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lukas blogging

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

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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UNITY 3D LIVE CODING AND PLAYING

2019-07-03

Recently, while idling around on twitch, I found a guy who does live coding for a unity 3d game. Not only that you can watch him code, you can play WHILE he's coding.

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MY PERSONAL KANBAN

2019-06-21

Recently I was searching for a Kanban board to manage my daily tasks inside the company. As the company has a focus on security, I am not allowed to use online tools like trello or so and to be honest, I really wouldn't want to give that data away.

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DARKNET DIARIES

2019-06-05

I recently listened to an episode of the syntax podcast about React. They had nice hints and explinations about the topic but what was most important; in that episode they gave a hint to a really interesting podcast, other than the tech podcasts I'm used to: Darknet Diaries.

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LINQPAD

2019-05-10

Do you know that issue, when a program could do a small job pretty quickly and you setup a new C# Project in Visual Studio, hack some stuff in, run it and never touch that project again?

Then LINQPad is the right thing for you! You can run C# Code without setting up a whole project and get your results in a sexy textbox. Check it out, it's absolutely worth it!

Edit: I really don't know why every recommendation I write sounds like an advertisement.

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RAINMETER

2019-04-25

I was browsing through /r/battlestations when I found some awesome system statistics display on someones desktop. It turned out to be Rainmeter.

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STAYING UP TO DATE

2019-04-14

It's hard for IT guys to stay up to date because everything moves pretty fast. Having kids and a lot to do around the house makes this even harder than just searching for motivation when being bored.

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READABLE CODE

2019-03-03

I recently opened a project and realized it was a pleasure maintaining this project and understanding the code because there were meaningful variable names, easy code structures and comments on the right stuff (admittedly that comment thing needs to be refactored). That was my first experience of this kind because I created the project after reading the Book 'Clean Code' from Robert C.

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