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I found out that Google Translate provides a hidden but freely available Text-To-Speech API and used it to improve the read aloud feature in GoBlog. Just let this post be read aloud right here to see how it looks now. 😉

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I have renewed my domain until 2031

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Domain registrar Gandi announced price increases for .com domains starting in September. This is due to Verisign raising the prices registrars have to pay them for each domain.

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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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My 💭 on 💉 posts

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One upside to my social media non-use: I have to look at a lot fewer pictures with 🩹 on arms or posts with 💉 emojis.

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Thank you, Henrique! (And everyone else who congratulated me today!) 😊

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Yummy 😋😍❤️

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I didn’t expect to see snow again this spring.

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I went out again for a longer walk and took a few more photos and even a video. Freezing cold and not very cozy, but I’m in a good mood! ☺️

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Today it is snowing a lot and there are also snowdrifts. Temperatures of up to -15° C have been announced for the coming week.

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Watching videos faster

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Lately I’ve been switching the playback speed for videos mostly to 1.25 or 1.5x. This way I manage to watch videos that I watch to learn something new in less time (and still understand everything). Especially with long videos this makes a difference. Is it only me who feels this way? I was really happy to find out that this feature is not only available on YouTube, but also in native video players in Firefox.

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