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I'm Lukas Lotz, a passionate software developer. This is my blog.

MICROSOFT POWERTOYS

2020-03-13

This sounds a bit more naughty than it actually is. But here's a neat tool I did not know about but find to be very useful: Microsoft PowerTools.

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SANTAS HAT EQUALS SWASTIKA

2019-12-20

What kind of topic is that to post it here? Wait for it.

Currently there's a shirtstorm in the github repo of Microsoft's VS Code where a dude opened an issue claiming a santa's-hat-icon as offensive as a swastika. Because Christmas was responsible for jew genocide in his eyes, it's offensive for him to place a santa's hat icon in an open source code editor.

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USB CONDOM

2019-11-06

Have you ever charged your phone at a public USB port? If so, you might have got hacked. It's usual for scammers to infect public USB charging ports with malware.

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DELETE OLD ACCOUNTS

2019-10-23

Some days ago I received an email that someone logged into an old account of mine. The hoster obviously introduced 2FA, so i got a verification code.

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BUILD .NET CORE 3 APPS ON YOUR RASPI

2019-10-01

What is .Net Core?

.Net Core is a framework from Microsoft that runs on all of the common desktop platforms. They took all of the awesome stuff from .Net Framework and left out the bloaty and unnessecary parts.

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QUIT SMOKING, SAVE TIME

2019-09-04

Not only is smoking bad for your health and you waste a lot of money. You also waste a ton of time to care for your smoking habits.

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WRITE SMALL PROJECTS CLEAN

2019-08-23

Some days ago, when I tried to add features to this blog I wrote more than a year ago, I was confused with the code I found. I seperated the logic that does the data aggregation but in the "view" there was just a messed up php-html-mix and it was crappy to read and even crazier to edit.

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WORKFLOWY TO MANAGE ALL THE TASKS

2019-08-21

Workflowy is a tool I'm using for a long time now. Here and there I got distracted from using it but for all my personal projects workflowy finally came into play to keep track of my stuff.

Workflowy, basically, is a never ending list of tasks that you can append and manage.

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SCAM AND BLACKMAIL FROM N1GHTM4R3

2019-08-19

I received a mail some days ago that may make one really uncomfortable if you're not aware of the fact that this is just a decent scam attempt. Just to make it clear: I have nothing to do with the things I am accused of in this email and I understand that this is a serious topic.

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ENJOY UNCOMFORTABILITY

2019-07-04

NO PAIN - NO GAIN

This is not only valid for training in the gym. From time to time it's important to leave your comfort zone to get into latest technology, especially when you're employed at IT.

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