The Hidden Blog

As it turns out, I do have a hostname.

2019 BOM there it is

Came across an interesting behavior the other day and thought I’ll share my frustration, maybe someone else runs into the same issue.

I received a report as an Excel (.xlsx) file that I had to import into our system. First step is usually to convert it to a CSV file and feed it into our...

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2019 Restic: Backup cloud server to Synology NAS

After migrating to a new server host I set up a reminder in my reminders app to create a proper backup strategy. This was nagging me every day but I always bumped it to some other time as it’s not exactly the most fulfilling task. I wrote about doing backups via Duplicity / Duply before but...

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2019 Trip Report: Working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

After checking my countdown app far too many times it was finally time to make my way down to Kuala Lumpur again. I was going to stay in Asia for 4 weeks this time, 3 weeks of remote work from Kuala Lumpur and one week of vacation in China. I usually try to travel very light and so I set off to...

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2019 Podcast Recommendations 2019

My personal podcast recommendations for 2019. Includes F1, Tech, Apple and podcasts about books.

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2019 Survive a long-haul flight in Economy class

A few personal recommendations on how to survive a long haul flight in economy class.

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2019 iA Writer and Ghost Blog

I just found out that you can directly push drafts from iA Writer to a blog running on Ghost with just one click.

Excited about this fact I followed the short official guide and set everything up. Unfortunately I ran into a problem which took me a bit to resolve: Every time I linked images from my...

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2018 The sad state of RSS on the Mac

A listing of current RSS feed readers available on macOS and their problems.

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2018 Hong Kong

A short, picture-heavy summary of my two weeks trip to Hong Kong earlier this summer. To set the mood there’s some recommended songs to play if you are interested. They are to be found at the end of this post in the section named “Recommended Cantopop”—so scroll away. But don’t forget to...

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2016 Essential apps on macOS

A list of all apps I currently use on a daily basis.

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2016 Use Google Hangouts via Bitlbee / IRC

As someone who hates Google Hangouts with a passion it took me surprisingly long to look into a way to use it via an IRC bridge to get rid of the annoying Chrome app. Today I finally had some spare time to look into it and found some promising projects that enabled me to do exactly what I wanted:...

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