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

UNLOCKING A XIAOMI BOOTLOADER

2022-02-25

Unlocking a Bootloader of a Xiaomi phone is not a nice thing to do. In this blog post you won't get a step by step instruction to unlock a phone but you will get to know what you should prepare for while sacrificing your first born, your soul and your permission to live in oder to summon magical fairies for the successful unlock.

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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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