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From the early beginnings, I used MySQL and — later — MariaDB as my database of choice.

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Backing my Nextcloud-installation as a standard database, MariaDB is a versatile, accessible and renowned product. Anyway, over the years I began to play around with PostgreSQL for various reasons and finally decided do switch my Nextcloud’s database-backend to the elephant-branded ORDBMS. …

Some days ago, I had my thoughts on why Facebook won’t be „The Metaverse“. Now I made the break with the service after 17 years.

Within 17 years, a lot of changes in your life, and while exposing everything at an early stage was nearly a must, life progresses and so do we as humans — usually. During the last years, Facebook was rather a travel book for me, serving as a platform to set…

Speaking of digital sovereignty, Nextcloud is often mentioned as the possible tool of choice helping to achieve that. Now, the shadow casted by Gaia-X will make it possible to use European identity card for access, serving the public demand and run by Nextcloud.

Gaia-X Ideas — Graphic Courtesy of

Today, the company behind the worlds’ most deployed on-premises content collaboration platform has announced that it is going to support the European e-ID identity card authentication. The e-ID was developed on behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security, known to us Germans as „Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der…

While Ubuntu Linux is — besides Debian — the Linux-distribution of my choice, some packages could be more up-to-date.

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In this scenario given, my Ubuntu 20.04 doesn’t provide the latest PostgreSQL-version 14 which was released in late September. Working with v12 or v13 isn’t a real mud in the eye but the speed bump that comes with number 14 is quite impressive. …

Nextcloud 21 introduced the „High Performance Backend“ earlier this February. If you’re interested in optimizing the file handling performance in your instance, this tutorial might be the key you’ve been searching for!

Nextcloud Community — Photo Credits: Nextcloud

Since it first appeared on the stage in 2016, Nextcloud has evolved in many, many ways. While the „High Performance Backend“ was already a feature that supported larger installations for Nextcloud Talk, this eponymous role now takes care of aiming at larger installations and file handling in general. …

Some live in two different worlds and some manage to combine both to become even stronger — this counts for the new cooperation between Nextcloud and TrueNAS.

Nextcloud Hub — now one with TrueNAS — Photo Credits: Nextcloud

Nextcloud GmbH, the company behind the worlds’ most deployed on-premises content collaboration platform, and iXsystems inc., developers of the industry’s number one open storage platform, today announced an promising partnership with the goal to bring the full suite of Nextcloud Hub-features to TrueNAS.

Tens of thousands of TrueNAS-systems are already…

For many, many years, passwords were our keys to computer systems. Is it time for them to disappear now?

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Seen it from the perspective of IT-security, passwords were often something treated as an orphan: They were (and still are) mandatory, but an imposition to many users: Even today I often encounter the worst of the weak passwords, passwords written on a sheet of paper covered by the computer’s keyboard…

It has been a long run, but — among other things — your custom domain may now be used with!

iOS 15 is live now — and so are custom E-Mail-domains in iCloud — Photo Credits: Apple

I recently wrote about the possibility of officially using customized domain names for iCloud-based E-Mail-addresses. No forwarding with a „reply-to“-option that routes the mail back to your, for example, anymore, instead adding Apple’s mailserver to become your domain’s official MX-record: It was a tough run but in WWDC 2021’s…

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