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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.


The Verge's executive editor left Twitter

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Yey, I’m not the only person who is happy to quit using Twitter. The Verge executive editor T.C. Sottek left Twitter as well.

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"The evolution of a Go programmer"

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I stumbled upon this GitHub repository and I think it’s pretty funny. Of course, once you get to know all of Go’s features, you’ll want to try them out. But with enough experience you end up with simple code again.

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From Java 8 to 16

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At work we are still using Java 8 for a project, but an upgrade will be needed in the future. To see what has changed, there is a list created by DΓ‘vid CsΓ‘kvΓ‘ri that lists all the new features of the language and JVM that happened between Java 8 and Java 16. And that are indeed quite a lot.

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"SQLite is not a toy database"

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I am a fan of SQLite. SQLite is brilliant, offers a lot of features, but is often underestimated. Also my blog uses SQLite, as well as my URL shortener.

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ClearURLs add-on

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A small recommendation on the side: Today I came across a quite useful add-on for Firefox (Google seems to have kicked it out of the Chrome Store recently), ClearURLs.

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extinction.fyi

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Doug Belshaw has a new side project: extinction.fyi. A site dedicated to climate change. For example, you learn that if you buy a Tesla with bitcoin, you cancel out the lifetime CO2 savings four times. Or that a battery-electric car needs only one-eightieth of the energy of a biofuel-powered combustion car.

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"How do onion services work?"

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I found this description that explains quite well how Onion Services (also called Hidden Services) work. I have to admit that Tor is an exciting thing.

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Telegram goes Clubhouse

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If I understand Cloubhouse and this Telegram announcement correctly, Telegram now has features like Cloubhouse, except Telegram is not an iPhone-exclusive app.

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"Improving large monorepo performance on GitHub"

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I always find it interesting to learn how well-known services work under the hood and what efforts are being done behind the scenes to solve performance or other productive issues.

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"The totalitarians of the attention economy"

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I mean. Fuck. Is that really what we’ve been reduced to? A set of eyeballs (or earballs??) to be squeezed until every last tear of attention is drained. The image of human batteries powering the simulation is barely a metaphor at this point.

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