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

4 MONTH OF ANDROID WITHOUT GOOGLE

2021-11-08

This is an experience report from me using /e/OS as my main Phone for the last 4 month. I bought the cheapest device /e/OS supports (Gigaset GS290 for around 100€), installed the ROM via the installer and used the device as my daily driver.

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CLASHES OF PYTHON

2021-11-03

As already mentioned in my Advent of Code post, I casually like to do some Clashes of Code on codingame.com.

A Clash of Code is a 15 Minute coding challange that you have to solve, competing against other players in a language of your choice.

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CUPID SUMMARIZED

2021-06-28

CUPID does make sense in itself. It is a lot easier to learn and to understand than the SOLID Principles.

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CUPID - WHY EVERY SINGLE ELEMENT OF SOLID IS WRONG

2021-06-25

SOLID is THE standard that comes to my mind when it comes to Guidelines of Software Design and Architecture. In March 2021, Dan North, a pioneered Software Consultant, wrote a blogpost about SOLID and it's downsides while critically analyzing it.

I found this topic when listening to an episode of the .NET Rocks podcast.

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SILENT COMPUTER FAN CURVES

2021-05-17

I was researching for fan curve videos to take a look at how other people are adjusting their fans. I thought there are people that are fanatic about cooling their pc.

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TOP APPS TO BE PRODUCTIVE

2021-02-15

If you're reading this, you propably expect to get one or more tips for tools you didn't already know that make you more productive magically. In case you are a disciplined worker, you will be disappointed to read this article as the title was a little clickbaity.

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ADVENT OF CODE: MY EXPERIENCES

2020-12-22

There is a programming challenge called 'advent of code' where 2 programming tasks are released every day. I participated this year and here is what I learned.

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PRODUCTIVITY BY AUDIO INPUT

2020-11-15

During the home office times I recently figured out that my productivity correlates with the kind of music/acoustic environment I'm listening to, actively or just by background noise. I was looking for mechanical keyboard typing sound and played this in parallel to the music I'm usually listening during work.

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CUSTOMIZED ANDROID

2020-10-09

Sometimes standard stuff sucks hard. In this article I'm describing how I use Open Source apps to enhance my android experience without feeding the data sourcing google apps massively.

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UNDERSTANDING SOLID

2020-09-15

SOLID is a set of programming principles and rules to write clean, maintainable, testable and readable code. Tim Corey has created a free set of videos with practical examples about the SOLID principes.

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