jlelse’s Blog

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2019-12


Go and Java

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While I need to use Java for university projects (currently that are one Spring and one Java EE project) and work, I use Go on some personal projects (Hugo backend and KISSS). While I’m getting more familiar with Go (I do Java for many years), I also experience cases where I actually miss language features from Java. Oh and it’s not generics, I’m currently (still) fine without generics.

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Webmention update

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I’m now receiving webmentions myself and also show them as “interactions” on this blog.

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In the Beginning was the Website

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Like of: An article by Desmond Rivet

I think Desmond Rivet wrote a very, very good explanation about the IndieWeb. Here are my favorite pieces from this article:

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Joining Codeberg

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I just joined the Codeberg e.V. as an active member.

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Review: Eastpak Provider

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In October I bought myself a new backpack after my old backpack, which I used every day, suddenly fell apart and I needed a replacement. Now, finally, I can write down a few more thoughts about this backpack, the black version of the Eastpak Provider:

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No more YouTube

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To fight my laziness and procrastination, I just unsubscribed from all YouTube channels and deactivated the app on my phone.

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My problem with email logins

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There are some online services that use email login. This means that instead of a combination of user name and password, only the email address is entered and a login link is sent to it. Basically, this is a good option to increase security a bit. The service only needs to store a list of email addresses instead of the corresponding password (hopefully encrypted and hashed) for each user.

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A Medium Dilemma

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Reply to: "A Medium Dilemma" by Ben Werdmüller

I wrote something similar about Medium back in July to what Ben Werdmüller writes now. Medium isn’t doing something bad, it’s just that they changed directions over the last years. From being a platform, where anyone can write anything and anyone can read anything for free, it’s now something like a paid magazine anyone can contribute too (and earn some money from it).

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Spotify: Wrapped 2019

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The end of the year is coming and so came a mail from Spotify telling me about my musical year in review. I didn’t use the same Spotify account the whole year, but needed to create a new account somewhere around summer because the student discount (5€ instead of 10€ per month for Premium) expired after some years, although I’m still a student.

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Google AMP Can Go To Hell

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This article is from 2018, but it’s so true! It contains a lot of good reasons why Google AMP is bad for the health of the web. To do my part, I don’t implement AMP for my sites.

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