The Hidden Blog

As it turns out, I do have a hostname.

2019 Apple ruined iTunes — What now?

I didn’t exactly love iTunes during the last few iterations but even with Apple Music slowly creeping into the interface it was still the same old — powerful — iTunes under the hood.

I could still tag it with my own tools, tags were written to the files, the folder structure was organized...

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2019 Set Apple Touch Icon for any website

There are some websites that I use via the “Add to Home Screen” feature of iOS to make them easily accessible on my Home Screen. The problem is that websites that are running a more conservative tech stack tend to not always cater to new and shiny browser and OS features like dark mode,...

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2019 Downgrade Go installed with Homebrew

I just had the issue that I installed Go 1.13 which messed up VSCode auto completion and is also not supported by the CI pipeline I wanted to use. This meant I needed to downgrade to Go 1.12.9.

This took me a bit longer than I’d be willing to admit. Partially because the naming in Homebrew is...

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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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