jlelse’s Blog

Thoughts, stories and ideas

2019-11


iPrivacy

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Matt Baer, the creator of the writing platform write.as, writes about Apple’s privacy focused marketing and how that doesn’t matter when your iPhone is full of apps like Facebook, Instagram or Google.

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Some thoughts about LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office

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I usually prefer using LibreOffice over Microsoft Office because it’s free / libre software and I can use it on Linux. However, while writing a seminar paper, I noticed one feature that LibreOffice Writer is missing and that made me use Microsoft Word for the paper: literature index.

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Please put dates ABOVE your posts

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To all fellow bloggers,

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Creating an Instagram archive on my website

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Yesterday, I wrote it’s time to stop using Facebook, and I wrote about how I’m still using Instagram and WhatsApp.

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Maybe it’s time to stop using Facebook

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I deleted my Facebook account back in 2017. If you still have an Facebook account, maybe think again if you really need it. There’s this site and Kev Quirk also wrote a list of reasons why using Facebook might be a bad idea.

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Codecademy was once a great source to learn new programming languages, but it seems in the last year, they started to push harder to increase revenue. After login you get presented a page to buy Pro access (and you need to find that small “Back” link), Pro banners everywhere and popular courses like the one to learn Python 3 are Pro-only anymore. Seems like I need to find another source to learn some Python basics for my seminar paper about Falcon.

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Mobile personal web server

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Aral Balkan is doing some cool things with his Small Technology Foundation. Recently he built a personal mobile web server using a Raspberry Pi Zero (+ an LTE modem) and his web server project Site.js. What really fascinates me, is that it just needs a 14500 Lithium-ion battery, but then it is able to operate from basically everywhere with an LTE connection. Imagine all the use cases.

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Series on jlelse.blog

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Like of: Adding Series Metadata to Posts

Like Jamie Tanna, I now added the series taxonomy (more on taxonomies in the Hugo documentation) to my blog. The first series is “Using Windows”. I plan to make more use of this feature in the future.

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I’m expanding my hugo-micropub endpoint all the time. My next planned features are:

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This is my first micro-post on my blog in the new micro section. I updated my theme to better handle posts with no titles. And: I added support for likes. (You’ll probably see some in the future.)

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