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  1. Comment on Web-based rich text editor in ~tech

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    It boils down to Pages if I don't want to use anything self-hosted and nothing from Google or Microsoft. At least as long as I want more of an Office like product with collaboration features....

    It boils down to Pages if I don't want to use anything self-hosted and nothing from Google or Microsoft. At least as long as I want more of an Office like product with collaboration features. Haven't given Pages a try yet, iCloud let me down in the past way too often but it seems they got way better.

    I've got a lot of input on my note-taking side as well, so that's a lot of stuff to work on :D

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  2. Comment on Web-based rich text editor in ~tech

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    I did have a look at it briefly, I really like the concept and idea but their mobile app is a worse web experience than just opening it in the mobile browser itself. I was reading the notion...

    I did have a look at it briefly, I really like the concept and idea but their mobile app is a worse web experience than just opening it in the mobile browser itself. I was reading the notion subreddit for a while and it seems they're promising a lot of things they can't deliver right now. Like an API is coming soon which is on the list since the beginning.

    I'll look into it again, thank you! I really hope they're improving the mobile experience.

  3. Comment on Web-based rich text editor in ~tech

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    I tried Dropbox Paper a few years back, and just tried it again. They have one HUGE issue still unresolved: Every document you create is more or less public. If you create a new doc, they say it's...

    I tried Dropbox Paper a few years back, and just tried it again. They have one HUGE issue still unresolved: Every document you create is more or less public. If you create a new doc, they say it's private but if you share that url or open it in another browser you can read it. So if I paste it somewhere by accident, everything's available. You have to to into another permission setting to really make it private. That's a big no no.

    I'll check hackmd! Thank you

  4. Web-based rich text editor

    Hi, I’m usually just overthinking my note-taking setup with plaintext markdown notes, but recently I had to create and share (as PDF) some rich text documents as well. What I’m looking for:...

    Hi,

    I’m usually just overthinking my note-taking setup with plaintext markdown notes, but recently I had to create and share (as PDF) some rich text documents as well. What I’m looking for:

    • Collaborative editing to some extent (ideally real-time like Google Docs..)

    • Rich text formatting

    • Export as PDF (or even Word if possible)

    • Web & mobile app (iOS)

    I’m aware of Microsoft 365 with Word online and Google Docs. I really can’t stand Word online, it feels so super slow one can barely use it. I also feel the same about the application for macOS. It’s just this gigantic thing I don’t need. I want some headings, basic formatting, lists etc.

    And then there’s Google Docs. It just feels wrong. It’s a weird editor, especially on mobile, it’s in this format I can’t grab, it feels like the files are not under my control.

    I’m also aware of some self-hosted solutions like ONLYOFFICE and probably some NextCloud addon/solution. But these are things I don’t want either since it’s usually a hassle to install them, keep them up to date and take care of the data.

    I’m just hoping that I’m missing out on something else available except the Microsoft and Google solutions.

    At some point I just thought I might stick to Markdown files and export them as PDFs or even Word documents, but I don’t know about any reliable online collaboration solution for markdown docs either.

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  5. Comment on Cloud storage recommendations? in ~tech

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    If you want a syncing solution with an application I'd go with either OneDrive or Google Drive. Both have applications for Mobile + Desktop (both have non-official 3rd party linux apps as well)...

    If you want a syncing solution with an application I'd go with either OneDrive or Google Drive. Both have applications for Mobile + Desktop (both have non-official 3rd party linux apps as well) and decent web versions available. If you can live with just 100GB, I'd go with Google Drive for 1,99/month. Otherwise Office 365 (very often you can get a discounted code).

    Since you also mentioned DYI, there's also Backblaze b2 out there but also provider like rsync.net (if you send them a message I believe they always respond with a better offer) or even hetzner. hetzner also offers a hosted/managed nextcloud solution. They're located in Germany/Finnland, not sure where you're located.

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  6. Comment on Has it ever felt like this before? in ~talk

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    I'm not sure. Recently I started reading up on Stoicism and I always come across things like history repeats itself. There were a lot of bad things happening all the time. Here's a guardian...

    I'm not sure. Recently I started reading up on Stoicism and I always come across things like history repeats itself. There were a lot of bad things happening all the time. Here's a guardian article about this, also covering the pandemic right now.

    I'm in the middle of reading the mentioned book (How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius) but haven't finished it yet.

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  7. Comment on What do you self host? in ~comp

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    When reading all these comments I really want get back into the self hosting game, this is so cool! But over the years I basically moved everything from self-hosted to 3rd party services except my...

    When reading all these comments I really want get back into the self hosting game, this is so cool! But over the years I basically moved everything from self-hosted to 3rd party services except my home-media stuff (plex) and a virtual server to still stay up to date to play around with things.

    I always ended up with some issues here and there, you have to keep an eye on security all the time if it's an endpoint you have available over the internet for everyone (in theory).

    I ended up with subscriptions to mailing-lists for Wordpress, Nextcloud, all GitHub notifications etc. to stay up to date. And of course, something went wrong and/or down when I was away or otherwise on vacation or on a longer trip. It might not be important when your Plex server goes down at home but when e-mail stops working while you're away for three weeks it really sucks.

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  8. Comment on How should I host my images? in ~tech

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    I think it heavily depends on your use-case. Just sharing images with a few friends? I wouldn't worry and set up an instagram-like tool, I would just use something like Dropbox/Google Drive and...

    I think it heavily depends on your use-case. Just sharing images with a few friends? I wouldn't worry and set up an instagram-like tool, I would just use something like Dropbox/Google Drive and share a link. You can also decide how long it'll stay online then. With Google Photos you can also share links to images or an album and they'll remove the location data on the fly.

    If it's for a blog, website or an online image gallery you want to share with the world, I'd look into tools like Pixelfed if you want to self-host these things. I guess there are also gallery-like apps for self-hosted solutions like Nextcloud and Owncloud.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Has DuckDuckGo recently started giving you significantly worse results? in ~tech

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    I found myself using the !g feature all the time lately to ultimately end up on google for each and every search query. I just changed my default search engine back to google. I noticed doing this...

    I found myself using the !g feature all the time lately to ultimately end up on google for each and every search query. I just changed my default search engine back to google. I noticed doing this for the last 4-6 weeks I think.

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  10. Comment on Why I don’t use a static site generator in ~comp

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    I think it's just still way easier managing everything within Wordpress itself. Like handling media files, attachments and so on. If it's just text, the Gitlab or GitHub editor would probably be...

    I think it's just still way easier managing everything within Wordpress itself. Like handling media files, attachments and so on. If it's just text, the Gitlab or GitHub editor would probably be enough.

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  11. Comment on Firefox has started enabling DNS-over-HTTPS by default for all US-based users in ~tech

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    I've been using nextdns.io for a while now, they also provide blocklists to block ad networks from serving traffic, kinda like pi-hole just as a hosted service. They have good tutorials on how to...

    I've been using nextdns.io for a while now, they also provide blocklists to block ad networks from serving traffic, kinda like pi-hole just as a hosted service. They have good tutorials on how to get started on any device, even down to the router level to protect your whole network, including DNS-over-HTTPS/TLS.

    It's kind of crazy how many requests are being blocked by nextdns for me, I enabled it for all my devices and alone the microsoft analytics service was blocked nearly 5000 times in the last 30 days. And I'm only using Microsoft To Do actively, I'm not aware of any other Microsoft app I'm using.

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  12. Comment on Changes coming to Netlify site URLs in ~tech

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    when GitHub made that they change they explained it a bit better imho

    when GitHub made that they change they explained it a bit better imho

    Session fixation and CSRF vulnerabilities resulting from a browser security issue
    sometimes referred to as “Related Domain Cookies”. Because Pages sites
    may include custom JavaScript and were hosted on github.com subdomains,
    it was possible to write (but not read) github.com domain cookies in
    way that could allow an attacker to deny access to github.com and/or fixate
    a user’s CSRF token.

    Phishing attacks relying on the presence of the “github.com” domain to
    create a false sense of trust in malicious websites. For instance, an
    attacker could set up a Pages site at “account-security.github.com” and ask
    that users input password, billing, or other sensitive information.

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  13. Comment on Ten of Europe’s most scenic train journeys in ~life

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    there's also this guy with lots of great things: The Man in Seat Sixty-One

    there's also this guy with lots of great things: The Man in Seat Sixty-One

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  14. Comment on Habits to build in 2020? in ~talk

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    could you go more into detail about the checklists? like what tools you're using, structure, how you deal with them and so on?

    could you go more into detail about the checklists? like what tools you're using, structure, how you deal with them and so on?

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  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I do a local time machine backup and have Arq backing up my data to Backblaze b2. My documents are all in my ~/Documents folder synced to a VPS using Syncthing so I can access the files on the go...

    I do a local time machine backup and have Arq backing up my data to Backblaze b2. My documents are all in my ~/Documents folder synced to a VPS using Syncthing so I can access the files on the go as well.

    Code and notes are stored in public and private GitHub repos, I do this for notes mostly so I can have them available on the go as well with WorkingCopy on iOS.

    I edit the files on my mac with nvUltra (beta). I switched from NValt to nvUltra and NValt wasn't capable of having a folder hierarchy so I prefix my notes with somewhat of a tag or category. But I mostly use the search functionality.

    I actually like my setup but somehow I'm tempted to switch to a hosted solution for my notes like google docs, notion, onenote or office 365. I don't want to take care of the management of things like Syncthing to keep things in sync but I also don't want to give up my files to a weird format like gdocs.

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  16. Comment on Tildylongstockings, what’s your morning routine? in ~talk

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    I put my alarm clock / phone on my desk so I have to get up to stop it, otherwise I'd probably hit the snooze button way too often. Then: When working from home / weekend: Get up at 5am, brush my...

    I put my alarm clock / phone on my desk so I have to get up to stop it, otherwise I'd probably hit the snooze button way too often. Then:

    When working from home / weekend: Get up at 5am, brush my teeth, go out for a run, shower, meditate for a few minutes (just started this a few days ago) and start with my work day.

    When going to the office: Get up at 5am, brush my teeth, take the train/car to work, walk a longer detour to actually get to work from the train station, meditate in the evening before bed.

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  17. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    still with fastmail until the end of the year, then I'll probably migrate over to mailbox.org. They're pro-privacy, start at 1 EUR per month and do support custom domains.

    still with fastmail until the end of the year, then I'll probably migrate over to mailbox.org. They're pro-privacy, start at 1 EUR per month and do support custom domains.

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  18. Comment on Google delays classic Hangouts transition for G Suite until 2020 in ~tech

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    I think it's text, audio and video. You can also invite guests without an account for a quick chat. Skype could be an alternative, not controlled by facebook but Microsoft.. :) They also have a...

    I think it's text, audio and video. You can also invite guests without an account for a quick chat. Skype could be an alternative, not controlled by facebook but Microsoft.. :) They also have a working web-app now.

  19. Comment on Wirecutter has selected TunnelBear and Mullvad as the best current VPN services, and written extensively about how they made this decision in ~tech

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    You might want to check out Wireguard on Android, it's super easy to do with Mullvad.

    You might want to check out Wireguard on Android, it's super easy to do with Mullvad.

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  20. Comment on How do you keep track of all the projects you're interested in? in ~tech

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    I'm not certain if that's what you mean with your question, but: I've given up, if they don't provide an easy way for me to subscribe to something I probably won't notice anything for a long time....

    I'm not certain if that's what you mean with your question, but:

    I've given up, if they don't provide an easy way for me to subscribe to something I probably won't notice anything for a long time.

    Otherwise, like you: I follow blogs/projects using RSS. I have an updates folder in my RSS reader where I put all these projects.

    I also use GitHub's watch feature to get e-mail notifications about new releases (this requires the app/script/whatever maker to use the releases feature of GitHub).

    A lot of open source projects also provide mailing lists you can subscribe to, not only for discussions but also just new releases (for example the Tor Browser bundle does that).

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