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FreeBSD Cheat Sheet

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FreeBSD small daemon logo

This is a personal collection of items I took note of for later reference, after I recently picked up FreeBSD again.

May not be useful at all for anyone except myself and is kept here for personal reference mainly.

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Oscar Night

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Today, it’s Oscar Night. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony takes place in the honorable Dolby Theatre. Being a Cinenut ever since my dad took me to the local movie theatre for watching Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back when I was a young boy, this is a must watch for me.

I have seen most of the nominated movies and for the first time, I don’t really have clear favorites. Be it Dunkirk, The Shape Of Water, The Darkest Hour or Three Billboards… - they’re all exceptionally well made and the same is true for the other nominees. We’ll see how the Academy members decide…

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Diving into the D language

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I’m currently in curious mode, trying out some new things. After learning the basics of Rust a couple of months ago, I’m now back to a language I had first contact with many years ago - D.

Lots of progress has apparently been made in recent years and D presents itself as a complete language with high productivity value. At least, that’s what D apologets claim.


Creating a simple tab control in Jekyll

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A include-able fragment to build a simple tab control in a Jekyll page. Simple and flexible, can be adopted easily to other static page generators.

This is HTML/CSS/Javascript only, and should work for any static site generator with an include feature similar to Jekyll’s.

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Cygwin and ZSH - Delete, Home and End keys

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Under certain configurations, the Home, End and Delete keys will insert arbitrary characters (in most cases, the tilde symbol) when using the popular ZSH under Cygwin.

This is caused by a wrong or missing keyboard configuration and easy to fix by adding a few lines to the .zshrc.


Embedding YouTube videos in Jekyll

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Jekyll Logo

A include-able fragment that allows to embed youtube videos by video ID. The video will be sized properly to the available width using CSS only. No Javascript or other dependencies needed.

This is HTML/CSS only, should work for any static site generator with an include feature similar to Jekyll’s.

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Visiting Mahon

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Mahon / Menorca
Mahon / Menorca

Mahón is the capital city of the Menorca, the 2nd largest of the balearic islands, located in the mediterranean sea.

It’s a beautiful small town on the shore of one of the largest natural harbours in the world with a length of more than 3km.

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What we currently know about season 8

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Game of Thrones Season 7 has seen its final just ab it over two weeks ago, but fans are already talking a lot about season 8.

The premiere of season 8 is still at least one year away, but a lot is already known about the final season that will bring everthing to an end.

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The Light of the Seven

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Game of Thrones fans will instantly recognize this song. It is from the famous intro scene of the sixth season’s final episode The winds of Winter. The song’s name is Light of the Seven and its composer is Ramin Djawadi.

It’s popular among youtubers as material to cover and has been covered even by large orchestras. The song received much praise, even outside the Game Of Thrones continuum.

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The beauty of Sardinia

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The marina in Porto Cervo
The marina in Porto Cervo

I recently spent some time in the mediterranean, visiting places I’ve never been before in my life - the islands of Sardinia, which belongs to Italy, and the neighbouring French Corsica.

Even though the two islands are close neighbours, separated by the only 11 kilometers (a little under 7 miles) wide Strait of Bonifacio, they are very different…

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