Gytis Repečka

Data Engineer and Tech Geek from Lithuania 🇱🇹 Opensource Enthusiast 🤓 Gamer 🎮 Car Addict 🚘

Most Android phones comes with preinstalled apps: in decent Samsung Galaxy smartphones one will find Facebook, Netflix, Microsoft OneDrive and other apps which because of many reasons you might want to get rid of. Here is how to do it without need to root Android device.

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Progressive Web App or PWA is an excellent way enabling your website visitors adding an icon on their mobile device desktop for quick and easy access. In addition to other benefits, PWA offers native app-like experience while still being a website just with manifest like this added. But it's much more difficult to engage user to hit Add to home while visiting your website on regular browser than to ask him/her to install an app from Play Store. Let's look into how to convert PWA to full-blown Android app that can be distributed as APK or via regular app store.

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With dramatic rise of #data driven businesses and processes, I see there is a lot of misguided and misleading information spread around, which leads to bad tooling and even enterprise #architecture decisions afterwards.

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Simple things are good, plain websites are wonderfull. In this post I contemplate about current state of world wide web, my attitude towards content creation (blogging) and use words “lean” and “good” in one sentence (probably for the first time ever).

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Trying out ActivityPub mentions which are available since v0.12.0rc1.

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Even if you don't multiboot several operating systems it might be useful to show GRUB menu and give a little timeout to pick the right item.

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As I run a fork of WriteFreely, I constantly need to sync it to original (so called upstream) repository.

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On July 2nd WriteFreely v.0.10 was released with two little commits by me: Lithuanian translation and lessc installation fix for CentOS – so proud to be listed among contributors 😊 To celebrate it I'm posting quick guide how to update WriteFreely instance when building binary from source.

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WordPress content management system can successfully federate – there is a nice ActivityPub plugin. However, when running WordPress on Nginx server (as HTTP server, not only reverse proxy) there might be an issue – after setting up ActivityPub on auto.coffee I couldn't find @gytis@auto.coffee from my Mastodon instance.

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Remember legendary MK3 on 16-bit Sega Mega Drive (Genesis in US)? Use following cheats in start menu to enable extra options.

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