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Hi, welcome to my blog! πŸ‘‹ If you understand German, check out my German blog as well! πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

"Why I started microblogging"

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Bryan Sebesta shares his reasons for microblogging:

I often run across things that I’d like to share but don’t deserve their own post. Outside of Twitter, how do I share it? A microblog creates a space for that.. It becomes […] β€œa way for me to put everything I do online that is visually small β€” anything small enough not to require scrolling: quotes, links, images, audio files β€” in one place, and a place on my own site.”

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"OnePlus is preloading its phones with Facebook bloatware"

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It was probably a good decision to cancel my OnePlus Nord pre-order. Next to the display issues there are delivery delays and now there’s another problem too. As AndroidPolice reports (warning: this page contains a lot of tracking scripts, uBlock Origin showed me a “55” badge), OnePlus phones also get preloaded with Facebook bloatware (and probably spying software). Having Google services installed, at least the Play Store and stuff needed for that, is one thing, it’s the bitter pill if you want to have access to most apps.

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Reply to: A toot by Beko Pharm

@bekopharm Yeah, that shirt is really cool β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘ But I wouldn’t wear it myself, I am already asked far too often things that you can easily find on Google DuckDuckGo. πŸ˜…

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It was a nice evening yesterday with interesting discussions about different IndieWeb topics! I also used the writing hour to write some code for my custom CMS and it’s progressing well…

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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. πŸ€“

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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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