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XXXX-11-20


Reconstruction of the Beirut Port Explosion

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In August there was a big explosion in the port of Beirut, which caused a lot of damage, unfortunately many people died. Forensic Architecture, a research group from London, has now reconstructed the course of events using publicly available information such as videos and photos. Especially the video on the website about the reconstruction is very interesting.

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Codecademy was once a great source to learn new programming languages, but it seems in the last year, they started to push harder to increase revenue. After login you get presented a page to buy Pro access (and you need to find that small “Back” link), Pro banners everywhere and popular courses like the one to learn Python 3 are Pro-only anymore. Seems like I need to find another source to learn some Python basics for my seminar paper about Falcon.

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Mobile personal web server

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Aral Balkan is doing some cool things with his Small Technology Foundation. Recently he built a personal mobile web server using a Raspberry Pi Zero (+ an LTE modem) and his web server project Site.js. What really fascinates me, is that it just needs a 14500 Lithium-ion battery, but then it is able to operate from basically everywhere with an LTE connection. Imagine all the use cases.

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Series on jlelse.blog

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Like of: Adding Series Metadata to Posts

Like Jamie Tanna, I now added the series taxonomy (more on taxonomies in the Hugo documentation) to my blog. The first series is “Using Windows”. I plan to make more use of this feature in the future.

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