jlelse's Blog

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2021-07


Published on in 💬 Micro

I really look forward to the final release of Gitea 1.15.0, which includes this pull-request. It adds the option to mirror to remote repositories, without the need to manually setup Git hooks, like I’ve done before.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

I wrote about Barinsta (formerly InstaGrabber) before. The creator has now received a cease and desist letter from Facebook. That’s probably the death for this project. Too bad, because maybe a few people were quite happy to use Instagram semi-privately through it. But the letter is just another hint to avoid Facebook services altogether.

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Follow websites without RSS using the XPath RSS-Bridge

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev

I currently use RSS-Bridge to follow Telegram channels and read new messages in Miniflux. RSS-Bridge is a really cool project that tries to provide RSS (or ATOM, JSON, HTML…) feeds for sites that don’t do that directly.

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More thoughts about VPN services

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

While watching YouTube videos, I’ve been noticing more paid mentions of NordVPN or other similar services lately.

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K-9 Mail's new design (not Holo anymore)

Published on in 📱 appydroid

Over three years after I mused about what it is like to still use a Holo Design app in 2018, the final version of K-9 Mail has now been released with a revamped user interface.

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Performance obsession

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

I’m a bit obsessed when it comes to the performance of my blog (and GoBlog). But I think I have already achieved a very good result.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

My blog has the function to open a random article (just go to jlelse.blog/random). But I also like to use it myself and it always amazes me what I find there. For example, what I thought and wrote four or five years ago. That was a time of many changes in my life, which probably shaped me a lot. I was searching a bit for meaning in life and my role in the world. Some things I see differently today, but some things I still see that way.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

One of the tech news sites I read has switched from Disqus to native WordPress comments. Where uBlock Origin used to block more than 15 items (unfortunately I don’t remember the exact number), now only 2 items are blocked. 👍 (also for not switching to “Comment on Twitter” instead)

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Todtnauer Wasserfälle

Published on in 💬 Micro

Some audio and visual impressions from today’s trip. 🏞️

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Privacy-friendly YouTube frontends

Published on in 🔗 Links

When I watch YouTube videos on my Android phone, I almost always use the NewPipe app. It offers a privacy-friendly experience, protects me from ads, and offers a few more options that you would only get with YouTube Premium (downloading video or audio, for example).

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