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Patreon CEO shares his most epic failures

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Jack Conte, CEO of Patreon, talks about failures. Instead of focusing only on the one thing that is eventually successful, he talks about all his failures. About music videos, on which he spent half his fortune, but which were then unsuccessful and how he kept on trying and trying and trying. A really worth seeing talk. Thank you, Nils, for sharing this video on your blog!

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Reply to: A question by a reader

Answer to a comment by a reader on my last post: I know that there’s an active modding community for the Xiaomi Mi A1. However, I don’t want to use any custom ROM as long as possible, because it usually makes using banking apps etc. a lot harder and I don’t have any alternative to them. And Android 9 is still recent enough that all apps (I need) work fine. I used LineageOS on my Moto G 3rd Gen.

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I cancelled my 1+ Nord pre-order

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Shortly after the official announcement I pre-ordered the 12 GB version of OnePlus Nord on Amazon for 499€ minus 30€ Prime discount. It should have been shipped tomorrow and arrived at my place on Wednesday. However, I cancelled the pre-order today after I came across an article about display problems with this and other OnePlus devices (this is apparently not a rare problem with 1+). And to be honest, I don’t really need the new device yet.

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My July '20 in Review

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Translations: Deutsch

Meanwhile the seventh month of this year is over and so here is my monthly review of July 2020.

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This day is successful: I created a recursive SQL CTE in SQLite even before noon. 🤓

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Handle HTML forms through email with MailyGo

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It’s nice to see when people fork, modify and actually use your open source projects. Like Emanuel Pina does. He has forked my project MailyGo, which enables receiving form submissions on static sites and sends them via e-mail. He added some nice features (which I will definitely take inspiration from and add some back to the upstream project!). By looking at his code I also found out that Scaleway has a managed container registry service, which might be a viable alternative to Quay.

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It was a nice HWC on Wednesday. (I already wanted to post this photo yesterday, but had to repair my Micropub media endpoint first…)

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Today I will participate again at the HWC Europe/London (remotely, but this time with a webcam). I am looking forward to some nice discussions. Until then I’m going to program a little bit on my own CMS.

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Writing my own CMS in Golang?

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After trying to write my own static site generator as an experiment, I now started to write my own CMS. Written in Go, SQLite as database (SQLite is awesome!) and focused on performance and simplicity. Currently I’m using Hugo with a number of dynamic additional services (for Micropub, Webmentions, ActivityPub, …), so it’s almost questionable why I use a static page generator at all. If I use my own lightweight and high-performance CMS, I could save myself all this extra stuff or at least reduce it in complexity.

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"7 myths Apple is using to justify their 30% tax on apps"

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Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram, published a blog post with “7 myths Apple is using to justify their 30% tax on apps”. He explains quite well why Apple’s practices are not fair and disproves many arguments that you can regularly read from Apple fans on Hacker News or in comments on tech news sites.

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