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Medium and custom domains

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After Medium had already announced last year that custom domains were to return, this is now finally the case. However, a membership is a prerequisite.


Here WeGo, my favorite Google Maps alternative

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Here WeGo is my favorite alternative to Google Maps. I know it would be better to support Open Street Maps, but Here WeGo (formerly Nokia Maps) also offers great navigation functionality and real-time traffic information. It also seems to be relatively privacy friendly. With the app you can also download maps for offline use. Here Technologies is majority-owned by a consortium of German automotive companies (Wikipedia), so I hope they make sure that there maps have a great quality and so far (I use this service since 2015) my assumption has been confirmed.


Why I Travel 12 Hours Each Week To Visit My Family

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Iā€™m living in the north of Germany, my mother and sister in the south. Almost each week Iā€™m taking the train from my town to the one where my mother and sister live. Just to see them for 2 days. Why am I doing this?


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