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How to Display Selected WordPress Posts in a Sidebar (no plugins or HTML)

To show a specific selection of your posts in the sidebar, contrary to what some top-ranking search results will tell you, you don’t need to install yet another spammy WP plugin or write any HTML. All you need is the standard Text widget. Here’s how to add your own “selected posts” section. Steps: Go to …

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Publishing your node service with DNS-SD/mDNS from an Alpine Linux docker container

Multicast DNS service discovery, aka. Zeroconf or Bonjour, is a useful means of making your node app (e.g. multiplayer game or IoT project) easily discoverable to clients on the same local network. The node_mdns module worked out-of-the-box on my Mac. Unfortunately things weren’t as straightforward on a node-alpine docker container running on Raspberry Pi Zero, …

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Lungs are example of redundancy in nature

Beyond DRY – Why Redundancy Makes Your Code More Robust and Less Fragile

Anti-Fragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a goldmine of practical ideas for software developers, despite it not being a software development book. Redundancy is one example of such an idea that is explored. Taleb explains how having some redundancy reduces fragility, and means we don’t need to predict the future so well. Think of food …

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