Fighting the Tinder++ Malware

People who search for love are more vulnerable than happy couples. Especially people wo lost their Tinder Account because Tinder has banned them. There is a malware out there which targets exactly this kind of people. If you search for “unban tinder” on Google and or YouTube you find many videos and sites which recommend the “Tinder++” App. Tinder++ aims to bring you free Tinder Gold and unban your Account. People on sites and videos which recommend the App talk that the Tinder ban is only per Device and they found a way to get around this ban.
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Benchmarking Go, Crystal, Python and JavaScript

Benford’s Law After watching a Netflix documentary about Benford’s Law (“connected” Season 1 Episode 4 “Digits”), I got really interested in it because it can help detect fraud in e.g. balance sheets. So I searched my favorite programming languages and detected that there is no npm Package for checking Benford’s Law. Sooo … Long story short: I created nearly identical libraries for doing a Benford’s Law check in JavaScript, Go and Crystal.
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Switching to Hugo

Moving to Hugo I started this blog as my first blog using a static website generator. Back then I used what everyone else was using: Jekyll. But Jekyll has it problems. I don’t use Ruby for anything else and the management of the dependencies / ruby versions / etc of my static blog was too much for me. I blog way more often in german on my other WordPress sites and one of the main reasons is that it is easier and Jekyll wasn’t as easy as I expected.
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Forget Bash, take Python!

I wrote bash scripts for several years now. You can find old bash scripts of mine on GitHub but most of them aren’t maintained anymore - and I have a reason for that. But before I give you my reasons for not using many bash scripts anymore, lets look at the benefits of bash: It super easy and you basically already can it if you write Linux / BSD commands There are frameworks out now which give you advanced features like testing It works out of the box on nearly every Linux / BSD system Okay - sounds good - so whats my problem?
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Gitea Auto Update Script

I’m a gitea user for a long time now. Gitea is a nice application to build your own light and fast version of git hosting services like GitHub or GitLab. Gitea has one problem thought. It doesn’t update automatically. A issue for that is open nearly 2 years: https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues/518#issuecomment-441742904 If there is one thing that I really hate, it is that a security sensible web application doesn’t update automatically. Because of that I have begun to write a update script for gitea before 4 months.
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