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How to get an RSS feed of your Mastodon bookmarks

Maybe you know this problem: You’re reading an interesting post on Mastodon, eventually containing a useful link or information, and you’d like to save it to come back to it later. Mastodon has a useful bookmark function with which you can save a post with just one click. Over time you accumulate bookmarks over bookmarks. However, what happens very...

Track the growth of your Zettelkasten with DEVONthink

If you’re running a Zettelkasten using DEVONthink, you can easily track its growth by using DEVONthink’s smart groupsꜛ. The cover image for this post was created with DALL·E 2. (Sourceꜛ) How to setup the smart group The only thing you have to do is to define smart groups, that filter your database for all notes created in a certain time interval....

Problems with large vaults in Obsidian

In the past few days I played a bit with Obsidianꜛ. Out of curiosity I wanted to see, how both the desktop and the mobile app would handle large vaults. For this, I exported roughly a third of my DEVONthinkꜛ database into an Obsidian vault, making up ~1200 markdown files and a large set of image files (~13 GB). I tested the desktop app on macOS (MacBook...

DEVONthink and privacy

One thing I really love about DEVONthink, alongside others, is its security and privacy measures regarding the synchronization of notes across different devices. Among a variety of cloud options such as Dropbox, iCloud, or CloudMe, and custom solutions via WebDAV or local sync stores, you can choose to sync via macOS’ Bonjour service, which pipes the...

Bio-image registration with Python

Which method works best for which registration problem? In this tutorial, we compare different methods for the registration of bio-images using Python. What is image registration? Image registration is the general problem of aligning two images, that are identical or at least very similar, but moved against each other. The goal of the registration...

Using VS Code as LaTeX editor

It doesn’t take much to convert Visual Studio Code into a powerful $\LaTeX$ editor. Here is how to enable the $\LaTeX$ support and which features are available. The cover image for this post was created with DALL·E 2 (Sourceꜛ) Enable $\LaTeX$ support It actually takes only two steps to enable $\LaTeX$ support in VS Code: If not already...

Moving a Mastodon account to another server

I recently moved my Mastodon account to a new serverꜛ, including all my followers. I was surprised, how easy and seamless it worked. Below is a how-to, summarizing the migration steps listed on the Mastodon help pagesꜛ. The cover image for this post was created with DALL·E 2 (Sourceꜛ). I additionally added the Mastodon logo to the clouds. How...

Some useful Mastodon links

This is a curated list of useful Mastodon links. Background image: a screenshot from fediverse.spaceꜛ. How to use Mastodon Mastodon quick start guideꜛ mastodon.helpꜛ A more extended guide to Mastodon by Noëlle Anthonyꜛ 10 quick Mastodon tipsꜛ Daniel Schuman’s Mastodon Wikiꜛ How the Fediverse works by @cassolotl@eldritch.cafeꜛ...

I’m on Mastodon

I’m on Mastodon now, you can find me there @pixeltracker@sigmoid.social. Unlike initially thought, Mastodon is not just a Twitter alternative, it’s a free and open-source social media platform of its very own kind. Here is how I got there. After deleting my Twitter account I thought, that’s it, no new social media account. I’m fine. Also ignore...

Embedding flickr photos on your Jekyll website

Of course you can keep the images that you embed on your Jekyll website in your website’s GitHub repository. However, in case you are a photography enthusiast and you’d like to use your website to showcase your photographs, you might reach a limitation by GitHub if you have a huge amount of images. At least that’s what I have experienced. In the past,...

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