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Technology is transforming our lives. Sometimes for better or worse. Also, used correctly, it can help us to become more productive and therefore save us time we can spend relaxing.

An old 3.5" disc


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Productivity Technology

Software I use (2022 Edition)

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2022-08-05

I am a so-called ‘digital native’, meaning that I was growing up with computers my whole life. When I was a child, I learned coding, build my own computers since I was a teenager, worked basically my whole life with them and even use them to relax after the…

Voxel graphic showing a room with TV


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Technology

The future of 3D

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2022-07-15

A couple of days ago, I stumbled over a tweet by Andrew Price (@andrewpprice), an artist, youtuber and CEO of Poliigon, a company that offers 3D assets. He was talking about the “The big forces shaping the next decade of 3D”. It took a while, but eventually I started…

Scrabble Stones laying out the word "password"


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Technology

Finding a good password

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2022-06-24

So last week I wrote about the best password manager I know and said, that you basically have to remember one last password. Naturally, this should be very very good, but how can you remember complicated passwords? A couple of years ago, I read somewhere a very nice trick…

Screenshot of the TimeRide Cologne Website


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Technology

Going back in time with VR and TimeRide Cologne

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2022-05-27

So today, I was in the lucky position to test-ride a service called TimeRide Cologne. The company promises you a thrilling journey through time and in my case a view of Cologne in 1926. The ride is in VR, but the experience was much more than that.

How it all…

An elephant is playing with paper planes and trumpets are playing in the clouds. The Mastodon logo is in the centre of the image.


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Technology

Mastodon – A Twitter alternative

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2022-05-20

So a couple of weeks ago, I wrote that Elon Musk is about to buy Twitter and that I will look for an alternative. Although it seems the buy is on hold at the moment, nobody knows what will happen. I am using a new service for a couple…

Screensot of the VR app Baalbek Reborn: Temples


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Academia Archaeology Technology

Review: Baalbek Reborn: Temples

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2021-12-10

The “virtual tourism company” Flyover Zone published a (for now) free VR application called Baalbek Reborn: Temples. As a Near Eastern archaeologist and VR enthusiast, I naturally had to try it out. I did and have to say, that although it looks quiet nice, I am underwhelmed. Let’s try…

Image of an RTI Dome


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Academia Technology

RTI Dome. A new business?

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2021-11-26

Since 2018, I am building what is called a RTI Dome. Well it is more of a family business to be honest and my retired father is doing most of the work, but we started building two domes for fun and have now sold another one. The building is…

Screenshot from the website Notion


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Organise your classes with Notion!

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2021-06-04

So last time we started to organise our students with Notion in a very simple, but effective way. Today we want to go one step further and create a publicly available class website. In other words: We want to organise our classes with Notion. On it, you can put…

A smartphone displaying the Facebook Login Page and some Scribble tokens forming the words "Social Media"


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Personal Productivity Technology

Why I quit Facebook

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2021-04-16

A couple of weeks ago, I quit Facebook, after I was part of it for over.. phew I don’t know anymore! Probably for over ten years. Facebook was one of my websites that I visited daily. I wouldn’t say that I obsessed about it, but I did check it…

Screenshot of the Atom website


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A plug-in for Atom that is simply perfect

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2020-11-16

The software Atom is a “hackable text editor for the 21st century”, as the developers describe the app themselves. Atom can be used as a collaborative text editor and has a Git and GitHub integration. Also, it is simply a damn-good coding software. I use Atom to code in…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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