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Automatically load workspace when starting VSCode

Workspaces are a great feature in VSCode. But they have their issues. For instance starting VSCode in a folder will not automatically load the workspace file. This can be annoying if you have a workspace file in the folder and you want to open it directly.

Setting up highlighted notes in GitHub Markdown

Highlighting blockquotes in GitHub Markdown format

GitHub recently introduced an innovative feature for Markdown documents that allows users to highlight “Note”, “Warning”, and other notification blocks more effectively. An enhancement useful for developers who want to draw attention to important information in their documentation or discussions.

Twitter as imagined by DALL-E (disclaimer: the prompt might have been passive agressive)

Erasing ~2 decades of Twitter

A while back (about 15 months ago), I stopped using Twitter. At first, I thought I might delete my account, but then I realized that somewhere along the lines, Twitter has begun to enforce a “you have to have an account to watch this content” rule.

How to make browsers download a linked file

How to make browsers download a linked file

The download attribute for anchor (<a>) tags is a nifty feature that often flies under the radar but can significantly enhance the user experience on a website. This attribute, when added to an <a> tag, instructs the browser to download the resource linked by the anchor tag instead of navigating to it.

Carefully implemented forms

Reusable Gohugo Forms via Configuration

A while back (pre-COVID-19 era), I had the idea to create a GoHugo module that would allow me to create forms via configuration files. I also wanted to easily translate the form into different languages. I sketched out a solution but never got around to implementing it.

Firefox Developer Edition

Install and link Firefox Developer Edition on Ubuntu

Firefox Developer Edition is a specialized version of the Firefox browser, designed for developers and early adopters. It’s kind of a beta version, but with much more features. It comes with various tools, such as the Visual Editing, Debugging, an inspector that shows you details about the used CSS Grid, unused CSS and so on.

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Swapping swap

Short Interlude: The following problems and it’s solution seems to be an Ubuntu 22.04 issue, because that is when the new OOM service was introduced. Read on if your Ubuntu system closes applications when it seems to be overwhelmed by tasks and if it’s a 22.

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Ubuntu, EFI and Acer

A while ago I found myself in front of my little baby-notebooks screen telling me in no uncertain terms, that “No Bootable Device (was) found”. Hmm. Somehow I remembered that. I also remembered that it’s just a little renaming routine that would solve this annoying issue.

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