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Hello Fosstodon!

I created a Fosstodon profile to be able to better engage in Fediverse comments on my blog posts and other threads. You can follow my blog at @en and @de.

I'm a developer and blogger from Germany and always curious to discover new things online.

Feel free to contact me! 😊

I tried Node-RED today. And it's awesome and so powerful! 😍 I already created flows to get the current temperature from my thermostats and turn the WiFi on and of via Telegram.

The new 2 TB SSD for my home server arrived today. Let's see if I am able to clone the 256 GB SSD to it with gparted in a live Ubuntu...

I ordered some upgrades for my home server: 16 GB RAM and a 2 TB SSD to replace an old DS115 NAS 🙊

Guess who installed Windows 11 and can now easily run Linux GUI apps without having to jump through all the hoops that were once necessary? Quite impressive… And my laptop (supposedly built in 2013) is not even officially supported for Windows 11, but still runs great!

Switched from Pi-Hole to AdGuard Home. Seems faster, open source as well and written in Go. 🤔

I pulled my Raspberry Pi 4B out of the drawer, ordered and installed a new case, installed Ubuntu Server and Tailscale, and now Pi-Hole too. Finally the Raspberry has a use!

Sophos on my work PC was replaced with F-Secure. Everything works smoother now and no more random slowdowns. 🤔 But third-party AV software still sucks.

Without air conditioning and limited mobility there is rather limited times I can do things during the summer. Winter is not fun either without heat, and 4 years ago I did get a fire from a propane heater. I also have been flooded out, twice in my life, from what were called "once in a 1000 year" floods. But many of the locals believe climate change is imaginary, and not their problem anyway even if true.

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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.