Extracting Messages from Signal Desktop

While Signal might be the best crypto messenger out there, it is terrible when it comes to simple convenience functions. Sometimes I want to export a chat to archive it or share it with someone who has lost parts of an important conversation due to a key change. But Signal doesn’t offer any official way to create a CSV or even a PDF export. On the other hand, Signal is Open Source , and it’s not very hard to find a way to roll your own export.
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Reading Time & Word Count in Hugo

Many Hugo templates include reading time or word count as metadata of blog posts. I think that’s pretty handy, and I always enjoy a little heads up - especially on long blog posts where this info helps me to decide if I read it now or save (read ‘kindle’) it for later. But what if your favorite template is missing reading time / word count? It’s pretty simple to add it yourself:
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Setting up IPv6 on a Web Server

This weekend, I finally came around to enabling IPv6 on my web server. In this post, I describe what I did to get everything up and running on a netcup vServer running CentOS 8, but this should be quite the same for other web hoster services. Motivation My ISP (like many others) primarily uses IPv6 for client IPs and offers IPv4 access via DS-Lite . On random occasions, the IPv4 gateway (DS-Lite NAT) isn’t available, and I can only access the part of the internet which is correctly configured for IPv6 traffic.
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Solid Color Background in Gnome 3

Gnome is notorious for reducing user options in the GUI to a minimum. So if you want to use a solid color background instead of a wallpaper, your only option using the UI is to select an image of whatever color you want your desktop background to be. As someone who does not like any distracting elements on the desktop, this feels tedious to me. Fortunately, the functionality is still in the code.
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