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Recently stumbled across umap, which is an alternative to Google Maps for creating and sharing your own maps with POIs and such. Works really well so far, and the feature set is fantastic! http://umap.openstreetmap.fr

 

Adding a German word list for standardized Bitcoin HD passphrases is more difficult than you'd think: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/721

 

"I very recently worked on the Edge team, and one of the reasons we decided to end EdgeHTML was because Google kept making changes to its sites that broke other browsers, and we couldn't keep up." https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18697824

 

Who controls Bitcoin Core? TL;DR: nobody. https://medium.com/@lopp/who-controls-bitcoin-core-c55c0af91b8a

 

This blog post for remote-work newbies also contains some useful tips for more experienced remoties: https://24ways.org/2018/thriving-as-a-remote-worker/

 

Had a bit of fun playing with the Mapbox API's static image generator today (creating my own static maps from recorded Strava activities). So I thought why not add a mini world map to my current location on https://sebastian.kip.pe. Totally worth it.

 
 

Apparently Baidu engineers have solved simultaneous translation from Chinese audio to English text: https://simultrans-demo.github.io/

 

In case you're unfamiliar with the awesomeness of KeePass as a personal password manager, and esp. with the fact that there exist many different UI applications for its password database format, my buddy Jorin wrote up a few words to clue you in: https://jorin.me/store-passwords-with-keepass/

 

First IPFS Berlin meetup on Oct 11: https://www.meetup.com/IPFS-Berlin/events/254816369

 

The Web Design Museum exhibits over 900 carefully selected and sorted web sites that show web design trends between the years 1995 and 2005: https://www.webdesignmuseum.org/

 

Turns out that good cycling fitness doesn't translate at all to running. Just wanted to get my heart pumping a bit, and now some of my thigh muscles are close to being non-functional, after not even 5km of slow jogging: https://www.strava.com/activities/1831523082

 

They finally changed the Thunderbird app icon to match the style of the Firefox icon again. Felt like ages with the two different styles.

 

Wait, WHAT? There's a pro Deutschland Tour again, and I didn't even know about it? http://inrng.com/2018/08/the-deutschland-tour-is-back/

 

Pierogi and pivo time!

 

Preparing the bike for a little Tour de SilΓ©sie over the next 5 days. Finally went full touring mode and got some TT bars as well as a frame bag.

 

There are more slaves today than ever before in human history. And ~600M people are vulnerable to becoming slaves. Ashes Ashes offers an intro to this situation in their latest podcast episode: https://ashesashes.org/blog/episode-36-slaves-to-progress-part-1

 
 

If you ever want to get out of Berlin for some quiet work time in nature, I can highly recommend CoCoNat. Having crowdfunded it years ago, I just came here for the first time yesterday, and it's already on the list for our next company retreat. http://coconat-space.com

 

If anyone in Berlin is interested in cycling the entire Berliner Mauerweg (~150km) this Sunday, you're welcome to join us! Easy pace. Heading out from Brewdog at 8am: https://www.strava.com/clubs/330026/group_events/366598

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