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V-Strom won't start? Try this.

– A few things to look at if your DL650 won't start.

Markdown Notes is going offline

– After 7 years, Markdown Notes will disappear from the internet. Here's why, and what to do if you are affected.

Flying in Turkey during Coronavirus

– Important notes about flying, getting tested for COVID-19 and HES codes if you travel to or from Turkey.

Why Docker for Mac is making your website slow

– My website was painfully slow in Docker on my OS X machine, but really fast in production. I found why.

Python 3 urllib examples

– How to do basic things with urllib in Python 3.

Why I disabled comments on my websites

– In early 2020, I disabled comments on every website I run. Here is how and why I did it.

How to open a file in Preview or Finder from the Terminal

– A simple, easy way to launch file with the default application from your Mac's Terminal.

Using a MasterCard in Central Asia

– To my surprise, MasterCard isn't accepted everywhere in Central Asia. Here's why you might want to carry a Visa card with you.

Driving in Azerbaijan

– The ins and outs of driving in Azerbaijan: the paperwork you need, the road conditions, how to find fuel and more.

Driving in Armenia

– An overview of driving in Armenia: road conditions, requirements, fuel quality and scenic routes.