jlelse’s Blog

Thoughts, stories and ideas

2019-12


Why you should remove Disqus from your site

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Marko Saric wrote down a few reasons, why you should remove Disqus from your website:

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Building a new Win 3.1 app in 2019

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Yeo Kheng Meng published an article about building a Slack client for the very ancient 16-bit Windows 3.1 (released in 1993) in 2019. It is very interesting to read about the challenges of developing for such an old system. To solve problems, one has to dig in books instead of doing a Google search or asking on Stack Overflow.

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More thoughts about ActivityPub support for this Hugo blog

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I plan to add a bit of ActivityPub to my blog to be able to interact with the fediverse, without the need to use Mastodon, Pleroma or my current microblog. Just my static Hugo blog with it’s dynamic Go-backend. Because I don’t want to implement everything from scratch - I haven’t yet added media support for MicroPub - I am in search for libraries that help implementing ActivityPub, or at least give me a starting point. I discovered the library activityserver, which is used by a tool called pherephone by write.as, maybe that can help me.

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My blog went viral and did just fine

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Yesterday, I posted a link to a tweet by DHH on my blog. It’s about “Google tax”. Companies nowadays have to buy ads to appear on top for searches for their brand name.

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A blog is not a commitment

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Like of: A blog is not a commitment

Yes! A blog is not a commitment! If you want to tell something, just do it. Even if that’s just one thing. Another thing may come to your mind, but it’s no problem when that’s years later. Just start a blog.

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Google is not a search engine, but an ad engine

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DHH, CTO of BaseCamp, tweets the following:

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The effect of @jack’s tweet

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I just noticed the following: Search on Twitter for IndieWeb and ActivityPub or take a look at the Google Trends for ActivityPub.

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My Thoughts about Meal Replacement Powders

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I have already written an article about the comparison of Huel and Myprotein Whole Fuel Blend. I find such meal replacement powders a very practical thing for several reasons:

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Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services

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BleepingComputer reports, that Google is blocking some Linux browsers (Konqueror, Falkon and Qutebrowser) from logging into it’s services, “because they may not be secure.”

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Mobile data

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I have around 36 hours left until the current period of my mobile data plan expires. Each period takes 28 days and I have 2 GB of mobile data and endless calls and text messages available, for which I pay 7,99€. With the start of the next period I have 3 GB each 28 days.

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