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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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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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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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Bitcoin price tracker with Raspberry Pi, Sense Hat and Python

I love my Sense HAT. You can do so much with it — even build your own weather station. Now I thought about that you can also create a Bitcoin price tracker with it. Of course, it can also be used for other crypto currencies. It worked, but there were a few pitfalls. I would…