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Commodities and Investments with Ledger

In previous post I introduced you to Ledger by showing you its basic functionality, how movements are tracked, and how to query it to extract useful information. I also mentioned how the potential of this software was much wider. Today it’s time to show you how to use it to track your investments. What is a commodity From an economic/financial point of view, the term commodity indicates a good whose value does not vary according to its source....

March 25, 2022 · 7 min · norangebit
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What are RSS feeds

This post might seem anachronistic to you. In the world of social networking and web apps still with RSS feeds? There’s no denying that RSS feeds have gone out of style, but unlike their more modern counterparts, they are standard, free and open. What is an RSS feed Simplifying as much as possible, an RSS feed is an XML file that, through a standard, computer-understandable format, allows you to track updates to a website....

February 18, 2022 · 5 min · norangebit
Passwords are not enough

2FA: Two-Factor Authentication

I already explained to you in a previous post how passwords have become a very important aspect of our digital lives. I told you how to build an effective password and how to use Bitwarden to store them without losing our minds. We should have solved the password problem for good, right? Right! Sorry to disappoint you, but there’s still one more step to take: enable two-factor authentication. What is two-factor authentication When we log in to a website we are authenticating ourselves on that site, meaning the site is trying to figure out if we really are who we say we are....

February 4, 2022 · 5 min · norangebit
Personal finance with Ledger

How much did I spend this month?

If you are used to paying everything by card you will surely have less difficulty in finding the answer to the title question. By now almost all banks allow you to automatically categorize your expenses and have a monthly statement. But do they allow you to customize the process? Can you change the category of an expense? Can you add new categories? Can you have categories and subcategories? If you use multiple banks how do you merge the data that comes from the various apps?...

January 21, 2022 · 12 min · norangebit
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Automatic backups with Borg, BorgBase and Vorta

In a previous post we saw what a backup is and why it is essential to perform it regularly. We also mentioned the existence of some software that allows you to facilitate and automate backup operations. So now it’s time to discover one of these software and understand how it works and how to make the most of it. Borg Borg is a free and open-source command-line tool that allows you to create de-duplicated backups and makes use of compression and encryption....

January 7, 2022 · 7 min · norangebit