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16th November 2022



  • New: Saving water.

    Here are some small things I'm doing to save some water each day:

    • Use the watering can or a bucket to gather the shower water until it's warm enough. I use this water to flush the toilet. It would be best if it were possible to fill up the toilet's deposit, but it's not easy.
    • Use a glass of water to wet the toothbrush and rinse my mouth instead of using running water.

Life Management

Task Management


  • New: Deal with big number of tasks.

    As the number of tasks increase, the views of your work packages starts becoming more cluttered. As you can't fold the hierarchy trees it's difficult to efficiently manage your backlog.

    I've tried setting up a work package type that is only used for the subtasks so that they are filtered out of the view, but then you don't know if they are parent tasks unless you use the details window. It's inconvenient but having to collapse the tasks every time it's more cumbersome. You'll also need to reserve the selected subtask type (in my case Task) for the subtasks.

  • New: Sorting work package views.

    They are sorted alphabetically, so the only way to sort them is by prepending a number. You can do 0. Today instead of Today. It's good to do big increments between numbers, so the next report could be 10. Backlog. That way if you later realize you want another report between Today and Backlog, you can use 5. New Report and not rename all the reports.

  • New: Pasting text into the descriptions.

    When I paste the content of the clipboard in the description, all new lines are removed (\n), the workaround is to paste it inside a code snippet.


  • New: Introduce Ombi.

    Ombi is a self-hosted web application that automatically gives your shared Jellyfin users the ability to request content by themselves! Ombi can be linked to multiple TV Show and Movie DVR tools to create a seamless end-to-end experience for your users.

    If Ombi is not for you, you may try Overseerr.


Pedal PC

  • New: Introduce Pedal PC.

    The Pedal PC idea gathers crazy projects that try to use the energy of your pedaling while you are working on your PC. The most interesting is PedalPC, but still crazy.

    Pedal-Power is another similar project, although it looks unmaintained.

Operating Systems



  • New: Introduce Aleph.

    Aleph is a tool for indexing large amounts of both documents (PDF, Word, HTML) and structured (CSV, XLS, SQL) data for easy browsing and search. It is built with investigative reporting as a primary use case. Aleph allows cross-referencing mentions of well-known entities (such as people and companies) against watchlists, e.g. from prior research or public datasets.


  • New: Searching documents.

    We use HTTP requests to talk to ElasticSearch. A HTTP request is made up of several components such as the URL to make the request to, HTTP verbs (GET, POST etc) and headers. In order to succinctly and consistently describe HTTP requests the ElasticSearch documentation uses cURL command line syntax. This is also the standard practice to describe requests made to ElasticSearch within the user community.

    An example HTTP request using CURL syntax looks like this:

    curl -XPOST "https://localhost:9200/_search" -d' { "query": { "match_all": {} }


  • New: Introduce VSCodium.

    VSCodium are binary releases of VS Code without MS branding/telemetry/licensing.


Android Tips

  • New: Extend the life of your battery.

    Research has shown that keeping your battery charged between 0% and 80% can make your battery's lifespan last 2x longer than when you use a full battery cycle from 0-100%.

    As a non root user you can install Accubattery (not in F-droid :( ) to get an alarm when the battery reaches 80% so that you can manually unplug it. Instead of leaving the mobile charge in the night and stay connected at 100% a lot of hours until you unplug, charge it throughout the day.


  • New: Introduce GrapheneOS.

    GrapheneOS is a private and secure mobile operating system with great functionality and usability. It starts from the strong baseline of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and takes great care to avoid increasing attack surface or hurting the strong security model. GrapheneOS makes substantial improvements to both privacy and security through many carefully designed features built to function against real adversaries. The project cares a lot about usability and app compatibility so those are taken into account for all of our features.




  • New: Installation instructions.

    First flash:

    Download the hex from the via website

    Try to flash it many times reseting the promicros.

    sudo avrdude -b 57600 -p m32u4 -P /dev/ttyACM0 -c avr109 -D -U flash:w:redox_rev1_base_via.hex

    Once the write has finished install via:

    Reboot the computer

    Launch it with via-nativia.