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Enable Chromecast support in web browser Chromium

Linux Mint has added the web browser Chromium to its repositories (according to their monthly news). Also, for LMDE the browser is already in the repositories of Debian but it’s not the newest version. Therefore, the developers of Linux Mint are building a Debian package as well. An installation is easy, the package is called…

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youtube-dl — because bans have always worked so well

Wow, the likeable lawyers of the even more likeable RIAA just had a great success — well done. They managed to ban the open-source software youtube-dl and various forks from GitHub. The only argument seems that that youtube-dl can bypass the rolling cipher of YouTube. This makes it possible to download videos and also the…

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How to watch the German Cup Final 2020 for free – Leverkusen vs Bayern

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the German Cup Final 2020 has been postponed to 4 July 2020. It will take place in Berlin as usual and will be broadcast live and free of charge by ARD or Das Erste. As long as you are in Germany, you can simply watch the German Cup Final 2020…

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Astral — calculate sunrise, sunset, moon phases, golden / blue hour with Python

Now that I have taken a closer look at astral, I really like it, I must say. So far, I have been able to get the data for sunrise and sunset online. But since the calculations with Astral hardly differ from the online results, I prefer an offline solution. I would like to emphasize again…

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WireGuard VPN Plugin for NetworkManager tested – works well

I have Manjaro on test computer and AUR is active. There are so many toys in there. I know that a graphical WireGuard VPN plugin for NetworkManager is in development and that’s why I was looking for it. If you have AUR enabled and search for wireguard, the WireGuard VPN plugin for NetworkManager will appear…

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NordVPN trial version — does it exist? Sort of … this is how it works

Nobody likes to buy things without known if they work. This is especially true for products that are designed to protect your privacy and keep you anonymous. Data is the new gold. Big companies and authorities try to collect as much as possible. You want to defend yourself against this. There are many options to…

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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS — Install and Setup on Raspberry Pi (+Desktop)

Canonical has officially certified Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa for the Raspberry Pi, I want to know more about it. Let’s install the Linux distribution on the Pi and see how well it works. First of all you need to know that Ubuntu 20.04 is only available for the Raspberry Pi versions 2, 3 and…

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curl: send messages from the Raspberry Pi (Linux) to Kodi

Getting notifications in case of an event is not really a big deal these days. Most people have smartphones and use them to get messages. There are also several ways you can have your Raspberry Pi send a message to your smartphone. This works very well via Python (Pushover / Apprise), Slack but also email.…

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Coronavirus — beware of malware — better make own update ticker #MonthOfMaking

Not a day goes by that I don’t get a newsletter with warnings about malware related to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the lung disease COVID-19, but everyone should be aware of that by now. Cybercriminals are taking advantage, and that too is well known. Especially coronavirus tickers with malware are on the rise. The…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Live ticker with Sense HAT #MonthOfMaking

Because of two current events this is my contribution to the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the #MonthOfMaking from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. If you can kill two birds with one stone, then you should do it, right? Since we are all doomed anyway, it’s better to publish the article as soon as possible. Soon nobody will…