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This is a collection of links I stumbled across and found worth sharing. Also see the blogroll for links to blogs I regularly read.


Internet Archive Infrastructure

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I just watched a presentation by Jonah Edwards from the Internet Archive where he talks about the infrastructure behind it and answers questions.

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RSS by email

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Today I learned about RSS by email, a service that let’s you subscribe to RSS feeds by email.

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Quick Assist on Windows 10

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I just learned about a pre-installed tool on Windows 10 called “Quick Assist” (or “Remotehilfe” in German). It has basically the same features most people use from tools like TeamViewer or AnyDesk. It lets you view or control a remote computer to help your family with computer problems for example.

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GameSnacks

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I just learned about GameSnacks. GameSnacks is an experiment by Google’s Area 120, its “in-house incubator”.1

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HEY World

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People keep saying that blogging is dead. But there is still innovation in this area. For example, the email service HEY has launched a new blogging platform called “HEY World”.

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"On SEO"

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Scott Nesbit’s Weekly Musings are one of my favorite sources to follow. In Musing number 101 he writes about SEO, Search Engine Optimization.

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"The magic of fractal snowflakes"

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Henrique from Portugal is currently experiencing real snow for the first time in the Netherlands. Inspired by this he programmed a little tool to generate snowflake fractals using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Very cool idea!

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restic's prune is much faster now

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Remember how I told you about a pull request that speeds up the performance of restic’s prune command?

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ShortPixel API

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Until today, I used the Tinify API to compress images on my blog. About 250 images per month are free, after that it’s pretty cheap. (I never exceeded the free limit).

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Buy nothing

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The author of Set of Principles takes part in the “Buy Nothing Project”.

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