I just found this cool website that allows you to check whether an outgoing port is open/blocked on your internet connection:

portquiz.net/

Useful when you have connectivity problems behind a restrictive firewall!

I'm having a great day planning my next trip in Denmark with Wikivoyage!
en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Jutland

I think it provides a nice, relatively unbiased and honest (compared to e.g. TripAdvisor) introduction to an area.

@mmarif Thank you for creating GitNex!
I'm really happy someone has finally created a Gitea companion app!
\(^o^)/

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Nürnberg sieht #Uploadfilter kritisch. 1500 bis 2000 Personen haben heute ihre Meinung kundgetan 💪

#savetheinternet

"Our teeth don’t fit [our jaw] because they evolved instead to match the longer jaw that would develop in a more challenging strain environment. Ours are too short because we don’t give them the workout nature expects us to."

sapiens.org/body/human-teeth-e

"Should" is such an overused word these days. It signals a necessity but does not indicate a reason.

Instead of saying:
"You should pick me up at the airport."

It's better to say:
"I want you to pick me up at the airport."

That not only states the What but also the Why (here: "because it makes me happy").

How to optimize your apology:

1. Don't wait! Forget your ego!
2. Apologize for what YOU DID - not for what other people thought about it.
3. Don't give context. The Why is not important.
4. Format: Address your victim, express remorse, state how you will improve.
5. Apologize ONCE.

A very moving and insightful podcast episode from Freakonomics:
freakonomics.com/podcast/apolo

European website to buy used and refurbished IT hardware (including refurbished servers, workstations, desktop PCs, laptops and components):

bargainhardware.co.uk/

An entirely self-contained Puppet control repository: custom Puppet code, internal and external Puppet modules, Hiera YAML configuration and all the boilerplate around it.

blog.cubieserver.de/2019/self-

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Remacs has moved to its own GitHub organisation, to reflect the growing community! github.com/remacs

We have a whole bunch of friendly contributors :)

A livereload web server in Python: a very nice tool when you want to fiddle with some HTML/CSS/JS. Just hit 'save' in your favorite editor and it will automatically refresh the website in your browser!

github.com/lepture/python-live

Two interesting lightning talks about e-mail @ FOSDEM19

Autocrypt - Automating E-Mail Encryption:
fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event

IMAP, JMAP and the future of open e-mail standards:
fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event

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And a lightning talk showcasing console oriented web services:
fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event

How to create a GIF from a video with FFmpeg and ImageMagick:
> ffmpg -i input.flv -vf scale=320:-1 -r 10 -f image2pipe -vcodec ppm - | convert -delay 5 -loop 0 - gif:- | convert -layers Optimize - output.gif

superuser.com/questions/556029

If you need to cut the video before that:
> ffmpeg -ss 30 -i input.wmv -c copy -t 10 output.wmv

superuser.com/questions/138331

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It's funny how 'tap to pay by phone' apps show a picture of a credit card.

Is it a temporary skeuomorphism to help users understand, or will it become a generic symbol like the floppy disk 💾?

Computerphile has two excellent videos on the difficulties of modern IM platforms and how the Double Ratchet algorithm (also used in OMEMO) solves these.
youtube.com/watch?v=DXv1boalsD
youtube.com/watch?v=9sO2qdTci-

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