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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020: quick generator peek
« on: December 02, 2019, 12:59 PM »

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020: quick generator peek
« on: December 02, 2019, 12:32 PM »
Slant is not a reliable site to compare software. Try it yourself.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020: quick generator peek
« on: December 02, 2019, 11:06 AM »
Vivaldi is much more powerful these days, feature-wise.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020: quick generator peek
« on: December 02, 2019, 10:25 AM »
Most of those have equivalents on Chrome and Vivaldi AFAICS.

15 days left:

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Note that Parallels Desktop is a one-year subscription (which can, of course, be cancelled).

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020: quick generator peek
« on: December 02, 2019, 05:52 AM »
I can not do without those extensions I use regularly.

Which ones?

Chrome is very very slow for me.

Try Vivaldi.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020: quick generator peek
« on: December 01, 2019, 03:05 PM »
Same same, but different. Firefox with annoyance reducers is still Firefox. And Pale Moon has become a nightmare as well.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020: quick generator peek
« on: December 01, 2019, 05:02 AM »
I won’t do anything for Mozilla anymore, sorry.

Given all of the side channel attack issues

Get a better CPU! :D

The repository has been moved to my server:

While I was at it, I found a Markdown parser bug (?) in Fossil. Reporting ... :)

Living Room / Re: Migrating from Ymail to Gmail
« on: November 15, 2019, 08:55 PM »
Curious why?

After having moved on from Mozilla (which is SeaMonkey today) to Firefox, Thunderbird was the first e-mail client I used for more than a few weeks in a row. I essentially stopped using it shortly after I had started using GnuPG: Enigmail has never been stable enough. Also, Thunderbird is annoyingly slow to react, even on my current 2018 laptop. (I tried it a few weeks ago after a long time and I still don't like it.) Thunderbird suffers from most of the typical open-source problems, including a horrible user experience.

What would you recommend?  It seems like any email client should be able to do this.

Yes, it would, assuming a good IMAP support (which seems to be hard enough). Note that Google's shitty mail "service" sometimes tries to be smarter than the IMAP standard. Prepare for broken transfers if you really want to move there.

Still, one of the applications which should not be chosen by what comes first in Google is your e-mail client. (The others are your web browser and your word processor, at least in my opinion.) I think we can agree that web-based e-mail sucks from both a security perspective (you cannot safely encrypt e-mails in your web browser) and a user experience perspective. These are also the most important points in actual e-mail clients: Security and the user experience.

I have tried quite a few e-mail clients in my life, including Outlook Express, Pegasus Mail and Lotus Notes, the latter being not entirely bad, but probably too focused on collaborative networks, just like Outlook is. Seven years ago, I decided to look for a better e-mail client that won't crash anymore, and after a few tests, I bought a license for The Bat! which - accidentally - is what many DonationCoder users seem to prefer as well. It surely is a preferable application and the developers try their best to make it stay relevant. Note that every upgrade costs a (small) amount of money, so if you buy a license for 8.8.9 today which also covers 9.0 once it is released, it probably won't work for 10.0 anymore.

Alternatives which I also recommend:

  • Pandora Mail
    As the next version of The Bat!, 9.0, will get a slow, impractical and generally shitty ribbon interface (just like Outlook has), I decided to jump ship, giving Pandora Mail a ride. Its MDI interface is very different from what you might know if you have never used Eudora in your life, but it is remarkably good. There is a discussion thread about it on DC (which is where I learned about its existence) and a fan site, highlighting its nicest features and outlining the need for an e-mail client in 2019.

  • Claws Mail
    Think of it as a less shitty Thunderbird. Also, it is free to use.

Living Room / Re: Migrating from Ymail to Gmail
« on: November 15, 2019, 01:34 PM »
Is there a way to migrate from yahoo to gmail

Because Google Mail will never be what Yahoo Mail is today!

Email clients are great for this.  You can use an email client like Thunderbird like a file explorer/hub of sorts for multiple email accounts.

Yup, except that Thunderbird is not recommendable.

I've never heard of that. What does it do, besides being based on an unsupported framework?

I was informed that Automattic considers WordPress plugins to be derivative works of WordPress, so I would (technically) be required to release it under the GPL. As the GPL is an awful pile of shit, I'd rather not.

Thus, I will probably unpublish my WordPress plugins by the end of 2019. Grab them while they're still online.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Welcome to NANY 2020
« on: October 29, 2019, 01:58 PM »
I started a new project today which I will most likely finish this year. And I’ll post my Early 2019 projects again... ;)

I will have to make an all-new version for the all-new Thunderbird (which only supports the ridiculous web extension format now as well).
Is anyone interested or can I procrastinate it for a few more years?

According to screenshots and reports, The Bat! version 9 (currently at 9.0.0.x) is very slow, but the ribbons can be disabled everywhere but in the Compose windows.

Facebook link:

Yup, still happy about changing the client.

Living Room / Re: DC on Discord :O
« on: October 21, 2019, 12:15 PM »
Use the right tool for the right job. :Thmbsup:

Which is one that does not require me to run arbitrary JavaScript code on my computer.
Use the IRC.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / NANY 2020: quick generator peek
« on: October 09, 2019, 04:21 PM »
(One more software for this year before I resort to not finish the other two large utilities I had planned for 2020... I'll dump my other three tools which I had released before some time before New Year's Eve, as always. ;))

NANY 2020 Entry Information

Application Name quick generator peek
Version 1.0
Short Description Adds a toolbar button to display the current website's Generator meta tag (if possible) to your Chrome/Chromium/Vivaldi browser.
Supported OSes All which have Chrome or something.
Web Page
Download Link https://chrome.googl...ianlfcpjdjhacgljabjb
System Requirements
  • Chrome or Vivaldi or something.
Version History
  • 1.0: Works. Kind of.
Author hi.  8)


Some software, like certain HTML editors and weblog software like WordPress, adds an information to your site's source code that says which software was used to generate it. This Chrome extension will read this information and display it as a pop-up.

Planned Features
Nope. This is quick and dirty. There are more sophisticated add-ons which do everything beyond that.

See the website.


Using the Application
The extension will add a toolbar button. Use it.

Remove the extension from your browser. Done.

Known Issues
Websites without a generator tag will still have the toolbar button.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Welcome to NANY 2020
« on: October 09, 2019, 04:14 PM »
Still no NANY 2020 template!

Which is based on Python and WebKit - far from being "lightweight", sadly.

Coding Snacks / Reverse Geocoding in Go
« on: September 30, 2019, 05:20 AM »
From a project of mine:

I have a latitude and a longitude, e.g. from Google Maps or OSM, and I need a street name for that.

There is an API named Nominatim to solve this issue. Go code:

import (

// ...

type ReverseGeoCode struct {
    // <reversegeocode> mapping
    XMLName     xml.Name    `xml:"reversegeocode"`
    AdressParts AdressParts `xml:"addressparts"`

type AdressParts struct {
    // <adressparts> mapping
    XMLName      xml.Name   `xml:"addressparts"`
    HouseNumber  string     `xml:"house_number"`
    Road         string     `xml:"road"`
    Suburb       string     `xml:"suburb"`
    District     string     `xml:"city_district"`
    City         string     `xml:"city"`
    State        string     `xml:"state"`
    Postcode     string     `xml:"postcode"`
    Country      string     `xml:"country"`
    CountryCode  string     `xml:"country_code"`

func CheckError(err error) {
    if err != nil {

func GetXML(url string) ([]byte, error) {
    resp, err := http.Get(url)
    defer resp.Body.Close()

    if resp.StatusCode != http.StatusOK {
        return []byte{}, fmt.Errorf("Statusfehler: %v", resp.StatusCode)

    data, err := ioutil.ReadAll(resp.Body)

    return data, nil

func FindAddress(lat float32, lon float32) {
    url := fmt.Sprintf("", lat, lon)
    xmlBytes, err := GetXML(url)


    var xmlFile ReverseGeoCode
    xml.Unmarshal(xmlBytes, &xmlFile)

    adressData := xmlFile.AdressParts

    p1 := ""
    p2 := ""
    p3 := ""

    if adressData.Road != "" {
        p1 = fmt.Sprintf("%s %s, ", adressData.Road, adressData.HouseNumber)

    if adressData.District != "" {
        p2 = fmt.Sprintf("%s, ", adressData.District)

    if adressData.Postcode != "" {
        p3 = fmt.Sprintf("%s %s", adressData.Postcode, adressData.City)

    location := fmt.Sprintf("%s%s%s", p1, p2, p3)

    // location has something like "John Doe Street 123, Random District, 12345 Imaginary City" now.
    // Save it or whatever.

I moved the Emacs repository over to my server:

I'll update MELPA, the logpad package is currently dead as I deleted the original.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Welcome to NANY 2020
« on: September 27, 2019, 03:11 AM »
19 days after starting this thread, mouser finds out that this thread exists.  ;D

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - A whisky exposé for reddit
« on: September 13, 2019, 05:41 PM »
Moved the repo over to my server:

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