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Not enough tests

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

GoBlog’s test coverage is increasing (currently about 41%), but I keep being reminded there is nothing like enough or even too many tests. I still find some stupid bugs that aren’t covered by automatic tests.

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Telegram Ads

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

So Telegram now has ads. But unlike the ads from Google, Facebook or Apple, the ads are not personalized and much more privacy friendly. The ads simply consist of a maximum 160-character message with no external links and are displayed only in large public channels.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Previously, to work on my code server, I always installed Visual Studio Code locally and then accessed the server using the Remote SSH extension. But that no longer seems necessary now that I have code-server installed. Using code-server, Visual Studio Code can be easily used in the browser. Cool project!

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“Can YOU Fix Climate Change?”

Published on in 🔗 Links

I just stumbled upon this video by “Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell”. It’s about the climate crisis and that the only solution might be a systemic change and I absolutely agree.

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AdGuard Home

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

Recently I wrote about finding new uses for my Raspberry Pi 4. Besides Tailscale I also installed Pi-Hole to filter advertising DNS requests.

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Published on in 💬 Micro
📍 Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

I have posted photos of Denmark, but Flensburg also has some nice corners.

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For our second anniversary, we gave Denmark 🇩🇰 a second chance yesterday and visited Sønderborg. A really nice city! And I can’t believe that it’s been two years already together with my wonderful girlfriend! ❤️

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Published on in 💬 Micro

I wrote about Barinsta (formerly InstaGrabber) before. The creator has now received a cease and desist letter from Facebook. That’s probably the death for this project. Too bad, because maybe a few people were quite happy to use Instagram semi-privately through it. But the letter is just another hint to avoid Facebook services altogether.

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First impression: AfterShokz OpenComm

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It’s been about 24 hours since my new AfterShokz OpenComm arrived. And I have to say, this is really the best headset I ever had!

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Yayagram

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This is a Twitter thread (that would have made a great blog post) where Manuel Lucio Dallo builds a Telegram client for his grandmother (“Yaya”). But this isn’t a typical app, it’s an entire device. The “Yayagram” allows messages to be sent as voice messages via Telegram, and received replies are printed directly on thermal paper.

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