughts, when you aren’t forced to cover specific topics, when you’re totally free about each post, it may happen often, that you start but also delete many drafts. I often have ideas. Sometimes I think my ideas are great, so I start to write them down. But then I get interrupted or I rethink about my thoughts and come to the conclusion, that they aren’t as good as I was thinking before.

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