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Weekly Update #018

And we survived another week. As you can see, my site has a new design. More about this in the weekly Update #018.

Let’s start with the most obvious thing: the new website design. With the new design, a dark mode has arrived that adapts to the design of your device. If you have activated a dark system design, the website is displayed in the dark mode, if you have activated a light design, the website is displayed in the standard light design.

In addition to dark mode, I left the Visual Composer and switched to the Gutenberg editor integrated in WordPress. The pages look a bit rustic, but that will change in the coming weeks.

When creating the new design, search engine optimization and loading time optimization were important to me, so my website is now even more optimized and of course faster.

In terms of content, I also kept a diet, because there is now less irrelevant content and more relevant content on the site. The blog is prominently displayed on the home page, with the most important pages in the navigation.

In the last weekly update (#017) I wrote that I would give up my server and move to I have to correct that at this point: I will stick to my own server.

There is also a reason for this: I originally wanted to move to because the provider offers Exchange ActiveSync and I’m a big fan of it. But I have now decided to work with the “Plesk Premium Mail” solution, because in the end it is cheaper, including the server and domains.

However, this will not remain permanent either, because I plan to set up my own mail server with an open source (and free) alternative to “Plesk Premium Mail”. Maybe there will be a tutorial about this on my blog in the future.

What I also managed to do this week is to finally change my password manager. Enpass is still my favorite password manager, but it no longer supports some functions that it once supported. I wanted a password manager that supports “Local Sync”, ie the synchronization of the database over WIFI without leaving my own network.

That’s how it turned out to be KeePass. The password manager is a well-documented and open source based, free and universal companion, because there are countless applications for the password manager database for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, your own web server and and and.

However, I do not recommend anyone to change their password manager, as each single entry has to be transferred individually. In my case, I was able to muck out which entries were obsolete, so I was able to go down from over 100 accounts to just 65.

That’s it for this relatively tech-fixated weekly update. Have a nice weekend, stay healthy and damn it stay at home!

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