I switched from an to a XL. It was a spontaneous decision (and a very good price deal).

Let me play around with it, and I will answer questions you might have

I went from being embarrassed about having a foreign name that nobody can pronounce to it becoming a point of pride that no two people can say it the same way

Google: Here is somewhat of a premium phone (Pixel 3) for $800

Customers: Go Home, Google, you’re drunk.

Google: Here is a plastic version of the same phone with less features and slower hardware (Pixel 3a) for $400

Customers: it’s the best Take my money!

Google: Tricked ya!


When listening to , do you rather...

@barning ich mag das Bild was hinten an der Wand hängt. "Don't work for A**les" ist auch mein Lebensmotto 😂

The best way to get rid of job recruiters - tell them you're interested in working less hours, than earning more money. Guaranteed, you won't hear from them again. Ever.

@robinjanssens out of the box, pure Hugo looks very modern and up to the latest Web / SEO standards. Stuff that o would usually need a few Ruby gems for, appeared to be included in the standard Hugo distribution.

It is also extremely customizable - so much so that one can have as many separate content collection types (sections) as one needs, where each may have its own template, RSS feed, metadata etc, totally independent of the rest.

@robinjanssens Besides pure performance, I have personally always regretted the fact that Jekyll is written in Ruby and not in Python. Somehow, I never got onto the Ruby train. I use it when I have to but try to stay away if I can.

Recently, I have started looking seriously at bare-metal programming languages as a way of achieving things with less overhead. In that sense Hugo was more of a welcome discovery, (although I personally Rust more).

The Rust Programming Language has become my favorite morning read: amzn.to/2VqMyd6 For all the criticism about the complexity of , this book explains everything in a such a simple manner, even the good old C/C++ memory concepts I hated so much in high school.

I’ve been working on a revamp of my personal site preslav.me It’s a move away from and back to static site generators, however, this time I am using instead of . Hugo’s performance is blazing. Even with the quite a few pages it has to render, it still builds the entire site in sub-500 ms intervals. For comparison, it took Jekyll up to a minute to do the same.

It's a wonder we could do our taxes before the internet.

I remember those paper guide books, and the many, many erasings in certain fields. Ugh. And the unclear wordings that you couldn't really be sure you were interpreting correctly. Being able to find several different web sites discussing each line makes it much easier.

"XML is a classic political compromise: it balances the needs of man and machine by being equally unreadable to both"

-- Matthew Might

Although I dislike the experience of the app, I have so far found no better alternative than Apple's Reminders. Create a reminder and if you are into the Apple ecosystem, it will keep bugging you, until you sit and actually do the task at hand.

Gibt es eigentlich ProfessorInnen oder Unis, die Audiostreams von Vorlesungen online stellen, die man in der #Podcast-App des Vertrauens finden & abonnieren kann?

Als großer Anhänger von #Wissenschaft, #OpenScience & #Podcasts fände ich das toll & freute mich über Empfehlungen!

@alexcleac this is nice. Is there a way I can get to this script? Is it public?

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