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XXXX-XX-07


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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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I guess autumn is here! 🍂

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I’m switching from Backblaze B2 to Scaleway’s Object Storage.

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“Why I started microblogging”

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Bryan Sebesta shares his reasons for microblogging: I often run across things that I’d like to share but don’t deserve their own post. Outside of Twitter, how do I share it? A microblog creates a space for that.. It becomes […] “a way for me to put everything I do online that is visually small — anything small enough not to require scrolling: quotes, links, images, audio files — in one place, and a place on my own site.”

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The best of both worlds

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This might sound like a post by a Microsoft fanboy, but honestly, WSL 2 on Windows 10 2004 is really great. It allows me to use Windows on my Surface Go, but at the same time use Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) on it, in a small optimized VM. For example I can run Hugo inside WSL 2 at Linux speed (fast) instead of Windows speed (slow). I just need to take care to save the Git repository with my site files inside the filesystem of the VM and not on Windows (passthrough is really slow). And it’s easy to start Visual Studio Code from inside WSL 2 by just tiping “code .” and the current directory will be opened in Code. I’m really waiting for official GUI support so that I can even use graphical applications under Linux. The best of both worlds.

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Obese websites and planet-sized metronomes

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Kevin Galligan wrote a metronome with HTML, CSS and JS, which has a total size of less than 1 KB. Because the existing ones were as large as 11 MB without more functionality. In the accompanying blog post he rants about the modern web (with data-based proofs) and explains how he achieved to make the metronome app as small as 1 KB.

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My current Wiki approach

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I see a lot of people blogging about really clever knowledge base systems like Zettelkasten or a tool called Roam. But that isn’t something for me for a couple of reasons.

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Owning my podcast

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Two years ago, I was in a stage where podcasts really excited me. I have heard many podcasts myself and some of my online acquaintances have also started to start their own podcasts. So I decided to do that as well and gain some experience.

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LibreLingo

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LibreLingo is a relatively new open-source project that seems to be inspired by Duolingo. The demo already looks great, I learned the Spanish words “pan”, “pasta”, “leche” and “pareja”.

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