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A pork pie Alexa
A pork pie Alexa

This really important video about Alexa is a great example of how to use the Alexa API to create a skill. Not really, but watch it until the end to understand ;) From the videos description: Some interpreted it as a commentary on our over-reliance on consumerism, or of the unrealistic demands we make of material possessions.

Rammstein: Zeit

lafur Arnalds remix of Rammstein’s “Zeit” is something perfect.

His own notes about this from Facebook:

When I was 15 years old Rammstein came to Reykjav穩k. This was going to be one of the biggest shows in Icelandic history. Me and my friends went and headbanged our teenage hearts out. 20 years later I was asked to rework their latest single.

Great to see those two creative universes coming together.

This is "Zeit" by Rammstein feat lafur Arnalds.

Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche H瓣rte band formed in Berlin in 1994.

Hugo 0.95.0brings some really useful features (next to smaller speed increases as always) and upgrades the used Golang version to 1.18. New feature: {{ break }} and {{ continue }} break and continue are keywords known to developers of any programming language.

Photo via Netflix
Photo via Netflix
March 16, 2022

The Pentaverate

Mike Myers does that thing where he plays multiple roles in the same movie. What if a secret society of five men has been working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347? As this new series begins, one unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself.

Photo by Nagara Oyodovia Unsplash
Photo by Nagara Oyodo via Unsplash

Nagscreens. You know them. Very annoying. Long story short: I recently stopped updating my subscription to a paid WordPress plugin and it started using nag screens to guilt me into renewing the subscription again. In this specific case we have the UpdraftPlusplugin that I really suggest everyone to use, but it did not really add new features or did anything else to make me feel like having a yearly subscription for the simple backup plugin would be something I want to do.

Photo by Artiom Vallatvia Unsplash
Photo by Artiom Vallat via Unsplash
March 2, 2022

Ubuntu, EFI and Acer

A while ago I found myself in front of my little baby-notebooks screen telling me in no uncertain terms, that “No Bootable Device (was) found”. Hmm. Somehow I remembered that. I also remembered that it’s just a little renaming routine that would solve this annoying issue.