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How to set up a token to clone a private repository on GitHub

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It’s super easy to clone a repository from GitHub, you just clone the HTTP URL for the repository and you’re done. If you want to clone your private repository it gets a little more tricky, because you have to mess around with SSH. This can be fun, for a certain definition of fun. But typically, […]

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Note to self: do not buy Logitech keyboards with RF dongle again

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I brought a mechanical keyboard into the office. This lead to comments from co-workers. I saw the Logitech SilentTouch keyboard recommended by a Hacker News commenter, and I decided to buy the MK295 Silent Wireless Combo keyboard. When I started using it, at first sight it seemed fine. However I noticed that a couple of […]

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My new old stereo system with incredible sound: Philips FW332

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Recently I purchased a Philips FW332 mini system from 1996 second hand. It’s not a particularly great system; it’s a low quality set and was never really desirable. It’s not completely terrible either though. It has a CD-player, an FM/AM radio with digital tuning, and a dual tape deck. The remote can adjust the volume […]

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Python Conference NL 2023

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Today I attended the Python Conference NL in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It was super-well organised by Ordina. Thanks!! One of my colleagues was not able to make it to the conference. My colleague sent him this picture in our developer chat: Eagle-eyed as he was, he commented: oh I did not know […]

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CDs should come in a jewel case

CDs should come in a jewel case
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Today I finally picked up the new Chemical Brothers album “For That Beautiful Feeling”. I was a bit disappointed to see that it came in a very slim cardboard case. I do not like cardboard packaging. And especially the type the industry calls a ‘digisleeve’, the cardboard version without a tray for the disk, which […]

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Pop!_OS development and no 22.10 release

Pop!_OS development and no 22.10 release
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You probably know that Pop!_OS is the strangely named Ubuntu-based Linux distribution from System76, the company that sells mostly rebadged Clevo laptops tested & supported for Linux specifically. You might have read on your favorite Linux news site that there will be no Pop!_OS 22.10 because their team is ‘focusing their development time onto the […]