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2022

Ukraine, Energy, Inflation and Pay. That’s how we can summarise the whole year of 2022. Here are my wishes for 2023 for you.

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Apple TV 4K (2022) – good gaming console with missed opportunities
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Everybody is writing down about the latest Apple TV 4K 2022 model as a perfect premium box for streaming movies. Due to the upgraded main chip and (already) wide support for controllers, everybody is forgetting that this is quite a decent gaming box as well.

I purchased my Apple TV 4K (2021) with the idea, to get back to playing games on a big screen. I don’t have time for investing in game consoles anymore and, for occasional playing, Apple TV as a game console would be a good alternative.

Milestone reached - 40
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I survived!

I should be proud that I reached 40. Some people, some of my friends, will not be able to say that.

It doesn’t matter what’s in the past, we are here and now and we moving forward hoping to change the world for the better.

I reached half of my lifetime, or at least I hope so. I would be very grateful if in further 40 years my mind will still be here and I will be able to see how the world changed.

So far I learned a lot, and even more, I will learn in the future.

What I know already, at this age, I want to share with you.

Adding Mastodon discoverability by e-mail address
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Through the “interesting” days, when people started migrating into Mastodon, I found quite interesting toot from one of its users where he mention adding Mastodon discoverability for any domain using WebFinger Protocol.

I have been quite interested in how to implement this on my end, as I prefer people to discover me with my long-standing email address, rather than the newly created username on the selected mastodon server.

As my website is hosted on Netlify I decided to check if I can implement this. Here is how it goes.

Enough is enough. Bye Twitter.
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After reading today’s Guardian post about Twitter abruptly dissolves safety council moments before meeting followed by continuously growing hate speech on the platform I decided that I got enough.

Playing with password protected Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) files
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Recently, at work, we have faced an issue where we want to resurrect one of the old Excel files and we found out that, when a file on its own can be opened without any problem, some options, like Workbook Structure or individual Sheets been protected with a password.

The problem was that the person, who initially create the file, was no longer with the company and nobody knew what password was used. As we were able to open the file on its own, as it wasn’t protected, knowing about how XLSX files are constructed, I decided to use the brute method to remove restrictions.

Here’s how it goes…

Adding copyright information for images on Hugo based website
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As you are aware, when you create your post with images and publish them on your website, sooner or later they will appear on Google.

Your article will land in Search Results and images will be shown in Google Images.

Sometimes you are taking a lot of effort into your images and restricting their use by providing specific disclaimers or copyright information on your website.

The problem is that Google does not always know that and when you search for an image, that is sourced from your website, the image may be copyright restricted.

The user, who is searching through, will not know that as well and he may come into trouble. This may result in a fine that may need to be paid to the rightful owner.

A short story about life
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We are living in a world that feeds us and looks after us but also kills us.

The air that we breathe gives us life and the same air is killing us slowly.

We destroying our planet so it can destroy us much quicker.

We are like viruses and mother Earth is creating new things to kill us. It needs to kill us so we don’t kill her first.

The only thing you need to do is to try...
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Someone said, “the only thing you need to do is to try”.
What I would add from myself is to “put a whole heart” into your “try”.

From this perspective, you can achieve wonderful things, but there is one problem with it. You need to find the other end to give you this opportunity to “try”.

Installing Windows 11 in UTM on macOS and Apple Mac M1
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In a searching for Windows 11 designated to arm64 based processors, (like Apple M1 and newer) I found, on UUP Dump, a version Windows 11 arm64, which was marked as designed for Retail. I decided to try to install it in UTM on macOS and my MacBook Air with M1.

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