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Music Monday: Lily Allen

Lily Allen is an amazing pop artist that punches holes in societies chest when it comes to hipocrisy about gender roles, drug use, consumerism, taboos of sex life and a bunch of other important topics.

I’m simply in love with how nice and happy all her songs sound and how depressive the themes are when you pay attention to them.

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WebDesign: Scaling Images for the Viewport / Screen

When images are the content that drives your site and you want to display them as big as possible for your users, make sure to scale them appropriately. A lot of sites have images as THE content, like photography blogs or fashion and lifestyle blogs.

What I usually enjoy most is when a site doesn’t tell me how to view the images, but just makes use of the scroll in the browser, just have them in a long column. The challenge with that is that you need to scale images differently when viewed on a vertical device such as a tablet or smart phone.

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Antergos-keyring is unknown trust [solved]

When I wanted to update my Arch / Antergos mac book before travelling this morning I was greeted by the following unfriendly message:

error: antergos-keyring: signature from "Antergos Build Server (Automated Package Build System) <admin@antergos.org>" is unknown trust

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Golang and the Clipboard (mdclip)

I recently wrote a couple of lines of Go again, mainly to see if I could write a cross platform clone of a two line shell script in Go (which actually makes it like 69 lines, but whatever).

So I wrote mdclip to compile a file from markdown to HTML and put it in my clipboard (so I can paste it into my WordPress editor). Now you could scroll down to the comment box and go like

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Best (dark) Visual Studio Code Syntax Themes

If you’re curious to try out Visual Studio Code, but you’re still looking for the syntax theme that looks just perfect to you, have a look at this post, maybe I’ve come across the one you’ll love (because of course I need to catch try them all!).

Visual Studio code has piled up quite the respectable collection of syntax themes so far and some surprisingly good ones ship directly with the editor.

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How to keep Soft Line Wrap at Column width Visual Studio Code and MarkDown

I’m trying Visual Studio Code at the moment and it’s a fun and fast atom alternative. One of my early annoyances was that I could not figure out how to make my MarkDown files wrap at the desired column width.

The trick apparently is to define the following settings:

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Keep Humiliating Yourself (How to become better at X)

One of the most powerful advice I’ve ever received (read on a blog) regarding programming is to scratch your own itch. Some call it dogfooding, build something you need and use it. You’ll learn much more about what you did and how you were wrong.

Learning how you were wrong 5 minutes ago, 8 hours in a row, is a good lesson in humility. I’ve witnessed people turn very frustrated, angry, at the authors of a framework or everyone else or completely lose faith in their mental abilities when those lessons were particularly hard.

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Nautilus / Nemo: Missing Image Previews on Linux [SOLVED]

A default limit to image files like .jpg, .png and similar causes Gnome Desktops not to generate image previews for them on Linux. If an image is larger than 10 MB, no preview will be displayed, but the default image icon. Here’s how to fix it:

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Image Resizing with Gulp

Writing your own tools and scripts is always a very satisfying thing. You take something that used to take a long time and then you automate it.

JavaScript task runners like gulp are a great deal of help when automating tasks with the help of a large amount of community packages for almost every purpose.

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Adsense Alternative: Infolinks

If you’re looking for alternatives to Google Adsense, you’re not the only one. Luckily there are a couple of different services out there. Some of them are shady, some of them are extremely invasive of your users experience. I’ve tried out Infolinks, read more of my experience below!

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