πŸš€ I have created an open q&a chat bot for @matrix Taavi can answer "any" question in any language:

gitlab.com/s3lect/taavi-bot

It has a binary distribution for Linux and is quite simple to set up. Yes some might say, but you could use Google directly, but that would not be as much fun, right? :awesome:

Choosing a USB-C hub/dock is quite a daunting task. There are like 3 to ∞ number of things you could connect, but not the ones you would like to connect.

:drake_dislike: I already have a freaking SD card reader, but I want more USB-C inputs!!!!

Who still connects something to VGA, come one! :cate:

:drake_like: Where is the cool product TM startup where I can select the connectors I want (USB-C Hub Configurator TM) that will send me my perfect hub.

Yes please steal this idea from me and get rich. πŸ’Έ

Since our schools πŸŽ“ are now progressing into the digital age :terminal: with an incredible pace that keeps them struggling, I was asked by a friend to help him create a PDF from for their grade sheets.

The old edit the Word document method was just too error prone.

So I said, hold my beer, opened my laptop and started to convince LibreOffice to create this form (yes, it was not trivial).

I never imagined I would do this πŸ˜…

Anybody in need for the template?

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So I was tinkering with matrix (the chat protocol) a lot lately and finally got what I wanted to have for a long time: Nextcloud with Matrix.

Nextcloud is providing OAuth2 to Matrix-Synapse, both run on separate subdomains since the NC Element app is an iFrame which prevents OAuth logins.

I have written down a full documentation so you can set this up too πŸ“–

... but here is the next challenge I face: set up a blog (again).

@nextcloud @matrix -app

Since I have a USB-C only device and a Logitech dongle I followed the DIY perks tutorial to "convert" the dongle to USB-C. Instead of buying a new Connector I used an adaptor (I had bought a couple of them since they were cheap)

Today I wrote another tampermonky script after getting a request for it on reddit.

1337x Top 100 Movies IMDb

gitlab.com/-/snippets/2047900

A while ago I created a script to see what people are currently downloading. I recently revived it for The Piratebay ☠️ and decided to open source it:
gitlab.com/-/snippets/2047526

Please be sure to no use torrents since you WILL get a fine for downloading non CC licensed data. That said, have fun with the information it provides.

If you are using npm a lot like I do, you might like this little npm start script that I created.

gitlab.com/-/snippets/2037333

Nice! Eink finally has a color display for sale. I am a long time fan of eink displays (I own a few myself a couple of ebooks and a Motorola F3) and color is something I was hoping for for a long time.

shopkits.eink.com/product/atel

Maybe some day I also get my dream device, a fully featured color eink only smartphone.

Instead of programming I picked up some power tools and build a shelf. Very rewarding, but also very frustrating since I'll need a lot more practice to even get to a beginners level.

Building a gaming pc for my friend. It almost fits :thonk: ah damn it. OK I'll take that off.

A new subway map for Berlin. Easier to read, less robotic - at least thats the claim. Time will tell, but at leas the are around Mehringdamm is nicer. berlintransitmap.de/

:brain1: Here is another prediction of the future from the past. This time the prediction is less accurate, but more funny :awesome: (in German)

So we finally made the blinders home automation work. ESP8266, Arduino, and Tasmoto... What a beautiful mess :D

Honestly I never believed in home automation, but my friend introduced me to these awesome cheap programmable China chips and I just couldn't resist.

Next step, beautifying the setup... Peekaboo blue=wifi red=up green=down

:brain4: This professor knew very well what the combjuder age will bring (in German)

:clippy: Here is a great cli tool you might not have tried yet: ncdu (graphical disk usage tool)

To see how much space your current folder and its content uses you have `du`. But how about the largest sub folder? what is really taking up all the space? `ncdu` allows you to see the used space graphically browse through folders (arrow keys and enter) and delete files (d). I like the handy alias `alias du="ncdu"` that replaces du with ncdu.

Install it with `apt install ncdu` and start cleaning up.

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