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After the bus driver only wanted to take us to the German-Danish border and we still had to walk a few kilometers, we found a cozy spot by the water.

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K-9 Mail’s new design (not Holo anymore)

Published on in 📱 appydroid

Over three years after I mused about what it is like to still use a Holo Design app in 2018, the final version of K-9 Mail has now been released with a revamped user interface.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

I wrote my bachelor thesis about Docker and containers, but this project is new to me: kaniko. Its purpose is to enable container image building inside containers.

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Windows 11 announced

Published on in 🔗 Links

Microsoft announced Windows 11 today! The Verge gives an overview about it.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

GoBlog now has its own blog where I will tell about updates.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Pro tip: Double check your commits for copy and paste mistakes. I learned my lessons today.

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TIL: gob

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev

Today I learned about gob. gob is a package from the standard library of Go and allows to store structs efficiently as a byte array. Faster than encoding data in JSON for example. Useful for communication between Go programs or for temporarily storing data. In GoBlog, I’ve recently been using gob for a SQLite-based queue for verifying webmentions and sending ActivityPub requests. gob has the same interface as the JSON package.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

This happened to me several times today. I listen to music on my smartphone while sitting at the PC. I want to skip a track. But what do I do? I press the “Next” key on my PC keyboard instead of taking my phone and pressing “Next” there. 🤦‍♂️

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ClearURLs add-on

Published on in 🔗 Links

A small recommendation on the side: Today I came across a quite useful add-on for Firefox (Google seems to have kicked it out of the Chrome Store recently), ClearURLs.

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GameSnacks

Published on in 🔗 Links

I just learned about GameSnacks. GameSnacks is an experiment by Google’s Area 120, its “in-house incubator”.1

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