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Editorial General

The Phone Advantage

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Telephony of Everything

Smartphones and apps have been hyped for over a decade now. But sometimes, the smartphone is not the smartest thing to get an interaction done. A dedicated device or even a plain old phone may be better. Let us look at some advantages of telephones.

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Fun General

Toy store for grown-ups

Toys, games, handicraft and fun should not be limited to children, especially not in a society where creativity is important. I am therefore excited to announce that our small yet beautiful town of Stein am Rhein has a new toy store, focusing on grown-ups. The bigger sibling of the children’s toy store Wundernas, the new […]

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General How-to

DNSSEC: Beware during algorithm transitions

DNSSEC is cool. It easily adds security to probably the most important enabling protocol in today’s Internet: No web pages could be found, email delivered, or instant message received, without the Domain Name System (DNS). DNSSEC also enables DANE, a step forward for certificates for most applications. Sometimes you want to change a few settings. […]

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General Open Source

Open Education Day 2017: Open Source Solutions for Schools

/ch/open invites to the Open Education Day: Saturday, 29 April 2017 in Windisch. We present JSXC, an easy way to extend any web application into a communications hub, e.g. for learning applications.

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Editorial General How-to Open Source

Federated XMPP chat (and more) with Movim: A success story

There are many reasons to be unhappy with current social media sites and chat applications. For a long time, there was no viable alternative, especially not, if you wanted usability and integration. Now there is hope, with Movim.

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General

One Page CV Template

One-Page CVs are a common way of getting attention. Services like enhanCV.com allow you to create them online, even autofilling some information from your social network presences, if you want to. Using those online services is not always the best choice, as you might

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General

DNSSEC for .ch domains

This year, all owners of .ch domains need to switch from the DNS registry SWITCH to a new registrar. Getting an overview over these registrars is hard. Thankfully, Marc Wäckerlin has started the road to transparency with a price comparison of Swiss .ch domain registrars. Here, I extend his results with a survey of DNSSEC […]

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General How-to

School vacation calendar for Stein am Rhein

The two schools in Stein am Rhein, primary school Schanz and secondary school Hopfengarten, both publish their vacation calendars online. However, these calendars are written as formatted text and published as PDF. This post describes how you can import their calendars into your electronic calendar, such as Outlook or iCal. [This article is also available […]