jlelse’s Blog

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2019-08


Germany and Digitalization

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The last 3 days I was in Poland with a few other students from my company. We visited the beautiful Wrocław and also met with coworkers based there.

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RSS and the Hacker News frontpage

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I never thought being featured in a website that hits the Hacker News frontpage, results in so many pageviews. Thanks for sharing my blog, Kev!

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Why my blog has NO AMP version

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Two days ago, Owen Williams shared a story on Medium’s OneZero with the title “Google Is Tightening Its Grip on Your Website”. He tells that it seems like Google is trying to get more power over the web in a somewhat evil way by forcing sites to implement an AMP (“accelerated mobile pages”) version. When sites don’t implement it, they won’t appear in Chrome’s discover page or in the top search results.

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Too much news?

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I’m currently on vacation and spend less time than usual on things like news and blog articles. A result of this is my news reader is collecting more and more news articles, but too many to read them all.

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Nextcloud’s mission and principles

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In “The Nextcloud mission and principles”, Frank Karlitschek, CEO of Nextcloud describes the mission and principles of Nextcloud, the company behind the software with the same name.

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Bring your own WiFi

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I’m currently with my family on vacations and we have rented a holiday flat. The description of the flat includes “Free WiFi”, so I would assume there is a functioning WiFi. It may not be fast, but it should be working.

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Eight ways to reduce your digital carbon footprint

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Although the linked article is basically an ad for Firefox, there are two things I would like to highlight.

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telnet mapscii.me

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I heard of telnet already, but I never used it in some way. It’s one of the oldest internet standards. Now I discovered a cool project: mapscii.

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SCSS adventures

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I’m currently in the process of improving my sites Hugo theme. I removed features I never used and simplified unorganized HTML and CSS, to enable adding new features (like better support for IndieWeb things) later.

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Google Alternatives for More Privacy and Less Monopoly

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I hope I don’t have to explain why Google is bad, but just to give a few reasons to switch to alternatives: You’ll probably get better privacy because those alternatives collect less data about you, your data won’t get sold to advertisers or government organizations that easily and you help to prevent a monopoly. Sometimes alternatives are also just better than the Google product and don’t lock you in so much.

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