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Depending on the time of the day a friend, a colleague, a wise guy. The beauty of the world is its sense of humor to show humans their way by letting them search their own.


  1. Odd lurker bots on Matrix

    Over the past months I’ve been monitoring a situation across my matrix rooms that makes me a bit uncomfortable. A growing number of bots that join a those smaller communities and do nothing but lurking, resulting in higher server loads and unnecessary message distribution. …


  2. Growing a community

    I’ve been building (free software) communities for quite a while now. With HedgeDoc (former CodiMD) being probably the most successful project. How can one tell? Well, I was able to step back a bit and let better people for the job handle it. However there is also MadIRC which is quite successful and I was able to give that to a group of successors that still keeps it around. And my current projects are some Matrix rooms like “Blogger’s Gathering” or “Git Hosters”. …


  3. Improve your mobile browser experience

    As I just set up my phone’s browser, I thought it might be nice to make some notes and share them with the world. This article aims at people who currently just use their default browser on Android. If you are using the Tor browser or have your own browser best practices, feel free to write and own guide and link it to me on social media. …


  4. Self-sufficient commits

    When I look at commit histories I’m often scared. Scared by what happens if people ever move their source code to another platform to collaborate. A well written git history can help to prevent a lot of reverse engineering of your future self or other developers. How? By providing useful information and explanation about a change. …


  5. Why I use multiple password managers

    You might saw my previous take on password managers where I mentioned that I used all four of the compared password managers. These days I reduced the number of password managers that I use a bit, but I still use two different password managers on a daily basis. Those password managers are pass and Bitwarden. …


  6. Self-isolate your website with a CSP

    Of course the headline is a little wordplay talking about the current situation, but also correct nonetheless. In order to harden your website and prevent unexpected leaking of your user’s IP addresses and browser fingerprints to third-parties, a CSP, Content-Security-Policy, is a great tool. …


  7. Why web feeds are better than email newsletters

    When I look in my mailbox and registration forms around the web one thing is essential: Everyone wants to get back to me. And everyone wants to do that by email. From web shops where I buy a single item explicitly without creating an account, to blogs and even portfolio websites. Everyone wants to lure me into their newsletter to be able to send me emails I never read. …