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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.


Gemini

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Manuel Moreale puts my thoughts about Gemini into words:

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"Building A Self-Hosted Journal"

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In addition to Colin Walker and myself, Kev Quirk now seems to be using blogging software for journaling as well. Wordpress, self-hosted on his NAS.

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Organic Maps

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There is a new option for mobile offline maps: Organic Maps. This app is based on the source code of maps.me, before the acquisition last year.

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Blogging as a by-product

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Zan in his recent article with tips on blogging:

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Firefly III

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Some time ago, I tried keeping track of my subscriptions using a simple spreadsheet. But I still had no idea, how much I spent each month for various things not considered a subscription.

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rakyll/hey

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If you need a simple tool, that sends some load to your web application or site, you can use hey. You can also use it to measure the performance. It provides a nice overview of the distribution of response times and shows how many requests per second your app served.

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Did you know that Windows has 52 000 different family emoji combinations? See Emojipedia for more details on family emojis.

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"Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators"

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English is my second language. My mother language is German, in school I had Latin for a while (but was rather bad at it) and in university I had one semester of Spanish.

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URL Lengthener

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Some people come up with strange ideas when they are a bit too bored. Instead of URL shorteners (I wrote my own, btw.) they invent URL lengtheners. Probably of little practical use, but still a funny idea.

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OnionShare

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I currently have two technical topics that interest me a lot. One is SQLite, of which I am always surprised by its functionality and ease, and the other is Tor, which I find quite interesting because of its encryption and because I recently listened to Edward Snowden’s book β€œPermanent Record” as an audio book.

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